Everyone is searching for something. Forgiveness, hope, family, purpose, connections, help, redemption…

THE LIST IS ENDLESS, BUT THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE.

 
Jesus! God’s gift, given to every person, regardless of your history, no matter your current situation, with a promise of a blessed future.
 
Just COME & SEE!
 
         
 
2023 Theme:
 
In a world filled with shifting sand, that comes in many forms (politically, socially, sexually, mentally and so many others), we want our focus this year to be Foundation and having an unwavering faith, no matter what the world throws at us. Join us this Sunday as we “Pursue” a “Destination” to an unwavering faith and living an “Intentional” and “Authentic” life of “Discipleship” that establishes a firm “Foundation”. Just Come and See!
 
 
 
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Sunday School @ 9am
Worship Service @ 10am
Located at: 508 Jefferson St. 
St. Joe IN 46721 
 
 

Who We Are

St. Joe Church of Christ is here to CONNECT people with God and each other, to provide an atmosphere where we can GROW our faith in God, and to SERVE one another in the name of Christ.

 What We Believe

1. St. Joe Church of Christ is a congregation that recognizes the Bible as God’s inspired and authoritative word (2 Timothy 3:16).
 
2. We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only son and that He is literally God in the flesh; becoming a man after already existing as God in Heaven (John 1:1,14; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:17).
 
3. We believe that Jesus died on the cross, on purpose, so that He might be the perfect sacrifice for our sins (Romans 5:1-8).
 
4. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after He was crucified. His resurrection demonstrated His power over death and validated His words and ministry (1 Corinthians 15:3-7).
 
5. We believe that Jesus will return some day to take us to be with Him in Heaven, and that He will reign with absolute power and authority (Matthew 24:36-44, 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).
 
6. We believe that a person needs to accept Jesus Christ to be saved from sin and to go to Heaven (John 3:16; 14:6).
 
7. We believe the way to be saved is found in the Bible. It says that a person must hear and believe that Jesus is God’s Son (Romans 10:14); they must understand that they have fallen short of God’s Glory by sinning against God (Romans 3:23); they must realize that they cannot make it to heaven on their own merits: it is by God’s grace that we are given the opportunity to be saved (Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 6:23); they must confess their belief in Christ and be willing to place their trust in Him (Romans 10:11); they must be baptized (immersion) into Christ for the forgiveness of their sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-7).
 
8. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells true believers and acts as a Counselor, Comforter, Teacher, Developer of spiritual fruits and Giver of spiritual gifts (John 14:25,26; Galatians 5:22,23; I Corinthians 12:4-6; Ephesians 4:11-13).

9. We believe the church is God’s people (Matthew 16:18), consisting of those who are saved in Christ. The church is to give glory to God in worship (Ephesians 5:19,20); to evangelize (Matthew 28:19); and to teach the believers how to bring glory and honor to Jesus in their lifestyles (Ephesians 4:5), recognizing Him as Head of the church (Ephesians 5:23).

 
We know that is a lot to take in, so just
Come & See!

Church Staff & Leaders

Preaching Minister:

Donny Goff

Donny has been in ministry since 1997. He and his wife, Casy, have three children. Morgan is grown and married. Brady, who is at Central Christian College of the Bible, and Austin, who attends Eastside High School. The family enjoys games and movies, as well as trips to zoos and aquariums. Donny is an avid aquarium keeper, something his wife calls an obsession. This obsession has spilled over into ornamental ponds as well. He is also a fan of reading, and enjoys sci-fi. Donny is not shy and you will find he is an open book about all that God has done in and through his life. From mistakes to triumphs, he gives all the credit to God, and wants to help others grow in the relationship with Christ.

You can connect with Donny via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Associate Minister:

Dustin Cross
Dustin graduated in 2012 from Central Christian College Of The Bible but has been involved in ministry since 2006. Dustin is married to Tianna and they are excited for what the future has in store for them in St. Joe. They are the proud parents of a sweet little girl, Sadie & a furry little one named Brodie… Yes he is a  dog! Dustin  has a vast array of interests which include music, art, pizza, Nerf, and Legos, just to name a few. Dustin loves to have fun and loves to get people involved in that fun. He looks forward to building relationships with the people in the church and community and wants to help them realize God’s great love for them and discover what that means for their loves.
 
 

Elders

     Carlyle Holman
     Rod Laux
     Jerry Storer
     Jerry Markle
     Allen Holman   
     Walter Prosser

Deacons

    Jason Holman
    Mike Mills
    Les Yoder
    Joe Prosser

Treasurer

    Joe Prosser
 

Custodian

    Kelly Talik

Secretary

     Casy Goff
 

Preschool

    Arielle Graber & Tianna Cross

 PAST  SERMONS

 Audio Playlists

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Jan 29, 2023
Before The Gospels: Jesus In The Prophets
Series: Past Sermons

We’ve been looking in the Old Testament and have found that right from the beginning, Jesus was there. Jesus was at creation. He is the one who not only created everything but holds all creation together. Last week we looked at the law, the first five books of the bible. In those regulations of life that God gave us, we once again see Jesus. The perfection God deserves cannot be achieved on our own. We cannot be good enough to come to God. Which is why, God designed a way. That plan is Jesus. Since we cannot overcome evil, the need for Jesus in our lives was shown in the law. Before the Gospels, prophets foretold of Jesus. Join us as we see Jesus in the Prophets.

#stjoecoc #comeandsee #Foundation2023 #anunwaveringfaith

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  • Jan 29, 2023Before The Gospels: Jesus In The Prophets
    Jan 29, 2023
    Before The Gospels: Jesus In The Prophets
    Series: Past Sermons

    We’ve been looking in the Old Testament and have found that right from the beginning, Jesus was there. Jesus was at creation. He is the one who not only created everything but holds all creation together. Last week we looked at the law, the first five books of the bible. In those regulations of life that God gave us, we once again see Jesus. The perfection God deserves cannot be achieved on our own. We cannot be good enough to come to God. Which is why, God designed a way. That plan is Jesus. Since we cannot overcome evil, the need for Jesus in our lives was shown in the law. Before the Gospels, prophets foretold of Jesus. Join us as we see Jesus in the Prophets.

    #stjoecoc #comeandsee #Foundation2023 #anunwaveringfaith

  • Jan 22, 2023Before the Gospels: Jesus In The Law
    Jan 22, 2023
    Before the Gospels: Jesus In The Law
    Series: Past Sermons
    This year we are looking intently at the entire life of Jesus. But before we can dive into the Gospels, into Matthew Mark Luke and John, we need to look back into the Old Testament. Last week we looked at Jesus’ role in creation. Today we are going to see how Jesus is in the beginning of the bible. Not just in creation, but in the first few books of the bible. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Join us as we meet Jesus Before the Gospels in The Law. #stjoecoc #comeandsee #Foundation2023 #anunwaveringfaith
  • Jan 18, 2023Before The Gospels: Jesus In Creation
    Jan 18, 2023
    Before The Gospels: Jesus In Creation
    Series: Past Sermons
    We are going to spend this year looking at the life of Jesus and there are lots of theories about Jesus. From a mythical, made-up person, a good teacher, an embellished person, a rebel against the jews, all the way to the Son of God. So, who is He? Was Jesus a real person? Were the facts about Jesus embellished, making Him more than He was? Did Jesus believe He was God? As we begin our journey of Foundation: An Unwavering Faith we are going to follow the life of Jesus, however Jesus’ life did not begin in the Gospels. Join us for Before the Gospels: Jesus in Creation. #stjoecoc #comeandsee #Foundation2023 #anunwaveringfaith
  • Jan 18, 2023New Year’s Day
    Jan 18, 2023
    New Year’s Day
    Series: Past Sermons
    How should we enter this new year? What should we do to make the most of this year? Typically, on the New Year’s Sunday sermon you hear a message about a new year and new you. Or something about new year’s resolutions. Instead, this year I wanted to look at what each of us individually and as a church should do to be prepared for this next year. We are going to unpack a few verses in Romans 13. #stjoecoc #comeandsee #Foundation2023 #anunwaveringfaith
  • Nov 13, 2022Purse: An Invitation to Worship
    Nov 13, 2022
    Purse: An Invitation to Worship
    Series: Past Sermons
    This month of November, we are going to continue to look through the Psalms, but focused more on the topic of worship. Worship has become something that happens at a particular time in a church service. Is that what worship is? Join us as we Purse: A Heart of Worship.  #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #Pursue2022
  • Nov 6, 2022Pusue: Faith In Crisis
    Nov 6, 2022
    Pusue: Faith In Crisis
    Series: Past Sermons
    Today we are going to look at Psalm 13. It is considered a Psalm of Lament, or Psalm of sorrow. In the book of Psalms where David is just singing praises to his God, his creator, but we also see it in many of those Psalms where David is in some sort of a pit. Join us as we Purse: A Heart of Worship. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #Pursue2022
  • Oct 30, 2022Pursue: Majestic
    Oct 30, 2022
    Pursue: Majestic
    Series: Past Sermons
    Today, we are going to look at a more upbeat and uplifting Psalm. Not only that, it elevates man and woman to the status that they were created to have.  A status where they find themselves under the authority of God while being over the authority of all of God’s creation. Join us as we Purse: A Heart of Worship.
     
    #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #Pursue2022
  • Oct 23, 2022Purse: Love Your Enemies
    Oct 23, 2022
    Purse: Love Your Enemies
    Series: Past Sermons
    Some of you think you don’t have enemies. While you may not have an army setting up camp ready to bring tanks and bazookas against you. You do have enemies. People who don’t like you. People who oppose you. People who are against you. Sometimes others make it unavoidable for us to have enemies. David found it so. He faced many enemies in his life, beginning with the big Philistine Goliath. The Philistines as a whole, other neighboring countries, even his own son. Join us as we Purse: A Heart of Worship even in the presence of our enemies. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #Pursue2022
  • Oct 16, 2022Pursue: Songs of Ascent
    Oct 16, 2022
    Pursue: Songs of Ascent
    Series: Past Sermons
    These Psalms, the Songs of Ascent, were the songs families would sing together while on their way to the temple. They are the songs Jesus sang with His disciples while He was on His way up to Jerusalem for one of the feasts. Jesus had about a three year ministry with the disciples. So they went up to Jerusalem maybe as many as nine times together. Meaning Jesus most likely sang these psalms with the disciples. Join us as we Pursue: A Heart of Worship. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #Pursue2022
  • Oct 9, 2022Purse: Help Me God
    Oct 9, 2022
    Purse: Help Me God
    Series: Past Sermons
    This year we have been studying the life of David. We have journeyed through the books of 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, and 1 & 2 Chronicles. From there we moved on to the books of Psalms. God calls David a man after His own heart. This has catapulted David to be a recognized hero of the faith. But this has also pushed him to be considered above us, better than us. And yet as we looked through scriptures, we saw that David encountered times in his life where he chose to sin. Through David’s life, he constantly tripped himself into sins. Yet when he finally looked at his sin and then back into the holiness of God, David would worship God, repent and change the course of his own actions. This is what we see makes David a man after the heart of God. It is not that David’s heart was pure and holy, but that David’s inner desire, David’s ultimate goal was to be close to God.  Join us as we Pursue: A Heart of Worship. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #Pursue2022

Calendar of events

Click for more information:
 
 
Online Worship-      
        YouTube Channel HERE!
 
 
 Adults Bible Study- Online Bible Studies are available on our YouTube Channel. For more information click here!
 
 
 
Click the images below for more information about each event. 
 

 

 

OUR MISSIONS

(click to go to the ministry’s website)
 

International Disaster Emergency Service

 I.D.E.S.

355 Park 32 West Drive
Noblesville, IN 46062
Phone: 317.773.4111
Email: ides@ides.org
 

Woodburn Christian Children’s Home

24902 Notesine Rd.
Woodburn, IN 46797
Phone: 260.632.5551
 

Lake James Christian

Camp & Retreat Center

1880 West 275 North
Angola, IN 46703
Phone: 260.833.9933
 
 

Christian Campus House

Trine University

400 South College St.
Angola, IN 46703
Phone: 260.665.6771

Blessed Portion Ministries

PO Box 188 
Garrett, IN 46738
Email: theblessedportionministries@gmail.com
 

Hearten House

PO Box 807
Auburn IN 46706
Email: heartenhouse@dciconline.org
 

Inspiration Ministries

138 E. 7th St.
Auburn IN 46706
Email: info@inspiration-ministries.org
 

CRAM Worldwide, INC

1291 Airport Pkwy
Greenwood, IN 46143
Phone: 812.275.6476

GIVE

Our God is a God of abundance and He loves to give. He sacrificed willingly on the cross and then invited us into fullness of life. As His children, we are called to imitate Him. Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.

Student Ministries

Jr. High Ignite

Wednesday Evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm
6th-8th grade AT THE CHURCH.

Sr. High Amplify

Wednesday Evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm
9th-12th grade AT THE CHURCH.
Do to schedule conflicts, times for youth group do change. Be sure to check the calendar for an accurate time and date of each youth group. 
EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE A  LIABILITY & PHOTO RELEASE FORM  FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR ON FILE.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FILL OUT THIS FORM.
 
STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE AN  EVENT PERMISSION FORM  FILLED OUT FOR EACH EVENT.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FILL OUT THIS FORM.
 

UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS:

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CIY: SuperStart 2023
Ages: 4th & 5th Graders
Date: March 24 & 25 at the Cincinnati location (195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017)
Cost: $100 – $50 due by Feb. 5th (with registration) & remaining $50 due by March 5th.
 
SuperStart is a high-energy weekend event in which preteens can learn and grow in their relationships with friends, leaders, and most importantly God.

Click here to register!

 

Winter Camp 2023!
 
DATE: March 3 – 5, 2023
GRADES: 6 – 12 (Jr. High & High School)
​COST: ​$70
​​THEME: “Word”
Guest Speaker/Concert: Dan Smith www.whiteboydj.com
Dan is the singer/songwriter of “I Love Lake James” song!
​Worship Leader: Mark Hamm & Friends
Dean: Travis Fox & Friends
​Registration begins at 6 pm Friday night. Camper pick up is at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday

 

Click here to register!

 
 
 

A Christ Based Ministry of

St. Joe Church of Christ

Phone: 260-337-0442
 
Click the name for Meet the Teacher info. 
 
Director: Arielle Graber
 
Teacher: Tianna Cross
OFFERING:
  • VERY EXPERIENCED STAFF
  • INDOOR PLAY AREA
  • 3 & 4 YR. OLD CLASS (Tuesday-Thursday)
  • 4 & 5 YR. OLD CLASS (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
  • CLOSELY FOLLOW DEKALB EASTERN SCHEDULE
WE DO:
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • INTERACTIVE LEARNING
  • SMART BOARD LESSONS
  • CREATIVE PLAY
  • EARLY LITERACY
  • DISCOVERY
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

8:45a-12:30p
Ages 4 & 5 year old’s- Offering Kindergarten Readiness. *$75 per month

Tuesday-Thursday

9:00a-12:30p
Ages 3 & 4 year old’s- Offering Intro To Pre-K
*$63 per month
*Tuition will be increasing for the 2023/2024 school year.    M/W/F – $100    &     T/Th – $75
Scholarships may be available, please contact us for information. 
 
We would love to have your child attend our school!
 
 
It’s time for EARLY registration for Little Joes Preschool
2023/2024 School Year!
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Register online HERE!
Registration Online Payment HERE!
 
 

Dates To Remember:

Feb. 1 – Early Registration begins for returning students or church members
Feb. 14 – Early Registration begins for NEW students
Feb. 13 & 14 – Valentines Parties
March 6- 17 – Spring Break, No School!
March 24- Mark’s Ark for both classes
 
 
 
 

 Just Come & See!

Connect With Us

Sunday School
Sunday @ 9am

Worship Service
Sundays @ 10am

Telephone
260.337.0442

Email
stjoecofc@gmail.com

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