Ready to Get Involved?
There are many ways to stay connected at NDC. Not only are there growth groups for you to connect with, but there are also several service ministries that have been designed to better our church and surrounding communities
Altar Advocate Ministry
Romans 10:9 - If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
The purpose of the altar advocates is to assist our Pastor during the call for listeners to make life changing decisions about salvation, church membership, and receiving needed prayer. They will assist and direct those that come to the altar for any calls and / or petitions made by the pastor. Altar advocates serve on the front line and supports the Pastor at all times and during the word.
Romans 15:7 - Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
The Assimilation Ministry serves as the first point of contact in the process to involve our newest members in our service and work for Christ. This ministry ensures that all who join or visit become connected, involved and are actively apart of the mission and vision of the church.
1 Corinthians 12:13 - For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
The Baptism/Christening Team oversees the processing and coordination of NDC’s baptism and christening candidates. This team ensures that all candidates have all the information they need and are prepared for these ordinances on Sundays.
Community Outreach Ministry
1 Thessalonians 5:12 -Now we ask you, brothers, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you
The purpose of the community outreach ministry is to meet the needs of people within the community. Leading people to a better life while expressing God’s love in ways that build relationships and provide opportunities to share God’s plan of salvation. Volunteers will assist with special outreach events/initiatives throughout the year.
Deuteronomy 10: 19 - You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
The purpose of the greeter ministry is to help prepare the way for a person to encounter God in the worship service. Greeters are often the first touch therefore it is important that they show love and kindness to congregants who choose to worship with a special welcome whether it is their first time or they have been with us before. They help to control & maintain traffic flow throughout the building providing direction &/or information. Greeters will make themselves available to speak with and answer any questions which might have arisen.
Marketing and Audio/Visual Team
Galatians 5: 22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
NDC’s Marketing Team manages all of the print and digital publications, advertisement, marketing material and designs distributed by the church. The Audio/Visual Team controls and produces the church’s visuals and audio during all workshop services and events.
Proverbs 27:1 - As Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
The Men’s Ministry works to unite, equip, and develop men to be followers of Jesus Christ as well as helps to develop men into disciples, godly husbands, fathers, grandfathers, sons, and brother thought the word of God and prayer. The ministry hold monthly fellowships that are open to men of all ages.
Music & Arts Department
Psalms 95:1- Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
NDC’s Worship and Arts Department works to set an inviting and participatory atmosphere of praise and worship during all of worship service. Rather through dance or song, this department creatively sets the tone for NDC’s service and invites our members and visitors into worship. This ministry consists of 4 Dance Groups, 2 Praise Teams, and 2 Choirs.
N.D. Kids Ministry & Nursery
Matthew 19: 14 But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”
The ND Kids Ministry connects children age 0 to 12 to Christ through interactive lessons and activities making learning fun. Volunteers are given a curriculum to teach the children weekly along with an activities plan including a meal that help to further develop our children spiritually and socially.
John 6:35 - Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
The role of the Pantry Ministry is to show love of Christ by distributing food, clothing, and household products to those in need.
Hebrews 13:7 - Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
The role of NDC’s Pastor Partners Ministry is to aid and help support the physical, personal, and financial needs of the first family. The Pastor’s Partners oversees the pastoral anniversary along with other special events and dates throughout the year honoring the Pastor and his family.
Power Business Ministry
Proverbs 3:13 - Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding;
The Power Business Ministry is designed to employer and uplift local business owners and business professionals. The ministry provides resources and tools to those in business within our congregation and community through luncheons, workshops, and networking.
Ephesians 6:18 - With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints
The Prayer ministry prays for the needs of the Pastor, his family, the leaders, the ministry, the members and the church as a whole. The purpose of the prayer ministry is to petition God on behalf of someone else and to stand in the gap with the work that God has called them to do.
Romans 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
The role of the Resource Ministry is to attend to the needs of the church and community by providing assistance and resources for food, clothing, and housing support to those in need. This ministry serves both our community as well as the church
Support Advocate Ministry
Psalm 34:18 - The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
The purpose of the support advocates is to go to the hospitals, nursing homes and funeral homes to support and encourage New Direction members as well as the community during times of sickness and grievance.
I Timothy 2:22 - So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
The Teen/Youth Ministry works to help each teen and youth ages 13-17 to develop spiritually and personally. This ministry meets on Wednesdays for bible study and on Sundays. The teens have their own curriculum where they, through activities, lessons, and events; learn how to grow and explore. They learn how to successfully navigate through their teen years and develop into spiritually mature adults.
Tech and Social Media Team
1 Corinthians 10:31 - So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
The NDC Tech Team manages NDC’s technology and social sites including: live streaming and our E-Campus, E- Giving, and collecting and analyzing all social site analytics and data. This team introduces all of the latest technology into the church and with the congregation to make things easier for our members and visitors.
Romans 12:13 - Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
The Usher Ministry works to prepare people for a positive worship experience. The duties of this ministry include: aggressively and cheerfully greeting and seating people, controlling and maintaining adequate traffic flow throughout the sanctuary and balcony area(s), serving as additional directional help and assistance throughout the building, and working to ensure the member experience is positive and healthy.
Ephesians 2:10 - or we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
The Women’s Ministry works to develop a sisterhood that generate spiritual unity within the women of the ministry. This group meets biweekly ad typically uses a Women’s Based curriculum to help encourage and uplift the ladies weekly. This ministry also meets for monthly outings and fellowships.