Some FAQ’s


Maybe you’re asking…

Who is Jesus and why should I know him?

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God who was sent to restore life, joy, and peace forever. Jesus did this by living the life that we should have lived, dying the death that we should have died, and rising again from the grave. In Jesus, and only in him, I know that I am loved and accepted by God.

Do I have to believe in Jesus in order to visit Mt. Calvary?

Not at all. In fact, that’s why Mt. Calvary is here — to help people who don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior to meet him and grow in relationship with him.

What if I’m skeptical that the Bible is true?

That’s not a reason to stay away. Do you want to believe the Bible? Do you want to know it? Believing that it is true will come with time as you see how the whole book fits together so amazingly. “Come and see,” is our invitation to you.

Is it okay to ask questions?

Yes! Pastor is happy to sit down with you and talk about whatever questions you might have about the Bible, about faith, or practice. We also regularly offer a our Mt. Calvary 101 and 202 classes which are a great setting for those questions.

Where does the name Mt. Calvary come from?

Mt. Calvary is the Latin name for the mountain on which Jesus died for our sins. It is an important place in God’s accomplishing our deliverance from sin and death.

What is a Lutheran?

Lutherans look to only the Bible as their source of teaching — and the Bible has final say, even when our emotions, society, and logic might object.

In short, Lutherans are Christians. The Lutheran church’s roots go back to the 1500’s, when a man named Martin Luther taught in Wittenberg, Germany. A hallmark teaching of Luther was that we are saved by Grace alone, through faith alone, as taught in Scripture alone. We don’t view Martin Luther as a prophet or anything more than just a faithful Bible teacher. We do, however, teach the Bible in the same way that Luther did.

Are all Lutheran Churches the same?

No. There are vast differences in how churches handle the Bible and how they conduct their worship service. Some are more traditional. Some are more modern. Some are in-between. The best way to get to know a church is to go for a few Sundays, listen to the message, and get to know some of the people. You’ll find out very quickly what that church is all about.

Is Mt. Calvary affiliated with a larger denomination?

Yes. We are part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)

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