Ministry Descriptions

Ministry Descriptions

Baptismal and Communion Workers: These male and female workers assist in the preparation of the communion .  Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month at the conclusion of the ministry of the Word.  These workers also assist in helping candidates prepare for water baptism.  Water baptism is observed every 4th Sunday immediately following services.

Intercessory Prayer: This ministry is vitally important to the success of GOD’s purpose in the earth.  We encourage all members to participate each Tuesday and Friday from 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. before our mid week service and Saturday  from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

A.L.M.M. ( A Loving Marriage Ministry):    This ministry is conducted for the benefit of engaged, newly married, and other married couples who want to enrich the marital relationship.

Music Ministry: The Music Ministry is composed of the choirs (adult, youth and children), and praise teams who minister at all worship services including special services and fellowships.

L.O.V.E. :   (Ladies of Virtue & Excellence) Provides ladies the opportunity to meet together, to be encouraged in the Word, to share, fellowship and support one another.  The ladies ministry also host A More Excellent Way  Ladies Conference and conduct other special fellowships that give ladies greater opportunities to serve and exercise their spiritual giftings.  L.O.V.E. also serves as mentors for our young girls.

D.O.V.E.: (Daughters of Virtue & Excellence)  A ministry that provides L.O.V.E., support and mentorship for young girls between the ages of 12-19.

M.O.V.E.: (Men of Vision & Excellence) Designed for the fellowship of men in a non threatening environment thereby being appealing to non-Christians.  These activities may involve sports, games, etc.

Prison Ministry: Our prison ministry team travels every 4th Sunday to Angola State Penitentiary where they are on a mission to strengthen, buildup and edify the “church at Angola”.  This is a wonderful opportunity to experience ministry in the truest sense.

Nursery: The purpose of the nursery is to provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years while parents attend Sunday and mid-week services.

C.A.L.M. Childrens Ministry: (Children at Abounding Love Ministries)  This ministry is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-11 years old.  Each child will be taught the Word of God at his or her level of understanding, thus preparing the child to make a commitment to the things of God early on.

Building Maintenance Department:  This ministry ensures that our buildings are maintained and kept in an excellent manner that will bring glory to God and be inviting and comfortable for members and visitors alike.

Singles Fellowship: The purpose of this fellowship is to minister to those who are unmarried for any reason (widowed, divorced, never married before or separated).  This group meets every other month on the fourth Friday.

Special Care Ministry: This ministry’s primary responsibility is to express the care and concern of Pastor White and 1st Lady Adraine to all visitors and members.

Youth Department: Known as Last Days Teen.  This ministry is designed to minister to those between the ages of 12 and 19.  Lessons are taught from Pastor White’s messages in an environment conducive to young people.  The Last Days Teen meet every Wednesday during our mid-week service.

H.U.G.  (Hospitality, Ushers and Greeters): Designed to aid the Pastor and his assistants in meeting the operational demands of the ministry and the spiritual needs of the people who participate in the worship, study and social activities of A.L.M.

Melrose East Dream Center: A partnership and collaboration between Abounding Love Ministries and Church United. It houses an adult literacy program located in the Melrose East area designed to assist and prepare young ladies who have children 12 years or younger in obtaining their GED.  This is a great opportunity to serve the community and help fulfill the vision of ALM

Servant Evangelism: A ministry for showing GOD’s love to people through simple, practical deeds.  People practicing in servant evangelism might give out water or cold drinks on a hot day at a busy intersection or wash cars for free.  Our desire is to convey to the world in practical ways that God’s love is ABOUNDING towards them.

Volunteer Secretaries: Volunteers assist the church secretary by answering the telephones, making telephone calls, assembling mail-outs, preparing weekly bulletins, typing and various other duties.

Personal Ministries/Altar Worker: The primary purpose of the Personal Ministry Workers is to minister to those who respond to the appeals Pastor White makes at the end of each lesson.  The Altar Workers assist Pastor White in the ministry to those persons who come forward for prayer.

Board of Directors: This group is the advisory counsel and governing board to Pastor White in all matters of Abounding Love Ministries.  It is a 5-member board consisting of Pastor White who is the President of the corporation, a Secretary, along with three appointed members who understand the vision, the calling, and the integrity of the Ministry.

Administration: The day-to-day operation of the church office and the oversight of the Helps Ministry. Volunteer Staff is the responsibility of the Director of Operations.


Classes: 

101 Class: Discovering Church Membership - The 101 Class is the first membership class at Abounding Love Ministries.  During the three class sessions, church leaders discuss what it means to be a Christian and what baptism and the Lord’s Supper symbolize.  Participants will understand the purpose, vision, mission, and core values of ALM.  They will become acquainted with the strategies ALM uses to reach the world, and they will understand how the church is structured.

201 Class: Discovering Spiritual Maturity - The purpose of the three session 201 class is to equip a person with the skills and tools to develop the four basic habits that every Christian needs to grow into spiritual maturity.  Every Christian should understand the Bible, have a quiet time with God, tithe, and fellowship with other believers.

301 Class: Discovering My Ministry - God has given each person different spiritual gifts, talents, temperaments, and experiences because He has a unique way for each of us to serve Him.  Abounding Love Ministries focuses on an individual approach to helping each person examine his/her SHAPE (spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experiences) to determine the ministry through which he/she will be most fruitful and fulfilled.  After completing the classes, the member will interview with a staff person and begin working in the ministry of his/her choice.