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Where are we going and how will we get there?

These are two basic questions all people asking directions need to consider, in order to get to wherever it is they hope to go.  They are also two key questions any organization, INCLUDING a church, needs to ask if it wants to stay on target and on purpose.

Recently, St. John has been asking these questions, starting with the Congregation Council at an April retreat and moving forward in the months following with the wider congregation.  Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:

OUR VISION (i.e., Where are we going?  What is the preferred future to which God is calling us?) . . .

We envision a world fed and led by God

OUR MISSION (i.e., How will we get there?  What one or two key actions will move us along the path of realizing God’s vision for us?) . . .

Fed and led by God, we live as a neighbor—

  • in the West Central community,
  • the city of Fort Wayne, and
  • all the world.

So . . . what do you think?


West Central Development News — City Buys 8 Properties

See the following link to learn more about a recent city purchase that could be good news for the West Central neighborhood’s future development . . .

http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/home/City-Buys-8-West-Central-Properties-To-Be-Redeveloped-VIDEO-248909151.html

City Buys 8 West Central Properties To Be Redeveloped (VIDEO) | Indiana’s NewsCenter: News, Sports, Weather, Fort Wayne WPTA-TV, WISE-TV, and CW | Home

City Buys 8 West Central Properties To Be Redeveloped (VIDEO) | Indiana’s NewsCenter: News, Sports, Weather, Fort Wayne WPTA-TV, WISE-TV, and CW | Home.

How would you like your home blessed?

A Home Blessing is a wonderful way to welcome and invite God into your home, whether a new or long time resident, whether a house, an apartment or mobile home.  The blessing usually involves  prayer, lighting a candle, Bible readings and moving from room to room to bless various areas of your home.

Pastor Paul enjoys providing this service to folk, whether a member of St. John or a neighbor in our wider community.  Just call the church office at 426-5751, x100 to set up a time and/or learn more.