What is a Ministry…

 

“Ministry” is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning “to serve” or douleuo, meaning “to serve as a slave.” In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry- He came, not to receive service, but to give it (see Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; John 13:1-17).

The Christian should minister by meeting people’s needs with love and humility on Christ’s behalf (see Matthew 20:26; Mark 10:43; John 2:5, 9; Acts 6:3; Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:10; Colossians 4:12). Christians are to minister to others out of their devotion to Christ and their love for others, whether the other people are believers or unbelievers. Ministry to others should be impartial and unconditional, always seeking to help others as Jesus would. From the early New Testament churches to the churches of our day, each Christian should be in the ministry of helping others (see Romans 12: 3-8, 10-13; 2 Timothy 2:24-26).

The content of ministry seems to prioritize the ministering in spiritual things, not just practical things. Ministry should certainly place emphasis on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others so they can come to know Him and receive Him as personal Savior, go on to experience Him as Lord of their Life, and go even further to know Christ as the essence of their Life (see John 1:12; Colossians 2: 6-7; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 3: 8-10). Ministry can, and should, include ministering to the physical, emotional, mental, vocational, and financial needs of others. Jesus did, and so should we!

“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose” Philippians 2:1-2.
To be an effective instrument of Christ’s ministry, we must first be “united with Christ”. Out of this union, three things are outworked:
Being like-minded (to Christ)
Having the same love (as Christ)
Being one is spirit and purpose (with Christ and together)
Ministry is not competitive. We measure the success of our ministry not against each other, but against the ministry of the Lord Himself (Ephesians 4:13, 3:19). He is the yardstick of all ministries.

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—Benevolent Ministry

—Elder Calvin Kidd

—Favorite scripture: Philippians 4:13

—“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”


—Restoration Ministry

—Deacon Clement Gamble

—Favorite scripture: Luke 1:37

— "For with God nothing shall be impossible.”


—Youth Ministry

—Sister Wanda Thomas

—Favorite scripture: Philippians 4:13

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me."

 

—Evangelistic Ministry

—Deacon Lenoir Varner, Sr.

—Favorite scripture:

—John 14:1

—“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me .”

 

—Greeters Ministry

—Sister Lisha Kidd

—Favorite scripture: II Timothy 1:7

—“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

 

—Finance Ministry

Transportation Ministry

Finance-Benevolent Ministry

—Brother Robert Fuller

—Favorite scripture: John 14: 1-4

—“1.  Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.  2. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there ye may be also.  4. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”


—Prison Ministry

—Brother Randy Wilson

—Favorite scripture: Luke 1:37

—“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

 

Tape DVD Production Ministry

Brother Arien Vines

Favorite scripture:

Luke 1:37

"For with God nothing shall be impossible."

 

Audio and Program Ministry

Sister Asia Johnson

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—Helpers Corner Ministry

—Sister Stephanie Kelly

—Favorite  scripture : Matthew 5:16

—“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

—C & B  (cleaning and beautifying) Ministry

—Sister Danyelle Gamble

—Favorite scripture: Matthew 6:33

—“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you.”

—Ushers Ministry

—Brother Quantarius Simmons

—Favorite scripture: Luke 1:37

—“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

 

 

 

—Vineyard Ministry

—Sister Tabatha Parham

—Favorite scripture:  Psalm 23: 1-6

—“1. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou annointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all they days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”

—Health/Wellness Ministry

—Sister Erica Cannon

—Favorite scripture: Isaiah 40:31

—“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

—Bulletin Ministry

—Sister Yvette Kidd

—Favorite scripture: Phillipians 4:18

"But I have all, and abound; I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, a sweet fragrance, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God."

—Website Ministry

—Sister LaQuacher Kidd, Sister Jonique Core, Sister Lisha Kidd

—To maintain a professional website to promote the spiritual unity and growth of the church.

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Kitchen Ministry

Church Sisters

To edify the spritual, physical, and mental state through nutritional meals and fellowship with the Saints.

Singles Ministry

Sister Annette Mallory

Favorite Scripture: 

To encourage and uplift the spirits of all singles at Settlement Road Church of Christ.

55Plus Senior CitizenMinistry         

Sister LaQuacher Kidd     

Favorite Scripture: Joshua 24:15

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve ; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other sideof the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell : but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

 

To encourage all members who are 55 years old and over to continue working for the Lord with love and care for others.

 

 

 

 

                                                 

 

Financial Counseling Ministry

Sister Stephanie Hunter

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To assist all memebers in organizing and planning their finnacial investments for the present and future in the Lord.