“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

1 PETER 4:10-11

 
Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.

 

Mission Outreach

Empowerment Ministries Christian Center is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in supporting missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.

Dance, Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and dance ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in dance. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.

Ushers, Greeters & Parking Attendants

The usher team at our church fills an important role. They are part of what we call our “First-Touch Ministry” and are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life. This fun and enjoyable team is truly the first impression of Church In Action! If you relish the great outdoors, look good in a uniform, and enjoy telling people where to go, this is the team for you!

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communication.

EMCC Community Outreach Center (ECO Center)

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers from our Prayer Warriors team pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.

Finance & Accounting

This team counts and records the tithes and offerings and other gifts and assures proper accounting and accurate member donation statements.
 
Children’s Church
Every weekend, your children first through fifth grade come to a Highlands Kids service where they experience dynamic worship and Biblical teaching. Most of their time is spent in their Small Group to give them the benefit of a consistent Group Leader and interaction with kids their age. Together, they learn about the Bible and how to have a relationship with God, memorize Scripture, and have fun developing friendships with each other.
 
Dance Ministry
The Dance Ministry is a vital part of the Worship Ministry at EMCC. The Dance Ministry is headed by Sis Connie Obillo, a noted and gifted professional who pours her heart and soul into this ministry and its members.

Food Pantry

The EMCC Food Pantry feeds hundreds of needy families each month. Volunteers are always need to help shop and pickup the food, stock the shelves and  be on hand to distribute the food to those in need.
 
Kitchen Staff
The Kitchen Ministry will assist the church by working with staff or event committees to provide refreshments or meals prepared and served with volunteers who are adequately trained in areas including safety and sanitation. This team also assists at anytime food or refreshments are served.
 
Children’s Church
The goal of EMCC  is to provide kids the opportunity to have a genuine relationship with God, build a Biblical foundation for their lives, grow with friends and leaders, and love being at church. It takes committed and dedicated teachers and teachers’ assistants to deliver this experience. If teacher children is your passion, gift, or call then we want you.
 
Nursery Staff
The EMCC Nursery provides a infant care in friendly, safe and secure atmosphere for newborn to 2 years of age. We believe it is important that parents be able to relax and focus on their own worship. A church full of young couples with babies is a good sign of a healthy church. No one wants to be pulled out of every church service to tend to the needs of others. However, the more people who will volunteer for this needed ministry, the less likely it is that anyone will have to miss too many services.

Event Planning
Event planning requires huge care and attention to deal with all planning aspects to manage an event successfully without facing troubles. Planning a church event can be not only an enjoyable time but it can also be a great spiritual time that can impact your family members and friends as welcome as foster fellowship among the team members.
 

Set Up for Events

There is always a need for people to arrive early at events and help with decorations and setup. Don’t assume that you will be called “if you are needed.” Many times, whoever is in charge of setting up the event may not want to bother others to help them with the work. Take it upon yourself to contact those in charge and offer to help with setup or cleanup after an event.

 
Engineering & Maintenance
This team provides help in maintenance and repairs and improvement to the building. This team works diligently behind the scenes to maintain a spirit of excellence in every area of our church.
 
Cleaning Team
This is one of the most vital areas of service. This team helps to present EMCC with excellence by making sure the buildings and facilities are maintained in a clean and healthy fashion. After all, this is our home.
 
Security Team
The Security team aids in the overall safety and security of the facility and worshipers assuring a safe environment for all.