The Ministries of Our Church
The ministries of this church are the lifeblood of this church. You will want to become involved where your spiritual needs can be fulfilled and where you can share what God has done in your life. Whether it is joining in community service or becoming part of the youth group we want for you to find a place to serve and a place to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Make sure you check out the ministry opportunities we have to offer!
Adventist Community Services (ACS)
Punta Gorda Church's Community Services department is in the process of being reorganized. The PGACS has reopened its food pantry, working with the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers. In the planning, is being able to offer boxed lunches to the homeless and providing showers to those who would need a clean and safe place to clean up.
God has blessed the PGACS with a wonderful building to do good things in the community. It is our mission for Christ to provide for people's immediate needs in the church and our community and in giving aide whenever emergency situations arise.
Food Pantry Hours: Thursdays 10 am - 12:30 pm
Children & Adventist Youth (AY) Ministries
The young people in our church are not just the future--they are actively included in the ministries of the church today. The aim of the Adventist Youth Ministry in the Punta Gorda Adventist Church is to lead our youths and children in the way of the Lord by:
Developing programs that will help youths and children grow spiritually, physically, socially, and mentally, resulting in a wholesome character and strong self esteem
Encouraging youths and children's relationship with Jesus through learning daily Bible verses and spending time in prayer
Helping youths and children develop and present their own AY programs
Health Ministries are an integral part of the mission of the Punta Gorda Adventist Church. It is not only about assisting our members with living healthier, happier lives; it is also about reaching out to the surrounding community.
Promote health-keeping church members aware of the importance of health and educating new members and community on the significance of health and temperance
Providing nurses on-duty every week at church or other functions
Health seminars with cooking opportunities
Community outreach - Providing mini health checks
The aim of Women's Ministries in the Punta Gorda Church are sisters in Christ connecting with each other, building good will and unity among each other. By working cohesively on projects that benefit not only our church, but our community, and being sensitive to multi-cultural and multi-ethnic perspectives we encourage friendship, support, and spiritual growth.
Minister to the need of women of domestic violence in our community through donations of blankets and personal toiletries in the tote bags sewn by the women in our church
Conduct classes in healthy eating and lite-physical exercise, excursions, book club, and prayer partnership.
Quarterly Prayer Breakfast (not only for women, men are also included)
Teaching our young men to be sensitive to the treatment of women
Teaching our young women to become God centered women
The vision of the Punta Gorda Church Pathfinder Club is utilizing its programs in enhancing the spiritual, as spiritual, as well as the mental an physical growth of each member. The Pathfinder Club is a church-centered recreational and spiritual program, designed for both boys and girls (similar to Boy & Girl Scouts). Juniors and teens in grades 5-12 of any religion, or none at all, are welcomed and encouraged to join this ministry. Church membership is not required.
Regular Meeting Times and Place
Every Thursday, 6-8 pm at the Punta Gorda Church
Community Outreach Program
Serving at the Charlotte Homeless Coalition - 1st Sunday of each month
Adult Sabbath School
Join one of our adult Sabbath school lesson study groups. Every week small groups get together to share what they learned from the lesson and how it has made a difference in their lives.
Prayer ministries is the lifeblood of Punta Gorda Adventist Church. We are known to be a praying church.
The Prayer Warriors in the church meet twice during the week. Tuesdays between 10-11 am and Wednesdays from 6-7 pm before the regular prayer meeting begins. Starting with a devotional reading, the team prays over each prayer request given during the main church service and other forms of requests.
Our Prison Ministries volunteers attend the spiritual need of the inmates of the area prison weekly. Their vision is to reach as many people as they can, bringing the Good News of Salvation through prayer, Bible lessons, and distribution of Christian literature. With the help of the Holy Spirit, they are learning that they can put the pieces of their lives back together.
Prison Ministries of various church are in the process of creating an Adventist Church inside the prison.
The mission of the Punta Gorda Church's Personal Ministries is to enlist every member in active soul-winning service for the Lord.
Give personal Bible studies
Distribution of literature
Managing local church Bible Correspondence Schools
The Punta Gorda Church's Music Ministries department provides music as a beautiful medium of worship.
The Sanctuary Choir and the Adventist Youth Singers give musical support for the main Worship services and church events, as well as coordinating and hosting special concerts throughout the year, sharing the everlasting gospel message through Christian music.