Fairway Christian Church Ministries                                         Please call the office at (352) 259-9305 if you are interested in learning more about these ministries.

First Impressions
Description: To meet and greet first time worshipers at Fairway Christian Church.  This is accomplished by making home visits to those worshipers who fill out the information card during the worship service indicating they are attending FCC for the first time.  The visits have 3 main purposes:
    1. To thank them for choosing to worship with us.
    2. Provide information about FCC
    3. To address and answer any concerns or questions they may have about Fairway.
Requirements: Have transportation and be willing to make home visits.
Ministry Needs: Always open for new volunteers.
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Administrative Support Volunteers
Description: Help support Fairway’s staff by answering phones, filing, helping with correspondence and assisting with other office related projects. 
                                   
Requirements: Must handle all tasks with total confidentiality. Some administrative skills are helpful.
 
Ministry Needs: New volunteers are always welcome.
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Alpha Center for Women
Description: Alpha Center for Women is supported by the time, talents and treasures of caring churches, businesses and individuals in our community.  Fairway sponsors a “Baby Bottle” drive each year to raise funds for this ministry.  Individuals hand out bottles for donations and collect the returned bottles.  Others help count the funds received.                         
Requirements: A heart to serve.
Ministry Needs: Volunteers to sign up prior to the yearly fundraising date.
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Baptistery Maintenance
Description: Maintain the PH and filtration of the baptistery.  Drain and clean the baptistery on a regular basis.
 
Requirements: A basic understanding of the functioning of pools or spas.
 
Ministry Needs: New volunteers are always welcome.
 
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Bereavement
Description: The Bereavement Ministry is a ministry that ministers to FCC members and regular attenders that have lost a close family member by: sending cards, devotionals, as well as, visitation and calls during the first 15 months following the loss.
 
Requirements: Compassionate heart and dedication to track and follow up.
Ministry Needs: Leaders are contacted and selected by staff.
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Bible Study – Sunday Adult
Description: There are 2 sessions, each of which meets during the 2 services on Sunday. The studies are offered to all persons wanting to broaden their knowledge of the Bible and strengthen their personal relationship with Christ.
 
Requirements: Everyone is welcome, no sign up required.
Ministry Needs: Leaders are contacted and selected by the Ministers.
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Bible Study – Men’s Wednesday Morning
Description: A minister led Bible study for all men offered in a casual setting. Various studies are offered throughout the year for men wanting to fellowship with other men while broadening their knowledge of the Bible and strengthening their personal relationship with Christ.
Requirements: Everyone is welcome, no sign up required.
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Bible Study – Wednesday Night Adult
Description: A minister led Bible study for all adults offered in a casual setting. Various studies are offered throughout the year.  On one Wednesday per month, a meal is served prior to the session.
Requirements: Everyone is welcome, no sign up required.
 
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Bible Study – Women’s Precept
Description: Precept Bible study utilizes Precept upon Precept© teachings via videos, scripture and workbook studies.  The studies incorporate learning what the Word of God says through accurate observation and correct interpretation of the text.  Precept is a video driven study with daily workbook assignments to complete prior to each session.  Each session begins with a discussion of the previous week’s studies followed by a video presentation from a Precept Ministries teacher (usually Kay Arthur).  The sessions are held on Tuesdays from 9-11 AM.  We welcome members of FCC, non-members and community contacts to join us in these studies.
Requirements: Sign-up in advance with intent to participate in order to secure a book for the study.
Ministry Needs: Leaders are contacted and selected by the Ministers.
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Bible Study – Women’s Tuesday Morning
Description: A Women’s interactive Bible study offered on Tuesday to all women wanting to broaden their knowledge of the Bible and strengthen their personal relationship with Christ.  It is usually a video driven study with workbook completion before each session.  We welcome members of FCC, non-members and community contacts to join us in these studies.  Each session includes a video and has break-out groups with time for discussion and sharing of what the participants have gleaned from their weekly studies.  Each week’s sessions are from 9:00-11:00 AM.
Requirements: Sign-up in advance with intent to participate in order to secure a book for the study.
Ministry Needs: Leaders are contacted and selected by the Ministers.
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Bible Study – Women’s Thursday 
Description: A Women’s interactive Bible study offered on Thursday to all women wanting to broaden their knowledge of the Bible and strengthen their personal relationship with Christ.  It is usually a video driven study with workbook completion before each session.  We welcome members of FCC, non-members and community contacts to join us in these studies.  Each session has break-out groups with time for discussion and sharing of what the participants have gleaned from their weekly studies.  Following is a video session with fill in the blanks from their personal workbook.  Each week’s sessions are from 9:00-11:00 AM.
Requirements: Sign-up in advance with intent to participate in order to secure a book for the study.
Ministry Needs: Leaders are contacted and selected by the Ministers.
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Building and Maintenance
Description: The Building Maintenance Ministry is for men and women with skills and/or willingness to serve on a regular or as needed basis to assist the maintenance supervisor to maintain and perform all necessary routine tasks and repairs to the building.  Also lead or assist on special projects.
Requirements: Willingness to serve in a ministry that sometimes can require physical stamina.  Electrical, plumbing, carpentry and painting skills on an as needed basis but not required to help with the everyday repairs and tasks that are routine.
Ministry Needs: New volunteers are always welcome and training will be provided.
 
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Care for Caregivers
Description: Care for Caregivers is a program to support the often-overlooked needs of caregivers.  The ministry offers information about caregiving as well as a safe and familiar place to share their hearts with others in similar situations.  Bi-monthly meetings for 1½ hours.
Requirements: Compassionate hearts and a listening ear.  Facilitation experience.
Ministry Needs: Facilitators and support team for snack preparation and meeting support.
 
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Children’s Bible Ministry
Description: Children from K through 6th grade meet after communion, during the 9:00 & 10:30 Sunday services.  Children are introduced to Bible stories, learn to pray, develop Bible skills and learn memory verses.  The material used is the Standard Publishing Co.
Requirements: A love of children.  Must be willing to undergo a background check.
Ministry Needs: New volunteers are always welcome.
 
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Choir
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CORR Group
Description: This group reviews the requests of Fairway for services, ministries, missions and other inquiries, then makes recommendations to the Elders for approval or not.
Requirements: An understanding of Fairway’s Mission and Ministry and a willingness to serve.
Ministry Needs: Group members are contacted and selected by Church leaders.
 
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Creative Card Ministry
Description: The Creative Card Ministry is for anyone who is interested in learning to make basic greeting cards that are versatile enough for all occasions.  The cards that are made are not only for personal use, but also for participation in various service-oriented projects.  The Creative Card Ministry serves other Ministries in the Church and community which include: 
• Bereavement
• Ladies Ambassador
• Bible Study leaders
• Prisoners of Hope
• Baptismal
• H.O.M.E. (Hands of Mercy Everywhere)
• CareGivers
• Christmas Cards for shut-ins
• Fairway’s Ministers
Requirements: Desire to serve other ministries throughout the Church.
Ministry Needs: No experience is required and you do not have to be a member of Fairway to participate.
 
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Dad’s for a Day
Description: Dads for a Day is a faith-based volunteer nonprofit ministry that provides positive male role models and mentoring programs for at-risk boys growing up in homes without dads.  The boys are taught important virtues and life lessons to help them break the generational cycles of addiction, incarceration, poverty and homelessness.  We give them character, we give them hope for the future and we give them the Good News of Jesus Christ. We believe it is far easier to build strong boys than to repair broken men.
Requirements: All mentors must be Christians, at least 50 years old, have raised a family of their own and can pass an extensive background check. Other positions within the ministry have differing requirements based on job description and duties.
Ministry Needs: There are currently needs for a Social Media Manager, a Marketing Manager and a Program Manager, as well as, new mentor volunteers.
 
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Deacons
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Drama
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Elders
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Event Set-up Ministry
Description: This ministry sets up venues for church events such as Potlucks, Bible studies, various meetings and Worship overflow areas.
Requirements: Must be physically able to move and set-up tables and chairs.
Ministry Needs: New volunteers are always welcome.
 
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Feed My Sheep
Description: The purpose of Fairway’s Feed My Sheep ministry is to show the LOVE of Christ to church members by offering soup/meals when they can use extra love and care.  Some volunteers cook in the church’s kitchen on Monday and Wednesday mornings and others deliver the soup and meals.
Requirements: For food preparers minimum kitchen experience is necessary – there is “on the job” training.  To deliver soup and meals you must have your own transportation.
Ministry Needs: New volunteers are always welcome.
 
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Food Drive
Description: A food drive for the Wildwood Food Pantry takes place at Fairway twice a year with impressive results.  The entire congregation donates food and volunteers receive the food as it is brought to the church prior to each service on that weekend.  Other volunteers organize, box and load the donations onto a truck.  Volunteers are asked to sign-up for each food drive.  Many families are blessed by the generosity of God’s people here at Fairway.
Requirements: A willingness to serve, able to lift a grocery bag of food items and/or stand to sort food items.
Ministry Needs: Volunteers are needed for each of the two food drives.
 
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