What We Believe
St. John's is a church focused first and foremost on the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that men, women, and children are sinners, yet we are rescued from the effects of sin purely by the underserved mercy of God shown to us at the cross. And through faith--a relationship of dependence upon and trust in Jesus that God Himself gives us forgiveness and more become ours.
The focus of our teaching is from the Holy Bible which we confess is the inspired Word of God. Scripture dictates all of our teaching and practice at St. John's. This is because the Bible's main purpose is to show us Jesus and that through Jesus we have eternal life. (John 20:21-22) Our sermons and studies are filled with the Good News of God's love and are rooted in the Word of God.
Here at St. John's we teach and proclaim the love the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as revealed in the Word of God and confessed in the 3 ecumenical creeds: the Athanasian, Nicene, and Apostles' Creed. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, yet one God.
We are Lutheran
We are associated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. This simply means that we accept the scriptural truths that inspired the Reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century and led to a renewed focus on the Gospel.
As a result, we uphold an extravagant and mysterious view of God's love: that man is saved purely by God's grace through faith alone, apart from works. We believe that God is so loving and powerful that He is actively working through His Word as well as saving and sustaining sinful men, women and children through his mysterious gifts of baptism and the Lord's Supper.
For an overview of all our beliefs as well as our take on current cultural issues see lcms.org.