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Adult Ministries

MARRIAGE

Strong marriages and families are a priority and cornerstone for Faith Family Church. Through this ministry you will find the caring persons and resources to build a healthy and growing Christian marriage. There are marriage builder opportunities available for pre-marriage education, newly married, marriage enrichment for couples to reconnect, parenting, connect groups and mentoring.


WOMEN | It's a Girl Thing

We have so many lovely ladies in this church. The different backgrounds represented here make this a rich community of women. As you know, every age has its joys and challenges. Together we embrace every season of life, cheering each other on. Girl Thing events are geared to ages 14 and up.


Classes

WATER BAPTISM

Though water baptism is not necessary for salvation, it is a very special moment to publicly commit to Jesus. Water baptisms are part of our Sunday morning service, the first Sunday of even-numbered months. Before being baptized you must attend our singles-session class. This class helps answer any remaining questions you may have before you take this exciting step. Children must be in at least grade 6 to be baptized.


The JOURNEY MEMBERSHIP CLASS

If you would like to become a member or simply learn more about Faith Family Church, please take our Journey Class. During this class, you'll hear about where we've come from and how you can connect here. You will also learn more about Go's plan for your life, the importance of community, spiritual maturity and serving with your gifts.


Children’s Ministry | FFC KIDS

BABY COVE Birth - 12 months

Our workers provide your infant a calming and caring environment during this precious stage of life.


AQUARIUM 12 - 24 months

This is the age that little ones begin crawling, walking and discovering! In this classroom we’ll accommodate your child’s development and begin teaching them about God’s love for them.


FAMILY PARK 2 year olds

Kids have a great time in this room with its own porthole to enter the classroom. They learn songs and have lessons with exciting crafts and activities.


FAMILY PLAYGROUND 3 year olds

Kids have their own playground right inside their room. They have circle time where they learn Bible lessons, do crafts, and activities. Class ends with playtime in the park.


MAIN STREET ZOO 4 year olds

This is our newest classroom addition, specifically designed for 4 year olds. They learn about Jesus with Bible lessons, crafts, and more.


5-K CAFE 5 year olds - Kindergarten

This amazing ‘50s café theme is fun for the kids. Bible lessons and craft time are in the café area, complete with a soda fountain. Children have plenty of room to jump and dance during their worship time with the Lord.


VICTORY THEATER Grades 1 - 3

This state-of-the-art room has everything imaginable for a theater classroom, including a large stage and stadium seating. Kids have an amazing time with object lessons and games that really bring God’s Word to life. They earn Bible Bucks for bringing their Bibles and for reciting Bible verses. Later they can cash in those bucks for fun prizes.


FUEL Grades 4 - 5

This vibrant room is just what the older kids like. Incredible lighting and great sound puts it over the top. The praise and worship is awesome and the kids really connect with Jesus. They have a great time learning through object lessons, interactive skits and powerful teaching.


FFC KIDS SPECIAL EDITION 2 - 11 year olds CURRENTLY ON HOLD

This is a loving environment for children with special needs, where they are nurtured and taught about God by a dedicated leadership team. To best accommodate your child, please contact us for more information.


AWANA CLUBS 2 year olds - Grade 12 | CURRENTLY ON HOLD

We’ve partnered with Awana to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Ages 2 - grade 12, learn about God’s word through exciting games and scripture memorization while earning awards. Our clubs are Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks, Truth & Training, Trek, and Journey. The clubs meet on Sunday evenings at 6:00p August - April.


Guest Services Ministry

BAPTISM

This team assists with baptism setup, preparation, and cleanup.


BEREAVEMENT MEAL TEAM

The bereavement meal team serves in food preparation, setup and cleanup for meals following funeral services at Faith Family Church. This special team offers warm smiles and friendly faces in time of need.


BOOKSTORE/THE GATHERING PLACE

This team creates a welcoming atmosphere for guests while they browse various resources for spiritual growth and connect with each other over a cup of coffee or cold beverage. The Bookstore/The Gathering Place is open on Sunday morning before and after each service.


COMMUNION SUPPORT

This team prepares the communion element trays before service and cleans the trays after service on the third Sunday of each month and special occasions.


COMMUNION SERVERS

This team assists the ushers in serving communion on the third Sunday of each month and special occasions.


CONNECTION TEAM

This team provides personal attention to new guests inside the auditorium before and after service, answering questions, and passing out welcome gifts.


GREETERS

This team welcomes guests at the front doors and at the entry of the auditorium as well as distributes bulletins.


GUEST HOSTS

This team personally welcomes and orients new guests to our church, which includes tours of the facility and assisting families with kids to find their appropriate rooms.


MRT Medical Response Team

This team provides medical assistance as needed. Team members are trained first responders and have experience in their field.


NEW MEMBER LUNCHEON

This team prepares and serves a light lunch to new members who have completed the Journey Membership Class. The luncheon is held quarterly.


PARKING

This team not only provides a safe environment and parking assistance for guests, they also help them experience the love of Christ before they reach the building.


SECURITY

This team provides a secure environment for services and special events by monitoring the building and campus activities, identifying potential issues, and partnering with law enforcement. Team members are selected through an interview process.


SWAT TEAM Servants Who Accomplish Tasks

The SWAT team assists the church of office staff with a range of administrative tasks which include preparing supplies for the weekly services (welcome packets, visitor bags, bulletins) and items for various other ministries. This team serves on Thursday mornings from 9:00a to 12:00p.


USHERS

This team assists in seating guests, collecting offerings, serving communion, and carrying out other responsibilities that ensure the service flows in an efficient manner.


Production

CAMERAS

The camera team brings the practical value of image magnification as well as artistry to enhance the worship experience. People of all ages excel in this position. A steady, smooth hand and an artistic eye are helpful.


CAMERA OPS

The camera ops team helps control the input from the remote cameras. This person is an assistant to the switching position. An artistic eye is helpful.


LIGHTING

The lighting team serves with design to support praise and worship, dramas and sermons. We view lighting as an enhancement to the worship experience and desire to bring the best possible artistic and non-distracting presentation. A person with an artistic eye will enjoy this ministry.


PROJECTION

The projection team serves the vocal team, choir, and pastors with lyrics, announcements and sermon support. This important position requires an individual who will learn the songs, can easily read and follow written instructions and stay focused under pressure. A degree of technical efficiency is helpful.


SWITCHING

The switching team serves the congregation by merging the input from multiple cameras followed by artistically and smoothly transmitting that to the congregation. Multi-tasking ability is a must and the ability to function under pressure. The switcher is a director and an editor under live conditions. Experience is not necessary.


YOUTH MEDIA SUPPORT Activ8 & Elev8

This team handles the media needs for the youth ministry and special events. We have opportunities in sound, lighting, and projection. All positions can be led on a weekly basis or just once a month. Training will be provided and the systems are user friendly. Minimum age to serve in Activ8 is 16 yrs or grade 11 and 20 yrs for Elev8 volunteers.


Outreach

GLOBAL REACH

A global focus is part of the Great Commission “to go and preach the Gospel.” Our team supports individuals who are doing just that. Join us at 10:00a on the third Sunday every other month to talk and pray for our global partners. We also provide an opportunity to meet with our partners when they’re in town.


JEWEL BOX

A ministry team of women who go into the local strip clubs to bring hope to the women there. They do this by praying with the girls, cooking and serving home-cooked meals and forming a community around them to show the love of Jesus. Opportunities to serve in this ministry include cooking meals, praying in the parking lots and sharing valuable public resources to improve their lives. This is a daytime ministry for women only.


SONSHINE | A Ministry to the Elderly

There’s something to be said about honoring our elders. Each Sunday our teams do just that by bringing the love of God through praise & worship, teaching, and prayer to different convalescent homes in our community. Spending the morning with these amazing men and women is a privilege.


Streetlights | Urban Ministry

We serve our friends in the John Robinson, John DeShields and Orr-Weathers housing complexes in East St. Louis through three outreach ministries: 


KIDS JAM - Two Saturdays a month throughout the year we set up an interactive program for the kids in the housing communities. This program consists of games, activities and relationship building with the kids.


FOOD MINISTRY  - Two Saturdays a month throughout the year, this team will serve the community by delivering fresh food, non-perishable food items and toiletries. The vision of this outreach is to open the door of spiritual communication through meeting practical needs. 


ADOPT A BLOCK - This ministry has one vision: pray, encourage, connect. Two Saturdays a month we are present in the community by connecting with people at their doors.


WHITESIDE SCHOOL LUNCHES - This ministry delivers lunches to local neighborhoods where lunches are delivered to students that need lunches during the time that schools are not in session.


Special Teams

SPECIAL EVENTS TEAM

The hands and feel of our church when executing the game plan for FFC events. The team exists to both accomplish event tasks, as well as provide opportunities for volunteers to use their gifts and talents. Our team takes pride in serving and doing so with passion and purpose.


Prayer

AT HOME PRAYER TEAM

This ministry serves the congregation by praying for requests that come in through the church prayer line. This has proven to be very beneficial for those in need in our church. Volunteers would need to check their email regularly for incoming prayer requests.


Worship

This is a passionate community of musicians with a common interest in worshiping our Savior. Our skilled band members and vocalists practice together during the week, working hard to craft each worship experience.

BAND

If you play drums, bass, guitar, or keyboard and would love to be part of a band that is passionate about worshiping God with your instrument, we would love to hear from you. The band rehearses on Wednesday evenings as scheduled and serves on the platform on a rotating basis.


PRAISE CHOIR

If you love to sing and worship, you will find a great place of community in Praise Choir. They serve every fourth Sunday in both services. Rehearsals are 6:00 - 8:30p every third Wednesday.


VOCAL REHEARSAL PIANIST

Be a part of preparing for our Sunday morning services by supporting our Praise Choir vocal rehearsals, which are once a month on Wednesday evenings. Rehearsal pianists serve on a rotating basis.


Youth

We exist to anchor and equip young people to live the life God created them to live. We aim to accomplish this through passionate worship, epic messages, a thriving community, and discipleship.

ACTIV8 Grades 6 - 8

We partner with parents in sparking passion and devotion for the Lord through practical and fun teachings, and addressing the unique issues that middle school students encounter. Activ8 students are encouraged to join their parents in the Auditorium for worship at 9:00am and 11:00am. Afterwards, they will be released to go to the Zone.


ELEV8 Grades 9 - 12

Elev8 meets Thursday nights at 7:00p in the Zone Youth Center. Real, raw, and relevant is what high school students experience when they come to Elev8. God’s Word is unpacked in a practical way that they can under- stand and apply to their lives. Whether through artistic skits, live worship, or spoken word, an atmosphere is created where students can grow in their knowledge of God and their personal relationship with him.