The 20th Street Church of Christ have several church ministries designed to help its members grow both Spiritually and Physically:
“Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”, this ministry seeks to save souls and to keep souls saved.” – Matthew 28:19-20. (KJV)
Our goals are to take what we have learned of our Lord and Savior and to go and teach His doctrine. We here at the 20th Street Church of Christ take advantage of every method of teaching from Sermons every first day of the week, weekly bible studies, Facebook, YouTube, Regular mail and every technical means that’s available.
Personal Work Ministry
“58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV)
“18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 (KJV)
To labor in “Christ’s stead” is to work in Christ’s place, to take up the work that He laid down in this world.
2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be
ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. KJV
To equip and encourage each brother to deepen and strengthen his relationship with the Lord by:
Developing and strengthening his prayer life
Increasing his spiritual growth by increasing his knowledge of God’s Word:
Establishing personal goals for Christian Growth and Fellowship each other and
Developing skills that are essential in conducting the five elements of Worship Service as mandated by bible doctrine teachings.
Our mission is a mission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who said, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world… Amen” (Matthew 28: 19-20) (KJV)
Our goal is to organize and equip the members of the Lord’s church to fulfil the command to teach, baptize, and how to go and teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2 (KJV)
The scriptures teach us that “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith”. Galatians 6:10 (KJV)
We are members of the community and as members of our community have needs, we use what the Lord have blessed us with to help those in need, especially those who are of the household of faith.
1 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being
yourselves also in the body. Hebrews 13:1-3 (KJV)
The Jail/Prison Ministry provides personal Bible classes in the County Jail and Bible correspondence courses to Prisons, Jails and Rehab institutions. 2 Timothy 2:2 (KJV)
Mercy Keepers Food Pantry & Clothing Ministry
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me” Matthew 25:35 (NKJV)
We are a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization providing food and clothing to the needy in the Saint Peterburg, Florida area. Our Purpose as Mercy Keepers, Inc. is to support and promote the welfare of the people of Pinellas County, Florida community (Midtown primarily) by providing food pantry services, and clothing for those who are most in need.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread. We believe God takes care of his own and so must we. Psalms: 37:25 (KJV)
Christians helping Christians that have paved the way.
Women of Faith
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. – Hebrews 10:24 (KJV)
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. – Romans 12:10-13 (KJV)
As Women of Faith (WOF) our is to edify and uplift the name of the Lord through good works. As Women of Faith, we vow to do the Lord’s will by diligently planning activities that will allow God to be glorified. We are very excited about our endeavors to work for the Lord in the church and in the community.
2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false
accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the
word of God be not blasphemed. KJV
Teach God’s Word in a manner that promotes our knowledge, learning to actively apply in our daily lives
Comfort each other through fellowship, hospitality, support as expressed in scripture including Matthew 25:35-36
Encourage a deeper and strengthened relationship with the Lord through prayer, study, and application
Challenge (inspire) us to develop our talents to our fullest potential for the Lord’s use in His vineyard
In total, our mission is to walk by faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ and trust Him.
2 Corinthians 5:7; Proverbs 3:5-6
Ministry in Music, Unity & Voices of Praise
Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord Ephesians 5:19 (KJV)
Unity A Capella Gospel Ensemble has been in the ministry of song well over 30 years. We do what we do because it’s in our heart to serve the Lord by exalting and encouraging others through songs, hymns, and spiritual songs. Praise is what we do but singing isn’t all we do!
Members are also active in various works in the Church to support the membership at large from the young to our senior saints. Realizing that is SO much bigger than us, so it’s easier to put ourselves aside for His will. The love of music is just the glue that keeps us bonded together…through thick and thin.
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11 (KJV)
Our purpose is to glorify Christ using technology. To share the gospel teachings with our sick and shut-in as well to those who are not members of our congregation.
Our hope and prayer is that someone in a city, a state, or in a country will Hear a gospel lesson, Believe what they heard, Repent/Give up their sinful habits, Confess Christ as the Son of God, and be Baptized for the remission of their sins, all because of the Technology Ministry.
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Roman 12:9-13 (KJV)
Our goal is to reach out to members of the congregation and support them in whatever they may need.
Support Group Ministry
1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1-2 (KJV)
Is designed to help, encourage, support and edify anyone who is experiencing crises in their lives regardless of what the situation may be, i.e., domestic violence, drug use/addition, incarceration of family members, or parenting issues.
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. 1 Timothy 4:12 (KJV)
To provide our youth with positive activities that will build up their spiritual work with God. To help our youth understand that they can be a Christian and still enjoy the joy of being a youth. To provide our youth with a good and strong foundation so that when they are older, they will not depart from the faith.
It is our intention to help our youth to develop Love, Unity, and Respect for one another as well as the Youth Leaders. We are promoting a positive Christian atmosphere to show that we as Christians can enjoy wholesome entertainment. At no time will we place these events above Christ.