Ministries

Praise and Worship
The apostolic church, which had its beginning at Pentecost in AD 33, is the paradigm for church doctrine, the salvation experience, and methods of operation, fellowship, and ministry. Above all else, we see this first-century church as a people of worship. They were so in love with Jesus until they stayed in His presence through worship. As a result, they experienced a great manifestation of the power of God through miracles. (Acts 2:40-43) Our worship has been great. We seek to go higher and, in this effort, we look forward to God restoring Pentecostal power into our assembly. As we exercise our faith more, we expect to see His miracle-working power displayed within the congregation. In worship, we want the will of God to be done at all times. That is why we invoke His presence in that His life-providing Spirit becomes a vital ingredient during our time of worship. To this end we fast, pray, and praise God. (Hebrews 13:15; Psalm 89:1)

OUTREACH
We have been charged by God to reach out beyond the walls of the church to compel men and women to come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Outreach is a means to reach those who will not or are unable to come to “church.”

Outreach also provides an opportunity for us to fulfill the commandment given to us in Acts 1:8: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” We seek to develop and create effective community outreach programs for all to embrace.

Community Hot Meal Program – We serve free hot meals to the community on Tuesday and Wednesday of the third week each month. Participants gather at the church from 4-5 p.m. to receive natural and spiritual nourishment.

Door-To-Door Evangelism – Church members canvass the neighborhood to pass out tracts and other information; we also visit with community neighbors as appropriate.

Outdoor Concerts & Worship – Youth concerts and church worship services take place outdoors and features inspiring music and the preached word.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES
We are a fellowship of sisters embracing all ages. We are designed by God to reflect His character and His view of women. We are committed to ministering to the total needs of the sisterhood, to demonstrate love and care in ways that are absolutely feminine, and contribute to the well-being of the local assembly.

Additionally we seek to help women to mature in their personal lives by using the experience, skills, and teachings of our older women and to grow deeper in their relationship with God. (Titus 2:3-5)

Missionary Society – Group of women organized to visit the sick and shut-in; to assist families in need, whether in the home, hospital, or other care facility; and to support foreign missions.

Women’s Council – Sponsors various spiritual and social activities for women of all ages.

Ministers and Deacons Wives Guild – A fellowship group for women whose spouses are ministers or deacons to support and encourage them in their unique role.

MEN’S MINISTRIES
We are a fellowship of Christian brothers reflecting God’s character and God’s view of manhood. We are committed to addressing the unique problems of what it is to be a man in a world that promotes diverse of lifestyles. To this end, our older men serve as examples and mentors to our younger brothers, while at the same time ministering to the needs of all brothers. (Psalm 133; Titus 2:6-8)

Men’s Mentoring Program – An activity-based program for men of all ages created to foster the growth and development, strong leadership, and camaraderie among the brotherhood.

EDUCATION MINISTRY
We are organized to carry out the part of our mission, which is to teach and instruct in righteousness. That which we have received from God about Him and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, must be handed down from one generation to the next. We do this by enriching lives through teaching the Word of God, in weekly Bible study, and offering other classes, workshops, seminars, and other appropriate programs that teach the principles of Christian living and commitment. (II Timothy 2:15)

Sunday School – Session takes place each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We offer classes for kindergarten to adult.

Bible Study – Bible study takes place at noon and at 7 p.m. each Tuesday.

Armor Bearer Young Peoples Union (ABYPU) – Youth group that offers programs, social activities, and worship services geared for Christian development.

Children’s Church – In session twice a month during the regular Sunday morning worship designed for potty-trained toddlers to children age 11. Features Bible lessons and video bible stories, games, arts and crafts, and music.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) – A week of summer activities for children and young adults, ages 3-18. Activities include Bible study, arts and crafts, games, music, and more.

HELPS MINISTRY
We are organized and united to carry out the mandates of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, baptizing and making disciples for Him and teaching them to obey and follow His commands. We are further mandated to meet the physical and emotional needs of man. We do this through an organized Helps Ministry. (Acts 6:1-3; I Corinthians 12:28) We firmly believe that God has placed all in the body for service. Each person has a vital part to play in this dynamic ministry. Whatever our hands find to do, we will do it with heart, soul, mind, and spirit for it is a service to God.

• Nurse Guild, Junior Nurses – Offers care and support to the congregation during worship and other services

Ushers, Junior Ushers – Ushers and junior ushers greet each member and visitor as he or she enters the sanctuary for worship and other services, assists in seating, distributes programs and offering envelopes, and serves the pastor and ministers as needed.

Hospitality – Members of this committee offer care and support to the congregation, especially visitors, before and after service. This may include welcoming visitors and preparing and serving refreshments during times of fellowship.

• Pastor’s Aide Committee – This committee assists the pastor and his family in meeting specific needs, and coordinates with the church to plan appreciation programs and special events for the pastor.