Archive for the ‘Ministries’ Category

Pathfinders

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Ministry Description
Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.

Pathfinders provides opportunities for adult staff to mentor and discipline young people in the Christian faith.

Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Camping & camping/survival skills
  • Grade appropriate leadership training
  • Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more
  • Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules
  • Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member! While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!

Deaconesses

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
The Role of a Deaconess
Deaconesses were included in the official staff of the early Christian churches. When writing to the Romans, Paul referred to one godly woman in this way. “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church… I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me.” —Romans 6:1,2. * Here the word “servant” is also rendered “deaconess.”

The role of the deaconess can be described as follows:

1. Help with the poor
2. Be positive role models (in attitude in lifestyle)
3. Provide hospitality
4. Lend emotional support
5. Counsel teenagers (issues such as teen pregnancy)
6. Build relationships with new members
7. Assist with baptism of female candidates
8. Call shut-ins and sick members
9. Assist with Communion preparation
10. Visit with, and prepare food for bereaved families

Music Ministry

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Music Ministry Department seeks too

1. Coordinating special music for the Sabbath worship services.

2. Planning special musical events around the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter).

3. Working with the local church school to schedule children’s choirs and other musical presentations.

4. lead a inspiring praise and worship experience each sabbath.

5. Work closely with the pastoral staff to schedule music that complements sermon topics.

Women’s Ministry

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Womens Ministry Department assists the church in meeting the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual needs of women in their various stages of life and cultural background. We seek to provide a spiritual climate for growth, encourages productivity and rewards efforts and initiatives.

Women are an influential force in the church. They cradle the future and shape the present with their attitudes and actions toward themselves, family, friends, fellow church members and neighbors. When women are ministered to, the church, their family, and the community are ministered to as well.

Women’s needs and concerns include (but are not limited to) women living balanced lifestyles, considering responsibilities within the multiple roles of home, work, husband’s work, children, church, and society; women and finances; women and self-esteem; women and decision-making; conflict resolution, and time-management.

For more information contact us at women@palaceofpeace.org