Who are we?
Rose Crafton, Beth Meier, Laura Nelson and Pam Rosenberger
What are we about?
In order to fulfill St. John’s Mission “to help one more person get to heaven by pointing them to Jesus Christ,” each of us in the St. John’s family must Work Together. The W in St. John’s G.R.O.W. ministry focus stands for Working Together, and equipping the people of St. John’s in Working Together to serve God and His Creation is what the Equipping Team is all about. God tells us “now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27) and “for we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10). Each of us is a valuable and essential part of God’s plan and created to “use whatever gift he has received to serve others” (1 Peter 4:10). The Equipping Team’s Vision (and our commitment and prayer) is that each person in our St. John’s family is supported in recognizing and using his or her God-given talents and passions to glorify God and expand His Kingdom.
What are we going to do?
Each of us is no accident! Through our faith in Jesus Christ, God has SHAPEd each of us with a purpose for this specific time and place in our lives and in the work of Christ’s Kingdom. The Equipping Team will soon roll-out a tool called SHAPE Discovery to assist each of us in coming to a better understanding of our unique Ministry SHAPE by identifying our:
- Spiritual Gift(s)
- Heart (Passions)
- Personality, and
In addition to identifying each person’s unique God-given gifts, the Equipping Team will work to match spiritual gifts, abilities and interests with our ministry goals. We will also organize events for inspiration and fellowship and provide resources to support the St. John’s family to use our gifts to “help one more person get to heaven by pointing them to Jesus Christ.” Please let Rose, Beth, Laura or Pam know if you have ideas, questions or concerns, or would like to assist the Equipping Team. We are blessed through faith in Christ Jesus and we pray that God bless each of us to be a blessing to others by using our gifts to serve His Kingdom!