womens

Women’s Ministry

The Women’s 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


music

Music Ministry

music@palaceofpeace.org

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 the 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.


deacons

Deacons

Email: deacons@palaceofpeace.org

The Role of a Deacon:
The office of deacon is described in the New Testament (1 Tim 3:8-13). The call of the office of deacon includes more than caring for the business of the church. Deacons are engaged in an important part of the Lord’s work. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, and Phillip, afterward called “the evangelist” were among the first seven deacons chosen in the Christian church (Act 6:5, 6; 8:5-26; 21:8). The appointment of the seven to take the oversight of special lines of work, proved a great blessing to the church.

Description: Deacons are the backbone of the church’s physical and emotional support. the deacon’s responsibilities are:

1. Minor repairs to the church facility
2. Coordination of all maintenance and cleaning duties
3. Assist with transportation needs
4. Assist with the collection of offerings
5. Serve on the church board (as designated)
6. Visitation of shut-in
7. Assist with Communion Service and Ordinance of Humility
8. Assist with special meals for the bereaved
9. Assist with request from the poor and homeless
10. Prepare the baptismal pool for baptism


deaconesses

Deaconesses

Email: Deaconess@palaceofpeace.org

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 in Cenchrea. 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


mens

Men’s Ministry

Email: men@palaceofpeace.org

A ministry to and for men, provides opportunities to address issues and needs that are uniquely male. Through planned events (seminars, weekend retreats, sports, study groups, prayer breakfasts, and more) timely topics can be explored and aired.

Some areas of interest to men include:

1. Health and fitness
2. Bible study
3. How to save time
4. Understanding your spouse
5. Financial planning
6. Finding life’s balance
7. Achieving success
8. Keeping romance alive
9. Dating and sexual purity


pathfinders

Pathfinders

Email: pathfinders@palaceofpeace.org

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!

Find us on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/Silverhawk-Pathfinders-581417865267292/


clerk

Church Clerk

Email: clerks@palaceofpeace.org

The clerk, like every other church officer, is a ministering servant of God. Every Christian believer is called to ministry, gifted by the Holy Spirit, and in baptism ordained for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Duties of the Church Clerk
The church clerk serves as the secretary to the church board and business meetings; maintains an updated list of church membership; maintains all church records and lists of all committees and chairpersons, and regular updates of the church directory.

Please contact the church clerk for all membership inquiries


treasurer

TREASURER

Email: treasury@palaceofpeace.org

The history of church treasurers goes back at least to 457 B.C. when Ezra appointed guardians for the funds given for the work in Jerusalem. To those given the care of the Lord’s goods Ezra commanded, “Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers” Ezra 8:28.

Jesus and His traveling band of disciples also had one designated to take charge of their funds. Jesus taught the importance of the proper management and integrity in the handling of monies.

If it was important in the days of Ezra and of Christ to have someone to take care of church funds, it is essential today.

The work of the church treasurer is sometimes not recognized as a ministry because it is done behind the scenes. Nevertheless, it is a specialized, vital ministry in which the treasurer exercises his or her spiritual gifts. The whole congregation benefits indirectly from the work of the treasurer.


ay

Youth Ministries

Email: youth@palaceofpeace.org

To instruct, nurture and develop a Christian youth who are empowered to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is our desire to go beyond simply entertaining, but to also be students of the Word, develop Christian character, and develop skills for service within the community.

An effective Youth Leader typically demonstrates the following characteristics:

1. Passion for God
2. Love for youth
3. Flexibility
4. Creativity
5. Motivational instincts
6. Fun to be with
7. Open minded
8. Responsible and honest
9. Good at delegation


service

Community Service

Email: service@palaceofpeace.org

Ministry Purpose:

To seek out and meet the needs of the Colorado Springs Community by offering services that are both relevant and necessary.

Effective Community Services Directors Have:

1. A desire to help other people
2. The ability to organize and inspire volunteers
3. A passion for sharing Christ’s love
4. Patience with difficult people
5. The ability to sooth anxious hearts
6. A network of community contacts
7. A vision for what they want to accomplish
8. A longing to make a difference for Christ


school

Sabbath School

Email: sabbathschool@palaceofpeace.org

Sabbath School begins at 9:30 am every Sabbath. Depending on your age, we offer dedicated programs starting with Cradle Roll (for babies) to Adult programs. A variety of topics are discussed including how to develop a sincere relationship with Jesus Christ, Christian living, Bible Prophecy and its relevance today. Whether you are searching for God or a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian or to better understand the Bible, we welcome you.


social

Social Committee

Email: social@palaceofpeace.org

God asks the church to be a community of people sharing a common purpose and fellowship, continually growing in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God. The church serves the Lord in praise, serves one another in love, and serves the world in humility.

Shortly after Pentecost, the gift of sharing with those who have not, was first exercised specially for the body of Christ and the world Christ died to save. The believer’s love for one another attracted those who observed their fellowship and “the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved” (Acts 2:47). These new converts did not all have wealth, so they met together in one another’s homes, pooled their resources and shared what they had with those who possessed little or nothing.

As members of the Social Committee, we enjoy seeing church members and family come closer together to enjoy times of real fellowship. Check back with us later for upcoming social events sponsored by the Social Committee.


lifeg

Life Groups

Email: lifegroups@palaceofpeace.org

The life of a church is best nurtured through small groups. They provide safety zones where people can study God’s Word, pray, share their thoughts, make friends, and utilize their spiritual gifts.

for more information or to join a life group send us an email.


elders

Elders

Church Elder – According to Acts 20:28, elders are called, or appointed by the Holy Spirit. When a local church elects and ordains an elder they are simply recognizing and confirming the Spirit’s call.

Along with church pastors, elders have a tremendous responsibility to their congregations. To elders, Paul says, “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.”—Acts 20:28 (NIV).

Scripture describes an elder as someone who has:

1. Knowledge, experience, and wisdom that church members can draw from for guidance and spiritual support (Acts 15:2, 6; 16:4).

2. The ability and will to shepherd and care for the body of believers (Acts 20:28-31; Hebrews 13:17).

3. A willingness and ability to teach and instruct others in spiritual matters (I Timothy 3:2; Hebrews 13:7; I Timothy 5:17; Acts 20:30).

4. The ability and will to equip and teach members how to share their Christian faith (Ephesians 4:11-13).

5. A positive example and influence among the church body and community (I Peter 5:3; Hebrews 13:7).


children

Children’s Ministry

Email: children@palaceofpeace.org

Our Children’s Ministries Director is responsible for overseeing leading and guiding Children’s Ministry which focuses on infants – 5th grade. The purpose of this position is to lead Children’s Ministries towards their vision and mission of laying a firm foundation for the children of our church and fulfilling Our Mission to partner with parents as we help kids connect with God in a life changing way as they discover how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and actively live for Him. We seek to create a fun and loving environment, in which children can grow in their relationship with Jesus, hear God’s Word and learn to share His love with others in their communities.


Prison

Prison Ministry

Email: prisionminstry@palaceofpeace.org

This ministry will go inside the prison walls and take the gospel to those that are incarcerated encouraging and empowering them to become what God has created them to be. Also, we will endeavor to provide encouragement and support to the families that have been left behind.


ushers

Usher’s Ministry

Email: ushers@palaceofpeace.org

Ministry Description:

The ushers of Palace of Peace work to provide an atmosphere of worship by maintaining order within the facilities of the Love Center, as well as on the grounds. We serve to give assistance to every member and every ministry during times of Worship Services as well as special events to which we are asked to serve.


newmember

New Member Ministry

Ministry Description:

The New Members Ministry conducts new members’ courses, which introduce the body of Christ and bible studies which teach the beautiful truth’s of God’s word and empower individuals to have an encounter with the living Christ.


family

Family Life Ministry

The strength of the church is based in the spiritual life of its members and families. God expects families to have mutually satisfying relationships (Malachi 4:6). He desires that husbands and wives experience unity (Matthew 19:5, 6); that parents “do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).

The guiding principles of the Bible direct that Christians nurture the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of the individuals, couples and families who constitute the fabric of fellowship in the church. When the church ministers to the needs of families as Christ did, they are restored to wholeness. Families who feel complete, and have harmonious relationships, are more likely to be dedicated to God’s goals (Colossians 2:10).

Family crises cannot be the only motivation for family ministry. Healthy family functioning is a primary goal. A family should provide for the transmission of values, and be a witness for God in the world of His power to unify and engender the happiness of each person. The family is the ordained place where human beings can experience love to its fullest extent—romantic love, friendship love and redemptive love.

Families need to be taught the meaning of love. Love fosters health and decreases stress. “Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred” (Proverbs 15:17).

Families need to develop stable relationships patterned after God’s relationship with us. He has declared, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). God’s love is unconditional, enduring and responsible.

The family is probably the best illustration God has of what He is like. A family that is spiritually healthy will manifest characteristics of humility, patience, hope, and loving acceptance.

Duties of the Family Ministries Coordinator

The major functions and tasks of the family ministries coordinator are the following:

1. Needs assessment. Work with the pastor to survey the needs of the church: couples, single persons, single parents, children, teens, young adults, mature adults, etc., finding which topics are of interest to them. Needs assessment tools such as survey questionnaires and analysis worksheets are available in some of the resource materials listed in this leaflet and from your local conference office. Your conference family ministries director may be able to assist you.

2. Program development. The family ministries coordinator works in cooperation with other church leaders to implement family life programs. This involves planning, promotion, recruitment and training of volunteers, delivery of the programs and evaluation. Although a number of very detailed and “user-friendly” program helps are available, successful programs still require considerable attention to detail, good organization and strong communication for many weeks in advance.

3. Chairs the family ministries committee. Family ministry is about relationships and helping people learn to be Christlike in their relationships. This needs to be modeled in a group setting because it is “caught as much as it is taught.” Even if the committee only meets once a quarter, and includes people who hold other offices in the church, it should become a support group as well as a working unit. The chairperson’s responsibility is not only to put together an agenda and moderate the discussions, but to facilitate times of personal sharing, prayer and learning.

4. Family advocate. The family ministries coordinator sits on the church board and should represent the needs and concerns of family life there. It is easy for a board to become involved in the organizational and financial issues of the church and forget that congregations are essentially clusters of households; people trying to live out their faith together. It is your responsibility to help the board keep in view the relational needs of the members of the church and make family life a real priority in all that the church does.

5. Information source. The congregation will depend on you as a primary source of information about ministry. It would be a good idea for you to begin to construct a list of Christian counselors to whom you can feel confident making referrals. You will want to guard against getting too involved or “playing psychologist” (unless you are one), but highly developed listening skills will make it easy for other church members to share their concerns and needs with you and ask for information. This informational task includes taking opportunity regularly, during personal ministries time or Sabbath School or worship, to share information with the whole congregation as it comes to you from the conference and in resource materials.


Greeter

Greeter Ministry

The newcomer will quickly come to some conclusions during the first few minutes. First impressions are often lasting impressions. Consequently, the ministry of the greeters is one of the most important things that happens in any congregation! Sometimes it is called “foyer ministry.”

Although a greeter’s love should be no stronger than is the love found in the rest of the body of Christ, nevertheless the greeter performs a major role in ensuring that people see and experience that love. In Christ, you have received God’s unconditional love, and, in Christ, you are called to extend that same unconditional love to others. The ministry of greeting is perhaps one of the most crucial in the church because it is one of the most visible. It is a ministry vital to the saving work of the church.

The ministry to which a person is called when he or she becomes a greeter can best be described in the following ways:

1. Contact with newcomers. When you notice unknown guests, introduce yourself first, extend a welcome, and then ask for the visitors’ names. While the visitors write in your guest book or complete registration cards, call over an usher or deacon. Introduce the visitors to this person who will show them to a seat or help them in finding Sabbath School classes, the parents’ room, etc. It is especially important that you make a record of each visitor and turn this over to the pastor or interest coordinator. This is an important source of new members when properly followed up.

2. Take an interest in people. The congregation depends on the greeters to make their church personal. If you really care about people, they will be able to see it. Some are shy and will want you to preserve their dignity by not being too forward. Others are gregarious and want to be asked questions. Try to sense needs such as those who are confused about the location of activities or need access to a rest room, etc. Be as helpful as you can.

3. Invitations to dinner. Make sure that visitors are either invited to lunch at someone’s home or to a church fellowship dinner.

4. Listen for deeper needs. People come to church burdened with hurts, disappointments and personal crises. As you have opportunity, steer hurting people to those in the church family to whom they can turn for help—the pastor, professional or peer counselors, teachers, physicians, social workers, Adventist Community Services leaders, and others. Use your knowledge to meet people at their points of need.


outreach

Outreach Ministry

Outreach Coordinator – Organizing members for outreach ministry is both challenging and exciting. There are many directions you can take. Here are some general pointers to help you get started.

1. Pray for God’s special blessing as you organize your thoughts and resources.

2. Survey your church to find out who’s willing and able to be involved.

3. Work closely with your pastor to plan a special Sabbath where the subject of Spiritual Gifts is explored and highlighted.

4. Provide opportunities for members to assess and realize their gifts

5. Survey your community to discover needs and possibilities for new ministries.

6. Form an outreach team to help you match members gifts with community needs. Once this has been done contact members and provide them with possible options for their ministry involvement. Don’t be pushy, let them take it from here.

7. Plan an Outreach Ministries Fair in the Fall or Spring. The best time is Sabbath morning. Work with your pastor and church leaders to focus the entire Sabbath on sharing Christ with others.

8. Feature people and ministries before and during worship events. Promote and encourage ministry involvement through your church newsletter.


health

Health Ministries

Health ministries are an integral part of the mission of the Adventist Church. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Cor. 10:31). Health ministry is the gospel of Christ illustrated, the message of God practiced. Without it, the gospel witness is muted; it is merely a theory, an idea.

The most important objective of health ministry is to help men and women reach their full potential, mentally, spiritually and physically. To reach full potential, health principles must be practiced.

The more closely these principles are followed, the better health the person enjoys.

Some activities that can be implemented include:

1. Nutrition seminar
2. Stop smoking clinic
3. Fitness seminar
4. Blood pressure testing
5. Stress clinic
6. 5 and 10K walk/run
7. Vegetarian food fair
8. Support groups
9. Aerobic classes
10. Health fair