St John’s Mission Statement
Worship • Grow • Live • Share
God gathers us to worship and grow our faith so we can live and share Christ’s hope for our world.
We grow faith
- We worship God with hearts, heads and hands.
- We learn from God and each other.
- We lead people to God to forgive and restore.
- We encourage thoughtful, reflective and active faith.
- We challenge ourselves and ask questions.
- We pay close attention to the Bible, expecting God to speak through it.
- We recognise the power of the Holy Spirit to breathe life and to shape, change and grow our faith.
- We foster multi-age and multi-ethnic community, with our unity in Christ.
- We share our faith stories.
- We worship in meaningful and engaging ways for all ages.
- We prioritise faith formation for young people.
We live and share
- We participate in God’s mission.
- We serve others and share our faith by living and proclaiming hope.
- We help people to live fully as Christ shows us.
- We practically and spiritually care for those in need.
- We are hospitable; we share homes and meals with others.
- We proclaim our faith with word and action.
- We pray with and for others.
- We allow our whole lives to be shaped by our faith.
- We speak truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) on issues of social and global justice.
- We trust in the Holy Spirit, discerning together the will of God.