Beliefs

St. John Lutheran Church is one of nearly 10,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a part of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin.

We are a diverse community of faith and not everyone believes exactly the same thing about all matters of faith. But St. John is also a confessional congregation; that is, part of the congregation's identity is to admit, declare, profess and proclaim the faith we share. Our confession of faith:

  • The congregation confesses the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • The congregation confesses Jesus Christ, the Word of God incarnate, as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

  • The congregation accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith and life.

  • The congregation accepts the Apostles', Nicene and Athanaisian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this congregation.

  • The congregation teaches and preaches in accordance with the Lutheran confessional writings, most specifically the Augsburg Confession.

  • The congregation confesses the Gospel—recorded in the Bible and, expressed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writing, and proclaimed in our worship, ministry and lives—as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God's mission in the world!

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the faith the congregation confesses, contact Pastor Josh.