"Even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve..."
Outreach and servanthood is part of our identity as a church family at Fellowship of Praise Church. There are multiple ways to plug in and serve both inside and outside our church walls. After going through FOP Connect, it is our goal to help each member of our church family get connected to a ministry where their gifts and talents can be used and grown. Below is a list of active ministry areas within our church. To get involved in any of these areas, fill out an Info Form, indicate which areas you are most interested in getting connected with, and a leader from that ministry will reach out to you with next steps and training opportunities!
Your Father’s Kitchen is a soup kitchen for those in need in the Wilmington area. Fellowship of Praise serves monthly on the following dates at 5:30pm:
- 2nd Tuesday
- FOP Youth on the 4th Friday
- 5th Thursday
Nursing Home Ministries
This ministry meets monthly or weekly to bring the love of Christ to the residents at the following nursing facilities:
- Ohio Living Quaker Heights
514 High St, Waynesville, OH 45068
(contact Connie Schnecker for specific dates by calling 513-932-8078)
This team serves those who are mourning by providing a meal during their time of loss for funerals and services. This team is also called upon to help provide food for various church events and needs. When someone has a surgery, unexpected family emergency, or the birth of a child, this team also helps to provide some meals as well.
Our vetted and trained Altar Team wear red lanyards each Sunday and are available to pray in the altar before, during or after service. This team is led by Dina Boitnott and they are here to pray with the congregation and help others grow spiritually each week.
This friendly team, led by Keith and Dawn Demler, loves people and makes them feel at home at Fellowship of Praise. This team welcomes guests in our lobby before each service with a smile and an encouraging "hello"!
Led by Lisa Bergman, these men and women prepare people for a positive worship experience by assisting them to a seat, facilitating the offering and maintaining a distraction-free environment. They are also trained on church safety to insure a secure environment for all congregants.
Welcome Center Team
Our Welcome Center Team is led by Kristen Wesler. Those on this team greet first-time guests with a special gift and answer any questions they might have. This team of friendly, outgoing individuals helps connect people with other people! Also, any individual that's gone through FOP Connect can get their free T-shirt at the Welcome Center upon completion of the course. This team also handles the fun signs you might see on your way in on Sundays, and they host our FOP Connect course in-house every 2nd and 4th Sunday.
This team uses their skills with sound, production and lighting to help create an environment on Sunday mornings where people can experience the love of Christ. This team helps makes the Gospel available to others online through video and podcasts. They run the projectors to display lyrics and scripture throughout the service. Including camera operators, production directors and video switchers, this team handles all in-house recording of the sermon for online distribution. If you're interested in getting involved with our Media Team, contact Elle Buell!
We support the following international missionaries in prayer, raised funds, donated items, and missions trips. Look out for more information about upcoming missions trips on our announcements and our Facebook page:
- Dominican Republic
- Rajan and Beckye Chinnadurai
Do you love cool merch and t-shirts?! This team designs and promotes FOP Church merchandise, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items with FOP Church branding. If you have an eye for design, we'd love to have you on this team! Contact Elle Buell if you're interested in becoming a part of this team.
When you come to FOP Church, we have the coffee hot and ready for you! Led by Lisa Wysong, this team prepares and distributes the coffee every weekend for each service, and helps each and every person coming through the door feel right at home.
This new team, led by Elle Buell, will plan and execute several events throughout the year. This team exists to "reach the hurting" through various community and church events. It is our goal as a team to maintain our culture of serving at FOP Church where WE LOVE TO GIVE!
FOP Lifeline Ministry
FOP Lifeline is a way for church members to connect with other church members through regular communication and prayer. Just as Jesus shepherds us, He calls us to shepherd one another in His name. An FOP Lifeline leader has a list of 8-10 people/families that they contact regularly through email, text, phone call, card or social media to just check-in, ask about prayer needs and keep our growing FOP Church family connected with one another. This is how we care for each other as we work together to expand the Kingdom of God! If you're ready to jump in and serve on this team, contact Rocky Burnell.