PASTORAL VISION GIVEN BY THE LORD
* Develop true disciples of Jesus Christ
* Spread the Gospel all over the World
* Another Worship facility, e.g. New Church, another church building
* Build Strong Leader
* Establish a Day Care Center
* Life changing Men and Women Conferences
* World Class Youth Ministry touching young people all across this city
* Bible Study becomes as important to members as Sunday Church Service
* More members to begin to attend Worship Experiences on a regularly and consistent basis
* Sunday School attendance increase
* Establish annual retreats for the spiritual growth of the church
* Get more members to begin to tithe
St. John Mission Statement
To minister to person’s from all walks of life, to preach the Gospel to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to preach Deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the Blind. St. John the Great is Christ-Centered, Word Based, and Holy Ghost led; called to make a difference in a person’s life through Preaching, Teaching, Praise, Worship, and Discipleship, with an urban and inner city agenda.
St. John the Great Baptist Church’s Armor bearers
The purpose of the Armor Bearer Ministry is to provide strength for their Pastor, to have a deep sense of respect and to accept and tolerate his personality and his way of doing things. An Armor Bearer must understand the Pastor’s thoughts and walk in agreement and submission to advance the most important goals. They must support the Pastor and must have a disposition that will eagerly gain victory for their Pastor.
St. John the Great Baptist Church’s Choir Mission Statement
The purpose of the St. John the Great Church Choir is three-fold:
- Glorify God
- Proclaim God’s Word through music
- Minister to and through those who serve in St. John’s Music Ministry.
The fulfillment of our mission is dependent upon an earnest commitment from each choir member to God, His church and community and to the standards of the choir and the procedures set forth by the Choir Committee.
St. John the Great Baptist Church’s Deacons
Mission Statement: As extended arms of the Pastor, we minister to the congregation as his representatives in matters that will further the growth of the individual member and the corporate body. It is our responsibility to attend to the needs of the Pastor and the members of the church, as related to the spiritual and the temporal needs that may arise. As Deacons, we are passionate to develop a more Christ-like congregation and are committed to the standard of ministry proclaimed by the written and preached Word of God.
St. John the Great Church’s Hospitality Committee Mission Statement
Mission Statement: The ministry seeks to glorify God by creating an atmosphere where both members and guests of New Vision feel accepted in our fellowship. Its members serve as an important link in God’s chain to assist in bringing people to Christ. The members of this ministry are committed to doing whatever is necessary to enhance each persons worship experience
St. John the Great Baptist Church’s (Intercessory Prayer)
Mission Statement: We believe that there is power in prayer, power in the name of the Lord and power in the Word of God. Our purpose is to intercede on behalf of others as the Spirit of God leads us. Praying for the universal and local body of Christ, our Pastor, homes, communities and salvation of the lost.
St. John the Great Baptist Church’s Ministers
To serve as directed, by the Pastor to edify the church. Responsibilities are to serve in regular areas of Ministry such as teaching, visitation, evangelism, as well as some preaching and worship leadership.
The associated minister is to be part of a close team relationship with the pastor and to be available for ministry assignment. Ministers are to be engaged in worship/praise during the service, and be able to step in for the Pastor as needed. Support, Love, and encouragement is needed in order to further the ministry.
St. John the Great Church’s Praise Team Mission Statement
Our mission is to guide the congregation in a holy and anointed praise and worship service. We have a desire to be used truly and totally by God, so that the believer can be motivated to go higher in Christ and that every yoke in the unbelievers’ life can be broken. Our mission is to serve our church and most of all the Lord in our personal lives and as a whole.
St. John the Great Baptist Church’s Ushers
To work together toward the vision that God has given to our Pastor for the church. To be faithful in the position and duteous in our work. To have honor and integrity as officer in the house of God. A church Usher is an officer of the church he or she serves. An official whose business is to introduce visitors, to walk before persons of rank to fore run as a doorkeeper. The church Usher helps the Pastor to make the service a success by putting the congregation in the right frame of mind to receive the message.
The Usher meets the people with a pleasant smile, a warm welcome, and directs them to comfortable seats. The Usher sees to it that perfect order is kept in and around the church at all times during the services. Ushers are forerunners-For they prepare the church for the quest, by seeing that the church is in proper condition to receive the guest, they see that fans, church literature, collection envelopes and any other things that are to be distributed to the congregation are in there proper places.
Church Ushers are doorkeepers in the house of God, and guard it all times during the service. Church Ushers are missionaries for they propagate the church spirit throughout the congregation. Church Ushers are to have a spiritual relationship with God by praying, fasting and studying the word of God.