Fondren Ministry Councils

Fondren has ministry areas in which your gifts can be used to serve. We have divided our ministries into 10 different councils, organized by the areas of work within the church. Our councils are listed below, along with the mission & responsibility and the associated ministry departments. To learn more about what the responsiblities are for each ministry department, you can review the Ministries Responsibilities descriptions.

 
Worship Team

Mission: To Turn Seekers to Worshippers
Responsibility: To Organize and Execute the Worship Service
Ministries:

  • Elders
  • Deacons
  • Deaconness
  • Ushers
  • Music Ministry
  • Audio/Visual Ministry

Fellowship Team

Mission: To Turn Worshippers into Members
Responsibility: To strengthen connections among church members
                         To incorporate new members into the church family
Ministries:

  • Family Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Men's Ministries
  • Single's Ministries
  • Greeters 
  • Hospitality
  • Small Group Ministry
  • Social Committee

Discipleship Team

Mission: To Turn Members into Disciples
Responsibility: To educate the church about spiritual growth habits
                         To organize Discipleship Services, Prayer Meetings & Baptisms
Ministries:

  • Bible Instruction
  • Health & Temperance Ministry
  • Message Magazine
  • Personal Ministry
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Religious Ministry
  • Sabbath School

Ministry Team

Mission: To Turn Disciples into Ministers
Responsibility: Spiritual Gifts
                         Outreach Ministries
Ministries:

  • Community Services
  • Disability Ministry
  • Education Ministry
  • Excel Adventist Academy
  • ABC Store
  • Prison Ministry

Pastoral Care Team

Mission: To provide emotional and spiritual support to those who experience joys, victories, pain, suffering, or loss
Responsibility: Visitation, Counseling, Small Group Ministries, Prayer Ministry
Ministries:       

  • Pastoral Staff
  • Elders
  • Deacons
  • Deaconness

Finance Council

Mission: To ensure a solid financial entity
Responsibility: To prepare the operating budget
                         Advisory to the church board on the management of church funds
Ministries:

  • Finance Committee
  • Internal Auditor
  • Stewardship
  • Treasury

Youth Council

Mission: To address the specialized needs of Fondren's Youth and their friends to incorporate them into the membership
Responsibility: To foster spiritual gifts habits
                         To develop leadership skills
                         To nurture healthy relationships
                         To mobilize and empower youth for service
Ministries:

  • Adventist Youth Society (AYS)
  • Pathfinders
  • Bible Bowl

Young Adult Council

Mission: To address the specialized needs of Fondren's Young Adults and their friends to incorporate them into the membership
Responsibility: To foster spiritual gifts habits
                         To develop leadership skills
                         To nurture healthy relationships
                         To mobilize and empower young adults for service
Ministries:

  • Young Adult Ministry

Children's Council

Mission: To address the specialized needs of Fondren's Children and their friends to incorporate them into the membership
Responsibility: To foster spiritual gifts habits
                         To develop leadership skills
                         To nurture healthy relationships
                         To mobilize and empower youth for service
Ministries:

  • Adventurers
  • Children's Ministry

Administration Council

Mission: To oversee the daily operation of the church as authorized by the church and delegated by the Pastor
Responsibility: To foster best practice among the ministry teams
Ministries:       

  • Elders
  • Deacon
  • Deaconness
  • Church Clerk