The vision statement will define the work we believe God is leading us to do. "Love God. Love Others."
Vision Scripture: Matthew 22:36-39
"He replied, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself."
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Mission Scripture: Matthew 28:19
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
These core values will guide how we seek to live out the vision and mission of St. John's United Methodist Church
- Humility - The recognition of our relationship with God as created. It is the acceptance that we are limited by nature. It is the realization that we have a choice in submitting ourselves in love to divine grace. Humility is the willingness to efface oneself to God. Humility seeks to place God and others before ourselves.
- Joy - Joy is God given gladness that is not at the mercy of circumstantial happiness. It is the uplift of one's spirit, courtesy of God's love. It is a fruit of living life led by the Holy Spirit.
- Integrity - Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistently moral and ethical standards grounded in the love of God.
- Learning - The activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught or experiencing something: the activity of someone who learns.