Ministry Teams are the backbone of the church. They are organized under the basis of 1 Corinthians 12:12. Each has a purpose; to work together to bring Christ to our community and to the world.
Children & Youth Team
The Children and Youth Team plans Christian Formation classes for children age 4 through 12th grade. Elementary age students learn Bible stories in an interactive environment that includes crafts, cooking, puppetry, drama, video and games. This team oversees scholarships and fundraisers for children to attend Covenant Cedars Bible Camp as well as assist and lead Community Vacation Bible School.
The Leadership Team is responsible for building, maintaining and overseeing the spiritual well-being of the congregation and for directing and overseeing all ministries and business affairs of the church.
Women ministrIES team
The Women Ministries Team seeks to connect women in transformational relationships, encourage spiritual growth and discipline by reaching out with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to equip women to serve faithfully and joyfully.
Fellowship & hospitality team
The Fellowship and Hospitality Team provides food and leadership at potluck dinners and special occasions including funerals, wedding showers and church celebrations. The team also coordinates volunteers to provide treats on Sunday mornings following worship and meals for those in the church and community who are in need.
COMPASSION, MERCY AND JUSTICE TEAM (CMJ)
The CMJ team focuses on ways that our church can reach out and serve those in need in our community and beyond. Local Team activities include the Raymond Central/Food Bank Backpack Program. The global outreach includes support of the Delps in their mission work in Ecuador.
A Community Garden was established by CMJ in 2009 which provides fresh vegetables to those in need in Ceresco and surrounding communities. The work of planting, weeding, watering and harvesting is done by volunteers.
In 2015, the team began a food pantry ministry from the church. People in need can come to the church on select days for food and support. There are no income or other restrictions on who can receive food through this program.
The Worship Team coordinates music and the worship theme with the Pastor and Worship Director to enhance Sunday morning worship. The team recruits and trains song leaders, scripture readers, ushers and communion servers and organizes special worship services. The team also coordinates services at the County Care Facilities.
The Properties Team cares for the building and the grounds of the church. Maintenance and repairs keep this team busy throughout the year.
The Finance Team supervises the church budget and stewards memorial gifts and trust funds. The team also keeps the congregation updated on their giving throughout the year and encourages tithing and giving according to Biblical principals.
The church offers an automated giving option for those interested in having their tithes and offerings deducted from a checking or savings account. To contribute using this option, please click the link below.
The Outreach Team encourages our church family to build relationships with those in the community so that they may know the presence of Christ. We have a "ministry of presence" in our community by hosting the Ceresco Community Easter Egg Hunt and coordinating a Project Angel Tree program. The team also trains Sunday morning greeters and follows up with visitors.