Alvin Lutheran Church began a ministry of Word and Sacrament in Alvin in 1937. Since then, it has grown to a congregation of over 200 people. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), with over 3.6 million members and 9,300 churches across the United States. We are a Confessional church, with roots growing out of the 16th century Reformation. Lutherans hold to the basic principles of theology and practice espoused by Martin Luther:
 
 

• We are saved by the grace of God alone – not by anything we do;
• Our salvation is through faith alone – we only need to believe that our sins are forgiven for Christ’s sake, who died to redeem us;
• The Bible is the only norm of doctrine and life – the only true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.