Faith Development

Ministry Within Our Doors

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Faith Development Ministries are ministries that serve those within the doors of St. James.  Focusing on spiritual growth and relationship building, these ministries provide education, small group fellowship and learning, and congregational care.  Please contact the church office to get connected with the leaders of any of the Faith Expressions Ministries to get involved or find out more about the ministry.

Education

  • Jesus and Me (JAM):
    Age-appropriate education for pre-K through 6th grade during worship. [Please note that JAM is currently on hiatus due to COVID.  Worshipers of all ages are welcome in our worship space, or caregivers are welcome to sit with their children in our “Family Room,” located near the sanctuary.  Ask an usher for directions to this space when you need it.]

     

  • Wednesday Night Life:
    Dinner and education on select Wednesday evenings, with additional outings for some youth groups throughout the year.

     

  • The Cloud (Adult Bible Study)
     

  • High School Youth Ministry (Grades 9 - 12)
     

  • Junior High Youth (Confirmation) (Grades 7 - 8)
     

  • 456 JUMP (Jesus Understands My Potential)
     

  • 123 KICK (Kids in Christ's Kingdom)
     

  • GLO (God's Little Ones)
     

  • Vacation Bible School:
    Week-long themed ministry each summer for youth in pre-K to 6th grade. 

     

  • Sunday Morning Adult Forum:
    Theme and series-based short term classes on a variety of topics related to Bible study, church history, theology, and faith and life, taught by a variety of adult leaders.

     

  • Zoom Bible Study:
    Weekly series-based study meets Thursdays at 11:15am and 7:15pm. 

Small Groups

  • Herders:
    Women’s Bible study meets Monday at 3pm.

     

  • Sifters (Sisters in Faith Together):
    Women’s Bible study meets Wednesdays at 10am.

     

  • Lydia Circle:
    Women’s Bible study meets second Tuesday of the month at 9:30am.

     

  • Lunch with Friends: 
    Monthly lunch gathering.
     

  • Tabitha Circle:
    Women’s quilting group meets Thursdays at 12 noon.

     

  • Dorcas Circle:
    Women’s knitting/crocheting group meets Thursdays at 1pm.

Congregational Care

  • Deacons Ministry
    Trained leaders visit home-bound and ill faith partners, provide emotional and relational support to their assigned “flock” members, and bring Communion to those unable to attend worship in person.

     

  • Hospitality Hostess
    Organize, set up, and clean up special events like weddings and funerals.
     

  • Online Prayer Ministry:
    Pray for others from an emailed prayer request list.
     

  • Weekly Zoom Prayer Gathering:
    Join Pastor Bob to share your prayer requests and listen to the prayer requests of others before praying together.

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