The Association is made up of friends of St John’s - many people who have completed St John’s courses ‑ who declare their support for St John’s, affirm its evangelical ethos, contribute an annual subscription to its funds, and are approved and admitted by the Council. Association membership is also open to local churches and other corporate bodies. The Association is representative of the spectrum of the church we are trying to serve. As such it provides St John’s with several valuable resources.
What are the benefits of St John’s Association Membership?
- Membership gives you a voice and allows you to contribute to the shape of the theological training that we offer in the future, which will in turn have an effect on the ministry of the wider church in the years to come
- Membership of St John’s Library at concessionary rates
- Promotional discounts at our on-site bookshop
- Voting rights in selecting St John’s Council membership
- Standing to become a trustee of St Johns to contribute to its direction and governance
- Discounted multi-media resources
- Regular newsletters and prayer updates
- Annual Accounts and Reports
What does the Association do?
- Provides for accountability on the governing Council. We value representation from people in a wide variety of church and non-church roles
- Supports the work of St John’s in its prayers. News is brought to members through regular newsletters
- Contributes to funds. This regular income (augmented by Gift Aid on donations) contributes towards developing the facilities, making bursary provision and promoting St John’s locally, nationally and internationally.
‘Unlike some colleges, we do not have endowments or reserves to help future development. St John’s needs regular support, especially from those who have benefited from its training.
I invite you to join with us in giving direction to this institution, and in promoting its work. I hope you believe in our values and aims enough to identify with us in this way. Thank you for your support.’
Revd Dr David Hilborn, Principal