There are lots of ways to grow in faith. At St. John’s, we focus on four: small groups, “one and done” classes, leader training, and independent studies. You can join us in-person, virtually, or on-demand, according to your schedule and comfort level. In each study, you’ll find an opportunity to deepen your faith and foster authentic relationships with others. Let’s grow in faith. Together.
Small Group Studies
These studies provide you with the opportunity to engage in Bible study that is practical, thought provoking and applies to your everyday life. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with people interested in the same topics, see some familiar faces, and, hopefully, build new connections with folks from St. John's.
These groups are either offered online via zoom or in a hyrbid format.
GIFT Women's Ministry
Our women's ministry, known as GIFT -- Girls in Faith Together -- shapes women marked by Welcome, Community, and Leadership.
GIFT hosts special events and retreats, Wild Women fellowship gatherings, semi-annual book circles, and Food for Thought Packing Parties.
For more information, email GIFT@stjohns-salisbury.org.
Women's Bible Study
Join us Tuesdays at 8 am via zoom for with Pastor Laura. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the gospel reading and zoom link!
Men’s Ministry at St. John’s provides time for men to fellowship and grow together, through our annual Pancake Breakfast, Beach Retreat, and Thursday morning Men’s Bible Study.
Men's Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study gathers Thursday mornings, 8-9 am via zoom. The Bible study is led by Pastor Rhodes on the upcoming Sunday gospel.
The Academy at St. John’s is an initiative of Senior Seasons Ministry. The Academy schedule offers a variety of educational courses and activities in the areas of spiritual growth, community service, personal enrichment, healthy living, and FUN!
Winter Academy, a 4-week series, is scheduled for Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, & 22.
Morning Bible Study: 10-11:30 am
Pastor Rhodes Woolly will teach a bible study the Apostle's Creed.
- Week 1 — background, history, and importance of creeds
- Week 2 — the 1st Article of the Creed: God as creator
- Week 3 — the 2nd Article of the Creed: the essential nature of Jesus
- Week 4 — the 3rd Article of the Creed: the essential nature of the church
Lunch 11:30am -12:30pm
Afternoon Class: 12:30 pm-2 pm
- February 1: Marjorie J. Brown, Attorney specializing in Elder Law & Estate Planning
- February 8: Lynn Denker, Health Ministry Co-Chair, who will speak about plans for the new Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Program that the Health Ministry Team will roll out later this year. Also, she will share about the new walking map, encompassing some of the Bell Tower Park, that has been developed.
- February 15: Dennis Rogers and JoDella Sickles, who are experts in the field of older adult insurance benefits
- February 22: Kara K. Lemon, MSW, LCSW, CDP, of the NC Geriatric Adult Mental Health Specialty Team
New in 2021 is a growing list of independent studies you can access at a time that’s convenient for you. Some of the classes are led by leaders at St. John’s. Others are led by carefully-selected teachers from throughout the country. Some will enjoy the challenge of completing a “St. John’s Certificate,” which you’ll receive after completing a certain number of independent studies. Others will be drawn to a single class that piques your interest. Join in when it’s right for you!
A core principle at St. John’s is to be a community of disciples who make disciples for Christ. Our disciple-making process takes seriously the shaping of servant-leaders for the sake of the community and church. Through training, mentoring, and cohort groups, we’re helping disciples claim their God-given giftedness and discern their role as a leader in God’s kingdom.
This ministry is currently on hold until in-person meeting resumes.