Our staff, Elders, and volunteers provide comfort, care, and compassion to the church family, friends, and the community through a variety of ministries. It is the goal of these ministries and programs to serve and glorify God through service to others.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience….And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Col. 3:12, 14.
- The Shepherds Ministry: A group of volunteers is responsible for encouraging fellowship and caring among the congregation by regular and systematic contact to express love, comfort, concern, and support throughout the year. Each member of the church is assigned a Shepherd, and efforts are made to establish at least one contact per month.
- The Pastoral Care Ministry: Through home and hospital visits, this ministry reaches out to people with special needs, such as those who are homebound, ill, or hospitalized.
- The Prayer Ministry: The “Prayer Chain” and the “Fellowship of Prayer” ministries offer intercessory prayer on behalf of those who are in need of prayer, and for whom special prayer concerns have been expressed. All prayer requests are kept confidential.
- The Friendship Ministry: Visitors are always welcome at Johns Island Presbyterian Church. The Friendship Ministry extends that welcome by reaching out to those who visit through a handwritten note, a phone call, or e-mail.
- The Prayer Quilt Ministry: “Made with love and tied with prayers”, these handmade quilts have made their way to individuals in all areas of the country as a tangible reminder of the prayers offered by the JIPC church family.
- The Bereavement Ministry: This ministry offers support for family and friends following the service of remembrance and celebration of life for their loved one. Meals are prepared and served for the family upon request.
- CHIP Ministry: This ministry helps our neighbors on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands stay in their homes by providing much needed repairs to their homes. Members volunteer to work on these projects for as little or as much time as they are able. Participation in this ministry is also through donations of tools, building supplies, and money.
JIPC actively participates in the following local missions:
- Feeding of the Multitude: An annual event which takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Volunteers from 30 churches on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands prepare and serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving dinners.
- HALOS: Helping And Lending Outreach Support provides resources & special opportunities to abused & neglected children & their caregivers.
- Presbyterian Village of Summerville: A compassionate Christian ministry dedicated To enriching The quality of life for seniors of all faiths.
- Charleston Habitat for Humanity: A locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. This nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization partners with individuals in need to build decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold, interest-free, to qualified families at no profit.
Our church family also supports the following missions and organizations:
- Thornwell School for Children
- Water Missions International
- Interfaith Crisis Ministries
We believe that fellowship in Christ is the foundation of ministry. Throughout the year members and friends of JIPC come together on numerous occasions such as our annual pig roast, all church picnic, chili cook-off, Christmas caroling, new member luncheons, and various other celebrations.