Ministry Teams

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Cornerstone encourages every member to be involved. Below is a list of our current teams with a description of their purpose.    We want anyone involved to hook up with a ministry that they enjoy.    When Cornerstone grows, leadership  meets with those that are new and reviews areas of involvement.   We understand that some may want to wait and then choose later, but the goal is that everyone desiring to do has a place to function in the body.

1. Missions- Dianna Stover

The Missions ministry of CCC is designed to focus our attention and resources outwardly to ministries whose reach goes beyond our scope as a local church. It insures that we do not become self-centric in our thinking and commitments, but that we look beyond our walls to support faithful, Biblical ministries on a worldwide scope down to local ministries in our own area. This team is tasked with:

  1. Recognizing the scope of missions as being international, national, state, and local (Home Missions). Insure that a balance is maintained between these areas.
  2. Maintaining contact with all CCC supported missions, acting as liaison for the missionaries to the elders and vice versa.
  3. Maintaining awareness of missions among CCC members.
  4. Working with the elders to insure giving remains at a level suitable to sustain and grow Cornerstone’s mission outreach.

 2. Worship- Ralph Cottingham

Corporate worship experiences provide an opportunity for Christians to participate in the teaching of the Word, fellowship, the Lord’s Supper, and prayer (Acts 2:42). It is an opportunity each week for growth in knowledge and application, as well as participation in the outward acts of worship. This team is tasked with:

  1. Taking a pre-service look at the auditorium, assuring that it is generally ready for worshippers.
  2. Assigning people to be responsible for the Lord’s Supper prep/cleanup/supplies.
  3. Assuring that servers are assigned each week to minister in distributing the Lord’s Supper and receiving the offering.
  4. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

 3. Technical- Ben Ingram

Equipment used in worship services and other meetings are tools which enhance the experience for all. Maintaining that equipment, including repairing when needed and upgrading to current standards is a part of stewardship of the Lord’s property. This team is tasked with:

  1. Maintaining all computer systems
  2. Maintaining all stage lighting and systems
  3. Maintaining projection/multimedia systems
  4. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

4. Education- Lynda Coats

The importance of accurately teaching the Word of God in an age-appropriate way to every group within the church cannot be overstated. This team is tasked with:

  1. Maintaining and promoting an education program which encompasses ages from nursery through adult.
  2. Working with the eldership, cultivating and encouraging a corps of teachers who are able to function in single teaching, team teaching, and substitute teaching roles.
  3. Maintaining approved teaching materials and supplies for each teacher.
  4. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

4. Care Contact- Gladys McBride

A vital part of functioning as a Body is caring for one another. This team is tasked with:

  1. Maintaining awareness of needs within the congregation, both spiritual and physical.
  2. Compiling and maintaining a current prayer list.
  3. Organizing the providing of meals to families/individuals who are unable, due to surgeries or sickness, to provide for themselves.
  4. Providing appropriate remembrances (flowers, cards, etc.) to folks who are hospitalized.
  5. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

 6. Finance- Bob Oliver

Keeping track of the Lord’s money insures good stewardship and empowers proper planning for each ministry team’s activities. This team is tasked with:

  1. Treasurer- duties as outlined in bylaws.
  2. Maintaining a watchful eye over the general financial health of the church, and teaming with the elders to address areas of concern as the year unfolds.
  3. Compiling the annual budget for presentation to the elders.

 7. Fellowship- Tonya Generally, Rhianna Arnold

The goal is to enhance the fellowship events for which the church assembles by encouraging preparation and participation in those events. This team is tasked with:

  1. Organizing set-up and clean-up for fellowship meals, after church coffees, Wednesday dinners, and other appropriate events
  2. Organizing decorating of the building or fellowship area for those times in the year when it would be appropriate, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.
  3. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

8. Building and Grounds- Loyd McBride

Good stewardship of the Lord’s property affects both the functioning and the image of the church within the neighborhood. Proper maintenance saves time and money in the long run and enhances the ability of the church to fulfill its mission. This team is tasked with:

  1. Overseeing upkeep of Cornerstone buildings and property, including regular maintenance of heating/cooling systems, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting, regular lighting both inside and external (with the exception of stage lighting), and lawn maintenance.
  2. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

9. Outreach- “Dusty Sandals”- Meranda Thompson

Every believer should see themselves as an ambassador for Christ every day and everywhere. However, an intentional and focused effort empowers the church overall to maximize its impact in the community. This team is tasked with:

  1. Planning events which will give opportunity for Cornerstone to have an impact for Christ in the lives of people within our neighborhood and the larger community of Montgomery.
  2. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

10. Praise Team- Andrea Ingram

Organizing and setting goals for the worship services gives the worshipers a better opportunity to be participants, focusing all attention on God, who is the One we seek to glorify. This team is tasked with:

  1. Planning worship services, including music, readings, special presentations, etc.
  2. Doing rehearsal in preparation for all presentations.
  3. Working closely with the preaching minister and elders to insure cohesiveness between services and the planned direction of the church in general.
  4. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

11. Greeting Team- Loyd and Gladys McBride

Every visitor who attends Cornerstone is a person the Lord has brought to us to be ministered to and perhaps to join with is in ministry. Helping create an environment where they will feel welcome and included is important, from the minute they walk in to the building. This team is tasked with:

  1. Appropriately greeting and helping each visitor to feel welcome at CCC.
  2. Seeing to it that each visitor is seated and introduced to someone before the worship service begins.
  3. Maintaining visitor bags, with all promotional items.
  4. Submitting an annual budget to the elders for the following fiscal year.

12. Sign and Radio Messaging – Charlie Grider

  1. Cornerstone has a two-sided marquee (sign) at the corner of Dalraida Road and Wares Ferry Road and a very low power FM radio transmitter that broadcasts around the perimeter of the church building. This ministry is tasked with:
    Posting announcements on the sign relative to special events at Cornerstone Christian Church and posting inspirational and uplifting messages for public view.
  2. Working closely with the elders to ensure that Cornerstone Radio FM has current, updated messages on the air that describe weekly/monthly activities at Cornerstone Christian Church.
  3. Ensuring both the church sign and the radio transmitting facility are electrically and electronically functioning correctly and takes any corrective action to achieve proper, intended operation.
  4. Participation in the annual budgeting process of Cornerstone Christian Church and submitting any known future costs relative to the church sign and broadcasting facilities to the elders for consideration of inclusion in the budget for the following fiscal year.