There is no greater gift to be received — ever — than the gift of peace with God. Jesus was born to make a way for people to be at peace with God, and have the freedom and joy of being able to live life talking with and trusting in Him. He died on the cross for this reason. His resurrection from the dead proves He has succeeded in making peace with God possible; new life now, and eternity with Him as well. He offers you this gift today — please take Him up on it! You might visit our we believe page, or you can always email Pastor Phill for more information, or to have someone to pray with you.
Our purpose is to know Christ personally and to introduce him to the community and to the world through word and action.
At St. John’s, our worship services blend prayer, contemporary praise music, traditional hymns, sermons, and the occasional drama. As a Bible-based church, we spend time studying God’s Word. In every service, we worship God, learn His Word and communicate with Him through prayer.
At St. John’s we believe:
Jesus is the only way of salvation.
The Bible is God’s inspired and inerrant Word for faith and life.
(John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16)
The main task of the church is proclaiming the Word of God for the salvation of souls and maturing of believers.
(I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Believers are to lovingly be salt and light in the world.
Each congregation should be free and living, subject only to the Word of God.
(II Corinthians 3:17)
True Christian unity between church fellowships must be based on faith in Jesus Christ alone and obedience to His Word.
Jesus is coming again!
We are members of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations: The Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC) is different from many Lutheran organizations as it is not an incorporated synod. Rather, the AFLC is a fellowship of independent Lutheran congregations bound together by the bonds of loyalty to a common cause and common tasks. The association was created in specific rejection of the superior authority of any ecclesiastical organization above the congregation.
Because the AFLC seeks to be, above all, a spiritual movement, we were formed because of five principles:
- Recognition that the Bible is inerrant and the authority in all areas of life.
- Recognition that the teaching and preaching of God’s Word is the main task of the Church, to be conducted in such a way that the saints are built up in the faith and that unbelievers see their need for salvation.
- Belief that the congregation is the right form of the Kingdom of God on earth, with no authority above it but the Word and Spirit of God.
- Belief that Christian unity is a spiritual concept, not a man-made organization or body such as the World Council of Churches or the National Council of Churches.
- Belief that Christians are called to be salt and light in the world, separated from the ways of the world and that this difference is to be reflected in the life of the congregation as well as in the institutions of the church body.