About Joy Lutheran Church
Where there is hatred let us sow love.
Where there is doubt, Faith.
Where there is despair, Hope.
Where there is darkness, Light
And where there is sadness, Joy!
Joy Lutheran in Billings, Montana is a growing family church that believes that all are welcome, that growth comes through learning and that by faith alone can one walk with God.
Led by Pastor Mark Fry and his wife, Wenda, we invite not just Lutherans looking for a home, but any seeking a path and fellowship.
Our church is informally liturgical. All who believe are welcome to worship and commune with us.
We are affiliated with the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).
Statement of Faith
We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe in him.
We accept the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the scriptural faith we believe, teach, and confess.
We believe, teach, and accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism as true witnesses to the Word of God, normative for our teaching and practice. We acknowledge that we are one in faith and doctrine with all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
We believe, teach, and confess the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid expositions of the Holy Scriptures.
We believe, teach, and confess the gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the priesthood of all believers for God's mission in the world.
We are humbled and proud to support an organization via 5% of our offerings that translates and prints the Bible in many languages for global distribution.
Tithing is a inherent part of the Christian-faith. Therefore, Joy Lutheran church gives 10% of our offerings to a variety of organizations, local, national and international.