Who We Are
St. John’s Today
In 2015, St John’s undertook an examination of our future. A commission was formed and began its work with the springboard:
Live your faith and share your life.
Remembering our rich past as a hundred year old parish, yet still vibrant and dynamic, we formed a committee to consider our mission for the future. The group developed a Mission Action Plan (MAP) to proclaim and profess our tenets:
We live by faith, share Christ’s love, and are a voice of hope for all.
Our core values as a parish were determined to be:
Worship: We are grounded in Scripture, prayer, and engaging worship.
Fellowship: We share a Christ-centered relationship that welcomes, loves, and cares for each individual.
Community: We embody Christ’s love in relationship, caring for the needs of others through prayer, fellowship, ministering and service.
We defined our Community as simply wherever we are at a given moment.
We live our faith; therefore, St. John’s community is wherever we are. It is not about geography, it is about us – both inside and outside of the church.
Annual Goal Setting
Every year our St. John’s Vestry sets annual goals at its retreat in January to shape the work of the current year. Goals are set and assigned to a Commission for implementation.
Vestry Goals for 2018:
Continue to develop program of Invite, Welcome & Connect (Parish Life & Care Commission)
Connect to Community in hopes of increasing membership and expanding volunteer base:
St. John’s Day School (Christian Formation Commission)
Parishioners (Parish Life & Care Commission)
Elderly (Parish Life & Care Commission)
Community at Large (Outreach/Mission Commission and PR/Branding)
Transition well (Vestry Commission)
Retain and support staff through transition
Support congregation through transition
Increase Vestry presence at events
Improve Communication (Committee on Administration)
Continue to develop and increase participation in REALM
Improve website with mobile enhancements
Improve social media presence
Build Stewardship (Committee on Administration)
Our Rector Search Committee: Charlie Schindler (chair), David Bice, Jata Craighill, Tripp Duerson, Janet Hickman, Scott Kowalski, Doug Lee, Javaun Moradi, Meghan Moss, Elaine Passman, Anne Wood, Betsy Worthington