Our Mission & Vision
Grow in Faith + Live in Hope
+ Serve in Love
Mission & Purpose
Faith, Hope, Love… These three words appear in the Bible and specifically in the New Testament rather frequently. As such, we want to emulate these attitudes and actions in our life together as a congregation as well as individual believers.
Faith can grow and deepen.
Hope is that outlook that God is in charge and things will work out.
Love is more than emotion. It is the actions we do on behalf of others for their benefit.
In this congregation we Grow in Faith, we Live in Hope, and we Serve in Love. Thanks be to God!
We believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is at the core of all that we do. The following expounds deeper on the things that we believe as a Church.
What we about the Bible
We believe the Bible is the Living Word of God. It provides direction, encouragement, hope, and above all, the knowledge that we are saved by Grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We encourage daily Bible reading and will gladly provide a Bible if needed.
What we believe about God
We believe that God is the Creator of all things. He continuously provides all our needs and cares for us all of our days. He is the ultimate authority in life and always works to our benefit.
What we believe about Jesus
We believe that Jesus is the Savior of the World. He came because we were disobedient to God, yet God wanted to have a relationship with us. Jesus gave His life on the cross that we could be restored to a right relationship with God and be with Him eternally. Jesus is our best friend.
What we believe about the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who creates faith in us through God’s Word and Sacraments.
What we believe about the Trinity
We believe that the three persons of the Trinity; God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit are coequal and co-eternal, one God, not three.
What we believe about Salvation
We believe that salvation is a free gift of God through Jesus Christ. We cannot earn salvation by what we do, nor do we deserve salvation, even if we are good people. God comes to us and makes us His own.
What we believe about Faith
Faith is a gift. It is given to us by grave through Christ so that we believe what He says and receive the blessings of eternal life that He gives.
What we believe about Baptism
Baptism is God’s work to make us His children. He chooses us. We do not choose Him. Baptism is the entrance into a relationship with God through Christ. It is what he does for us, not what we do for Him.
What we believe about Communion
In Holy Communion, Jesus gives us Himself so that our sins are forgiven. His death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave assures us of this great gift. We believe in the Real Presence of His body and Blood, in, with, and under the bread and wine.
What we believe about Relationships
We believe that relationships are very important. The most important life relationship is with Christ Jesus. After that the most important relationships are with family and friends. We are here to help you in your relationships and we pray that we might be numbered among your friends.
Faith Lutheran Church
1000 Soundview Ave, Homer
If you would like to walk through this life and eternity together with us as brothers and sisters in Christ, or if you just want more information, please contact us.
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
At Faith Lutheran Church, we have been blessed with a Pastor to shepherd over us as well as a team of Elders and Lay Deaconesses that serve the needs of our church body.
Our Pastor: Rev. Gregory Heidorn
Rev. Gregory Heidorn is the current pastor serving at Faith Lutheran Church. Pastor Heidorn came to us in Novermber of 2019 with a heart and a zeal for Christ and His Word. He has been ordained for over 30 years. Pastor Heidorn and his wife Wylene has several children living all over the world, including their daughter who is serving as a Missionary with LCMS World Missions. Pastor Heidorn has brought many wonderful changes to Faith, including seeing us through a pandemic.
Summer Office Manager
April has been serving as Office Manager at Faith for over 20 years. She has such a heart for the ministry and people of Faith. April is now working half the year so she can enjoy traveling with her husband during the cold Alaska winters.
Lead Preschool Teacher
Kristi took over as lead preschool teach in Fall of 2018. She previously has worked in the preschool at Paul Banks, as a sub for the schools, even owned a business in town. Kristi is an avid fisherwoman and during the summer you can catch her out on the water casting her hook for some yummy salmon. Kristi has brought some fun changes to our preschool and new ideas. She has a love for the children and they love her back just as much.
Hello. My name is Laureen Wentz. My husband Scott and I grew up in northwest MN and moved to Alaska shortly after we were married. We have lived in Homer for 32 years. Our two sons were born and raised in Homer. In May 2020, after working for KPBSD for 21 years, I retired and began working at Faith Christian Preschool. Our family loves the great outdoors and enjoy a variety of activities such as spending time at our cabin, four wheeling, and snow machining. I also love crafting and am learning how to quilt; but my favorite art is knitting.
“Believe like it matters. Live like it counts. Love like you mean it.”