The Excelling Ministries are focused on ensuring that the needs of the local ministry are met by Partners who have a 'ministry of excellence' spirit. We believe that when one was called by God to salvation, they were also called by God to serve Him. We also beleived that when you were called by God to membership, you were also called by God to ministry. These Excelling Ministries are open to all active GDCM partners and include the following:
The Ushers Ministry charter is to maintain an atmosphere in the sanctuary conducive to worship and teaching of the Word of God during church serves and special events. They prepare the sanctuary prior to service and then greet our worshippers with a pleasant smile and a warm welcome, distribute programs, literature and envelopes, while assisting persons with locating a seat. These doorkeepers are paramount to the sucess of our ministry as they constantly are in touch with the Pastor and monitoring the flow in the service to ensure all needs are met.
The Greeters Ministry is purposed with being our primary "welcome wagon" at GDCM. They greet everyone as they enter the sanctuary for worship, with a handshake and/or a hug. They also have responsibility for personally greeting our 1st time visitors during the "Pass the Peace" moment and ensure that we receive their visitor cards for future outreach. Additional, they are responsible for greeting guests as they are served and dining, as we as, making members and guests feel comfortable during events.
The Security Ministry charter is to provide a 'Point of Presence' as a nonviolent crime deterrent at GDCM to ensure safe passage to, from and during the Worship Events. They also provide Parking support during Worship Service and ensure that our Distinguished Destinarians have reserved spaces in the front of the sanctuary. The Security Ministry also serves as our 1st line of support for any Emergencies that may occur at the Worship Center.
The Culinary Ministry works in conjuction with our Pastor's Aide Ministry to purchase, prepare and serve food for all church events. They are also responsible for maining the kitchen and storage appearance, cleanliness and make recommendations for repair or replacement of items. They are also will work with our Highways and Hedges Outreach Ministry to coordinate the preparing of any food items for distribution.
The Transportation Ministry purpose is to ensure that those who have a need to get to the Worship Services are able to do so via the Church Bus or other means. They coordinate the route based on the riders and ensure that 'no partner is left behind'. In addition, they will coordinate with the Highways and Hedges Outreach Ministry to make the Church Bus available for special Outreach campaigns.