At St. John's, we strongly believe that Christian education is not a commodity.  It's a ministry.  It's a commitment.  It's a connection.  And we would love for you to be a part of it.  We consider ourselves partners with parents as we work together to educate children, nurture their faith, and equip them to share their love of Jesus with others.  It's our mission for today, for tomorrow, and for eternity.

As our families, school, and church work together to provide a top-quality Christian education, we believe, teach, and confess:

  • That the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God. (2 Peter 1:20-21)

  • That there is only one true God, who has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17)

  • That all people are sinful and, as a result, are separated from God (Romans 3:23, James 2:10)

  • That God the Father’s love for all the world moved Him to put the punishment for our sin upon His Son, Jesus. (John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21)

  • That by His suffering and death on the cross, Jesus made full payment for our sins. (Hebrews 2:17)

  • That Jesus rose from the dead on Easter morning and later ascended into heaven. (John 20:1-29, Acts 1:1-11)

  • That God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21, Romans 10:9-10, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

  • That God’s gifts of forgiveness, eternal life, and salvation come to us, in His Church, through the Means of Grace: His Word and His Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Romans 1:16, Matthew 26:28, 1 Peter 3:21)

  • That forgiveness and eternal life are offered freely by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by good works. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

  • That Jesus will return on the Last Day to judge both the living and the dead. On that day, He will receive all those who believe in Him. However, those who reject the Christian faith will be eternally separated from God. (Matthew 24:44, Matthew 25:31-32, Matthew 25:41)

  • We are all sinners who fall short of the glory of God, but are justified freely by faith. (Romans 3:23)

 

Furthermore, we believe that the Christian, in response to God’s love, should gather regularly to worship Him with other Christians, and love and serve our fellow man. (Hebrews 10:25, Colossians 3:16, Galatians 6:10, Matthew 22:37-39)

 

And we believe that it is our priority and Christian duty to reach out to all people with the Good News of Jesus and His redeeming sacrifice on the cross. (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Timothy 2:4)

With the whole Christian Church on earth, we confess the truth contained in the Apostles’ Creed.

See Belief and Practice for a comprehensive statement of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod beliefs.