YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other,
as indeed you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
WELCOME TO ST. JOHN'S
We are a joyful, small-but-mighty congregation focused on serving others, being in community, and making transformative change in downtown Madison. Click here for our newly adopted Mission, Vision, and What We Value statement.
We have a passion for doing ministry with the homeless, marginally housed, and currently or formerly incarcerated, offering space to Off the Square Club, Porchlight DIGS program, and Backyard Mosaic Women's Project. We provide emergency financial assistance to those in need through the Emergency Fund and are currently redeveloping our property into 100+ units of affordable housing, plus worship and community space.
We don't do any of these things perfectly,
and we know better than to take ourselves too seriously.
All in all, we're trying. Everyday we embody the both/and nature of our Lutheran theology. We are both saints and sinners, broken and whole, perfect and in need of mercy. We are a community of believers on a journey. We know we will get some of the details wrong, and trust that we follow a God of compassion. With 166 years of service, we have set out to continue to share God's love with our neighbors.
Join us on this journey.