Church Ministry Coordinator Search

April 20, 2022 St. John’s Baptist Church is seeking an outgoing, team oriented individual to provide full time administrative support to our ministry staff and coordination of office operations for the church. The Church Ministry Coordinator is the primary administrative support for the Senior Minister and Ministry Staff as well...

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Minister for Youth and Young Adults Search

Welcome Thank you for your interest in St. John’s Baptist Church and the search for our next Minister for Youth and Young Adults. St. John’s is located in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte and is a progressive, service oriented congregation committed to the principles of inclusion and openness to all...

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Dr. Chauncey W. Durden

Dr. Chauncey W. Durden Dr. Durden was the second minister at St. John’s and served for fifteen years from April 1929 at the age of 61 until his retirement in April 1944 at the age of 76. When he came to St. John’s, the membership was 680; when he left,...

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Living Into the Future – On Purpose

Beloved, as you emerge from the perils of this pandemic, you are making a difference. Even if you have anxiety in this complicated and dysfunctional world, you are still punching holes in darkness revealing God’s eternal light. You are embodying the hope and joy of God through continuing the ministry...

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Welcoming Al Staggs to St. John’s in April!

On the weekend of April 2-3, we welcome Al Staggs to St. John’s! On Saturday, April 2 at 6PM in the Sanctuary at St. John’s he will present his dramatic, one-person performance entitled A View From the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This performance brings the life of one of...

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A Word of Hope

January 20, 2022 Susan Classen, a Mennonite health worker in El Salvador reported to her congregation during a visit home. She displayed a beautifully embroidered banner showing shoots sprouting from a stump. The Spanish words on the banner read, “They yanked off our fruit. They cut off our branches. They...

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How Faith Grows

faith to faith by Dennis Foust Whether or not you grew up on a farm or have an interest in gardening, you know basic facts about plants. You know a tiny seed grows to offer beauty and/or nourishment when it is nurtured by good soil, water, and the necessary nutrients as it reaches from darkness toward the light.  To the untrained...

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Faith: A Gift that Integrates Our Lives

by Dennis Foust What is the origin of faith in a human life? Does every human have the capacity for faith? How does faith emerge within our lives? How does faith integrate our disjointed lives? We are often too busy to consider these questions, although they are at the root...

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