113 12th Ave Edenvale
113 12th Ave Edenvale
How we serve the Lord
The Pastor and Elders team provides spiritual and administrative leadership to the church. Some of their roles are:
Visitation Visiting members in their homes for prayer and encouragement.
Giving Bible Studies giving Bible studies to prospective members.
Leading in Worship Services The elder will lead the worship service as scheduled.
Preaching on some worship services the elders preach the sermon
A Spiritual Mentor The elders constantly lead members of the church to seek a deeper spiritual experience for themselves.
Church Administration Pastor and Elders carry administrative responsibilities which they execute through the Church Board and other Church Committees
The mission of the Sabbath School is to be a system of local Church religious education that builds faith and practice. It builds faith through the study of scriptures and the doctrines and teachings of the church. It builds practice through the application of the principles and the teaching of the church to the individual lives of the Sabbath school members.
The Department of Women’s Ministries exists to uphold, encourage, and challenge Adventist women in their pilgrimage as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His world church.
In our modern world where the internet has made us a global village, the media ministry department takes special care to make all online programs run smoothly.
This department also ensures that all our online platforms are of high quality and act the roll of digital media ministry in reaching the world with the Gospel Truth.
The department was organized to assist the church in the implementation of God’s plan of systematic benevolence throughout the church. Since stewardship responsibility includes the power management of the entire life, stewardship concepts encourage the proper care and use of the body temple, time, abilities, and material possessions.
The voice of prophecy is a very vital office in the church. It is one of the foundational departments since the cradle of the church. It used to be a program to bring members into the church, thus it made a way for non-members to meet Jesus, learn much about Him, and become prepared for the end of the world and for the Second Advent of Jesus.
The pathfinder club is a church-centered program which provides an outlet for the spirit of adventure and exploration. This includes more activity in outdoor living, nature exploration, and crafts than is possible n the average Adventist Junior Youth Society.
In this setting spiritual emphasis is well received and the pathfinder has well demonstrated its soul -winning influence.
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 department was organized to train and direct the laity to unite their efforts with the ministry and church officers in the final proclamation of the gospel of salvation in Christ. The main aim of the department is to enlist every member in active soul-winning service for God.
The over-arching objective of Family Life Ministries is to strengthen the family as a discipling center. The family was established by divine creation as the fundamental human institution. It is the primary setting where values are learned and the capacity for close relationship with God and with other human beings is developed.
Responsible for organizing, planning, and directing programs that will meet the unique spiritual and emotional needs of the men of the church.
Ambassadors is a fairly new level of Youth Department to meet the needs of the youth, ages 16-21, in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It was created to strengthen the current Senior Youth/Young Adult Ministry of our Church by providing a structure and an organised way for 16-21 years old’s to become actively involved in their church, both locally and globally. It is dedicated to meeting the spiritual, social, and lifestyle needs of youth ages 16-20’s by challenging them to experiencing and sharing a personal relationship with Christ, developing a lifestyle fitting their belief system and vocational interest, and providing them with an adequate venue for wholesome development of lifelong friendships.
The Advent Message to All the World in My Generation
The Love of Christ Compels Me
Ambassador programme is focused around 7 Programming Fundamentals:
1. Leadership development. 2. Community outreach development through service and emergency preparedness training. 3. A Christ-centered discipleship plan. 4. A personal and small group based mission lifestyle. 5. Lifestyle vocational/career development through specialized multi-vocational training and advanced honor level. 6. Friendship and relationship skill development. 7. Character and personality development/awareness through outdoor/high adventure programming.
2021 Key Social Events
· Mid – Morning Tea with Games
· End of Year Gala
For more information: https://www.gcyouthministries.org/ministries/ambassadors/
The Adventist youth society (formerly the missionary volunteer society) is a department of the church through which the church works for and through her youth.
“ We have an army of youth today who can do much if they are properly directed ad encouraged…We want them to be blessed of the God. We want them to act a part in well organized plans for helping other youths.”- E. G . White, in General Conference Bulletin, Jan. 29, 30, 1893, p. 24.
Philosophy- The church operates a school system to ensure that its youth may receive a balanced physical, mental, spiritual, social, and vocational education in harmony with denominational standards and ideals, with God as the source of all moral values and truth.
The church conducts its own schools, kindergarten, though university, for the purpose of transmitting to its children its own ideals, beliefs, habits and customs.
The Adventurer Club is designed to strengthen parent-child relationships for kids ages 4-9 by providing specialized weekly activities tuned into the psychological needs of this age group while simultaneously giving parents opportunities for learning parenting skills and enjoying special activities with their children.
Music is a very vital and important part of our worship. As such this department takes special care in preparing our songs for all our worship services.
The office of the church clerk is one of the important church offices, upon the proper administration of which the much of the efficient functioning of the church depends.
It is in charge of the governance of the church. This includes:
v Giving information for informed decision making.
v Interpreting church policies, more especially the church manual.
v Keeping records of the decisions the church makes.
v The church clerk therefore should have knowledge on the following pieces of information which are critical to the fulfillment of the church’s mission.
If there is an important office in the church is the office of the communication.
The leader of the department is always known as the communication Secretary.
FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE
1) Responsible for the gathering and dissemination of news
2) Arrange for the church to use the media…
3) Works on a modality to have the church produce news letter
The office of the deacon is described in the New Testament (1Tim.3:8-23)
Niv. 1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
A sacred work. The church treasurer is called to important task. In large churches an assistant treasurer can be elected too.
The treasurer can greatly encourage faithfulness in returning of tithes and offering and deepen the spirit of liberality on the part of the church members.