In God’s church, there are opportunities for everyone to serve. In fact, this is exactly God’s plan. Everyone receives certain gifts for service and collectively, we are able to accomplish together with the work God calls us to do.
Prayerfully take a few minutes to browse the various job descriptions listed below.
ADVENTIST WOMEN MINISTRY
ADVENTIST WOMEN MINISTRY
The Bible gives great insight into the role of women. Biblical women were entrepreneurs, judges, homemakers, and Bible teachers to list only a few. Thus the Christian woman is called to live her life in terms of the great potential for the development and use of her abilities.
As Jesus gives insight into the nature of His Church using the symbol of the body in 1 Corinthians 12, so it is that when we join the Church we become “members” of the body of Christ and are equipped for specific functions by the Holy Spirit. God wills that the various “body parts” (members) function effectively toward the common goal of the Church; making disciples of Jesus Christ.
The Evangelism or Outreach team functions in leading the church to grow by providing Biblical leadership in the area of evangelism, working with and under the direction of the church pastor. This team will enable the church to focus on carrying out the Great Commission and equip the church to carry out the major functions of the Adventist church which include evangelism, discipleship, ministry, fellowship, and worship.
HEALTH AND TEMPERANCE
Health and temperance 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 and temperance ministry is the gospel of Christ illustrated, the message of God practised. Without it, the gospel witness is muted; it is merely a theory, an idea.
Logistics and Transportation department
Logistics and Transportation department are made of people responsible for coordinating the transportation and storage of church members who require this service and church properties and equipment.
Logistics and Transportation teamwork with church leadership to ensure that church members and equipment are transported and stored safely.
Stewardship has its roots in the parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14-30). “The talents which God has entrusted to us, whether they be large or small, whether they be money or strength or time, are talents for which we are responsible and we should invest them. As we do, God will multiply them for the finishing of His work.
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. It is “his body, the fullness of him who filleth everything in every way” (Eph. 1:22).
The Prayer band will be responsible for:
- Developing and organizing a way to intentionally pray for the needs of the church and community. Pastor/ Elders/Church members will submit prayer requests of individuals who have given permission to be placed on the prayer list either by filling the prayer request form or verbally by seeking prayers for a specific purpose. The coordinator will then distribute prayer requests among the prayer team(s).
Family Life Ministries
The family life department will develop and nurture a ministry for all types of families, striving to guide, nurture, and support all people as they grow as Christian disciples. The family life team must pay attention to family circumstance, understand the home as a setting for spiritual formation, and provide relevant and intentional ministry for all families through the church and in the community. All ministries must address basic human needs as well as provide opportunities for faith formation, service, and witness. The family life ministry team will work to develop programs that will provide family members opportunities to grow in their relationship with God and respond to that relationship faithfully in the church and the world.
An effective children department team will encourage all children in the congregation and community to grow in faith as Christian disciples. The children department leaders will work with other church leaders to address the needs of children so that all God’s children grow in strength and wisdom.
As Jesus gives insight into the nature of His Church using the symbol of the body in 1 Corinthians 12, so it is that when we join the Church we become “members” of the body of Christ and are equipped for specific functions by the Holy Spirit. God wills that the various “body parts” (members) function effectively toward the common goal of the Church; making disciples of Jesus Christ
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. Paul describes the church as “. . . his body, the fullness of him who fillethevery thing in every way” (Eph.1:22).
INTERNAL AUDIT COMMITTEE
The committee’s role is to act on behalf of the church members and oversee all material aspects of the church’s financial reporting, control, and audit functions. The audit committee’s role includes a particular focus on the qualitative aspects of financial reporting, church processes for the management of risk, and compliance with significant, applicable tax, legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements.
SABBATH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
The purpose of the Sabbath School is to make disciples for Christ. It includes the nurture of spiritual growth in members and prospective members, as well as the unchurched who come to join in the fellowship, study, sharing and service. The Sabbath School exists not only to minister to its members, but to train those members to minister to others. The Sabbath School is a school of Christian living, not just an event on Sabbath mornings. It can include Bible study groups that meet at other times also. Its purpose is evangelistic, not ritualistic.
When a person steps into a church for the first time, he or she evaluates the atmosphere. He asks himself: “Will they accept me? Will it be easy to make friends? Will my spiritual and personal needs be met? Will it be easy to find my way around? Will my family like it here?”
Finances are an integral part of the ministry of the laity. Local church finances are handled by a team from the congregation with business skills elected to the important responsibility of church treasury.
ADVENTIST MEN MINISTRY (AMO)
Most Adventists are aware of, are involved in, or support a gender-based ministry, with women’s ministry leading the way. Nevertheless, the men’s ministry team also fills an important role in the church, in that they work to encourage, lead, and nurture men who serve as brothers, husbands, fathers, and ministry leaders. AMO is responsible for organizing, planning, and directing programs that will meet the unique spiritual and emotional needs of the men of the church.
Media and communication departments
Media and communication departments promote the use of a sound program of public relations and all contemporary communication techniques, sustainable technologies and media in the promulgation of the gospel.
This department gathers and disseminates news to local media, promotes and projects the gospel to members of the church and the general public, structures the public relationship of the church with its community,
The Youth Leader and Assistants
The Youth Leader and Assistants
Youth and assistants will:
- Communicate with the local church, district and conference youth departments in order to promote the club. The conference youth director provides guidance in running the club and may ask for regular reports to be sent to the conference office.
- The Youth leader and assistants will help to set the major policies and goals for the youth department. The church leadership should be consulted regarding major decisions.