Our Vision

Our Vision

It’s time to rethink our Vision

St John’s Diamond Creek has been serving our local community for over 150 years. Over that time the good news we have shared about Jesus has remained unchanged. As Paul puts it:

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

This is still good news for Diamond Creek and the surrounding areas, and we want to share it and grow in Jesus together as a united community of his followers.

Thank you to those who provided feedback on our Vision 2025 Draft. Parish Council reviewed the detailed feedback at our August meeting and have provided the following summary of the feedback below. Please keep praying that God would lead and guide us as we shaped the vision based on this feedback.

As released, the draft statement included the following statements:

Mission:

Know Jesus. Make Jesus Known.

Vision:

Reconnect and build a multiethnic and intergenerational network of congregations and home hubs for the northern suburbs.

Values:

Pray expectantly,

Apply the bible to every part of life,

Serve God and other people,

Share Jesus in word and action, locally and globally,

Equip leaders from all generations.

Overview of responses

  • 27 People filled in the individual online survey
  • 4 Life Groups filled in the Life Group online survey, representing 35 people
  • 5 people sent email feedback on the draft vision
  • 1 additional Life Group sent written feedback, representing 8 people
  • This gives a total of 75 people who gave responses
  • All age groups from “Under 18” to “80+” were represented in responses
  • Every congregation was represented

Average responses

In light of our present circumstances at St John’s how much of a ‘stretch’ is this Vision to achieve by 2025?

For the following statements from the vision, please rate how strongly you connect with each statement. Does it resonate with you? Is God moving us in this direction?
(1 = No Connection; 3 = Neutral; 5 = Strong Connection)

What inspires you in this vision?

The most common themes were:

  • Reconnecting with each other
  • Becoming more multiethnic
  • A commitment to being intergenerational
  • The outward focus of the vision

Does anything in this vision concern you, or seem unrealistic?

The most common themes were:

  • The Northern Suburbs – what specific areas are we looking at and should it be our focus?
  • Home Hubs – what exactly are they and how will they work?
  • Is this vision too much of a stretch for our resources and energy levels?