WE ARE THE HANDS & FEET
OF JESUS . . .
IT’S OUR WAY OF LIFE AT ST JOHN UMC
St John UMC is a United Methodist Church, based in Chattanooga, TN, created and dedicated to serve the community by expressing Christ’s love through word, deed and action.
 
 
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
 
OUR VISION
Our vision is that in all ministries we seek ways in which we might plant, water, and harvest the seeds of God’s love in our community so that
our mission might be fulfilled.
OUR HOPE
Our hope is that every person who becomes an active part of the St John UMC Community would prayerfully consider how God might have them to offer themselves back to Christ, being His hands and His feet, serving the world around us a means of fulfilling our mission and vision.
OUR STAFF
Carl Blackburn
SENIOR PASTOR
Jacqueline Davis-Gines
YOUTH PASTOR
Judy Reich
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Ian Porter
WORSHIP LEADER
Teri Hamby
OFFICE MANAGER
DeAnna Prather
COMMUNICATIONS
Hannah Messer
BOOKKEEPER
Joyce Stanbery
ORGANIST
OUR BELIEFS
  • We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the church as the body of Christ made up of believers in Jesus Christ, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
  • We believe that salvation comes by confession of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, to believe in the heart that Jesus died and rose from the dead, and to proclaim with the mouth that He is Lord.
  • We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible Word of God; inerrant as originally given, verbally inspired by God, the complete and sufficient revelation of His will for salvation and conduct.
  • We believe in the Great Commission; to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. Amen.
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WE ARE PLANTERS, WATERERS, & HARVESTERS
AS we continue to learn how to seek the Lord with our whole heart, we do so with GOD’s purpose for us in mind.  Our Creator has created us to be those who plant, water, and harvest.  This is what we pray as we learn to live into GOD’s design for our lives.
 
 
 
CREATOR GOD, teach us how to be seed planters. Teach us YOUR design for St. John UMC as a community of planters.  Please, LORD, teach us most effective means of planting seeds of the good news of Your Son, Jesus Christ . . . show us our field.
 
 
 
 
JESUS, would You show us how to water new and established growth alike, teaching us how to teach, encourage, and challenge each other to become FULLY developed followers of Christ?
 
 
 
 
HOLY SPIRIT, would You continue to teach us how to be fruit-bearers, and would You teach us how to help cultivate other fruit-bearers so that both the harvest as well as the workers of the harvest would be plentiful
THANK YOU, LORD!