All Members and active attendees of Akron Mennonite Church are invited to participate in the ministry of the congregation. The principle of every individual doing their share according to their gifts is the goal. Pastors and staff carry out many of the daily tasks of the church with various committees designated to carry out specific aspects of the mission of the church. This mission grows out of congregational discernment and planning.
The purpose of the congregation is to grow in faith by participation in the church community and to be Jesus Christ’s hands in this world. All our ministries are offered to the congregation and others as an invitation to faith and service. Through participation in worship, Christian Education, fellowship and service, we seek to develop stronger faith commitments and relationships.
Diamond Street Early Childhood Center
DSECC’s ministry is to provide a nurturing, safe, and educational environment that emphasizes the worth and uniqueness of each child, in a Christian atmosphere that promotes peaceful conflict resolution, respect and service which is consistent with the Anabaptist mission of Akron Mennonite Church.
Deacon Care Ministry
The congregation entrusts Deacons with the individualized care ministry of the church. This ministry is carried out through intentional and regular encounters with each individual to address the holistic needs of each member/attender (spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual). Deacons seek to nurture a significant level of personal interaction within the congregation through this ministry.
Deacons carry out a three-fold member care ministry, focusing on communication, caregiving and spiritual wellness. In order to fulfill this ministry, each Deacon is matched with approximately 10-15 individuals within the AMC family. In preparation, Deacons participate in an orientation. They are supported in the ongoing role with regular education and equipping sessions offered quarterly, along with staff support.
House Churches & Small Groups
The purpose of house churches and small groups at AMC is to provide places for personal connection and spiritual growth. House churches help you as a newcomer or AMC member get connected and feel that you belong. You may also contact the church office which will put you in contact with the House Church Coordinator to help you get involved with an existing house church or help you to form a new one.
Women's Lunch Bunch
Lunch bunch is a gathering of women who are widowed and/or living alone and meet the first Tuesday of the month for lunch at the Oregon Dairy Restaurant. Women who would enjoy this informal social interaction are welcome to attend.
A group of men which meet once a month at a local restaurant for sharing, prayer and socializing with AMC members.
Sunday Soup and Fellowship Meals
Throughout the church year a simple meal of soup and bread or a potluck fellowship meal is offered at the church. Members sign up to bring food items to share and everyone enjoys the conversation and table fellowship. During the summer an all-church picnic is held at Roland Park in Akron.
Women's Bible Study
A group of women who meet in each other’s homes to do Bible Study
Mennonite Women: A convener of Akron Mennonite Church oversees, delegates, and/or assists in planning events for the women of the church.
Foster fellowship and enjoyment of being together meeting several times a year
End of Life Ministries
Have you thought about your final wishes, funeral plans, and a living will? A ministry team at AMC offers a comprehensive Final Arrangement Workshop to provide guidance, information and a process to work through these important plans. Hand-built caskets and cremains boxes are available to members, along with cemetery plots and alternative burial practices.
Outreach Commission facilitates AMC’s participation in mission, peace, service and evangelism, including education in all those areas. Four sub-committees or clusters are responsible for the following:
- AMC Delegates to ACC and MC USA
- AMC representatives to Mennonite Disaster Service
Peace and Justice
Offer classes, trainings and other opportunities for peace and justice witness locally, nationally and globally
- Annual Mission Festival
- Annual CROP Hunger Walk
- Community Meals
- Annual grocery bag collection for ACC
- Ministry Team oversight
- Missional Challenge Fund applications and approval
- Christmas Thank Offering
Documents & Resources
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