At St John’s, we are passionate partners in God’s global and local mission. We believe that God loves the whole world and so we pray, give money, and equip people for mission work locally, around Australia and throughout the world.
We do this by:
- supporting missionaries and mission organizations, both locally and overseas, through prayer and giving, including 15% of our offertory income,
- promoting mission partners, including events, prayer requests, and news updates,
- encouraging and equipping church members to be involved in mission outside of our church.
We are followers of Jesus Christ and we believe what He said, that he came to bring life in abundance to all who believe in Him (John 10:10). We don’t always get it right or do things perfectly, but we are trusting in God and His goodness as we learn to live like Jesus.
It is our joy as a church to serve the people in our neighbourhood, following the example of Jesus and living the love of God to others. Locally, we serve our community through:
- Mainly Music programs
- Korus Connect chaplaincy
- New Estates Welcoming
- Alpha courses
- Kid’s Hope mentoring
- Retirement Toolbox workshops
- Parenting Toolbox courses
- Leith Park Retirement Village Chapel Service
- Diamond Creek CFA Suppers
- Footy Chaplaincy
- Baby Boomers Lunches
- Love your Neighbours – supporting local businesses
- Diamond Creek Town Fair
- Diamond Creek Community Carols
We also give 15% of our offertory income directly to missions outside of our church. We support the following organisations: