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 Praises uses an modern instrumental ensemble including sax, trumpet, clarinet, flute, keyboards, guitar, drums and 4-part vocals. Musical stylings include classic CCM, 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 bulletin
Children are important to us, so normally we have "quiet bags" of activity items (NOTE: these have been suspended during 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 are observing the mask mandate in Wisconsin in all our services with exemptions for speakers and singers/musicians. We ask that you please pick up your printed materials as they are placed on the tables in the entryway for you. This avoids one extra touch. Feel free to take one home at the end. We strive for an approach that trusts God while respecting individual concerns. We review relevant scientific sources and observe applicable government mandates respecting God's 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 Tim. 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 & 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 & equipping members for greater teamwork in the ministry.
Families and Youth
Designing ministry programs to support & build strong Christian families & 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 & originality
- God deserves Excellence in all we do (not necessarily perfection, but plan, practice & passion)
- Every event is an outreach event – plan & design with visitors in mind
- Every event is an opportunity to train and mentor new/young Christians
- Humble Leadership, Peacefulness & 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 misisonaries 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.