St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

Fall Discipleship Series

Lesson 11

Lesson 10

Lesson 9

Lesson 8

Lesson 7

Lesson 6

Lesson 5

Lesson 4

Lesson 3

Lesson 1 and 2


This year we're offering a curriculum to engage and equip our entire parish called The Story of the Church: Mission Unstoppable. Through Luke's Acts of the Apostles, we will behold the continuing mission of Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit births, empowers, and grows the church to be His witnesses. Through persecution and trials from within and without, Christ's mission through His church is unstoppable as the gospel spreads from "Jerusalem,... all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8). From the roots of early church to the historic beginnings of the Anglican Church in North America to St. John's Parish Church on the move today, Christ's mission continues to be unstoppable.

Simultaneously, we're encouraging each adult member of St. John's Parish Church to read "The Awakening of Washington's Church" by JB Simmons. To learn more about the Story of the Church, read our Fall Discipleship Guide.

Click here for the Fall Discipleship Guide


The Awakening of Washington's Church is an engaging read, delving into events leading up to (and beyond) the departure of The Falls Church Anglican from their historic buildings and grounds in 2012. The Rev. John Yates led the congregation in standing firm for the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the legal battles that raged on for several years.

This story is one that we here at St. John's Parish Church can relate. It provides a very helpful outline and reminders of why we left The Episcopal Church and - more importantly - provides a great amount of hope for our future.

We are not alone in this battle. There are others who have gone before us and there are others who will come after; it is important to know that we are not alone - just as the author of Hebrews reminds us, the Lord has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you". I hope you find the book to be as engaging and encouraging as I have.

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

Fr. Jeremy+
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