H.U.G.s (Hospitality Usher Greeters) Ministry
The hospitality committee is the official host of the church. The committee establishes a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for parishioners as they enter and leave the church. The hospitality committee helps to create a sense of belonging that invites members to become involved with each other as well as worshipping in the sanctuary. The hospitality committee may be involved in an array of activities, such as hosting events for the elderly, giving a hug to those that are down trodden, or giving a hug to everyone who enters the sanctuary. In other words, the responsibility is to make everyone feel at home as much as possible when entering the house of our Savior.
The Audio Video Ministry is a service ministry that spreads the gospel of God’s people to those who wish to seek a better understanding of the Lord. This ministry operates and maintains the production of audio media used by the ministries of Tabernacle of Praise. The audio ministry strives to provide the best possible audio support to ministry areas through awareness of other ministry goals. This ministry has a passion for saving souls as well as sharing God’s word, which is accomplished through recordings of Sunday services. The audio ministry works under the premise of Psalm 100:1-5 and adopted the mission statement of: assisting the church in reaching the community and congregation by using technology to amplify, record, and share Gods word. Its motto is: We are a ministry of the church supporting the communication needs of its people by serving the Lord and our church.
The purpose of this ministry is to support men on building a Godly relationship with Jesus at home and at church. This ministry lends fortitude to every man to help be disciples for Jesus Christ. The entire focus is to get men from where they are spiritually to where God wants them to be. This goal will be accomplished by creating an environment that men can worship and fellowship freely. . Theoretically, men should understand ways to communicate effectively with their families, induce a powerful prayer life, tithing principles, and leadership qualities. By identifying the mentioned building blocks men are able to sustain discipline and work as disciples for Christ through this ministry.
The purpose of the Tabernacle of Praise Women’s Ministry is to encourage women to accept their responsibilities as women of God. Moreover, the expectation is that women of the church will offer themselves as living sacrifices; acceptable and pleasing to God. In the same way, women are encouraged to be devoted to one another in love and to honor one another above themselves. Women should incite patience, be faithful in prayer, and share with God’s people in need by means of practicing hospitality. The ministry is committed to teaching younger women of the church and of the community how to live according to the Godly principles. This ministry abides by this scripture: When we grow and mature in godliness, we are better equipped to nurture and serve in our families, to enrich our church, and to evangelize our community. (Titus 2: 3-5)
The Youth Ministry at Tabernacle of Praise (T.O.P.) aims to reach and teach the youth of T.O.P., as well as the surrounding community. As an all inclusive ministry, we provide services that minister to the needs of the entire child. We assist parents in the development of a well rounded young person for Christ. The Youth Ministry’s umbrella covers several individual ministries that help in our goal of ministering to the whole child. . The children are ministered to with a curriculum based on bible stories and lessons to enhance the lives of each child. All lessons encompass the message that Jesus Christ is the way.
Using the bible as the authority, this ministry is a place where we place trust in God’s will and being “real” about our Christian walk. As members we are determined to live a life that is acceptable to God, which is based on biblical principles. For this reason, members are committed to proclaiming the worth of Christ by putting forth an effort laudable of His glory in all aspects of life and ministry (Corinthians 5:15). Furthermore, we are committed to finding satisfaction with Jesus Christ through enabling us to encounter an enjoyable life. Lastly, we are committed to viewing all of life’s perspectives through a biblical lens; enabling us to understand our identity, our source, our function, and our destiny. The ministry aims to develop dynamic singles by teaching about the gift of singleness and how to maximize and enjoy – not merely endure – this “season” of your life.
Music and Worship Ministry
The music and worship ministry of Tabernacle of Praise (T.O.P.) consists of a vibrant and passionate group of believers. The team is gifted with a diverse array of anointed voices that position themselves on the front line and lead the congregation into intimate worship encounters by inspiring, revering, blessing, and worshiping the Lord through songs and exhortations.
The goals of the New Laborer’s Ministry is to ensure all new laborers make a smooth and comfortable transition into their new church family; to give each new member a clear understanding and accept the privileges and responsibilities of church membership at TOP; to help each member become a growing participant in the life and ministry of TOP. We are individuals working together as laborers in the kingdom while following one vision spoken by the Pastor and inspired by God.
GEMs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) Ministry
The mission of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to help bring young and adolescent girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. Our vision is to see young girls actively and enthusiastically expressing love for God and others – girls equipped, motivated, and passionately engaged in living out their faith. Our goal is for each youth to develop a personal relationship with God. Together, we will learn how to love and care for one another, other people, ourselves, and our relationship with God. We will do this by learning about Jesus Christ, what He has done for us, and His plans for each of our lives. The G.E.M.S. Ministry is for girls between the ages of 13-18. Our programs are designed to equip girls to become disciplined young women of grace and virtue by having self-control, making wise decisions and growing in their commitment to Christ.
Butterflies Girls' Club
The Butterflies Girls' Club is designed to reach, teach and train girls (between the ages of 6-12) as they embrace their spirituality and relationship with God while transitioning into becoming a teen. It is our desire is to see girls actively and enthusiastically express their love for God and others.
Pastoral Support Ministry
To provide direct personal support to the Pastor. This ministry, working with the congregation of the church, meets the needs of the Pastor through prayer and personal, physical and financial support and/or encouragement. The Pastoral Support Ministry aims to work for a unified entity and harmony between the pastor, his family, the church body, and the community. Its’ mission is to edify the shepherd which God has placed over Tabernacle of Praise Church family. This ministry teaches the biblical principles of loving and caring for the Pastor as God has instructed His church to do.
Praise Dance Ministry
The Tabernacle of Praise Dance Ministry mission is to invoke the presence of God and usher His people into an atmosphere of praise and worship where anything is possible. Using the fullness of our creation, Spirit, Soul and Body we will worship our Lord and Savior without restraint, wage war in the heavenlies to pull down strongholds, and create an atmosphere where deliverance and miracles happen often. We will celebrate our victories and mourn our defeats with the assurance that God will always turn our mourning into dancing!
Social Media Ministry
To enhance and broaden the online awareness of the church and ministry of Pastor Antonio Matthews, via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the church Website. A prelude to live streaming of church services and virtual interaction with online viewers. Recruiting the teens and young adults to use their texting and social media networking skills for the building of the Kingdom. Work closely with the Administration of the Church for updates scheduled events and preaching events, the Media Ministry to put sermons online and videos; and the Evangelism Ministry to invite new converts, and other saints to church.