ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CORE VALUES
The fundamental essence of St. John’s core values is this church CARES about its congregation, community, environment and civic responsibilities. How this church and its congregation care is what makes St. John’s special.
Here is how St. John’s CARES:
Connect – St. John’s connects with people no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. We connect without judgement, and recognize everyone has their own spiritual path. Through the process of connecting with each other and our community we strengthen our own connection with God, ourselves and the communities in which we live.
Assist – St. John’s strives to assist people regardless of faith, race, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic status. We build and adapt our services to assist our congregation—including our children and youth—in helping to meet their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical needs. St. John’s strives to assist parishioners at anytime and anywhere.
Respect – St John’s respects peoples’ faith, spirituality, religious backgrounds and personal journeys. Respect helps St. John’s offer a warm, welcoming, inclusive and safe environment of worship. Respect enables St. John’s members to share more deeply and learn from each other and other religions which aids us to better serve and contribute to our friends, families, and communities.
Embrace – St John’s embraces change and views change as an opportunity for personal and communal spiritual growth. We embrace children and youth as symbols of change. St. John’s embraces empowering people to develop, foster, and strengthen their own personal connections with Jesus Christ.
S– St John’s serves God with open hearts and minds to all ages by honoring traditional Christian practices. St. John’s seeks to provide spiritual nourishment to its youth, congregation and communities in a functional and practical way, and to meet the ever-changing societal demands of its parishioners.