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MINISTRIES

Gifts from the Holy Spirit | 1 Cor 12: 4 - 11 (ICB)

There are different kinds of gifts; but they are all from the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve; but all these ways are from the same Lord. And there are different ways that God works in people; but all these ways are from the same God.

 

God works in us all in everything we do. Something from the Spirit can be seen in each person, to help everyone.

 

The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. And the same Spirit gives another the ability to speak with knowledge. The same Spirit gives faith to one person. And that one Spirit gives another gifts of healing. The Spirit gives to another person the power to do miracles, to another the ability to prophesy. And he gives to another the ability to know the difference between good and evil spirits. The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak in different kinds of languages and to another the ability to interpret those languages.

 

 

One Spirit, the same Spirit, does all these things. The Spirit decides what to give each person.

 

Do you know what the gifts are that the Lord has given to you? If you do not know, let us help you identify what lies within you. We welcome you to learn more about the Ministries at First Church of God Christian Life Center. Your gifts, talents, and abilities are encouraged and needed as we carryout the work of the Lord

Children's Ministry

Ministry Mission Statement
We are dedicated to equipping children for Kingdom citizenship by teaching them in the Word of God.

Ministry Scripture Reference
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Couples Ministry

Ministry Mission Statement
The FCOGCLC Couples Ministy strives to bring husbands and wives together in the presence of God for spiritual growth, to learn and retain an in depth understanding of a God filled marriage, and provide counsel that will help couples prevent, manage and/or resolve marital challenges. 

Dance Ministry

Let them praise his name with dancing
    and make music to him with timbrel and harp.

For the Lord takes delight in his people;
    he crowns the humble with victory.

Diaconate Ministry

To support the Pastor of FCOGCLC in the care of God's people with humility and enthusiasm.  To protect and maintain God's house. Always striving by word and deed an exemplary model of Godly servant-hood.

HER Women's Ministry

Ministry Mission StatementThe H.E.R. Women's Ministry is a First Church of God Christian Life Center ministry for women of all ages. We provide support and guidance in the areas of healing, encouragement, and restoration on a spiritual level. Our prayer is to uncover, facilitate, and infuse a kingdom mindset that inspires women to seek out lives and life styles, in which they can live as H.E.R women, and as a woman of God. We also encourage women to serve God in every aspect of their lives, to be virtuous Proverbs 31 women. 

 

 Ministry Scripture Reference As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Health and Wellness Ministry

Ministry Mission Statement

Our mission and prayer is that you prosper in all things and be in HEALTH, just as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2), thru the word of God and community service. Our goal is to keep the spirit, soul, and body in good condition in order to truly accomplish God’s work, our call to service.

 

Ministry Scripture Reference
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were brought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Hospitality Ministry

Mission Statement: Our purpose is to minister (serve) the body of Christ with a willing heart, a smile and with the love of God

1 Peter 4:9-10 AMP Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 10 Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor]

 

Kohath Ministry

To faithfully, consistently and cheerfully serve God by providing a physically and spiritually clean environment which enables us to freely pray, praise, worship and fellowship in the House of God. 

 

Scripture Reference (NIV):  

1 Corinthians 10:31 - So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 

 Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Media Ministry

Our mission is to provide a visual component to the services here with scriptures and song lyrics.  We want to make sure you don't miss anything.  In addition, we manage the churches social media pages in order keep our congregants up to date with the churches upcoming events.  Our social media pages  also reach those that are not familiar with "First Church" so follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Membership Services

We, the First Church of God Christian Life Center Membership Services Members, are charged to reach out to every member of the First Church of God Christian Life Center to articulate the value of each member as being an important and necessary branch to the Body of Christ.  Our goal is to assist our Pastor in being “informed” of the “pulse” of his members.  We are equipped and charged to help church members, old and new, understand that we care for them and would like to hear from them regarding any trials and/or victories they might care to share. 

We are committed to establishing a strong communication multi-channel team, connecting members with church leaders as the need arises.  We further pledge to be diligent and trustworthy in communicating with members as described and as we have been assigned to do.  We pledge to maintain and build church membership and to let not one get away.  We lead with patience and integrity, and we exemplify the love of Christ in all we do.

Men's Ministry

Ministry Mission Statement
It is the mission of FCOGCLC Men's Ministry to create fertile ground for the Lord to minister to men and through men by cultivating an environment of fellowship, spiritual growth and serv-vice to others.

As Men we believe that all men fall short of the glory of God; that all men have a past. Yet, through Christ's redemptive grace we have mutated into mighty men of Valor.  Please visit the Men's Ministry monthly meeting to see what we are all about.

Ministry Scripture Reference
I have been crucified with Chirst; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Galatians 2:20 KJV

New Directions

Our mission is to build and strengthen a biblical foundation in the lives of our students and teach them how to apply God’s word to their lives so they can live a victorious life.

Music Ministry

Our mission is to glorify God through praise and worship in song, We desire to facilitate corporate praise and worship in our weekly services, and also minister through God's Spirit to the souls of not only the saved but the lost as well

Office Staff

We are here to assist the Pastor and ministry leaders with their administrative need.  We also assist our congregation with various information.  If you need information regarding church services, special events or any of our ministries we are here to help.  Also, when members experienced a loss in their family or faced with a personal illness the church office should be notified.  

Outreach Ministry

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 4:18‭-‬19 KJV

"18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

Pastor's Care Ministry

Mission Statement:    As part of the Body of Christ, Pastor’s Care is a ministry obedient to the scriptures in love respecting and highly regarding our Pastor through our selfless acts as an expression of recognition love and appreciation.

 

Goal and Function:    To represent the congregation at First Church of God Christian Life Center in the public acknowledge and sincere gratitude for the Pastor on all key special occasions to include birthdays, and anniversaries throughout the year.

Photography Ministry

Photography is her profession and her ministry.  Amber is  faithful and dedicated in her calling, capturing the moments in service that needed to be shared and remembered.  For the past 4 years Amber has dedicated her time and talent to our church and we so greatly appreciate her.

Seniors's Ministry

Mission Statement

We the Seniors of the first Church of God Christian Life Center, will prayerfully seek God’s guidance and directions, to properly serve in whatever area we are call upon to serve. We promise to work diligently in obedience, first to God and then to our leaders.

WE humbly ask God to give us the ability and strength through his words to perform any task with urgency and willingness in the best possible way.

We also promise to show accountability, respect for others and keep our emotions in check at all times asking God to lead us as we go forward.

Sound Ministry

To capture and record the worship service, which includes the preached word and musical selections.

Psalms 100:1-2

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, ll ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing.

Young Disciples Youth Ministry

Ministry Mission Statement

To equip young people to develop a deeper relationship with Christ, to encourage them to develop uplifting relationships with other Christians.  To empower them to transform their homes, school, and community.

 

Ministry Scripture Reference

In the same way let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father who is in heaven.

Ushers

Usher’s and Gatekeepers Mission statement 

Usher’s ~ Gatekeepers of God’s House who glorify in doing God’s Mission. We are servants for Christ, whose ministry is in the Church. We are to greet people before and after service, distribute bulletins, communicate Christian love, open doors, seat people, receive offering, help strangers feel at home, represent Jesus and His love and accept all people. Ultimately, the object of the service is to God. 

Vacation Bible Study

The mission of FCOGCLC Vacation Bible School is to create a fun-filled atmosphere for the children and adults of our church and community, that will ignite a desire to know God and his great works. Through a week of age appropriate lessons, activities and games our goal is to create an understanding of God’s greatness and encourage a relationship with Him. 

Watchmen on the Wall

A WATCHMAN - A person of prayer, patriotism, bravery, and constancy. Prayer should always Precede any endeavor, always view prayer as a first action rather than a last resort. Persistence with great faith in God and the ability to do anything he is asked. A covenant agreement with the man of God "Pastor Dillard" regarding order in God's house. Each Watchman must do his part for the team to be successful

 

Serving in God's House is a wonderful opportunity for a person of God to stay focus in the activities of the body of Christ. We are all working together in love and unity. Having an open mind to do better and exceed our own expectation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will watch over the House of God. We will care for the well-being of the people of God. We will serve The First Church of God Christian Life Center with do diligence