Ministries at “The Hill”
The Christian Education Ministry services the educational needs of the entire membership (from cradle to age 100+). The premise of the ministry is based on the foundation of II Timothy 2:15 – Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth (NIV). We want to diligently study God’s Word and present ourselves approved unto God; we want to be workers who do not need to be ashamed; and we want to correctly handle the Word of Truth so that we may live wholly, righteous, and purposeful as saints of God.
|Bible Study||12:15 PM and 7 PM||Wednesdays|
|Children’s Church||9:45 AM||Sundays|
|Church School||8:30 AM||Sundays|
|Revivals||6:00 PM||1st Week in June and 2nd Week in October|
|Summer Empowerment Camp||6:00 PM||2nd Week in July|
The outstanding choirs of Chapel Hill enhance the worship experience each Sunday with spirit-filled renditions of spiritual, gospel and contemporary gospel music. They sing songs of love, thanksgiving, and praise all to glorify God. In addition, the choirs have traveled with the Pastor locally, nationally, and internationally – praising and worshiping God in a variety of church services, revivals, and church anniversaries.
|Chorale of Praise Adult Choir||1st Sunday Service|
|Mighty Men of Praise Choir||2nd Sunday Service|
|Echoes of Praise Children’s Choir||3rd Sunday Service|
|Voices of Praise Adult Choir||4th Sunday Service|
|Empowered Hands Choir||5th Sunday Service|
|Mass Choir||5th Sunday Service|
The Ushers at Chapel Hill invite members and visitors to our worship service by welcoming them with a smile at the door and assisting them with seating. They make sure visitors are recognized by having them complete a Visitors Welcome Card. Their primary purpose is to assist the Pastor in making the service a success by putting the congregation in the right frame of mind to receive God’s word.
|Usher Board #1||Senior Adults||1st Sunday Services|
|Usher Board #2||Adults||3rd Sunday Services|
|Usher Board #3||Young Adults||2nd Sunday Services|
|Usher Board #4||Children||4th Sunday Services|
The beautification of the church is the responsibility of the Alter Team/Embellishment Ministry. Decorations are based on the yearly Christian calendar colors. Each Sunday the magnificence of the sanctuary is enhanced with fresh floral arrangements.
This ministry plans and implements worship experiences and activities for the celebration the Church and Pastor’s anniversary each year.
The Audit Ministry is responsible for the accounting of any financial contributions collected during the various services. The Ministry ensures that the money is accurately counted, prepared for bank deposit, and secured. The members for this ministry are appointed by the Pastor.
Unexpected hardships can befall anyone. The Benevolent Ministry attempts to provide emergency aide to members who are in need.
On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Birthday Ministry provides a venue to celebrate the birthdays of Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church members and friends in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship. The Ministry serves ice cream and cake at the conclusion of service to the “Hillians” who celebrated a birthday during the month.
The Children’s Church is an avenue for a spiritual worship experience especially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. The children receive biblically based lessons from experienced teachers who can impart the Word of God in a way that adolescents can understand. The Children’s Church is located in the lower level, Room 19.
Echoes of Praise
This children and youth choir enthralls the congregation with music and song as they sing praises to the Lord during a variety of services. Their standard performance is on the third Sunday of each month.
Usher Board #4
The Usher Board #4 assist the Pastor with making the worship service a success by putting the congregation in the right frame of mind to receive God’s Word. The usher board welcomes visitors and members to the worship service by greeting them with a smile at the door and attending to their needs during service so that order can be maintained.
Children from newborn to age five learn about the Word of God in a colorful, fun-filled environment especially designed for them. The Nursery Ministry ensures that the children’s first experience with Christian Education is handled with just the right amount of nurturing and tender loving care.
Nursery, Children and Youth (NCY)
NCY functions as a governing body over all ministries that involve our nursery, children and youth members to ensure that they all are properly considered when planning, organizing and implementing classes, programs or activities for them. NCY works in conjunction with the Christian Education Ministry.
The Youth Mission is committed to being a witness for Christ through mission work. The send get- well and Christmas cards to all Chapel Hill members who are listed in the weekly bulletin as sick or shut in. The collect used Mission and Sunday school books or other religious literature and donate them to the Young People’s Department of Metropolitan District, to be distributed to nursing homes in the area. They also participate in the Pinkie Reaves Luncheon on the second Saturday in December at the Wolverine State Headquarters in Saginaw. Our youth mission has won trophies from the Wolverine State Headquarters for best attendance and other accomplishments. The Youth Mission fellowship with other churches every third Sunday of the month.
The Citation Ministry provides wholesome membership participation; to encourage and provide incentives to all members and leaders.
The Deaconess and Minister’s Wives ministries are responsible for Baptism and the Lord’s Supper preparations on the first Sunday of each month.
This ministry serves the Deaf community by using American Sign Language (ASL) to interpret the complete church service each Sunday and as needed during weekly services or activities; to interpret for the deaf during conferences with the Pastor; and to spiritually and physically direct the deaf toward the necessary resources for personal development. The ministry members improve their signing skills by supporting the Detroit Deaf Black Advocate (BDA), by attending interpreter’s workshops, and by supporting other deaf ministries throughout the metropolitan area. The Chapel Hill Deaf Ministry educates the church membership on deaf culture by spearheading the annual Deaf Awareness Day on the 2nd Sunday in November and by teaching Sign Language classes periodically.
This ministry is specifically designed to engage individuals who are within the age range of 29-49 in ministry activities and service to the work of the Lord.
The Hospitality Ministry prepares and serves meals for a variety of church functions including dinner for bereaved families; breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the Church and Pastor’s anniversaries; snacks for Summer Empowerment Camp; and dinner for the Christmas Holiday Celebration. The Hospitality Ministry also makes sure that the assembly hall and the RAAFLC are set up in a décor that encourages fellowship and good will.
The Media Ministry provides the necessary skills to operate the media equipment during all church services and programs.
“Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded. And lo I am with you always even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:19-20.
The Mission Ministry attempts to stimulate the missionary spirit in men, women, children and youth through prayer, Bible study and sharing the Word of God with everyone. The ministry brings the Word of God to unsaved people through preaching, teaching and training.
The Mission Members are involved in a variety of evangelistic and missionary activities; such as: visits to hospitals, nursing homes and convalescent homes — worship services are often held during these visits; donations of clothing and toiletries are given to rescue missions and gifts are given to nursing home patients at Christmas time.
The Mother’s of the Hill provide a historical, biblical, and motherly aspect and wisdom to our worship experience.
Nehemiah’s Army is a special, serious and sacrificial group of members of Chapel Hill who sacrifice $1000 over and above their tithes, offerings and other agreed upon financial obligations to the church by November 30 of each year.
This ministry provides new members with support as they complete their orientation classes and a coherent and precise detail of the various ministries at the Hill. They also provide emotional support to the new members during their first year of membership.
The Nurses of Chapel Hill attend to the needs of the Pastor and the members. The Nurses are available to those members who show signs of illness or injury and are prepared to administer first aid when necessary.
This team continuously lifts the Pastor in prayer as individuals and as a collective team. The team also assists the Pastor in praying for members of the congregation.
This ministry coordinates programs and exercise classes for our Church Family and Community.
The Political and Social Action Committee stay abreast of and research current political issues. They also keep the Pastor informed of political views that will impact the Chapel Hill Church family and community. They are also aware of and advise the Pastor on social concerns within the city and our church community.
The Quilting Ministry provides a service to Chapel Hill and the Community by making beautiful quilts, throws, pillows, tote bags, aprons and other items. Some of the items can be purchased in the Shalom Bible and Book Store. Members of the Quilting Ministry attend workshops and conferences on quilting and have traveled to historic quilting sites. Quilts made by the Quilting Ministry are on display in the Roy A. Allen Family Life Center.
The Savings Ministry acts as a financial institution whereby members are able to save funds for their social and economic welfare.
The Scholarship Ministry recognizes who have completed any phase of the educational pursuit (Pre-school through Graduate school). Students who have accomplished academic excellence are also recognized. The Scholarship Ministry also provides information to members regarding college scholarships and contests. This ministry also selects students who are enrolled in college to receive financial assistance from the Eva Allen Scholarship Fund.
The Senior Ministry is designed to address the spiritual, physical, educational, and social needs of members aged 65+
The Solace ministry assist the Pastor and office staff in ministering to the bereaved families of the “Hill”.
This one-week bible study camp engages young people from the ages of 0 – 100 in a fun-filled, action packed experience in learning the Word of God and it’s relationship to our everyday lives.
Each Sunday, the Temple Announcement Ministry provides members with information regarding upcoming meetings and activities. This ministry also informs every one of Chapel Hill members who may be sick or shut in, or who may be experiencing bereavement
This team assist the pastor in facilitating the implementation of church services and activities.
This very important ministry enables members without transportation to attend Sunday services, as well as other Spiritually-based activities. Members are picked up from their homes at prearranged times, transported to church, then returned to their homes after services.