We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community.
St. John Schaumburg, along with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God:
the Father, creator of all that exists;
Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and
the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.
The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Please see the videos below for an introduction to the Lutheran Church and its beliefs. The first video, "The Lutheran Faith: A Mighty Fortress," gives more of an overview of Lutheran faith and history. The second video, "Holy Baptism: Water of Life," is specific to baptism and it's purpose in Lutheran faith. Clicking on each photo links you to view the chosen video in a new tab or window.