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!
 
         
 
 
Click the picture to find out more about our 2020 Focus.
 
 
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In response to Gov. Holcomb’s mask mandate, here at is what St. Joe Church of Christ asks its attenders to follow. 
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Stay up-to-date on What’s Coming Up, access Youth Forms for Events, see the updated Calendar, do Online Giving, hear or watch Past Sermons, and receive Notifications on important happenings. 
 
 
 
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JOIN US SUNDAYS
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 Leaders

Preaching Minister:

Donny Goff
Donny has been in ministry since 1997. He and his wife, Casy, have three children. Morgan is married to a great guy, Taylor and live in New Haven, IN. Brady and Austin attend DeKalb Eastern schools and are active in the marching band programs. 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 twitter, and also learn more about him on his blog by clicking below.

 

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 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     

Deacons

     Merle Delagrange
     Jason Holman
     Ben Krafft
     Mike Mills
     Larry Yoder
     Chris Krafft
     Les Yoder
    Joe Prosser
 

Treasurer

     Sheila Holman
 
Secretary
     Casy Goff

 PAST  SERMONS

 Audio Playlists

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Sep 20, 2020
Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Don’t Want To Obey
Series: Past Sermons
Today we come to the last confession. And this one really hit close to home. See we have a new puppy. His name is Charlie. Now he is cute and fun and full of energy. We are working on training him and teaching him a few commands. However, Charlie is not a big fan of obeying. He will IF he gets a reward for obeying, but if there is nothing in it for him then he really doesn’t want to obey. And sometimes, I hate to admit, I am just like Charlie. In today’s Confessions of a Minister: we find out that Sometimes I Don’t Want To Obey. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #ConfessionsOfAMinister #SometimesIDon’tWantToObey
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  • Sep 20, 2020Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Don’t Want To Obey
    Sep 20, 2020
    Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Don’t Want To Obey
    Series: Past Sermons
    Today we come to the last confession. And this one really hit close to home. See we have a new puppy. His name is Charlie. Now he is cute and fun and full of energy. We are working on training him and teaching him a few commands. However, Charlie is not a big fan of obeying. He will IF he gets a reward for obeying, but if there is nothing in it for him then he really doesn’t want to obey. And sometimes, I hate to admit, I am just like Charlie. In today’s Confessions of a Minister: we find out that Sometimes I Don’t Want To Obey. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #ConfessionsOfAMinister #SometimesIDon’tWantToObey
  • Sep 13, 2020Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Have Doubts
    Sep 13, 2020
    Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Have Doubts
    Series: Past Sermons
    Today we are filled with so many different ideas, so many different theories, different perspectives, that many times we don’t know which is right or true. We doubt what is true. Sometimes I have doubts. Sometimes I doubt the news. Sometimes I doubt people’s sincerity. Sometimes I doubt people’s commitment. Sometimes I doubt others faith. But to be brutally honest, sometimes I have doubts about God. This is my confession, Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Have Doubts. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #ConfessionsOfAMinister #SometimesIHaveDoubts
  • Sep 6, 2020Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Don’t Want To Pray
    Sep 6, 2020
    Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Don’t Want To Pray
    Series: Past Sermons
    Are you ready for the next confession? So far, we have heard Donny confess that sometimes he feels inadequate for this job. And sometimes he really does not like people. Today we find that sometimes he does not want to pray. Have you ever experienced that? And what do we do when we just do not want to pray? Join us as we hear Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Don’t Want To Pray. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #ConfessionsOfAMinister #SometimesIDontWantToPray
  • Aug 30, 2020Inspiration Ministries
    Aug 30, 2020
    Inspiration Ministries
    Series: Past Sermons
    You have been called to be apart of the transforming of lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every sinner and saint needs to be set free with this Good News. And God has called us to extend some “unfamiliar grace” and then step back and see what He will do. Inspiration Ministries joined this morning and Andrew Foster, Founder & Director, shared a message of hope and freedom. For more information about Inspiration Ministries visit their website at https://inspiration-ministries.org/ #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #InspirationMinistries
  • Aug 23, 2020Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Don’t Like People
    Aug 23, 2020
    Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Don’t Like People
    Series: Past Sermons
    “As we continue in this sermon series, Confessions of a Minster, we come to today’s confession, Sometimes I Don’t Like People. Sometimes, people are just difficult to live with. They do such stupid things that cause us to be irritated, frustrated, and make us just not like them. Such as, why do some people insist on going past first few slices in a loaf of bread and grab the third or fourth one in? Why do people leave half a swallow in the milk jug? Why do people park in two spaces at once? Besides all the foolish things people do in general there are the church people. Christians can be judgmental and unforgiving. Christians can be condescending. Christians can be arrogant and selfish. Christians can be just plain weird. But worst of all some Christians can be hypocritical. Which led me to ask, “Did Jesus sometimes not like people?” WHAT? Were there times when Jesus thought, “I don’t like you”?” Check out this confession of Donny’s and see what God reveals. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #ConfessionsOfAMinister #SometimesIDontLikePeople
  • Aug 16, 2020Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Feel Inadequate
    Aug 16, 2020
    Confessions of a Minister: Sometimes I Feel Inadequate
    Series: Past Sermons
    “Moses protested to God that he could not communicate well. Gideon hid in a wine press. Saul hid among the suitcases and baggage from those who were to make him king. Solomon humbly prayed for wisdom because he recognized the enormity of the task. Peter, in anguish on the beach with Jesus could not bring himself to say use the agape word. Saul cried out that he was the chief of all sinners. And sometimes I feel inadequate to the calling God has for me. However…” In today’s message, Confessions of a Minister, we hear how Donny addresses his feelings of inadequacy and how we ourselves can hear God’s calling and answer it. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #ConfessionsOfAMinister #SometimesIFeelInadequate
  • Aug 9, 2020Asking For A Friend: Can You Lose Your Salvation?
    Aug 9, 2020
    Asking For A Friend: Can You Lose Your Salvation?
    Series: Past Sermons
    Wow… Our “friend” has a lot of tough questions! And after today sermon, along with the previous sermons in this series, hopefully you have some biblical answers. Today’s question in is Can You Lose Your Salvation?  Lose is maybe the wrong word; but can you be denied access to eternity with God after accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Check out this final message of Asking For A Friend, and let us know if you (or your friend) have any other tough questions that need biblical answers. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #AskingForAFriend #FindingAnswersToToughQuestions #salvation
  • Aug 2, 2020Asking For A Friend: What does the Bible say about LGBTQ+?
    Aug 2, 2020
    Asking For A Friend: What does the Bible say about LGBTQ+?
    Series: Past Sermons
    Last week we heard Asking For A Friend: What is sin? But What does the Bible say about LGBTQ+? Is it really about hate? Does the Bible ask us to hate those who live in that lifestyle? Absolutely NOT! Then how are we supposed respond? Asking For A Friend sermon series has asked some tough questions, what are the answers? People who claim to be Christians have varying opinions on this topic, but God’s word has very specific answers. Join us as explore the truth found in scripture, not our opinions. #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #AskingForAFriend #FindingAnswersToToughQuestions #lgtbq+
  • Jul 26, 2020Asking For A Friend: What Is Sin?
    Jul 26, 2020
    Asking For A Friend: What Is Sin?
    Series: Past Sermons
    Sin? What is sin? Is it just a list of "DO NOT"s? Or is it whatever the "churchy people" say is bad? Who decides what is a sin and what is not? Today in the sermon series Asking For A Friend, we ask What Is Sin? We do not look at opinions. We do not look to the people of our government. We look to the only source of true truth. The only One qualified to define sin. Check it out. 
     
    #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #AskingForAFriend #FindingAnswersToToughQuestions #sin
  • Jul 19, 2020Asking For A Friend: Are Christians Allowed To Be Angry?
    Jul 19, 2020
    Asking For A Friend: Are Christians Allowed To Be Angry?
    Series: Past Sermons
    There are times I am just angry. I am angry with my spouse, my children, my employer. I am just angry. Is it wrong for a disciple of Jesus to be angry? Is it a sin to be angered by this world or those in it?  Today in our series Asking For A Friend, we answer the question Are Christians Allowed To Be Angry? #stjoecofc #ComeAndSee #BeIntentionalin2020 #AskingForAFriend #FindingAnswersToToughQuestions #anger

Calendar of events

Click for more information:
 
 
 
Online Worship-      
        YouTube Channel HERE!
 
 
As we adjust to  “On site” worship service here are a few things to remember: 
 
 Adults Bible Study- Online Bible Studies are available on our YouTube Channel. For more information click here!
 
 
 
 
   Click the images for more information on these events:
 
 
 
 
 
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OUR MISSIONS

(click to go to the ministry’s website)
 

Golden Years Homestead

8300 Maysville Road
Ft Wayne, IN 46815
Phone: 260.749.9655
 
 

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
 

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

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

Sr. High Amplify

Tuesday 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 2020-2021 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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Youth Group Kicks Off September 1st – AT THE CHURCH BUILDING! Each Tuesday for both Jr. High and Sr. High Students – 6p-8p

Youth Group Parents Edition – September 13, 20, & 27 – 6:30p-8p

  
 
 
 

A Christ Based Ministry of

St. Joe Church of Christ

 
Director & Teacher: Jacki Yoder
 
Teacher: Arielle Graber
 
COVID-19 UPDATE LETTER TO THE PARENTS FOR THE 20/21 SCHOOL YEAR
 
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!
 

Dates To Remember:

August 17- School Begins
 

 

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

8:45a-12:30p
Ages 4 & 5 year old’s- Offering Kindergarten Readiness. $72 per month

 

Tuesday-Thursday

9:00a-12:30p
Ages 3 & 4 year old’s- Offering Intro To Pre-K
$60 per month
 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE AVAILABLE, PLEASE ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 
New! Online Enrollment available for the 2020/2021 class year.
 
 
We would love to have your child attend our school!
 
SOME OF OUR LITTLE JOES
 

 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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