LOCAL MINISTRIES

Acts 29

6 am

Wednesdays

Fellowship Hall

Acts 29 is a morning prayer group that meets at 6 a.m. on Wednesdays in the fellowship hall of the Collegedale Church. This is a multi-generational group that includes many Southern Adventist University students.  This group focuses on praying as a large group and also as individual prayer in smaller groups each week.  Our time together includes singing and personal testimony.  Group members have the option of volunteering to lead out each week. 

Adventurers

6 pm - 8 pm

Every Other Wednesday

The Collegedale Adventurer Club is for children in grades K through 4 and their families. For more information visit the Adventurers webpage. 

Audio/Visual & Webstreaming

All Services & Scheduled Events

The PA ministry at the Collegedale Church is a group of dedicated individuals who give about one Sabbath a month to help setup, run and take down PA equipment, run PowerPoint and videos or host the broadcast of our services on WSMC and the Internet. Volunteers are scheduled on a rotation basis...usually once a month. Experience is a plus but a willing spirit is a must.

Blood Assurance

Select Dates

10 am - 3 pm

Blood Assurance is our community blood bank. The blood they collect goes to patients with a variety of traumatic and chronic conditions and stays in our area. We recognize that tomorrow's victims need today's blood donors and this ministry allows us to do a selfless good deed for someone we'll probably never meet. Drives are conducted on the second Sabbath of January, March, May, July, September and November and run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donors should eat a good meal prior to giving, bring photo ID and drink plenty of water before and after donating.

Care Ministry (Visitation)

Upon Reques

This ministry offers opportunities to support members who are ill, homebound, or in a facility.  Volunteers may choose to minister through a method that is most comfortable for them:  personal visits, writing notes of encouragement, or calling to visit on the phone.

Dinner with the Doctor

Select Dates

6 pm - 8 pm

Dinner with the Doctor takes place on the second Monday of the month. The evening includes a plant-based dinner followed by physician' s science-based presentation. Volunteers are needed to help with planning and implementation of evening program. Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Collegedale Church. There are 100 seats available. Cost $5. For reservations or info call (423) 430-9695.

Door-Keeper

As Needed

Represent Jesus by being a Door-Keeper in the house of the Lord. Open the church doors and welcome visitors and members to enter into a deeper experience with God.  The warmth of your friendly smile and caring hospitality touches hearts in a meaningful way. Contact Don Gettys at dongettys@gmail.com or (423) 316-2455.

Family Life/Marriage Ministry

Upon Request

The Family Life ministries of Collegedale Church works to help people experience life-long, healthy marriages.  Consequently, we need people to partner with us in running the logistics of events.  Greeting, providing juice and cookies, phone calls, and many other logistical details are always needed to organize events.  We would welcome your partnership in helping people experience life-long, healthy marriages!

Family Promise

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Family Promise of Chattanooga helps homeless families with children transition from shelter to permanent housing.  More specifically, they provide families without homes the opportunity to stay together by providing safe homelike overnight lodging and meals in local churches (49 total), as well as transportation, counseling, assistance finding employment, training, education, and permanent housing. Collegedale Church is one of the 49 area congregations that house homeless families.  We host these guests four times a year, one week at a time. You can participate by: spending a couple of hours playing with the kids, or helping with homework; making an evening meal (and staying to visit and eat with them); bringing some food for their lunches; or spending a night (separate room on cots). 

Food for the Bereaved

Monthly Teams

Monthly teams provide food for families and out of town guests who attend funerals and memorial services at our Church. Teams, consisting of 10-12 members, have at least 48 hours to plan and no team is asked to serve more than three times during their month. What a blessing to serve! To find out more about this ministry contact Yolanda Londis at jumpingJL@msn.com or (423) 987-0036.

From time to time families not involved in this ministry want to participate in a meal because of their relationship with the family grieving a loss. Click on the "Food for the Bereaved" link above to contact the leader for that month.

Golf Cart Ministry

Sabbaths

The golf cart ministry extends the warmth of Jesus from the parking lot to the church doors.  Join this group of volunteers and drive our large accommodating golf cart to deliver expectant Saints to their worship experience within our church. Contact Don Gettys at dongettys@gmail.com or (423) 316-2455.

Greeters

Sabbaths

Greeters give first impressions. Our touch may be the only one many receive all week.  We give smiles, hugs, and even bulletins. It is fulfilling to minister to the incoming Saints each Sabbath. This ministry warms our lobbies, and warms the hearts of all who enter.  We team up with Jesus in extending a friendly hand of fellowship to both members and visitors alike. Contact Don Gettys at dongettys@gmail.com or (423) 316-2455.

Lunches to Go

Monday - Friday

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lunches To Go is assistance to members of the Collegedale Community who are unable to prepare adequate lunches for themselves.  The lunches are prepared by the Village Market Deli and delivered to the homes of shut-ins by Volunteer Drivers who deliver lunches between 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Drivers normally serve one day per week and have two or three stops within five miles of the Village Market.  Time commitment is normally one to two hours.  Clients benefit from a short visit by the Driver.  Regular and Alternate Drivers are needed.

Men's Ministries

Variety of Dates & Times

Men's Ministries encourages all men to step up and answer the call written of over 100 years ago... "The greatest want of the world is the want of men—men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall." Men, join us on an exciting journey to authentic godly manhood as we seek to discover and live out our God-given design and purpose as husbands, fathers, and disciples of Christ. Check out some of the opportunities available to men at the Collegedale Church!  Several small groups, including Men of Integrity (see below), are held throughout the week. 

Men of Integrity

Variety of Dates & Times

Support groups for men struggling with sexual purity issues. Pornography addiction is one of the most significant issues facing men in the church today. Men, this is like cancer to your soul that will slowly but surely destroy you and your family. It's just a matter of time. Seriously. If you are struggling please understand that you are not alone and there is hope.  But you can't succeed alone!  If you are under conviction, and you want to have freedom please consider joining a Men of Integrity support group which quite honestly could save your life, your marriage, and your family. Don't put it off... today is the day of your salvation!  

For more information call (423) 309-1860.

Pathfinders

Wednesdays

6:30-8:30 pm

Pathfinders is a Christ-centered scouting-type program for both boys and girls in 5th through 12th grades.  It encourages mental, physical and spiritual growth. Community service and interaction with nature through hiking, camping, and backpacking is an integral part of achieving these objectives.  For more information, see the Pathfinders webpage

Prayer Ministry

Variety of Dates & Times

Whether we are praying for ourselves, our families and friends, our church ministries, or the needs of the world, Jesus promised that “if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:19, 20 NIV).

Prayer Shawl

Upon Request

There is nothing magical about a prayer shawl; however, if you love to pray for others and enjoy knitting or crocheting – this is a wonderful way to make a difference for God!  Given as a gift to those who are ill or grieving, the shawl is a tangible reminder that God loves them and the Collegedale Church family is praying for them.

Samaritan Center

Variety of Dates & Times

The Samaritan Center is a nonprofit social services agency that provides emergency assistance with food, rent, prescriptions, and utilities for residents of Eastern Hamilton County.  The Center also operates a Thrift Shop, a Clearance Shop, and a Toy Connection (a used-toy shop).  Visit www.thesamaritancenter.net to learn more about Center services and volunteer opportunities.

SonRise

Annually

SonRise is an interactive, put-you- there-at-the-scene trip through Christ's final days leading to His death and resurrection. The cast and volunteers are made up of over 500 church members and Southern Adventist University students For more information, visit the SonRise webpage

Women's Ministries

Variety of Dates & Times

Women's Ministries encourages all women to grow as authentic and faithful followers of Jesus Christ.  We believe that women planted firmly in God's Word and prayer will be equipped to live and love effectively for Him.  We invite you be a part of one of our many women's Bible study groups--come grow with us! Visit the Small Group webpage for information on weekly Bible studies. 

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