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Assistant Church Secretary

Sis. Denise Richardson
 
 

Assistant Church Secretary

The person elected for this position should be a Christian with general and office skills who truly feels "called to Christian Service" and who is willing to go “Above and Beyond" the personal investment in a job that is considered "Normal" in the secular world of work.

The position of the Assistant Church Secretary is a very special ministry and very important in a church setting, It is similar to the same duties as that of the Secretary.  He/she should be diverse and is on the frontline ad works directly with the Secretary.  He/she needs to be detail-oriented, deadline-aware, persistent, helpful, team-minded, a pleasant personality and always cooperative. He/she must be discrete and confidential at all times concerning any information given by a member of the church.

 
 

His/Her Functions:

vBy its design and assignment of responsibilities this position is intended primarily to assist and support the Church Secretary.
vWork with Church Secretary assist with the duties outlined.
vWork hand in hand with the Church Administrator and the Church Secretarycommunicates of absence Via Text, Phone Call or Email so that schedules can be arranged.
v Responsible for the printing of the  Sunday Church Bulletins - one Sunday out of the month and having them on time for Worship.
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vAssist  the Secretary in typing all confirmations and outgoing bulk letters for upcoming schedule services for the church only.
v Be available to read the weekly announcements and any incoming corresponding mail every other Sunday EXCEPT Youth Sundays.
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vCoordinate with the Secretary so that coverage will be provided in the case of  an emergency.
v Attend all church meetings and take the minutes in the absence of the Secretary and keep records in database, a copy of the minutes should be given to the Administrator and Church Secretary.
v Work hand in Hand with Secretary of rotating when absent Via Text, Email or Phone Call for reading of the announcements.
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Prepare agenda for church meetings with the assistance of the Pastor and distribute minutes of previous meetings along with the agenda to the members before the next meeting in the absence of the Secretary

Christian Education Ministry

Church Christian Education Ministry Overview

Spiritual Growth: Helping Believers Grow into Christ-likeness
 

Christian Education Ministry of the Church

Christian Education Ministry involves the administration and coordination of programs or strategies to facilitate the spiritual growth or discipleship of believers into Christ-likeness.


Philosophy Behind Christian Education:

A church needs to develop a sound philosophy for Christian education based on the Word of God. A sound philosophical statement is not enough, however, to experience the transformation of lives. What is on paper must be put into practice for it to make a difference. Too often an incongruence exists between what is on paper and the actual operative philosophy of the church's leadership.
 

Staff Needed:

The Christian Education ministry of the church is not a one person job. It takes many people working at different levels and in different capacities. When working as a team, key leaders of the various areas will have a much greater effectiveness than if they focus only on themselves and their own areas of responsibility. A Director of Christian Education certainly can provide pivotal leadership. Without the support of the pastor and other church leadership, this person can only go so far.
 

Levels On Which Spiritual Growth Happens:

Listening to a sermon in the corporate worship service is not enough to facilitate true growth. Discipleship also needs to be happening on the personal level, one-on-one with fellow believers, in small groups, and in mid-size groups. Each of these levels offers a different dynamic to the growth process.
 

Groupings In Which It Happens:

While breaking people into groups according to age, needs, interests, or abilities can be helpful, we must be careful not to totally fragment the body. In whatever we do, we must line up with body life principles.
 

Other Factors Needed:

 

To carry out strategies, decisions must be made about curriculum, facilities must be evaluated, a budget must be proposed, policies must be developed, and scheduling must be coordinated.
 


Church Administrator oversees Administrative Staff

First Lady Jewel Bellamy, Administrator
 
 
 


Although church is a place dedicated to worship and receiving religious instruction, many other activities go on behind the scenes to support the operation of such a facility.  A church administrator provides support to a church and its ministry. Although the role may involve different duties and responsibilities at each church depending on its size and needs, there are some main areas that a church administrator supervises.

She/he must be Proficient with standard office productivity software such as MS Office  (including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point) Adobe Photo Shop and must have experience in Administration.

vThis  position reports  to  the  Pastor  with updates on the administrative staff, their functions and detailed accountabilities of their performances.  She/he will maintain strict confidentiality in all matters.
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v The Church Administrator is largely responsible for over seeing the Administrative Staff.

vOrder and inventory church stationary and other items for the church
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vPrepare new members knit for all new members.
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vTyping of weekly bulletins and printing.
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vPrepare all visitors and church letters for signing and mailing, prayer cards, tithe envelopes, all flyers and correspondence relating to the church.
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vCall funeral homes and gather information, type and send out sympathy letters for bereaved families from the congregation and sister churches.
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vMaintain database with all record system relating to the church membership, prepare printed certificates for baby dedications, marriages, new member, deacon/deaconess and honorary certificates.
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vMaintain church calendar.
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vPrepare wedding, funeral, and special programs when requested.
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vShe/He will demonstrates skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. 
vInitiate contacts at Pastor's request keeping an updated contact database.
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vTrain Administrative staff of various functions when ever needed.
 

Church Clerk


Sis. Verenia Sandifer   
 
 
 

The person elected for this position should be a Christian with general and office skills who truly feels "called to Christian Service" and who is willing to go “Above and Beyond" the personal investment in a job that is considered "Normal" in the secular world of work.

The position of the Church Clerk reports directly to the Church Administrator and is a very special ministry ,very important in a church setting, He/she should be diverse and is on the frontlines  He/she needs to be detail-oriented, deadline-aware, persistent, helpful, team-minded, a pleasant personality and always cooperative. He/she needs to be discrete and confidential at all times concerning information given my the members.

 
 

His/Her Functions

 
 
 
vPerforms the clerical duties of the church.
v Attend all meetings.
v File and keep record of important documents and paper work of the church
v Signs and stamps the baby dedication, Recognition, Baptism  and any other certificates that will be presented.
vFile marriage certificate of member with the court after wedding ceremony.
vFiles records of funerals Officiated by the Pastor and letters of Condolence .


Church Secretary


Sis. Angela Bradford, Chairperson of Womens Day 2014
 
 


The person elected for this position should be a Christian with general and office skills who truly feels "called to Christian Service" and who is willing to go “Above and Beyond" the personal investment in a job that is considered "Normal" in the secular world of work.

The position of the Church Secretary is a very special ministry and very important in a church setting, He/she should be diverse and is on the frontlines and is one of the first person’s the church sees. He/she needs to be detail-oriented, deadline-aware, persistent, helpful, team-minded, a pleasant personality and always cooperative. He/she needs to be discrete and confidential at all times concerning any information given by a member of the church.

 
 

His/Her Functions:

vBy its design and assignment of responsibilities this position is intended primarily to assist and support the church and reports to the Church Administrator.
vWork with Church Administrator and assist with the duties outlined.
vResponsible for the printing of the  Sunday Church Bulletins -one Sunday out of the month and having it at Church on time for Worship.

vWork hand in hand with the Church Administrator and the Assistant Church secretary,  communicates of absence Via Text, Phone Call or Email so that rotating schedules can be arranged.
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vAssist  in typing all confirmations and outgoing  bulk letters for upcoming schedule services for the church only.
v Be available to read the weekly announcements and any incoming corresponding mail every other Sunday EXCEPT Youth Sundays.
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vCoordinate with the Assistant Secretary so that coverage will be provided in the case of an emergency.
v Attend all church meetings and take the minutes and keep records in database, a copy of the minutes should be given to the Administrator and Asst Church Secretary.
vPrepare agenda for church meetings with the assistance of the Pastor and distribute minutes of previous meeting along with the agenda to the members before the next meeting. 
 
 


Deaconesses Ministry

Deaconess Mary Daye, President 
Deaconess Ruby Jackson
Deaconess Norma Brooks 
 
 
 A deaconess ministry in a Christian church is a group of women who serve the congregation and community. Deaconess duties vary greatly among denominations, but responsibilities generally include such tasks as assisting with church ordinances, supporting the clergy, ministering to the needy and educating female church members. While deaconesses are sometimes ordained, they're typically considered part of the lay ministry.A major Scripture passage that becomes a focal point on the subject is Romans 16:1 and 2, where Paul said to the Roman believers,

I commend to you Phoebe our sister; who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord.

(Phoebe was the bearer of Paul’s letter to the Bomans, and a very capable individual who apparently did a great deal of traveling. Letters of commendation were popular in those times; traveling was easier if one could produce such a letter to a potential host.

Deacon/Deaconesses also serve the Three Tables: Pastor, Lord's Supper & Poor.  
 The term deacon comes from the Greek word diákonos meaning servant or minister. It appears at least 29 times in the New Testament.

The role or office of deacon was developed in the early church primarily to minister to the physical needs of the members of the body of Christ. In Acts 6:1-6 we see the initial stage of development.

 

Qualities of a Deacon

While the New Testament never specifically defines the responsibilities or duties of this office, Paul explains the qualities of a deacon in 1 Timothy 3:8-13:
In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money. They must be committed to the mystery of the faith now revealed and must live with a clear conscience. Before they are appointed as deacons, let them be closely examined. If they pass the test, then let them serve as deacons.

In the same way, their wives must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.

A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well. Those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.


Missionary Ministry

Missions is what God does through His people, the church, to spread the gospel through word and deed to all people of the world. Missions is evangelism AND ministry, woven together in such a way that people see Christ, hear His call to follow, and invite Him into their lives. 
 
A Missionary is someone who have heard the words of Jesus and accepted the challenge.  “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23 NIV). As we follow, let’s rediscover the meaning of the word missions and understand that a missionary is someone who finds joy in meeting human needs while sharing the message of hope through Christ’s gift of eternal life. 
 
that way of sharing can be through clothes, food, Bibles, Tracts, Evangelism, and developing ways of meeting the needy as to tie in with the benevolence of whatever the Church can do to bring joy and comfort to those who are in a foreign country, or even in our very neighborhoods and community.  

Music Ministry

Rev. Randy Wilson, Minister of Music 
 
 

It came to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good; for His mercy endureth forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the House of God (2 Chronicles 5:13-14).
 
Purpose
 
The music ministry is to act as a vehicle to usher in the presence of God. It is to set and establish an atmosphere that is conducive to worship, enabling (a) the presence of God to move freely among the congregation and (b) each person in the congregation to experience Christ on a personal level. The music ministry should serve as an enhancement to the worship service (Not distraction), preparing the people for the delivery of the Word of God. It is not an end in itself, but neither is it a means of filling gaps in the worship experience. The music ministry should not be used as a piece of scenic background, but rather as an active, particpatory, and integral part of the worship service.
 
Vision/Mission Statement

As a music ministry, our primary mission is to magnify and glorify Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:16-17) in everything we do. Furthermore, it is also the mission of the music ministry to facilitate the fulfillment of the overall mission and vision of this church through the delivery of:(A) Spiritual and spirit-led music that enhances the worship service; (B) Anointed music that edifies, inspires, and challenges the body of Christ and further enables them to experience Christ on a personal level; (C)Through-provoking and intelligent music that continues to raise the level of consciousness of the people to the awesome nature of the God we serve through praise and worship; (D) Christ-centered music that boldly shares the “Good News” with those who are lost; (E) Dynamic, multifaceted music for a diverse congregation that will not be mired in mediocrity or tradition, but continues to push the edges of the envelope so that effective ministry can take place in any atmosphere and at anytime; (F) Innovative, fresh, and creative music that is unique to this church while also reaching into the past to bridge the gap between young and old Christians alike; and (G) Training that equips, empowers, and enables others to grow and realize their full potential in the area of music ministry.
 
 Single Parent Ministry
 
Single parent ministry is a whole new level of reaching people. It can be discouraging, messy, and rarely consistent. And unless you have ever been a single parent yourself, it can be quite intimidating to lend a helping hand, or even know where to start. 
 
 I know this may seem like an obvious one, but never underestimate the power of prayer, especially of a parent praying over their child. You may not completely understand everything your son or daughter is going through, and that’s fine. But pray specific and transparent prayers, not manipulative or selfish ones. Also be sure to love on the involved children unconditionally through it all and even pray with them whenever possible. Prayer can move mountains and when we pray within God’s will, we know we have the petitions we ask of him. (Matthew 10:201 John 5:14-15)
 
 Our responsibility as Christian individuals is to show the unconditional love of Christ to others, and to do the same for the kids involved. The Bible tells us to hate what is evil and to cling to what is good. Love never fails and perfect love casts out fear. Hold fast to all of God’s promises, because we know in Christ all of his promises are based on His word.
 
The Group Leader must set up single parent meetings and be single to relate. 


Outreach Ministry

 
To reach beyond; exceed: the walls of the Church in an effort to reach out; extend our services and benefits to a wider section of the population, as community work. It can be done in the form of publications, media, broadcasts, videos and audio CD's and tracts. Purpose is to get the Word out to the Community and show that the Church is not just hidden behind the Walls but can reach beyond the Walls of the unsaved and Prison bars and other institutions to let somebody know that WE CARE. That is why we Reach Out. 

Pastor

Sis. Sharon Green, Pastor's Secretary 
 
 


The person elected for this position should be a Christian with general and office skills who truly feels "called to Christian Service" and who is willing to go “Above and Beyond" the personal investment in a job that is considered "Normal" in the secular world of work. 

The position of the Pastor’s Secretary is a very special ministry and very important in a church setting, He/she should be diverse and is on the frontline and is one of the first person the public sees to get in touch with the Pastor. He/she needs to be detail-oriented, deadline-aware, persistent, helpful, team-minded, a pleasant personality and always cooperative. He/she must remain discrete and confidential at all times concerning any information given by the church or anyone.

His/Her Functions:

v Informs the Pastor about the deaths and hospitalizations of members of the church and the community.
vShe/he will keep the Pastor informed as to church needs that come to his attention, as well as personal matters including complaints.
vResponsible with the assisting of printing the Sunday Church Bulletins one Sunday out of each month - and have them on time for Worship.
v Manage his calendar along with him and keep it current,
vSchedule incoming and outgoing dates only for the Pastor and type all confirmation letters for churches and mail, schedule incoming and outgoing dates and keep it update.
vDemonstrated skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
vArrange church meetings for the Pastor, listen to church voice mail messages pertaining to that of the Pastor and respond, sort through the Pastor’s mail from churches.
v Assist couples preparing for marriage, providing them with personalized wedding manual and, if needed, the preparation of "Prepare" inventory, or "Enrich" inventory for the Pastor's marriage counseling.  Take weddings, baby dedication, funeral and baptism information for the Pastor.
v Attend all  Board Meetings for the Pastor and keep minutes up to date.
vRespond to the request for general secretarial support of the Pastor as needed, Remind the Pastor of upcoming  and outgoing dates which is schedule on the calendar.

Pastor Reginald Bellamy, Founder

Our Pastor gave his life to Christ at an early age and started preaching the gospel at age 12 where he was licensed at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark, NJ and later was ordained at age 17 where he served as an Assistant Pastor of the Genesis Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. for 5 years. He has served under various Pastors and he has Pastored 3 Churches in his 40 years in the Ministry. He Founded  the New Life Fellowship Baptist Church in Tinton Falls, NJ. And now has been the Pastor & Founder for 4 years. He loves to preach and teach. He matriculated in various Schools and Bible Colleges and has a B.A. and a M. Div. His favorite scripture is  St. John 9:4 ..... His Biography can be found in it's entirety on this website.  He is married to Jewel our First Lady and they have 3 children; Bianca 15, Benjamin 11 & Brianna 9. He is truly a man of God with a vision to move forward.  His motto is " All who teach one, can reach one."  His goal is to preach, teach and to reach.

Stewardship Ministry

Bro. Marvin Daye, Chairman                                                Bro Charles Hill * Deceased Past Treasurer
Sis. Mary Daye, Financial Sec.
Sis. Sharon Green, Treasurer 
 
The Stewardship Ministry 
 
 

The Stewardship Ministry of NLFBC was created to assist the church family and the community to become the very best stewards with all that God has entrusted to us.

1 Corinthians 4:2 says, “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.”

God has given us everything that we have and ALL we have belongs to God. He has commanded us to be “faithful” with the possessions that He has placed in our care. Here at New Life the purpose of the Stewardship Ministry is to teach, train, and consult the church as a body to be faithfully obedient to God’s Holy Word, especially in the stewardship of money and possessions, in order to know Christ more intimately, be free to serve Him more effectively, and to enjoy the greatest life possible for us and our families. 

 To have a successful Stewardship: 

Must Determine the  Vision

 The vision of the stewardship ministry must tie into the church’s other ministries. The people of the church must  be radical givers and good stewards. The vision was birthed out of 1 Timothy 6:17–19:

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

These verses lay out exactly what good stewardship looks like: People would be generous, have margin, and put their faith and hope in God. They would not be materialistic, and they would be building up their lives in contentment and serving the Kingdom. 

Then we must ask ourselves  “Why are we here? What are we doing? What is our purpose?” We must follow the Mission and the Vision...
 

Then we must Set Objectives

Objectives need to be meaningful, measurable, manageable.

To create givers: Not so we can raise the budget or bring in more money, but because God does something in people’s lives when they allow Him to change their perspective about money.
To have Christ-centered stewards:  that will be Christ-centered and know what God has purposed them to do with money.
For people to be biblically literate: We want them to know what the Scriptures say—where it is and how to do it. If they are being told to leverage debt, they’ll know the truth of Proverbs 22:7 that tells us, “The borrower is the slave of the lender.”
For people to be debt-free: Debt chains us to our past and robs us of our future. 
For people to be savers: The Bible tells us that wise people save money. A debtor loses opportunities, but a saver is ready when God presents them.  And last  determine how, when and where the church will meet the objectives. 
 
 
 
 
 

Transportation Ministry

Consist of anyone who volunteers to provide transportation to New Life Members to and from the Church Grounds in a safe, effective and efficient manner. There is a Ambucare Vehicle that provides transportation to one of our members ( William Ysaquirre )  every Sunday who is disabled facilitated by his mother Sis. Sharon Green who makes sure he as a member is a dedicated one in the service of the Lord. This has been ever since New Life was in existence and even before that in another church. Transportation is provided when you contact the Church. 

Ushers Ministry

Its purpose is to serve God. When the ushers see to it that an atmosphere of reverence and order is maintained before, during, and after the service, they do it for God. When they usher the worshippers to their seats, they do it for God. When they gather the offerings, they serve God. What they do, they do not "as unto men, but unto God." They are a part of the total congregation which presents itself before God to worship Him.
 
 
 The whole congregation, and particularly the ushers, must have the right mental attitude for the work of ushering. Otherwise it loses its sacred character and will not accomplish its real purpose. No one should be allowed to usher who is proud, overly self-conscious, desirous of making himself known and prominent, wants to show authority, thinks he is doing others a favor, or has the idea that it is a job someone has to do, and since no one else is willing to do it, it's up to him to carry it out. All ushers must have the right mental attitude. Their motto must be, "We serve the Lord Jesus Christ, not you."
 
 Next to the minister, the organist, and choir,-the ushers have the most important task to perform in the worship service. It is up to the ushers to keep order, to help create a spirit of worship, reverence, and friendliness in and about the church. These things are absolutely necessary. Without them the church service cannot be held. 
 

Womens Ministry

Sis. Jewel Bellamy, President
 
 
 A women's ministry within a church or organization usually starts with one woman or a few women who have the desire to see others grow in their relationships with Christ. 

Women’s Ministry centers on meeting the spiritual needs of Christian women and helping them to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. The word ministry comes from the Greek word 'diakoneo' literally meaning “to serve. Women’s Ministry exists to serve women and to teach women how to minister to others. It is action based and focuses on living a Godly life with guidance from the Bible.

A women’s ministry is often made up from a volunteer from the congregation or a church staff member, responsible for coordinating and leading events specifically for women. Some of their tasks might include hosting Bible studies, retreats, service projects or gathering events. Their primary goal is to assemble the women of the church to share time growing in their spiritual knowledge and love of God. 

 
 

Youth Director


Sis. Thomasina Shanks 
 
 Director oversees the Youth Department of the Church and its functions in the Youth Ministry.

Youth ministry, also commonly referred to as youth group, is an age-specific religious ministry and is the way in which a faith group, or other religious organization involves and engages with the young people who attend its place of worship, or live in its community. Youth ministry will usually encompass one or more of the following:

  • Encouraging young people who profess a faith to learn more about it and become more involved in spiritual life.
  • Providing open youth clubs or other activities for the common good of the young people, sometimes without an overtly religious agenda.

As well as organizing events and activities, youth ministry will usually include some form of religious education and a parental oversight of the young people. Parent Advisors are needed to help with the youth functions.