Community Ministry Center

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.

Matthew 25:40

The St. John’s Community Ministry Center, located on the corner of Church and Council streets, is a rent-free, home-base for local non-profits. Currently, the CMC houses Young Life, Scouts, Narcotics Anonymous, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The goal is help our partners maximize their ministry impact by removing rent and utility costs from their budgets.


Young Life

The Community Ministry Center provides offices to Rowan County Young Life’s leadership.

Young Life has been in Rowan County for over 15 years. Students from any part of the county are welcome to come and enjoy Young Life. Young Life is currently running Clubs out of Salisbury High, East Rowan, West Rowan, Carson, South Rowan, and Gray Stone Day School with Volunteer Leaders from the community, Catawba College, Livingstone College, Pfeiffer University.

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Scouting has been part of the ministry at St. John's for nearly 90 years. The boy scouts meet regularly in the building and the district office is housed in the CMC. The CMC is home to Boy Scout Troup #443, Cub Scout Troop #443, and Girl Scout Troop #470. For more information on scouting, contact Dave Roof.


Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous uses the CMC for weekly meetings. Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries today.

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Visit for more information.

Affiliated Ministries

New Americans Program

Working closely with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and local faith organizations, Lutheran Services Carolinas welcomes refugees and immigrants and helps them transition into a new life and a new culture through its New Americans Program. Our programs are based in Raleigh, NC, and Columbia, SC, with smaller programs in Charleston and Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC.