Mission & Values of New St. John A.M.E. Church
Mission & Values
We value Biblical Truth: The bible is the foundation of our faith, the standard for living life, and the guide for making all of life's decisions.
We value Life-Change: The key to real .life-change is a faith-based relationship with Jesus Christ. Helping others experience that relationship is thefo undational motive for all that we do.
We value Personal Discipleship: Living out one's personal relationship with Christ on a practical and daily basis is essential. To help people accomplish this, intentional, personal discipleship is a top priority.
We value Practical Ministry: Our church loves to serve: We believe the lord has blessed us in so many ways that serving someone should be a neutral outcome.
We value Authenticity: In an atmosphere of openness and transparency, people are encouraged to be candid about theirpob lerms, hurts, and shortcomings. Sin has scared everyone. It's simply more evident in the lives of some. Our church serves as a spiritual hospital where God can meet the needs of all both individually and collectively in a confidential operating room.
We value ALL People: Because people are vital to God; people are important to us. No matter one's culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, or past spiritual experience, ALL people are valued at our church.
We commit to two challenges issued by Christ which are called the Great Commission: Matthew 28:19-20. The great Commandment resulted from a challenge issued by the religious leaders. Jesus summarized the duty of believers in a two-parts statement - Love God . . . Love People.
The Great Commission was given to the church by Jesus a little later explained the purpose for practicing the Great commandment - life change. That life-change is much more than simply "turning over a new leaf, it is a fresh start at life".