Saving Souls


Our souls belong to God! Christ died so that we might be saved and have eternal life. As a part of our walk with God, we not only want to keep our souls in check, but we want to live a life and show through our actions that we are children of God so that others might also want to join us on our walk with Christ.


Current Ministries defined at St. John to support this aspect of the vision are as follows:

New Members -- Membership Evangelism & Retention

Cell Groups -- Foreign Missions -- Christian Education

Class Leaders -- Greeters  -- Men’s Connection

Prison -- Technology/Media -- Visual & Dramatic Arts

Young Adult -- Young People’s Department (YPD) -- Youth



Romans 12:1

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—

this is your true and proper worship."


Ministries Supporting

Saving Souls

New Members:  Cindi Montgomery

New members are accepted into the church by transfer, conversion or Christian experience. New members SC are required to attend new member orientation classes as scheduled in the orientation booklet. Non-A.M.E. members serve a three-month probationary period of reflections under the special care of a class leader assigned by the Pastor before being read into the church as full members. Persons from other A.M.E. churches or from churches in other Methodist branches may be received and read into full membership without probation.


In preparation for being received into full membership in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, all probationers shall be given study in:


† A history of the A.M.E. church

† Introduction to Christian Stewardship

† Rules and regulations of the A.M.E. Church as described in the discipline and doctrine of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

† History and ministries of the local church


Membership, Evangelism & Retention:  Cindi Montgomery

Establish realistic goals for the growth of the church. Identify opportunities for the church to engage in meaningful ministries. Develop leadership workshops to enhance the opportunity for the entire church to participate in church ministry. Implement bible plans, street ministries, home visitation teams, revival and evangelistic service and distribute tracts. Also, coordinates information between the stewardess board, class leaders, church secretary, and church administrator, regarding all new members.


Cell Groups:  John Flinn / Cynthia Ijomah

Small groups will give members an opportunity to get to know others, have fun in fellowship and to grow in God’s word.


Cell Groups @ St John AME:

- Singles & Seekers

- Woman to Woman

- Grief

- Stewardship

- Women's Bible Study

- Young at Heart Seniors Ministry

- Adam & Eve Marriage Ministry

- Men's Connection

- New Lifers

- Evangelism

- Youth


Christian Education:  Rev. Cheryl Taylor

Teach, train, nurture, prepare and recruit adults and children in God’s word for Christian service. Offers church school programs for individuals from preschool through adult.


Class Leaders:  Cindi Montgomery

Meet or speak with class members regularly, inform the Pastor, Official Board and Quarterly Conference of members who are ill (health) or have special needs, watch over probationers with special care and recommend those who are eligible at the end of 90 days for full membership, and, attend periodic meetings to report the status of class  


Foreign Missions:  Sally Buxton

To share the love of Jesus Christ with our brothers and sisters in other countries (so far, Haiti and South Africa) Members.


Greeters:  Fran Green

Greets guests attending the church and secures visitor information for worship service.


Men’s Connection:  Kristopher Coombs

Promotes Christian growth and fellowship by serving as mentors and advisors to all young men of the church and singing as a choir at special church functions.


Mentoring

The mission of the Boys to Men, Girls to Women Mentoring Program is to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential.  We promote the development of youth ages 10-18 by supporting them in handling social pressures through positive experiences and influences. 

 

Prison Ministry:  Rev. Paula Harris

Visits the incarcerated and provides spiritual support and assists in obtaining educational, financial and other supportive counseling services after their return to the community.


Technology/Media:   Angela Brown/Jamole Callahan

Assesses the technology needs of the church and forwards recommendation to the Pastor, Steward Board and Trustee Board. Provides streaming media of Sunday morning worship services as well as other technology needed services. Available to provide assistance to members for personal computer needs; however, a liability waiver must be signed before this type of work is started by the Technology Ministry.


Transportation:  William Fields

Oversees the bus ministry and provides transportation to church-related functions.


Visual & Dramatic Arts:  Stephani Clevenger-Murphy

Develop and promote activities that encourage the participation of youth and adults in the performing, visual and cultural arts.

 

Weddings:  Philippa Houston

Before setting a date or making wedding plans please schedule a meeting with the church wedding coordinator to make sure that details of your wedding wishes are clearly defined and understood by all involved.  If desired, the service of a wedding planner is available upon request. 

 

Young Adult:  Rev. Eboni Walker & Jude Diegue

Promotes Christian growth and fellowship for young adults ages 18-40.


Young People’s Department:  Nealita Callahan

Train young people through service projects in the community; develop workshops in Christian social relations and family life; dealing with topics such as drug and alcohol abuse, personal development, teenage sexuality, communication, morals, etc.


Youth Ministry: TBD

Promotes Christian growth and fellowship with young people aged 5-18 through programs such as Saturday Night Live (fun), Youth Sunday participation (Christian growth), and Sons of St. John (fellowship and fun). Develops outreach programs to engage youth within the community.