What We Believe
At St John’s our mission is to Celebrate and Share the Love of God.
We believe that God’s love is for everyone everywhere and we want you to see how his love comes to live in us – and in you.We’re part of a bigger church family, the Lutheran Church of Australia. Together we want to be a place Where Love Comes to Life.
The Lutheran Church believes and teaches that:
There is one God, creator of all who has made himself known to us as the Father, his Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
Because of his love for all people God sent Jesus Christ into the world. He died to bring people into a new relationship with God and each other.
Forgiveness of sin and eternal life are gifts of God’s grace received by simple trust and Faith in Jesus Christ.
The Bible is the complete word of God and the only authority for our teaching. The Holy Spirit warms our hearts with love, gathers us together as a family of God, and walks with us on the journey of faith.
“It is by grace you have been saved, through faith… you are God’s workmanship” (Ephesians 2:8,10)
The Lutheran Church is the largest Protestant church in the world, with over 70 million members. Learn more on the LCA website which tells the story of Australian and New Zealand Lutherans, following Jesus Christ – where love comes to life.
Chair: Armin Bartels
Vice Chair: Graeme Lienert
Secretary: Kathy Wilson, Robyn Masters
Treasurer: Heidi Spicer
Property Chairperson: Dean Solmundson
Council members: Negasa Hunduma, Susan Rumisha, Luke Underwood, Heiko Plange and Jonathan Winterfield
Sharon Reid, Yos Tamba, Rob Bodenstaff and Hermann Scriba
At St John’s we are committed to the safety and well being of all, especially children and vulnerable people. We are a SAFE PLACE approved congregation. If you wish to report a matter of harassment or abuse related to the ministry of this congregation then please contact our Safe Place Coordinators, Ruth Brisbane and Sharon Reid.
It is never too late to report abuse or harassment. Our church uses the SafePlace Safety Management System as an expression of our concern for the safety of all people in our programs.
A copy of the current Constitution of St John’s be downloaded here: