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Mutual Ministry

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up-building. Romans 14:19 (ESV)

By constitution, we have a mutual ministry committee. It is appointed jointly by the president of the council (currently Phil Mills) and the pastor.

The committee consists of the president of the church council, the pastor and currently five members of the congregation each serving three year terms. (The proposed new constitution drops the number to 3 members of the congregation each serving three year terms with one new member appointed annually).

The committee meets the second or third Wednesday of most months, depending on the pastor’s schedule and the ministry needs of the congregation.

The committee is composed of persons who are perceptive, concerned, trusted and approved both by the pastor and the president of the church council. The committee is not a policy making group, but rather people that interpret the ministry needs of the congregation and how the pastor and the congregation can mutually meet these needs.

The mutual ministry committee is also an advisory group for the pastor to bounce his ideas off of and talk about his, dreams and visions as they relate to all the ministries of the congregation.

The committee evaluates the pastor’s ministry to the congregation and points out possible areas of improvement as it relates to the congregation and its needs.

The committee supports the pastor by providing a place to air personal anxieties concerning the mutual ministries of the congregation, and relationships within the congregation.

The mutual ministry committee is aware of the ministry needs of the congregation, and the emotional and physical needs of the Pastor as they relate to the ministry needs of the congregation.

I feel fortunate that here at St. John’s we have a great mutual ministry committee that aides me in making our mutual ministry together as effective as possible. It is an essential part of our pursuit for peace, understanding, growth and for mutual up-building of each and every one of us as we come together as one body, the body of Christ in this place at this time.


In Christ,

Pastor Ernie

news & events

November 6First Sunday

First Sunday is November 6th. We will gather in fellowship hall from 5 to 6 pm for a casual, relaxed hour of eating, singing, reading scripture and praying to connect and grow as a community. Bring your favorite bible, sandwiches for your family and a few to spare. St. John’s is providing chips and soft drinks.

November 10Men’s Breakfast

Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 AM at Greg's BBQ in Statesville. (Please note change!)

November 12Community Breakfast

8 AM-10 AM in St. John's Fellowship Hall. Come & bring your neighbor—Donations to benefit local charities.

November 13Annual Congregational Meeting

The Annual Congregational Meeting is Sunday, November 13 after worship. At this meeting we will vote on Council / Investment Committee members for 2017 and approve the 2017 Proposed Budget. The new constitution which was approved unanimously on October 9, will also be ratified. Please plan to attend this important meeting.


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Sunday, October 23

9:30 am Bible Studies
10:30 am Worship

Tuesday, October 25

1:30 pm Ladies Bible Study: Jesus the One and Only
7:00 pm Yokefellow Meeting

Wednesday, October 26

6:00 pm Handbells
7:00 pm Chancel Choir

Thursday, October 27

12:00 pm Lunch, Scripture & Prayer
6:00 pm Civitans

Sunday, October 30
-Reformation Sunday

9:30 am Bible Studies
10:30 am Worship

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