There are many opportunities to get involved and to be ministered to here at Richmond Assembly of God…
We have Sunday School classes at 9:45a.m. for all ages including teens and adults. Sunday School begins in the sanctuary with our “Opening”. Here we sing a couple of choruses and recognize Birthdays, giving a small gift to each person in celebration. After our time together, we break up into respective classes until 10:50 a.m. and begin morning worship service at 11:00 am.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” II Tim. 2:15
Men’s & Women’s Prayer Breakfasts
Our monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Women’s Prayer Breakfast are wonderful ways to experience great Christian fellowship and friendship with our brothers and sisters in the church. It draws us together into a closer bond as we take one another’s prayer needs to God, share answers to prayer, and enjoy one another’s company as we work together to strengthen the ministry. At times, a short devotional may be shared by one of our men or women. After our time of intercessory prayer, we come together for breakfast and fellowship at one of the local restaurants.
“…but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Acts 6:4
Wednesday Night Bible Study and Prayer
On Wednesday nights we weekly alternate Bible Study and Prayer Meeting. Watch the Church Calendar to see what is scheduled. We have very interesting and lively Bible studies and discussions. On prayer meeting night we have a powerful, Spirit-filled time of prayer. Each Wednesday we begin at 7p.m.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Tim. 3:16, 17
We have Fellowship Dinners at least every other month immediately following the Sunday AM Worship Service. Everyone is invited to bring a dish or two to pass and the church provides chicken and beverages. Enjoying all the tasty dishes is a popular event with everyone! People continue to fellowship after eating as they work together to clean up the kitchen.
“…that you may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.” I John 1:3
At Richmond Assembly of God, we offer Children’s Church for ages 5-10 years every Sunday during the morning worship service, following the Praise and Worship time.
“But Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Mat. 19:14
We have a church prayer chain ministry with intercessors that are ready to take serious prayer requests to the throne of God. We have seen the hand of God move as He heals, delivers, and sets free those that have had desperate needs.
“…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…” Eph. 6:18
We are a very missions-oriented Church. We have supported approximately 20 foreign missionaries or home missions on a monthly basis and others on occasion. The first Sunday of the month is Missions Sunday in which we focus on BGMC (Boys & Girls Missionary Challenge) and other missionaries. Even our boys and girls get very involved as they save their pennies and dimes in their little yellow “Buddy Barrels”. We also have a special guest on that day — the REAL Buddy Barrel comes to visit and promote missions. BGMC funds are used for printed teaching and evangelistic material for our missionaries. Some of the countries that have been represented in our missions outreach are: Argentina, Asia, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Lithuania, Poland, Philippines, Spain and Mexico. We have also support various home missions and Muslim ministries, including: Chi Alpha (reaching students on secular universities), a Polish speaking church for the Polish people of Metro Detroit, the Convoy of Hope (reaching out to the needy nationally), and Life Challenge (formerly Teen Challenge).
Occasionally, we have one of our missionaries (that are home on leave) come to our church to share their ministry and what God has been doing through them to reach the multitudes in foreign countries. These missions are through Assemblies of God World Missions. Our ministry goals are:
• REACHING: We are proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ to the spiritually lost in all the world through every available means.
• PLANTING: We are establishing churches in more than 200 nations and territories, following the New Testament pattern.
• TRAINING: We are training leaders throughout the world to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to their own people and to other nations.
• TOUCHING: We are touching poor and suffering people with the compassion of Jesus Christ and inviting them to become His followers.