Citadel of Hope Mission Ministries - [* Some ministries currently on hold *]
Mission: “Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” Psalms 100:2
Our Music ministry is composed of a Praise Worship team and musicians that are committed to escorting our congregation into the presence of God during our worship services. We encourage all Born-again believers to use their talents for the glory of God in our music ministry.
Hospitality Ministry (Ushers Board)
Mission: “Be kindly affection one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.” Romans 12: 10 - 13
Our Hospitality Ministry is dedicated to welcoming everyone with love and grace as it ushers them into a warm and Spirit filled atmosphere.
Women’s Ministry *
Mission: “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 3:23
This ministry is for women of all ages and stages of life (married, single, widowed, divorced) to come together to fellowship, support and encourage each other’s walk with God.
Annual Christian Women's Table Talk [C.W.T.T.] "A Time for Real Talk!" [a segment of the Women's Ministry] *
Mission: Proverbs 15:22 states “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.”
Godly counsel for practical living is at the heart of it. It offers an annual forum for women to discuss everyday issues that challenge them and to promote empowerment to live victoriously.
Men’s Ministry *
Mission: “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Psalms 133:1
This ministry is to help our men come together and acquire a keen balance in their lives as leaders of their households and God’s house. Through a time of fellowship, the endeavor is to develop the whole man. The focus is to allow God to be first in their lives, the family next and to be a blessing to others.
Children's Ministry *
Mission: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Prov. 6:22
This ministry is dedicated to empowering our youth with tools that will enable them to face their futures with certainty and give them a fighting chance in today’s world. This is accomplished through teaching them the Word of God, which is the only thing of substance that is undying and will last throughout eternity. They learn songs, do Arts & Crafts and receive snacks.
Grow in Christ Teen Fellowship *
Mission: "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
This ministry is dedicated to emphasizing the importance of each teen developing a personal relationship with the Lord. It also addresses everyday issues that our teens face with bible based answers. They enjoy fellow-shipping with each other through games, challenges, snacks and rewards.
Foundation Ministry (New Member Orientation) *
Mission: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15
This ministry has been established to teach the core beliefs of Citadel of Hope Mission to new member applicants. Its focus is to lay a solid foundation of biblical truths for the new believer and a new member to build upon.
Bible Study [physical location and online]
Adult Sunday School
Mission: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. Timothy 2:15
The focus of this ministry is to teach the Word of God with clarity and applicable to daily living. We are to learn what pleases God and strive to live a life that honors Him. The courses of study that are taught are done so with enthusiasm and clarity.
Mission: "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15
This ministry is designed to reach the lost for Christ through witnessing and spreading God's Word. There are a number of approaches that this is accomplished through. Such as our:
*Senior Citizen Services - Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, along with every 2nd Saturday of the month, services will be provided for residents at local healthcare facilities [Presently White House Healthcare Rehab of Orange, NJ and Garden State - Grove Street Nursing Home of East Orange NJ]. The services are to encourage and uplift hearts by sharing the love of God through God's Word, music and words of encouragement.
Annual Summer Open Door - It is designed to offer prayer and/or counsel weekly to the community at large during the months of July and August. Our doors are literally opened and effectual prayers are offered up for everyone who desire it.
*Vacation Bible School - A time of fun and learning about the amazing love of God. Offering free lunch, arts & crafts, learning songs and the Word of God.
*The King's Table - We provide a spread fit for a king in our courtyard or dining hall [depending on the time of year]. It is available to all. The meal is free and everybody can eat to their heart's content as they listen to music. Food for the body as well as for the soul is provided.