What We Believe
As God’s people, gathered in Jesus’ name, we believe that God is very real and very present in our midst. We believe that God has sent us an incredible love letter in His inerrant Word. We believe that God uses the sacrament of Baptism to bring us into His family and comes to be really present in our lives through the sacrament of Holy Communion. We believe that the Designer of the entire universe continues to care for us and gives us real wisdom and hope by the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus really rose from the dead and so has the power to give us an eternal life with Him. We believe that none of us deserves this gift, but God wants to give it to everyone, because of Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself on the cross. St. John’s is a member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Learn more by clicking on the button below.
WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD IN THREE PERSONS, the Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier.
WE BELIEVE THAT GOD THE FATHER IS THE SOURCE OF ALL THINGS, the Sovereign over everything and the Supplier of all our needs.
WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S SON, IS OUR SAVIOR AND LORD. Through His virgin birth, sinless life, and substitutionary atonement, Jesus has purchased our redemption, and thus He has procured for us forgiveness of sins, freedom from the power of sin, release from the punishment for sin as well as newness of life, abundant life, and eternal life.
WE BELIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT CALLS US TO REPENTANCE, FAITH, AND OBEDIENCE, that He reveals to us God’s will, word, and work and that He empowers us for holy living and effective service.
WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE TO BE THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD and the infallible authority in all matters of proclamation, faith, and life. We believe that the gospel is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
WE ACCEPT THE ECUMENICAL CREEDS, THE APOSTOLIC, THE NICENE, AND THE ATHANASIAN, AS TRUE DECLARATIONS OF FAITH, and we accept the “Unaltered Augsburg Confession” and “Luther’s Small Catechism” as true witnesses to the gospel.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE HAS FALLEN INTO SIN and into a sinful state of being.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
WE BELIEVE THAT BAPTISM UNITES US WITH CHRIST’S ATONING WORK in His death, burial, and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins.
WE BELIEVE THAT IN HOLY COMMUNION WE RECEIVE THE BODY AND BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST and are united with Him and with the universal body of believers.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST with Jesus Christ as the Head of the body. Thus we seek to submit to His Lordship in all things.
WE BELIEVE IN CHRIST’S SECOND COMING and in the resurrection of believers to eternal life and of unbelievers to eternal punishment.