Our mission is to connect all people to Christ, and grow in our love for him, as we serve him together.
Our Mission as a church is:
‘To connect all people to Christ, and grow in our love for him, as we serve him together’
This is summarised as ‘Connect, Grow, Serve’. All that we do as a church seeks to pursue at least one of these key mission objectives.
In 2017 we committed to the following vision for 2017-2021
- Welcoming, Well Connected and Diverse;
- Loving and vibrant where each person is valued; and with
- Commitment to Biblical Teaching and its practical application;
- Developed and equipped Pastoral Care Teams; and
- Every member growing in their engagement with God, each other, and our mission.
We are currently considering the next stage of our vision for 2021-2025.
Values are all about how we want to serve God together as a team and family in Christ. Our values are:
We value a deepening understanding of God, his Word, each other, and our community.
We value genuine friendships that promote connectedness and belonging through loving relationships.
We value caring for each other materially, spiritually, and prayerfully.
We value joyful fellowship celebrating our connection in Christ and with each other.
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STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
St John’s Sutherland
Tom is married to Simone and together they have three children at various stages of high school and university. Tom has served at St John’s since 2012 and considers it a great privilege to have the opportunity to share the good news about Jesus with others in Sutherland. Tom loves a good book, time relaxing with family and friends, and enjoying the beauty of the local beaches and bush.
Tim is married to Liv and has a background in Chemistry. He loves anything sport related, especially soccer. Tim loves serving alongside others as he and others grow in maturity. He is looking forward to the challenge of studying at Moore College, and being equipped and trained for a lifetime of ministry.
Carly is married to Graham and is the first point of contact for enquiries with weddings, baptisms, funerals, the use of the church building and halls as well as visitors to the church office. She is also responsible for many behind the scenes activities including social media, the weekly service bulletins and presentations. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her family, catching up with friends over a cuppa and doing pilates.
Donald Robinson Village Chaplaincy
Donald Robinson Village Chaplain
John was born and grew up in Kenya, in East Africa, his parents and grandparents before them having been missionaries. They left Africa for the UK and ended up here, in Australia, within a couple of years – which has been home ever since. Having finished his education here, John became a teacher, before going into Anglican ministry. Over the past 23 years, he has served in various roles, most recently as rector of the parish of Keiraville, in Wollongong. John is married to Janine, and they have three adult children and one grandchild.
Donald Robinson Village Chaplain
Faye started life in England and arrived in Australia when she was 7. She was the quiet one at school, happy to go unnoticed and under the radar. The real journey began at 17 when a friend invited her to youth group… she realised that Jesus not only saw her, he loved her! His love continues to fuel her life… along with a love of the outdoors, time with family and shared cups of tea.
St John’s Wardens
Warden and Volunteer Parish Administrator
St John’s Sutherland is committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people, particularly within its own community. To ensure the safety of children and vulnerable people in our communities, St John’s Sutherland, in conjunction with the Anglican Church of Australia, uses a range of policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment for everyone. We look forward to seeing you and your children at our children and youth ministries.