ABOUT THE NALC
"So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied." Acts 9:31
St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill is a proud member of the North American Lutheran Church. The NALC was formed 2010 at a Convocation and organized by the church reform movement Lutheran CORE and their efforts to reform the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. St. Matthew Lutheran has been a member since June 2012.
North American Lutheran Church
The NALC is a fast-growing, Christian church in the Lutheran tradition, uniting Lutherans in congregations across North America. The NALC embodies the theological center of Lutheranism in North America and stands firmly within the global Lutheran mainstream.
We are a church family committed to the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. In keeping with the Lutheran Confessions, we believe all doctrines should and must be judged by the teaching of Scripture.
The NALC has embraced four core values which shape our common life: Christ Centered, Mission Driven, Traditionally Grounded, and Congregationally Focused. We are a church centered on the unique Gospel of Jesus Christ, animated by missions and evangelism, grounded in the 2,000-year tradition of Christian faith, and organized chiefly to serve our congregations.
North American Lutheran Seminary
Confessional. Orthodox. Evangelical. Lutheran.
You might not expect to find a Lutheran seminary in the hills of western Pennsylvania, yet here we are. We are the seminary of the North American Lutheran Church, housed at Trinity School for Ministry, and we strive to provide our students with an education that is at once shaped by Christian tradition and bound by the Holy Scriptures—and that won't put you thousands of dollars in debt.
SEEKING REFORM NOT DIVISION
In the 16th century, Martin Luther made the case that the Roman Catholic Church was moving away from the Gospel by promoting that forgiveness partially comes from good works. Luther's goal was to have the Roman Catholic Church reform their teachings in order to proclaim God's Word, but the Roman Catholic Church insisted that church members must submit to the authority of the Pope or be excommunicated. Although, Luther wanted reform, he also knew that God's will is to promote unity among the Christian Church.