We see the people of St. John working passionately shoulder to shoulder in the ministries set before us, a body that is continuously discerning together all that Jesus is calling us to do, with each member serving in the right places, with the right hearts, in the right ways.
We envision St. John as fertile ground for making, encouraging and strengthening disciples of Jesus Christ. It is an environment energized by relevant, dynamic worship services and engaging study groups. We see the building of spiritual mentors and deep spiritual friendships being fostered. We see a church where the desire to grow is watered, fed and nourished, and where, by His grace, we become more like Jesus Christ.
We envision the people of St. John United Church empowered by the Holy Spirit, with hearts on fire, taking the light, hope and good news of Jesus Christ into the Hamilton community and beyond. Compelled by Christ’s love and the power the gospel holds to transform lives, we will be ambassadors sharing a message of lasting peace, joy and fulfillment that only Jesus Christ can give. Where Christ leads, we follow, serving as His heart, hands and feet, bringing glory to the Father.
We envision the people of St. John as being truly and abundantly alive. We see a body where all are warmly welcomed and embraced with a generous, genuine and gracious hospitality that is spiritually relevant to people of all ages and stages of faith.
We see the people of St. John encouraging and challenging one another to give Jesus Christ our very best on all occasions, because He is worthy and all we have is from Him. Our pursuit of excellence is not only evident in our ministry settings, but also bears witness in our everyday lives by the loving and respectful ways we live in our families, community and among all who cross our paths.