We Believe, Teach, and Confess:
— Jesus is our crucified and risen Savior. He is confessed as our true Lord and Savior. We believe His death on the cross and resurrection from the grave is our sole hope for eternal life and our real peace until Heaven.
— in One true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
— as Christians, we are justified by grace alone and by faith alone on account of Christ alone—not of works. This is clearly taught in the Holy Bible—God’s inspired, inerrant Word, and the sole basis of our teaching and practice.
— in the Gospel (the Good News) as the sole basis for our hope for eternal life. Christ, true man and true God, bore our sins on the cross, fulfilled the law in our stead, and overcame death in his bodily resurrection.
— the Sacraments: the Word, the Lord’s Supper, and Baptism—are the means of grace used by the Holy Spirit to both give us and nurture us in our faith.
Discipleship, not just Membership
As we grow in our faith, our joy of knowing Christ as our Savior grows, too. We seek to express that joy by becoming involved in our church, taking our Christian walk seriously, showing our faith in all that we do, and seeking God’s will for how we can best serve Him with our time, talents, and treasures.
The Book of Concord
“The Book of Concord contains documents which Christians from the fourth to the 16th century A.D. explained what they believed and taught on the basis of the Holy Scriptures” (Book of Concord).
The Book of Concord includes the various creeds used within our services.
These include the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian creeds (Book of Concord).
You can view St. John’s constitution here.
Learn more about the history of St. John Covina here!