"Ministry" is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning "to serve" or douleuo, meaning "to serve as a slave." In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry—He came, not to receive service, but to give it (see Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; John 13:1-17).
The Christian should minister by meeting people's needs with love and humility on Christ's behalf (see Matthew 20:26; Mark 10:43; John 2:5,9; Acts 6:3; Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:10; Colossians 4:12). Christians are to minister to others out of their devotion to Christ and their love for others, whether the other people are believers or unbelievers. Ministry to others should be impartial and unconditional, always seeking to help others as Jesus would.
Christian ministry is something we are all commanded to do. When Jesus said we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, He pointed us to ministry. He failed to qualify that statement by adding, “on Sundays” or “as staff members of the church.” Instead, He meant everyone, everyday.
Folks, YOU are to be in full-time Christian ministry. It is not something reserved for church staff members. It is not something you are only to do when at church on Sundays or Wednesdays. Christian ministry is an attitude and action of serving others…all the time!
The purpose of the Youth Ministry is to grow youth in their knowledge of and relationship with Jesus Christ. By using sound biblical teaching principles and discipleship, the ministry seeks to excite, inspire, capture and ignite young people for Jesus Christ. It is our goal to connect with and engage young people in an appropriate way, so they understand the relevancy of God today and enable them to become tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Kid's /Sunday School
The Kids’/Sunday School Ministry at Oba Nla is created with you and your children in mind. Our goal in every environment is to partner with you as you lead your child into a growing friendship with Jesus. We have designed each ministry area to be exciting, creative, fun, and to capture your child’s imagination—All to be a catalyst for a memorable, impactful, and applicable message each week!
The Music Ministry is committed to facilitating worship, fellowship, encouragement and outreach through a balanced program of music that includes expressions ancient and modern, eloquent and simple, familiar and new. We strive to prepare gatherings for worship that are Christ-exalting, transformational, and display the unity of the Spirit.
If you sing or play an instrument, we would love to have you join us.
Women's Bible Fellowship
This is an opportunity for women to connect with one another in their vocations and worship together. We pray that those who attend are compelled toward greater delight, discipline and disciple-making in their daily lives.
The Warden's Ministry is dedicated to help usher God's people into the building as well as maintain an atmosphere of reverence and order before, during and after the service with a "ready to-serve" attitude.
ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS
Warden's Ministry would be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
Meet and greet congregants with a warm and friendly smile to ensure all are welcome.
Provide directions and information as needed, help with seating needs, as well as hand out bulletins and tithing envelopes.
Collection of offering. e.tc
Prophet and Prophetess
The prophetic ministry of Oba Nla Paish is about igniting purpose, hope, and identity through the gift of prophecy. We are passionate about teaching, equipping, and activating believers in the gift of prophecy and words of knowledge from the Bible. The heartbeat of prophetic ministry is anchored in 1 Corinthians 14 – “Pursue love and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy” and it is our mission to see men and women rise up in the prophetic.