Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chase Park Ministry Expo

This past Sunday at church (Chase Park Church of Christ), we had our ministry expo after a brief class period. The ministry expo allows the members to see what all kinds of ministries we offer and gives them an opportunity to sign up to participate. It is especially good for new members who may not know all of the great service opportunities available to them. Since we’ve moved into our new building, we’ve had a lot of people place membership so this year’s ministry expo was much needed.

There was a large group of people walking around the expo area taking a look at everything. Hopefully lots of people will sign up to get involved. Here is a look at some of the tables:

World Bible School – With WBS, members of the church correspond with people in other parts of the world who want to know about the Bible. Members answer questions that the people have and also (I think) check “homework” submitted. This ministry also sends copies of the New Testament to the people who want to know more about the Bible. I've never worked with this ministry before, but my Aunt Linda has.

This table was set up by our involvement minister and it concentrate on Super Seniors, which is when the older members get together for a Bible study on Wednesday mornings and also eat lunch. This table also had Bible correspondence information.

Transportation Ministry - Well, we have a couple of church buses which are used to transport folks here, there and yonder. I think this table was encouraging folks to sign up to learn how to drive the bus. With my driving record, I think I’ll take a pass.

The Nursery - This table was set up by my friend Deborah. She had lots of baby pictures and was taking volunteers to work in the nursery.

The Lord's Supper Table was set up to recruit ment to serve communion on Sundays. My dad used to be over this ministry and I wonder if this is the board he originally put together?

TALENTS - Is a visitation team which consists of people who visit shut-ins, visitors and people that need encouragement or may be sick. I used to do this with my Aunt Linda.

The Library - We have a nice sized library at our church and there are many books that can be checked out for review. I actually have one checked out right now. Hope I don't forget to return it!

We Care - or  "Care Group" as some people call it. The congregation has been divided intp smaller groups so that we can see to it that folks who are sick or have recently lost a loved one, or had a baby, etc. will be provided with food and support. We also meet once a month and have a meal together, which is the best part of all!

This area was for our missionaries. Whoever put this together did a great job. There were different objects from places all over the world where we support missionaries. We have missionaries in Peru, Africa, India, Mexico and The Ukraine.

A closer look at the board.

This is the table my friend Janet and I put together for the women's ministry. We bought the banner in the middle and surrounded it with photos of all the fun we have together.

A closer look at the banner.

There were some other boards too but I didn't get a photo of all of them. Needless to say, we have a lot of areas of outreach at our church. If you live in the Huntsville area and are looking for a church home, come on by to see us, we would love to have you! 


Erika said...

Ministry Expo was a good idea, and I'm sure very helpful to all the new members.
Your table looked very nice!

Kimberly Washer said...

Very cool!! All the boards looked great!

jackie said...

That reminded me of the science fairs we had in middle school.