Churches are membership driven, yet the auxiliary or Ministry Team purpose is:
Volunteers… Yes, We Need YOU!
Auxiliaries are not just for spiritual matters or prayer meetings, but for the gathering of people, the building of friends/family, to work together for the Glory of God.
Children’s Church (ages 4-11) is held every 1st and 3rd Sundays during the main service, in the chapel. Our children are not only taught spiritual principles, but leadership skills equipping them for adulthood. Here, their voices are heard with freedom to deal with issues important to them. And, they’re having fun, too!
Christian Education is the teaching component of CCAF combining Sunday School, Nursery, Vacation Bible School, Back-to-School Drives, Graduations, Scholarship Funds, Tutoring, and Teacher’s Training & Development.
College & Career
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Couples aka FAMILY LIFE
Couples aka FAMILY LIFE is for Married and Engaged Couples, dealing with Strengthening Relationships, Parenting Issues, Family Matters, Special Needs Support, Gatherings/Outings and Conferences. Though framed for couples, oftentimes the entire family is included, again to strengthen relationships.
This crew is responsible for ensuring all areas of the kitchen, food prep, food storage and the serving of tasty food for all church gatherings
Greeters are to be considered an energic group within CCAF. Whether indoor or outdoor events, this “welcoming team” is the first impression setting the pace for every member and/or visitor to comfortably open their ears, which leads to open hearts to receiving fellowship and inspiration. Their warm and friendly greetings create a pleasant and enjoyable entrance.
Health & Wellness
Here is the team whose focus is Healthcare, Mental Wellness and Physical Fitness. Periodic literature and Education are given and instructed to the congregation and community through Health Fairs and Conferences. Many of our staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. And since the Pandemic, we’re always briefed on the latest issues and alerts, reminding the church of the importance of our physical and mental health.
Media & Marketing
THIS is the most used auxiliary of the church (right after Ministers), utilized for the “viewing and hearing” of CCAF Services and Events. Our equipment includes Sound Boards, Monitors, Cameras, Lighting, Projectors (Video Screens), Social Media, Bulletin Boards, Announcers/Announcements and Pre-Service Production.
Men at CCAF are identified as responsible and caring males, motivated by love as good providers, protectors, leaders and teachers in their homes and communities. The gathering of the men gives positive encouragement aligned with understanding and reminders of what pleases God. And because they like having fun, they leave all the ladies out for “guy time.”
Ministers & Altar Workers
This is the spiritual team that serves as burden-bearers, ready to counsel and share their wisdom of the Word of God. Coupled with patience and loving demeanor, these workers are responsible for Prayer, Baptisms, Visitations, and explanation of the Christian Walk, always ready to assist the Pastor in Ministry.
Both Foreign and Domestic, this auxiliary is strictly for fundraisers and the distribution of those funds. Their goal is to aid in the saving of lives and/or supplying the needs of those with hardship. Immediate allocation is necessary for natural disasters. Our team has true passion for people in need, and there are times when travel is essential to the completion and delivery of aid. Love in action.
Music and Arts
Along with our band, the CCAF Music and Arts Ministry consists of: The Sanctuary Choir, Resurrection Choir, Children’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Praise Team (The Voices of CCAF), Drama and Dance. Music and Art assist our senses of awe and wonder to the presence of God, leading our thoughts to Him and not ourselves. Whether by voices or instruments, our events or Benefit Concerts, Music is universal—all for the Glory of God. Have we mentioned, our Pastor is a recording artist? Every now and then you can hear him echoing throughout the hallways of CCAF on his saxophone. Sometimes he’s rehearsing, and sometimes he’s in worship.
How can we keep everything to ourselves, when we’re to deliver the message of Jesus Christ to everyone? Luke 14:23 of The Bible reads: “And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” The CCAF Outreach Team consists of: The Prison Ministry, Evangelism, Food Give-Aways, Drive-Thru Prayers, Neighborhood Gatherings, and though we’re maneuvering through the Pandemic, we learned our PARKING LOT SERVICES will be continued during the warmer months, due to its reach. COLLEGE DAYS are scheduled four times each year, inviting Ohio College Students as our featured guests of CCAF, for a day of fellowship.
SENIORS are filled with experience. We need them to teach and share their wisdom. Going to church also provides a wonderful way to engage with other senior members of the community and meet new friends. A second Bible Study (Midday) was created for our Seniors and others who may not be able to attend an evening Bible Study—and we feed them there. Since the Pandemic, we provide a Conference Call Line for those (at home) who may not be familiar with their cell phone or iPad, allowing them to hear services and events. The Seniors have their own designated room with kitchen and television. Their crafts, events and literature are displayed there.
Want to gather with other singles who live productive lives for God? This is the place for you. One of the benefits of single life is the opportunity to practice finding contentment solely in our walk with God. In singleness, the ultimate purpose is to love Him and make His name known. Singles can pursue a variety of interesting experiences that enhance their lives and boost overall happiness and satisfaction. They have numerous projects that help others and social activities (often relaxing, traveling or having fun), strengthen them to LIVE, LAUGH AND LOVE.
Sorry Gentlemen, but this ministry is the largest and most necessary group within the church, seeing it hits every team…but yours. Anything pertaining to a Woman belongs to this area of resource and gathering. Valiant in manner, the Women of CCAF support one another with issues dealing with themselves. “TEA TIME” is an online monthly group, highlighting benefits in the life of the WOMAN. From cooking to gardening, single motherhood to the homemaker, from running a business to sitting in a boardroom, WOMEN agree their responsibilities are vital to the home of the believer and the workplace. Sharing is their base. Also, the Women’s Book Club is held every month, in-person and online. In the warmer months, there are onsite PRAYER WALKS that boost focus, making full use of health benefits
The CCAF Youth (ages 12– 17yrs) hold their own service in the Educational Wing every 1st and 3rd Sundays during the main service. They sing, they read, they speak, they give. This group is not only taught spiritual principles, but leadership values equipping them for adulthood, not just for the church house or their home, but for the community. Here, their voices and questions are always heard with freedom to deal with all issues important to them. It’s important that we strategically create environments and relationships that are not only welcoming, but desirable and appealing to this age group. Away from Sunday Mornings, the youth plan their indoor and outdoor events. There’s also Summer Youth Camp, Harvesttime Party, and rallies. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a Child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
(ages 18-39yrs) The Young Adults are often referred to as the “bridge” within a ministry. They serve as a group of young adults of CCAF who desire to grow in Christ, consisting of unique fellowship opportunities that enhance their “walk.” Their conversations are often raw but relevant. This age range is the area of “do I keep going to school, grad school, should I relocate, should I marry them, THESE BILLS, should I start the business, write the book, do I go into the ministry, oh wow…I’m getting old.” As a church, we strive to provide all the assistance they need when making such important decisions that will affect them for the rest of their lives. This is where those experienced in business (and in age), come in handy. Support of our Young Adults will always be a focus of the Pastor. And, yes, they’ve had fun, too.