Our Philosophy of Ministry
The Basis for Our Ministry Model
Throughout Scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments, an age-integrated, multi-generational assembly was normative in God‘s covenant community.
For the most part, children were integrated into the gathered assembly of God’s people, regardless of the occasion. As an integral part of the community of faith, children are to be part of our worship. Furthermore, there is no text of Scripture that prescribes or describes age-segregated corporate worship. When the Bible speaks of corporate worship, a covenant renewal ceremony, or any other covenant community activity, there is not a single example of systematic age-segregation. To the contrary, Scripture demonstrates an unmistakable pattern of inter-generational worship, discipleship, and fellowship.
God has unmistakably called believing parents—especially fathers—to the task of training their children in the Christian faith.
God has provided for his people through the ordinary means of grace which are: the preached Word, sacraments, and prayer.
The Philosophy of Our Ministry
Based on these three main reasons we believe that by God’s grace, pastors, Christian leaders, and church members alike must be willing to labor for an entire generation, and possibly see very little fruit, so that the next generation might build upon our predominant emphasis on the preeminence of God’s Word and his methodology in our life and ministry. Admittedly, no ministry model will guarantee family covenant faithfulness and a successful transfer of the apostolic faith to the next generation. Only the Holy Spirit can accomplish this. And yet, we can legitimately expect that a model predominantly shaped by principles and practices in Scripture, in concert with an ongoing commitment to trust in God’s wisdom and his Word, will facilitate greater multi-generational family covenant faithfulness.
Consequently, we believe that relational living in the twenty-first century begins with the family.
Then as relationships are renewed within family life, in all probability we will begin to see relationally healthy families revitalizing churches that emphasize relationships which in turn impact our communities and our nation. Our church fully supports a return to a relational form of living, especially within the body of Christ.
We structure ministries that facilitate and encourage people crossing over and getting to know other people.
Accordingly, the focus of this ministry model is not on how to establish family ministry as a main emphasis among several significant ministries in the church.
Our Ministry in Effect (Discipleship, Service, and Fellowship)
Vacation Bible School
Bi-monthly Fellowship Meals (following morning worship)
Special Fellowship Meals
Ushering for Our Boys
Nursery for Our Girls
Music Ministry for those with musical abilities