Church Ministries


AUDIO/VISUAL MINISTRY

Audio/Visual Ministry meets the needs of church life by ensuring that all programs can be adequately seen and heard. Our team members have a passion for using technology to facilitate sharing the truths of the Bible with local and online attendees. A/V Ministry also maintains the church website and social media presence and we are always looking for new volunteers to help with camera operation, audio, stage management, and operating equipment. No experience is necessary to join the A/V ministry, just a willing attitude and teachable spirit. A/V Ministry works closely with the Communications Department of Elmhurst Church.


BIBLE WORK MINISTRY

Bible Work Ministry is ready to engage our members in one-on-one soul winning and Bible studies. If you are driven by a passion for spreading the gospel and winning souls to Jesus, you’ve come to the right place.


COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Our Communications Department has a three-pronged focus: Community Relations, Member Relations and Audio/Visual Ministry.  Our purpose is to effectively communicate both the gospel message and the activities of the Elmhurst Church in a consistent, easy-to-understand fashion through a variety of mediums.


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

It’s been said that our children are the future of the church, but in reality they are the church of today. Elmhurst’s Children’s Ministry recognizes this and seeks to teach our children how to be followers of Jesus while engaging them in church-related programs and activities. Programs range from Sabbath School (which is held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. each Saturday morning) to Sabbath afternoon vespers which is held every month.


COMMUNITY SERVICES

Our Community Service team has a passion for assisting those in need. During the holiday season, our annual Bags of Blessing food drive solicits food donations from the community around us and supplements those donations with fresh produce and dairy products providing meals for 100+ needy people in Elmhurst.  In addition, we have access to affordable car repair and other resources for families in need.


GREETER/WELCOME MINISTRY

Every Sabbath our greeters and members welcome guests from across Elmhurst and around the world. First impressions are lasting impressions, so our greeters are carefully selected and trained to be attentive, pleasant, happy, and inviting. If you love meeting new people and want to be a part of this exciting ministry our friendly group of greeters is ready to cordially welcome you to one of the most social ministries at Elmhurst Church.


HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY

Health & Wellness Ministries is concerned with the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of the church and our community. To make a lasting difference we offer seminars on disease prevention, conduct health fairs, and host other health-related events throughout the year for all to benefit from and enjoy.

 

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

Every Sabbath following the church service (and on other special occasions), our Hospitality Ministry facilitates a very important operation – the feeding of the masses! Combining a large variety of church member dishes, we always ensure our guests are made to feel comfortable and well fed.


MEN’S MINISTRY

Our Men’s Ministry meets the second Sabbath of every month. Our goal is to meet the spiritual needs of the men in the church through prayer and fellowship. We help men realize their spiritual gifts through Bible study and challenge them to understand the need for being great spiritual role models and witnesses for Christ.


MUSIC MINISTRY

Our Music Ministry department provides musical support for all worship services and church events, as well as coordinates and hosts special concerts to share the everlasting gospel through wholesome, high-quality Christian music.


Nursing Home Ministry

Our nursing home ministry goes to  Elmhurst Extended Care the second Sabbath of each month.  We refer to our ministry as Sunshine Band as our goal is to bring sunshine into the hearts of the residence. We sing together, read scriptures, have several special numbers and have prayer with them.  We visit with each one individually. The most important message is that Jesus loves them and so do their friend from the Elmhurst church.


PRAYER MINISTRY

Our Prayer Ministry is comprised of teams of individuals willing to commit themselves to the all-important task of praying for others. Each Wednesday evening at 7:00pm is our weekly prayer meeting.  Teams meet for a brief Bible study and prayer and are always searching to discover key ingredients to a successful and more powerful prayer life.


RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

The mission of Religious Liberty Ministry is to champion the God-given principle of religious liberty. We are dedicated to free choice in matters of faith, religion, and conscience. Any use of force or persecution in matters of religion is contrary to God’s character and to the foundation of his government that is based on the free will of his creation–the human race. To serve and worship God is a matter of choice and conviction. Our mission is to ensure that the doors of freedom that are open stay open and to do all that we can to pry open the doors that are currently shut tight.



SIGNS BOX MINISTRY

This ministry prepares for distribution 100 copies of Signs of the Times magazine every month. Presently, we maintain and stock four newsboxes throughout the city of Elmhurst. Signs Box Ministry is a branch of Communication Department and is always looking for new ways to distribute truth-filed literature on Elmhurst’s streets.


WOMENS’S MINISTRY

 “There is a higher purpose for women, a grander destiny. She should develop and cultivate her powers, for God can employ [her] in the great work of saving souls.” (Evangelism, p. 465) Our Women’s Ministry facilitates women meeting other women for the purpose of making new friendships or renewing old ones. It is our desire to experience personal growth and deepen our faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.


YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

Our Youth & Young Adult Ministry is about connecting high school and college students with God. We seek to do this through Bible study, youth choir, and special programs. Feeling bored with church or religion? Get involved in our youth ministry and you will start to have fun following Jesus – guaranteed!