This is SJD
"We give to SJD because it has instilled a deep sense of faith in our children, has provided us with a plethora of opportunities to grow and serve, and has given us a sense of belonging within a community that we love."

— Alecia & Matthew Summers

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Vision 2023

2022 saw our church family regather in a big way! Our young family membership and engagement has increased over 24% this year, young adult membership has grown over 62%, 1,164 parishioners are participating in groups and classes, and we will give over 3000 lbs of food for 2,500+ meals from food drives for Epiphany Community Health and Outreach Services this year.

In 2023, we plan to:

  • Increase the number of people participating in worship, discipleship, and fellowship at St. John the Divine.
  • Expand the presence of our young adults and young families in our parish.
  • Move the church into the city of Houston through a significant missional initiative birthed by the Community Engagement Project that will come alongside at-risk youth and young adults through deep relationships and mentoring.
  • Continue our mission of Changing Lives for God in Christ and be a community where parishioners thrive through their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other while being equipped and empowered to live their faith in the world.

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A Message from the Rector

Unique to the Christian faith is the miracle of the Incarnation when, as our patron, St. John poetically writes, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Among the profound implications of this divine action is that God’s power works not only through spiritual realities but also in material things: flesh and blood, bread and wine, water, etc. To be Incarnational people means to believe that the things of this world can be the very instruments of God’s blessing. So it is with our financial giving to the church.

— The Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill, rector

Pledging Empowers

  • Pledging Empowers Identity
    Making a pledge to SJD, regardless of the amount, says, “I am a part of something larger than myself, I believe in what we are doing and becoming as a church, and I’m in!”
  • Pledging Empowers Accountability
    Pledging allows you to intentionally give of your first fruits and allows the church to come alongside you and respectfully and prayerfully encourage you in your generosity goals.
  • Pledging Empowers the Ministry Budget
    Pledges represent our first and primary source of income and it is a vital tool in the process of developing and managing a healthy church budget. Our budget is a ministry funding plan that helps our leadership prayerfully and responsibly discern the viability of envisioned ministry initiatives.

At St. John the Divine, every pledge and every gift, no matter what amount, makes a valued contribution to our mission and ministry. Every pledge will help us meet our goal of 700 pledges and $5.75 million in pledges. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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