St John’s Vision and Values


Trying to capture the heart of any Church community by way of a set of statements is always a potentially risky thing to do. What do we include? How do give full enough expression of what makes us tick without writing a book? How do we balance the ‘now but not yet (i.e. what we are, set alongside what we long to become) of our life together? It is a daunting task; but that said it is a very necessary one. This is because such a set of statements (however framed) helps remind us all what God has laid on our hearts – hopefully biblically based, Spirit-led and highly relevant for the world we occupy. From this we seek to live out faithful and fulfilling lives, with these statements as a reminder of who we are, and a helpful compass to steer us on our way.

Summary of our Statements

Our Purpose:
To love God and neighbour by producing mature Christians

Our Priorities:

Worship, Ministry, Fellowship, Discipleship, Evangelism & Mission

Our Vision:
To be a faithful community committed to God in passionate worship; to one another in devoted service ; and to the world in sacrificial love

Our Values:
We value God: all He is; all He’s given us; and all He’s helping us to become

Our Mission:
To reach non – Christians with the Good News of Jesus
To provide a church home for Christians in the Harborne area
To unite the spiritual and rational aspects of the gospel
To establish missional communities to reach people with the Gospel
To pursue and demonstrate unity within and beyond St John’s

Our Strapline:
A heart for God, our City and the Nations

Click here to read our full Vision and Values Statement Document

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