Thursdays at 6:30 AM
Come for breakfast.
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“If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work.” The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God? He must not be a recent convert or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. And he must be well thought of by those outside the faith, so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap.”
1 Timothy 3:1-7
| (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/11/quinney NULL.jpg)Jim and Elisha Quinney reside in Middleton, NH, have been married for 10 years, and have three young children. Jim has served on the board of elders for four years and this year became its chairman.
He says: “I have attended dec for about 15 years. I accepted Christ as I came to know more about Him as I attended dec and met people who were believers. I started attending a small group after I was at decfor about a year. I have been in one ever since. Currently I lead a group at our home in Middleton. For those of you not familiar with this town, start at Durham and work your way north toward Canada. You don’t need to go all the way, but close!
I have served in the small group ministry as a leader for six years. I have also served as Sunday school teacher for fifth and sixth grade boys for five years. My current privilege is to serve as an elder of dec. I have been on the board for four years. This year marks the first year I have been ‘elected’ as chairman.
I like taking long walks. Sometimes in the dark. To duck blinds. Or deer stands. Sometimes I am blessed to be with my bride on these adventures. Anybody who knows me well knows I like to be on the water or in the woods in my spare time.
1 Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve.
| (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/11/Evans-J NULL.jpg)Josh and Carla Evans live in Lee with their two boys, Connor and Drew. They’ve been attending decfor six years. Before getting married and moving to NH, they both went to Gordon College. Although their paths probably should have crossed at Gordon, they didn’t meet until a few years after they had both graduated.
Carla is able to stay home with their boys, and Josh teaches fifth grade. Some of their favorite things to do as a family are going on nature walks, swimming, reading, and eating ice cream. (The Dairy Bar in Durham is their favorite!) Carla has served on the Global Outreach Team and is currently leading MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers). In addition to recently becoming the youngest and newest elder, Josh is part of the Teaching Team, and leads a small group with Carla that meets in Lee. “The community at dec has been a blessing to us as a young family; we’ve met some of our closest friends here. Our hope is to see Jesus proclaimed in the Seacoast and beyond through our relationships and the ministry of dec.”
| (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/11/Brinks NULL.jpg)Tom and Nancy Brink moved to Durham in 1980 and visited dec their first weekend here. They never looked for another church home. In the early years, Nancy helped pioneer the MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) ministry at dec, while Tom led the worship team from traditional to contemporary worship. Tom also served as an elder for a term in the 1980′s.
Over the years they have been involved in leading small groups and on the Global Outreach Team. Currently, Nancy is the Global Outreach advocate (deacon), and Tom is the team leader for the GPS course (God’s Plan and Strategy for the Nations). Tom has served as a on staff with InterVarsity for 34 years, first on campus staff at UNH, and then as area director for Maine and NH. Currently, Tom serves as the New England Regional Missions Director. His job includes coordinating the Katrina Relief Urban Plunge in New Orleans each spring and coordinating the New England Global Issues Internship to Uganda and Hispaniola. He is also director of a team which will pioneer a student movement among Muslim students in the next 5 years.
Nancy works at Kittery Trading Post as a receptionist. They love outdoor sports – biking, hiking, and skiing. Both have hiked the 48 four-thousand footers in the state of NH. Nancy loves teaching Inductive Bible Study and Tom loves to dream about the purposes of God in the world. Tom and Nancy have four daughters, two sons-in-law and one grandson.
| (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/11/Scott-and-Mel NULL.jpg)Scott and Melanie Young have been married 22 years and reside in Strafford NH. They have 5 children, ages 16 to 29, and 3 grandchildren. Before becoming an elder, Scott and Melanie worked with the Senior High Youth group, and Melanie is still very involved in this ministry. Scott has been a police officer for 29 years and the last 16 of those years as Chief of Police in Strafford.
Scott became a Christian in 1980 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. He loves to hunt and fish and going camping with the family.
Matt. 5:9 Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they will be called Sons of God.
“The reason I love that verse is because police officers ARE peace keepers, and it is our calling to be good, noble, and righteous men and women.”
| (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/11/Copy-of-Bryon NULL.jpg)Bill and Diane Bryon are retired and live in Lee. They have been married for 42 years (whoa!) have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Bill has served multiple terms as an elder for dec. He also serves as Assimilation Team adviser, small group leader, and Hospitality Team member. In the past, he has served as a small group coach and on Local Outreach, Assimilation, Hospitality, and Ministry Restructure teams.
Bill says: “I grew up in a Christian home in Ridgewood, New Jersey (there actually are Christians in New Jersey, though I was not yet one of them). I was uncertain about God and had no idea where Jesus fit in. I remained doubtful but curious in college, through four years in the Air Force, and during my early professional years as an entrepreneur in Santa Rosa, California. Diane and I innately knew there had to be something deeper and more meaningful in life than material success. Eventually we found our way to the Santa Rosa Bible Church where the Gospel was boldly preached, and we became believers. The presence and power of God became undeniably clear to us, and His blessings abounded in our lives. After ten years, we sold our business and moved to New Hampshire to be closer to our families. With a remarkable, sightless Christian business partner, we started Eastern Marketing Services, a direct mail company, and for 25 years enjoyed a great friendship and a successful enterprise. But our greatest blessings have come from being part of dec. We found a place to grow in our faith and to serve God with faithful friends.”
Bill likes to travel, enjoys reading (especially history), and gardening. His favorite Bible passage is Psalm 121.
| (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/11/Cropped-Mt-Major-Hike-me-and-Mike NULL.jpg)Mike and Cheryl Rudolph live in Dover, have been married for 29 years and started dating when they were high school sweethearts. They have two grown children and have been blessed recently with the addition of their son-in-law.
Mike and Cheryl have been attending dec since 1995 and have been active in the small group ministry since 1996. Mike is currently serving as a coach in that ministry and is also on the Worship Team. He’s also served on the board of elders for two previous terms and has participated in and taught classes for the Search for Significance ministry.
Cheryl’s heart has been intricately tied to praise and worship most of her life, and has served on the Worship and Arts Ministry at dec since 1996 where she currently serves as one of its leaders. Mike has been an avid softball coach & player for the last 30 years and has been coaching a dec team in the Rochester Men’s League for the past 7 years. Mike and Cheryl enjoy camping, hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, and family getaways. Mike’s favorite scriptures are in the book of Psalms and his favorite is Psalm 46. He loves the fact that the psalmists are able to pour out their hearts toward their holy, loving and gracious God.
Updated: February 14, 2013
Children’s Worship Ministry Team
A children’s worship ministry team has formed and is seeking to grow in order to teach children to ascribe worth to Jesus through worship. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Katie Brouse at firstname.lastname@example.org (katie NULL.brouse null@null durhame NULL.org) or 868-1027 x203.
- wash any used sheets/blankets weekly
- wash toys weekly
If interested, contact: Katie Brouse at 603.868.1027 x 203 or email@example.com
- Resource/Supply volunteers – organize and maintain the resource room and Sunday School classrooms
- Registration – maintain database (Microsoft Access) and enter new Nursery/Sunday School registrations
- Bulletin Boards – update & maintain bulletin boards across from Children’s Ministry office and downstairs near the water fountain
- Substitute coordinator – oversee scheduling of substitutes for Sunday School teachers
- Promotions/Events Scheduling – Enter promotion and facilities/resources scheduling requests into ServiceU program (this is the program we use to request all bulletin & web announcements, email blasts, room reservations & equipment reservations)
If you have a desire to serve with Children’s Ministry, even if you don’t know in what capacity, please contact me at katie.brouse@DurhamE.org or 868-1027 x203. I’d love to meet with you and discuss the possibilities.
In September of 2011, the Elder Board commissioned a task force to review the communication channels and processes within our church family and design a new “Communication Pod” which is currently undefined in our ministry team structure. Carl Kindstedt, Amanda Bowden, Zachary Pike, Alana Lepine, Andrea Reade-Thompson, and Jim Quinney spent countless hours and much effort over the past year working on this team. We are very grateful to them for their faithful service and for the excellent results.
The first job of the Communication Task Force (the “CTF”) was to clearly define what needed to be done and outline the steps required to accomplish this work. The charter was drafted, shared with the Elder Board and the Ministry Council, and then published. You can download a full copy of the charter here (http://durhame NULL.org/files/2011/11/CTF-Project-Charter-120911-updated-milestone NULL.pdf).
Ultimately the CTF determined that the best course of action was to consult with Vision New England (VNE), a ministry providing practical insight, assistance, and support to local churches in planning, development, and implementation.
You can read the full report (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/09/VNEFindingsRecommend_Final_June2012-1 NULL.pdf) or the following summary of their findings:
CTF Focus Group Results and Recommendations
At the request of the DEC Communications Task Force (CTF), DEC hired an outside consultant, Vision New England (VNE), to conduct a series of focus groups with church members on May 19, 2012. VNE used the results of these focus groups, interviews with the DEC pastoral staff, and findings of a church wide survey to prepare a report for DEC. The VNE report was well received and is providing expert guidance to church leadership as they determine how best to move forward with the recommendations.
The full report is available online at www.durhame.org. We encourage you to read it in full, but wanted to provide a brief overview of VNE’s findings and recommendations, as well as highlighting some of the ways that DEC is responding.
DEC has outgrown its communications systems.
The types of communication practices that worked well in a smaller church are no longer sufficient. VNE recommended a number of different steps for improvement, ranging from relatively quick fixes to long-term initiatives.
How We’re Responding:
- DEC is looking at candidates for a Communications Director to help the staff and elders better coordinate information. The job description has been placed on the DEC web site.
- A top priority for the new Communication Director will be to create a closed feedback loop for inbound communications to ensure timely responses to inbound communications (such as communications cards.)
DEC Leadership needs to focus on communication.
DEC has endured a couple of painful years, and VNE recommended that the Elders recommit to communication to further aid the healing process.
How We’re Responding:
- DEC Elders have already begun efforts to be more visible to the congregation at large.
- The Ministry Council has begun publishing vetted copies of their meeting notes to the congregation on the DEC web site.
- An “Elder’s Page” will be added to the DEC web site by the end of September. This will include profiles of each elder as well as vetted minutes of the elder’s meetings.
DEC needs a long-term communications vision.
In order to become more effective as a Christ-centered church that cares for people, DEC needs a centralized communications narrative, a defined communications strategy, and effective communication infrastructure.
How We’re Responding:
- DEC is in the process of hiring a Communications Director to help structure and lead communications at DEC. This staff person will play a pivotal role in helping DEC find and implement a vision for communication at DEC.
- The Communications Director position has become part of a larger staffing conversation. DEC has retained VNE for a follow-on engagement to assist with broader staffing plans and recruitment. The Elders expect to provide the congregation with a final report on this engagement by year end.
The Board of Elders meets regularly on the first Monday of each month. You are always welcome to meet with them to request prayer, to discuss your concerns, or to share your ideas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org (boardofelders null@null durhame NULL.org ) and someone will get back to you to set the date and time.
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dec’s Ministry Council consists of all deacons (advocates), elders, pastors, and a representative of the small groups ministry. Brian Jobin is the chair of the Ministry Council.
The primary purposes of the Ministry Council are to:
- Communicate the status of DEC ministries;
- Communicate pertinent church information and issues;
- Identify and resolve general ministry team needs and issues, provide leadership training for all team leaders and advocates;
- Provide for the spiritual growth of all who serve in ministry at DEC; and
- annually evaluate the health of DEC ministries as well as the environment in which they are administered.
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Service is an important part of our Christian faith. Service is the church emulating and reacting to love of the Father, the serving heart of Jesus, and the compassion of the Holy Spirit. Service is the kingdom of God at work in the world of man. And at dec, service is at the heart of our ministries as we:
- serve our community,
- support global missions,
- encourage worship,
- teach our children,
- raise up and build up believers,
- and care for those in need.
Above all, we desire for dec’s ministries work to glorify the Lord in a thousand ways all over the world.
If you are looking for your place to serve, discuss it with your small group leader and/or check out the opportunities list below:
Friends Care is a new ministry at dec with the purpose of reaching out, with the love of Christ, to dec’s senior citizens by supporting them in their time of need. The goal is to have dec’s seniors supported by having their concerns recognized and receiving assistance with their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. “…love your neighbor as yourself” Matthew 22:39
Do you have a caring heart for senior citizens? Friends Care is looking for people to put their caring heart into action by providing some of the following services: supportive phone calls, rides to appointments and shopping, light cleaning, visitations and prayer. If you’re interested in helping out, please fill out a Caregiver Application (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/07/Friends-Care-Caregiver-application NULL.pdf) and Background Check form (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/07/New-Background-Check-Form NULL.pdf) – which can also be found at the lower level Information Booth.
Are you a DEC senior citizen who could use assistance with a few things? Friends Care would like to help. Please fill out this Care Receiver Form (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/07/Friends-Care-Receiver-1st-form NULL.pdf) or ask for one of these forms at the lower level Information Booth.
Attention Men! Friends Care is in need of able body men to help out with dec’s seniors.
Just an hour now and then.
FMI: email@example.com (friends NULL.care null@null durhame NULL.org )
(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/07/2008-Mens-Retreat_bc082 NULL.jpg)The dec Men’s Ministry exists to encourage men and hold each other accountable to the lofty example that Christ set for us. We meet formally and informally to share in one another’s lives and provide encouragement, insight, and prayers for the challenges we face in being men, husbands, and fathers that honor the Lord.
Watch the website calendar and News and Updates for upcoming events.
Join us on Facebook (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/#%21/group NULL.php?gid=114403175281561)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (mensministry null@null durhame NULL.org)
COMING SOON! Sign up here (https://docs NULL.google NULL.com/a/durhame NULL.org/forms/d/1e2rV4O1UMlN7Y8r-GIhdu3VOoUGXPDo6x5y8mON6V4Q/viewform).
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(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2012/07/Mariage-Mentors051 NULL.jpg)DEC is strongly committed to helping couples build solid marriages by understanding God’s purpose for marriage. The marriage mentoring program helps couples at any stage to identify their strengths and growth areas. It also provides tools to build relational skills that will bring out the best in each other. All couples who desire to get married at dec are required to take this program.
Marriage Mentoring offers four levels of mentoring for couple relationships.
- SERIOUSLY DATING couples ask, “Is this truly the love of my life?”
- PREPARE mentoring provides an opportunity for engaged couples to strengthen their interpersonal skills and understand Biblical standards for a healthy marriage.
- ENRICH mentoring supports married couples in nurturing the joy that can be found as husband and wife as patterned by the roles of Christ and the church. Mentors strive to help couples strengthen those areas that are challenging to their relationship.
- STEP FAMILIES face unique issues. Mentors can offer support when the added challenges of a step family are present in a relationship – a complicated matter when children are involved. Mentoring seeks to equip couples and families to answer: “How will our marriage thrive within the complex dynamics of a step family?”
FMI: email email@example.com (marriage null@null durhame NULL.org)
Contact team leaders, Bill and Candi Braithwaite at 335-4563
Want to be the best mom possible?
Are you a new mom or a mom of a pre-schooler? If so, you are invited to a place designed especially for you! Here you’ll experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible. Where is this place? It’s called MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). All are welcome and an excellent children’s program runs alongside MOPS so come enjoy 2 hours of adult time!
Why Do I Need MOPS?
I was lost in a world of diapers and sippy cups. MOPS changed my life. I realized that there are lots of other moms out there just like me, struggling with the same challenges of raising preschoolers. And it is so much better to face them together than alone. MOPS is that place that I can go to and not have to face things alone, and to be able to build strong friendships. MOPS has taught me that I don’t need to be perfect in order to be the best mom that I can be for my kids. ~ Catrina
At MOPS I made some of the strongest friendships of my life and I found some great support to get me through the good and bad days of parenting. My MOPS group is so helpful to me because at the meetings I get a break from caring for my kids, I eat my own food and talk with other moms. I am also reminded how precious my children really are and how valuable the time is that I spend with them during these young years of their lives. ~ Anne
(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2011/05/bgd_congregation_nb NULL.jpg)The Worship & Arts Ministry seeks to serve the Lord and the body by using music & arts to bring us into the throne room of grace to meet with and glorify the King of kings. Bringing all of us from different seasons and walks of life – we unify our hearts, minds and voices before God – mainly through (but not limited to) songs, scriptures and prayer. Knowing that as we offer up a sacrifice of praise, thanksgiving and worship – in spirit and in truth… our God is faithful to meet with us by His mercy and grace, and ministers to us through His Holy Spirit. We also desire to serve the body as special needs arrive such as funerals, weddings and retreats.
If you have a heart for serving the Lord and the body in this way, there are many areas of service that we could use your help with:
- Loading and/or running graphics
- Sound technicians
- CD Duplication
- Special Events/Needs: Weddings, funerals, retreats
- Sunday or Wednesday services
- Upcoming campus services
Please contact the Worship & Arts Ministry Leadership: Worship & Arts (worship null@null durhame NULL.org)
(http://durhame NULL.org/files/2010/12/bgd_youth_nb NULL.jpg)Every teenager has a need to be known by someone and to know someone. Biblically speaking, that’s fellowship in a nutshell. Fellowship is a partnership, a unity that Christ prayed the whole church would grab onto. In dec‘s student ministry, it’s our mission to encourage young people to take hold of that partnership – with God, with His people, and with each other. Plus, we throw some pretty sweet events.
Check out our dec students’ website (http://youth NULL.durhame NULL.org/).
Grapple (7th – 8th grades)
Friday, 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (studentmin NULL.grapple null@null durhame NULL.org)
Real Life (9th -12th grades)
Sunday,1:00 to 3:30 PM.
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Email: email@example.com (studentmin NULL.college null@null durhame NULL.org)
Tom Froning, Student Minister
603.868.1027 ex. 205
Student Ministry Hotline: 603.868.1027 ex. 305
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- 8:00 AM – Dave Johnson
- 9:45 AM – Jim Travis
- 11:30 AM – Bill Daly, Team Leader
Psalm 95: 6-7 “Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.”
The ushers and greeters’ mission is to create a welcoming atmosphere for visitors, seekers, and our dec family. For the most part we are the undercurrent of dec’s Sunday morning services ~ anticipating people’s needs, extending outstretched hands, and warm smiles. For so many, a church doorway can be a most intimidating portal. Fear, unworthiness, guilt, and shame can meet them at the door of a church. This is where our ushers, greeters and Information Center volunteers hope to make a difference. At dec, all are welcome and all are received with the love of Christ.
To contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org (ushers NULL.greeters null@null durhame NULL.org)
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The Disability Ministry exists to support dec’s mission to be a Christ-centered church that cares for all people, including those with visible and invisible disabilities.
Our primary concern is to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to see their true value in Christ. We acknowledge that disabilities affect the entire family unit and want to show God’s love through concrete, supportive actions. We seek to provide a barrier free place to worship, whether those are physical or attitudinal barriers. We are a church that desires to grow together and the team will provide educational opportunities to combat any “us” vs “them” division so we may grow in a spirit of unity. Because we are a church that serves together and we believe that our unique gifts make the body strong (1 Cor 12: 12-31) we will assist people with disabilities in finding a place to serve.
Contact us by email: email@example.com (disabilities null@null durhame NULL.org)
(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2010/12/PicLogoCombo NULL.png)Join us as we Celebrate God’s healing and freedom from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~ John 10:10
This Christ-centered 12-Step Program and 8 Recovery Principles based on the Beatitudes is for any one looking to start or maintain their journey on the road to recovery.
My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
We meet in the dec Function Hall every Tuesday night. Park in the lower level and enter through the side doors.
- 6:00 – 6:25 Light Dinner
- 6:30 – 7:30 Worship and Main Meeting
- 7:30 – 8:30 Open Share Groups
- 8:30 – 9:00 Trinity Café: coffee, cookies and crosstalk
|Celebrate Recovery is:||Celebrate Recovery is NOT:|
|• A safe place to share.||• A place for selfish control.|
|• A refuge.||• Therapy.|
|• A place of belonging.||• A place for secrets.|
|• A place to care for others and be cared for.||• A place to look for dating relationships.|
|• Where respect is given to each member.||• A place to rescue or be rescued by others.|
|• Where confidentiality is highly regarded.||• A place for perfection.|
|• A place to learn.||• A long-term commitment.|
|• A place to demonstrate genuine love.||• A place to judge others.|
|• A place to grow and become strong again.||• A quick fix.|
|• A place for progress.|
|• Where you can take off your mask and allow others to know who you are.|
|• A place for healthy challenges and healthy risks.|
|• A possible turning point in your life.|
If you’d like more information on Celebrate Recovery please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org (celebraterecovery null@null durhame NULL.org)
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A division of dec‘s Global Outreach Team
To propose and implement short-term missions opportunities, as well as organize training and debriefing materials for short-term mission trips.
Team Member Duties:
- Match the skills and talents of dec attenders and members to the needs of dec’s supported missionaries/mission organizations or strategic partnerships.
- Communicate with dec missionaries about potential short-term mission trips and propose new opportunities for short-term mission trips based on the GOT short-term missions strategy document.
- Organize and/or facilitate effective operation of all short-term missions trips from dec based on the GOT short-term missions strategy document.
- Recruit and train short-term trip leaders, as well as be a resource to current short-term trip leaders.
- Plan cross-cultural training and debriefing sessions for the short-term teams sent by dec either through training the trip leader or organizing training for the team.
- Update the non-policy sections of the Short-Term Leaders Manual, and propose policy revisions to the Personnel, Policy & Finance Subteam leader.
- Propose budget needs for short-term missions to the GOT Personnel, Policy & Finance Subteam leader in January of each year.
- Devote time to personal prayer for missions.
Contact us by email: Global Outreach (globaloutreach null@null durhame NULL.org)
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Our mind set is geared towards Hebrews 13: 1-2 which says “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” We welcome everyone joining us on Sunday mornings with hot coffee and munchkins. We serve our brothers, sisters, and all who come into our midst by providing opportunities to meet each other, share fellowship, and support our brothers and sisters serving with any hospitable and loving care we can by the leading and blessing of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We coordinate hospitality needs for all our brothers and sisters to support their ministry functions, and offer our services for special events including the Christmas Gift bags, Memorial Services, and special needs as they arise.
Team Leaders – Diane Bryon and Norma Bard
FMI: email@example.com (hospitality null@null durhame NULL.org)
(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2010/12/sew NULL.jpg)Every Third Saturday
Stitching and Encouraging Women.
We are a group of women who like to get together and sew something. We have made quilts for a homeless shelter, Taggies for Mops to give to new mothers, and easy sewing projects to be finished in 2 hours or less.
Saturday from 9 to 11 is our meeting time on the third Saturday of the month, although sometimes it changes for schedule conflicts.
Check the Calendar and/or News and Updates tab on the Home Page for current information.
FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org (womensew null@null durhame NULL.org )
(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2010/12/childruns NULL.jpg)Proverbs 4:5 states, Learn to be wise, and develop good judgment. In the Children’s Ministry, we think it’s never too early to start forging a relationship with the Lord. Our goal is to partner with parents in the spiritual training of their children. We want to build their faith, fortify their knowledge, and edify their spirits; every good spiritual thing that you want from our church, we want for your children.
In other words, we feed your kids. And sometimes they get a snack, too.
603.868.1027 ext. 203
email@example.com (childrens NULL.ministry null@null durhame NULL.org)
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In this class, we investigate the most basic questions of Christianity,
even the questions we may think we already know the answers to. Together
we’ll take a long, hard look at the basic principles of Christianity and
search the Bible for God’s truth. As we do, we’ll discuss how these truths
impact us personally.
No classes are scheduled at this time.
Please send us your questions and comments! You can email them to:
Fundamentals (fundamentals null@null durhame NULL.org)
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family life exists build families that reflect the life, love, and power of Jesus Christ to our communities. We seek to provide tools, events, and resources that help empower today’s families to grow in their relationships within the family and with the Creator of family.
Psalm 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Our goal is to see healthy families at dec who(se):
- children possess the skills and spiritual foundation needed to establish their own Christian homes as adults;
- view Jesus as the Great Physician and the ultimate source of authority and relational healing;
- confidently engage our culture from a Christian perspective;
- know God in growing intimacy and encourage those around them;
- Reach out to their neighbors with the help of our programs, resources, and event
FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org (familylife null@null durhame NULL.org)
We welcome anyone and everyone here at dec, but there’s a special place in our hearts for members. Membership is a (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2010/12/Membership NULL.jpg)declaration that dec is the particular part of Christ’s church that you are personally affiliated with, an affirmation that you share dec‘s core beliefs, and a commitment to be an active part of the family here.
If you’re interested in membership, or just curious about what membership at dec means, use the contact below for more information on membership classes.
If you would like more information about membership classes, call 868-1027 x200 or email email@example.com. (membership null@null durhame NULL.org)
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(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2010/12/bgd_assimilation_nb1 NULL.jpg)The mission of the women’s ministry is to provide a place where women are growing together through
- Study of scripture
Check this News and Updates (http://durhame NULL.org/news-updates/) for current happenings. Join our Facebook Group (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/groups/DECWomensMinistry/)!
If you have questions or suggestions, please let us know at Women’s Ministry (WomensMinistry null@null durhame NULL.org).
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Galations 6:10 “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
- Greets those approaching the Info/Welcome areas and offers assistance and answers questions.
- Uses the computer and/or kiosk for web site information as well.
- Maintain Guest Books for both Info Centers and responds to all visitors with a note from dec and a gift.
- Maintain List of dec Ministries and schedules of events.
- Maintain and update literature provided on the info center areas.
- Hosts any Ministry Team with sign ups/registrations for their upcoming events.
Team Leader: Karin Lamar
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org (information NULL.center null@null durhame NULL.org)
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Adult Ministries’ mission is to facilitate the building up, equipping for ministry, and multiplying of shepherd leaders, and to facilitate the development of true fellowship and caring for one another in our adult congregation.
dec offers a variety of programs that focus on spiritual growth and maturity:
- Christian Fundamentals (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/christian-fundamentals/)
- Small Groups (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/small-groups/)
- Men’s Ministries (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/mens-ministry/)
- Women’s Ministries (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/womens-ministry/)
- Christian Life Skills
- Leadership Training
- Celebrate Recovery (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/celebrate-recovery/)
- Family Life (http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/family-life/)
FMI: email Pastor John Wiswell at: John Wiswell (john NULL.wiswell null@null durhame NULL.org)
(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2010/12/babtism NULL.jpg)Baptism can be tough to define. Through history, the church has had some lively discussions about the how, the where, and the when of baptism, but we all agree that it’s a vital act of faith, and a public sign of our connection with the Lord.
It’s spiritual, but it’s also physical. It’s symbolic, but it’s also entirely real. It’s of our own free will, but it’s a commandment from God. On all accounts, it’s a very big deal. And those who take the plunge in faith are never the same.
dec offers a one hour class at 10 AM on the first Sunday of each month, exploring how and why we practice baptism. Whether you’re a believer eager to be baptized or just someone with some questions, dec‘s baptism class is for you.
For more information, email Pastor John Wiswell at: email@example.com (baptism null@null durhame NULL.org)
(http://durhame NULL.org/ourministries/files/2010/12/BOB_08981 NULL.jpg)Christ calls us to encourage, disciple, teach, and pray for each other – to share life. It’s sad to say, but it can be hard to share life with a family the size of dec. That’s why small groups are at the heart of our church. These home-based gatherings are located all over the region and meet weekly for Bible study and prayer.
In small groups, we connect with our brothers and sisters, provide support and encouragement to one another, and grow spiritually and in the unity of the faith. We share life. And sometimes dessert as well.
- John Wiswell, Adult Minister
- 603.868.1027 ex.202
If you’d like to join a small group, you can sign up below.
When filling out this form, please be sure to include which days and times work best for you to meet, your home town, and any other information you feel is pertinent. A Small Group Coach will contact you to help place you in the right group.