Eternal Love hangs all of its beliefs and teachings on these three main tenets of faith:
- We are saved by God's grace alone.
- We are saved through faith alone.
- What we believe is from the Bible alone.
Every Sunday, we offer unique worship experience using a variety of formats. The result is a meaningful, thoughtful service built around a theme examined in the light of scripture.
On the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month, the words we sing are supported by keys and occasional vocalists, soloists, students or guest musicians. These services also include communion.
For the 2nd Sunday of the month, our house band, Eternal Praise, uses a modern instrumental ensemble including sax, trumpet, clarinet, flute, keyboards, guitar, drums and 4-part vocals. Musical stylings include classic Christian contemporary, modern hymn arrangements, psalms set to music and modern Christian music.
For the 4th Sunday of the month, our other house band, Cross Rhythms, uses a more contemporary (rock/pop) instrumentation of drums, guitar, bass and keys along with a lead vocal. Musical stylings include current day Christian music, upbeat hymns and dynamic praise pieces.
All our musicians are members/friends of Eternal Love, that give willingly of their time and talents. We strive to include students with relevant skills in service to the Lord. We strive to make worship about our King and not about ourselves.
We provide all worship material in two forms:
- projected on the wall
- printed bulletins
Children are important to us, so normally we have "quiet bags" of activity items (NOTE: these have currently been suspended due to Covid). They also receive a special bulletin crafted completely for young children to draw, color, crossword or word find their way to a quiet service as well as a scriptural nugget.
During Covid, we've made a few changes to our normal way of coming together to worship. We ask that you please pick up your printed materials as they are placed on the tables in the entryway for you. We ask that if you've brought an offering, you place it in the plates located just inside the chapel doors as you enter or leave the chapel. We ask that you leave a record of your visit with us by filling out our online connection card. We strive for an approach that trusts God while respecting individual concerns. We review relevant scientific sources and observe applicable government mandates respecting those whom our God has put in authority.
We strive to meet and greet everyone who enters ours doors. Test us and see. Come experience a simple love and friendship that can truly last forever . . . an Eternal Love!
We exist to Glorify God, Grow in His word, and Go into the world with the message of His eternal love.
Eternal Love strives to be a warm and friendly congregation united upon and dedicated to our mission.
Faithfulness to the Word and Sacraments
In all we do as a gathering of believers we follow the Word of God. As we share God’s eternal love, we prize the proper use of his sacraments among us, offering baptism to all and celebrating holy communion regularly in Jesus’ name and for the forgiveness of sins. “Continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of . . .” (2 Timothy 3:14a).
Preaching & Worship
We affirm the centrality of the Word and Sacraments in our preaching and worship. As we share the message of His eternal love, we strive to communicate it and celebrate it with energy and variety. “Worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4.24).
We model God’s eternal love as we build and nurture personal, caring relationships in gathering for fellowship and service. “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God (1 John 4:1).
Following the Great Commission in our social and occupational circles
Engaging and equipping members for greater teamwork in the ministry
Families and Youth
Designing ministry programs to support and build strong Christian families and train future leaders
Building passion for the study of God’s Word and desire for spiritual growth
How Are We Unique?
We strive to be loving, welcoming, and friendly with a relational family culture.
We keep a small church feel, but acknowledge we're blessed with many resources.
Eclectic variety to the glory of our Great and Mighty God! Sometimes old. Sometimes new. Always unique. Always true!
How We Do This (Plumb Lines)
- We embrace new ideas, creativity, variety and originality
- God deserves Excellence in all we do (not necessarily perfection, but plan, practice and passion)
- Every event is an outreach event – plan and design with visitors in mind
- Every event is an opportunity to train and mentor new/young Christians
- Humble Leadership, Peacefulness and Cooperation
About Our Church Body
We are a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). As a church body we work together to publish faithful, Christian books and materials. We work together to send missionaries throughout the U.S. and the world. We support schools to train future pastors and teachers to serve our churches and schools. You can learn more about the WELS at www.wels.net.