OUR VISION - our major focus in this season
Showing Christ by Serving Others
"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples - if you have love for one another." (John 13: 35)
OUR VALUES - the motives behind what we do
We share our lives in close community just as Jesus did with his original followers.
Jesus Christ helps us see others with grace-filled eyes.
Going at God’s Speed
We invite Jesus to guide our ordinary life decisions and are willing to let Him interrupt our plans as He sees fit.
Learning God’s Ways
We learn about God to grow closer to Him and to live like Jesus does.
Giving to Others
We carry on Jesus’ ministry and His message in our everyday lives.
OUR MISSION - our main purpose at St. John's
Joining Christ on the road, pointing travelers to the Way (Matt. 11:28-30; John 14:6)
LIFE MARKS - the qualities of a disciple we want to reflect
We genuinely care about people, like Jesus did, undeterred by their apparent condition or background. We are especially interested in building friendships with people who don’t realize Jesus wants to be their Friend. (John 13: 34, 35)
We are part of the grace-filled community of Jesus’ people, in which we openly admit our failings, experience forgiveness, and hold each other accountable to grow up in Christ. (Philippians 2: 3-4)
We have confidence in the reasonableness of our faith in Christ and aim to pattern our lives after His own. (1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Peter 3:15)
Because God has poured so much into us, we have more than enough! We can pour ourselves out for others, giving credit to Him as the Source. (1 John 4:19)
Passion for God’s Glory
We want God to be made famous and deeply loved all over the world, by people who no longer rely on hearsay about God but instead have firsthand experience of His glory and goodness. (Habakkuk 2:14; Exodus 18:9-11)