A component of Family Ministry at COR Church, Children’s Church serves children ages 2 through 12 during the 8A & 10:30A worship services at COR Church. This ministry provides spiritual guidance using the Bible to help children build a lifelong relationship with God. Our teaching model deepens a child’s understanding of God by introducing Biblical truths, reinforcing them with stories from the Bible, and relating those truths and stories to current events. Anyone who loves children is encouraged to volunteer as teachers.
Church Decorations Ministry designs, selects, and installs decorations for COR Church on an on-going basis as well as for special services, holidays, and events. The goal of this ministry is to provide a living space that is both comforting and welcoming to members, guests, and visitors.
COR Sessions (Tutoring):
A component of the Youth Ministry at COR Church, COR Sessions offers individual assistance in math and English to Youth ages 13-18 during the academic year. In conjunction with California State University, COR Sessions offers the Summer Algebra Institute for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students during the months of June and July.
COR West (Young Adult Ministry):
Young Adult Ministry ministers to the spiritual, mental, economic, social, and relational needs of the young adult community. With an overwhelming desire to mature and positively impact the community, this ministry offers a platform for young adults (18-40 years of age) to be involved, discuss relevant issues, and develop theology, while establishing themselves within adulthood. Among the activities of this ministry are satellite worship services: COR West on the campus of Univ. of California, Irvine.
The Conversation: Real Questions, Real Conversation (Young Adults):
A component of the Young Adult Ministry at COR Church, The Conversation is a young adult Bible Study. This ministry meets needs of those who are from age 18 to their late 30’s by teaching the Word of God through Bible lessons and discussion of issues relevant to a young adult life stage.
This ministry seeks to educate, embrace, and empower the COR Church congregation through exposures to diverse cultural activities including dance, music, and theatrical productions.
Christ Our Redeemer's Discipleship training program assists the members of COR to become more committed to Christ and His church through the intimate study of God's Word.
This prayer ministry is designed to teach about the need for and practice of prayer and to “stand in the gap” by praying for members, friends, the Orange County community, State, Country, and the world.
Family Fellowship Ministry plans activities throughout the year to allow COR Church members and friends to interact in Christian fellowship both inside and outside of the church facility. Activities include roller skating parties, family game night, karaoke night and COR’s annual picnic in local park.
Feed My Sheep:
Feed My Sheep ministry follows Christ's Commission by going out into the world and sharing the good news of the Gospel and showing God's love in the form of meals to the homeless and less fortunate. We also evangelize spiritually, mentally and physically extending invitations to COR Church.
Finance Committee is a ministry dedicated to the proper handling of funds donated to COR Church during worship services and throughout the year. Committee Service must be recommended by the Pastor.
Fit Kidz Runners:
Fit Kidz Runners is designed to get elementary and middle school kids involved with a running or walk/run program. The program's focus is participation, achievement and the incorporation of healthy choices into everyday lives. In addition, the program helps youth set realistic goals to encourage fitness for a lifetime.
COR Church Greeters station themselves in the lobby and parking area before worship services to offer a friendly smile, directions, and assistance to our visitors. The goal of this ministry is to ensure visitors feel welcome and have an uplifting experience that encourages them to come back, again and again.
Health & Wellness:
Health & Wellness Ministry serves COR Church by providing information on disease prevention, healthy lifestyles and community health activities. This ministry also sponsors an annual Health & Wellness month culminating in a Health & Wellness Fair to emphasize illness prevention through education on healthy lifestyle choices and early illness detection by offering free health screenings.
Holy Hands (Deaf Ministry):
Holy Hands Ministry shares the love of God with those who are deaf and hearing-impaired by interpreting the 10:30A worship service and reaching out to the deaf community within Orange County. The ministry prays God will lead interpreters and deaf members to find a place to belong at COR Church.
Jail Outreach Ministry conducts worship services and Bible studies at Orange County jails. The ministry visits one of four jails every 4th Sunday, 3rdTuesday, and 2nd Thursday of every month.
The mission of the Lay Organization is to create an atmosphere of love, an ethic of excellence, a discipline of Christian education as well as to expand the memberships’ knowledge of the AME Church, its disciplines, and the total church program. This ministry’s primary focus is to support both qualitative and quantitative church growth.
This ministry promotes fellowship, Bible study, and Christian character-building among men as well as serves as mentors for young males in the COR Church family and Orange County community.
Music & Worship Arts:
Under the leadership of the Minister of Music & Worship Arts (M&WA), this ministry serves COR Church by providing music and worship arts for all worship experiences. The M&WA Council includes representatives from all performance ministry aggregations: choirs (COR-ale Mass choir, Lady Praize, Men’s Chorus, Young Adult Choir, Teen Worship Arts, and Children’s Choir), dance (Word Became Dance), drama, textile creation, and precision step teams) in all age groups and seeks to engage the entire congregation to participate in worship.
New Generation Praise (Youth Ministry):
Youth Ministry serves as a place of fellowship, growth, and excitement for 12-18 year old COR Church and community members. This ministry offers unique platforms of expression, creates safe environments for discovery and personality, nurtures creative methods for theological formulation, and conducts intentional exercises for identity formation, as a young Christian in the 21st century.
Pastor’s Care provides special attention to the needs of the Pastor before, during, after services, and as called to assist allowing the Pastor to serve God’s people. In addition, this ministry assists visiting clergy and guests to ensure they want for nothing while visiting COR Church.
Safety Ministry monitors, observes, and addresses safety issues within the COR Church facility to provide a reasonably safe environment for congregants and visitors.
Security Ministry provides a safe, peaceful worship atmosphere for staff, members and visitors while worshiping at COR Church.
Singles Ministry seeks to create a safe gathering place for single Christians to experience the grace and forgiveness of God; network with single believers to find healing; “get to know one’s self;” all resulting in a more rich and stronger relationship with the one true God.
Serves men, women, and families whose lives have been affected by the use of various addictive substances. We believe if we look to a loving God for help, and put into practice those principles for living given in God’s Word, we will find both the strength and freedom we need to accept the past and go on to live productive, happy lives. We are dedicated to the principles of anonymity and confidentiality, guarding them zealously. We hold weekly Twelve-Step meetings to share our experience, strength, and hope with one another. In addition, we offer group training and individual counseling. We welcome anyone who has a desire to rise above the pain and turmoil caused by their addiction, that of a loved one, as well as anyone who is not opposed to our general method of recovery.
Stewardesses discharge of the duties of the Steward Board, specifically with regard to the rituals of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Technology Ministry enables and enhances the effectiveness of all COR Church worship services, special events, and activities by providing equipment, personnel resources, and logistical support to manage, design, deploy, operate, maintain, and/or coordinate all audio, visual, computing, and facility-related technical needs.
Transportation Ministry supports COR Church and its ministries by providing safe transportation to members and community patrons to and from COR Church events or activities upon request.
Ushers greet and direct worshipers on sacred ground with a warm and embracing spirit. This ministry with maintains an atmosphere of consecration and reflection toward God during worship service. The ushers seat members and visitors in an orderly manner, direct appropriate movement during service, and collect the offering.
Visitation (Sick & Shut-in):
Visitation Ministry assists Pastor in providing pastoral care by scheduling visit(s) for prayer in the hospital or at home. Members are encouraged to notify the COR Church office when a member (or friend or family) is hospitalized or seriously ill.
Women’s Bible Study:
“Making it Real” Women Bible Study has empowered women to become disciples for Jesus Christ by teaching them the word of God. Each week women come together to fellowship, worship, praise, and learn more about the Bible. The ministry has conducted 3 successful Prayer Journeys and 7 annual Bible Study Retreats.
Women’s Missionary Society:
Women’s Missionary Society is an organization of committed, faith-filled Christian women that fosters missionary activities in the church and the community. The ministry’s activities include: clothing the needy; feeding the hungry; and caring for the sick with the belief that we are sent to continue the Ministry of Jesus Christ by service and witnessing to the world.
Word Became Dance:
A component of the Music & Worship Arts Ministry at COR Church, Word Became Dance offers the opportunity to worship with the living temple, the body, as a living sacrifice unto God through liturgical dance. This ministry includes children, teens, young adults, men, as well as seasoned dancers.
Worship CD Sales:
A component of Technology Audio/Visual, the mission of CD Sales Ministry is to spread the Word of God by providing audio CDs of the worship services at the conclusion of each service. The recorded CDs contain: the Bible scripture, the choir’s sermonic selection, and the sermon.