Ministry Teams help us accomplish our mission of Bringing In, Raising Up, and Sending Out a Generation #ALLin for Christ!
Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the proportion of one’s faith; if service, use it in service; if teaching, in teaching; if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with diligence; showing mercy, with cheerfulness. (Romans 12:4-8)
Adoption & Foster Care Team
The Adoption and Foster Care Team provides resources for those considering Adoption and Foster Care, partners with Sunrise Children’s Services, and encourages those who desire to give financially to this ministry.
The Baptism Team serves those following Jesus in public confession of faith by setting up and taking down the baptistry; by giving instructions for baptismal candidates and welcoming their families and friends; by presenting certificates to those receiving baptism; and by providing handkerchiefs, towels, and encouragement to those being baptized and their families and friends.
The Properties Team oversees the upkeep of the physical plant. In coordination with the Executive Pastor (and the Principal of LCABG), the team will help address the general maintenance needs of the church.
The Care Team leads the church in providing pastoral care to members of the church who may be hospitalized, lost a loved one, shut-in, or need ongoing connection and encouragement.
The Communications Team will evaluate, determine, utilize, and maintain the various print, graphic and media communiques of the church.
Connect Team (Guest Services)
The Connect Team helps make first impressions lasting ones by greeting, assisting, resourcing, and following up with guests, seeking to help them find their next step in ministry.
The Events Team handles logistics for all special church events, providing an atmosphere of Gospel warmth and hospitality.
The Hospitality Team provides meals for church events and fellowships.
Outreach & Missions TeamThe Outreach Team explores, recommends, develops, recruits, supports, and leads the church’s efforts to show and share God’s love and tell the story of the life-saving death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord. They seek opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus in effective, tangible ways in local, national, and international contexts.
The Kid’s Team leads the children’s ministry as partners with the parents to “train them up in the way they should go.”
The Prayer and Intercession Team lead the church engage in ongoing prayer for those who have physical, emotional, or spiritual needs.
Production & Tech Team
The Production & Tech Team oversee the broadcasting, social media, and streaming of the church worship services.
Security / Parking Team
The Security and Parking Team oversee the orderly parking of cars and the security of the congregation and facility during and after church worship services. This team would also include responding to both threats and health emergencies.
The Youth Team works in coordination with the Youth Minister to oversee the teaching and activities of the sixth through twelfth grade students.
Women’s Ministry Team
The Women’s Ministry Team oversees ministries and activities that engage women in spiritual growth and service.
The Worship Team plans and leads the worship services of church in coordination with the Pastor.
As ministry opportunities expand and volunteers emerge, the church will continue develop additional ministries. For example, the church may consider creating team for recreation, military support, or other needs.
Partnership Ministries of Glendale:
Broadcasting – Pastor Barry E. Fields and Executive Pastor Jerry Gifford
Through broadcasting, we expand preaching, teaching, and testimonies of God at work through digital, print, radio, and tv media.
Legacy Christian Academy of BG – Rev. Jerry Gifford, Principal
LCABG is in partnership with Glendale through shared facility and campus usage, as well as board representation. We are thankful to support a school dedicated to building a legacy of leaders for Christ!
Riverside Chapel Mission – Bro. Johnny Deakins, Chapel Pastor
For more than 50 years, the Oak Forest Chapel in North Warren County, affectionally known as the “Old Log Church,” has served as a missions outpost of Glendale, resulting in many being reached and raised up for Christ. The chapel meets weekly for Sunday School at 2:30 and Worship at 3:30.
The Swordsmen Network represents those who have been called out of / associated with Glendale who are in some type of Christian service. They represent hundreds scattered far and wide. The Swordsmen Network exists to resource ministry Equipping (pulpit supply, transitional pastorates, revitalization, encouragement, and networking) and Sending (church planting / replanting, missions support, internships, encouragement, and networking).
Cooperative Missions & Ministry
We partner with the Warren Association of Baptists, the Kentucky Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention to support church planters, missionaries, theological education, disaster relief, and other likeminded ministries across the street and around the world.
General Expectation for All Ministry Teams
When available, team leaders and members are encouraged to participate in training events to polish your gifts, expand your knowledge, and develop effective strategies for your ministry.
All leaders and members of ministry teams should follow the Top 10 Expectations for your ministry.
- Offer God your very best
- Be on time
- Take the initiative
- Go the extra mile
- Own your ministry
- Put others first
- Continue to develop your gifts
- Pray regularly for your ministry
- Seek opportunities
- Serve from the overflow of your relationship with God