BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The ministry of the Board of Trustees includes duties and responsibilities assigned by the A. M. E. Zion Book of Discipline. They include: (a) responsibility for the physical maintenance and safeguard of the real property, physical equipment and all other assets owned by the church; (b) to insure that order and decorum prevail in the church at all times; and (c) to perform the duties of the stewards where there is not a duly constituted Board of Stewards.
BOARD OF STEWARDS
The ministry of the Board of Stewards includes duties and responsibilities assigned by the A. M. E. Zion Book of Discipline. They include: (a) receiving and making an exact account of all funds for the support of the church’s ministry; (b) providing a parsonage or other housing arrangements for the pastor and the pastor’s family; (c) providing relief for members in need; and (d) assisting the minister to promote and encourage spiritual growth of all members of this society.
BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
The Christian Education Department is made up of various departments of the local church. Its duties are: (a) to make provisions for the organization, guidance and supervision of Christian Education of children, youth and adults in the local church; (b) to provide a unified and coordinated program thus eliminating over-lapping and unnecessary duplication; (c) to make policies to govern the work and involve a cross-section of the congregation in planning for the Board and Department.
BOARD OF DEACONESSES
The Deaconess Board is a group of women with deep spiritual values and high moral character, consecrated by the Pastor. The women (a) visit the sick, the un-churched and shut-in; (b) counsel the lonely and depressed; (c) pray with and for those who desire prayer; (d) assist with the Sacraments of the Church, i.e., assist candidates and prepare for Holy Baptism and make sure the proper garments dress the Altar.
BOARD OF STEWARDESSES
The Stewardess Board is primarily responsible for oversight and
execution of the temporal support of the Pastor and his/her family. They work in concert with the Preacher’s Steward to ensure that all pertinent needs of the first family are met; honoring the church’s commitment to take care of their leadership.
BOARD OF USHERS
Members of the Usher Board serve as doorkeepers for the church. Members should be at post 25 minutes before service in order to receive your assignments from the head usher & greet everyone with a friendly word and a smile; be sincere and natural. Ushers should be alert in case someone becomes ill or there is an odd situation during the service and offer help quietly. Be personable and warm in ushering people to their seats. Seat worshippers at the appropriate time. Be watchful because minister or head usher may make special requests during the worship service.
LIFE LINES (CLASS LEADERS)
The Lifelines (formerly known as Class Leaders), are being revised as the group of select persons charged with being directly responsible with supporting and serving the needs from among the congregants of the Faith Church. They ideally act as sub-pastors providing intentional care and concern for the welfare of the entire membership -from infants to the elders.
The purpose of the Stewardship Team is to ensure adequate payment/attention to recurring, occasional and/or one-time church expenses. This ministry is directly involved with the day-to-day function of the church’s finance accountabilities.
WHOMS (Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society)
The local Missionary Society of Faith Church is charged to serve as
lead ministry that advocates for both local and international mission efforts. Healthcare, support of educational institutions, mental health and relief of those considered homeless and without are within the reach of the missionaries. This group and the newly formed Outreach Ministry will grow in cooperative ministry engagement.
BISHOP S. G. SPOTTSWOOD ACOLYTE GUILD
The Acolyte Guild of the Faith Church is entrusted and commissioned, with the lighting and extinguishing of the altar candles. This sacred practice represents the acknowledgment of the Presence of GOD in worship. Acolytes are also allotted the opportunity to serve clergy within the altar area at the discretion of the Pastor in addition to leading formal processionals and recessionals.
DANIEL INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY
The Daniel Ministry centers on intercessory prayer. The ministry conducts intercessory prayer weekly for the lost, the ill, those with different types of trials in their lives, the church, staff, church leaders, missionaries, the country, military, the community, and the ministries of the church.
The Library Ministry is both an educational outlet and an increasing
resource for researching, planning, ministry advisement and intentional study. The Library Ministry is both an educational outlet and an increasing resource for researching, planning, ministry advisement and intentional study.
MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY MINISTRY
The Media/Technology Ministry provides audio/visual support, recordings or presentations of/for church services and special events. This ministry also works to share information about our church, its mission, vision, ministries and events through printed forms of publicity, electronic media, and word of mouth.
The Men’s Ministry of Faith is a ministry that is dedicated primarily to
the holistic formation of men. The Men’s Ministry is a committed group of individuals enthused about the healthy fellowship of intergenerational men and service to GOD, the church and the community.
Women of Faith offers opportunities for women to grow spiritually serve faithfully and strengthen their love of Christ, the Church and one another. The ministry allows women to bond in sisterhood through activities that enrich their lives and the communities they reside in.
The Music Ministry provides spiritual inspiration through song for all major services of the church. Music Ministry members should be ready and robed at least 15 minutes before worship services begin at home or at visiting churches & attend faithfully choir rehearsals, so as to provide the best in quality singing and service. Members should see that the written music for all special selections is in its proper place at all times. Following usage, each member should remove and hang carefully and properly their choir robe.
The Health Ministry of Faith Church seeks to help both the membership and larger community as the primary advocate and resource for holistic
health to include: pediatric care, women’s health, men’s health, mental and emotional health, physical fitness, etc.
The Culinary Ministry purpose is to keep the kitchen, dishes, appliances & other relative items clean and in good working condition. This ministry provides guidance on the policies for the use of the kitchen & related equipment/items. The Culinary ministry also provides refreshments and/or meals for special days upon request and help to ensure the kitchen is available to other authorized persons or organizations to whom may need its use.
DEPARTMENT OF EVANGELISM
Serves in effort to be a light and witness of the Gospel to all by declaring that Jesus Christ is Lord.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRY
The Bread of Life Ministry serves as one of the major
community-based initiatives for the Faith Church. Participants are
welcomed to fellowship with a brief worship service immediately followed
by the distribution of bread to members of our MLK/Holmes community and abroad. The bread ministry provides both spiritual and tangible support to those who exist beyond the four walls of the church.
The Progressive Club of Metro Atlanta is an outreach organization for AME Zion churches in Metro Atlanta. The Club works to assist any of the church organizations with donations and support. They donate annually to a coat fund for children and host a Palm Sunday Activity.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
The Lay Ministry is composed of the entirety of our congregation –
excluding licensed and ordained clergy. Their responsibilities include (but are not limited): endorsing denominational initiatives, the ministry of faith sharing as well as local missions which strengthen both the congregation and the greater community where the church resides.
The primary function of this position is to provide administrative support for the life of the Church. The Administrator collaborates with the clergy, staff and lay leadership to provide administrative support for the ministries of the congregation. The Administrator is responsible for communications systems; record keeping; financial bookkeeping; coordination of building use, access, and maintenance; public relations; and general administrative support.
FAITH WORKS VOLUNTEERS:
Duties for Volunteers are based on completion of the Faith Works Administrative Training Program and include but are not limited to serving as the church receptionist to answer phones and questions, assist with mailings and publications, and other simple office tasks.
MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE CLOTHING CLOSET
The Clothing Closet Ministry serves as a vital resource for servicing
members of the community who may have need of new or gently used clothing. The services provided from this ministry not only aid persons with clothing externally but with care and confidence internally.
SENIORS ALIVE IN CHRIST
Our mission is to keep seniors involved, informed, in prayer and fellowship with each other and seniors in the community.
The Faith Church is proud to have within its membership several
men and women who honorably served their country through the armed forces. Understanding the need for advocacy in the return of veterans to domestic or civilian life and knowing that there is something therapeutic and meaningful behind the fellowship of people who have shared experiences, this ministry has been created to encourage like fellowship and support.