We as a church have many ministries and departments to:
The Personal Ministries Department provides resources and trains church members to unite their efforts with the ministry and church officers in the final proclamation of the gospel of salvation in Christ. The aim of the department is to enlist every member in active soul-winning service for God.
The Community Services / Dorcas Society is an important feature of the outreach (missionary) activities of the church. This society gathers and prepares clothing, food, and other supplies for the poor, needy, and unfortunate. Community Services / Dorcas Ministry, however, includes more than giving material aid; it encompasses also adult education, visiting, homemaking, home nursing, counseling, and other services.
The Sabbath School is the primary religious education system of the Seventh-day Adventist church and has four purposes: study of the scripture, fellowship, community outreach, and world mission emphasis. The Sabbath School is an important branch of the missionary work, not only because it gives to young and old a knowledge of god’s word, but because it awakens in them a love for its sacred truths, and a desire to study them for themselves; above all, it teaches them to regulate their lives by its holy teachings.
The Adventist Youth Society is a department of the church through which the church works for and through her youth. When the youth give their hearts to God, our responsibility for them does not cease. They must be interested in the Lord’s work, and led to see that He expects them to do something to advance His cause.
Mission Statement – The primary focus of youth ministry is the salvation of youth through Jesus Christ. We understand youth ministry to be that work of the church that is conducted for, with, and by young people. Our task is to:
* Lead youth to understand their individual worth and to discover and develop their spiritual gifts and abilities.
* Equip and empower youth for a life of service with God’s church and the community.
* Ensure the integration of youth into all aspects of church life and leadership in order that they might be full participants in the mission of the church.
Objectives – in response to these inspired directives, the youth ministries department was organized to give leadership training and to provide resource materials and evangelistic plans for the Adventist youth society in the local churches. The objectives of the youth organization are as follows: (1) to train the youth to work for other youth, (2) to recruit the youth to help their church, and (3) to work for those who are not of our faith.
The seeking to reach these objectives the youth are called upon to pray together, to study the Word together, to fellowship together in Christian social interaction, to act together in small groups to carry out well-laid plans for witnessing, to develop tact and skill and talent in the Master’s service, and to encourage one another in spiritual growth.
The Pathfinder Club is a church – centered program which provides an outlet for the spirit of adventure and exploration that is found in every junior youth. This includes carefully tailored activities in outdoor living, nature exploration, crafts, hobbies, or vocations beyond the possibilities in an average Adventist Junior Youth Society. Youth from ages 5 and above are eligible to become members of the pathfinders club through a special induction ceremony. Members wear an approved pathfinder uniform to all club functions, including the weekly club meeting, pathfinder fairs, and camporees. A sampling of activities in the Pathfinder Club includes camporees, fairs, craft study, nature exploration, Bible study, witnessing projects, field trips, bikeathons, and many other interesting adventures.
Through the years divine instruction has come to the church concerning the importance of using contemporary communication media in spreading the gospel. We have been counseled that we must take every justifiable means of bringing the light before the people. The printing press and advertising agency be employed to spread the gospel. The Communication Department promotes the use of a sound program of public relations and all contemporary communication techniques, sustainable technologies, and media in the promulgation of the everlasting gospel.
The church accepts its responsibility to make Christ known to the world and believes this includes a moral obligation to preserve human dignity by obtaining optimal levels of physical, mental, and spiritual health. In addition to ministering to those who are ill, this responsibility extends to the prevention of disease through effective health education and leadership in promoting optimum health, free of tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, and unclean foods. Where possible, members shall be encouraged to follow a primarily vegetarian diet.
The stewardship department was organized to help members become effective stewards and to assist in the implementation of God’s plan of systematic benevolence throughout the church. Since stewardship responsibility includes the proper management of the entire life, stewardship concepts encourage the proper care and use of the body temple, time, abilities, and material possessions. The department gives assistance in the planning and organization of church resources for a completed work. Its spiritual and financial objectives are summarized in the following statement: “When they shall arouse and lay their prayers, their wealth, and all their energies and resources at the feet of Jesus, the cause of truth will triumph.”
The overarching objective of Family Ministries is to strengthen the family as a discipling center. The family was established by divine creation as the fundamental human institution. It is the primary setting in which values are learned and the capacity for close relationships with god and with other human beings is developed. Family Ministries is a ministry of grace which acknowledges as normative the biblical teachings relating to the family and holds high God’s ideals for family living. It reinforces and encourages wholesome families. It helps individuals build and maintain strong family relationships because it recognizes that healthy Christian families make strong members for the kingdom of God and present a winsome witness to the community around them. It extends hope and support to those who have been injured and hurt by abuse, family dysfunction, and broken relationships. It provides growth opportunities through family life education and enrichment. It encourages individuals, married couples, and families to avail themselves of professional counseling when necessary. An adequate ministry to families will include: premarital guidance available to all couples before marriage; marriage strengthening opportunities; parent education, with attention given to the special needs of single parents and stepfamilies; instruction in family to family evangelism; and support ministries to help families with special needs.
The Women’s Ministry Department exists to uphold, encourage, and challenge Seventh-day Adventist women in their daily walk as disciple of Jesus Christ and as members of His world church. The mission of Women’s Ministries is, in the larger sense, common to all Christians – that of uplifting Christ in the church and in the world.
The Children’s Ministries Department exists to develop the faith of children from birth through age fourteen, leading them into union with the church. It seeks to provide multiple ministries that will lead children to Jesus and disciple them in their daily walk with Him.
The Publishing Ministries Department is organized to coordinate and promote literature evangelism in the local church. The department is conscious that there are many places in which the voice of the minister cannot be heard, places which can be reached only by publications – books, papers and tracts filled with the Bible truths that the people need. The department assists the local church departments in the promotion, sale, and distribution of subscription magazines and other missionary literature. The department devices systematic ways to involve the church membership in accomplishing these objectives.
This department of the church interacts with the people around our community and help them to know more about Christ.
This department of the church plans various musical programs for the church to enhace your worship experience.
Even though we have many different tasks to do in church, we have a goal in common. That is to glorify God and to proclaim His WORD to all the ends of the world. That's the beauty of our church. "DIFFERENT TASKS - SAME GOAL".
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