Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as greeting members and visitors, to preparing the church bulletins.
 
Children’s Ministry
The children’s ministry meets the needs of children spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially.  All classes are designed to combine high-energy activities with Bible-based teaching for boys and girls.  A combination of games and fun-filled songs capture kid’s attention while also showing them that living for God is the best thing they can do.
 
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
 
College Ministry
Is a radical college ministry of OLC which provides a spiritual and social support system through fellowship in a faith-filled environment to equip college students with biblical principles to enrich and impact their lives.  Also provides an opportunity for college students to become associate partners of OLC enabling them to exercise their gifts and talents in the local church.
  
Command and teach these things. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:11-12)
 
Evangelism and Outreach Ministry
This ministry facilitates outreach projects such as revivals, witnessing outreach/workshops, community outreach, the Thanksgiving food drive for the needy, support for missionaries home/abroad and support for charities.  It also includes our Prison Ministry.  Many projects that reach the unsaved are directed through this ministry.
Individuals interested in soul winning, revivals, missions, ministering to the needy, meeting needs within our community, and other like causes should inquire about participating in the Evangelism and Outreach Ministry.
 

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

 
Hospitality Ministry
The goal of the Hospitality Ministry is to show the love of Christ to our guests and welcome them in such a way that they would want to return.  The Hospitality Ministry is a team of volunteers who serve in the following areas:
  • Greeters – To insure that everyone who arrives for our worship services, prayer, Sunday School and discipleship classes receive a friendly welcome as they join us.  These are the “Front Liners” to let everyone know they are loved and welcomed!
  • Guest Services – Assist those attending services and various “Customer service” functions.
  • Hosts and hostesses – Assist ministers, cooking and serving.
  • Information Center – To provide a fun opportunity for individuals and couples to meet people and to give them pertinent information about our church.
  • Traffic Ministry – To assist people who have special needs and assist in traffic flow for all of our services and major events.
  • Transportation – transports members and visitors to-and-from services and other functions associated with the church.  Individuals who are qualified or desire to learn to drive a van or bus should inquire about participating in this ministry.
  • Ushers – Greets incoming members and special guests to OLC and directs foot traffic in and around the sanctuary.  Responsible for orderly services, directing the collection of tithes and offerings, and the serving of communion.  They must also be available to assist in outreach functions and events.
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:9-10)
 
Married Couples Fellowship
Their purpose is to equip the married believer with biblical truths on marriage from the Word of God that will empower them to experience the God kind of marriage and days of heaven on earth.
 

“But to do good and to communicate forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” (Hebrews 13:16)

 
Media Ministry

Aids in providing an orderly way that everyone can participate in Praise & Worship.  The audio portion of the ministry Ensures that the services and events are technically enjoyable by all in attendance.  Responsible for OLC Screen announcements and ministry commercials.

  • Advertising – Responsible for public relations and announcements of special services and events via commercials, newspaper ads, posters and flyers.
  • Audio – handles the operation and general maintenance of audio equipment as well as the duplication, editing and processing for in service sales, mail orders, and special requests.
  • Internet – The mission is to promote online sharing of information and resources between OLC’s ministry, its members and the World Wide Web community.
  • Photography – This ministry is responsible for documenting through the medium of pictures, the great and mighty works that God is doing through the ministry.  Our anointed photographers are preserving and archiving OLC history by capturing every moment of the journey.
  • Publishing – Responsible for graphic design, monthly OLC News and monthly community paper.
“Come and see the works of God:  He is awesome in His doing toward the children of men.”    Psalm 66:5
 
Men’s Fellowship
The Men’s Fellowship seeks to meet the spiritual needs of men through prayer, corporate worship, fellowship, practical teachings, and open discussions.

 

The Men’s Fellowship will meet quarterly for prayer, worship, fellowship and discussions about how to live a victorious Christian life as a single or married man.  The Men’s Fellowship will be encouraged to grow personally and spiritually, seek an individual commitment to discipleship and the study of God’s Word daily.
 

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”  (Proverbs 27:17)

 

Prayer Ministry
This ministry is an intercessory prayer ministry committed to having the heart of our pastor and a listening ear to what the Spirit of God is saying through him.  We cover our Pastors, the worship services, partners, national affairs, current events, and other items as led by the Spirit of God through daily prayer.
  • Weekly Corporate Prayer:  Sundays at 9:00 a.m.; Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Quarterly Corporate Prayer and Fasting:  held in January, May and September.
  • Prayer Warriors:  Prayer Warriors team pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.  
 Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”  Jeremiah 33:3
 
Seasoned Saints Ministry

This ministry provides a medium for communicating and addressing the spiritual, physical and social needs of those partners who are middle age (55-69) and mature (70+).  The ministry is designed to help senior adults continue to grow spiritually and participate in various social activities.

“They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;” Psalm 92:14

 

Women’s Ministry
This ministry provides an opportunity for women to gain knowledge of God’s Word and to discover how to walk (live) in His Word daily.  We gather quarterly to focus on walking in love, living a virtuous life, and God’s purpose for their lives. This ministry also provides practical training, teaching and insight according to the Word of God to develop each woman in every area of her life.
 

“Who can find a virtuous woman?  For her price is far above rubies.”  (Proverbs 31:10)

 

Youth Ministry
Builds spiritually founded principles in the lives of our young people in 7th grade – 19 years of age.  We teach them the gospel according to the Word of God and guide them in building an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.  The curriculum is designed to enhance their spiritual growth and training in righteousness.

 

This ministry will also provide a social avenue for young people to have Godly yet fun and exciting fellowship activities on a regular basis.
 

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 1:4)

Worship Ministry

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
 

 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (John 4:23)