Jesus said, "The truth will set you free"
We believe it!
Our mission is simple, and given to us by Jesus: We exist to make disciples of Jesus. Therefore we aim to help people begin to start to follow him, and encourage them to grow together in their faith, enjoyment of and obedience to him.
We have three aspirations at St John’s, which drive every gathering, initiative and activity in our church:
1. Treasure God
Above all things we put God first in our lives, valuing him more highly than anything else and living whole-heartedly for him. This comes from the 1st great commandment.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)
2. Love one another
Sacrificial, love is true freedom, and the only natural response to God’s infinite, costly love of us shown in Jesus. Therefore we support, care, serve and encourage each other as brothers and sisters in his family.
”Let us love one another, for love comes from God” (1 John 4:7).
3. Represent Jesus
We reach out to others with compassion, integrity and grace with the saving message of the gospel. We serve those outside of the church to embody the words of the Apostle Paul:
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us” (2 Cor 5:20).
Our Values: Truth & Love
We are firmly founded in ultimate truth – the gospel. This includes believing propositional statements of classical Christian faith and hold certain moral convictions. Yet, we see beauty and significance in the true Gospel – it has explanatory and transformative power. Therefore truth isn’t about what is just in our heads, it’s also about our hearts – what we desire.
Holding onto the value of Love means that we have a generous spirit, we show social compassion. It means that talk about sin and brokenness doesn’t prevent us from humbly reaching out to anyone, regardless of background or history. It means that we can profoundly disagree with someone and yet love them at the same time.
From these values many others will arise (e.g. devotion to God’s word, radical generosity etc.), but Truth and Love are our foundational values.
We have a number of link missionaries, both in Australia and overseas, who we support financially and through prayer, as partners seeking to Share Christ.
It is our prayer that God will use our partnership to see many people, from all different cultures and beliefs to be made “alive with Christ”.
Our Staff Team: