A Ministry Designed To Change Lives For Christ
Isaiah 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeppeth the law, happy is he.
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision [is] yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with [them], and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
A Model Example Of What Jesus Did and We Should Do :
Taught, Healed, Fed ( Cared for the people )
1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 2Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. 7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 12Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 16And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
21Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. 29And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. 30And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: 31Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. 35And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. 38And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. 39And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
Our Future Vision of Ministries
Food & Clothing Pantry
A ministry to meet the needs of those who are in need of assistance with food and clothing . Providing the necessities of everyday life to live in this world. Providing those who are in need of a job with assistance to place them in a work environment to help meet their individual and family needs. With continuum care available.
A place to house those who are temporarily homeless. A place the homeless can temporarily call home. A place to be feed the homeless naturally and spiritually. A place where the homeless can receive job training to re-enter the workplace. A place where the homeless can be taught how to re-enter society with God on their side at all times. Through any situation. With continuum care available.
Witnessing program. Training provided. Witnessing at secular events such as
fairs, carnivals, etc. Using tracks and many other resources. Several street
rallies around the city and our nation.
Tracks, fliers, and other resources used. Going to peoples home to spread the Word Of God. Inviting them to know Jesus. Also used as a house call system for those Who request visits on a regular or occasional basis.
Ministry to pick-up those who want to attend services and events. To those who
Need transportation . Also for those who need assistance with transportation
to doctors visits, grocery store, and etc.
Ministry to those who are 55 years old and up. Special Bible study for this group, a choir, special activities, and much more. A special ministry team for these ages. Focusing on spiritual and physical well being. Offering elder care services, elder chore services, as well as elder counseling. Visiting and ministering to the home and nursing home bound.
Biblical / Pastoral Counseling
A ministry designed to reach out to those who need someone to talk to, to pray with, And help with a situation. Whether it be natural or spiritual. All spiritual matters. Drugs, alcohol, abuse, homelessness, and any other need that a person may need to have counseling for. Also to include a pregnancy crisis center. Offering clothes, baby food, and more. Working with the Food and Clothing Panty .
Prayer is one of the most essential parts of the church. Available to anyone. Whether a member or not. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Including all holidays. A place where an individual or family may come to pray and worship God in private, corporately, and receive prayer by the laying on of hands by a ministry team member. A place where the prayer and praise goes up and the Glory of God comes down. Also trained to assist in the alter service. Also to include a telephone, email, and mail prayer ministry .
Ministry to the community from the church and the community. Reach out to the lost and the church. Great Christian news and events for all ages.
Ministry team in charge of raising funds for every area of the ministry. Seeking funds from individuals, corporation, grants, and any other sources interested in giving to the furthering of the Gospel Of Jesus Christ. Setting up partnerships and much more.
Youth & Children’s Ministry
Ministry to the younger generations of the church. Stirring them up for God. Getting them on fire and taught of the scriptures. Teaching the youngest to the oldest the principles and application of the Word Of God. Weekly classes. Weekly services. Semi-monthly concert and/or events. Annual conference. Semi-annual retreat or mission trips. Ages 4 to 12 is to be considered Children’s Ministry. Ages 13 to 20 years old is to be considered Youth Ministry. With groups broke down by ages. Also reaching out to the orphans in the area in which the churches are located.
Ministry to the new born to 3 years old. Having facilities that parents can leave their child to attend services or stay with the child and be able to participate in the service through monitors in the class rooms. Bible lesson, Biblical cartoons, and activities for their age. Bringing up the small child to prepare for principles and applications of the Word of God.
Women And Men Ministry
Ministry for the church ages 21 years and up. Divided into two groups. One for men and one for women. Meeting once a month in group format to discuss the Biblical and natural aspects of life. A time of fellowship, prayer, and praise. Annual conferences and retreats.
Ministry to reach out to those who are in correctional facilities. Including men, women, and juvenile facilities. Bringing them the Gospel as well as encouragement. Making sure all have or have access to Bibles.
Home Church Ministry
Ministry to those who are sick and shut-ins. Taking the message of the Gospel to them. Holding services in their home as well as nursing homes.
Ministry to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether it be in print, on the television, on the radio, and the internet, or any other form.
Dance And Drama Ministry
Ministry to reach out to others in a different format. Drama including mini-sermons, skits, plays, and more. Dance including productions and skits.
Ministry leading the church in praise and worship to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Teaching the church how to praise and worship. Taking the praises up and bringing the Glory of God down. Singing a variety of music from praise and worship, southern gospel, contemporary, soft and hard rock, hymnal and spirituals, any other type of music that brings glory to God. Adult choir, seniors choir, youth choir, children’s choir, praise teams, as well as individuals.
Ministers Apprenticeship Program
Ministry designed to train those who know that they are called to the ministry. Whether it be preaching the Word, in music, prayer ministry, or any other area of ministry. Giving them an experience and an impartation. Working in the field of the Gospel.
A ministry to follow-up with church visitors, new converts, and any others that need a follow-up. Done by phone, email, and mail. Also in charge of new convert and new members class.
A group of ministers within the church who can be called upon to serve in the operations of the church for hospital visits, crisis situations, helping with weddings and funerals, and any other assistance needed. Under the direction of the Pastoral Care Director. Also in charge in the overseeing to the usher ministry. Greeting and welcoming the people into the church.
Christian Coffee House
A place where people can come and enjoy light foods in a Christian atmosphere with live music and events to attend. Open daily and late nights. All funds go to the ministry.
Two restaurants. Side by side. One side for those who enjoy a set down meal. One side for those who enjoy a buffet style meal. Offering a variety of foods at an affordable price. While enjoying Christian company and Christian music playing in the background. All funds go to the ministry.
A ministry for t-shirts designed by the inspiration of God and pre-made designs. To be sold at the bookstore at the church as well as evangelism outings .
Ministry to those interested in purchasing products that you normally find at a local Christian bookstore. From music, books, Bibles, gift, church supplies, and much more. Including the T-shirt ministry of God given original shirts as well as others pre-made by other companies. All funds go to the ministry.
Video Rental And Library
Ministry for those interested in rented quality Christian videos. As well as a library and books that would be accessible to those interested to borrow. All funds go to the ministry.