At DFC we believe every believer is created, saved, called, gifted, authorized, and commanded to minister. God has uniquely shaped each individual for a specific ministry. We also believe you discover your gift through ministry, instead of discovering your ministry by identifying your gifts. In other words, as you start serving, you’re going to find what you’re gifted at doing.
Our goal at the end of the day, is not to build an institution. Our goal is to build people. We want to develop you more than we want to develop an institution. Look out here to attend our Ministry course.

Here’s the definition we believe ministry is at DFC:
• “Ministry is using whatever God has given me to serve him and the needs of others.”
• In the membership Course we said that the bible teaches us that the pastors are the administrators and the people are the ministers.
• Ephesians 4:11-12 “God has given pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of ministry, so the body of Christ may be built up.”
• When we talk about finding your ministry we’re saying, what has God given me? That’s where it starts. What He’s given me He expects me to use in serving Him and the needs of others.
• We believe that every believer the moment they gave their lives to the lord is called to minister.
• Galatians 1:15, “God, in his grace, chose me even before I was born, and called me to serve him.”
• 1 Corinthians, “There are different kinds of service to God, but it is the same Lord, we are serving.
• The Holy Spirit displays God’s power through each of us as a means of helping the entire church. All of you together are the one body of Christ and each one of you is a separate and necessary part. “
• God wants to use me to build up His body.
• We believe that once you understand who God made you to be, then you’ll understand what God made you to do.
• At DFC, we focus on an individual approach to ministry rather than an institutional approach. An institutional approach is when you centre it around the church and people are just seen as resources.
• At DFC, we take the exact opposite approach to ministry. We centre it around people and each person’s uniqueness. We don’t force a square peg into a round hole. Our goal is not to build an institution. Our goal is to build people. We want to develop you more than we want to develop an institution.
Traffic Ministry The Traffic Ministry’s mission is to serve and protect drivers and pedestrians at weekend services and special events. Working closely with the Greeters, Ushers and other ministries traffic volunteers ensure safety as well as provide information and directions for first time guests.
Commitment Level:
Team members are expected to perform duties on Sunday mornings from 08h00 to 11h00 and at special events during the year. A rotation system will however ensure that team members won’t be on duty every Sunday.

Greeters Ministry
The purpose of the Greeters ministry is to prepare the hearts of members and guests by welcoming everyone to Durbanville Family Church with a friendly greeting as well as provide information and directions for first time guests.
Commitment Level:
Team members are expected to perform duties on Sunday mornings from 08h00 to 11h00 and at special events during the year. A rotation system will however ensure that team members won’t be on duty every Sunday.

Ushers Ministry
The Usher ministry’s mission is to prepare the hearts of members and guests by welcoming everyone to Durbanville Family Church with a smile, passing out bulletins, answering questions, helping people find seats, taking the offering, and helping handle any emergencies.
Commitment Level:
Team members are expected to perform duties on Sunday mornings from 08h00 to 11h00 and at special events during the year. A rotation system will however ensure that team members won’t be on duty every Sunday.

Hospitality
The Hospitality Ministry seeks to provide a welcoming environment for guests, members and friends to meet and share light refreshments after Sunday services and at special events during the year.
Commitment Level:
Team members are expected to perform duties on Sunday services, mornings from 07h30 or evenings from 18h30 and at special events during the year. A rotation system will however ensure that team members won’t be on duty every Sunday.

Resource Ministry
For inquiring minds who want to help people know – this ministry’s for you! The Resource Ministry provides members and guests with information regarding Durbanville Family Church and upcoming events.
Commitment Level:
Team members are expected to perform duties on Sunday mornings from 08h00 to 11h00 and at special events during the year. A rotation system will however ensure that team members won’t be on duty every Sunday.

Sound
Team Make sure sound system functions in all areas of the building and regulate sound during services.

Media
Team Control images on screens on Sundays
Video: create video footage (scriptwriting, filming, editing, creating 3D animation etc)Lighting : done by lighting engineer and controller.
Print media (designers and writers): Faith Talk (monthly newsletter), pamphlets, banners, course material. Online media: internet development and design

KidROC
(Children’s Church) Facilitating Biblical training and education together with the parents on a Sunday morning. Yellow group: 18-36 months Green group: 3-4 years Red group: 5-6 years Blue group: 7 years and up

Prayer Ministry
Our Prayer Ministry, THE ENGINE ROOM, takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the Training Room here at DFC. If you feel that you are called as an intercessor, or just need to brush up on your own prayer life, please feel free come and see what it’s all about.
(First Meeting takes place on Tuesday 5 February)

Events
The events ministry facilitate and organize all major church events. The team oversees events like the Mens and womens camp, Mentoring Launch and Year-end function. The special events ministry strives to organize joyful, positive celebrations to build fellowship among the members of the Durbanville Family Church. Commitment Level:
Team members are expected to perform duties at special events during the year.

Learn2Live
Our vision in Mercy is: “to mobilise people! Especially in the following areas:
• connecting with others
• being available to encourage others
• opening their eyes to the needs around them
• equipping people through training
• live a compassionate life.
One of the practical ways that we are doing the above is: we are serving organisations in our local community. There are many social developers in the northern suburbs delivering services
to people in need. Our experience has been that many people want to be involved or contribute to something bigger than themselves, but they don’t know where to begin. Our aim is to build relationships with local services in our community and partner with them, by giving them volunteers and resources. Our end goal in this process is to make Durbanville a place that reflects the Kingdom of God.“ (God says) I was hungry and you fed me,…thirsty and you gave me a drink….needed clothes and you clothed me….sick and you cared for me…..in prison and you visited me…Whenever you have done this to the least person, you did it to me.” Matt 25: 35-36,40Contact the mercy ministries department at mercy@dfc.org.za

Worship Team
We want to see …
• people connect with God in worship times
• lives changed through worship
• people worshipping God “in spirit and in truth”. (John 4:24b)How?We are passionate about playing our part in the body of Christ by using our voices and instruments skillfully as we worship God in step with the Spirit.
The team practice once a week on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.