Witness Ministry Area
The Witness ministry area is the primary vehicle used by the church to live out the Great Commission. This ministry area leads the charge to reach out to people in the community with the gospel message of Jesus Christ and receives them into its care that they may develop a deeper relationship with God. The Evangelism ministry, Membership Secretary, Lay Servants and Prayer Ministry all fall under this work area.
The Evangelism Ministry is the forerunners in reaching out into the community and sharing the gospel message of Jesus Christ. The Evangelism Ministry coordinates regular opportunities for the congregation to engage in evangelical efforts in the communities surrounding the church. The Evangelism Ministry recently led an effort to reach 100 souls for Jesus Christ during the church’s centennial anniversary celebrations.
Rev. Alice Cook, Lay Leader
Under the direction of the Lay Leader, the Lay Servants serve in a multitude of roles, from supporting the worship experience and proclaiming the gospel message to working with the Shepherds to minister to the sick and shut-in. A lay servant is a professing member of the church who is "ready and desirous to serve the Church and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization and life of The United Methodist Church." Ideally, the lay servants have received specific training to develop skills in witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communication, church and community leadership, and care-giving ministries. All Certified Lay Servants must submit an annual report to their charge conference and be reapproved annually.
Sis. MaryAnn Singleton
The Membership Secretary works alongside the pastor and leadership to keep accurate records for all membership rolls. The Secretary communicates the membership growth and health to the congregation and works with leadership to build a plan for membership growth.