Our Decade of Vision
- Grow the number of “Professions of Faith” by 15% each year for the next ten years.
- In the next ten years: begin 9 House Churches and three new worshipping communities.
- Move toward the goal of having 80% of congregation (including children) in regular spiritual growth/studies.
- Find or Develop and administrate a tool to track spiritual growth.
- Have an annual focus on young people entering fulltime Christian service.
- Seek excellent, transforming, inspiring worship.
- Raise Fort Wayne Community Schools to the highest graduation rate in Allen County.
- Within ten years have 1000 Kenya Simba Scholars.
The United Methodist churches in Indiana are part of a worldwide church that holds to the basic teachings of Christianity, and we consider ourselves part of the whole church of Jesus Christ made up of many denominations.
Saint Joseph is part of an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world. We encourage everyone who seeks to respond to God’s love, to grow in spiritual strength, and to participate in a community providing support and opportunities for service. We are followers of Jesus Christ and believe that everyone can experience God’s love through Christ and be changed. This is God’s “amazing grace.”
This grace fills us with an assurance that we are God’s beloved children, and gives us courage to live our lives with strength, integrity, love and compassion. God wants us, both as individuals and as communities to be better than we are. So we are active in applying God’s truth to our own lives, and to the larger communities of which we are a part.
While we are bound together by these truths, we celebrate a wide diversity of opinions about many matters. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, said that Methodists are not defined by their opinions but by how much they love God and “shed God’s love abroad in the world.”
We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage, by visiting the official website of the United Methodist Church.