We are a diverse community of sinners, saints, and skeptics who join God in the renewal of all things.
Saint Junia started in 2013 with the aim of reaching people who had been hurt, burned, or turned off to church. We are a United Methodist Church and part of the Reconciling Ministries Network, which is open and affirming of LGBTQIA+ people.
We welcome, affirm, and advocate justice for all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, dis/ability, socioeconomic status, or immigration status. We commit ourselves to live out our baptismal vows, including the promise to “oppose evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever form they present themselves.”
What is a House Church?
A house church is a worshiping community that meets in a house… or a park, or a bar, or some other place that isn’t a designated “church building.”
Some churches have “small groups” that meet in homes for Bible study, and there is some overlap with what we do in a house church. But a house church is the main event; it’s where we gather for prayer, worship, and conversation about how to grow as disciples.
If you’re interested in attending a house church gathering, check our calendar! Here’s a how-to guide for starting house churches.
5 Areas of Discipleship
The simple version of Jesus’s Great Commandment is “Love God and Love People.”
But Christians often disagree about what love looks like or how to live it out.
Our model of holistic love for God and all people looks like this: we love both as individuals and as a community. When we love God as a community, that looks like worship: gathering together and giving offerings of praise and thanksgiving. When we love God as individuals, that looks like devotion: spending time in prayer, contemplation, and study. When we love people as individuals, that looks like compassion: taking care of needs and helping people grow. When we love people as a community, that looks like justice: speaking prophetically and shaping policy. Holding all of those kinds of love together is witness: seeing things clearly and telling the story of faith.
Jesus described his mission as giving people “abundant life.” As students of love and life, we are committed to growing in worship, devotion, compassion, justice, and witness.