Welcome to St. John’s United Methodist Church located on Proctor Road in Sarasota, Florida. We currently have two worship services, Contemporary at 9:00 a.m. and Traditional at 11:00 a.m. Both services are also live-streamed for those who choose to worship with us online.
A Word From Pastor Jaime
Vision and Mission: What’s the Big Deal?
Greetings in the Name of Christ! I pray you are well and encouraged. With the start of every new year, we have new expectations and dreams. We do not want to move forward too abruptly from the previous year; there’s intrinsic value in considering every blessing received from God, particularly, in a year like the one we had. At the same time, we want to launch into what may be next in this exciting journey called life in Christ. We engage in this process as individuals, and as a community of faith. Since October, our Visioning Team, comprised of 12 members plus me, has worked very hard in prayerfully considering what lays ahead for St. John’s. We have duly reviewed last year’s ministry and have discerned a vision and mission for 2021!
We hear about vision and mission frequently. Just about every business we engage with has a vision and mission. Perhaps you remember a former place of employment or a current place of employment and their stated vision, mission, and values. Vision and mission are important because they help us remain faithful to what we discern God has called us to do from an individual or corporate standpoint. Furthermore, there are risks associated with not having clearly identified vision and mission. I am certain you can recall a time or ten in your life when you have been lost and wish you knew more clearly where you were supposed to go. Being there, done that!
Vision and mission are often used interchangeably as terms. Well, for the sake of our ministry together, we have decided that vision has to do with what we are all about. What is it that we are trying to accomplish? Mission, on the other hand, has to do with how we go about it. The value of these concepts cannot be understated. In fact, we find in Scripture that, “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is one who keeps the Law.” (Proverbs 29:18, NASB)
Join us on Sundays in February for our series simply titled, Vision. Not only will you find out about St. John’s vision and mission, but you may also hear the voice of God speak to you about a vision and mission for your life. Don’t miss it. Peace to you and yours!
We go on,
Serving All. Following One,
Pastor Jaime Faberllé
6611 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
For emergency and pastoral care needs, please call 941-210-9229.
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.