Groves Ministry is great ministry with two churches – Union Grove UMC
and Willow Grove UMC – located in Pittsgrove, NJ.
Groves Ministry has been ministering in this area for over 200 years
with deep roots and thriving.
We have a deep and abiding commitment to sharing the Gospel and to promoting
positive social change through our missions in Pittsgrove area. We are always
looking forward providing transformational opportunities for worship,
offering powerful programs in Christian education and spiritual formation,
and participating in catalytic practices of social justice within the measurable future,
and we believe our ministry to be.
We WELCOME all to come and EXPERIENCE the beauty of Christ:
preparing our hearts to GO and MAKE disciples for Him to all the world.
| EXPERIENCING JESUS
| DEVELOPING DISCIPLES
| ABIDING IN RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE
| SERVING OTHERS
Each ministry and responsibility we participate in is an opportunity for each of us
to ask if we have experienced Jesus, developed disciples, served others,
and abode in relationship of love in our daily lives. At the same time,
on the communal level, these four visions describe what it means for a wider ministry,
and the parish as a whole, to be fully alive in our faith. Here, the activities bring us
face to face with what it means to participate collectively in a way
that is powerful and life-changing.
JOYFUL | Celebrate in our vibrant fellowship in the life we share.
ROOTED | Encourage a spiritual life that makes time for prayer & worship
FAITHFUL | Offer opportunities for education, transformation and ministry to all age groups
LOVING | Engage in abundant and meaningful mission and outreach
COLLABORATIVE | Work together and include others
RECONCILING | Work for justice and peace among all people
TRANSPARENT | Be open about what we are doing and what is happening
WELCOMING | Providing inclusive hospitality and loving pastoral care
EMPOWERING | Lift up diverse ministries and courageous Christian leadership
GENEROUS | Advance our mission by practicing Christ-centered stewardship & giving
Sanggeun Jo has been appointed to Union Grove and Willow Grove United Methodist Churches. Sanggeun Jo was born and raised in South Korea where he served as staff of the English Ministry at Chungdong First Methodist Church in Seoul. After coming to the US in 2014, He served as youth pastor at Monmouth Grace United Methodist Church in Eatontown for three years. He holds a Bachelor of Theology from Hyupsung University, and a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. Sanggeun is passionate about how to live out Jesus-Centered life daily. He enjoys music, especially playing the piano, guitar and drum, and sports. He was recently married to Katie.