St. John’s Lutheran Ministries is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1963 and owned by 23 Montana congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The good work of St. John’s Lutheran Ministries spans the entire state of Montana, offering a wide array of services to seniors, families, and children—with no regard to religious preference, race, gender, age, diagnosis or disability.
With humble beginnings as Montana’s first HUD-financed senior retirement community, the St. John’s campus in Billings has grown to become one of the largest senior campuses in Montana, consisting of 109 low-income retirement apartments, 186 skilled nursing beds, an adult day center, and two transitional care centers. Last year St. John’s served more than 600 seniors, and as the baby-boomers move into their retirement years, the demand for our unique, resident-centered care continues to grow.
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries is a community of diverse people sharing God’s healing presence. Our Mission is to provide living opportunities within nurturing environments of hope, dignity, and love.
St. John’s is committed to:
Being a mission directed organization, whose source is God’s Word of love and hope to all humanity through the gift of Jesus Christ.
Providing a continuum of housing opportunities and supportive services primarily for older persons.
Providing appropriate care, service, employment and volunteer opportunities to all people without regard to:
Being an innovative leader in our field and sharing our knowledge and gifts.
Taking risks on behalf of people in need.
Practicing good stewardship through wise management of our gifts and resources.
Developing faithful, effective collaborations and partnerships within and beyond the Lutheran Church.
Being a place where all people are recognized and celebrated as both givers and receivers of love.