Bible Study & Worship Ministry

Sunday Morning Bible Study

The Sunday Bible Study is a short class which focuses on the weekly scripture readings in our bulletins emphasizing how we apply scripture to our everyday lives by discussing current events, historical applications, our church ministries and how to live as Christ-centered individuals in our communities and families.

Tampa Campus Bible Study:

The class starts around 10 am and ends at 11 am, and is located in the Math Classroom just off the Narthex entrance.  Our plans moving forward with such short time is to continue to focus on the weekly scripture readings shared from the Old/ New Testaments and Gospel printed in our weekly bulletins.

West Tampa Campus Bible Study:

English – 9:30am – 10:30am in the Gym/Fellowship Building

Spanish – 10:45-11:45am in the Gym/Fellowship Building

All are welcome, and come as you are!

Sunday School

The mission of Family of Christ’s Sunday school program is to teach the Gospel with a joyful spirit to those who do not know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, calling them into faith, while sharing and strengthening the faith of our members and fellow believers.

Children engage in active learning experiences through songs of praise and worship, prayers, acting out Bible stories, games and crafts that are themed towards each lesson.

Middle school students may help with Sunday school classes for volunteer hours with permission from Youth Leadership and the Sunday School Coordinator.

New Tampa Campus:

Children’s Sunday school classes are held during the 9am and 11am services. Children between the ages of 4-11 may participate. (VPK- 5th grade) Sunday school begins as a large group and then students divide into two groups for the lesson based on their age and grade level.

A staffed nursery is available for children 3 years old and under.

West Campus:

Children’s Sunday School classes are held at 9:30 am for children ages 5 and up and at 11:00 am for children ages 2-4.

Tamil Worship Service

Tamil Service is for Tamil speaking Christians based in Tampa area. The purpose of the fellowship is to give an opportunity for Tamil-speaking Christians to gather regularly to worship and to provide an opportunity to meet other fellow Tamil Christians and to grow with the spiritual and cultural influence of Tamil roots. Join us to worship the Lord in Tamil at 4:30 pm on the second and fourth Sundays of each month and on special occasions.

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Spanish Worship Service: Culto Español

The Spanish Worship is for Spanish speaking Christians in the New Tampa Area.  Join us for worship every Saturday evening at 7:30pm.

Worship Assistants

The following guidelines and instructions are given so that ushers and greeters can perform their tasks with quiet efficiency and authentic hospitality, enabling everyone to offer reverent worship to God and to enjoy the Christian community.  This important task complements and advances the mission of our congregation, for it makes both visitors and members feel welcome and wanted.

Greeters

Be at the church approximately 30 minutes prior to the service.
Distribute bulletins and greet worshipers at the entrance. Assist folks in any manner they may need (elderly or handicapped, location of restrooms, nursery for infants & toddlers, busy bags for young children). Give extra bulletins to large families/groups.
Count attendance sometime during the service and record number on the chart hanging on the wall by the office. Don’t forget the balcony and the nursery. Count everyone!

Ushers

When receiving the offering, face the altar – do not look down the pew as the plate is passed. The plate is simply passed by the end person to the pew behind them with ushers remaining in the center aisle. When all offering is collected, the users will come toward the altar with the offering plates.
Ushers will dismiss worshipers from the center aisle to come forward to receive communion. After receiving communion, people will return to their pews via the side aisles. Please be aware of anyone who does not come forward for communion who may want to be served at their seats and inform the pastor or communion assistants. The ushers will be the last to receive communion.

Readers

You will read the Psalm and the First Reading; Pastor will read the Gospel. Please check the bulletin for the order of service so you will know when to come forward to read. The lessons to be read will be emailed to you on the Friday before service.

If for some reason you are unable to volunteer, please find someone who could substitute for you.  If you know by Thursday, you can let the secretary know so she can print the correct names in the bulletin.

Acolytes

The role of Acolyte is a very important one in the liturgy of the service.  There are several parts of the service in which the acolyte will participate, including lighting and extinguishing the candles, assisting with the offering, assisting with communion & assisting with baptisms. Please contact the Youth Leadership if you are interested in volunteering as an Acolyte.  There will be several opportunities for acolyte training throughout the year.

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