Ministries


Elders and Deacons

Elders and Deacons at DMCC are selected by committee and approved by the Baord.

 

Elders preside over the communion table during church sevice. They take communion to church members who are hospitalized or shut-in.

 

Diaconate are responsible for giving offertory meditation and prayer during church services. They take communion to church members in nurshing homes and assisted living facilities.

 

Chairpersons - Barb Miller and Kathy Sullivan

 

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

Evangelism

The Evangelism Committe will coordinate with the pastor and leadership team to plan and implement a vital, comprehensive outreach ministry for the congretation to reach people of all ages with Christian love and healing. This ministry will include assessment of trends in congregational growth and attendance and how people are received into the congregation. The ministry will extend the goals of the congregation.

 

The evangelism ministry will care for all members of the congregation (including those who are inactive), as well for people who are not members of a church, to help them know and respond to the love of God in Christ.

 

The committee chair will link with organizations, people, and resources in and beyond the congregation that are concerned with Christian evangelism, set goals for congregational growth (in faith and numbers) and will plan specific evangelistic events and missions.

 

This leader will engage with others to carry out programs of membership care, including plans for growth in devotional life and distrubtion of devotional materials.

 

Evangelism Chair - Kim Brune

Ministry of Worship

The duties of the Worship team including taking care of the preparation of the following:

 

Prayer Vigil - prayer vigil held during Holy Week.

Sunday Greeters - one or two greeters passing out bulletins and Communion each Sunday morning.

 

Guest Speakers - in the minister's absence.

Music Department - working with the choir director/pianist.

Summer Music Program - arranging for special music.

 

Music Appreciation Sunday - planning a celebration to thank the choir and music director/pianist.

 

Speical Worship Services and decoration of the church for:

Laity Sunday - usually in February

Lenten Worship Service

Maundy Thursday Service

Easter Sunday Service

Mother's Day

Father's Day

World Communion Sunday

Hanging of the Greens - decorating  of the church

Advent Services

Other Special Events

 

Chairperson - Nancy Honn

 

"Worship the Lord your God and serve him only."  

Luke 4:8

Ministry of Fellowship

The Fellowship Committee assists in planning and facilitating fellowship activities of the Worship and other committees.

 

Fellowship implements a family potluck dinner following church on the first Sunday of each month. Church members, guests, and visitors are all invited.

 

The Fellowship Committee is always looking for new ideas for Christian fellowship with our church family and community.

 

Chairperson - Kathy Sullivan

 

"We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus..."  

1 John 1:3

Ministry of Property

The Property Committe oversees the building, grounds, and all property within Davis Memorial Christian Church. Property decisions are made by the committee for change, improvement, or repair of existing assets; or the replacement of failed assets such as roofing, structures, HVAC, appliances or furniture; but not limited to these examples.

 

The committe is comprised of volunteers within the church. The committee makes recommendations to the full church board for approval.

 

Chairperson - Jonathan Newlin

 

"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst?"  

1 Corinthians 3:16

Ministry of Teaching

The Education Committee establishes teams as necessary to develop curriculum and supervises the operation of Children's Church, Kid's Club, and Youth Group. They slect and obtain instructional materials and supplies, and train and recruit teachers.

 

Chairperson - Jennifer Dammerman

 

Children's Church

Children's Church meets each Sunday during the regular church service. Children are dismissed to class after the Children's Moment in the sanctuary. Each week, children are taught a lesson  and have an activity or a game that goes along with the lesson, as well as working to memorize a Bible verse. All children kindergarten and up are welcome to attend. We are always in need of assistance.

 

Kid's Club and Youth Group

Kid's Club and Youth Group meet on Wednesday evenings through the school year. Kid's Club is for kindergarten - 5th grade. Youth Group is for kids 6th - 12th grade. Each week begins with a meal, then kids learn a lesson, work on memorization, play games, do crafts and sing songs. We are always looking for assistance.

 

"All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children."  Isaiah 54:13

Ministry of Preschool

DMCC Preschool meets through the school year. (Late August - Mid May.) We have a 3-year-old class that meets Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., and a 4-year-old class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:45-11:15 a.m.

 

We provide:

Highly qualified and experienced staff

 

A play-based approach to learning

 

Creative experiences that promote development through art, music, science, and literature

 

Fine and gross motor development through guided play

 

Real world connections to learning

 

Field trips/special visitors

 

Kindergarten readiness

 

Preschool staff:

Ashley Luzader - Preschool Director/Lead Teacher

 

Gena Craggs - Preschool Assistant

 

Chairperson - Gena Craggs

 

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6

Ministry of Personnel

The following are the duties of the Personnel Committee:

 

1. Interview, hire, and discharge employees.

 

2. Evaluation of Minister twice a year or more.

 

3. Develop for Board's approval, all policies and prodedures pertinent to ministerial and professional staff/employees of DMCC.

 

4. Develop job descriptions for clergy, staff employees, guidelines to govern compensation, sick leave, and other benefits. Conduct interviews for positions.

 

5. Maintain Personnel Policy Handbook.

 

Chairperson - Linda Jones and

                         Blaine Cornwell

 

"Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your heards."  Proverbs 27:23

Christian Women's Fellowship

(CWF)

CWF is an organization that is open to all women of DMCC. Its purpose is to raise and donate funds to local and denominational missions.

 

One of the ministries of CWF is to prepare bereavment dinners for the family members who have lost loved ones.

 

CWF meets twice a year. Ladies who are interested in fellowship are encouraged to join this group.

 

Chairperson - Linda Jones

 

"For where two or more are gathered together in my name, I am there among them."  Matthew 18:20

Christian Men's Fellowship

(CMF)

The CMF meets the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall for breakfast. The main purpose is to extend warm welcome to the men of the community and of our church, to enjoy each other's fellowship, and share our faith journey with one another. Our meetings are non-denominational and all are welcome to attend.

 

Our main fundraiser is our "Fish Fry" which is always held the second Friday in October. We serve over 350 lbs. of fish and 300 lbs. of potatoes. Our greatest challenge is to serve over 600 people in two (2) hours. For the past few years, this has been a drive-thru event. The funds derived from this event are used for donations to the community and several other worthwhile causes. In the past, we have donated time and money for such events as the Block Party, art programs, music programs, swim team, Detroit Rippling Hope Missions, and camp scholarships for Walter Scott Camp, among others.

 

Chairman of CMF - Jonathan Newlin

 

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." 

 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Choir

The Davis Memorial Christian Church Choir is open to any member who likes to sing. Everyone is welcome.

 

The Choir practices on Wednesday events at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

 

The Choir generally sings on the second and fourth Sundays from September to mid-May.

 

Director of Music - John Steckel

 

"Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing."  Psalms 100:2