The Outreach Ministry is the heartbeat of our congregation. It encourages fellowship, embraces serving the community, and overall engages the assembly of the saints. Our Outreach Ministry is made up of the following sub-ministries:
Community Canvassing - Canvassing is scheduled on Saturdays (spring through fall, weather permitting)”the harvest is plenteous”.
Welcome – Ensures that our new members get connected, and feel at home.
Nursing Home - In an effort to uplift the spirit of others, Lansing COC visits Tri-State Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Lansing, IL.
Transportation - Lansing transports visitors and members to and from their place of residence for the purposes of worship services and Bible studies.
Faith Keepers - We are our brother’s keeper! Members who register receive an electronic key fob for the purpose of scanning in for Sunday attendance. They will be contacted when absent from worship service. We love and care about our members!
Church Greeters - These are the first happy faces that our members and visitors see when they enter the building. They are there to start everyone’s worship experience off right!
Radio & Internet - Tune in to WYCA Rejoice 102.3 FM or listen online at www.rejoice102.com every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. to hear the Word of God proclaimed by our minister, Bro. Levell Kensey. Go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lansingcoc to watch our Sunday Praise & Worship Services live at 12 noon & 6:30 p.m.
Baptismal – Prepares baptismal candidates for baptism.
The Education Ministry at Lansing Church of Christ seeks for all participants to become more knowledgeable about the word of God. “Study to show thyself approved” 2 Timothy 2:16. We focus on educating all age groups about God’s word and how to apply it to everyday life.
The Nursery Ministry provides free childcare assistance to all parents, both members and non-members with small children; while attending worship services and other church functions and programs at Lansing Church of Christ.
Undivided attention to each child from dedicated Lansing COC sisters
Clean and structured environment for children ages 5 and under
Adult CPR Certified Staff
Biblical teaching, along with food and fun
Safe haven for all children and comfort to the parents while attending Sunday worship service
The Youth Ministry is designed to empower our youth to take an active role in the kingdom of God. With the assistance of adult volunteers, youth leaders serve roles as youth liaisons, secretary, and treasurer. The ministry plans events geared towards the spiritual, emotional, physical, educational, and social growth of young people. The ministry also seeks to engage youth to play an instrumental role in leading others to Christ.
The Men’s Ministry is designed to equip the men of Lansing in their roles as men of God, whether married, single, older, or younger. This Ministry seeks to provide a venue to unite men in Bible study, prayer, ministry, fellowship, and accountability. Throughout the year, the Men's Ministry provides a series of events that promote outreach and evangelism. The overall goal of the Ministry is to nurture and spiritually grow the Lord’s church.
The Virtuous Woman Ministry is a program geared toward empowering young women to become productive individuals by taking what they have learned to use in their everyday lives as children of God. Students participating in this program will learn how to make clothing and also how to prepare homemade meals for themselves and others. Classes are held at Lansing COC. The classes are provided by the older sisters of the Lansing COC.
Sewing Class: (for beginners/advanced students) Each student is taught the basics of making a skirt. Class 102 is for more advanced sewers.
Cooking Class: (for beginners/advanced students) Each student is taught the basics of making a full course homemade meal. Students that sign up for class enjoy a hearty meal.
Rebecca Sanders serves as the project coordinator for the Lansing Center for Family Growth and Enrichment. The center opened its doors in December, 2010. The center offers seminars and workshops on personal and professional development and classes that are designed to empower our youth.
The goal of the Movie Ministry is to provide Lansing Church of Christ members and community friends with a fun and objective approach to identify worldly issues we all relate with, while using Christian teachings for spiritual solutions. The ministry explores the current theatrical themes depicted in film to communicate and discuss our own relationship with God.
Although neither words nor acts of kindness can remove the penetrating pain that is caused by the passing of a loved one, the Bereavement Ministry helps to provide comfort to the Saints of Lansing during their time of mourning.
"Bear one another's burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ." Gal. 6:2
The Bereavement Ministry is committed to reaching out, supporting, and comforting members of our church family who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. During this stressful and seemingly unbearable time, we strive in the spirit of excellence to show the compassion and love of God by standing with the family and sharing in their sorrow. We are compelled by the grace and mercy that he freely gives to encourage and help meet the needs of the family.
The Sick & Fellowship Ministry serves to encourage the Lansing Church of Christ family during times of illness and adversity. Our goal is to help uplift those within our circle of influence during their time of need. The vision of this ministry is to demonstrate the love of Christ by expressing compassion to help transform lives through encouragement and prayer. Sick & Shut-In Services include worship service & communion, Bible studies, and fellowship meals.
Support Services include weekly prayer and encouragement for those requesting prayer. We reach out to those experiencing ongoing distress and to those that are hospitalized.