Children are not just the future, they are also the present. New Rochelle SDA Children’s Department uses age appropriate methods to train our children to be disciples for God. Developing our children during their formative years is important in building a strong church for today and for the future. We believe in nurturing children with love and care. Here at New Rochelle SDA we exercise the belief that children are a gift from God. Therefore, we welcome all children from far and near to join us as a family. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 KJV
Women’s ministries upholds, encourages and challenges women in their daily walk as disciples of Jesus Christ and as members of His church. Its objectives are to foster spiritual growth as renewal; affirm that women are immeasurable worth by virtue of their creation and redemption, equip them for service, and offer women’s perspectives on church issues; minister to the broad spectrum of women’s needs, with regard for multicultural and multiethnic perspectives; cooperate with other departments to facilitate ministry to women and of women; build good will among women to encourage mutual support and creative exchange of ideas; mentor and encourage women and create paths for their involvement in the church; and find ways and means to challenge each woman to use her gifts to further global mission.
The Youth Ministry motivates and encourages young people to develop a personal relationship with Christ and also to develop healthy relationships with their fellowman. Through this ministry young people discover and develop their spiritual gifts. Young people are encouraged to become involved in a variety of church and community activities thereby developing their characters, becoming strong leaders and living a life of service. Their number one mission is to help spread the gospel of Jesus to a lost world and win souls for the kingdom.
The goal of the Personal Ministries Department is to have every member totally involved in soul winning. By providing training and motivation, the Personal Ministries Department helps church members learn to use their gifts and talents to reach those in the community. Personal Ministries also helps to provide materials., including books,bibles, and tracts. , to support the church's evangelistic efforts.
The Health Ministry Department makes Christ known through the promotion of physical, mental, and spiritual health. This Ministry promotes health principles as taught in the Bible. There is a focus on the prevention of disease rather than just treating illness. Through effective health education programs we promote optimum wellness among members and among those in the surrounding communities. These programs include, Cooking Classes, Stop Smoking Seminars, Weight Management Seminars, Mental Health Seminars, and Alcohol and Addiction Seminars. Being that our bodies are God’s temple, it is our desire to meet not only your physical needs, but to care for the entire you...mind, body, and soul.
The New Rochelle Prayer Ministry is committed to promoting the value and need of prayer and the use of prayer in ongoing public and personal evangelism. NIRV 2 Chronicles 7:14 14 But they make themselves humble in my sight. They pray and look to me. And they turn from their evil ways. Then I will listen to them from heaven. I will forgive their sin. And I will heal their land. After all, they are my people. Every earnest petition for grace and strength will be answered....Ask God to do for you those things that you cannot do for yourselves. Tell Jesus everything. Lay open before Him the secrets of your heart; for His eye searches the inmost recesses of the soul, and he reads your thoughts as an open book. When you have asked for the things that are necessary for your soul's good, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. Accept His gifts with your whole heart; for Jesus has died that you might have the precious things of heaven as your own, and at last find a home with heavenly angels in the kingdom of God. If [we] will find voice and time to pray, God will find time and voice to answer. (My Life Today, 16)
Sabbath School is designed for all ages. The Sabbath School ministry helps members and potential members to grow spiritually through the daily study of God’s word. The lesson is discussed on Sabbath mornings. Everyone has the opportunity to participate in the discussion of the lesson. Thus, we help each other strengthen our relationship with Christ and become effective disciples prepared to tell others about Jesus and His imminent return.