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Ministries

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The Church will provide 12 basic areas of ministry:

Praise Worship and Arts – this ministry will be responsible for all of the worship music, plays, skits, and performances that the church puts-on. This area of ministry will reflect the tone of the overall congregation.

Student ministries – student ministries will be responsible for the spiritual development of all congregants from infant until 12th grade. It will shepherd the youth of the church through wisdom, discernment, compassion and love. Additionally it will coordinate, and oversee activities for students to promote fun, fellowship, spiritual development, and ministry and outreach involvement.

Young Professionals – this ministry will be responsible for the spiritual development of all congregants from 19 – 29. Its goal will be to raise up a community of balanced young Christian professionals. It will seek to develop Christ-centered individuals, who live purposefully within their professional spheres and are renewed by a sense of vision.

Pastoral Care is the ministry of care and counseling provided by pastors. This can range anywhere from home visitation to formal counseling provided by pastors who are licensed to offer counseling services. Additionally the care will also offer help and caring to others in their church as well as the wider community, via listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending. It can encompass a wide variety of issues including health, social and moral education, behavior management and emotional support.

Local and Global Missions, We seek to help mobilize the church to impact the world for Christ. This involves many local ministry opportunities and the ongoing support of our Global outreach through Missionaries around the World. Our desire is to see 100% participation of all members to pray, give, and go for the sake of the gospel both locally and globally.

Marketing and Events – will Educate — the church on the effective use of marketing and communications strategies in “church work.” Produce communications materials: worship guides, brochures, Internet sites, etc. This is the aspect that everyone sees and expects to see come out of their office. This department will be responsible for … Web site(s), Print production, Marketing and advertising, Photography, and Video production.

Development and Community Relations: ministry, which maintains contact with the community in which it immediately ministers within.  Events and programs are developed for keeping a connection with the community and facilities and resources of the church are offered to assist the community in the mission, which is shared by the church.  This ministry attends meetings of the community and communicates the churches express interest in community affairs. This ministry stays abreast of development on-going in the community in which the church ministers to keep current with development trends, issues affecting the church and ways that the church can assist in the overall development of the community.  The church must have both presence and influence in the community in which it ministers.  This ministry will develop the plan of action for the church’s community development corporation and assist in the implementation of such ministry. This ministry involves finding solutions and creating resources for social issues affecting the church and the community.  The social concerns ministry closely partners with the Member Care ministries to aid members in getting assistance on issues that affect the social welfare of the family.  This ministry serves as a resource ministry for connecting local resources into the ministry of the church.

Helps – consists of Ushers, Greeters, Nurses, and Information attendants who will always provide outstanding service every day, to everyone they see.

Discipleship Ministry — Spiritual formation is the activity of the Holy Spirit, which molds our lives into the likeness of Jesus Christ. This likeness is one of deep intimacy with God and genuine compassion for all of creation. The Spirit works not only in the lives of individuals but also in the church, shaping it into the Body of Christ. We cooperate with this work of the Spirit through certain practices that make us more open and responsive to the Spirit’s touch, disciplines such as Sabbath keeping, works of compassion and justice, discernment, worship, hospitality, spiritual friendships, and contemplative silence.

Rehab Ministry — provide a safe and confidential place for anyone struggling with life issues such as addiction (all forms), depression, separation, divorce, co-dependency, grief, betrayal, job loss, financial hardships, poor health, etc.

Marriage & Family ministry — We are committed to developing and providing hands-on marriage resources that make a real difference in the lives and marriages of today’s busy couples. Through strengthening marriages in the church we can help to ensure that today’s children grow up to become tomorrow’s Christian families.

Administration — The Administrative Ministry functions to develop, organize, and direct an effective and balanced ministry of administration consistent with the mission statement and philosophy of Cool Spring Church.