MINISTRIES

 

Children

Children are for the rising stars of the Refuge Church of God. Kids Zone introduces children to Jesus Christ in a manner that transform their lives by encouraging them to develop a personal relationship with Him through prayer and a solid foundation of biblical truths. This ministry is comprised of children ages 4-12. Parents, you can enjoy the full worship experience on Sundays. All you have to do is check your kids in with us.
Facilitator: Min. Beverley Diop

Couples

Great marriages don’t just happen, it takes work. Here at Refuge our couples ministry helps couples build strong marriages through biblical marriage seminars, retreats, fellowships and social outings. This ministry is for all Married Couples from 0-70 years of marriage interested in building a God-centric foundation for marriage.
Facilitators: Open

Culinary & Hospitality

The Culinary/Hospitality Ministry aspire for the love of Jesus Christ to be exemplified in our performance as food service handlers. We are committed to practice the high quality standards required for health and safety, relative to the preparation and serving of food and beverages. The Culinary/Hospitality Ministry maintains control of the food pantry and kitchen inventory, and advises all ministries that plan to serve food.
Facilitator: Viteline Edwards

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communication.
Facilitator: Faye Long

Men

Power M.O.V.E.S. (Men Of Vision, Excellence and Strength) provides encouragement and opportunities for men to grow into a life of faithful discipleship through fellowship, prayer, study and service. Our Senior Pastor’s mandate is to ensure that MEN take the lead in our ministry, community and families. Our men are encouraged to stand on the front line in every area of life.
Facilitator: Open

Music & Arts

God-honoring worship is something we strive for.  Performing Arts here at Refuge includes music, drama, and dance delivered through live performances, as well as, pre-recorded media (audio and video), and other applicable means of communication. We are passionate about Christian worship through the arts and embrace the values that it contributes to our church and society: therefore, we are creative, energetic, entrepreneurial, innovative, and proactive, consistently seeking out new ways to realize our mission, vision, core principals and goals.
Facilitator: Open

Prayer

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers from our Prayer Team pray for our pastor, a list of church members, and any special requests.
Facilitator: Elder M. Walker, Lorna Jordan & Angela Mitchell 

Seniors

Our seniors are jewels of our ministry. We strive to promote the discipleship, fellowship, worship and service of members 65 years and above within the church. We aim to provide valuable information regarding health and political issues to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and extend to the Brooklyn community at large.
Facilitator: Min. Joan Holder

Ushers

Our ushers assist members and visitors in finding seating in the sanctuary and overflow rooms. They control the traffic flow in/out of the sanctuary, support pastoral staff and leadership during the course of services, such as distributing handouts, delivering messages, etc. Ushers work in conjunction with the Deacons to maintain reverence in the sanctuary worship areas and lobby.
Facilitator: Ursiline Walker

Women

Connections Ministry seeks to continually edify and empower the women to live their God-ordained life with passion, power, purpose and making meaningful connections. We empower our ladies through: Biblical and Spiritual Empowerment, Social Events and Awareness, and Business/Professional Development.
Facilitator: Lady Tatum Osbourne

Youth

Emerge Youth Ministry is a young, innovative, and energetic group of teens who‘s main objective and focus is to become disciples of Christ. Emerge is comprised of teenagers between the ages of 13-18 (Grades 7-12). This ministry meets every 2nd Sunday for Youth Bible Study as well as other ministry trips, activities, and projects.
Facilitator: Min Roseann Evans