Christian Education

Christian Education is not an event, program or activity. Christian Education is Bible-based, Christ-centered and student-related process of communicating God’s Word through the power of the Holy Spirit for reaching individuals with the gospel and guiding them into Christian living. In simple terms, Christian Education is the disciple-making ministry of the church. – LaVerne Tolbert

Our goal, through Christian Education at St. John Church is to present Jesus Christ, nurture spiritual growth and outreach to the world through contemporary and traditional programs at various levels for all people. We aim to produce people who are biblically literate, doctrinally sound and socially relevant.

1. Christian Conversion – to lead an individual through biblical teachings and the operation of the Holy Spirit to a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
2. Christian Maturity – to lead an individual to grow into spiritual maturity resulting in Christ like character.
3. Christian Outreach – to lead an individual to engage in the mission and ministry of Christ through the church and in the world

WHAT IS IT? The teacher certification program is a 4-hour course designed to support those with the gift and/or desire to teach. The certification is a hand-on classroom setting that teaches the what, why and how of Christian Educations.  Skills and concepts are demonstrated to better prepare potential teachers. A completed lesson plan is required of each student to be certified to teach in the SJC ministry.

The Journey begins when a person joins St. John Church-Unleashed. After one has joined SJC the first step is to complete New Members Orientation and the Care Group Classes. The second phase of The Journey has four opportunities for spiritual growth and personal development. The goal of the Christian Education Department is to provide learning opportunities that cover all aspects of Christian living for all ages.

CHURCH SCHOOL – As believers we are to study the Word of God on a consistent basis. Church School is a group study with an approved curriculum providing a firm foundation for spiritual growth.


DISCIPLESHIP – Our small group setting allows you to connect with other believers in an interactive learning environment. Your spiritual growth will be supported through the study of God’s Word, open discussions and serving others.



PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT- This area of growth focuses on one’s daily living experiences. SJC is concerned about your physical fitness, financial matters, your future mate and other areas of your life.







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