Deacon Barbara Smalling, Chair
Deacon Frances Hughes, Co-Chair
Deacon Lauretta Dixon, New Members Class
Deacon Robert Murphy Sr., New Deacons' Training
Deacon Juliette Murphy, Youth Sunday School
Deacon Richard Baughtman
MISSION AND PURPOSE
The mission of Christian Education is to carry out the mandate of the Great Commission which is to make disciples of all people.
The primary purpose of Christian Education is to promote spiritual growth and maturity among believers as presented in the Holy Spirit inspired and infallible Word of God through: Bible study, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and New Members Orientation. Believers and disciples of Christ will be taught to observe all things Jesus taught the apostles and delivered by the Holy Spirit to the New Testament Church.
The guiding Scripture is Matthew 28:18b-19 (KJV):
"All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
§ To grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through study of the Bible and discussion of biblical Christian doctrine and precepts.
§ To nurture and build-up believers in the faith so that their love and trust in the Lord increases.
§ To encourage active participation in Christian Education to ensure individuals acquire and utilize
the proper skills and tools needed to lead others to life in Christ.
§ To expand attendance and involvement in Bible study, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School.
§ To coordinate workshops and training to strengthen and improve teaching-skills for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teachers.
MINISTRY LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES
§ Provides coordination of Ministry activities and resources through guidance from Senior Pastor.
§ Creates teaching schedule and orders books and supplies in a timely manner.
§ Assists in the development of the annual ministry budget and calendar of events to be submitted to the Trustees Ministry for approval by the Pastoral Council.
§ Coordinates Ministry activities with other appropriate church ministries, as needed.
§ Conducts ministry meetings, coordinating agendas with Co-chairs and input from Ministry members.
§ Attends Quarterly Leaders' Meetings.
§ Submits Ministry budget requests/Expense Voucher Requests for official authorization and sign-off.
§ Coordinates within the Ministry to identify needed staff support other than Co-chairs, which are determined by Senior Pastor/Pastoral Council.
§ Reports to Senior Pastor or his/her designee for overall guidance and direction.