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In this part of our guide, we will include topics related to beliefs, faith, religion, and spirituality in the City of Saint Johns, Michigan.

While these terms are often used interchangeably, they are distinct words with unique definitions, depending on context.

Belief is simply an acknowledgment of acceptance that something is true, as in the belief in God. Faith is stronger, as it adds trust and conviction to belief, although the word can also be used as a synonym for religion, which is a system of religious belief; for example, the Christian religion. Generally, spirituality refers to the search for deeper meaning or a worldview. In the context of Christianity, spirituality may include the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian.

For the most part, this portion of our guide will feature the websites of Saint Johns' churches or places of worship. While those representing any ministry or place of worship in St. Johns would be appropriate for this category, regardless of the particular religion, denomination, or sect, they are likely to be that of Christian churches, as no other religions are prominent in St. Johns.

According to a recent survey, residents of Saint Johns are considerably less religious than those in the average locality in Michigan or the United States. While 41.9% of Michigan residents cited an affiliation with a particular religion, and 49.4% of those nationwide were religious, only 32.4% of Saint Johns residents identified with a religion.

Of these, Catholics were the most prominent, followed by Protestants. The Protestant denominations included Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Mormons, Pentecostals, Baptists, and Episcopalians, although not all denominations were part of the survey, and others identified with various non-denominational Protestant or Anabaptist churches.



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