Discipleship Team

Discipleship Director

Elder Nathan Mizzell
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Education & Training

Contact: Prophet Kelvin and Prophetess LaShondra Hemsley
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Children’s Church provides a Christ-centered, age-appropriate curriculum for children ages four through 2nd grade. The program provides worship, prayer time, biblical lessons with memory verses, age appropriate videos and crafts. Children are also given an opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as Savior.

Contact: Minister Tracey Cleveland and Elder Wilbur Cleveland
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The Master Life Discipleship course utilizes a sequential, developmental process which helps Christians become deeply grounded in biblical doctrine; and grow into mature disciples of Jesus Christ. The course consists of four six-week studies which involve daily workbook assignments as well as weekly group meetings for accountability. Currently, the course begins three times a year: September, January, and March.

According to the author, Avery T. Willis Jr., “Christian discipleship is developing a personal, lifelong, obedient relationship with Jesus Christ in which He transforms your character into Christlikeness, changes your values into Kingdom values, and involves you in His mission in the home, the church, and the world.” The program consists of four six-week studies which involve daily workbook assignments as well as weekly group meetings for accountability. The major components of Master Life involve developing the following six biblical disciplines:

(1) Spending Time with the Master, (2) Living in the Word, (3) Praying in Faith, (4) Fellowshipping with Believers, (5) Witnessing to the World, and (6) Ministering to Others. The foundational scripture for the Master Life Course is Luke 9:23: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.” Master Life course begins three times each year: September, January and March.

Contact: Brother Solomon and Sister Wanda Palmer
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Sunday School promotes spiritual growth in the body of Jesus Christ by providing participants an opportunity to engage in Bible study in a less formal atmosphere than Sunday services. We encourage active participation as all lessons are designed to be practical, relevant, and engaging. In-depth discussions reinforce ideas or misconceptions and can serve as a blessing to others.

Ministry Leaders: Prophet Kelvin and Prophetess LaShondra Hemsley, Minister Peter Thomason, and Olivia Martino

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Mission statement – The purpose of our Youth and Young Adult Ministry is to equip each student with the tools necessary in developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Each week we pray for creative ideas to bring the word of God to life. We also have discussions about the issues they face on a daily basis. The ideas behind the discussion stem from young men and women who are growing up with questions and concerns who rarely have an outlet or a venue to receive Godly answers. At First Church, we want to cultivate young men and women who are fully equipped to deal with the tests and temptations of life. We speak life into everyone involved in our program and watch the freedom they find living for Christ. Join us in a revolutionary experience as we empower the next generation to become everything God has purposed and destined them to be.

Ministries: (1) Sunday School every Sunday at the Annex, (2) Young Adult Ministry – Bible Studies via Zoom (every other Monday at 9pm EST/8pm CST) (Next one: September 18) (Zoom Info: Meeting ID – 880 9781 2617) (3) Daughters of Esther – More information coming soon!

Contact: Sister Roxane McDowell, Ministry Leader
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The Bible Bowl Team is a group of young people ages 4 – 25 that engage in an in-depth study of the Word of God. The team participates in Bible quizzes and competes annually at the Eastern Diocese Youth Conference, ​the Diocese Convention and the COCHUSA National Convention.