United Methodist Women/ United Methodist Men: These groups meet at various times for the purpose of fellowship and missions. Each group does incredible work in the local community and world wide to bring the message and hope of Jesus Chirst to everyone.
The Youth Ministry is for youth grades 6-12. They on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday's of the Month for "God Squad" (youth worship and small groups).
We have ministry opportunities for children from infants in the nursery through children in 5th grade. We provide Sunday School during the 9am service and nursery during both 9 and 10:30 services. Our Wednesday evening Kid's Club is a great way for kids to come and learn about the Bible through music, crafts, stories, games and a lot of fun!
The primary function of the Sowers Team is evangelism, Missions and Outreach.
The Sowers Team is responsible for all ministries, events, programs and opportunities that are focused on those outside the immediate congregation. The Sowers Team should always be asking, "How can we reach out? How can we BE Jesus to the world around us?" It is the job of the Sowers to think beyond what we have always done and ask, "How can we continue to bring the lost to Jesus Christ?" The Sowers should not only reach out to the community but also be prepared when they come by asking, "What would I think if I were a visitor? What can we do to be sensitive to the needs of the Community? And how can we best serve and minister to the needs of our Neighbors?"
The primary function of the Growers Team is Discipleship (education).
The Growers Team is responsible for Spiritual Education within the church. This includes Sunday School for both children and adults, VBS, Kids Club, Bible Studies, Small Groups, training/learning events and classes sponsored by the church. It is the responsibility of the Growers Team to make sure that this church is offering Godly, effective and healthy education opportunities for all ages. The Committee should look at the education needs of the congregation and/or community by asking, "what do they need to learn?" and program accordingly. The Growers are responsible for recruiting, training and equipping leaders and teachers. They are always to be asking, "How can we educate in order to bring them closer to God?"
The primary function of the Servers Team is Worship and Ministry.
The primary function of the Fellowship Team is Fellowship and as a resource to the other committees, teams and events.
The Fellowship Team is responsible for planning, promoting and implementing events and ministries that bring the fellowship of believers together. They should be asking, "what would bring us closer to God and closer to each other?" The Fellowship Team is also designed to be a resource team for the rest of the church. The Fellowship Team should always be asking, "What is coming up, and how can we help?" The team should be proactive in offering assistance to the pastor or to teams and committees for services, events and ministries.
Councils and Committees
The church's leadership structure is designed so that all committee and Team heads come together on a regular basis for prayer and decision making for the church. We call this our Administrative Council. Other committees serve the church as well such as:
Trustees - Building and property maintenance
We have all kinds of other opportunities for fun, fellowship and service such as: softball, volleyball, dartball, bowling teams, and euchre parties. We are always looking for people to serve as ushers, greeters, fellowship hosts, liturgists (Bible verse readers), and on our audio-visual team. There are literally hundreds of ways for you to get involved, there is a place for you to grow and serve at Gordon UMC!