Churches are membership driven, yet the auxiliary or Ministry Team purpose is:
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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 years) is held every 1st and 3rd Sundays during the main service, in the chapel. Here, they enjoy themselves through singing, reciting, crafts and other activities as they become young disciples of Jesus. Our children are not only taught Biblical principles, but that their voices would be heard, with the freedom to share issues important to them. The energy, enthusiasm, and laughter of our children is encouraged, and with the purity of a child’s voice explaining their knowledge of Jesus, their hope…is priceless.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION is the teaching component of CCAF which includes Sunday School, Nursery, Vacation Bible School, Back-to-School Drives, Graduations, Scholarship Funds, Tutoring, and Teacher’s Training & Development. The purpose of this team is to teach us through Biblical education about the world created, how our faith is woven into each area of learning, and how to find purpose and meaning through God’s Will for our lives. Through this ministry, we mature as His disciples, ready to implement His message of Love.
Couples and FAMILY LIFE
COUPLES and FAMILY LIFE is for Married and Engaged Couples of CCAF. This ministry deals with Strengthening Relationships, Parenting Issues, Family Matters, Support of Special Needs, Gatherings, Outings and Conferences. Though framed for couples, the entire family is often aligned, again to strengthen those relationships. The purpose of this ministry is to unify, improve, and maintain communication between partners in marriage. It is meant to encourage and challenge them, in their spiritual journey, by getting them into God’s Word. Our couples stand on covenant and commitment which cements their walk, and prayerfully nurtures the family as a whole, as they learn to love and trust Him.
The CULINARY crew is responsible for all areas of the kitchen, food preparation, storage and the serving of foods for all church-wide gatherings. Our team maintains a welcoming atmosphere for everyone within the church and the community, as they serve. They coordinate and prepare foods for other individual CCAF ministries, assisting them with their event themes and gatherings. All operational policies, procedures, and practices are followed with care and safety. Other responsibilities include general kitchen housekeeping and maintaining inventory. This team understands hospitality which reflects Christian values, through warm and friendly attitudes when serving others.
GREETERS are the “welcoming team” and first impression of CCAF. Whether indoor or outdoor events, they set the pace for every member or visitor to feel comfortable, which causes their ears to open and hearts to receive. Our Greeters are committed to welcoming everyone into the celebration about to take place. Their role is to make the CCAF experience more enjoyable and memorable. Greeters are to be familiar with all areas of ministry, giving direction to classrooms, children’s church, as well as knowledge of the floor plan of the building. Greeters are friendly, personable, and able to interact with a wide variety of people, causing those that attend—a desire to return.
Health & Wellness
The focus of the Health & Wellness Team 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. Throughout the Pandemic, our Health & Wellness Team kept CCAF current of all developments and procedures while maintaining awareness. They assist the congregation to achieve optimal health and wellness of mind, body, and spirit. The goal is to promote preventive measures to maintain good health by educating them about the importance of screenings, proper diet, exercise, health, healing, and wholeness.
HELPING HANDS provides help for those within the pulpit, assisting with efficiency to the needs of the pastor, assistant pastors, adjutants and guests, giving aid while smoothly avoiding distraction to the congregation. These “red jackets” are quick to serve, whether supplying water and condiments, to sanitizing microphones and running errands. The fast-paced ladies of our stage fill in the gaps to “sudden” malfunctions, changes or irregularities. They are all a combination of kindness, attentiveness, faithfulness, and humility. Our Helping Hands Team is exactly that. And they always carrying out their duties, with a smile and a nod.
The MEDIA Team is one of the most utilized auxiliaries of the church, providing audio-visuals for all CCAF Services and Events. This team is responsible for the setup, maintenance and coordination of the church’s communications through sight and sound. The spoken Word, and songs of worship are to be heard with clarity and distinction, devoid of any distraction from the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Media is coupled with all Sunday Morning and Evening Services, Parking Lot Services, Bible Studies, and church-wide events. Whether operating cameras, video, sound boards, in-house display screens, or bulletins–Media is essential. And to serve on this team you are not required to be a “techie”, however, the greatest need is commitment, for when serving on Media, you’re often some of the first to arrive…and the last to leave.
MEN at CCAF are identified as responsible and caring males, motivated by love as good providers, protectors, leaders and teachers in their homes. It’s good when Christian Men surround themselves with other males, who will be honest, transparent and confidential as struggles and burdens are shared. Having these Christ-centered relationships are crucial to building and maintaining an effective Men’s Ministry. The gathering of men gives positive encouragement aligned with understanding and reminders of what pleases God. They are passionate about seeing other men pursuing The Lord to grow deeper in their faith, also showing us all that Biblical Manhood is appreciated within CCAF.
Ministers & Altar Workers
MINISTERS & ALTAR WORKERS are 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 servants are responsible for explanation of the Christian Walk, always ready to assist or follow directives given by the Senior Pastor. Ministers & Altar Workers see to the needs of individuals, and they may lead services such as weddings, funerals, hospital visitations, or serve at the altar concerning salvation, membership, water baptism, rededication, and prayer. Whatever the need, the Minister and/or Altar Worker is ready and willing to deal with the hurting and those in need, even creating the successful, monthly Drive-Thru Prayer.
The CCAF MISSIONS Team is aligned with the Word of God, both foreign and domestically. Jesus spoke of the caring for others and on the things not of this earth. Missions’ ministries should guide and equip believers to reach those that don’t know Jesus. Missions can also serve as a great vehicle not just for discipleship, but for church members as well. Supporting missionaries is the perfect vehicle for connecting to global ministry. Fundraisers and the distribution of those funds aid in the saving of lives and supplying the needs of those with hardship. Our team has true passion and moves with haste for people in need, not just for food or substance, but for hearing the Word of God.
Music and Arts
Along with our musicians, the CCAF MUSIC & ARTS Ministry consists of: The Sanctuary Choir, Resurrection Choir, The Kids Choir (The Shepherd’s Corner), Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Praise Team (The Voices of CCAF), and Dance Team (The Tribe of Judah Dance Ministry). Music and Arts 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, events or concerts, music is universal—all for the Glory of God. Have we mentioned, our Pastor is a recording artist? Every now and then, we hear his echoes thru the hallways of CCAF, sometimes rehearsing the saxophone…and sometimes in worship.
The Nurses of CCAF are called to love, comfort, and serve members and/or visitors who may need medical attention, while on our campus. Our nurses are on duty each Sunday and other events, ready to provide first-aid to anyone who may become ill, of the mind…and/or body. Individually, each nurse must be dedicated, educated in health needs, first-aid, and have compassion for humanity. While being watchful, they are the first responders to medical emergencies that may occur during our services. They are to determine if other medical professionals are to be contacted. Our nurses are empathic and serve with integrity, always attentive to detail.
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, Sons Day, Daughters Day, and College Days of Fellowship. While maneuvering through the Pandemic, we learned our “Parking Lot Services” were not only successful in purpose, but in reach. Whether through gatherings or events, we’re always looking to expand this area of CCAF, knowing the importance of drawing all men to come to Christ.
Every house of worship needs a Security Team, as well as a safety plan to protect that house. Whether fire, vandalism, or violence, no matter the belief or geographic area, all can face breach at one time or another, especially in today’s world, with the increasing number of incidents that take place at religious institutions. To ensure the safety of our pastoral team and congregation, it’s essential that our team is trained. A few of their responsibilities are surveillance, sweeps of the building, parking lots, classrooms, and checking/locking doors. Their qualities are of honesty, reliability, clear communication, and quick thinking.
Would you like to gather with other Singles who live productive lives for God? The CCAF Singles Ministry allows you to find and build relationships with others who are daily trusting the Lord, just as you. One of the benefits of Single Life is the opportunity to find 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. Their freedom is to be delighted in spontaneity through projects that enhance CCAF, as well as their social activities, whether for relaxation, travel or wholesome entertainment.
The Seniors are essential to our church from sharing their experiences, to imparting their wisdom, and overall added maturity within several of our ministries. Church gatherings of our Seniors also provide a way for them to engage with other Senior members of the church, and the community. The Seniors have their own designated room with a full-service kitchen, furniture and television. Their crafts, events and literature adorn every corner of this area. A second Bible Study (Midday) was created for them and others who may not be able to attend our Wednesday evening Bible Study. A Conference Call Line has been provided for those not able to attend services or events. Our Seniors are not only considered but honored.
The Transportation Ministry is responsible for the contact and assistance to persons who would like to attend services, activities, and events at CCAF. They provide maximum on and offsite worship opportunities and other ministry and church-related conferences. Each driver shall maintain a valid driver’s license, be insurable, and must follow the church’s regulations on “transportation” and records. They shall treat all passengers as “precious cargo” and follow all laws pertaining to the operation of the vehicle. And most importantly, shall remember that their service to God goes beyond the church service and building. Actions outside the church also dictate people’s response to the effectiveness of the ministry.
The duty of the Usher is to make sure all members and visitors are greeted warmly and by doing what is necessary to put everyone in the right frame of mind for worship. The Usher serves as one of the first representatives of Jesus Christ for service. They are a tremendous force in setting the tone for worship and helping to prepare the people to hear and respond to the Word of God. The purpose of ushering in church is not merely to serve people, as in a theater or restaurant, but to assist people with locating exits and amenities such as restrooms and concession areas. These “door watchers” help with those that have limited mobility or other special needs to and from their seats. Qualities: friendliness, punctuality, humility, graciousness, kindness, submissiveness, poise, and most of all prayerful.
The Women of CCAF are the largest ministry team within the church. Valiant in manner, our Women support each other while sharing resources through gatherings and events. 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. We also offer the Women’s Book Club, which is held every month, in-person and online. In the warmer months, there are Prayer Walks that boost focus, making full use of health benefits. “TEA TIME” is an online monthly women’s group, highlighting benefits in the life of the WOMAN. “Her” influence is valuable to the ministry of CCAF.
The Young Adults (ages 18-28yrs) are often referred as the “bridge” within a ministry. Their name is S.C.O.O.P. (acronym for Spiritual Community Of Outstanding People). These young adults bring unique fellowship opportunities that enhance their “walk” and decision making. Their conversations are often raw but relevant. This age range has the journey of: “Do I keep going to school? Grad school? Should I relocate? Do I marry them? Should I start the business? Write the book? Is the Lord calling me to the ministry? Oh wow…I’m getting old.” As a church, we strive to provide all the assistance they need when making choices that will impact them the rest of their lives. This “bridge” will always be a focus of retaining membership, as it connects the youth moving to adulthood.
The CCAF Youth (ages 12-17yrs) hold their own service in the Educational Wing every 1st and 3rd Sundays during the main service. The purpose of this ministry engages young people in their faith to explore who God is and what He has to say about their lives. It helps them understand their true value, within an environment of fellowship and mentoring. Discipleship is the hallmark of an effective youth ministry. The goal of youth ministry is not to make teenagers Christians, instead, the goal is to make adult disciples—whose faith takes root in their teen years.