St. James Lutheran Church is a congregation of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  We are a welcoming community of faith who seeks to be authentic in living and sharing the gospel in our world.  No matter where you are in your faith journey, we invite you to come and experience worship and life in community with us.

About St. James:

Our congregation is founded after St. James, the elder.  St. James and his brother John were fishermen (along with their father Zebedee), and Jesus spotted them all together in a boat mending their nets.  He called out to the brothers to come and follow him and he will make them fishers of people.  At that intriguing offer, both St. James and John left their father and everything they knew to follow Jesus.

Similarly, our congregation seeks to follow the example of St. James and invite others to come and see what the love of Jesus is all about.

Mission Statement:

A grace-centered family of faith that seeks to know Christ and make Him known.

Vision Statements:

  • We will invite, accept and encourage all people as children of God.
  • We will equip and empower all people to be disciples of Christ.
  • We will embody God’s love by nurturing one another and reaching out to the greater community.
  • We will renew and use our property as a place for all people to gather, be nourished and sent into the world.

Core Values and Descriptions:

LOVE – Caring and respect for all of God’s people through sacrifice, forgiveness, understanding, and service to
God
MISSION – Actively growing God’s Kingdom by spreading the Gospel of Christ
HEALTH – Congregational wholeness by sharing similar goals while encouraging freedom of expression
SPIRITUALITY – Desire to be Christ-like, understanding God’s Words through our Lutheran tradition
CREATIVITY – Using innovation and our trust in God to explore all ideas
SENSE OF HUMOR – Encouraging laughter among and about ourselves
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