YOUTH MOVEMENT FOR KINGDOM-MINDED DISCIPLES
Currently, the general population of youth feel lost. They have many spiritual needs; lack of identity of who they really are and in what way God sees them. We want to show them the real truth about Jesus as we include them as friends where we have the opportunity to touch their lives through dramas, dances created by New Song youth. W have times of training from the Word, intimate adoration, a time where we can share food and thoughts and many other activities where they can leave, full of love and the abundant life that they can have in Jesus.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH AGES 3-16
Our youth and college students are wonderful servants and teachers for seven Candelaria Sunday School classes. Children are split by age (and sometimes gender) to reach each child with the same lesson but in a way that is most appropriate for attention spans and understanding. The teachers have real relationship with their children and are wonderful role models, in a community that is lacking in positive older influences.
WOMEN’S OUTREACH – BENITA CASTILLO DE MATAMOROS
Benita Matamoras offers a powerful Bible teaching and prayer ministry to encourage and refresh the women of each community, every other month. She has lived a life of faith through much hardship and is a strong woman of faith with an anointing to minister of the Word of God, bringing healing to many women. God is raising up women who are yet materially poor, yet rich and powerful in faith. Each woman is challenged to bring a new friend to the special events for women.
FAMILY COUNSELING AND FREEDOM FROM ADDICTION
SUPPORT GROUPS- PASTOR EMILIO AND DR. EMIL
DRAMA OUTREACH FOR TEENS – GABRIELA VEGA
Currently in the Candelaria church we have a POWERFUL drama group which is very talented and extremely attractive to young people. The drama team is used as a means to spread the message of Christ to people and to disciple and train new young people who want to serve God in this way. We would love to have the necessary tools to reach more young people and bring them into serving alongside this ministry .
CHILDREN’S DANCE MINISTRY – SANDRA LARA
We have a dance group of small girls between 6 and 9 years old who love dance and have a passion for serving Jesus with movement. We have the vision of reaching out to more girls and attracting their families through this ministry. It give us a practice way to show more of Jesus to the girls and to their families.
PUBLIC TUTORING PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL
While tutoring is offered in three of our six churches and communities, the Candelaria program is by far the largest and most well led. College students serve as the tutors for children and teenagers between ages 5-18. Anyone in the community can come, as this is a ministry focused to show the love of Jesus through caring for students’ success and improving their study habits and ultimately grades. The tutors themselves receive instructions and teaching strategies every Tuesday. Candelaria provides tutoring 3 days a week, and the teachers are with their same students building relationships and improving lives!
VISITS OF LOVE, CARE AND HEALING – PRAYING ROSA
Praying Rosa visits the poor and sick 5 days a week to bring love and the truths of Jesus to those homes in the most needy neighborhoods (the ghetto, Chichigalpa) She concentrates on going from home to home loving the people and sharing the message of Jesus. Families are always thankful for her encouragement. On Fridays she goes, with her daughter to a central home, to offer Bible teachings of Jesus’ love and his beautiful grace. Many miracles have occured as this woman of simple faith prays for the sick. Her heart is huge to help them and she knows where the most desperate needs are. We would like to have the resources for Pastor Joel to walk with her to meet the most desperate needs of hunger and sickness.
MINISTRY OF MUSIC – MAGDIEL CASTRO
Currently New Song Church does not have musical instruments, although we have talented young people with musical talents and others who are hungry to learn. The youth want to form a band to reach their generation for Jesus, to make new disciples of Christ. We want to reach more people for Christ in activities outside the church, and music is very influential to attract more people to Jesus. We have people with talent and we just need the tools to further expand the message of Jesus through of this ministry.
PHOTO GALLERY FOR CANDELARIA
PASTOR JOEL SHARING HIS VISION FOR THE CHURCH IN THIS VIDEO