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Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Christian Embassy Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Christian Embassy Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.
Purpose: To develop and coordinate an effective and comprehensive program of missions and community outreach and providing leadership to and supervision to staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.
To provoke decisions to bring people to Christ and to add to the membership of the Body of Christ. To equip people and impact their web of relationships, focusing on reaching non-Christians through cell groups, and marketplace ministries that address urban needs. To fulfill “The Great Commission.” Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ”All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.” Matthew 28:18-20.
Understanding the Mission: Most people are familiar with this text of scripture (Matthew 28:18-20). It is known as the “Great Commission” of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was given by the greatest general of the greatest army to ever walk on earth. When Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God the Father, He received all power.
The Church’s Role in Discipleship: The church is designed by God to be a little bit of heaven a long way from home. It is to be the place where heaven rules on earth and where the ministry of making disciples is to be carried out, so that the world sees what it means to live by heaven’s rule in an environment where the gates of hell shall not prevail. Everything the church does in terms of worship, teaching and other ministries is designed to support the vital work of discipleship. Make a conscious decision to be active in being an effective Soul Reclaimer for Christ today!
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Ministry of Missions and Outreach
To develop and coordinate an effective and comprehensive program of missions and community outreach and providing leadership to and supervision to staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.
Intercessory Ministry – Ministry Leader – Evangelist Charlotte Griffin
Here at CEC, we come together to meet with God and come against the power of darkness, mediating and pleading for our families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. We allow God to work in the earth through our prayers (His word does not come back void). We have been bombarding the kingdom of darkness and taking back what the enemy has stolen.
Deacons Ministry –
Team Leader – Elder Kevin McCain: Ministry Leader – Brother Henry Long
Deacons work very closely with the Pastor in providing care for the congregation. The responsibilities of the Deacons cover a wide range, based on congregational needs as well as the gifts and talents of the Deacons involved. The Pastor selects Deacons as the Lord directs him.
Kingdom Elders –Ministry Leaders – Ministers, Elders and Deacons
The Elders Ministry is dedicated to servant-hood in support of the members of Christian Embassy Church and is comprised of anointed caring ministers, elders and deacons. Our ministry services include the ministries of Benevolence, Disaster Relief, Follow Thru and Funeral Condolences:
Benevolence – This role of the Elders Ministry serves the congregation in cases of unexpected hardship as well as other areas as needed.
Disaster Relief Ministry – This role of the Elders Ministry is to provide support in emergency situations. In the cases of an emergency CEC wants to be one of the first who responds to our members’ needs. We will be there to assist in any way we can. Our doors (CEC and property) will be open to assist by providing shelter and food when needed due to a disaster, either from inclement weather or loss of utilities, earthquakes and etc.
Follow Thru – This role of the Elders Ministry is to warmly welcome all new members to CEC and to provide them with a contact person so that they will become acquainted with CEC’s ministries. To provide pertinent information or direct them to proper ministries who can assist them whether they are new Christians or just new to CEC. To provide them with the necessary information that will encourage them to take an active role with the Christian Embassy Church family
Funeral Condolences – This role of the Elders Ministry serves the congregation in the area of bereavement, condolences, home going services, planning and food preparation and assisting the families as needed.
Marriage Ministry – Ministry Leaders – Brother Tyrone and Sister Shalon Ledbetter
The Christian Embassy Church Marriage Fellowship Ministry is dedicated to providing Godly principles to help maintain healthy marriages and is geared toward married and engaged couples only. Our vision is to strengthen the bond between husband and wife; encourage unity in the family; promote communication within the marriage; maintain respect for each other; and to provide stimulating and motivating events for the husband and wife as well as for the entire family. We also provide information involving awareness, institute marriage-training projects, and address real life issues all in a Christ-centered manner.
Gathering of Eagles Men’s Ministry – Ministry Leader – Brother Terrance Lyles
Our purpose is to set moral standards of character, integrity, virtue and action in an effort to improve the present conditions of Christian Embassy Church’s Men of Integrity and Young Men of Integrity. Our purpose is also to express our Christian heritage to produce Godly, productive men for our families, communities and country and to do the work of an evangelist and to disciple and mentor other men for the Kingdom of God.
Kingdom Empowered Youth (K.E.Y) –
Ministry Leader – Evangelist Charlotte Griffin: Team Leader – Minister Gary Lee
Our purpose in the CEC Youth Ministry is to instill character, biblical foundations, and principles of Christ into the hearts and minds of all young people. We want to equip youth in this present day to develop an understanding of Christ so that they will begin to build a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. Our goal is to partner with the parents of CEC and together, raise youth who whole-heartedly serve Christ through obedience, worship, and Godly character.
Kyreia Women’s Ministry – Ministry Leader – Minister Sylvia Donaldson
Serve the church by developing, coordinating and administering an effective and comprehensive ministry to meet the diverse needs of women in the church and providing leadership to the supervision of staff members and volunteers involved in the ministry.
Kingdom Entrance – Team Leader- Evangelist Charlotte Griffin
To manage an effective and comprehensive membership development program for the church.
Ambassador One Book, C.D. & Tape Ministry
Team Leader- Minister Marva Burton: Ministry Leader – Sister Tracey Whitaker
Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. The focus of the Ambassador One Book Ministry is on spiritual growth and maturity, by providing a range of resources that will enable, equip, and encourage believers. This ministry duplicates the anointed teachings of Pastor Robert Griffin, Sr. In addition, we offer the best selection of faith-filled material by Joyce Meyer, John Maxwell, T.D. Jakes, and many more. All teachings are available on audiotape and/or CDs. We also carry other materials such as Bibles, Framed Art, Christian Apparel, great gift ideals and much more.
Activities Ministry – Team Leader: Evangelist Howard Griffin
The Activity Committee organizes and presents safe, enjoyable, and creative social activities for Christian Embassy Church members, their families, and friends, as well as the neighborhood and community. These activities give CEC members the opportunity for communal fellowship, and encourage health family interaction in a positive and Christian environment. The Activities Committee actively recruits volunteers to serve at the many functions that are organized throughout the year, and provides an excellent opportunity for members to share their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities in service to the CEC family.
The Hospitality Ministry is broken down into three areas; they are the Hospitality Station, Cry Room and Bathroom Monitors. Below is a brief description of each area.
Hospitality Station: The CEC Hospitality Team serves as the intermediary between our visitors and/or members and all of the church’s ministries. The Hospitality Team’s purpose is to inform and direct visitors and members and to provide support and assistance where needed.
Cry Room: The CEC Cry Room is located inside the sanctuary adjacent to the Multi-Media booth and it is designed for parents to quiet their children, ages 0 to 2 years of age, who are temporarily disrupting service. The Cry Room is equipped with a speaker system and a glass window and provides the necessary components to help the children and their parents participate in and enjoy the worship services. The Cry Room should not be used as a ‘hang out’ or ‘social gathering place’. The Cry Room Attendants are saved, caring individuals who have patience and love for children and their parents. They are available to periodically check with participants in order to ensure they have everything necessary while utilizing our facility.
Bathroom Monitors: The CEC Bathroom Monitors purpose is to ensure the cleanliness of the bathrooms; ensure that the appropriate amount of supplies are available; and to ensure that the bathrooms are not used for loafing or hanging out.
Leader: Minister Marva Burton
Buildings, Ground & Maintenance – Ministry Leader: Bro. Henry Long
The Christian Embassy Church Building and Grounds Maintenance Team is responsible for the preservation and safeguarding of the entire church campus. This includes but is not limited to the lawn, the lake, lighting, landscaping, security and other areas of the building both internal and external. It is our duty to ensure that all that are exposed to our property and church facility experience all of the beauty, comfort and security that God has allowed us to enjoy
Welcome Committee –
Team Leader- Minister Marva Burton: Ministry Leader- Sis. Nicole Lyles
It is our desire to extend a sincere and heartfelt welcome to all visitors as the Love of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is demonstrated through the power of the Holy Spirit. We trust and believe that all our visitors will taste and see that God is good at CEC.
Ushers/Greeters – Team Leader: Elder Kevin McCain
Ushers Ministry Leader: Bro. Larry Cook Greeters Ministry Leader: Sis. Essie Becton
The Ushers and Greeters are forerunners of all the other ministries in the church. They actually set the flow of the day for visitors as well as members. The attitude the Ushers/Greeters demonstrates in the foyer of the church is a forerunner of the ministry to be experienced in the Sanctuary.
Kingdom Connection – Team Leader: Minister Aline Long
This ministry is comprised of Alter Workers which include Ministers, Counselors, Ushers and Greeters, all of which play a vital part in the ministry; they assist in salvation, restoration and they also help others to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Parking Lot Attendants – Team Leader: Bro. Henry Long
Parking lot attendees assist with parking cars, helping the members/visitors with children to the Sanctuary. They also assist as needed with umbrellas in inclement weather. They are a vital part of the ministry.
Media 1 – Team Leader: Reverend Ronald Burton; Leader: Min. Terrell Burton
This ministry assists in spreading the gospel by utilizing audio/video equipment. They are a vital part of the ministry as it is through this ministry that the spoken word, the word displayed through song and dance is heard and seen. They are responsible for the recording of each service through the use of the projection system, sound equipment and much more. This ministry is also responsible for capturing the “right now” moments in time that can be seen at anytime via Photography. It is through Photography that allows us to reflect on all the special times God has given the family of CEC, as we journey together as Christ’s Ambassadors through this precious gift from God called Life!!!!
Children’s Church –
Team Leader: Minister Sylvia Donaldson, Team Leader: Sister Daphne Manning
Teaching biblical principles and precepts, for practical application, on a level that is simple and easy to understand in a fun, exciting and memorable atmosphere. Nursery coming soon!
Singles Ministry – Ministry Leader – Minister Shirley Horne
The purpose of the singles ministry is to pursue God and His will for our lives. We recognized our completeness comes because of our relationship with Christ not because of a mate or the lack thereof. We will minister to singles who are 19 years of age or older, in the areas of spiritual development and personal growth.
Wedding Coordinator –
Team Leader- Evangelist Charlotte Griffin: Ministry Leader- Sis. Narissa Neal
Serve the church by coordinating weddings. Supervise musicians, sound/light technicians, etc. Conduct wedding rehearsals and provide comprehensive instructions to the entire wedding party.
Events & Planning Committee – Ministry Leader – Sis. Sylvia Donaldson
This ministry is responsible for coordinating, planning, and organizing various ministry events. They meet with all ministries to help the vision of that ministry meet its fullest potential.
Marketing Ministry –
Team Leader – Reverend Ronald Burton: Ministry Leader – Brother Terrance Lyles
The purpose of this ministry is to ensure that the events and services of all of the ministries of Christian Embassy Church is effectively advertised through various methods and media venues.
Serve the church by developing an effective ministry of calling on the sick, hospitalized and home bound of the church.
Leader: Evangelist Howard Griffin
Music Ministry – Team Leader – Minister Marva Burton
Over sees the functions of the Music & Dance Ministries which includes Praise & Worship Team, Unity Choir, Praise Dancers, Mime, Spirit of David Dancers, Voices of Wisdom, Ambassadors, Men of Valor, Special Singers and the Band – “Excellence”
Minister of Music – Brother Derek “D. J.” Neal – Responsible for the teaching and song selections for the Praise & Worship Team, the Unity Choir and “The Band” – Excellence.
Praise & Worship Team – The Praise and Worship Team consists of men and women who are born again, spirit filled believers who feel an anointing on them to lead people into the presence of God. We are also examples and advocates of unity in the Body of Christ. We minister for almost every service in the church and require a high level of commitment. With all our hearts we desire to see people free to praise and worship the Lord!!
Unity Choir – The Unity Choir ministers through music by allowing God to bring healing, deliverance, and restoration. Its purpose is also to enter the presence of God through worship and to exalt Him through praise. Our goal is to become yielded vessels for God, so that we may allow His anointing to flow through our voices to send a word from the Lord through song. It is our vision to see that everyone who feels God has called them to be part of an anointed choir joins with us, no matter the ethnic group, creed or color. We are looking to build an army of voices for the Lord.
Excellence, “The Band” – Ministry Leader- Brother Derek “D.J.” Neal – Excellence is the heart and soul of The Christian Embassy Church Music Ministry. We are responsible for providing the instrumental music for the entire Music Ministry including, special selections, and the other various singing groups within the church. Our group is comprised of multi-talented young men of integrity and young ladies of virtue who seek to glorify God through music. All participants of Excellence and those desiring to become a part of the ministry must be committed, tithe paying members of Christian Embassy Church.
Ambassadors – Ministry Leader – Elder Kevin McCain – The Ambassadors are a quartet style-singing group that reaches the masses through contemporary and Southern Gospel singing. It is our vision to be the best at Quartet Style singing, comforting, and bringing spiritual enrichment throughout the land while living a life of integrity at all times. Our purpose is to help people get a clear understanding of whom God is, and how much he loves us through the ministry of music. All members of the Ambassadors are men of integrity with pleasant attitudes that are committed members of Christian Embassy Church.
Voices of Wisdom – Ministry Leader- Minister Marva Burton – The Voices of Wisdom is a female vocal group anointed to sing songs of praise and worship to our heavenly Father in the traditional gospel style. While the V.O.W.’s do not discriminate against anyone, we have determined that in order to maintain and deliver our style of music, all members must possess the same desire to sing this particular type of music. Our vision is to sing songs of purpose that will minister to all age groups in such a way that lives will be changed, burdens will be released, spirits renewed, and hearts will be prepared to receive the Word of God. It is also our vision to focus on Kingdom building only and not on self-exaltation, for it is our ultimate vision to win souls for the Kingdom of God.
Dance Ministry – Ministry Leader – Sister Belinda Ward – We are a dance ministry united in Christ with a passion to bring the words of a song to life through dance (movement). Our ministry is comprised of several dance teams; Adult Praise Dancers, the Spirit of David Dancers and the Mime Ministry. Our purpose is to praise God in the dance and to portray God’s Word visually in order to usher the congregation into the presence of God.