Jesus told his disciples to make disciples of all nations. Our main goal at Freedom is to fulfill Jesus’ commission of preaching His gospel to the whole world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. All that we do is centered on spreading the gospel. To that end, our church family is involved in a variety of ministries. Jesus said, “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” Some of our ministry opportunities are summarized below.
We believe one of our most neglected groups in society are our beloved Senior Citizens. Except, at Freedom, we don’t call them Senior Citizens. We call them Advancers. We don’t retreat when we reach a certain age. In God’s kingdom, we continue to advance. Our Advancers meet once a month on the second Thursday at noon. We enjoy lunch, fellowship, games, and a bible study. We also take quarterly field trips or do other activities of interest. Advancers is for couples or singles over the age of 50. For more information on the Advancer’s Ministry, see Pastor V.
Our Street Evangelism Ministry meets monthly for preaching, personal witnessing, and distributing of gospel tracts to the public. All adults and teens are welcome to attend as we take the gospel to the streets of downtown San Antonio. For time, location, and more information on Street Evangelism, see Anthony San Miguel.
Music & Choir
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and choir ministry. Some play their instruments. Others are involved in the choir. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Freedom, using their talents and gifts to glorify God. For more information on the Music and Choir Ministry, see our Minister of Music, Dave Cooper.
The usher team at Freedom fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men whose ministry is integral to church life. For more information on the Usher Ministry, see Darrell Baker.
Our Greeter Ministry is comprised of men and women who enjoy exercising a spirit of hospitality toward all who walk through our doors. Our greeters are aware they are often the first person you will meet upon your arrival at the church. As the “Face of Freedom,” they realize you never get a second opportunity to make a good first impression. Whether a member, returning visitor, or first time guest, they strive to welcome you with a friendly smile, a warm handshake, and guidance or direction to the appropriate ministry or class upon your arrival at Freedom. For more information on the Greeter Ministry, see Mrs. Sally Chapa.
Jesus said, “My Father’s House shall be called a House of prayer.” At Freedom, we believe prayer is the first priority Jesus intended for the assembly. Prayer cannot be underestimated or overemphasized. The power of believing prayer moves the hand of God. Each Sunday, our Prayer Band meets to pray for the services, our pastor, and the ministry of God’s Word. Prior to each Wednesday service, Prayer Band volunteers meet again to pray for our pastor, church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. For more information on the Prayer Band, see Gabe Castillo.
In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, Freedom holds a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our Children’s Church volunteers exercise great care and creativity in teaching the Bible while inspiring an attitude of love for worshipping God in our children. For more information on the Children’s Church Ministry, see Nacho Coronado.
At Freedom, we want parents to enjoy the church services while having the peace of mind that their children will be loved and cared for during each church service. We offer three separate nurseries for infants, one year olds, and two year olds. Each nursery is under the careful supervision of experienced volunteers. Your child will receive the best care and attention during both Sunday Services, and Wednesday evening prayer meeting. For more information on the Nursery Ministry, see Mitzi Villanueva or Leanne San Miguel.
Nursing Home Ministry
In addition to our Advancer Ministry, we minister to Senior Citizens at the Silver Creek Manor on the first and third Sunday of each month. We spend an hour with the residents and play a game with them, sing with them, pray with them, preach to them, then close the service with a time of light refreshments. For more information on the Nursing Home Ministry, see Pastor V.