Next Steps

Everyone has a Next Step

Are you looking for a place to belong? People to grow alongside and make a difference in the world? Friendships that could change your life? We invite you to explore St. John Lutheran – find your next step – and discover the meaningful ways that Jesus will shape you in order to bless others.

Starting Point

Starting Point … is where it all begins. Over breakfast and lunch, we’ll answer your questions, introduce you to church leaders, and share how God is moving in and through the people of St. John Lutheran. Whether you are exploring Christianity for the first time or have been a long-time believer, our conversations together will assist you in your walk with the Lord.


Baptism is not simply a splash of water. It is the applying of water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Through Baptism, the Holy Spirit brings forgiveness of sins, faith in Jesus Christ, and eternal salvation. Baptism is not something we do for God; it is something God does for us.

[Jesus said,] Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20

Reading the Bible
Reading the Bible

We believe the Bible is completely true. From front to back, the Bible shows us Jesus. He is the answer to the brokenness and hurt in this world. He is the hope in times of despair. He is the light in our darkness. He the One who rescues us from sin and death through His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. In these words, our Lord shapes our lives and motivates us for a life of service to our community in need of Him.

We are committed to Lifelong Learning. In all ages and stages of life, we gather in small groups, in retreats, and in large group settings. We want to be a resource and partner in your daily walk with our Lord.

Serving Together

At St. John, we take our cues for serving others from Jesus Christ. He is the one who, in a single sentence, sums up the value of being available to others: “I came not to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28).

The opportunities for you to serve others and express your faith are more than anyone can count. There’s a place for you to serve at St. John. Long-term membership is not a prerequisite for serving. Simply bring your fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm. Keep your eyes open. Daily you will notice ways to extend a helping hand to your neighbor next door, around the block, or through countless St. John channels.

Give Generously

You’re surrounded by generous people at St. John. When you give, you are tangibly making a God-sized impact in our families, our school, our city, and all throughout the world. Lives are being healed, families are restored and people are meeting Jesus. There is no better investment that we can make as followers of Jesus that in support of His mission through His Church.