Children and Youth

These ministries guide our children and youth to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to grow, share and model their Christian Faith.

Children’s Ministry

Jesus said, “Let the children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14 


Our mission is to guide children into a relationship with Christ through biblical teaching and values.


Our vision is to have our children to become spiritually empowered believers who are actively devoted to Christ in their home, school and community

What Our Ministry is all About:

We believe that our children are the legacy and heritage of our church.  As leaders we want to:

  • Prepare our children for the work of the kingdom through age appropriate messages and biblical activities.
  • Teach each child to love the Lord and recognize Him as savior.
  • Teach them to share the love of God with their families and friends.
  • Develop their spiritual gifts so they can become leaders in the church and community.



Children’s Church – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays (ages 3 – 11)
Children & Youth Sunday – 4th Sunday
Christian Education (Link for Sunday School & VBS)

Upcoming Events

Parents’ Corner


“God’s word is vital for growth.  It is the basis of a child’s faith.” Romans 10:17

“It is good for revealing truth, correction and instructing.” 2 Timothy 3:16,17

“It is a lamp and light that will help each child walk in a right path.” Psalm 119:105

Youth Ministry

MOF youth seek to do our part in the advancement of God’s kingdom.  We believe that youth have a role and an obligation to create positive change in the world by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Youth Leadership

The Youth Ministry is guided by Pastor Jeremy Gilmore.  Their purpose is to foster the growth and development of our youth through the facilitation of experiences grounded in Christian principles.

MOF Youth Council

The Youth Council involves all youth 12 to 18 years of age.  Youth take an active role in worship services, church ministries and activities.  The Executive Youth Council meets monthly and is the governing committee for the Youth Council at large and serves as the voice for the youth and a link between them and the Church community.

Youth-Led Sunday

The 4th Sunday of each month our youth lead the morning service.  Including worshiping in song, dance, or mime, reading scripture, ushering, and greeting worshipers.

Opportunities for Involvement

  • Youth Choir
  • Dance Ministry
  • Mime Ministry
  • Acolyte
  • Usher Ministry
  • Greeter’s Ministry

Youth Service Opportunities

MOF youth, along with the Children’s ministry provide school kits to fellow students in Uganda & Haiti.  They are active participants in the ministry to feed those without homes and the Youth Habitat for Humanity housing project.

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Christian Education

The Christian Education Ministry provides resources, training, information, and instruction in an effort to enhance the spiritual formation of the disciples of Monument of Faith.  The vision is for all disciples of this community of faith to become mature Christians who effectively contribute to the overall mission of Monument of Faith.

Children & Youth – Live B.I.G. (Belief in God)

Our children will be guided through Bible stories to help develop and nurture their understanding of God.  They will learn Christian practices that create authentic friendships that will last a lifetime.

Junior High – Live B.I.G. (Belief in God)

Our juniors will learn how to articulate their belief in God by participating in conversations and activities around teen issues to help grow and encourage their belief in God.

Senior High – Thinking Theologically

Our seniors will learn to be thinkers by participating in thought-provoking conversations on popular issues that impact their lives.  They will practice skills to help them speak confidently on issues that challenge their belief in God.

Young Adult – 20/30 Bible Study Seminars

Our young adults will learn to think critically about social matters affecting the quality of human life.  A variety of seminar topics will be selected to help develop them to be young leaders with a passion for faith and justice.

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College Student Ministry

The college student ministry endeavors to provide a Christian community of faith to undergraduate students attending area universities for worship, learning, spiritual growth and fellowship.  The ministry provides transportation to worship services, hosts special events and encourages and support community engagements.

Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin. Proverbs 18:24 NRSV

Our Mission

  • Provide a Christian community of faith to undergraduate students attending local colleges and universities for worship, learning, spiritual growth, and fellowship;
  • Facilitate and enhance relationships among Christian undergraduates through various social events and;
  • Conduct community service.

College Student Service Opportunities

Volunteer Tutors and Homework Assistants

Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.  -Japanese Proverb

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The Education Committee supports, promotes, designs and implements educational programs, projects and services to increase educational awareness and involvement and foster academic achievement.

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Greeter’s Ministry

The Greeter’s Ministry seeks to encourage and enrich  the lives of each person entering the doors of  Monument of Faith by welcoming and supporting them  in a positive, friendly and spiritual manner.

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Health and Wellness Ministry

The purpose of the Health and Wellness Ministry of MOF is to empower members to understand diseases that affect health and wellness, and how to improve their health and well-being. This ministry infuses hope to individuals through educational resources, care and other means that endorses health and wellness. Learn more here.

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L.I.F.T. (Living In Fellowship Together) Small Group Ministry

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Marriage Ministry

The Marriage Ministry seeks to strengthen marriages by  equipping couples with information and strategies based on biblical principles to promote healthy and thriving  relationships.  This ministry is a source of support for couples and offers monthly meetings, seminars, and special events.

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Media Ministry

The Media Ministry provides services related to the media sales, audio, visual, print, telecommunication and photography needs of the church.

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Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry strives to impact the lives of the men of Monument of Faith by building trust and establishing unity through fellowship in order to strengthen and encourage one another.

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Music & Creative Arts Ministries

This ministry seeks to facilitate the fulfillment of the overall mission and vision of the church through the effective delivery of anointed worship that edifies,  inspires and challenges the Body of Christ.

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Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Ministry endeavors to strengthen the church through intercessory prayer.  Our prayer is that God’s purpose will be fulfilled in every aspect of our ministries.

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Senior Ministry

The Senior Ministry is committed to the spiritual growth and Christian fellowship of senior adults.

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Single’s Ministry

The singles ministry seeks to provide personal, spiritual, communal and social development to single adults within the contest of the Christian Faith.  The ministry in which the single adults can mature through personal, spiritual, communal and social development.

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Social Justice & Outreach Ministries

Luke 4:18-19 ” The Spirit of the Lord is on me,  because he has anointed me to preach good news  to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Our Mission

In Luke Chapter 4:19-19 Jesus tells us that “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to peach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Jesus’ declaration in these two verses, are a powerful statement and testament to our responsibilities as a community of faith.  As purveyors of the gospel, we must be intentional about spreading the message that God is concerned about and cares about the various social injustices that men, women and children continually face.

We seek to carry out its mission in the following ways:

  • Provide and deliver services designed to enhance the lives of members of the community whose social economic status inhibits them from meeting their basic needs.  Develop relationships with local community based services (i.e., Shelter for H.O.P.E., Durham County Department of Social Services) in an effort to identify and meet the growing needs of at risk populations.
  • Become a referral source for individuals in the community in need of assistance.
  • Host and participate in informational and training sessions designed to help the church identify specific areas of service.
  • Provide transitional support and services to men and women released from prison.
  • Increase the level of volunteer support offered to the Durham Shelter for H.O.P.E.
  • Participate in advocacy programs designed to address the needs of poor and at-risk populations.
  • Offer support services to the families suffering from the impact of substance abuse.

Issues that Concern Us

  • Affordable Housing
  • Community Development
  • Economic Justice
  • Education
  • Juvenile Delinquency

Ministry Opportunities

  • Monument of Faith Food Bank – Every 3rd Saturday from 7am – 9am
  • Shelter for H.O.P.E. – Every 3rd Friday of Every other Month from 6pm – 8pm
  • Faith Team Meetings – Scheduled by Team(s) as appropriate
  • Participation in Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhood (CAN) meetings – Scheduled meeting times and places vary.

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Ushers Ministry

The Usher Ministry’ mission is to be doorkeepers in the house of God providing a safe, secure and congenial environment for all those attending our church services or special events.

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Women’s Ministry

The Women’s ministry seeks to evangelize, encourage  and equip women in their personal walk with Jesus Christ through Christian fellowship, learning and  service.

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