Vision

St. Johns Community Church desires to be a place where people will experience a taste of the Kingdom of God.

Micah 6:8 motivates us to do this on Sunday… and Monday, and every day of our life. He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

So what do we mean by all of this?

ACT JUSTLY.
God became man, walked alongside the outcasts, and freely bestowed forgiveness and restoration on the forlorn and forgotten;… and so, we who are weary befriend the weary, serving selflessly without condemnation, but offering hope of magnificent transformation because of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus.

LOVE MERCY.
Christ, in his intense loving-kindness, died to bring us, broken and sinful though we were, to life. … and so, we demonstrate this same great love by practicing kindness, leaning toward grace, and remembering the magnitude of the cross.

WALK HUMBLY.
The Holy Spirit indwells, guides, and empowers us. Not for our sake, but for the glory of God; …and so, we repent often, conscious of our inadequacy and God’s greatness. Then, we earnestly, deliberately, seek understanding, while embracing the mysteries of God.

WE HOPE TO BE KNOWN FOR OUR:

  • Expectant hope and joy in Jesus Christ
  • Authentic and enduring relationships
  • Radical charity/hospitality
  • Courage and compassion
  • Relentless prayer, and a readiness to listen, reflect, and live out our faith simply

What is our church about?

St Johns Community Church is committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, emphasizing the Bible’s witness to new life in Jesus Christ expressed in a day-to-day walk with the Lord. We are:

  • Evangelical, but not exclusive
  • Biblical, but not doctrinaire
  • Traditional, but not rigid
  • Congregational, but not independent

Our Mission: We are united by Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to obey the Great Commandments and the Great Commission:

…To love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind.
…To love our neighbor as ourselves, and
…To go into all the world and make disciples.

We affirm:

1. …the centrality of the Word of God. The Holy Scripture, the Old and New Testament, is the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct.

2. …the necessity of the new birth for entrance into the kingdom of God, and the importance of continuing growth, and knowledge of Jesus Christ for spiritual health.

3. …a commitment to the whole mission of the Church. We understand the work of mission to be evangelism and Christian formation, as well as the benevolent ministries of compassion and justice in the face of suffering and oppression.

4. …the church as a fellowship of believers. Membership is by confession of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; it is open to all believers, regardless of class or race, education or pedigree, wealth, or prestige.

5. …a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit, Who with the Father and Son calls the church into being, empowers its witness, guides its mission, and supplies the gifts needed by the church and its members to exalt Christ.

6. …the reality of freedom in Christ. We allow for differences of theological opinion within the context of biblical guidelines and historical Christianity. Such freedom is to be distinguished from the radical individualism that disregards the centrality of the Word of God and the mutual responsibilities and disciplines of the church.