At Antioch Kidz I, our mission is to show our children what it means to love and serve the Lord with all of our hearts, and minds, and our actions. We
We are dedicated to meeting both the spiritual as well as practical needs of our children. Our desire is to create and maintain a safe and nurturing environment for each child.
We serve because we love your children and it excites us to see them learning and living God’s truth. We serve because our lives are not our own, and if Jesus Christ could leave all He had in heaven and lay His life down for sinners like us, then surely we can lay our lives down for Him. We serve because should the Lord tarry as we await His return, our youth will be the next generation of the church. Therefore, it is our duty to equip and disciple them to “earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints (Jude 3).”
This curriculum meant to teach the same Bible truths across all age levels in order to weave a family’s journey in faith together. The program is broken up into four quarters per year. The study of the Old Testament is taught during the summer and fall quarters, and New Testament during the winter and spring quarters. Everyone learns the same Bible lesson in an age-appropriate way with memorable interactive teaching tools to captivate the children.
There is childcare (Sunday School) available for newborn babies and children up to the age of twelve. We do ask that NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 BE IN THE SANCTUARY DURING THE TEACHING OF GOD’S WORD TO THE ADULTS. Antioch Kidz I is available for both Sunday services and also for Thursday evening Bible study. At the beginning of each service, children are to be signed in by parents right after praise and worship. Children are to be picked up immediately after service is over.
If your child is sick, the best place for him or her to be is at home resting. We ask that you keep them home if they have vomited in the last 24 hours, have a fever, a persistent cough, or a runny nose. This will keep other children in the Sunday School room from becoming infected as well. Please help us to enforce this policy.
If you have a child who needs to be in a crib, please bring a clean blanket for him or her. If for some reason you do not have a blanket or if you have forgotten one, we will be glad to provide one.
A small snack will be provided for your child on Sundays and Thursdays. *Please inform us of any food allergies your child may have.
Our desire is to promote the spiritual growth and transformation of the children in Antioch Kidz II. To instill in Antioch Kidz II teachers the desire to engage in a teaching ministry with children that emphasizes Bible learning, friendships, fun and service. We instruct young people on how to apply God’s Word to their daily lives through Bible stories, object lessons, and other activities that connect to the lesson.
The Bible-based lessons are focused on life issues that the youth may encounter and questions that help them to think of how to practically apply those lessons.
Christ said, "For ye have the poor always with you..." (Matt. 26:11) This means that there will be those in need around us. So what does this mean for us as Christians? This means that we are to lovingly give food, drink, and a Savior to those in need around us. This call to serve and preach the Gospel to the needy has forged the Bread of Life ministry. This ministry goes out to serve the home- less on 19th & Vine Streets, among other places, with a hot meal on the spot, a brown bag lunch, a book of the Bible, brand new gloves, socks and hats, and a list of shelters to go to. As we minister to their felt-needs we ultimately desire for them to feast on the "Bread of Life." (John 6:35)
Every 4th Saturday, 10am-2pm - Ministry to the homeless (Locations TBD)
In a world of darkness and hopelessness that fosters depression, addiction, excessive lusting and idolatry of the things of this world we are called to bring an eternal hope, liberty and spiritual life. In a world of many philosophies, "lifestyles" and alternatives we are called to give people The Truth.
So we see that the "Great Commission" (Matt. 28:5) is great indeed. Many of us may think we are not built for such a task and shrink back because of the insufficiencies we see in ourselves. But who will give them this Light; who will give them this Truth? Us.
We fulfill the "Great Commission" (Matthew 28:19-20) by equipping and encouraging the congregation to present the good news of the life, death and resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, making disciples and ministering God's love to the lost, broken-hearted and down-trodden as well as lovingly and courageously defending the Christian faith.
This ministry equips the saints through clearly teaching specifics of the Gospel, apologetics teaching, evangelistic videos, group discussion and consistently going into the community to employ what was learned. This is how we shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace in order to be prepared with an answer for the hope that is in us. (Eph. 6:15; 1 Peter 3:15)
What is worship? Is it song sung from the heart of a believer to God? Yes and no. Worship is how we live our lives unto God. And the songs sung are an expression of our heart's desire to be closer to our Lord. The theme of a worshipful life is a surrendering of our motives, agendas and self-ambition and the taking on of God's character and purpose. So the reason for our corporate singing of songs unto the Lord gives us a way to set God before us (Psalm 16:8).
To fulfill this vision the worship team leads the body of believers in pure, skillful, creative, biblical and God-focused worship through our example, in order to exalt our Lord and edify our brothers and sisters in Christ. We subscribe solely to no one genre of music but that only which is biblical in its foundation, lyrics and delivery and which glorifies our Lord in a selfless and unadulterated way. We provide the worship music for Sunday worship service, Thursday night Bible study and other events, at the discretion of the church leadership.
It is the desire of God, our Father, that we grow in the grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Messiah. (II Peter 3:18, Amplified). Antioch hosts a bi- weekly women's fellowship. As we "break bread" together, our prayer is that each person is responding to our Lord’s invitation to taste and see that He is good (Psalm 34:8). He is our bread of life, our manna from heaven, and our exceeding great reward.
Eden is not at all one of passive participation, but rather, it allows women of diverse backgrounds and ages to gather together as one and love one another, bearing one another's burdens and encouraging one another. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the time together allows women to lift one another up in Christ—just as iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17).
Prayerfully, we are providing a safe place for women who may be seeking, hurting, struggling, angry, disappointed, lonely, or depressed to share their hearts without any fear at all of their hearts being trampled on or condemned. We pray for an environment where women can share all things without shrinking at the idea that judgment will instantly befall them. In obedience to God's Word, we seek to "rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15)."
It is our heart's cry that each woman leaves the meeting place with a deeper understanding of God as a Father, and a deeper desire to grow in their relationship with Christ. As each of us surrenders into His everlasting arms, becoming more dependent upon His blessed Holy Spirit, each precious woman shall be able to say, "Your words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart." (Jeremiah 15:16)
Eden is held every other Tuesday evening at the church from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Occasionally there are special larger fellowships for the women that include a meal, testimony, and heartfelt sharing from the Word of God.
What does it truly mean to be a man? We see many examples of what the world thinks a man is or should be, and many men aspire to be that example. However, there is one Example for men biblically that is the blueprint of true manhood. We are to be pure in living, disciplined in behavior, meek in attitude, and display Christ-like love in our actions. Our men’s ministry affectionately known as, “Enoch”, purposes to examine a range of topics and examine how they biblically apply for us to be transformed into the men that God has called each of us to be. Along with open and honest group discussion of life issues we seek to build lasting and meaningful relationships that will challenge and encourage one another in the process and ultimately show the world the biblical model of a real man.
Enoch Men's Ministry is not at all one of passive participation, but rather, it allows men of diverse backgrounds and ages to gather together as one and love one another, bearing one another's burdens and encouraging one another. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the time together allows men to lift one another up in Christ—just as iron sharpens iron. (Proverbs 27:17)
Prayerfully, we are providing a safe place for men who may be seeking, hurting, struggling, angry, disappointed, lonely, or depressed to share their hearts without any fear at all of their hearts being trampled on or condemned. We pray for an environment where women can share all things without shrinking at the idea that judgment will instantly befall them. In obedience to God's Word, we seek to "rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)."
It is our heart's cry that each man leaves the meeting place with a deeper understanding of God as a Father, and a deeper desire to grow in their relationship with Christ. As each of us surrenders into His everlasting arms, becoming more dependent upon His blessed Holy Spirit, each precious man shall be able to say, "Your words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart." (Jeremiah 15:16)
"Enoch" is held every other Wednesday from 7pm-9pm. *No childcare provided.
The ministry seeks to pray and to encourage more of our brothers and sisters to realize and appreciate a lifestyle centered on prayer. Throughout the Bible and specifically in Mark 11:17, our Lord says, "My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer." (cf. 2 Chronicles 6; Isaiah 56:6-7) This is the Lord’s vision of what we shall be and thus this is our vision.
Since prayer is the "air" of the Christian life than we seek to do all things by prayer and supplication. We believe that the church cannot move and should not move without seeking God's will. The Lord's earnest plea towards us is to continually knock, ask and seek for His will. (cf. Luke 11:9) We do this corporately by devoting time to prayer before our services and coming together monthly.
It is our desire to create a place for us to collectively tremble in the sight of the Lord. Whether it be prayers of repentance or encouragement we want to promote a steadfast cry of deep unto deep. (Psalm 42:7) This is no way a twisting of our prayer ministry as a church and therefore we do not build on the notion of demanding God to do things in our favor for we can do nothing without Him. Grace and humility are our hallmarks because it is the grace of God through Jesus Christ that we can now come to His throne with boldness (confidence) and it is in humility that we must come to Him. But we are only able to do this by the Holy Spirit enabling us to be in harmony with His perfect and acceptable will. For those who are weary it is a place of rest and refreshing; to those who are hurting it is a place of healing; to those who are rejoicing a place of celebration. Let us in any instance walk away saying, "...my steps had well nigh slipped… Until I went into the sanctuary of God." (Psalm 73:2, 17)
To educate and inform the church about the persecutions and mistreatment of fellow Christians throughout the world by helping those in need and embracing the sufferings of Christ for ourselves, while pursuing Love for others.
How do we deny ourselves and embrace the sufferings of Christ?
For without Love all of the money, encouragement, blankets, food, clothing or any type of donations we give to the persecuted is useless. Just as God manifested His Love among us by sending His Beloved Son to suffer and die for our sins so that we may live through him, if we don't also deny ourselves and lay down our lives for one another, we do not love God and cannot love our brethren. 1 John 4:9-11
If there is any among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord has given you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brethren, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. Deuteronomy 15:7-8
Ministry at Antioch Christian Fellowship endeavors to serve each other as Christ Himself served. (Matt. 20:27) All ministry, whether great or small (in our eyes), requires this of us. It is in community that we serve Christ and therefore the ministries listed are our faith in action. Serving strengthens our walk; helps us to build relationships and camaraderie with fellow Christians. But this does not limit our service to the four walls of our building. We wish to serve the community we are “planted in.” We seek to serve those in the community to present Christ’s love to those who broken and hopeless so that they may experience the peace and eternal hope that is in Christ.
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