The vision of the Children’s Ministry Department is to acquaint children with the love and saving power of Jesus Christ; to provide them with the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Friend and Savior; and help them develop a strong passion for the word of God. The Department’s interactive programs emphasize ministry to children within the community who are not exposed to Christian values and provide them the opportunity to participle in our various programs. The following are interactive programs that the children are involved in: Age appropriate Sabbath School Classes Children’s Church, Adventurer’s Club, Pathfinder Club, , and Children’s Story Time.
Director: Grace Patterson
The members of this department play a vital role in assuring that the sound and video projection system are functioning well and they are also responsible for coordinating all aspects of multimedia to enhance the worship service and environment. The Photographers keep our still photo archives up to date by weekly photos of different events such as baptisms, baby dedications and special honoring programs which can be viewed on this site. This ministry has active PR persons who on a weekly and even daily basis communicate with flyers, email, social networking, phone trees and texting for involvement in our ministry programs. Our “IT” group help us to maintain connections and updates with the ever changing technologies.
The Community Services Department of our church has an active outreach program that caters to the physical needs of the homeless and hungry in our inner-city area. We provide food, clothing, and other items to those in need. We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all who helped us collect and distribute items to the needy. They were extremely grateful for the contribution.
Director: Elder Brenda Leslie
The Family Life Department provides sound, practical, advice and programs for improving family relationships as well as Marriage Enrichment seminars annually. Divorce, Domestic Violence, Incest, Alcoholism, Sexuality and Drugs are ever present in society. Unfortunately, they are sometimes present within our church families. Programs are presented on a quarterly basis.
To be announced
The Personal Ministries Department has the responsibility to engage every member into active soul-winning service for God. The Personal Ministries Council consist of the Family Life, Men’s, Women’s, Community Services, Youth, Children’s, Education, Sabbath School, Health, Public Relations, Education and Interest Coordination ministries. This council focuses on personal and community evangelism. The council works in synergy in all evangelistic efforts of the church. Some of the activities of Personal Ministries include:
- personal Bible studies; executed well by our team of Bible Workers
- group Bible studies, such as the Voice of Prophecy Bible Courses and Revelation Seminars;
- literature distribution,
- health outreach
- planning and startup of other community outreach ministries.
- Our Interceding prayer team.
Director: Joan Vanderstoop
Meetings are held quarterly on Sabbaths after Divine service or as needed. The purpose of this group is to provide spiritual and other support to women facing a variety of personal and family issues. The Women’s Ministries Department from time to time contributes to various church projects and has been an important source of support to bereaved families.
Director: Elder Patrick Kerr
We want to encourage you to become involved with the Men’s Ministry. Not only will your circle of influence be widened but you will have the opportunity to make new friendships and obtain resources that will aid in your spiritual and personal growth our vision is to develop godly, visionary men who are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission. Our goal is to provide you with renewed inspiration, ideas and encouragement that will catapult you forward in your Christian growth and service to others. We have many ways in which you can participate from right where you are.
Director: Steve Cole
This Ministry equips the body of Christ with knowing where their resources come from by obeying Gods law or methods of investment of our time and our money management skills for the growth and the ministry of the body of Christ.
Director: Fay Cole
The Adventist church worldwide is well known for its emphasis on education. The world church operates several schools, colleges and Universities. This includes 5,500 schools, colleges and universities, with 47,000 teachers and almost one million students in 100 countries. The Genesis Seventh-day Adventist Church, through its Education Department, seeks to inspire, train and educate members so they can realize their full God given potential and use this in service to God and man. Among the various programs are Scholarship support and Care Packages to students away at college; an annual career day program and graduation recognition exercises; and seminars and workshops on College Funding, Financial Management, Leadership, etc. The Education department also sponsors cultural activities: e.g. visiting Music and Drama Groups, Black History Celebration, Educational Tours, etc.
Director : Annie Walters
LIVING A HEALTHFUL LIFE
The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the autonomy of each individual and his or her God-given power of choice. Rather than mandating standards of behavior, Adventists call upon one another to live as positive examples of God’s love and care. Part of that example includes taking care of our health—we believe God calls us to care for our bodies, treating them with the respect a divine creation deserves. Gluttony and excess, even of something good, can be detrimental to our health.
Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature creates a wealth of good things that lead to vibrant health. Pure water, fresh air and sunlight—when used appropriately—promote clean, healthy lives.
Exercise and avoidance of harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol and mind-altering substances lead to clear minds and wise choices. A well-balanced vegetarian diet that avoids the consumption of meat coupled with intake of legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, along with a source of vitamin B12, will promote vigorous health.
Such health is a gift from a loving God who wants us to live life in its abundance. When we benefit from such love, we feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation toward our creator.
Because of this, Adventists choose to praise God with joyful living.
Leader: Daniel Hall
The mission and purpose of music ministry is to glorify God and lead others into His divine presence through praise, thanksgiving and worship that all may experience His love and goodness. Church Music is provided primarily by the The Praise Team and the Children’s Choir. In addition, a small instrumental ensemble participates in the Divine Worship Service. To enhance and help musically talents and gifts we have private group musical instrument lessons every Sabbath 2pm – 4pm with private lessons on both by special appointment thru out the week.
Director: Grace Patterson
Every week one hour before sunset on Sabbath our AYS ministry involves the youth of the church and community into programs that help them understand the world we live in now and the world to come when Christ comes again for us. The Youth are also involved in community outreach programs such as Shelter Ministry Mission projects inside and outside of the USA.
Director: Roseann Scott
The Sabbath School Department provides a forum for consistent study of the bible while encouraging the development of close relationships among members. The Sabbath School period commences every Sabbath morning at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. Members and visitors discuss spiritual and Biblical issues in small groups that facilitate interaction with each other. Worldwide, the SDA church, through the Sabbath School is involved in a variety of missionary activities and outreach efforts. During the Sabbath School program we periodically highlight reports from different parts of the world. The Department is organized into several divisions with teachers targeted to specific age groups. The age divisions include: (1) Cradle Roll (up to age 3); (2) Kindergarten (ages 4 to 7); (3) Primary (ages 8 to 10); (4) Junior (ages 11 to 12); (5) Earlyteen (ages 13 to 14); (6) Cornerstone or Juniors (ages 15 to 17); (7) Collegiate (College age) and (8) Adult. The following online resources are helpful to Sabbath school students and teachers. Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide Collegiate Lesson Online (targeting ages 18-35) Guide magazine (Juniors and Earliteens) Cornerstone magazine (targeting ages 15-18) Insight magazine (targeting Teens). Online Sabbath School Lessons are encouraged www.ssnet.org
Director: Shibike Wright
The Pathfinder Club, or simply Pathfinders, is a department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA), which works specifically with the cultural, social and religious education of children and adolescents located in the age group between 10 and 16 years
The Pathfinder Pledge & Law is an important part of Pathfinders. Thousands of Pathfinders each year learn and choose to abide by the requirements of the Pathfinder Pledge and Law for the sole purpose of growing closer to their fellow men and women, and to their Creator.
Pathfinder Pledge and Law:
By the grace of God, I will be pure, and kind, and true. I will keep the Pathfinder Law. I will be a servant of God and a friend to man.
The Law is for me to:
Keep the morning watch
Do my honest part
Care for my body,
Keep a level eye
Be courteous and obedient
Walk softly in the sanctuary,
Keep a song in my heart,
Go on God's errand.
Explanation -- Pathfinder Pledge
|By the grace of God||Only as we rely on God to help us can we do His will.|
|I will be pure||I will fill my mind with everything that is right and true and spend my time in activities that will build a strong, clean character.|
|I will be kind||I will be considerate and kind, not only to my fellow man, but also to all of God's creation.|
|I will be true.||I will be honest and upright in study, work and play and can always be counted upon to do my very best.|
|I will keep the Pathfinder Law.||I will seek to understand the meaning of the Law and will strive to live up to it's spirit, realizing that obedience to law is essential in any organization|
|I will be a servant to God||I will pledge myself to serve God first, last, and best in everything I am called upon to be or do.|
|I will be a friend to man.||I will live to bless others and do unto them as I would have them do unto me.|
Explanation -- Pathfinder Law
|Keep the Morning Watch.||I will have prayer and personal bible study each day.|
|Do my honest part.||By the power of God I will help others, and do my duty and my honest share, wherever I may be.|
|Care for my body||I will be temperate in all things and strive to reach a higher standard of physical fitness.|
|Keep a level eye.||I will not lie, cheat or deceive, and will despise dirty talk or evil thinking.|
|Be courteous and obedient.||I will be kind and thoughtful of others, reflecting the love of Jesus in all my association with others.|
|Walk softly in the sanctuary.||In any devotional exercise I will be quiet, careful and reverent.|
|Keep a song in my heart||I will be cheerful and happy and let the influence of my life be as sunshine to others.|
|Go on God's errands.||I will always be ready to share my faith and go about doing good as Jesus did.|