VISION, VALUES, & PURPOSE
To be a thriving Biblical (Word-centered) community which transforms lives, lifts up dreams, and brings healing to all the hurting places by growing committed followers of Jesus Christ.
Believing that “faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ” (Romans10.17), St. John exists to proclaim Christ crucified and risen to the end that all its members and friends may grow in Christian faith.
We are dedicated to living out the gospel by serving one another and neighbors in any need, but especially feeding hungry people, body and soul, in our immediate neighborhood, in the larger community, and in God’s World.
We seek to build a sense of acceptance and belonging among all members and friends of St. John American Lutheran Church.
At St. John American Lutheran Church we seek to foster a spirit of full cooperation recognizing that we accomplish our best when we are connected, supportive of each other, and interdependent with one another under the guidance of God and his Son, Jesus Christ.
At St. John American Lutheran Church we foster a climate of mutual respect, equality and trust among St. John staff, leaders, and congregate members, and by extension to the whole world as we engage all of God’s people in our daily life.
At St. John American Lutheran Church we as congregate members provide a place of learning for all God’s Children including Youth and Adults, encouraging them to use their God-given gifts, talents and passions to carry out their respective ministries in the Church, the Community and God’s World.
From within our congregation outward, to our neighbors, community, state, nation and world, we are fully committed to answering the Great Commission of our Lord to make disciples of all. We believe that our lay members can and will answer His call to share the good news.
Using our unique gifts to God’s glory, we will strive for excellence in all our undertakings in His name, encouraging everyone to contribute to the best of their abilities.
We are unapologetically Lutheran, providing worship and community grounded in the Word and embracing Lutheran tradition.
We strive to live out our commitment to God, the church, and each other by using our gifts and talents to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ, and by expressing our recognition and appreciation of the contributions of others.
St. John exists to welcome people into the presence of God, to equip them to be
passionate disciples of Jesus Christ, and to send them out in the power of the
Holy Spirit to serve in the world.