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Serving In Ministry@ CCBL

Serving in ministry at CCBL refers to any action taken on behalf of the church that serves its mission in some way.  Ministry might look like preaching, volunteering, going on mission trips, or any small actions that make your church a better place. We are all called to serve one another, not as just pastors or Christian professionals. A person who desires to serve in ministry must have a sound mind and common sense. They should possess wisdom and tact in dealing with people, and be able to communicate clearly and authoritatively. They must understand how people live, work and struggle, and be able to be empathic and compassionate to their concerns. In order to help volunteers become faithful ministers of the Gospel, we have implemented the following ministry requirements. The requirements range from levels I-IV and vary based on the level of responsibility that is associated with a particular ministry. It is our hope that these requirements will help people to become more effective ministers of the gospel of Christ.


LEVEL I:  Hospitality, Security, Audio/Visual and Web, Ushers 
  •  Must be saved (Born Again as explained by Jesus in John 3:1-9)
  •  Must be baptized or planning on getting water baptized
  •  Must have attended Calvary Chapel Breath of Life weekly for at least three months
  •  Must have completed a Ministry Application
  •  Must have attended or be scheduled to attend the "Foundations of the Faith" Class" **
  •  Must have read “Calvary Distinctives” by Chuck Smith
  •  Be reading “On Being a Servant of God” by Warren Wiersbe
  • Must have interviewed with the Ministry Head and Pastor overseeing the intended Level I Ministry

LEVEL II: Prayer, Children’s, Nursery, Care and Concerns, Marriage Ministry, Admin Team Workers 
∙ Must have met the above criteria in Level I
∙ Must have read “The Philosophy of Ministry of Calvary Chapel” by Pastor Chuck Smith
∙ Must have interviewed with a Ministry Leader and Pastor overseeing the Level II ministry
LEVEL III: Youth, Young Adults, Finance, Worship Ministry, Admin Team Leaders, Ministry Heads, Home Fellowship Leaders, Men’s Ministry Discipleship, Women’s Ministry Discipleship, Deacons, Bible Teachers LEVEL IV : Pastors & Elders
  • Must have met the above criteria in Levels I, II, & III
  • Must have completed a Biblical Counseling Class (Or must read “Counseling God’s Way” by Bob Hoekstra)
  • Must have read “Second” by L.E. Romaine
  • Must have Pastoral approval
  • Must have met all the requirements of a Deacon/Overseer

    1st Timothy 3:1-16-

    PASTORS: 1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having [his] children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the [same] condemnation as the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

    DEACONS: 8 Likewise deacons [must be] reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, 9 holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. 10 But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being [found] blameless. 11 Likewise, [their] wives [must be] reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling [their] children and their own houses well. 13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Additional Recommended Readings
  •  “Foxes Book of the Martyrs” by John Foxe
  •  “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan
  •  “5 points of Calvinism” by George Bryson
  • “The life & Times of Jesus the Messiah”

 **If you have been saved and walking with the Lord for at least 3 years you may complete the “Foundations of Faith” packet rather than attend the classes.