Ministries

 

Activities Committee

The goal of this ministry is to assist within the church body those ministries in the coordinating of food service at church wide events.   The committee’s main focus is on major church events.  This committee is instrumental in the carrying out of church outreach events within the community.

Cienfuegos Food Pantry

Cienfuegos Food Pantry is an outreach program dedicated to serving the local community.

The mission is three fold:

  • Emergency Relief
  • Community Outreach
  • Evangelism

Astoria Baptist Church Choir

Ministry of music that glorifies the Lord through song. The choir seeks members who are dedicated to praising God with all their heart, soul, and voice. 

Christian Academy & Leadership Institute (CALI)

The AstoriaBaptistChurchChristianAcademy and Leadership Institute is purposed to provide quality, and basic instruction to those who endeavor to obtain a foundational Biblical knowledge.  This foundation will allow individuals to develop Christian leadership abilities, which will aid in ministering to others effectively.

Children’s Ministry:  “Bible Seekers” 

Ministry that provides a forum for children between the ages of 6 to 12 to learn about the Bible in a fun and passionate way.  This ministry seeks to be proactive and reactive to academic needs of children within the community with an emphasis on Life Skills.

Daughters of Destiny

Ministry that is mentorship/rights of passage program for young women between the ages of 10 and 14. The goal is to prepare these young ladies for womanhood, as well as expose them to various cultures and opportunities in life. 

Divine

 

Helping Hands Ministry

Ministry that works to assist those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  This ministry purchases flower arrangements from the church body, as well as assist in the coordination of a repast meal.  Ministry also alerts church members of the service arrangements and the various ministry leaders of the need to send out sympathy cards. 

Labor of Love

 

Men’s Fellowship

Men’s Fellowship holds weekly meetings on Wednesday Nights a support system for men within the community.  The Men’s Ministry invites all men 18 years old and older to come and fellowship with them.  They also have a male chorus “King David’s Squad”. 

Missions Board

Consists of members who are interested in the mission projects of AstoriaBaptistChurch. This includes mission efforts both within the United States and abroad.

No Limit Youth Group

Ministry to teens between the ages of 14 years old to 18 years old.  They meet every Friday evening between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Help to focus youth in regards to their current development process, as well as becoming well adjusted youth in an urban society.

Pastor's Aide

 

Pathfinders – Boys to Men Ministry

Rights of passage group for males between the ages of 8 to 14 years of age.  The goal is to provide positive male role models, and instruction on how to be productive men of society.

Praise Dance Disciples: Liturgical dance ministry that praises the Lord via dance, and movement.  Individuals are taught how to use their bodies as an expression of worship and communication.

Small Groups

Ministry that works to develop relationships outside the church. Relationships are built with community residents that would not otherwise attend church services.  Focus is on Bible Study in the community. 

Sunday School /Children’s Church

Held every Sunday.  Ministry provides practical Bible teaching to children and adults.  Focus is on studying the Word of God and applying it to everyday life.  This ministry is seeking individuals who are willing to teach young children. Sunday School class is also held for the adults.

Usher Board

The doorkeepers of the house of the Lord.  Ushers service the congregation.  Goal is to assist in the facilitation of Sunday Service in an orderly manner.  Usher Board is looking for individuals to help on Sunday Mornings, and special services. 

Women’s Ministry

Ministry for women.  This ministry holds once a month gathering that focus on issues designed specifically for women. This ministry serves as a system of support and encouragement for women in the community and to help them perform the various tasks that are required of them.  This ministry serves women 18 years old and older.