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Our Core Values as part of the North American Lutheran Church

Christ-Centered

We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.

Mission-Driven

We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.

Traditionally-Grounded

We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.

Congregationally-Focused

We strive to be a church that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servant-hood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.

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Our Core Values

Christ Centered - Mission Driven - Traditionally Grounded - Congregationally Focused

These core values direct what we do everyday, find out what these mean to us

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Our History

St. John’s Lutheran Church began as German Lutheran immigrants from Ostfriesland settled in the Danforth, IL area. 

The first Lutheran services were held during 1870 in the small schoolhouse

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Our Leadership

First and foremost our Great High Priest is Christ Jesus.  But our flock is also shepherded by some great leaders.  

You can learn more about why we are pretty proud those God has blessed us with. 

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Missions

Jesus left no doubt that his desire for us is to be his hands and feet to the world. 

From caring for those nearby to reaching those far away, St Johns Lutheran church is a church on mission.

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815-269-2162

308 N Front Rd,
Danforth, IL 60930

Men's Ministry

"Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth." - Chuck Norris

Man up!

There's no doubt that todays society lacks men of integrity.  At St John's Lutheran Church we understand that men are not born with an innate sense of what a real man should be.  Manhood must be taught. 

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Women's Ministry

"Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic."

-Rosalind Russell

God's Girl

Femininity is defined not in what the latest pop culture says about what a women should be, but in the great worth her Heavenly Father has placed on her. When women start to see themselves as God sees them her value is extended beyond human imagination.    Learn more >>

Youth Ministry

"Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Growing up

What we lack as adults is often what we could not find in our youth.  The teen years have never been easy, but the man who builds his house on the rock comes out of the storm with a solid foundation. 

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