Our vision at St John's is simple and centred on the teachings of Jesus:
We want to know Jesus and make Jesus known to the people of Farley Hill.
St John's is is part of the New Wine network of churches and as such we share the same values:
The Need for Salvation – we want to be faithful guardians of an unchanging message about the person and work of Jesus, and the need for personal salvation and sanctification.
Cross & Resurrection – we want to honour all that Jesus has done for us on the cross, and to embrace the way of the cross for ourselves, while also knowing the power of his resurrection to set us free.
Gracious & Truthful – we want to be kind and generous in the way we think and speak about others whether they agree or disagree with us, while also clearly communicating what we believe and why we believe it.
Every Member Ministry – we want to equip every Christian to serve like Jesus in their home, church, work and life-place.
Mission & Community – we want to see our church become a missionary movement to love and reach the lost, to care for the poor and to bring justice to our homes, neighbourhood and workplaces, while also being a grace-filled community in which people can find relationship, healing, faith, hope and love.
Natural & Supernatural – we want to see every Christian using all the natural reason, wisdom and skill that they can, while also learning to operate in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit to minister to others in love and power as Jesus did.
Now & Not yet of the Kingdom – we want to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God and to see that confirmed by miraculous signs and wonders, while also ministering grace to all, knowing that suffering will be part of life until Jesus returns and makes all things new.
Transcendence & Presence – we want to live lives that celebrate God’s awesome power, transcendent majesty and sovereign work, while at the same time experiencing his intimate presence as we encounter him in heartfelt worship.
Uniity & Diversity – we want to work with everyone who holds these values in open, mutually accountable friendship, while also acknowledging and honouring differences in leadership style, church characteristics and denominational emphasis.
Word & Spirit – we want to derive all we believe, teach and do from the Bible as the written word of God, while also learning to hear and obey the voice of the Spirit speaking to us individually and collectively.