The Christian Education Program includes Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Youth Ministry, mission leadership and stewardship education and family life programs.
Sunday School Ministry
Sunday School provides a structure for members to learn and share in the study of God's Word. All ages are presented in an accepted organization planned with special emphasis on a systemic study of the Bible in order to understand its contents and how the teachings may be applied to life.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is held during the month of June after the regular school term ends. The purpose of VBS is to stimulate growth and knowledge of the Word of God in a diverse and less structured atmosphere. Children are provided the tools needed to increase their faith in Jesus Christ, and to develop a desire to be obedient to him in a fun setting.
General Mission Ministry
The General Mission Ministry is composed of women who are devoted to understanding God's missionary purpose and responding to it. They serve as spiritual role models for younger ladies. Some of their duties include: visitation of the sick and shut-in, contributions to charitable causes, comforting the bereaved, and clarifying the woman's role in the church. They also coordinate special activities on selected days.
Health Care/Nursing Guild Ministry
"This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." The Health Care/Nursing Guild Ministry provides health awareness for the church and the community as well. This ministry consists of doctors, nurses and other medical support staff of our church family.
The Health Care Ministry believes that God wants us to take the time to restore our spirits, care for our physical health and care for our mental health. "Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
The main purpose of the Laymen Ministry is to inform, motivate and involve men in praying, studying, giving, and bearing witness of Christ. This ministry also helps to equip and involve men in Christian Service.
Their mission is to enrich the lives of men, support the mission of the church and vision of the Pastor. The strength is in the men who have personal relationship with Jesus Christ, are committed to seeing the Kingdom of God established here on earth and desire to provide a haven for the people of God to worship and praise.
The Music Ministry is responsible for singing praises to magnify the Lord and lift up the name of Jesus. They are instrumental in setting the tone for worship. They diligently support all church actiivities and functions, including accompanying the pastor on visits to other churches. The Music Ministry also stresses choir standards, decorum and rules. The Annual Musical is held the second Sunday in December.
The Family Mass Choir is composed of volunteer singers of various occupations with ages ranging from 20 years old upward. They perform a variety of musical styles, such as anthems, hymns, gospel songs and African American Spirituals. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. before the third and fourth Sunday. This choir sings on the third and fourth Sundays, for most annual days and special events. They also accompany the Pastor on speaking engagements. They are under the direction of the minister of music.
The Male Chorus, under the direction of the minister of music, is composed of men of the church of differing ages and occupations. The Male Chorus sings on the first Sunday, Laymen and Male Chorus Annual Day in June , and on special occasions as requested. Rehearsals are held on Mondays evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. after the third and fourth Sunday.
The Women's Chorus is composed of women of various ages. The Women's Chorus sings on each fifth Sunday morning and for their Annual Day in October.
The Youth Choir consists of young people ages 8 years through high school. The Youth Choir sings on the second Sunday morning, their Annual Day in July and other special occasions. They rehearse during their weekly Wednesday Youth Meetings.
The H. C. Rockmore Tot's Choir is made up of tots through age 7. They sing on the second Sunday morning. They rehearse during their weekly Wednesday Youth Meetings.
Prayer Meeting Planning Ministry
This group plans activities and strategies for the weekly prayer meeting.
The Audio/Video Ministry provides quality cd's and dvd's of all worship services and offers quality technical assistance whenever needed.
The Usher Ministry helps to win souls for Christ by making people feel comfortable and welcome in our worship services. They are doorkeepers for Chirst during Sunday morning worship services and other programs/services. They assist with seating of the congregation, distribution of programs and other literature, direct the offering and handle medical or spiritual situations during the service. There are four segments of this ministry:
Doormen for Christ
Purpose of Deaconess Ministry is to provide assistance to the Pastor and Deacon staff in observing the ordinances of the church; the Lord's Supper and Baptism; to contact and administer to the needs of candidates for baptism; and to greet and welcome visitors to the church.
The purpose of this ministry is to develop, train, and provide a wholesome climate for youth so that they may live, grow, mature and exemplify progress toward a Christ-centered life. Programs and activities are planned to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our youth faith. This ministry is divided into three sections:
The purpose of this ministry is to provide young ladies spiritual growth through the ministry of song and praise, and to help win souls to Christ.
Children's Church provides alternative church services for children between 4 and 8 years of age. Our mission is to serve as one of the many ways in which the church assists parents in their awesome responsibility of nurturing children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, and to provide worship experiences for children that will prepare them for intelligent future participation in the adult worship service.
The Basketball program is divided into four (4) segments: 12 & under boys, 12 & under girls, 10 & under boys, and 8 & under boys & girls (coed). Each team participates in a Fall Church Basketball Program sponsored by the City of Longview Recreational Department.
The Evangelism Ministry visits door-to-door to witness and win souls for Christ. They also meet with new converts to share the plan of salvation, pray with them, and provide encouragement.
Giving Planning Committee
The purpose of this committee is to promote stewardship through publicity and to provide referral to responsible sources for counsel in the matter of charitable giving.
The purpose of this ministry is to carry God's Word to the sick and shut-ins in their homes, convalescent homes and hospitals. They also feed the hungry, give love offerings, and make sizable donations for special holiday food. They visit out-of-town members and other church members not of our congregation.
A Senior Citizens committee has been activated to assist Senior members by providing transportation to purchase prescription drugs and groceries, cash monthly checks, etc.