“Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.” Acts 6:3
Purpose:Assist the Pastor in his spiritual ministry to the congregation in all matters relating to the Word of God, which includes assisting those in need of healing and prayer.
Ministry of Love
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
Purpose:To provide and/or assist the Pastor and First Family with whatever they need or request to carry out God’s mission for shepherding His people.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
Purpose:To build a strong infrastructure by providing platforms on which millennials can connect with God and each other.
Sunday School Ministry
“Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:” Colossians 1:28
Purpose:To build a biblical foundation in the lives of individuals that will transform families, friends, and the community for the kingdom of God.
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalms 84:10
Purpose:To serve as doorkeepers in the house of the Lord--united in one love and one body striving to do God's work; we welcome and care for the congregation.
“For whosoever shall give a cup of water to drink in my name because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.” Mark 9:41
Purpose:Provide assistance to those who are sick, in need of spiritual guidance, pray with the bereaved and become actively involved in home outreach and foreign mission work.
“Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.” Jeremiah 33:6
Purpose:To empower individuals to take active roles in managing their health and modifying their behaviors to live a healthy life.
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
Purpose:Assist the Pastor with the spiritual needs of the church, which includes assisting all women, caring for the sick, needy, and distressed.
“Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute.” Psalms 150:4
Golden Girls Ages: 55+
Young Vessels of Joy Ages: 3 – 12
Sons & Daughters of Christ Mime Ministry Ages: 8 – 54
Purpose Fulfilled Ages: 18 – 35
ELOVATION Ages: 36 – 55
Purpose: Minister in dance to the souls of people as they reverence the spirit of God with praise and worship.
New Members Ministry
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29
Purpose: Help new members understand basic biblical knowledge and principles as they discover their new identity in Christ.
"So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing b the word of God."
Purpose:To ensure that all praise and worship services and other special programs are properly monitored for sound and provide reinforcement of the Word of God with audio visual media.
"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for there by some have entertained angels unaware." Hebrews 13:1-2
Purpose:To nurture a warm welcoming environment and catalyzing relational connections with the City of Joy community.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” Proverbs 31:10; 26
Purpose:Teach women about life, such as respect, appreciation and community, while keeping abreast of their obligations.
"Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary."
Purpose:To provide decorations and flower arrangements to enhance the sanctuary for worship and special services or events.
Senior Saints Ministry
“That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;” Titus 2:2-3
Purpose:Mentor to the younger generation Godly wisdom, and stay in fellowship with one another.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Teen Takeover Ages: 13-17
Tween Sensation Ages: 9-12
Tykes for Christ Ages: 4-8
Purpose:To help the youth grow and develop spiritually, emotionally, and socially through the word of God. Also, to provide an atmosphere that encourages worship and fellowship with one another.
“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:”
Purpose:The scholarship ministry provides financial assistance to enhance the ability of students to achieve thier academic goals and develop skills needed for the future.
"And he put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear, and will trust in the Lord."
Purpose:To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, and lead the congregation in worship.
"And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart." Acts 2:46
Purpose:To provide meals or refreshments for church functions that are nutritious, delicious, and served in a Christian friendly environment.
“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” James 5:15
Purpose:Provide medical, and spiritual support to the Pastor and the First Family, clergy and the congregation.