And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Ephesians 4:12 (K.J.V)
"The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church , as articulated in the church's mission statement, is to proclaim to all people the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angels' messages of Revelation 14:6-12."
Through its various Church Ministries the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to fulfill the above described mission of the Seventh-day Adventist world church.
Ernie R. E. Wright; Jr. Pastor Our pastor is energetic and passionate communicator of God’s Word. He taeches the timeless truths of the Bible with clarity, humor and real-life application using the awesome words of the Bible. His messages are biblical and relevant to today’s changing culture, but the message of the Gospel never changes. At Victory our pastor is committed to “verse-by-verse” expository preaching through books of the Bible and passages of Scripture. Please visit our online sermons archives to get a better feel for our pastor’s preaching and teaching.
Here are some organizations that you can be of a blessing to. The Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to supporting organizations that seek to restore mankind to his full potential - the wonderful created being created by a loving God.
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AMERICAN RED CROSS
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The Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church is a proud to have members of its congregation as trained American Red Cross Disaster Responders.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was started by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a way to follow Christ’s example of serving and caring for those in need. Put simply, ADRA improves the lives of people around the world. The agency searches out deprivation, social injustice, and need—then works to eliminate them. ADRA invests in the potential of individuals through advocacy, supporting families, promoting health, providing food and water, establishing livelihoods, and responding to emergencies
Adventist® Community Services (ACS) has been established as a humanitarian relief, and individual and community development ministry to fulfill the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church® in the United States and Bermuda which is to "serve communities in Christ’s name" Discover more here. Learn more here
Center for Youth Evangelism (CYE) is here to support, encourage and stand beside you as we seek to lead our young people to follow the Way, the Truth and the Life.
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Providing opportunities to serve throughout the world. For more information clickhere
Ministry opportunities abound at Victory. You have a gift that God needs! Share it today! Connect and make a difference!
Do you ever wonder where you can get connected or make a difference in the Church? God encourages us to use our gifts both in the church and the community. By participating in these ministries, we learn to have the heart of a servant;Do you ever wonder where you can get involve. God encourages us to use our gifts both in the church and the community. By participating in these ministries, we learn to have the heart of a servant. Presented below are just a few of the many Church Ministries here at the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church. Perhaps you will find here, a Ministry that matches you Talents/Spiritual Gifts. If you cannot immediately identify with one listed here or feel you have no Talent/Spiritual Gift (God has given each person a talents or and gift for service to others), we would be happy to help you discover your God given gifts or assist you in finding a ministry that matches your Talent/Spiritual Gifts.
SABBATH SCHOOL MINISTRY
The Sabbath School is the primary religious education system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has four purposes: Study of the Scripture, Fellowship, Community Outreach, and world global mission emphasis. Every one, whether a member of the church or not, is welcome to be a member of a Sabbath School class. These classes meet weekly, just prior to the 11:00 divine worship service, to study God’s Word with the help of age-appropriate Bible study guides. In addition, class members conduct various outreach programs and provide assistance for each other during times of need. The annual Sabbath School picnic provides an opportunity for interactive fellowship.
The Music Ministry seeks to utilize the power of worship music to bring an offering of praise, to fight discouragement, to teach truth, to strengthen worshipers, and to nurture the membership in preparation for Christ's soon return. Each Sabbath, our choirs (Sanctuary Choir, Victory Voices In Praise (V.I.P), Men's Choral, Women's Choral, Teen Choir, Children's Choir, other talented voices and instrumentalists) along with other music ensembles, prepare the hearts of the waiting congregation to receive the word from the Lord.
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
Family Life is a ministry of grace, acknowledging that the family was established by divine creation as the fundamental human institution. This ministry focuses on people in relationship. It is concerned with the needs of married couples, parents and children, singles, and all members of the wider family as they pass through life’s predictable stages and contend with unexpected changes in their lives. Our Family Life Ministry sponsors family retreats, love awards, Agape feasts, seminars, banquets and other fellowship-building events
The primary focus of the Adventist Youth Ministries is the salvation of youth through Jesus Christ. This ministry works to: 1) lead youth to understand their individual worth and to discover and develop their spiritual gifts and abilities, 2) equip and empower youth for a life of service with God’s church and the community, and 3) ensure the integration of youth into all aspects of church life and leadership in order that they may be full participants in the mission of the church. Meetings, church-wide youth days, recreational outings, community outreach projects, musical programs, and other events are used to accomplish these objectives.
MEN'S & WOMEN'S MINISTRIES
The Men and Women’s Ministries are separate ministries that seek to foster spiritual growth and renewal in our men and women, minister to the broad spectrum of men's and women’s needs across the life span, and find ways and means to challenge each Seventh-day Adventist man and woman to use his or her gifts to complement the talent of others as they work to further the global mission of the church. Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church strives to accomplish these objectives through the efforts of its Men's and Women’s Ministries Committees, which works closely with the pastor and the church board to plan, promote and execute appropriate programs, projects and events.
Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church accepts the responsibility of helping people obtain optimal levels of physical, mental and spiritual health. In addition to ministering to those who are ill, this responsibility extends to the prevention of disease through effective health education and leadership in promoting optimum health. The Health Ministries team conducts and promotes programs such as stop-smoking plans, cooking seminars, health classes, stress-control classes, weight management programs, and other related activities. In addition, our mobile outreach Van Ministry, Operation H.O.P.E (Health - Outreach - Power to cope - Education) frequently travel to various local communities taking the ministry of spiritual and physical healing to these communities.
PATHFINDER & ADVENTURERS MINISTRIES
The Pathfinder Club is a church-centered program for junior youth, ages 10 to 15. The Adventurer Club is a Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored ministry open to all families of children in grades 1-4 who agree to keep the Adventurer Pledge and Law. Victory has one of the most active clubs in the greater New York Conference area. This program provides an outlet for the spirit of adventure and exploration. It includes carefully-tailored activities in outdoor living, nature exploration, crafts, hobbies and other vocations. Examples of activities include camporees, fairs, craft study, nature exploration, Bible study, witnessing projects, field trips, and many other interesting adventures.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY MINISTRY
Religious Liberty provides the individual the freedom to follow one’s conscience-dictated religious convictions, without outside interference as long as the conviction does not limit the rights and lifestyles of others and does not adversely impact the well-being of society. Religious Liberty Ministry seeks to inform the Church of events affecting religious freedom through news alerts, seminars, articles, and the promotion of the Liberty magazine. We also serve as a referral resource for individuals with Sabbath issues at their workplace. To get information about the Workplace Religious Freedom Act and , to get information about your religious liberty click here.
Jesus didn’t have a microphone for the Sermon on the Mount, but if he did, he would have wanted someone from this Audio/Video department running it. This team makes sure that no one misses one word of our exciting services. Winning souls for Christ is the goal of the Audio/Visual team that provides sound and video for the weekly Sabbath worship services. As a vital part of the church, this ministry seeks to use the latest audio and visual technology to reach out not only to our members and community, but also to those around the world who don't know Christ. Also, since Christian Fellowship reaches across the world, we can stay connected no matter how far the distance through DVD’s, CD’s, and MP3 downloads of services, Bible studies, and music.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
Victory's Vacation Bible School is a fun-filled, spiritual adventure for boys and girls from 3 to 12 years of age that is held for two weeks during the summer. Structured as a free outreach program, children are encouraged to invite their friends and children from the community. A new Bible point is introduced and reinforced each day with a fun-filled theme each year. With fun take-homes and craft projects, catchy theme songs, and Bible drama, children get excited learning about Jesus. Free snacks and lunch are provided daily. Because of the hands-on instructional approach, children retain what they learn for years to come. Vacation Bible School focuses on meeting children’s spiritual needs at their level and helping them get to know Jesus in a personal way. At the end of the two weeks there is a special graduation held at Victory where parents, family, friends and the community are invited to celebrate with our graduates.
COMMUNITY SERVICES MINISTRY
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."~Matthew 25:40. The mission of the Adventist Community Services of the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church is to help the disadvantaged and grief stricken in our church and community by empowering individuals through compassionate interaction and sustainable services. The Community Services Ministry through its caring volunteers provides twice per month a feed and groceries program for those of our community in need. Clothing acquired is distributed to the community. Additional through our Operation H.O.P.E, Van Ministry, the ministry is able to be mobile, reaching others in need who are not in our immediate location. If you or someone you know would like to benefit from any of these services, please contact our Community Services Leader. ...
The Adventist church worldwide is well known for its emphasis on education. The church operates several schools, colleges and Universities. This includes 5,500 schools, colleges and universities, with 47,000 teachers and almost one million students in 100 countries. The Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church through its Education Department, seeks to inspire, train and educate children, youth and members so they can realize their full God given potential and use this in service to God and man. Among the various programs are Care Packages to students away at college; assistance to needy students, and support for its constituency school, the Oakview Preparatory School of Seventh-day Adventists. If you would like to participate in the Education Department's ministry, please contact our Education Secretary. For more information on the Seventh-day Adventist School system click here.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
The vision of the Children’s Ministry Department is to acquaint children with the love and saving power of Jesus Christ; to provide them with the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Friend and Savior; and help them develop a strong passion for the word of God. The Department’s interactive programs emphasize ministry to children within our church and the community, with the primary aim of exposing them to Christian values and provide them the opportunity to participle in our various programs. The following are interactive programs that the children are involved in: Age appropriate Sabbath School Classes, Adventurer’s Club Pathfinder Club and Vacation Bible School. Children’s Story time during the Divine Service is another aspect of children’s ministries.
The Communications Ministry is the liaison between the church and its external organizations and community. The members of this department play a vital role in transmitting to and receiving information from the church at large, members of the church, associated Seventh-day Adventist organizations and public entities. They are also responsible for the production of the weekly bulletin, maintaining the website, and the church’s public relations issues.
The Personal Ministries Department has the responsibility to engage every member into active soul-winning service for God. The Personal Ministries Council consist of the Family Life, Men’s, Women’s, Community Services, Youth, Children’s, Education, Sabbath School, Health, Communications, Education and Interest Coordination ministries. This council focuses on personal and community evangelism. The council works in synergy in all evangelistic efforts of the church. Some of the activities of Personal Ministries include: (1) Personal Bible studies; (2) Group Bible studies,; (3) Literature distribution,(4) Health outreach and (5) Planning and startup of other community outreach ministries.
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We are surrounded by opportunities to help others. Linda Walton, a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Provo, Utah, describes how God led their church to become involved in helping with a critical community need. Sometimes we are surprised with what God has in mind.