Currently (at ALCF), there are over 60 ministries that support the vision and ministry of ALCF. The ministries are categorized into rough categories below.
Fellowship Groups: Marriage & Family, Men's Fellowship, O.A.S.I.S. Seniors, Real World Young Adults, SAFARI Kids, Singles, Student Ministries, Women's Fellowship
Small Groups: Growth Groups
Adult Education: Classes @ ALCF
Care and Support
Biblical Counseling, Budget Coaching, Recovery, Support Groups, JOBS Ministry
Prayer and Visitation: Operation Intercession, Prayer and Visitation, PrayerWorks, Worship Warriors
Evangelism: Encouragers, Global Ministry, Prayer Counselors
Outreach: Elder Care, Homeless Ministry, Inspire-U Sports, Jail, JOBS, Juvenile Hall
Magazine, Administrative Team, Classified Acts, Resource Center Sales Assistant, Welcome to the Family (Membership), Visual Media and IT
- Celebration Choir, Gospel Choir, Praise Team.
- Praise & Worship Band, Orchestra.
- Graceful Praise & Hawaiian Praise.
- Seasonal Productions.
- Audio/Lighting Team, Multi Media Team, Visual Media Team.
Baptism, CD, Communion, Greeters, Hospitality, Information Center, Medical Emergency, Parking, Ushers, Welcome to the Family
Marriage & Family - builds healthy relationships by strengthening marriage, parenting, and family bonds. Contact: Andrea Alo (650) 625-1500 ext.115
Men's Ministry (M.O.V.E- Men Of Valor and Excellence) - Brings men together to deal with critical issues and challenges they encounter in their personal and family lives. Contact: Jason Johnson
Real World - addresses the challenges that singles and married young adults (ages 21-35) face in their commitment to lead a Christ-centered life. Contact: Melissa Look (650) 625-1500 ext. 181
SAFARI Kids and 5ifty6ix - helps children experience the love and passion of Jesus Christ and encourages them to enter into a lifelong relationship with Him. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- provides ministry opportunities to develop godly character, fellowship, unity and social activities within the single's community. Meeting the special needs of singles through the power of prayer and interaction. Contact: Singles Ministry
(650) 625-1500 ext. 201
Student Ministries Department - Provides programs and events to youth and college-aged students which lead them into becoming lifelong disciples ofChrist.. Contact: Gina McCray (650) 625-1500 ext. 173
Classes @ ALCF, formerly known as The Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS) is the primary educational tool for teaching the Bible and developing ALCF adult members and attendees into highly effective Christians who exemplify the seven habits of Act 2:42-47. Contact: Andrea Alo (650) 625-1500 ext.115
Growth Groups - groups of persons who meet regularly for fellowship, accountability, and application of the Word. Contact: Andrea Alo (650) 625-1500 ext. 115
Care and Support
Budget Coaching - encourages and enlightens ALCF members experiencing financial difficulties by applying Biblical principals to the handling of financial affairs. Contact: Pastor Cora Harper (650) 625-1500 ext. 227
Recovery – provides a bridge to the church and a Christ-centered sanctuary for those seeking healing and recovery from addictions. Contact: Benita Winn-Neal (650) 625-1500 ext 177
Prayer and Visitation
- ministers to God's people through various intercessory prayer meetings and personal home or care facility visits. Contact: Geraldine Hill
(650) 625-1500 ext. 209
- Offers employment preparation services and spiritual guidance to those in career transitions. Contact: Cheryl Degree (650) 625-1500 ext. 135
Encouragers – provides follow-up support for new members, new believers, and re-dedicated believers as they seek to grow in Christ. Contact: Nancy Hall (408) 506-4418
Global Ministry Team – Help raise awareness and provide support for global missions efforts that bring messages of hope to a lost and hurting world. Contact: Pastor Toby Hall (650) 625-1500 Tobey.Hall@alcf.net
- minister to new believers at the end of worship services by welcoming them, having them fill out Encouragers Ministry follow-up cards, and giving them a Bible and brochures.
-conducts worship services in convalescent homes (in Los Altos and Palo Alto) and communicates the personal faithful nature of God's love. Contact: Chaplaincy Ministries
(650) 625-1500 ext. 135
- brings the love of God to kids by providing a flag football league and coaches. This ministry is looking for people willing to coach. Training will be provided. Contact: Emanuel Swan
(650) 625-1500 ext. 185
- brings the message of salvation and sanctification to those who are incarcerated. Contact: Chaplaincy Ministries
(650) 625-1500 ext. 135
- instills faith in Christ and His hope for the future in the lives of troubled youth
Prison Ministries "Disciplers"
- mentors who help inmates transition back into life outside of prison. Training will be provided by Chaplaincy Ministries. Contact: Chaplaincy Ministries
(650) 625-1500 ext. 135
- designed to provide opportunities for church members to serve in our local community in order to fulfill God's plan and purpose. Contact - Rosemarie Nola
(650) 625-1500 ext 166
- performs various administrative tasks in support of the staff and ministries of ALCF. Contact: Cynthia Solano
(650) 625-1500 ext. 107
- Web-based communication board designed to inform and inspire the congregation to new levels of caring and sharing for one another. Contact: Pastor Eric Stevenson (650) 625-1500 ext. 118
Resource Center Sales Assistant
- manages resource center sales after each worship service. Need people to volunteer after every service. Contact: Karen Signorino
Welcome to the Family - provides administrative support for the ALCF membership class. Contact: Robbie Becker (650) 625-1500 ext 120
Visual Media and IT - provides technical expertise and support for visual media needs (at worship services and for announcements) and IT support (software development and networking). For Visual Media, contact Pastor Greg Sowle, 650-625-1500 ext. 124. For IT, contact Steven Spanos
CELEBRATION CHOIR - Utilizes four-part harmonies in a blend of musical styles from sacred anthems to big band beats to worshipful ballads; audition required. Contact: Pastor Dan Baker (650) 625-1500 ext. 142 Dan.Baker@alcf.net
- Edifies the Body of Christ through various selections of gospel music using three-part harmonies; audition required. Contact: Pastor Dan Baker (650) 625-1500 ext. 142, Dan.Baker@alcf.net
PRAISE TEAM - Leads our congregation in praise and worship in each weekend service; audition required.
ORCHESTRA - Offers musical taleants in special music; audition required. Director: Pastor Dan (650) 625-1500, ext. 142
Seasonal Productions - Seasonal outreach events that involve hundreds of people both on stage & behind the scenes. Contact: Pastor Dan Baker (650) 625-1500 ext. 142
AUDIO / Lighting Team - Operation of sound system and lighting equipment for worship services as well as other church events. Contact: Douglas Claxton at (650) 776-1382
Multi-media Team - Operates cameras, displays worship songs and runs DVDs/videos.
- Produces video announcements to creatively communicate church-related news and events; and produces sermon DVDs. Contact: Matt Martin (650) 625-1500 ext. 157, Matt.Martin@alcf.net
- baptizes new believers into the family of God. Contact: Christina Alo
(650) 625-1500 ext. 168
- creates and sells copies of sermons on compact disc following each worship service. Contact: John Signorino (650) 625-1500 ext. 212, email@example.com
Communion - follows the mandates of scripture by serving the Lord's Supper. Contact: Pamela Sneed (650) 625-1500 ext. 212, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeters - offers warm greetings and church bulletins to worshippers as they enter the worship center. Contact: Harold Murray (650) 625-1500 ext. 212
Hospitality- serves beverages following worship services, and provides refreshments for team members. Contact Karen Shaban (650) 625-1500 ext. 212
Provides information to guests/members about ALCF and church-related activities/events. Contact: Sandra Ware
(650) 625-1500 ext. 212, email@example.com
- assists worshippers with finding parking spaces, monitors the parking lots for vandals and thieves, and responds to disruptive persons in and around the worship center. Contact: Terry Murphy
(650) 625-1500 ext. 180
Ushers - assists worshippers in seating, and maintains order during worship services. Contact: Ed Nickerson (650) 625-1500 ext. 212, firstname.lastname@example.org
- mobilizes Intercessors and Prayer Warriors to pray a covering over worship services and to usher in the Holy Spirit's presence. Contact: Geraldine Hill
(650) 625-1500 ext. 209
If you have any other questions regarding ministry at ALCF, or would like to inquire about starting a new ministry, please contact Christina Alo (650) 625-1500 ext. 168, email@example.com