What is your definition of reality? What defines your worldview? These are serious questions that even our young people are faced with today. In a world that says that reality is "whatever you make it to be" we know this to be a false view. How do we know this? We know this by the Truth of God's Word. This Truth is the foundation of the Rest n’ Reality ministry.
How do we convey this Truth? By connecting young people to the cause of Christ, through biblical discipleship and holistic development. In other words, we strive to show the students through God's Word (the Bible) and our lives (life-on-life discipleship) what it means to disconnect from the "patterns of this world" and connect to Jesus (Rom. 12:2).
Rest-N-Reality seeks to fulfill this by teaching middle and high school students about God's view on every issue of mainstream media and how the Gospel relates to current events. On Sunday's, the students walk through various books of the Bible such as: Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, Jonah, Hebrews, James, etc. with purpose of understanding how God and the scriptures relate to everyday life.
Though a bookstore might be considered a novelty, we want you to know we consider this a ministry: For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Ephesians 4:12. Our aim is to equip.
Like any other ministry, you will have the privilege of watching this one grow. But your help is needed: Prayer. Please pray that we would be able to provide the best of equipping resources: From children’s books to doctrine, to practical Christian living, to Apologetics (defending the faith), to Jewish Studies; also, counseling, marriage, parenting, and more.
We, your servants, will be glad to help you in any way we can. If you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
God's Word says for us to be "given to hospitality." (Rom. 12:13) This takes on many forms practically and one is through the ushers and greeters. The purpose of the ministry is to display and operate in the spirit of godly hospitality by greeting everyone who enters the doors of Antioch with God's love and grace and maintaining a welcoming, hospitable and service-driven atmosphere during worship service, Bible study and other events at Antioch of Calvary Chapel. We are responsible for welcoming and assisting people as they enter Antioch for worship service, bible study and other events.
Ushers are responsible for distributing bulletins and pertinent materials before and during service, helping to seat people, providing directions to the restrooms, bookstore, Sunday school classrooms, children’s church area and other common areas of the building and assisting with any special needs that may arise.
"Willingly giving of oneself." Isn't this an essential attribute of those who are born again? John 3:16 says, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believe in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." The loving and gracious gift of God's Son (Jesus Christ) is our cause to give to others. We are also told that if we give to those who are in need, it is as if we are doing it for the Lord Himself. (Matthew 25:40)
In a world of that teaches us to gain things dishonestly and breeds in us a desire to gather as much material possessions as this life would allow, the Bible teaches us to give in order for us to gain a heavenly reward. Our service is to those who cannot enjoy the benefits of the physical fellowship of believers. Our service is to those who are in need of the comforting love of Christ through other believers. To those that hunger--a meal, to those that thirst--a drink of water, to those who are naked--clothing, the love of Christ is shown by this living faith.
The hospitality team seeks to minister to the physical needs of the body of Christ. This is represented by preparing and/or serving meals at monthly church fellowships. The greatest need currently, however, is ministering to individuals who need assistance with various tasks.
This can include but not limited to:
This is our service is primarily for, but not limited to, college students in the surrounding area (UPenn, Drexel, etc.) who don't have the transportation to get to service or who may not be as familiar with the area. So if you wish to worship with us on Sunday let us serve you by bringing you to the front door.
The schedule is as follows:
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We ask that you attend Antioch for at least three (3) months before joining a ministry. You may download a Servants Application below.
Please submit all completed applications to pastor Talib Smith.
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