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The purpose of the Deacons’ Ministry is to serve the Lord and His Church by assisting the Pastor in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the Church. They assist by caring for the poor, the sick, the preparation and administration of the Ordinances; service of the Communion and Baptism; and in ministering to the spiritual interests of families in the Church and community. Jesus’ life is the model for the Deacon. In Mark 10:45, Jesus said, “I came not to be served, but to serve.” Deacons exist to serve God and the Church.
The Board of Trustees controls and directs legal affairs of the Church. The Board of Trustees has responsibility for property decisions, as well. As a practical matter, the Board of Trustees handles the purchase and sale of property for the Church, the coordination of management of rentals owned by the church, and the retention of legal counsel for the Church. In short, the Board of Trustees is the governance arm of Church leadership, and provides oversight of any Church matters that have financial or legal implications.
The mission of the Deaconess Ministry is to meet the needs of the Zion Baptist Church, under the spiritual guidance of the Pastor by promoting the spiritual growth in the Church.
The purpose of the Deaconess Ministry is to care for and assist the needs of the overall congregation.
“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord as befits the saints, and help her in whatever she may require from you, for she has been a helper of many and of myself as well” (Rom. 16:1, 2, RSV).
The duties of the Deaconess Ministry are:
- Take care of the communion cloths, clean, prepare, and restore the utensils used after each Communion Service.
- Overseer the dressing of the Baptismal Candidates for baptism; Keep an account of the use and return of laundry of the Baptism attire.
- Prepare and serve the Repast Dinner for our bereaved families.
- Give counsel and serve as role models for the young ladies of the church and the community.
- Support the Pastor and the vision of the ministry.
The Deaconess Ministry meets the Saturday before the second Sunday in each month at 10:00.
The Missionaries Ministry exists to mobilize people to fulfill the Great Commission. It is their desire to make Christ known and minister in His name in the community, the country, and on other continents. We stress identifying that Christianity and Mission work together, reaching out to those who are in need demonstrating the love of Christ.
The Evangelism Ministry exist to aid in equipping the church and supporting the Pastor in Fulfilling the Great Command of Jesus. (Matthew 28:19-20) “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.” This ministry provides learning opportunities to strengthen and equip Zion Baptist Church disciples biblically and scripturally to empower them for telling others about Jesus Christ.
Family Health Ministry
The purpose of this ministry is also its mission, which is to serve God, our church family and our community through an organizational team membership of compassionate and Christian health care professionals by providing medical assistance to those in need.
Golden Age Ministry
This ministry exits to provide a wholesome outlet for Senior Members of the Zion Baptist Church. This Ministry affords them the opportunities to receive information that will help in gaining the best quality of life and enjoyment with their peers. The mission of this ministry is to offer fellowship, empowerment, encouragement, friendship, compassion and an opportunity for outreach inside and outside the walls of the Zion Baptist Church.
This ministry exists to express the love of Christ through excellence in hospitality. Welcome Ambassadors are the first faces seen on a Sunday Morning as both members and guest come to Zion Baptist Church for Worship. The mission of this ministry is to be sure that every person who enters the church is made to feel welcomed and assisting them in having a most excellent worship experience each Sunday.
Kingdom Business Ministry
The existence of this ministry serves to advance the Kingdom of God through Mentoring, Teaching, Equipping and Empowering Disciples of Christ within Zion Baptist Church with Kingdom principles; Professional opportunities; and Christian training that will foster a Spirit of Excellence and Honorable Business Ethics within the church as well as the community and through the world.
Culinary Arts Ministry
Culinary Arts Ministry has the responsibility to serve the nutritional needs and values of the Zion Baptist Church. This ministry serves balanced and prepared meals for the congregation and its guest on approved occasions. It also assists the ministries of Zion when planning to serve food for any event. Each member of the ministry is a health card holder and has been educated upon the specifics of the Health Department guidelines as it relates to serving food to public audiences. This ministry also serves as chief operators of both kitchen areas in the Zion Baptist Church.
Provides sacred, neoteric and worship music during worship services. The music ministry serves during seasonal programs and special events. Additionally this ministry assists in accompanying the Pastor during outside engagements, and following his vision for the Zion Baptist Church. Music ministry is comprised of several versatile choirs, a Men’s Chorus, and a Praise Team, who present a range of music from spirituals to contemporary selections.
Serving the needs of empowerment and encouragement to Men in the Zion Baptist Church is the focus of this ministry. Additionally it is the desire of this ministry to host effective activities and intentional times of fellowship to develop a positive impact upon the Men of Zion.
The media team’s job is to ensure that every person who walks through the doors of our church is able to enter into the presence of God to worship Him, learn from His word, and gather with other believers in an environment which reduces distractions. Media ministry is the team of the Information; Public and Multi-media provides assistance to all activities that bring the church body together in services, celebration, fellowship and special events. Practically speaking we turn the lights on, make sure the Pastor is heard and seen, and broadcast our services to the world through our online webcast.
New Members Ministry
Preparing God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up is one of the paramount reasons for the existence of this ministry. We will provide a support system that upholds new members and we will walk with them until they “can walk on their own.” This ministry works together to teach and instruct new members and new believers in the way of the Christian Life. Additionally it is also the vision of this ministry to ensure that all new members are fully integrated and able to make a smooth transition into Zion and take an active role in ministry. We also strive to provide information and instruction in areas such as the fundamentals of faith, supporting the Pastor’s vision, and being obedient to God by financially supporting the church through tithes and offering. The ministry will also help members identify their God-given gifts and understand the importance of being active in ministry.
It is the endeavor of this ministry to reach out to the community through hands-on activities and ministry opportunities which will foster spiritual development to impact the Kingdom of God. This ministry exists to express and live out the love of Christ outside of the walls of the church.
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Pastoral Care is committed to: providing necessary support to the Pastor and his family within the church with encouraging words, prayers, and other actions of love; such as spearheading the church in celebrating the Pastor’s Anniversary, birthday, and other special occasions; extending hospitality to visiting ministers, their families and guests; and assisting Pastor in fulfilling his goals for the church and community. The members of this ministry will maintain a persona that is acceptable to our Pastor, our congregation, but above all others, to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is our endeavor To lift the Pastor up in prayer; to meet the needs of the Pastor, First Lady and their children by providing moral, spiritual, and financial support.
Transformation Generation Children’s Church
Transformation Generation is the Children’s Church Ministry of Zion Baptist Church. Children’s’ Church exists to glorify God through evangelizing children, encouraging parents, and edifying servants so that the gospel may be spread among our children, families may be supported, and the church may be strengthened.
This ministry desires to meet and greet guests, friends, and families of the Zion Baptist Church. We endeavor to provide a welcoming and inviting attitude. We are here to serve those who attend our worship services in the capacity fitting of the manner demonstrated by Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to offer support to our Pastor so he can focus on prayer and the teaching of the Word to serve together in a manner that is pleasing to God; to glorify the sanctuary of the Lord by providing a safe, courteous, and friendly place of worship; to maintain order within a flexible and welcoming atmosphere; and to be attentive to the needs of the congregation
Uniting Veterans In Jesus is the goal of this ministry within the Zion Baptist Church. We try to demonstrate the love, compassion, and understanding of Jesus Christ to hurting Veterans and members of the active Military. This ministry is dedicated to helping military members and Veterans who too often suffer in silence from the effects of traumatic events that engulfed them during their military service. It is our corporate prayer that by bringing the healing power and salvation knowledge of a personal relationship with Jesus to each Veteran and service member we meet that they will succeed as overcomers. In the process of overcoming we stand beside them and continue in prayer that each one of them take their rightful place as a pillar in the Lord’s Temple. Through overcoming their setbacks of trauma they transition from “Walking Wounded” to “Present For Duty” in service to Jesus for His Glory.
Women’s Ministry exists to provide an additional support system within Zion specifically for Women. We offer events of enrichment, empowerment, outreach and fellowship to strengthen the women of this ministry and the community. It is our desire that every women will experience enhancement spiritually, socially, and emotionally.
This ministry is committed to providing a safe and loving atmosphere for all youth in Zion. It is also confirmed in the effort to help children to become empowered disciples of Jesus Christ. Additionally we desire to mentor youth through small groups and create a climate that will allow young people to reach success through their relationship with Christ.
Fine Arts Ministry
Our purpose is to exalt the Lord and create a spiritual atmosphere while equipping all members with creativity and leadership skills. This ministry is to admonish spiritual growth in Christ Jesus while exemplifying the love of Christ to edify all church ministries. Our Mission is to usher the presence of the Lord with unadulterated worship and holistic praise. Members of this ministry understand the importance of a relationship with the Lord and have a heart to serve the Lord and His people. We use the anointed gift of dance, mime, flag and drama to advance the Kingdom. We welcome all who have been anointed in these areas and would like to serve. This ministry encompasses, The SWAG Praise Dance Team and The P3 Mime Team.
Couples Ministry is designed as a ministry that will help you grow together as a kingdom couple to fulfill God’s design and purpose for marriage. And that is to reflect the glory of God and the unity of the Trinity through your shared purpose, honor, and love as a true kingdom couple.
The ZBC Prison Ministry reaches lives for Jesus Christ behind prison walls. We endeavor to serve as a vital and strong representative of Christ and ministry events cultivate opportunities for men and women to maximize volunteerism in numerous facilities and to support the families of those who are incarcerated.