Q: What is being “Lutheran”?
A: Holy Cross accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized by three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
- Sola Gratia (Grace alone) — God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love.
- Sola Fide (Faith alone) — By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
- Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) — The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Q: What does “Synod” mean?
A: The word “Synod” in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) comes from Greek words that mean “walking together.” The term has rich meaning in our church body, because congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod. Though diverse in their service, our congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.
- LCMS congregations are confessional. Our congregations believe the Lutheran Confessions are a correct interpretation and presentation of biblical doctrine.
- Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were transcribed and shared broadly by church leaders during the 16th century. Luther’s Small Catechism contains essential summaries of our beliefs, while the Augsburg Confession gives more detail about what Lutherans believe.
- Learn more | LCMS Belief and Practice
Q: Can my child attend Holy Cross School if I am not a member or “Lutheran”?
A: Yes. Holy Cross is committed to providing a Christian education to all those in need.
Q: What is a “parochial” school?
A: Parochial derives from the Latin word for parish. Since our beginning, Holy Cross has made it a priority to provide a Christian education to all those in need. And today, we financial support the school with mission dollars provided by the gifts and tithes from our members and community donations. This makes it possible to lower the cost of tuition for all students.
Q: Is there financial assistance available?
A: Yes. There are several forms of financial assistance.
- Financial Aid
- Tuition Assistance
- Free and Reduced Lunch Program Guidelines
Q: What does “Membership” mean?
A: Joining Holy Cross means you will be joining together to support the work of the church, providing instruction in the Christian faith, doing evangelism and mission work at home and abroad.
Q: How do I become a member of Holy Cross or transfer a membership?
A: Contact the Pastor or Office about new member classes and transfers.