Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

[Jesus said,]   “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34).

St. Martin Lutheran Church does not try to be flashy or edgy.  We do not jump on the band wagon with the newest fad.  We have something better.  We have the good news of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.  It is the unchanging message of hope and love that is continually relevant — changing hearts and giving new life.

Renewed and restored by Jesus’ loving sacrifice on the cross, we joyfully share this amazing gift of love by proclaiming the good news to others and by compassionate work within our community.

St. Martin Lutheran Church is a member congregation of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We believe that the Bible is God's Holy, inspired, and inerrant Word. The message of the Bible is that God's Son, Jesus Christ, has saved the world from sin and death by His crucifixion and resurrection. We believe that we are saved for everlasting life by faith in Jesus Christ alone.

According to the Word of God it is the duty of Christians:

  • To conform to the divine Word in doctrine and practice (Psalm 119:105; Matthew 28:18-20; Galatians 1:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:1-5);
  • To be in fellowship with those who confess the true faith by keeping the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 4:3-6; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 John 2:19; 1 Corinthians 1:10-11);
  • To preach the Word of God faithfully, according to our Lord's own instruction (John 6:63; John 14:23; Revelation 22:18-19);
  • To have the Office of the Keys and the Sacraments administered in the congregation according to Christ's institution (Matthew 18:17; John 20:22-23; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26);
  • To instruct youth and adults according to the confessional standard of the Lutheran Church (Article 3.0) (Ephesians 6:4; 2 Timothy 2:2);
  • To spread the Kingdom of God in all the world through local evangelism and by adequately supporting the work of District and Synod (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8);
  • To conduct all affairs "decently and in order" (1 Corinthians 14:40);

Therefore, we, the members of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Chilton, Wisconsin, in agreement with the principles outlined above, declare ourselves united as a congregation and herewith accept and subscribe to following the constitution and bylaws of St. Martin Lutheran Church, in accordance with which all spiritual and temporal affairs of our congregation shall be governed, for the purpose of fulfilling the duties described above.

Our Congregation's Ministries Include...

  • Sunday School classes (age 4-Grade 8)
  • Vacation Bible School
  • High school Bible study
  • Youth activities
  • Adult Bible study
  • Men's Bible study
  • Women's Bible study
  • Christian Women's Guild
  • Lutheran Women's Missionary League
  • Adult Choir
  • Handbell Choir
  • On-site Christian counseling from Lutheran Counseling and Family Services and Philippians 4:13 Counseling and Wellness Services, LLC


"Christ Is Risen Indeed!"

We invite you to worship with us and learn more about God's love and grace in our Lord Jesus Christ.