Ephesians 4: 11–13 – The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.

You are welcome to join us, as we follow the example of our Lord, in sharing the “Good News” with others through various outreach programs of our church, including movie night, community days and back-to-school events.  We demonstrate the benefits of the “Gospel” as we live out our faith in the community.

Ministry Descriptions

DEACONS

The vitality of any worship congregation is dependent upon a spiritually mature deacon ministry. As the oldest ministry in the New Testament church, members who are identified and ordained as deacons accept the responsibility of servant leadership. Through prayer, Bible study, and cultural literacy, deacons are prepared by the Holy Spirit to work with the ministerial staff to ensure the spiritual vitality of the church. Men and woman ordained to serve as deacons cultivate a keen spirit for the many ways in which the body of Christ must meet the needs of the world.

TRUSTEES

James 5:12 ~ But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

The trustees serve as the official, legal servants in matters of business. Normally the Board of Trustees sign legal documents on behalf of the church, particularly as property and financial contracts are involved. The trustees, serving as custodians of the church property, shall include its proper maintenance and insurance, etc., and shall act on behalf of the church in selling and acquiring property.

Did you know that God has specially blessed the human race and chosen us to be stewards of the earth and its resources? We’re entrusted with the management of God’s property! Wow! What a privilege! God desires to use your managerial skills to administer the affairs of His church. You will be on a Board of Trustees with legal obligations to administer church property for the purposes specified. A Trustee must be a full-fledged member of the church.

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Colossians 3:22-24 ~ Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.

Managing church facilities is more than just managing brick and mortar. The required skill sets include planning, scheduling, operations and maintenance, volunteer recruiting, security, budgeting, counseling, empathizing, purchasing, and the list goes on. The Facility Manager ensures that all church systems operate properly, oversees custodial duties for the church, acts as liaison between tenants and the church, works with contract negotiations, and approves or disapproves use and rental requests from tenants and non-tenants.

We are all trustees of God’s property and we must give an accounting for its use. Working together, with each member bring their own gifts and talents, we have the opportunity to present our facility and property in a manner that is pleasing to God and appropriate for our environment. You’re invited to use whatever skills you have to ensure that we are faithful stewards of the wonderful facility that God has given to us.

LANDSCAPING

Psalm 90:17 ~ May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us-yes, establish the work of our hands.

Landscaping is a simple way to make an impact on a church’s overall appearance. Adding trees, shrubs and flowers makes any space look more welcoming. Not only does landscaping create a more beautiful and inviting aesthetic for the church, but it can also provide a variety of community-building opportunities. With some creativity and thought, church landscaping can be both a beneficial and communal activity.

USHERS

2 Timothy 2:15  ~  Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

There is no second opportunity to make a first impression. This is why gifted ushers are blessed with warm personalities, inviting smiles, and keen sensitivities. Ushers are called to facilitate order during corporate worship. They ensure the comfort of members and guests by supplying them with worship resources such as Bibles, hymn books, and offering envelopes. If you find joy in serving other people, then the usher ministry is for you! Come and join us!