Lead the sheep of God. Hold the Standard of Holiness. Keep order in God’s House. Take heed to myself and those the holy ghost has made me overseer. Provide training, instruction to the Minister’s council and all members concerning the order of the church. Keep the Church in order both naturally and spiritually.
“Men of Persuasion”
Proverbs 27:17(KJV) “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Our True Vine “Men of Persuasion“, are men who have been ordained by God and called to hold the Apostolic stand. The bible states in Romans 4:21(KJV) “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” Our men’s ministry is designed to disciple, and equip each man in their roles as men of God, whether young, old, married or single. They are reminded to reclaim their rightful place as Godly men in the church, their homes and in their communities. Our “Men of Persuasion” are on a mission to provide the necessary tools to develop biblical, Godly character, and be equipped to influence (persuade) the world to Christ.
love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their
own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
The True Vine Women’s Department is a group of extraordinary women that is created to unify the sisters by providing teaching, training, and activities that will benefit and minister to the total woman of all ages. The women’s department is also designed to encourage each individual to pursue a passionate, growing relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and continue to uphold that Apostolic standard as Christ has ordained according to Deuteronomy 22:5, I Timothy 2:9-12 and Titus 2:3-5. We believe by supporting each other through spiritual friendships and mentorships we all might experience the love and freedom to become all that God intends us to be.
The focus of our Evangelistic and Outreach Ministry is to coordinate street services and outreach programs. Help create and compile tracts for outreach. (Must be approved by the presider) provide dates for outreach. Coordinate neighborhood outreach efforts. Work to coordinate services at Nursing Homes, Rehabilitation centers, Prisons, Halfway houses, Transitional homes.
The Children of Promise “C.O.P.”
True Vine's Youth Department is a group of young people that are on the move for Christ. We are also known as Children of Promise "C.O.P." a name that was bestowed upon us by our pastor Bishop Warren R. Palmer, Sr. Our motto scripture is found in Philippians 4:13. We live according to this scripture and there is nothing we cannot accomplish, we can do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST! As we live a life of obedience and commitment to the will of God, he blesses exceedingly and abundantly above ALL we could ask. We are on fire for Jesus! No shame, we know the power that's in Jesus name!
The Brotherhood Department provides structure, direction and leadership for the brothers. This department also enhances the teaching of the Presider and Overseer by relating to young brothers on their level. Our focus is to build, teach and ensure unity among the brothers that teach and assure our brothers dress, attitudes and actions meet biblical requirements as written according to the scriptures. Lastly, we provide a sound example to all brothers while planning and carrying out activities for our department as a whole.
1 Timothy 5:17-18 “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, the labourer is worthy of his reward.”
The True Vine Pastor’s Aide Committee is designed to serve and support the pastor and his family in every area of their lives, by ensuring that their needs are met spiritually, financially and emotionally which demonstrates the love of God according to the scriptures. The committee members are equipped to assist the pastor by anticipating his needs and ensure he is fully equipped, prepared and ready to fulfill his responsibilities as the pastor. The pastor’s aide committee is also tasked to anticipate the need of visiting pastors and their family by providing their needs during their time away from their church home. Annually the pastor’s aide hosts a celebratory appreciation service that allows the members of the congregation, fellowship churches and community to show their love and appreciation to the pastor for his dedication and labor of love.
Psalms 84:10 “…I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
As doorkeepers of the church True Vine Ushers/Greetrs responsibility is to greet our visitors and church family with a warm and loving smile when entering into the sanctuary. Our ushers are instrumental in providing direction, guidance and keeping order in and about the church. They are tasked with an extraordinary opportunity by ensuring everyone has an awesome worship experience from the moment they arrive to the time they rise for benediction. True Vine Usher Board/Greeters Ministry is made up of both Adults and Junior Ushers. The duties and responsibilities of our ushers fall under the supervision of the Head Usher.
Galatians 6:10 “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith”(KJV)
True Vine Benevolence Department is designed to show the love of Christ by meeting the needs of those within the church family and community during times of bereavement, hospitalization, rehabilitation, family crisis or financial hardship. The scripture states in 1 John 3:17(KJV) “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” We believe that the greatest need is always to experience God’s love and mercy through a repentive heart and sincere relationship with Jesus Christ.
Provide wholesome, healthy well prepared meals for our consumption. Determine the menu for all fellowship services, prayers breakfast, church cookout’s and meetings. Work with all members to determine how money will be raised to provide for ingredients, drinks, deserts, ice etc..
Psalms 150: 3-6(KJV) “Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”
The True Vine Music Department is passionately committed to the cause of Jesus Christ and endeavors to pursue musical excellence for his glory. We share the gospel of Jesus Christ through songs of praises that brings about healing and restoration. Ushering the congregation into the spirit of worship and praise sets the atmosphere for the spirit of the Lord to move freely from heart to heart and for the man of God to bring forth the word in its fullness. Everything that we sing and play will be done for the Glory of God and under the anointing. Our music department consists of our talented musicians, True Vine Senior Choir and True Vine Mass Choir. We stand firm on 2 Chronicles 5:13-14(KJV) and believe that when we are on one accord the Glory of the Lord will fill his house.