About

Our Mission

St. Peter Lutheran Church seeks to reach everyone who is impacted by the world’s changing culture with the changeless Gospel, using traditional and innovative ministries.

As Christians who gather around God’s Word, we strive to be a warm, welcoming and active Christian spiritual center in our community as we seek to carry out our mission to "Love God, Love one another, and share God's Love with the whole world."

Our Congregation

Who we are & want to be

We are a Lutheran Church that teaches and emphasizes these three great truths of the Reformation:

  • BY GRACE ALONE.  We are forgiven and saved solely as a result of God's undeserved love - for the sake of Jesus' life, death and resurrection for us.  There is nothing human beings can or must do to contribute to their salvation.
  • THROUGH FAITH ALONE.  All that Jesus did to restore us to a right relationship with God is ours personally through faith in Jesus.  The Holy Spirit creates and confirms in us this faith or trust in Jesus solely through the Gospel, in the Bible and in the Sacraments.
  • ON THE BASIS OF SCRIPTURE ALONE.  Christian truth and life are established solely by the 66 books of the Bible, God's word-for-word revelation, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error.

We are a Christian congregation that consists of multiple campuses in the Fox Valley Area. St. Peter Lutheran Church & The CORE (our downtown campus) seek to reach everyone who is impacted by the world’s changing culture.

To accomplish this vision on our campus, St. Peter Lutheran Church will:

  • Offer a variety of worship opportunities each week - some using the traditional Lutheran liturgy, and others that are modern traditional.
  • Be a congregation that is committed to developing creative and energetic ministry to our children and youth by:
    a) Providing a high quality Christian Education in our Lutheran Elementary School.
    b) Providing a high quality Christian Education in our Bible Discovery Program.
    c) Supporting the Christian Education at Fox Valley Lutheran High School.
  • Involve all members as partners in ministry by:
    a) Providing opportunities to grow in spiritual maturity and stewardship.
    b) Equipping and empowering them for ministry in their homes, places of business, and communities.
  • Implement aggressive outreach strategies in our growing area through programs and special events.

What we are & will be known for

  • St. Peter is blessed with the excellent ministry that is offered in our Lutheran Elementary School which includes our pre-school program.  The recent report from the WELSSA accreditation committee identifies our Lutheran Elementary School as a top quality school both:
    a) in the education that we offer, and more importantly
    b) because Jesus permeates every aspect of the school culture.
  • St. Peter currently offers both traditional and modern traditional worship opportunities.  These allow our current and God-willing, future members the opportunity to select the personal worship style that best fits them and impacts their life for the Lord.

Our History

The history of our congregation is a history of God’s goodness and grace to us over the years. St. Peter was founded in 1868 by a group of Lutherans, immigrants from Germany, who were mostly from Mecklenburg and Pomerania.  They settled about seven or eight miles northeast of Appleton, Wisconsin to establish their homes and make a livelihood in a land of unrestricted freedom of religion and economic independence.

For 145 years God has blessed St. Peter as it has grown from a small country church to a congregation that has 4 worship services every week serving over 1,100 members.  The Christian school that was also started in 1868 has grown, and we are blessed to now partner with parents and offer Christian Education to nearly 170 children in K4 to 8th Grade.

Today, we stand at a monumental time in our history.  In the summer of 2013,  St. Peter and it’s members broke ground on a major building project which will include a new worship space, a school addition, new offices, and a ministry center for Bible class and fellowship.  This new building will connect all of our facilities on the east side of French Road.  We pray it will be a blessing to our congregation and community now and for generations to come.