Our Ministries

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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 5th graders. This is located on the lower level of the church building.  Nuvia Dighello and Cindy Dubois lead this ministry.

Youth Ministry-The Awakening Church youth group meets every Friday evening on the lower level of the church building at 6:30 PM. This is open to all middle schoolers and high schoolers.

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 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 (although as a general rule there is no childcare unless otherwise mentioned).

Heart for the Lost Ministry-During the summer and on occasion 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. Pastor 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 speaks and lives 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.  Currently, this ministry is on hold and we are looking for someone to lead this ministry (if interested, see Pastor Chris asap), although several people from the church are regularly reaching out to “the least of these” with the love of Christ.

Prayer Ministry-The prayer ministry lifts up the prayer needs of the local church body.  They meet every Thursday night at 6:00 PM at the church building to pray fervently for the church.  Everyone is invited to come out and pray with the prayer team fervently as the Holy Spirit leads.  This is a powerful night of intercession and crying out to God!  The prayer team is there to pray for your needs and for your healing and deliverance if needed.  Verna Keefe leads this 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.  Verna Keefe leads this ministry.

Men’s Ministry-This ministry is on hold for now and we are looking for a man to lead this ministry.

Greeter Ministry-We have a couple of greeters who faithfully welcome people each Sunday at our services.  They seek to serve people and help out in any way they can.  Ron Dubois and Mike Frankie lead this ministry.

Usher Ministry-We have a few ushers who are faithful to collect the offerings people voluntarily give each week.  They also count the money and keep track of it.  Mike Frankie leads this ministry.

Audio and Visual Ministry-We are currently looking for volunteers for this ministry.  This ministry deals with all the audio for the church dealing with such things as running the soundboard, recording the sermons, and running the lyrics on the overhead for the music.  It also deals with all of the video recordings for various videos and sermon recordings.  Pat Wadleugh leads this ministry.

Media Ministry-We are currently looking for volunteers for this 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.  Kevin Miller 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.  Daryl and Michelle Kelly lead this ministry. We currently have three worship teams.

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.

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