In every congregation, ministry work is essential. It is by our Lord’s own example that we are encouraged to remember that we are called to serve. Serving through ministry helps give perspective, direction, foundation, and focus to congregants of Christ’s church. As servants of Christ, we are commanded to serve, and through His church, we offer our services (ministries) to others as a demonstration of our love, loyalty, and liberty to Christ and His Church.
Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13
The Deacon Ministry provides comprehensive services meeting needs both inside and outside the church. This ministry assists and supports the Pastor and associate ministers, ensures every member of Rockland’s congregation is served, especially when needs arise, and helps ensure the overall functionality of the church.
Ecclesiastes 12:1; Matthew 28:16-20
The Youth Ministry equips youth for the work of ministry through faithful training, discerning, and the exercising of their spiritual gifts, to bring them to increased knowledge of Jesus Christ and help them mature spiritually. Youth participate in bible study class, Sunday Church School, the choir, as ushers, and in mission projects.
Proverbs 27:17; 2:1, 6-8
The Brotherhood (or Men’s) Ministry is the collective body of men within the church, working in conjunction to study, learn, and provide services for the church and the community, creating Christian fellowship among the men, and handling special projects that actively bolster the overall comradery of the church membership.
Sunday Church School Ministry
2 Timothy 2:15
The Sunday Church School Ministry is one of the premiere opportunities to learn the Word of God and it’s applicability to life. Classes are designed to ensure individuals have an ample opportunity to share their thoughts, revelations, and testimonies of God’s work in their lives in a comfortable environment through planned material.
Titus 2:3-5; Proverbs 31:10-31
The Sisterhood (or Women’s) Ministry seeks to encourage, educate, and empower the women of the church through the Word of God, helping them deepen their relationship with Christ, providing opportunities to exercise their spiritual gifts, and serving according to the church and community’s needs. With a diversity of talents, this ministry brings a holistic approach to serving God.
2 Kings 22:4, 1 Chronicles 9:17-27; Psalm 84:10
The Usher Ministry provides hospitality services for our guests, distributed information pertinent to service, helps maintain order throughout service, and makes themselves available to meet any need which may arise among the congregants. The first smile you see, they help set the tone for service by their service to you.
Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5
The Couples’ Ministry is designed for married and engaged couples seeking to create more spiritually mature marriages and community. Through planned activities, they provide opportunities that promote unity and safe spaces for advice and mutual learning, thus building stronger families and stronger congregation.
2 Colossians 3:16; James 5:13
The Music Ministry advances the gospel through song. Setting the tone for worship service, they lift up praises to God and edify the congregants through various selections. Rockland has multiple opportunities for individuals to be a part of the music ministry via the Voices of Rockland, the Male Choir, the Women’s Choir, and the Son Shiners Youth Choir.