How We Got Started
Peace Lutheran Church was started by the Mission Board of the Michigan District in 1960. A multi-purpose building served the needs of the mission congregation. The Rev. Oscar Gerkin was called as missionary at large. On July 6, 1960, the congregation was officially established as Peace Lutheran Church of Warren, Michigan.The April 1961 meeting of the Voters’ Assembly gave final approval for the establishment of a Christian Day School. The school was operated in cooperation with Trinity Lutheran of Warren and was opened in September of the same year. Peace Lutheran School became separated from Trinity Lutheran School in 1964. Eighty-three students in grades K-4 began the year. One grade was added each year until 1970 when the first 8th grade class graduated with nine students. Our school today serves Preschool through 8th grades.
What We Believe
We believe in and worship one God, the Holy Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Triune God has made us, and all things.
We believe that Jesus Christ, true God and true man, has redeemed us from sin and death, and has reconciled us to God by His life, death, and resurrection.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in our congregation today, using God’s Word and the sacraments to transform our lives and make us parts of Christ’s body, the Church.
We believe that the Triune God has revealed Himself and His great love for us in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. The Bible is God’s Word, and therefore, is our only source for teaching and living.
8:00am Sunday – Praise Service
9:00am Sunday School, Youth and Adult Bible Study
10:15am Sunday – Traditional Service
Pastor John Schwartz is available to speak with you! Contact our church office for an appointment. 586-751-8010
We have established short-range and long-range goals to enable us to expand God’s Kingdom. To date, we have established the following based on our common core values, strengths and goals:
Peace Lutheran Church is committed to:
- Christian education for all ages;
- Spiritual authority;
- United in the Body of Christ with loving, serving, belonging.
Peace Lutheran Church is a united community of Christ followers who are joyfully growing in their eternal relationship with Jesus and living out love, service and fellowship with each other and the Warren community.
Peace Lutheran Church is a united and growing community of dedicated Christ followers who are committed to continuous and joyful growth in their eternal relationship with Jesus; and seek to partner with God’s powerful and creative spirit to love and serve each other and the greater Warren community.
MISSION IN ACTION:
Peace Lutheran Church works to expand God’s Kingdom by:
- Inviting all people to experience God’s peace through faith in Jesus Christ;
- Providing opportunities for growing disciples of Jesus;
- Loving one another in the Body of Christ; and
- Serving the Warren community all in an atmosphere of belonging.
The strategic planning team will be meeting frequently to get the wheels in motion to accomplish our short-term and long-term goals. This will require each member of the congregation to stand united and to be enthused and willing to take action together. We pray that these upcoming opportunities will enable you to feel loved, to feel the fulfillment of serving, and to grow in belonging to this united body of believers in Christ as we work toward expanding His Kingdom.
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH opens its doors to the community with their Food Pantry Ministry each month with non-perishable food items. If you have any questions or needs, please contact the church office at 586-751-8010 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. God’s Blessings!
Almost every Monday evening (weather permitting), we take a walk in our surrounding neighborhoods and ask our neighbors if Peace can offer them help in any way or if they have any prayer requests we can bring to the Lord on their behalf. We also offer information for them to read about our church and school.