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Ministries/Committees/Departments

Ministries

Abiding Faith Evangelistic Action Team
Audio/Visual Ministry
Brotherhood Ministry
Christian Challengers' Ministry
Deacon's Ministry
Deaconness Ministry
Drama Ministry
Expression of our Love Ministry
Health & Wellness Initiative Ministry
Marketing Ministry
Marriage Ministry
Photography Ministry
Prayer Ministry
Security Ministry
Share Group Ministry
Sick & Shut-In Ministry
Tape Ministry
Transportation Ministry
Usher & Greeter's Ministry
Web Ministry
Women's Ministry
Young at Heart Ministry
Youth Ministry

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Committees
Care Partners Committee
Church Council
Decoration Committee
Fellowship Committee
Historian
Newsletter Committee
Pastoral Care Committee

Departments

Education Department


Baptist Training Union
Bible Study
GIFT Academy
Sunday School

Music Department

Anointed Voices of Praise
Gospel Choir
Male Chorus
Women's Chorus
Praise Team
Youth and Young Adult Choirs

Youth Department

Cotillion
Drill Team
God's Precious Gems
Mimes of the Messiah
Praise Dancers
Puppets for Christ
Youth Choir
Young Men for Christ

Young Adult Department

Joyful Voices of Praise

 

 MINISTRIES

AFEAT Outreach Ministry

The Abiding Faith Evangelistic Team (AFEAT) is an outreach and evangelistic ministry which goes out into the community to reach and minister to lost souls sharing “The Gospel Message of Love,” for Christ. The ministries included for Kingdom building purposes are: The Elderly, The Homeless, Community Service, The Christian Challengers, Door to Door Survey Team, Angel Tree (Christmas Project), The Transportation Ministry, and the Sick-and-Shut-In Ministry.  For additional information please visit:  AFEAT@Abidingfaithbc.org.

Brotherhood Ministry

The Brotherhood Ministry unites all brothers in serving God. We are servants of God and the Church that pray and help one another through bearing each other’s burdens in love. Our mission is to help build the body of Christ in the unity of Spirit, and truth in the Lord. We invite and ask your help in serving our community.  We meet every third Saturday of the month –10:00 a.m. in the MPB.  For additional information please visit: Brotherhood@Abidingfaithbc.org.


 Audio/Visual Ministry
The Audio/Visual Ministry presents to the Church body a state-of-the-art communication technology to enhance the worship experience in magnifying the Lord.  It is designed to record and make available for purchase, CDs and DVDs of all Sunday services, annual days and various other Church functions.


Christian Challengers' Ministry

Mentally challenged adults in a church ministry present unique difficulties and blessed opportunities.  Christians have a responsibility to reach this group of God’s special people.  With a very special love, compassion and care, special teachers at Abiding Faith minister to adult members who have a variety of special needs.  The Christian Challenger’s Sunday School class provides learning experiences through small group learning activities that teach the simple truths of the gospel message.  

Deacon's Ministry

As servant- leaders, Deacons assist in carrying out the five (5) purposes of the Church and the vision of the Pastor.  To this end, Deacons assist the Pastor  and the congregation in promoting the Great Commission and providing an atmosphere of unity and love.  This group, through assigned Share Groups, provide support, resources, and fellowship to the members of our Church family.  Families are encouraged in times of joy and sorrow as they seek God's healing power and grace through prayer, presence, counsel and tangible acts of service.  They are commissioned to study God's Word, to spend time with God in prayer daily.  This equips them to serve and to participate in Church outreach.  As servant- leaders, they serve with the attitude of Christ – for the glory of God.   

Deaconness Ministry

The Deaconess Ministry seeks by the strength of the Holy Spirit to assist the Pastor and Deacons in meeting the needs of the Abiding Faith family of God.  The Deaconess Ministry prays for the sick, shut-in, and those in need. In partnership with the Pastor and Deacons, they provide assistance to the congregation as needed. They also assist with the baptismal process and oversee the preparation of Holy Communion.  The Deaconesses, likewise, participate in the Church’s outreach and evangelistic programs.

Drama Ministry

The Drama Ministry broadcasts the Word of God through theatrical performances to declare, illustrate and clarify biblical experiences.  Through dramatic presentations, they plant seeds to help build disciples, to inspire, to encourage and transform the lives of God’s people.

Expression of our Love Ministry

Expression of our Love Ministry encourages and uplifts members who have lost loved ones and/or who are ill, with cards, flowers and personal contact.

Marketing Ministry

The Marketing Ministry is a passionate God-inspired ministry that advances the vision of our Pastor and the Abiding Faith Baptist Church, encouraging, promoting, formulating, inspiring and equipping Abiding Faith to further advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the glory of God!
Marketing@Abidingfaithbc.org

Marriage Ministry

The mission of the Marriage Ministry is to provide resources that will enrich marriages.  This ministry focuses on strengthening and reviving marriages through seminars, retreats, fellowship, and the study of God's Word.  All activities are based upon the Word of God.  Marriage@Abidingfaithbc.org

Photography Ministry

The purpose of the Photography Ministry is to photograph and archive events that take place at Abiding Faith.  The mission is to create a memorial that will enable others to experience the excitement and the presence and power of God through the art of photography.

Prayer Ministry
The goal of our Prayer Ministry is not simply to be a church with a prayer ministry-- but a praying church and a church that is focused on God and His unlimited power in the lives of those who trust Him.  Through the prayers of the church every limitation and frustration to the fullfilment of God's will can be effectively overcome.  Our prayer is that Abiding Faith will become a "House of Prayer" as we focus our minds, hearts and our lives on God and His Son, Jesus Christ!  By being open and responsive to the working of the Holy Spirit, this prayer ministry's purpose is to encourage and promote prayer within the life of Abiding Faith. 

Our Intercessory Prayer group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 A.M. and our Prayer Line (281.437.9595) gives any individual the opportunity to express his/her desire/need for the prayers of the  Church.  The line is monitored regularly so that responses to requests are almost immediate, and within the hour up to 10 individuals have either prayed together or individually for the person and/or the concern. Prayer@Abidingfaithbc.org

Security Ministry
The men of Abiding Faith provide security to the church as a whole.  Not only do they ensure the safety of everyone within the church building; but also ensure the safety of the grounds and assist with parking.

Sick and Shut-In Ministry
The Sick and Shut-in Ministry provides the sick and shut-in members with an experience of care and concern of their church and also provides opportunities for intecessory prayer.  They visit members on the second Saturday of each month for prayer and Communion, and minister to the shut-in by listening and encouraging them in God's Word.

Tape Ministry
The Tape Ministry is responsible for the distribution of tape messages for all services as directed by the Pastor. Through the Tape Ministry, the Word is taken into various homes and shared with people from all walks of life.The Tape Ministry is responsible for the audio taping of every worship service and for the sale of audio tapes after each service.

Transportation Ministry
The AFBC Transportation Ministry is an outreach ministry designed to provide safe and reliable transportation service to members of the Church. Transportation@abidingfaithbc.org

Usher and Greeters' Ministry
A warm, friendly welcome is important.  It says to the visitor (and to the regular members):  "We are glad to see you."  Each Sunday our ushers and greeters greet us with warm welcomes and friendly smiles and we know that we are welcome!
Ushers@Abidingfaithbc.org

Web Ministry
Our mission is to create an online atmosphere that will cater to the needs of the church and provide a marketing tool by providing up-to-date information in an attractive design that will portray the purposes, mission, and services of Abiding Faith. 

The Web Ministry is about using Internet tools to enhance and expand our church's ministry to connect with billions of users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year so that any person, anytime and anywhere can become a disciple of Jesus Christ.  Through the Web Ministry, Abiding Faith can reach members, visitors, seekers and leaders through a variety of Web and Internet technology tools. 

We believe that the quality of our Website reflects the quality of our ministries and opens the doors to consistent growth.  Rob@Abidingfaithbc.org

Women's Ministry
Abiding Faith's Women's Ministry consists of all the women of the church working together in love and harmony to the glory of God!   Women@abidingfaithbc.org

Young at Heart Ministry
The Young at Heart Ministry believes that spiritual renewal, well-being and activity are essential to the quality of life.  Spiritual guidance, worship, Bible study, support and prayer are experienced by older adults who desire to remain active and productive through Bible study groups, field trips and outreach.  YAH@Abidingfaithbc.org

 


COMMITTEES 

Care Partners Committee
The primary responsibilities of the Care Partners are to aid our new members through the completion of their orientation sessions, assisting them in any way necessary, keeping in touch and encouraging them to work in some area of the Church.  This committee is also responsible for contacting members who are consistently absent from Church services.

Church Council Committee

The Church Council is comprised our Pastor, Elders, Deacons and leaders from each auxiliary, committee, department and ministry of the Church. The Council provides an administrative infrastructure through faith, love, and commitment.  Empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit, they seek to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of goals that will honor and glorify the Father. This Council meets quarterly.

Decoration Committee
The role of the Decoration Committee is to beautify the Church setting for Sunday and other special services and/or events; implement the design for special seasons, such as Easter, Christmas, etc, that complements services with a physical atmosphere that enhances the worship experience; assist ministries with decoration ideas for their events.

Fellowship Committee
The Fellowship Committee welcomes all visitors to our church.  The Committee is also responsible for new members’ fellowship and will coordinate this event with the Food Service Committee.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee is comprised of the Chairman, Church Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer and two (2) members appointed by the Pastor.  This committee approves the purchase of all supplies, all bills for payment and assist the Treasurer in all matters of finance.  The Finance Committee monitors purchases to assure that a budget has been established for such and approved by the Elders.  It guides and assists the Church in undertaking all its financial concerns. Treasurer@abidingfaithbc.org

Food Service Committee
The Food Service is a service ministry geared to the nurturing of body and soul through the preparation and serving of food and the Word of God.

Historian
This individual maintains a chronology of records and is responsible for the recording, preservation and display of records of historical value to the Church. This person is accountable to keep an updated record of our Church history.

Newsletter Committee
The church newsletter, The Abounding Word, keeps members informed on a quarterly basis of the people, events and good news happening in and around Abiding Faith.  It provides a source of  members and serves to keep the sick and shut-in included via mailing to their homes.

Pastoral Care Committee
The Pastoral Care Committee lovingly serves our Pastor and first family through prayers, financial support and encouraging words and deeds.  The purpose of the Pastoral Care Committee is to aid and assist the Pastor with needs as defined.  This committee teaches the biblical principles of loving and caring for the Pastor as God has instructed His church to do.

DEPARTMENTS

Music Department
The Music Department consists of hand clapping, foot stomping, Holy Ghost filled, anointed voices praising God. This department includes the Anointed Voices, Male Chorus, Women Chorus, Praise Team, Divine Spirit of Praise, Mass Choir, and the Youth Choir.  Praise is a vital part of worship.  The primary objective is to be used by God as instruments of praise and to provide avenues of increased fellowship uplifting Jesus.

The Abiding Faith Praise Team ministers deliverence, restoration, healing and salvation through song.  They serve to lead the Church into a Spirit-filled, worshipful experience with the One True Living God.  Music@Abidingfaithbc.org

Youth Department

We believe God has a clear purpose for this generation – to be the church of today. While it is true youth may be the leaders of tomorrow, God has ordained this generation of young men and women to make an impact on the world today. 

The purpose of our Youth Ministry is to lead our youth to a genuine Christian faith by encouraging, teaching, supporting and equipping them to take the lifelong journey of following Christ.

Through trust and experiences, we hope to grow relationships not only with God but between the youth and leaders, youth and parents and between leaders and families.  Our Youth Church connects young people with one another through fellowship, connect with God through intense worship and a relevant message, and ultimately connect with their destiny – God’s purpose for their life.  Youth@Abidingfaithbc.org

Cotillion
The Cotillion Ministry is designed to provide a developmental life preparatory program that leads our youth to discover
God's truth concerning His will for their lives through spiritual growth, community service and enhanced social skills.  We encourage high self esteem, foster positive attitudes and teach them how to set goals and achieve them through a committed prayer life. 

God's Precious Gems
God's Precious Gems (G.P.G.) is a youth auxiliary for girls ages 4-17 where young ladies are trained and guided in the areas of discipleship for Christ, community service, and social and cultural development as they advance through the various stages of life. GPG@abidingfaithbc.org

Mimes of the Messiah
Mimes of the Messiah minister, in dance, the message of the Holy God through praise and worship.

Praise Dance
The praise dancers seek to articulate the Word and Spirit of God by using the body as a deep form of worshippping God.

Puppets for Christ
Puppets for Christ use creativity to joyfully express God's Word through the art of puppetry.  Within this ministry the principles of God's Word are taught through the portraying of Bible characters, stories, and the miracles that Jesus performed.

Young Men for Christ
This ministry provides Christian coaching to encourage and empower young Christian men, ages 13-19, in areas of self-discipline, self-assurance, leadership and most of all, love for God. The goal of Young Men for Christ is to ensure that each young man will have the tools to act responsibly in his family, church, schools and community.

It provides a forum that will enhance their self-esteem and establish a support system through open communication, knowledge, and brotherhood to enrich their personal well-being; to enable them to understand the meaning of a true relationship with God and discovering his purpose for their lives; equip young men with biblical foundation and practical methods of dealing with peer and family pressures; plant seeds that will initiate the enhancement of their leadership abilities.

Young Adult Department
Within the Young Adult Department we work to cultivate the personal and communal growth and education of young adults toward a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, one another and the wider community – leading to Christian maturity.  We do this through teaching, worship, evangelism and a community of support.

The Joyful Voices of Praise Young Adult Choir nurtures the spiritual enrichment and growth of each choir member focusing on the principles of witnessing and ministering to those who are lost. It is important that each member understands “why they sing”—to worship and praise God!  Any young adult who wishes to participate is welcomed to sing for God’s glory as
part of the Joyful Voices of Praise!  Youngadult@Abidingfaithbc.org

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