Our Ministries

THE BELL FORK COC MINISTRIES

 

The Bell Fork COC Ministry Manual is an outline of the various ministries of the church, their basic functions, and their job descriptions including duties and responsibilities.  

The following is designed to present the purpose of our ministries under three biblical work areas (Eph. 4:11-12):

  • Evangelism (Seek and Save the lost)
  • Edification (To Build)
  • Exhortation (To Encourage)

All ministries within this congregation will conform to one of the above-listed areas.

All ministries will have a Coordinator, who in turn will recruit members of the body to fulfill the needs of that ministry. Each ministry Coordinator will serve for a two-year term and their ministries will be reviewed periodically.

 

Description of Biblical Work Areas

 

I. EVANGELISM: Coordinator: Calvin Leatherwood ~ 910.382.3042 ~ cal.leatherwood@gmail.com

Evangelism: The work of Evangelism is at the core of this congregation. The primary responsibility of Evangelism is to follow the mission established by Christ (Luke 19:10) which is to "seek" and to save that which was lost.

The ministries listed below fall under Evangelism Work:

1. Assimilation: This ministry is responsible for assisting members with finding their place in the church.

Duties:

• Assist new members in understanding the role of the ministries

• Formulate methods to generate fellowship between the members

• Assist members in recognizing their spiritual gifts and how they can be used in the various ministries

• Assist members in developing a relationship with God through daily bible study, prayer 

• Assist new members in understanding the role of the ministries  

Formulate methods to generate fellowship between the members

• Assist members in recognizing their spiritual gifts and how they can be used in the various ministries

• Assist members in developing a relationship with God through daily bible study, prayer 

• Formulate methods to generate fellowship between the members

• Assist members in recognizing their spiritual gifts and how they can be used in the various ministries

• Assist members in developing a relationship with God through daily bible study, prayer 

• Assist members in recognizing their spiritual gifts and how they can be used in the various ministries

• Assist members in developing a relationship with God through daily bible study, prayer and fellowship.

2. Encouragement of Absentees: Responsible for reminding and encouraging those who are absent from worship service.

3. Re-Acquainting of Guests: Responsible for reacquainting our guest with worship services and what God expects of his people. Duties: • Re-invite guests • Ensure guests are aware of Special Church events • Encourage guests to become members of God's family

4. Forget Me Not: Responsible for ensuring that we stay in touch with those who are away through personal e-mails, telephone calls, cards, letters etc. Duties: Provide correspondence to: (a) College students (b) Military Deployment (c) Sick and shut in.

5. Ambassador: Responsible for initiating Bible Correspondence and reaching individuals through mail,, fax or e-mail and grading and returning of bible correspondence.

6. Van/Transportation: Responsible for transporting members and visitors to worship services, Bible classes, Special Events and other activities supported by, sponsored or hosted by the Church.

7. Community Involvement: Responsible for promoting the vision, the mission and the ultimate objective of the congregation to the community, through the utilization of websites, newspapers, radio, television ads, and other advertising mediums.

8. Foreign and Distant Missions: Responsible for missionary efforts through support for missions and missionaries in distant places and foreign countries.

9. Audio-Sound presentation and Capture: Will support the Sound, and playback requirements for services, and/or special events being hosted by the church.

10. Video-Projection and Capture: Will support the video projection and capture requirements for services and/or special events being hosted by the church.

11. Audio/video Duplication and Distribution: Will support the Audio/Video duplication and distribution requirement for services and/or special events hosted by the church.

12. Media Advertisements: Will keep the congregation, the community and the brotherhood aware of the things that are happening within the society of God through whatever advertising medium at their disposal. This ministry must be vigilant in keeping up with technological advancements.

 

EDIFICATION: Coordinator ~ Adam Mattocks ~ 910.526.3914 ~ mattocks_ac@hotmail.com

II. Edification: The purpose of this work is to build up, and to promote growth in the spiritual body. Edification seeks to promote "love and comfort" for one another (Act 9:31, I Thess. 5:11, I Cor. 8:1).

The ministries listed below fall under Edification Work:

1. Fellowship: Responsible for promoting and providing meals, activities or events to inspire Christian Fellowship among members. Also, this ministry is responsible for guiding activities that may use the dining area. Coordinating funerals and unexpected events would also fall under this ministry.

2. Worship: Will provide the proper physical atmosphere and order to enhance an individual's ability to worship God in spirit and in truth. This responsibility includes ensuring that song books and bibles are adequately placed in the sanctuary; towels, baptismal garments, and baptizers are available; communion trays are properly prepared and members are available to conduct the worship service.

3. Mini Worship: Responsible for training young children how to worship God by helping them understand the elements of corporate worship

4. Nursery: Responsible for the proper care of infants from birth to 2 years old during bible class, worship services and other sponsored church events.

5. Ushers: Responsible for ensuring that the worship service flows smoothly, by seating, collecting members and visitors cards, prayer requests and attending to an individual's personal needs.

6. The Hospitality: Responsible for ensuring all visitors feel at home and take advantage of any Correspondence courses that may be available. This ministry is also responsible for making phone calls and setting up home visits.

7. Training: This ministry is responsible for working with other ministry coordinators and providing specialized training for areas where there is a need for consistency in operation.

 

EXHORTATION: Coordinator ~ Jerry Swain ~ 910.346.1914 ~ swainj99@aol.com

III. Exhortation: The purpose of this work is to encourage the local body, to meet the needs necessary for advancing the kingdom of God by inspiring individuals to work within the various ministries.

The ministries listed below fall under Exhortation Work:

1. Benevolence: Exemplifies the teaching of God's mercy toward our fellow man as well as those who are members of the church. The responsibility of this ministry is to assist those who have fallen upon hard times through loss of jobs, sickness, death or some unforeseen circumstance.

2. Mentoring: Will encourage Christians to mentor youth, by teaching them through scriptures and personal examples.

3. Seniors in Action (SIA): This ministry is responsible for meeting the needs of the church's mature members while encouraging them to remain active and exemplify their wisdom and experience.

4. Finance: Responsible for all financial matters that come into the church and therefore will be held responsible for all monetary disbursements.

5. Ladies Ministry: Will encourage unity of sisters, assisting their spiritual and mental growth from new converts to senior citizens by promoting a working relationship, both spiritually and socially thereby strengthening the body.

6. Men: Will promote unity of brothers within the congregation, spiritually, morally, culturally, and socially to enhance greater activities among brothers.

7. Marriage: Will help develop programs and events dedicated to strengthening Christian marriages.

8. Singles {SEAL} (Singles Empowered and Active for the Lord): Will assist the singles of the congregation to stay active while strengthening them spiritually and meeting their social needs.

9. Youth: Responsible for establishing an atmosphere for transforming and equipping our youth for a lifelong walk with Christ, by planning and organizing activities designed for youth.

10. Building and Grounds (Maintenance, Design and Construction): Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and grounds by leading in the design and improvement of all structures.

11. Education: Responsible for establishing a viable education program that will educate members spiritual growth.

12. Health: Responsible for promoting physical wellness by providing health education and prevention programs.

13. The Gleaning: Responsible for assisting individuals by providing food to the needy and/or low-income families of the community.

14. STAR (Soaring to Achieve Righteousness): Responsible for affirming the unique gifts, talents and ministries of young adults by providing opportunities through programs and resources for young adults to explore ways to integrate their faith in their lives and through their life mission within our communities, while developing young adult leaders and empowering them to strengthen their commitment to the church and addressing their needs through evangelism and a spirit of Christian fellowship, renewing and supporting the growth of the body of Christ.