Ministries

Christian Education – Christian Education is a ministry that supports and undergirds all other ministries. Christian Education is the ministry that engages people in the understanding of Jesus’ commandments to love God and to love their neighbor.  Though its goal is to edify the church, it also attempts to help persons experience life in Christ and as a result persons transmit to the world a witness of love to the world. 

Christian Education addresses the whole human being.  It involves body, spirit and mind.  It involves not only the whole person, but also all of God’s creation as it moves people to learn how to relate to God, their neighbor and all of God’s creation. It involves events that form and transform.  

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Cooking Ministry – Will prepare food for any church functions or events as asked. 

Co- Director – Deacon Adrienne Alston
Co-Director – Sister Jonnie Lang
Assistants – Dennis Simpkins and Nicole Mack

 

Healing Ministry This ministry will design our interfaith and healing services. There will be three interfaith services a year, and one healing service.   Director – Reverend Yunus Coldman  

 

Healing and Restoration Ministry - The entire Body of Christ is reconciling. In the LGBTQ community, we are yet reconciling relationships with ourselves, our families, with our faith and within our communities. We are all healing from wounds of rejection and misunderstanding. The trans* community has been fractured for long enough. Cultural competence is paramount to a fully inclusive Place of Worship. There is a special place for the trans* community in the House of our God. This is the season for Healing and Restoration for the entire Body of Christ.

 

Through educational and cultural programming on all things trans*, The Healing and Restoration Ministry will focus its efforts towards organically facilitating an informed perspective of cultural awareness of the transgender community. Our Ministry will also work to uplift, empower and encourage trans* members of Rivers at Rehoboth and in our communities to live unapologetically in their truth. We will learn, grow and celebrate together as we are all children of the Most High.

Director - Lourdes Ashley Hunter

 

Health & Wholeness Ministry– This ministry is based on the belief that the interrelationship of body, mind, and spirit is such that when one is touched the whole is affected. One third of the recorded Gospels demonstrate Christ's concern for the physical and emotional, as well as spiritual needs of those to whom he ministered. This ministry will facilitate the use of the resources within the congregation and the community to provide services based on the assessed health needs of the faith community.

Director - Min. Andrea Desrosiers

 

HIV/AIDS Ministry – The church presently holds a grant under the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. where it is responsible for conducting organizational outreach by entering into a joint community undertaking with faith-based and community-based organizations on an on-going basis. The church must work towards increasing community HIV/AIDS prevention education and facilitating HIV/AIDS testing as a primary prevention activity.

Facilitator – Dr. Margaret Reneau
 

Hospitality Ministry – Romans 12: 10 – 13 “10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” (NIV) Ushers serve the body of the church by greeting guests, handing out bulletins, ushering people to an open seat and
assisting at concerts, events or other church services.  More specifically they are to make sure the programs are folded, containing any church envelopes and any inserts if required. They are to disburse and collect visitor’s cards. They are to tend to any other duties assigned by the Senior or Associate Pastors.

Co-Director – Sister Ayanna Shells
Co-Director – Sister Johnnie Lang

 

Intercessory Prayer Ministry  – This ministry’s focus is standing in the gap for others. Intercession is praying with the real hope and real intent that God will step in and act for the positive advancement of the person(s) or situations spoken for on the recipient’s behalf before God.  Intercessors also pray for world, national, and local issues and political leaders.

Lead Intercessor – Minister Tanya Maryoung

 

Men's Ministry: The King's Men – This ministry will meet the identified needs of the men (by birth or gender identification) of the church. It will be structured to call men to freedom, fullness and fruitfulness in Christ.

Director – MIT Nate Blackmon


Mothers' Board – Rivers @ Rehoboth will be establishing a Mother’s Board. This is an African-American tradition in churches.  This board will be comprised of older women from within the congregation who are saved, seasoned and able to impart wisdom, great prayer and insightful counsel to those in need. 

Mother Mary Brown, Mother Tamara Brown, Mother Bess Knowings, Mother May, Mother Lucy Murray,  and Mother Jazz Smallwood

 

Music Ministry -
Minister of Music: MIn. Kellie Turner  

New Members Ministry – This ministry serves as the initial orientation for new members. The objective of the New Members Ministry is to let the new member know that their gifts and talents are needed in support of the Kingdom building has undertaken. It will inform them of the various ministries and organizations of the church. The mission of the New Members Ministry is to provide an inspired and spirit-led study of God's word so that the body of Christ is prepared to actively serve and support the ministry of. The new member’s curriculum will consist of four core classes: Salvation, Baptism, Stewardship, Studying the Bible and Learning to Pray.

Facilitated by the Deacons – on rotation.

 

Performing Arts Ministry                
“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” (1 Cor 9:22) The drama ministry exist to bring new light to familiar lessons and to enhance the individual worship experience. This will be done through performances for seasonal productions, church services, conferences, etc. 

Director – Minister Lee Truesdale

Prison Ministry – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)  The primary focus of this ministry is to provide practical avenues to ex-offenders for reentering society. To foster an atmosphere of acceptance and an opportunity to share time with those who understand, care and provide role modeling.

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Security – Will intercept and diffuse any threat to the safety of the Pastor or the congregation.  
Co-Director – Deacon Kimberly Wylie  & Co-Director – Sue Stewart

Youth and Young Adult Ministry – R@R Youth Department, provides an opportunity for youth and young adults (ages 5 to 30) to discover their own spirituality through a progressive track which includes (5) components --  Evangelism, Worship, Ministry, Fellowship and Discipleship.  

Evangelism – (Acts 1:8) we teach that sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to those who don’t know Him is not only our responsibility as believers, but it is our privilege. 

Worship - (Matt.22:37-38) we teach by celebrating God’s presence & honoring Him with our lifestyle is an expression of our love for Him. 

Ministry - (Matt. 22:39-40) we teach by constantly encouraging youth to discover their gifts and intentionally creating space for their gifts to grow through ministry & mission opportunities is our way we are loving our neighbor as ourselves.    

Fellowship - (Eph 4:2-7) we teach the importance of family by making sure that our youth are known, cared for, held accountable, and encouraged in their spiritual journey.  

Discipleship - (I Cor 3:6-8) we teach the importance of mentoring.  By consistently planting seeds and watering their faith, we are building up and strengthening the next generation of leaders.    

R@R’s Youth Department’s goal is to be consistently reaching for those youth and young adults searching for a place to call home where they are encouraged and allowed to grow as a family, but most importantly to create a space for them to discover their God-given talents and their own expression of love for Jesus Christ. 

Director - Rev. Dominique Denman (Young Adults) & MIT Edward Matthews (Children/Youth)
Assistants – Jai Solomon, Deacon Monique James, Deacon Kimberly Wylie 

 

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