It takes a lot of work and dedication to serve a community with unity and purpose, and as such we have a diversity of ministry teams to facilitate smooth interactions between ministries and to ensure we’re all working toward the same goals. Each team oversees a different ministry and works prayerfully together with the pastor and board to ensure we are stewarding our resources to our best potential for God’s Kingdom. We have been given a diversity of gifts and resources, and our aim is to return them to God as faithful stewards.
Why Ministry Teams?
- To have focus in one area of ministry as a team, sharing different perspectives and prayerfully reaching consensus on how to be effective in living out God’s vision for His church.
- To share the workload, collaborate and work together to be effective in God’s Kingdom and allow for rotating leadership. (Jesus and the Apostles worked in teams)
- To equip and empower God’s people in ministry – thereby edifying the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12); to provide the opportunity for members of the body of Christ to use their God–given gifts to the work of the church.
- To model the interconnectedness of God’s family and be unified with the vision of the whole body
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Children’s Ministry Team
The purpose of the Children’s Ministry team is to reach and serve families by organizing various children’s programs. These programs include Sunday school and our Vacation Bible School (VBS), Furthermore, the Children’s Ministry team organizes practical parent info sessions, as well as training and equipping staff. The purpose of the Children’s Ministry is to lead children to a decision to receive Jesus as their personal Savior, teach them the Bible, and build up the community. The team provides guidance to our children’s programs.
Music Ministry Team
The Music Ministry’s purpose is to glorify God, proclaim God’s Word, and edify and inspire, all via the medium of music. While the typical audience of this ministry is our congregation, they also endeavour to reach outside of our walls through the gift of music media.
Our Music Ministry Leadership team strives to foster and cultivate the ministry by providing guidance and direction, support, planning and, building community, for the various choirs, instrumental groups, and other programs.
Men’s Ministry Team
The Men’s Ministry team exists to connect men to one another, provide each other support, and encourage each other to grow in faith and in life. The Men’s Ministry desires that all men would grow to be faithful in their families and their community, whatever their position may be. They arrange meetings every two months and plan other activities besides those regular meetings to encourage fellowship and connections.
Youth Ministry Team
The Youth Ministry’s purpose is threefold: to invite non-believers into a relationship with Jesus, to equip young believers for a lifetime of service in God’s kingdom, and to provide a godly support system and community for our young people. They meet weekly, and organize social events periodically to provide new opportunities to connect both inside and outside of the church community.
Adult Bible Study Ministry Team
Our Adult Bible Study team rotates every Sunday morning to teach from the Bible and encourage discussion and reflection around a variety of biblical topics and perspectives. They teach in English during our 10am service to provide a place for people who are not fluent in German and not a part of a part of our Sunday School program. They are an open and growing group of people seeking God’s will for our lives by studying the scripture and allowing God’s Word to change our lives. They invite you to participate, develop new friendships, pray with us, and grow deeper in your spiritual walk.
Technology and Internet Ministry Team
The Technology and Internet Ministry sets strategy and provides solutions for other ministry teams and the community of believers through the use of technology and related resources. They further provide guidance for using technology and media, and help make technology accessible. Like a stem that holds up flowers, the Technology and Internet ministry team takes great joy in serving all of the other teams and the greater community.