Ministries and Programs of the Ministry Team

 The Ministry Team shall be responsible for providing oversight for all aspects of ministerial outreach at SJPC. Active elders (those currently serving on the Session) shall provide leadership for this area along with volunteers who desire to work with the team. 

Youth Outreach

ACT (Awareness and Character-building for Teen) Summer Drama and Step Camp– The ACT Camp takes place from June – July. It is a time for students to learn the skills of stepping, drama, memorization in a nurturing Christian environment. The camp culminates in a 2 Day musical production presented to the greater community.

Girl Scouts – The troop serves elementary to high school age girls. Girl Scouts help to develop Christian character and citizenship among girls while troop leaders serve as teachers and mentors.

NYDIA (Nurturing Youth Developing Important Alternatives)-  NYDIA reaches young girls and boys in our community. NYDIA is an outreach ministry which exposes students referred by counselors and teacher from the Hairston Middle School to cultural, religious and social environments that expands their horizons and possibilities.

NOW (No Other Way Youth Group) – The No Other Way Youth  provides fellowship opportunities that nurture Christian formation through trips, participation in mission activities and ministry at SJPC and in the greater community.

Scholarship Committee – SJPC supports high school graduates and college students through providing supplemental funding to assist in pursing higher education. The committee coordinates efforts of all groups raising funds for scholarships. The committee also offers information and education regarding funding sources available to students attending college and/or graduate school.

Campus Ministry – Campus ministry focuses on two Historically Black College Campuses— North Carolina A&T State University and Bennett College, as its primary outreach. Campus Ministry Coordinators shall work with the Campus Board to make certain that programs and events designed to reach college students are affective and successful.

Older Adult Outreach

Golden Rays Senior Adult Exercising Class – This ministry provides health and recreation classes that aid in keeping senior adults alive and active. The class meets twice a week and is comprised of Saint James church members and members in the community at large.

Senior Wheels– Seniors at SJPC participate in a Senior Wheels ministry that provides transportation to and from doctor’s visit for seniors who request it.

Community Outreach 

Peacemaking –  The purpose of the Peacemaking committee is to lead the congregation in the promotion of peace within our homes, community, nation and world.

The SJPC Community Garden  –  The SJPC Community Garden is designed to help curb hunger in Greensboro by providing garden fresh vegetables to the Urban Ministry, the sick and shut-in of Saint James and other families in need. In addition, those who pay a small donation of $5 per family and provide sweat equity are also able to obtain vegetables from the garden.

Holistic Ministries – Aerobics and exercise classes, workshops related to health and wellness, as well as avocation and dissemination of information regarding health screening falls under this ministry.

Congregational Nurse Program – The SJPC Congregational Nurse provides a place where members and friends can inquire about health care,receive screenings for various diseases. This program is in partnership with the Moses Cone Health System.

Touching Lives Foundation – The Touching Lives Foundation is a not-for-profit established by SJPC to help establish ministries that address the health and wellness of the greater community. The leadership for TLF comes from board members comprised of SJPC members and members of the community at large.

Emergency Financial Aid 

Emergency Financial Support – The outreach ministry team serves the community by carefully screening those in need of emergency financial assistance and working with other agencies to provide such support.