MINISTRIES

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP @ 10:45 - noon
God calls all believers to gather weekly on the Lord’s Day in a local church. Because He knows we need to focus our attention regularly upon Him and His Word in a corporate setting, we do so faithfully and expectantly. Jesus taught that “those who worship [God] must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24), so it is the Scriptures which inform us as to how that should be done. We seek to feast upon the riches of God’s grace to us in Christ by: reading various Scripture passages; singing theologically sound hymns and choruses; being led in corporate prayer consisting of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication; and hearing from the inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient Word of God as it is preached expositionally. We approach the corporate worship of the Lord with reverence, awe, humility, honesty, gratefulness, and the desire for Him to work in us and change us.

SUNDAY SCHOOL @ 9:30 – 10:30 am
An older term for an important time of teaching! Adults usually meet together in the sanctuary for various topical or book studies, DVD series, missionary reports, etc. We have been richly blessed with challenging and Gospel centered sessions that have encouraged much growth in grace. College students who attend Amarillo College and West Texas A&M are a vital part of this class. Youth in middle and high school join the adult class when it is appropriate to do so. Children’s classes are age appropriate, depending on the number of children attending. Our nursery, of course, is available.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
God has blessed us with a handful of newborns, so we have a nursery for our babies and toddlers during the worship service, cared for by many of our members. We seek to support and encourage our parents as they train their children in the ways of our Lord.

YOUTH CARE GROUP
Middle School and High School students usually meet together on Sunday evenings during the school year from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for food, singing & instrument playing, prayer, and study in the Word. Meetings are usually at the church building, but once a month meetings are held in various homes. They also have been known to engage in various service projects and other events that minister to the whole church. We are blessed!

CARE GROUPS
These small groups meet weekly during the school year, usually in homes. Each of these groups decides their own subject matter, but all seek to pray for and serve one another in various capacities. Most share a meal periodically, and may also decide to participate in various special activities. Currently, there are two Care Groups meeting on Wednesday evenings and two on Sunday evenings (one is the Youth Care Group).

WOMEN’S MINISTRY
Our women have several different avenues of ministry: the Ladies Bible Study which meets weekly on a weekday morning during the school year, going through books of the Bible; the Ladies Brunch Seminars which meet every other month on Saturday mornings during the school year, focusing on learning a biblical perspective on various life issues; the Ladies Book Discussion which usually decides on one book to read and discuss in the fall and another in the spring; and an annual Ladies Conference/Retreat.

MEN’S MINISTRY
The Men’s Bible Study usually meets on the first & third Sunday mornings of each month during the school year at 8:00 am at the church building, going over a book of the Bible. The Men’s Fall Retreat has become a much anticipated yearly event.

PRAYER LINE
This is such an important way for prayer requests to quickly get out to the whole body, and the ladies who do this for all of us are very much appreciated. It works mainly by email and a phone line.

ANGEL TREE
This is a ministry we’ve been part of for many years which is associated with Prison Fellowship and provides Christmas presents to children of incarcerated parents on that parent’s behalf. Our whole church gets behind this effort. Instead of just delivering the presents, we have a Saturday Lunch Pizza Party for the child(ren) and their family, with a clear presentation of the Gospel of grace in Christ Jesus. It is a very special time.

MISSIONS
We support several missionaries who have been a part of our church body in the past. This is a privilege and opportunity to provide for them in a substantial way and we look forward to seeing them & hearing from them personally when they can get to Amarillo.

Years ago, several members of Evangelical Fellowship were instrumental in forming a medical mission trip to Mexico each summer which includes other people who do not attend EF. This organization is called ACT (Applying Christ’s Teaching) and these folks supply much needed general medical attention, dental work, eye exams and glasses, etc, while introducing many of the recipients to a local Mexican pastor and church in that region. Many of our members take part in this trip.