Welcome

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Welcome to St. John’s Reformed Church! We are a protestant, evangelical, Bible-believing congregation. Our core values include biblical preaching and teaching, conservative worship, and genuine fellowship. Our vision is to be a congregation that glorifies God, cherishes the grace found only in the gospel of Christ, and comfort in the work of the Holy Spirit. We desire to grow together as disciples of Jesus through His ordinary means of grace: to increase in knowledge and mind renewal, to strengthen hearts, to be equipped and transformed to reach out to those in need. The amazing news of the gospel provides hope and confidence in times of uncertainty, transforming individuals, families, and communities.

We invite you to join us for worship and experience the grace of our sovereign, triune God. We believe that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible very Word of God. We believe that the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort provides a faithful summary of the doctrine found in the Bible. Our congregation is a member of the Reformed Church of the United States.

Our History

St. John’s Reformed Church is a member congregation of the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS), whose history in this country goes back to 1710 when German immigrants founded Reformed Churches in colonial Pennsylvania. The Name “Reformed” comes from the 16th century REFORMATION in which such men as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli and John Knox rediscovered the true teachings of the Bible and re-formed the Christian Church upon the foundation of God’s word.

The roots for St. John’s Reformed Church were planted in October 1891, when our German parents came to this country from Russia and built the “German Immanuel Reformed Church” at 10th & Charleston Streets. It remained a Reformed church until July 1978. On August 20, 33 families which, by then, included families of the Reformed churches in Sutton who had moved to Lincoln, organized St. John’s Reformed Church. They were received into the RCUS in April, 1979. In August 1985, we purchased our building at 1101 South 26th Street.

Our Faith

We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God which reveals to us the only way of salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that our sins are washed away only in His blood shed upon the cross and that His righteousness is our only righteousness before God. The benefits of Christ’s sufferings and righteousness are ours only through true faith in Him and not because of any merit or work that we might have. The Church watchfully awaits the day when the Saviour will return as Judge to the lost sinners of this world. It is our purpose in this life to offer ourselves unto God as sacrifices of thanksgiving for the redemption He has given us as the free gift of His grace. The Bible is the only standard of our faith and life. The Heidelberg Catechism, The Belgic Confession of Faith and The Canons of Dort are our summary confessions and are used in the instruction of the youth.

Our Government

Our congregation is governed by the Consistory, composed of elders and deacons after the New Testament example. The minister and elders make up the Spiritual Council which is responsible for the oversight of the Christian life of the members, exercising Christian discipline according to the Scriptures.

We invite you to join us for worship this Lord’s Day. We believe that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God. We believe that the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort provide a faithful summary of the doctrine found in the Bible. Our congregation is a member of the Reformed Church of the United States.