Ministries

1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
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Here at Reid Temple AME Church, we have several ministries that you and your family can join in order to lighten the load. It has been said that “Many hands make for light work” and we believe that to be true even in God’s house. It is not only our duty to serve, but be the example that Jesus left us when He stated in the Gospel of Mark chapter 10, verse 45 that “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…”

You can get involved with ANY of the ministries listed by clicking the "Join" button below, by sending an email to info@reidtemple.org or by calling 301-352-0320.  We look forward to you “Getting Involved” and remember to “Have Faith in God".

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  • Angelos

    The Angelos Ministry at Reid Temple provide comprehensive, high-quality sound, lighting, broadcasting and recording (audio and video), web streaming, and production services for all worship services.

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  • Board of Stewards

    Selected by the Pastor, the members of the Board of Stewards are the spiritual lay leaders of the church. In that important spiritual leadership role, they attend to, and are held accountable for, the church’s overall spiritual and financial health and renewal. As the Pastor’s “cabinet,” the Stewards assist him in promoting and following his God-given vision for Reid Temple’s growth and progress. They oversee the activities of the church’s numerous ministries, commissions, clubs, committees, and other organizations, and organize revival and evangelistic programs to ensure that the church remains spiritually healthy.   

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  • Boy Scouts

    The Boy Scouts ministry at Reid Temple serves young boys and teenaged males between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. Troop 450 is an active program that engages young men and their families in activities that reinforce Christian beliefs and the principles of the A.M.E. Church.

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  • Boys to Men

    Boys to Men is a God-glorifying mentoring ministry that provides the young men and boys of Reid Temple with opportunities to benefit from the wisdom of older Christian men.

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  • Bridges Ministry

    The Bridges Ministry embraces the “whole-person” concept in its support of individuals with disabilities as well as its advocacy on their behalf.

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  • Cancer Awareness

    The members of Reid Temple’s Cancer Support Group Ministry provide Christian comfort and compassionate spiritual support to persons whose lives have been touched by cancer. They organize and coordinate cancer prevention workshops and awareness events, maintain a cancer information clearinghouse, and work with national and local health organizations to develop useful resource tools for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends.

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  • Celebration of Life Council

    The CLC Ministry, organized by birth month, provides Spirit-led fellowship and ministry opportunities for members of Reid Temple.

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  • Children for Christ Choir

    The Children for Christ Choir at Reid Temple ushers the people of God into His presence through music and exaltation. 

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  • Church School

    The mission of Reid Temple’s Church School Ministry is to teach, train, nurture, prepare, and recruit adults, youth, and children in God’s word for Christian service.

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  • Class Leaders

    This ministry is responsible for small organizational groups, called classes. Class Leaders call and listen to their members’ church- or faith-related questions and address their spiritual concerns before they become spiritual challenges.

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  • CMDC – Christian Debutantes and Masters

    C.D.-M.D.C. instruction focuses on building Christian character, social grace, and self-esteem, with the goal of empowering our young to become Christ-filled, confident, and productive adults.

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  • College Outreach

    The Reid Temple College Outreach Ministry (R.T.C.O.M.) embraces and supports hundreds of college students, encouraging their spiritual development with a full range, /hosting services, and more that Reid Temple provides for local college students, churched or unchurched, as their “home-away-from-home” worship center.

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  • Community Fair

    This ministry organizes the annual Community Fair held on the Reid Temple every summer.

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  • Cub Scouts

    The Cub Scouts ministry at Reid Temple serves young boys between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. Pack 450 is an active program that engages boys and their families in activities that reinforce Christian beliefs and the principles of the A.M.E. Church.

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  • Dance Ministry

    Through movement-based interpretations of sacred music, hymns, prayers, and scripture, the Reid Temple Dance ministry, magnifies the glory of God to touch lives by His Spirit.

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  • Employment Assistance Ministry

    The Reid Temple Employment Assistance Ministry calls upon trained Human Resources professionals in the congregation to organize and coordinate an array of services for church members who are unemployed or underemployed.

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  • Flower Club

    Responsible for acquiring, placing, and maintaining the arrangements of lilies and other green plant decorations that adorn the church’s pulpit and sanctuary.

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  • Girl Scouts

    We welcome girls, ages 5-18 years of age from all backgrounds and teach them to respect themselves and others, develop leadership and teamwork skills through specific learning activities. Also, we provide fantastic field trips, activities, with the influence of positive Christian adult role models.

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  • God’s Makeover Daughters of Victory

    For girls ages 5 to 17, this ministry is designed to be a safe place to teach relationship- building using biblical teachings as their foundation. They will also learn critical thinking skills, public speaking, successful interviewing techniques and so much more. 

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  • Golden Reids

    Encourages greater fellowship among those members of our congregation who have been blessed to see their Golden Years (age 50 and older).

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  • Greeters Ministry

    Greeters work closely with the Usher Board and with other ministries of the church, assisting in various capacities, to ensure that all Sunday and other church services run smoothly.

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  • GriefShare

    GRIEFSHARE is a support group facilitated by a Stephen Minister that provides tools to participants to lead them in healing through a 13 week session.

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  • Harvest Warriors Street Ministry

    This ministry goes out into the streets to witness the Good News of Jesus Christ in areas not normally reached by the church.

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  • Health and Wellness

    The Health & Wellness Ministry operates asan outreach center which promotes biblical study, good nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, wellness education, health fairs and health screenings providing help to other ministries and outside organizations who wish to promote healthy lifestyles.

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  • Helps Ministry

     
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  • Higher Praise Choir

    The Higher Praise Choir (formally the Young Adult Choir) ushers the people of God into His presence through music and exaltation. 

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  • IT Ministry

    The Information Technology (IT) ministry provides a range of software and digital learning opportunities to the Reid Temple community.

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  • James A. Parker Lay Organization

    It is a ministry dedicated to preserving and extending the history, traditions, principles, and discipline of the AME church and keeping forever alive the sacred memory of its founder, Richard Allen.

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  • Kids Mid-Week Bible Study

    This virtual only bible study is for kids, ages 5 to 11 every Wednesday at 7pm on Zoom for Bible Study. Email info@reidtemple.org to register. 

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  • King David Chess Ministry

    The mission of the King David Chess Ministry is to engage members in fellowship of the game of chess and to attract new members to the Church who share a common love of the game, thereby providing the opportunity to share the good news of Christ with the chess playing community.

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  • Law Ministry/Legal Affairs

    The members of this ministry glorify God and edify the Reid Temple Church family by utilizing their collective professional talents and business experience to provide comprehensive legal expertise and assistance on identified areas of concern to the church, to church members, and to members of the church community.

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  • Marriage Enrichment

    The M.E.M. provides spiritual, recreational and informational activities for married couples to help them achieve a healthy and Christ-centered relationship.

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  • Marriage God’s Way

    This ministry organizes and coordinates a 12-week series of classes that are required of all engaged couples who wish to be married at Reid Temple.

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  • Martial Arts

    Members of this ministry are guided in the traditional Kanzen Goju Ryu style of martial arts (karate) not simply to gain the coveted black belt or to elevate themselves to higher skill levels but to train to put their bodies and minds more fully in service to our Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • Mass Choir

    The Mass Choir ushers the people of God into His presence through music and exaltation.

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  • Master’s Touch

    The Master’s Touch Outreach Ministry is obedient to Scripture and the Great Commission of Jesus Christ in carrying out its mission: “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel” (Mark 16:15). The members of this ministry express the love and helping hand of the Master by ministering to the natural and spiritual needs of others and reconciling them back to the Master.

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  • Men's Ministry

    This ministry assists men to grow spiritually by strengthening their personal relationship with God through Worship, Bible Study, Accountability, and Fellowship

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  • Mighty Men of Reid

    The Mighty Men of Reid Choir is an all-men's choir that ushers the people of God into His presence through music and exaltation.

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  • MIIC (Welcome Desk)

    The members of the Welcome Desk are friendly, energetic volunteers on duty Sundays to provide you with a range of information from directions around the church facility to how to request more giving envelopes.

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  • Military Support Ministry

    Through internal and extertnal partnerships, provides resources that support and address concerns of members in the miliary and their families.

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  • Missionary Society

    Support the mission and vision of this church and its ministries in whatever way necessary.

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  • New Members Orientation Ministry

    The members of the New Member Orientation Ministry are responsible for making sure that all new and transferring members of Reid Temple are aware of and informed about the “reading in", and disciplines of the A.M.E. church.
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  • Noon Day Bible Study

    Primarily serving seniors and retired member, these study sessions provide opportunities for discussion and learning around God’s Word and its application to daily living.

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  • Nurses First Aid Unit

    The First Aid Ministry consists of both male and female members of Reid Temple who are registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, emergency medical technicians, and other health care professionals certified in First Aid and CPR.

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  • Nursing Home Outreach

    Shares the blessings of Christian fellowship and Bible study with those elders who can no longer physically travel to church on their own and youth who cannot otherwise get to church services.

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  • Orchestra (Adult)

    The orchestra endeavors to perform gospel, spiritual, praise and worship, original arrangements, and other music dedicated to the glory of God which will help reinforce the listener’s faith.
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  • Parking / Traffic Team

    The members of Reid Temple’s Parking Ministry are our church’s “outside ushers” with assistance from the local police department.

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  • Pastor’s Agape Society

    The members of this ministry attend to the welfare of our Senior Pastor and his family.

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  • Photography

    The Photography Ministry’s mission is to capture spontaneous photos of God’s movement in the life of Reid Temple during worship, services, and special events. Images and videos used to support the vision of the church through visual storytelling. 

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  • Prayer Ministry

    Intercessory prayer ministry tasked to pray for the church; for the community, nation, and world; and in response to various individual and group prayer needs upon request.

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  • Prison Ministry

    Ministers to the needs of the incarcerated and their families by sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the men, women, and youths who are serving time in prison locally, nationally, and internationally.

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  • R3 Children's Ministry

    Our children's ministry strives to create an atmosphere where children from 5 years to 12 years can begin to develop a healthy relationship with God and others. We believe a relationship with Jesus Christ is an essential part of childhood development. This ministry is specially designed to meet the unique developmental and learning needs of children. We offer arts, crafts, drama, skits, music, and an engaging teaching time to help reinforce the biblical story or truth for the week. We also place a high priority upon children building relationships with one another and positive mentors and role models. 

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  • R3 Teen's Ministry

    R3 Teens exists to introduce teens, grades 9th – 12th grade, to a saving belief in Jesus Christ and to then provide them with resources for spiritual growth where they will have the opportunity to develop a Godly lifestyle that will create mature relationships and promote service to both God and others. Through R3 Teens we prepare our teens to enter adulthood with a passion and love for God. Our leaders guide teens through age-appropriate material. Teens learn that God is real, that He loves them and that He has expressed that love through Jesus Christ. They learn how to live out the truths of the Bible in their Lives. We use the Bible to teach teens to honor God as well as their fellow human beings. Teens will find this to be a safe place where they can foster new friendships while growing closer to a God who loves them.

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  • Scholarship Committee

    The Reid Temple Scholarship Committee members annually review applications and award the Reid Temple AME Church Scholarship as well as the Lee P. Washington Book Scholarship.

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  • SHARE

    Reid Temple’s S.H.A.R.E. Ministry is a service of the Queen Jefferson Women’s Missionary Society whereby the church serves as a S.H.A.R.E. Ministry Host Site and part of a network of food co-op organizations and volunteers called S.H.A.R.E. D.C. that serves the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

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  • Shields of Faith

    The Shields of Faith Ministry coordinates security services at Reid Temple.

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  • Signing to Serve

    The mission is to provide sign language services for our hearing-impaired members and guests to ensure their full participation in the worship services.

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  • Singles Ministry

    Empowers single adults to build and maintain healthy, happy, and Christ-centered lives.
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  • Sponsor a Child

    The Sponsor-A-Child Ministry provides Christmas gifts to children of families experiencing a financial hardship during the holiday season.

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  • Sports Ministry

    The Reid Temple Sports Ministry organizes sports-related fun and fellowship activities for and among the church membership and with other churches.

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  • Stephen Ministry

    STEPHEN MINISTRY is a one-on-one caregiving ministry providing care to persons in need however, Stephen Ministry does not provide counseling.

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  • Stewardess Board

    They are responsible for preparing the church altar before each Sunday service, to ensure that the Communion linens and utensils are clean and that the altar rail is dressed.

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  • Temple Choir

    The Temple Choir ushers the people of God into His presence through music and exaltation.

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  • Transportation

    Provides and coordinates safe, reliable transportation services, to and from church, for members and nonmembers with special needs.
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  • Usher Board

    Members of the Usher Board welcome and seat the congregation during services, facilitate the offering process, and provide pleasant and timely guidance regarding the location of church facilities. The Board meets at the Glenn Dale campus on the 1st Saturday of the month from 9:00 - 12:00. Training is provided at this time.

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  • Wedding Ministry

    The members of the Wedding Ministry provide guidance and premarital counseling to engaged couples.

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  • Welcome Committee

    The members of the Welcome Committee are friendly, energetic volunteers who give the Weekly Announcements during Sunday services.

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  • Women of Faith (Women's Ministry)

    The Reid Temple Women's Ministry seeks to support the women of Reid Temple with prayer, spiritual guidance, and life-skills. We also organize and coordinate activities with of other ministries of the church and in the community as well as plan women’s workshops, seminars, conferences, spiritual renewal retreats, the annual Women’s Day, and other fellowship gatherings.  

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  • Young Adult Ministry

    The Young Adult Ministry serves to promote the word of God and provide Christ-focused social activities, forums, small groups, and teachings that empower and develop spirit-filled men and women

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  • Young People's Division (YPD)

    This ministry offers opportunities for the children, youth and young adults of Reid Temple to become actively involved in missionary work.

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  • Youth Choir

    The Youth Choir at Reid Temple mission is to usher the people of God into His presence through music and exaltation.

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  • Youth Investment Club

    The Youth Investment Club (Y.I.C.) is a joint project between Reid Temple and the Literacy Institute for Financial Enrichment, Inc. (L.I.F.E.). It aims to increase our young members’ knowledge of financial matters

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