Siparia Open Bible Church Ministries
Is responsible for planning and executing the social activities of the Church under the directive from the Senior Pastor and the Board.
Activities includes: Sports, Fellowship Friday, excursions, hikes, etc.
The vision of SAFF is to unite the people of Christ physically, spiritually and emotionally in the things of God. It is bridging the gap between the young and the old. It is bringing families together for a time of fellowship and togetherness, bonding with each other.
Leader: Christopher Henry
Scriptural Motif: 1 Timothy:4:12 "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity".(KJV)
Mission Statement: To foster the holistic development of the youth while equipping them with the tools necessary to impact their generation.
Leaders: Krissia Bynoe-David, David Hernandez
Scriptural Motif - Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The purpose of this ministry is to promote the spiritual and physical development of men. Meetings are held on a monthly basis. There are also times of prayer and other social activities.
Leader: Steve Bobcombe
Scriptural Motif: 1 Cor 14:12: "... seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church"
Objective: To be a vibrant and relevant ministry, which contributes to creating an environment of welcome and excellence, so that people could be positively impacted by the ministry of the church; through effective communications, interaction and relations between the church and its internal and external public.
Role: Build, monitor and protect the image of our church and its name within the community ; Raise awareness of our church – its members, its mission, its message and activities; Keep the church members informed about upcoming activities.
Communications Director: Kervin Kennedy
Deputy Director: Jenneal Julien-Pajotte
Structure: There are a number of sub-divisions within this department:
Marketing & Communications - Leader- Jenneal Julien-Pajotte
Comprising Announcements, Website, Multimedia, Publications
First Contacts - Leader- Angela Charles-David
Comprising Protocol / Hospitality, Car park Attendants, Ushers/ Greeters, Communion Preparation Technical Services
Lighting, Sound reinforcement, Video & DVD Taping/ Reproduction
Scriptural Motif: Isa 62:6&7- "I have set watchmen upon thy walls, o Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give him no rest, till He establish and Till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth."
Leader: Carl Bishop
A group of powerful prayer warriors; active in spiritual warfare and intercession. The Intercessory Team recognizes its God-given appointment as "watchmen unto the house of God", "watching thereunto with all perseverance" Eph 6:18 and being confident of consistent victory through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Team understands its solemn duty of prayerfully covering the pastor of the assembly, his family, the church and its arms, church services and events, the country, families as well as the community. It also intercedes for the sick, the needy and is in-volved in deliverance ministry.
The team is responsible for Pre-Service Prayer on Sunday morning and In- Service Prayer during the worship session of the service and all other sea-sons of prayer on the church’s calendar.
This ministry embraces the total woman and seeks to empower women to be more effective in their various roles. Meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The women are encouraged to network to provide prayer support for each other.
The main objective of W.O.W is to encourage all women to become the Proverbs 31 woman.
A woman who: Can be trusted, Is productive, Has a heart of compassion, Will not seek to be idle, Will continuously intercede or cover her family with prayer, And most important a woman who feareth the Lord.
President: Lucille Gloud
Leader: Judy Greenidge
This set of dedicated women take care of the physical facilities of the church. They do more than just clean. They beautify the house of the Lord and make it more attractive.
Scriptural Motif: Ephesians 2:19 – Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
The purpose of this ministry is to impart to new believers the fundamentals of the Christian faith and to set the groundwork for Christian discipleship. New believers are encouraged to complete a course of nine lessons. They are also introduced to the Articles of Faith of the Open Bible Standard Churches. Home assignments are also given to reinforce what is taught in the classes.
This class also prepares new believers for water baptism. Baptismal services are held approximately every three months. Full instructions are given so that new believers can enter this experience with confidence and joy. New believers are encouraged to become active members of the local assembly where their gifts and abilities can be developed and channelled into the appropriate direction and they can grow up to become mature believers, established and grounded in the faith.
There are two classes for new believers: one on Sunday morning after morn-ing worship service and one on Friday evening at 5.30 p.m. in the downstairs of the multipurpose hall.
Leaders: Sandra Lakhram & Jenny Stanislaus
Assistants: Sis Linda Seunarine
Leader: Winston Carr
The objective of the Ministry is to project the love of God through our love, in meeting not only spiritual, but physical needs. James 2:15-16 tells us that if we empathize with others not having food or clothes, but did not actually provide for that physical need, then empathy would be pointless. Jesus himself said in Matthew 25:35, 44-45 that as much as we help the least among us, we will be doing it unto Him. Looking beyond, we are also concerned about the salvation of souls, into the kingdom of God. Even as we care for each other, we must also care for and impact our environment - our world. It is where we must go to preach the gospel, not necessarily with a Bible, but an attitude of being His Extended Loving Provision, to evangelize, encourage and disciple.
A ministry which presents a rich array of culturally diverse performing arts programming for the church, in order to educate, enlighten, enrich and entertain people of all ages, while providing leadership and support to advance cultural/performing arts and nourish appreciation for various art forms in the community.
Leaders: Dale & Karlene Sookoo
Worship Team & Choir: – Karlene Sookoo
Band/Musicians: Dale Sookoo
Silent Arts Ministry: Vanessa Briceno-Baptiste
Stage Management: Michael John
Oratory: Darcel Aguillera, Denise Cyrus & Carolyn Constantine
Our Vision: To develop an effective Children’s Ministry aimed at developing Godly character in our children and equipping them with principles from the Word of God to impact their homes, schools and communities.
Our Mission: To win and nurture our children for Christ and through them, reach their families.
Children’s ministry caters for all children from 3 to 14 years. Sessions are on Sunday mornings from 8.40 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and consists of three parts: an all-in-one session, a Children-in Ministry Segment and an age-appropriate class session. The five classes held are: Pre-schoolers: 5 and under; Elementary: 6 – 8; Primaries: 9-10; Junior Boys/ Girls: 11 – 14
Leaders: Shammi & Cynthia Seenath