Who We Are

Mission Statement: 

God has called us, the baptized members of First Lutheran Church, Worthington, Minnesota, to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples of all people.

In obedience, we commit ourselves to the Lord’s ministry rooted in a fertile agriculture prairie of God’s creation. Relying on the promise of the Holy Spirit and through Word and Sacraments we will grow toward wholeness through worship, learning, service, witness, support and fellowship.
We are a member of the Southwestern MN ELCA.
We are a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

We are in a staff sharing relationship with Grace Lutheran of Ewington Township and pair with them consistently to provide opportunities.
We highly value ecumenical relationships and are involved in both the Worthington Area Christian Ministerial Association (WACMA) and the Worthington Area Youth Minsters Association (WAYMA).
We are a member congregation of our local Love INC chapter and value serving our community together with our ecumenical partners.
We are participating in the Nourishing Vocation Project through the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values and Community at St. Olaf College to help our members better understand and grow into their callings in daily life and as a church together.
We are member congregation of Shetek Lutheran Ministries and are pleased to both utilize and support their programs and facilities.