Congregational Care groups exist to promote the well-being of the community through demographically oriented ministry action. Each group seeks to give particular attention to our members and friends through age-centered, lifestyle oriented and/or gender centered ministry engagement.
The Care Group ministries which work toward these ends are:
Men’s Brotherhood - A monthly gathering of Men (18 and older) seeking to provide resources and a supportive space for men to grow in their personal relationship with God as well as to live out their God given purpose through service to their church, family and community. This is accomplished through Bible studies, life group discussions, fellowship events, and community service projects. Meetings take place the fourth (4th) Saturday of each Month at Mt Olive.
Sisters of the True Vine (Women’s Ministry) - is a community of women who are growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ. The purpose of this ministry is to show love, build trusting and mutually beneficial family and societal relationships, and serve our community. This is done through committed study of God’s word, holding book discussions, performing community service projects and by the celebrating one another throughout this process. The ministry meets monthly on the fourth (4th) Saturday. All activities are open to all women. You need not be a member of Mt Olive to share in this ministry.
First Friends Ministry - This ministry assists those who are new to the Mt. Olive community to become acclimated to their new church home and family. They walk with new members during their first six months of membership. First Friends share information to help new disciples to identify their spiritual gifts and become involved in the ministry and to answer any questions or concerns they may have.
Young Adult Ministry - Through study, fellowship and programming to provide a space and opportunities for young adults (age 21 to 35) to explore ways to integrate their faith in their lives as they navigate life’s transitions; to create systems of support and accountability for young adults as they leave the confines of family structures and systems in which they have been formed.
Couples Ministry - Seeks to empower married or engaged couples to build and maintain strong healthy marriages and relationships. The ministry utilizes topical discussions and special social outings to give couples the necessary resources and tools to have God-honoring relationships.
Elderlites (Senior Ministry) - This ministry seeks to provide spiritual enrichment, to give information and resources which enhance the life experiences of seniors and which safeguards them from predatory practices. This is done while offering opportunities for fellowship with other seniors. The ministry offers a series of talks with emphasis on health and community issues of interest to seniors, social outings, and annual appreciation recognitions.
A.C.T.S. Ministry (Actively Caring through Sharing) - This ministry’s mission is to serve the larger mission of Mt Olive by supporting church-wide programs; to focus on education-based activities that provide a bridge between knowledge and continuous spiritual growth between the youth and senior years; promote spiritual growth and devotion to God by implementing programming which supports those in the community and provide fellowship for the members of the church congregation which is inclusive of all age groups and issues. This is accomplished through collaboration with ministries to initiate new projects and enhance those that have been part of our past ministry plans.
GriefShare® (Grief Ministry) - This ministry provides support to members and non- members who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death. Using a 13-week course of sessions, participants are led by a trained facilitator through a series of video presentations and group discussions to help them to process their grief and sense of loss with the support of other members of that community.
To learn more about any of these Care Groups, contact Assistant Pastor, Rev. Miracle J. Worrell.