Where Can I Serve?
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Straford Memorial SDA Church is our mission to the world. This isn’t a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old boy or a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom or a businessman; we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here’s how you can learn, serve and grow at Straford.
Adventist Community Services
Music & Drama
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and dance ministry. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in praise dance. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Straford Memorial SDA Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
Ushers, Deacons and Deaconess Ministries
These teams at Straford Memorial fill an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. These teams are a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.
Media & Technology
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Straford Memorial Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons will be uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communication.
Health and Temperance
The Seventh-day Adventist church encourages a healthy lifestyle that is brought about by choice and not chance. We believe that our physical and spiritual health are closely connected. Seventh-day Adventists are encouraged to follow a vegetarian diet, achieve adequate exercise, drink plenty of water, be out in the fresh air and sunshine daily, get adequate rest, be temperate in all things, and have an unshakeable trust in God. Scientific research has shown that, on the average, Seventh-day Adventists tend to live 7-10 years longer than the average population because of healthy lifestyle choices.
Adventist Youth Society
The mission of the AYS is to “lead young people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and help them embrace His call to discipleship”.
Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
- Camping & camping/survival skills
- Grade appropriate leadership training
- Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and many more
- Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules
Home & School
Men’s and Women’s Ministries