Preaches the Gospel
We believe that our primary purpose is to proclaim the good news that sins are freely forgiven before God through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross in our place. Our purpose is not to promote social or political causes.
Is Faithful to Scripture
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, therefore it contains no errors or “myths.” We regard the Bible as the source of truth for all spiritual teachings.
Is Honest About Sin
We believe that, by nature, all people are sinful and would be eternally lost without faith in Christ. We preach repentance of sins and forgiveness through Jesus, not the mere removal of “guilt feelings.”
Clings to Christ
We believe that faith in Jesus is the sure way to heaven. Good works, prayer, and holiness of life are the results of faith in Christ, but never the cause of faith or salvation.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC). In North America, this small Lutheran synod comprises approximately 9,000 souls in 75 congregations (23 states, 2 provinces). The CLC is also in fellowship with certain church bodies in India and Africa.