Children’s Church Ministry – We have a nursery for babies and toddlers 0 to 2 years old and a children’s church for pre-k through 6th graders during the 10:30 AM Sunday morning service. The children are dismissed after the worship music. This is located on the lower level of the church building. Nuvia Dighello and Cindy Dubois lead this ministry.
Youth Ministry – There is no youth group that meets right now. We are hoping to start this again in the near future.
Connect Groups – Connect groups are awesome opportunities for people to truly connect with one another and God in people’s homes or at the church building throughout the week. Community and friendships are built in these relaxed and intimate small-group environments. At connect groups we connect with God and one another through Bible teaching and discussion, testimony, prayer, fellowship, and worship. There are different connect groups offered throughout the three semesters of the year (each semester usually lasts ten weeks with a short break between each one) including anything from men’s groups to women’s groups, “seeker” groups designed for the unbeliever, groups centered around a particular hobby or activity, groups for those struggling with addictions, groups centered around marriages, groups centered around young adults or youth, groups centered around a particular book of the Bible, groups centered around a particular Christian book, sermons preached on the Sunday morning services, movies, etc. Everyone is invited and encouraged to be part of these life-changing groups (as a general rule, there is no childcare unless otherwise mentioned). The elders oversee these groups.
Heart for the Lost Ministry – Throughout the year, a group of us from the church go out to the community to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus and the kingdom through street witnessing, door-to-door, and various evangelistic events. This is mostly done during the summer months. John Copell leads this ministry.
The Great Compassion Ministry – This ministry seeks to help out those in need financially and materially within the local church just as the early church did in the book of Acts (Acts 2:44-45; 4:34-35). It also seeks to help out those in need financially and materially outside of the church family. On occasion, a group of us from church go out to the community door-to-door and seek to help out the poor and needy as needed. The church goes out to the Dover community and both declares and demonstrates the Gospel of Jesus Christ by loving and serving the lost and the least (reaching out to the poor and needy). We do this through creative outreach to reach both the minds and hearts of the lost as we both show and speak the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ and His kingdom. We seek to meet the material and financial needs of people by giving out toiletries, food, clothing, etc. as people have need.
Prayer Ministry – Weekly prayer services are on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM. These services have corporate prayer as we pray for the needs of the church and also prayer for relevant topics in our nation and world. These prayer services are wonderful opportunities to gather in prayer and see God answer our heart cries of intercession. There is also teaching and praise and worship at these services. The elders lead these services and oversee the prayer ministry.
Women’s Ministry – All women are invited to be part of a woman’s connect group that meets on the lower level of the church building every Monday night at 5:30 PM. They fellowship together, do a craft, pray, and study the Scriptures.
Men’s Ministry – The men gather monthly for a men’s breakfast on the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM for a time of food, fellowship, teaching, worship music, and prayer. Jon Blake and Kevin Miller lead this ministry.
Greeter Ministry – We have greeters who faithfully welcome people each Sunday at our services. They seek to serve people and help out in any way they can. Dean Dighello leads this ministry.
Usher Ministry – We have ushers who are faithful to collect the offerings people voluntarily give each week. They also count the money and keep track of it.
Audio Ministry – This ministry deals with all the audio for the church dealing with such things as running the soundboard, recording the sermons, etc. Pat Wadleugh leads this ministry.
Video Ministry – This ministry deals with live streaming the church services on the internet and uploading the videos on YouTube, Facebook, etc. Kevin Miller leads this ministry.
Media Ministry – This ministry deals with the social media for the church and the church website, etc. It seeks to be relevant with technology and continue to use media to minister to the Christians and reach the lost. Rob Goulet leads this ministry.
Worship Music Ministry – This ministry gathers weekly for practice and plays songs weekly at the church service on Sunday morning. The worship team consists of several people using various instruments to the glory of God and to help people encounter God’s manifest presence.
Food Ministry – This ministry leads the food fellowships we have every other month on the first Sunday of the month after the first service. It also oversees any special events requiring food and drink throughout the year. Marie Miller leads this ministry.
Celebrate Recovery – Celebrate Recovery will be starting in March 2023 for the public. These meetings will meet on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM on the lower level of the church building. It will be a time of worship music, teaching, prayer, and break-out groups for discussion and sharing. These meetings are designed to deliver those who struggle with various hurts, habits, and hang-ups that keep us from freedom and victory in life. Dean Dighello leads this ministry.
The Awakening School of Ministry – This college and training school will begin in September 2023. This school is designed for the spiritually hungry who want to go deeper in their relationship with God and in their knowledge of His Word. Chris Dubois will be leading up this Bible college and teaching its classes. There is a one-year Biblical Studies degree and a one-year Ministry Leadership degree. This ministry school is both affordable and designed for busy people. The fall semester will consist of five classes – Systematic Theology I, Church History I, Hermeneutics, Spiritual Formation for Ministry, and Old Testament Survey. The cost is $100.00 a class with a $50 administration fee for the semester. For those who can’t make it in person, these classes will be offered online as well. Chris Dubois oversees this college.