Witness Ministry

PASSIONATE WITNESS The Ministry of “INTERESTING PEOPLE”

 

(EXPRESSING OUR SALVATION)

 Demonstrations of Love:     Evangelize     Encourage     Engage

EVANGELISM

TO EVANGELIZE THE LOST, BRINGING PEOPLE TO A SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST.

 

APARTMENT MINISTRY
Develops and provides onsite ministry to neighboring apartment communities in an effort to provide positive impact to families.
BENEVOLENT MINISTRY
Leads in assisting church and community members with special needs during crisis situations such as unemployment, housing catastrophes,
disability, etc. Verifies benevolent needs and arranges to deliver provisions. Collects and receives donations of money, food items, clothing and ensure the distribution of such items.
FOOT SOLDIERS (Taking it to the Streets)
Provides door-to-door street witnessing and participates in various scheduled activities and evangelism thrusts in an effort to get the word out about Christ and our church.
OUTREACH
Provides the community with awareness of what services are offered by the church. Surveys and evaluates the church and community to determine what outreach ministries are specifically needed.
PANTRIES (FOOD/CLOTHING)
Organizes and maintains the pantry of clothing and nonperishable food for benevolent distribution. Receives and stores donations and works with benevolent ministry in the sharing of items.
PRISON MINISTRY
Functions as coordinator of outreach programs for incarcerated persons and their families. Provides biblically-based leadership and directs on-going rehabilitation services.
SOCIAL SERVICES MINISTRY
Offers assistance and referrals to persons in distress in emergency situations. Provides continual counseling to enable clients to experience optimum benefits.
TRANSPORTATION
Facilitates picking up and transporting those who desires to attend church services, field trips and various outings. Provides transport to seniors and disabled to stores, clinics, etc.
WITNESS TRAINING
Provides educational training to the church members in “sharing the faith.”
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10 NIV


ENCOURAGEMENT



TO REACH OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY TO MEET PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL, RELATIONAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS.

CARD & SYMPATHY MINISTRY
(Flower Arrangements, Resolutions, etc.)
Exhibits sensitivity to the needs of members who experience various seasons of life such as bereavement, anniversaries, etc. Sends cards, notes, flowers or whatever is applicable is sent to encourage the membership.

CARE CELL MINISTRY
Functions as the support ministry of the church (Exodus 18:13-26). Three cell groups are designed to ensure that every need of the membership is met. (Galatians 6:10). Each member, upon uniting, is placed into a cell with a leader who will contact them periodically to ensure fellowship and well being. Makes the following commitments to every member: (1) to pray for you regularly, (2) to contact you on a regular basis, (3) to be available to you whenever/wherever possible, and (4) to provide a Christian example. Every member is a part of the Care Cell Ministry and participation is vital to its operation.

COUNSELING MINISTRY
Offers spiritual and emotional nurturing and non-therapeutic biblical insight to promote wholesome living.

GREETERS MINISTRY (Hospitality)
Ensures that every person entering the church is greeted in a friendly, hospitable and excited manner beginning in the parking lot and into the sanctuary. Gives direction to guests to various areas of the church.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS MINISTRY (Caregivers)
Offers aid to members and guests who require personal attention during services. Keeps handy a first aid kit. Attends CPR training and maintains current certificate. Sponsors regular health awareness fairs and other activities that promote good health.

RECREATION MINISTRY
Plans sporting activities such as basketball, softball, bowling and aerobics for the purpose of promoting fellowship. Oversees church picnic.

USHERS (Facilitators)
Ensures order during worship by assisting with literature distribution such as bulletins and offering envelopes and directing and seating members and guests.

ENGAGEMENT

ARMOR-BEARERS MINISTRY
Provides physical support and assistance for the Senior Pastor and his family by performing specific services that help eliminate unnecessary concerns. Provide protection at all times. Accompanies pastor on outside engagements.

DEACONS MINISTRY
Ministers to the needs of church members and offers support to free up the pastor by providing prayer, spiritual/emotional support to grieving members, following up on sick, hospitalized or shut-in members. Provide assistance with maintenance repairs in and around the church facilities. Primary leaders of the Care Cell Ministry.

“E.L.F.S. – ENJOYING LIFE AND FINISHING STRONG”
(Senior’s Ministry)
Seeks to provide service opportunities and Christian activities for the senior’s in our fellowship. Participates in the Food Bank, Caring is Sharing, etc.

MEN’S MINISTRY
Builds the men of the church to become spiritual leaders and provides an avenue of outreach to men in the community. Strengthens the African-American male image (a priority of this ministry).

SINGLES MINISTRY
Seeks to build a support group for single individuals in our fellowship and to provide Christian forums of expression and interaction. Plans meetings, activities, outings, fellowships and group studies.

“SUCCOUR” (PASTOR’S AIDE MINISTRY)-
Provides ongoing support and encouragement for the Senior Pastor and family through prayerful and monetary means.

“W.O.W. - WOMEN OF WHOLENESS”
(Women’s Ministry)-
Ministers to the special needs of women and provide opportunities for them to minister through the church. Provides biblically based educational classes. Plans special activities to promote fellowship and spiritual growth such as testimonies, craft workshops, shopping, lunch/dinner outings and attending inspirational conference.

YOUTH & CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
(Heritage Ministry)
Ministers to children and youth of the church by providing spiritual nurture through biblical instruction, identifying needs and interest, planning retreats and conferences, ensuring church wide ministry involvement such as choir, praise dance, usher, greeters, etc

Our Youth & Children’s Ministry is a very vital and critical part of our church and its mission. While it was once considered adequate for a church to look upon its youth as the “church of tomorrow,” that view is no longer sufficient. Today’s Generation Z & Generation Alpha have forced Christians and churches everywhere to rethink their presentation of the gospel.

Here, at HOFCC, we are making the ‘Good News’ of Jesus Christ relevant to our teens and adolescents. Our ministry is made up of various activities designed to introduce and involve our youth and children with the Jesus of the Bible. Committed workers provide leadership in:

CHOIRS                   DRILL TEAMS
DRAMA                    BIBLE STUDIES
USHERS                                  CHIMES
JR. DEACONS                  PRAISE DANCERS/MIME
INITIATIVE PROGRAM               ARTS & CRAFTS & PUPPETRY

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NIV