3CF Leadership Team
July ‘09 Vision Report
In this report from the leadership team you will find a brief survey of what has been going on in different areas of ministry along with some of the vision for the future. Changes are continual and in the last few months we’ve seen a few of these changes on the leadership team with Stacy Thomas joining the team to work with her husband Nate in overseeing Children’s & Youth Ministry and Cindy Patterson’s role on the team changing from Children’s Ministry to a new focus on Women’s Ministry. We are also beginning to implement a Congregational Care Program to help bring growth, help and healing to families and individuals in our congregation. Be on the lookout for details coming soon!
[If you have questions or comments please contact the person(s) responsible for the area of ministry you are inquiring about]
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Besides leading the Leadership Team and ministering to the congregation, Pastor Jamie serves on two ministry boards – the Salvation Army and Child Evangelism Fellowship. Jamie participates with the Bridgeton Christian Ministers Association and coordinates congregations within the group for outreach ministry by newspaper articles and offerings to the poor and families in need.
-The Present: Continuing facility improvements in ascetics and sound; Leading musically for the Community Prayer Nights at the Salvation Army in Bridgeton and worship/prayer events with other churches and ministries throughout south Jersey; Worship leaders & team members periodically using their gifts to serve Olivet Methodist, Haven Ministries, Child Evangelism Fellowship and others; Continued growth of new and young team members.
-The Future: To serve the body and see us all come to a better understanding and experience of worshiping God together; To help the team to continue to develop in spiritual maturity and musical skill, at all levels; To continue to develop and implement effective management procedures for a growing group of team members; To continue to serve other congregations and ministries with the gift of musicians and worship leaders that God has given us.
George & MaryAnn Bowman
-The Present: Continued ministry in Bloomfield, Jamaica including the first (sooner than expected!) major harvest of coffee beans; continuing congregational outreach to neighborhoods in Bridgeton; support of missions work locally: Alyne Strang (Seabrook), Mark & Jodi Amey (Handi*vangelism), Tony Cuellar (Emmanuel Bi-Lingual) & Ranch Hope. Support of missions work abroad: Rich Stevenson (IHOP) & Joy Phillips (Sudan).
-The Future: Educating our people to be able to effectively respond to the basic needs of people in our congregation and community; AngelFood food distribution program; Urbana Missions Conference in December; To see all of our people engage in a life of mission to those around them and around the world.
-The Present: Saturday Prayer Nights at the Salvation Army in Bridgeton; Tuesday & Thursday prayer times at the Mission Base; Leading various local congregations to come together in prayer; “Seek God For The City”: The 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting during Lent; The Bridgeton Global Day Of Prayer celebration that recently took place. *Andrew is also in the process of preparing for his wedding in July!
-The Future: To see the people of 3CF and the Church in all of Bridgeton engage fully in a life of prayer and understand the immense value of gathering together to seek the heart of God and intercede on behalf of our city, nation and the world.
Nurture & Care::
-The Present: Meals for families in need (babies, job loss, emergencies, etc), church dinners, Mothers Day celebration, women’s breakfast, baby dedications, 3CF picnic.
-The Future: To see a fine tuned, natural movement of “familiness” within our body; Care Program to help meet the needs of our congregation, physically, spiritually and relationally.
Children & Youth::
Nate & Stacy Thomas
-The Present: Children & Youth Sunday Morning Groups; a great year of weekly YG meetings and events; Six Flags trip; weekly Flight School during Sunday service; working to improve nursery processes;
-The Future: Flight School VBS in August; Youth Group summer outreach events; To see the Children & Youth of 3CF carry the light and life of Christ into everything they do as they grow and mature in the power of the Holy Spirit.
-The Present & The Future: Surveying women in congregation for ideas of needs in order to serve them effectively. Seeking to facilitate relational bonding. Laying the groundwork for a women’s mentoring program.
Jeff Clarke & Don McCracken
-The Present: Managing and monitoring of finances and spending; Developing and monitoring the church budget; Looking for ways to encourage stewardship in tithes and missions giving; annual audits;
*Don also helps Jamie give oversight in employment and general leadership areas.
-The Future: To maximize the resources that God has given us to be a Kingdom ministry force, first in the Bridgeton area and then, through our connections with other ministries and missionaries, in the entire world through our weekly tithes and offerings and then collaborations with other congregations and social services to meet people at their point of need.
-The Present: Maintenance of 3CF facility; Installation of emergency light fixtures and other items to bring building up to fire code; Organizes teams for weekly cleaning duties; Facility improvements including painting of the doors, landscaping and a sign on the back door. *Mark also takes leadership in organizing periodic men’s breakfasts.
-The Future: To see increased involvement and ownership in maintaining the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility God has given us to gather in.