OUR HISTORY

Our Story

St. John's is a people who thirst to participate in God's healing action in our community and world by serving, giving, praying, learning, encouraging and accepting.  We see each person as deeply cherished and loved by God.  We strive to follow the way of Jesus by being a faith community centered in Christ's hope.  We seek to orient our lives around the way of Jesus, which is truly good news!  Freed by God's grace in Christ, we're called to reshape the world around us with this good news.
 

It is our desire to intentionally and directly work alongside other churches in our community to take the message of Jesus out to meet people where they are. We are uniquely equipped and have the flexibility to support this effort as we do not have to support the financial obligations and time to care for a facility. These resources allow us to have gatherings out in the community.

 

The mission of St. John's is this: “Loving God. Loving Others. Growing Together through Christ. We are excited to get to know you. Please join us.

Our Purpose

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates and forever indwells all Christians. Either subsequently or at the same moment, Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit to empower believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the church to fulfill its calling and mission. These gifts are subject to judging and are to confirm, and never supersede, what has been revealed in the Bible. Joel 2:28; Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; Acts 1:8; Acts 8:14-16; John 7:37-39; Romans 8:9; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 14:29; Eph 1:13-14; 5:18.

Our Mission

It is our Mission to bring everyone from our community together to better know Jesus. We understand that our calling is a difficult one and that most people may frightend by it; however, we feel that we are called by a higher power. Just as it reads in Joshua 1:9 we should not be dismayed for the Lord our God is with us whever we go. It is quite simply, go out, preach the gospel, love the broken, extend grace, and show the love of Jesus Christ.

What Denomination Are We?
 

Our denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is a church that aches with the brokenhearted and oppressed, seeking to bring dignity, compassion and justice into the world wherever it is needed.

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