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Who We Are & What We Believe

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24


Who We Are
Lutheran High School of South Orange County; DBA: Crean Lutheran High School (CLHS) is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). CLHS is one of approximately 130 domestic and international Lutheran High Schools in the LCMS and one of 8 high schools in the Pacific Southwest District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

As a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, our teachings, decisions, and beliefs regarding scripture, baptism, communion, moral and ethical matters, and current faith-related issues, match those of LCMS. We respect, and actively work to support the doctrine and practices of the Synod. You may read more about the heritage and CLHS story by accessing the His-story link under “About Us,” on the CLHS webpage.

For a detailed and comprehensive collection of statements addressing specific issues relating to Scripture, Baptism, Communion, moral and ethical matters, current faith-related issues, and other FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), please regularly visit the following web site: To read more about the beliefs and practices visit


What We Believe
At Crean Lutheran High School, we believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, and we subscribe to the three Ecumenical Creeds (Apostle's, Nicene, and Athanasian), as well as the Lutheran Confessions as accurate statements regarding the truth of God's Word.

We believe in the one true God, who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit. We believe that humankind, created perfectly, went against God's will and brought sin into the world. Since then, all people have inherited that sin and are born sinful. We believe that people cannot save themselves by their good works. We believe that in order to save us, God sent His Son into the world. Jesus is both true God and true man. He lived to fulfill God's Law for us, died on the cross to pay the penalty that our sins deserved, and rose from the dead so that we might have eternal life. He ascended into heaven, and will come again to take all believers to Himself. We believe that because of Jesus' death, God declares a person righteous and forgiven. All those who believe in Jesus as Savior will be saved. We believe that this faith in Jesus is a gift of God, given by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that God uses His Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper to apply His grace and forgiveness to us. Our worship and teaching, therefore, centers around these things.