People and Mission

 

Our greatest strength at Ashburn is our people. There is a bond of unity and love in this congregation that holds us together.  Our mission, to "Follow Christ and serve God's world," is accomplished through the Spirit of God working in the lives of all who call Ashburn their church home. 

We believe that Christ can be discovered right here among us in dynamic worship, inquisitive learning which takes place seven days a week in our church and school, and in the richness of the spiritual and theological gifts of the Lutheran tradition.

This is not to say that we are all alike.  A mere glance at the variety of people who come forward for communion each week will tell you that we are a very diverse congregation from many walks of life.  While this congregation of one hundred fifty plus people does not subscribe to the same perspective on every social, theological or political issue, we are of one heart in pursuing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

 

Mission

A heartbeat away from our desire for worship is our need to learn. In the community of Ashburn we offer educational experiences for every age, every need and every schedule. Bible studies are encouraged for every group who meets. Sunday morning we offer Biblically based Adult Forums on various timely topic and Bible study for each group that meets. We have wonderful camps available for retreats and seminars. It is the responsibility of the Board of Christian Education to oversee this important program.

Each year several inter-generational events are highlighted where all ages from the congregation come together to share and learn. We have many caring and committed teachers/leaders who are eager to share God's love and their own.

What Do Lutherans Believe?

We believe 
  • We are saved by the grace of God alone—not by anything we do;
  • Our salvation is through faith alone—a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation; and
  • The Bible is the norm for faith and life—the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.
Further doctrine or beliefs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (ELCA), the greater denomination to which we belong, is explained in the responses to the following essential questions about Christianity and Lutheranism as posted online.



Leadership

CHURCH COUNCIL

President
Todd Enderle

Past President
Larry Symanski

Secretary
Amy Luckett

Treasurer
Charlie Ryan

Members-at-Large
Bob Goebel | Kyle Symanski 

Property Chairperson

Judy Goebel

FINANCE TEAM

Steven Bendas

Tom Daily

Todd Enderle

Charlie Ryan