Ephesians 4:11 "And He gave some, Apostles; and some, Prophets; and some, Evangelists; and some, Pastors and Teachers."
The Five-Fold Ministry represents the right hand of God. Its purpose is to shape and mold the body of Christ. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edification of the body of Christ: Til we all come into the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
The Apostle: The Thumb- One can't do much without thumbs. The office of the Apostle establishes Biblical authority and helps set things in order, a builder. Lays foundational truth in the lives of believers. (Ephesians 2:20)
The Prophet: Index Finger - Referred to as the "Seer." Known to be on point. The main job is to edify, exhort and comfort the body of Christ. This office also has greater flow prophetic and dealing with correction. Has authority to "Root out, Pull down, to Destroy, Build, and Plant. (Jeremiah 1:10)
The Evangelists: Middle Finger - Known for reaching out to lost souls. "...he that winneth souls is wise." (Proverbs 11:30)
The Pastor: Ring Finger - Married to the body. Main function is to feed and care for the sheep. "Jesus commands Peter... Feed my lambs, feed my sheep." (John 21:15-17)
The Teacher: Pinky Finger - Brings balance to the whole hand. "For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statues and judgments." (Ezra 7:10)
The Witnessing Team Ministry has been commanded by God and its primary mission is to reach out through every means available through the Word of God to the lost and dying world and tell them about Jesus, and the finished works He has done by the way of the cross. To tell them the price He paid for us and in that, there is hope through Jesus Christ as a believer of him that one can have abundant and victorious life. (Luke 14:23)
The Hospitality Ministry is a part of the Help Ministry that has been established as a vital component of SLCC's church vision. The mission of the Hospitality Ministry is to be ready to assist and be a blessing to visitors, new members, those who are already a part of the ministry and the body of Christ; demonstrating the love of Christ working in us and through us. (Romans 12:9-13; 1 Peter 4:8-9)
This Porter Ministry is the only strategic component within the supernatural Ministry of Help within our local church. This ministry is consistently guided by prayer and continuous fasting that we may be sensitive to God's Spirit, walking in the power and authority to be able to wart the devices of the wicked one, meet the needs of the people and receive direction from the Lord. This ministry is ordained and anointed by God and consists of greeters/ushers who are divinely set in the church with a purpose and servant heart.
The purpose of the Praise and Worship Ministry is to corporately usher in the presence and the anointing of God in the midst of the congregation through praise and worship, and to exercise spiritual warfare against the works of the enemy. (Isaiah 10:27)
Through praise and worship we help the saints of God to utilize the weapon of warfare; once it is effectively activated in the life of the believer, they come into the realization of the power we possess in the Spirit as we invoke a corporate anointing. (John 4:23-24; Colossians 3:1)
Exuberant Praise Ministry is responsible for praising and exhorting God through dance, mine, and banner ministries. They aide in bringing the congregation closer into the presence of God through their worship. (Acts 17:28)
The Prison Ministry serves those who may not otherwise be able to hear the Word of God! This ministry is an outreach to the residents of Sumter/Lee Correctional Facility located in Sumter, SC.
This ministry teaches the Word of God with an expectation of signs and wonders following. We believe that the Word of God will produce fruit in the lives of the residence as they make their transition. We trust that as the residents receive the Word, they will become the people that God always intended them to be. (1 Corinthian 3:6-7)