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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 Debbie.

2018 Goals for St. John’s

1-Year Goals

   1. Continue to increase family/community participation.

       a. Continue with one activity quarterly (at least 25 people

           participating) Movie night, bonfire,bowling, camping, game night,

           swimming, FMSC, etc. 

       b. Children's choir/adult bell choir quarterly. 

   2. Pay our General Fund bills without borrowing from another Fund.

       a. Put 1/2 of the rent money from parsonage into Memorial Fund.

   3. Continue to increase participation in existing small groups.

       a. Men's group, girlfriends group, bible study, senior programs,

           crafty people, etc.

       b. Develop member care group.

   4. Develop safety training team to teach safety procedures throughout

       building and grounds.

   5. Develop on-going usher training.

   6. Two worship services each week.

   7. Confirmation pictures displayed. 

3-Year Goals

   1. Full time pastor (2020)

   2. A/V completed with at least 10 people trained on usage.

   3. Video and Podcast (2020)

   4. Weather protect stained glass windows.

   5. Outdoor storage building with concrete floor.

   6. Concrete pavilion floor. 

5-Year Goals

   1. New sign and front landscaping.

   2. New flooring in basement.

   3. New chairs for basement.

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St. John's Church

9812 St. Albans St.

Hebron, IL 60034


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


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