Local & Affiliated Ministries

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.

1 Peter 4:10

God calls us to get our hands dirty in our own community. Our faith family is engaged in the Salisbury community seeking to make a difference in education, hunger and homelessness.


Community Ministry Center

Our Community Ministry Center, located on the corner of Church and Council streets, provides rent and utility-free, collaborative office space for local non-profits who share St. John’s vision. Currently, the CMC houses Young Life, Scouts, Narcotics Anonymous, Bread Riot, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Rowan Helping Ministries

St John’s is an active faith partner with Rowan Helping Ministries. RHM is providing much needed services to our homeless neighbors. Learn more at rowanhelpingministries.org.  Ways we are engaged include:

  • Providing dinner and assisting with laundry and clean-up on the second Wednesday night of each month, providing breakfast the following morning.
  • Buck-a-Meal: A special offering of loose $1 bills is collected the first Sunday of each month in the Buck-a-Meal program. All $1 bills in the offering plate are given to RHM.


Food For Thought

St. John’s Women’s Ministry packs at Rowan Helping Ministry’s “Food for Thought”  each month. Always the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

You can learn more at rowanhelpingministries.org


3rd Grade Reading Initiative

Join ROAR- Reading Outreach Around Rowan!

We know that 3rd grade literacy rates help determine the anticipated need for prison spaces in an area. At St. John’s, we are committed to making an impact on 3rd graders who struggle to read. Each week tutors meet with students at Isenburg Elementary School for two-hours to practice reading, writing, and comprehension skills. We invite you to volunteer one to two hours a week and make an impact on the lives of these students.


Racial Equity Rowan

We believe in the potential of our community. That’s why we are leading a partnership with the school system, city of Salisbury, police department, Hood Seminary, and other churches to bring racial equity training to Rowan County.


Meals on Wheels

St John's volunteers deliver hot meals to the homebound the 1st & 2nd Wednesdays of each month. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Elaine Gerst or Amy Ritchie.

Visit the Meals on Wheels website.