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St. John's Lutheran Church

Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals

St. John's Values

 Preach, teach, and live the Gospel

 Welcoming church for all ages

 Shared leadership

St. John's Mission

Where Christ meets community

St. John's Vision

 Continue to grow in our faith

In 2007, St. John’s took the time to discern what we value, what our mission is, and what our vision for the future is. This process took several months but was worth the effort.

After we’d defined ourselves, we also took time to listen to what God is calling us to do, based on who we are. Every year since then we’ve worked to determine our one-year, three-year, and five-year goals. It’s been exciting to see what we’ve been able to accomplish each year, whether that’s been renovating the offices or the sanctuary or holding more social events.

We always encourage input from everyone at the church. If you have ideas on what you’d like to see at St. John’s, please talk to a council member or Pastor Sarah.

2016 Goals for St. John’s

1-Year Goals

   1. Pay our General Fund bills without borrowing from the Memorial


   2. Create master plan for landscaping and gardening (including sign)

   3. 2 AED's

   4. Scan all the confirmation pictures

   5. Marketing/Evangelism Group

3-Year Goals

   1. Alternative use/plan for parsonage

   2. 50-inch TV for basement

   3. New floor in basement

   4. Increase church attendance by 15% of current attendance

   5. Completely finish paying off lift

5-Year Goals

   1. Pay for a full-time pastor (increase hours for secretary & janitorial


   2. Two services each week

   3. Video

        a. Huge screen TVs in sanctuary

        b. Podcasts

   4. HVAC upgrades

   5. Replace basement chairs

Contact Us


St. John's Church

9812 St. Albans St.

Hebron, IL 60034 (map)


Church Office Hours: Wed. & Thur. 8:00am - 2:00pm


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