Christian Education

Bible Study

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Martin Stratton, Jr.
Age Requirements: 13 years of age and older

Description:
The Bible is a guide to all that is true about life. In it God reveals Himself, the meaning of life, wisdom to live it and our purpose. The Bible provides answers to those who desire and seek to develop a relationship with their creator. It teaches us to live this life purposefully. It serves as a road map not only through this life, but unlike other maps that get you to a temporary destination, it guides you to a final heavenly destination in eternity. To this end, we open the book and turn to the word of His grace that it might build us up, and give us an inheritance among them which are sanctified.

Meeting Schedule:
Tuesday nights 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Family First Ministries

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Martin Stratton, Jr.
Age Requirements: 13 years of age and older

Description:
It is the mission of Family First Ministries (FFM) to bring God back as the head of the home as He is the head of the church. It is to unite the church and home together to form the total educational strategy lacking in families today. The ministry purposes to give parents and children the training and tools necessary to fulfill the respective family responsibilities to God and each other. Finally, FFM desires to help recommit and sustain the biblical model of the family.

Retreats, workshops and classes are periodically held throughout the year. They are developed and presented with the intent to strengthen first and foremost the marriage relationship in the family. Additionally, there is a focus on the parent-child relationship and other relationships that influence the family and its members.

God Sees Me Single Parenting Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Martin Stratton, Jr.
Ministry Leader Name(s): Minister Jelaine Bell

 

Description:
Based on Genesis 16:13 the name of this new ministry was born. “God Sees Me” Single Parenting Ministry. This scripture recites, “She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

Based on Genesis 16:13 the name of this new ministry was born. “God Sees Me” Single Parenting Ministry. This scripture recites, “She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

God Sees Me Single Parenting ministry uses a group setting to discuss, support and provide insight on the life of a single parent once a month. We incorporate videos, candid conversations based on the Word of God, and speakers on how to handle situations with our children. This ministry is open to the public and available to active male or female single parents through separation, divorce, widow or unmarried.

Childcare is included for children ages 1-11 years old. Children younger than two are welcome into the meeting as long as not disruptive to the flow of the meeting. Older children are welcome to sit with the other children.

God Sees Me Single Parenting Ministry is a place you’ll find encouragement, inspiration, resources and more.

God Sees Me will meets every OTHER fourth Wednesday of the month at Victory Apostolic Church from 7pm to 9pm, during the months of September through May. A potluck meal served to the participants and children.

If you are interested in joining this ministry and are an active single parent, please do so by contacting: godseesme2@gmail.com

THIS MINISTRY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Qualifications:

Active single parent, male or female, custodial or non-custodial, through separation, divorce, widow or unmarried.

Meeting Schedule:
Every 4th Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm, from September through May, excluding November and December.

Majority of the meetings will be held at Victory Apostolic Church. Offsite meetings will be announced to those enrolled as needed.

Contact:
Minister Jelaine Bell
708-283-0383 x232
godseesme2@gmail.com

Scholarship Committee

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Martin Stratton, Jr.
Ministry Leader Name(s): Pastor Martin Stratton, Jr.

Ministry Handout

Description:
This committee plans our Annual Baccalaureate and Achievers Program for graduates, continuing education, and excelling students. They make recommendations to the Senior Pastor and Scholarship Committee the students deserving scholarships and other special recognition. The typical meeting times are April through June.

Annual Scholarship Applications:
If you are a graduating high school senior, returning undergraduate or a college graduate currently pursuing a second degree, you may be eligible for a Victory Apostolic Church Scholarship. Both scholarship applications are available to be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Deadline dates, eligibility requirements as well as materials needed to complete the applications are also included in the scholarship packets.

PLEASE CLICK THE “MINISTRY Handout” BUTTON ABOVE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS.
(They are combined in one pdf file)

Meeting Schedule:
Typically April through June

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sunday Morning Bible Study

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Martin Stratton, Jr.

Description:
To equip the saints for spiritual service and Christian living through the teaching of the word of God. These classes follow the traditional International Sunday School lessons being taught throughout the Christian community, as well as, elective classes for all age groups and spiritual levels.

The mission of the Christian Education Department is to nurture the spiritual growth of God’s people by, inspiring, educating, empowering, and equipping them to build Victorious Christlike lives.

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
Ephesians 4:11-12 (NIV)


Youth Classes (Ages 3 – 18)

Location:
Pre-School (3-7) Nursery
Junior (8-12) Gary Armstrong/Atrium area
Teens (13-18) Men’s Choir Room

The mission of the Children’s classes is to supplement families in the spiritual training of children so they can be nurtured in spiritual growth to build Victorious Christlike lives.


The International Class 1 and 2 (Co-Ed Adult Classes)

Location:
East Corridor (Int’l 1)
Gary Armstrong A (Int’l 2)

The mission of these classes is to nurture spiritual growth of the saints so they can build Victorious Christlike lives and equip them for the work of service to build up the body of Christ. Both classes teach the same material, however, International Class 1 is a larger class and International Class 2 is smaller for a more intimate feel.


Men’s Class

Location: Faith Chapel

The mission of the men’s class is to nurture spiritual growth of the saints with a concentration on men’s issues and perspectives so they can build Victorious Christlike lives, and equip them for the work of service to build up the body of Christ.


What Every Christian Should Know

Location: Sanctuary

The mission of this class is to teach Victory’s doctrinal beliefs, statement of faith and other topics related to what it means to be a Christian.


Women’s Class

Location: Gary Armstrong B

The mission of the women’s class is to nurture spiritual growth of the saints with a concentration on women’s issues and perspectives so they can build Victorious Christlike lives, equip them for the work of service to build up the body of Christ.


Millennial Classes – TRU Connect

Location: Women’s Choir room for continental breakfast (8:30 am) then Sanctuary Balcony for class (9am)
Ages: 21-40 Classes: Every last Sunday of the Month

The mission of the Millennial class is to nurture spiritual growth of the saints with a concentration on current and life issues and perspectives so they can build Victorious Christ-like lives, equip them for the work of service to build up the body of Christ.


Truthseekers Class

Location: Main Conference Room

These classes cover an entire book of the bible in 12 week sessions during Sunday Morning Bible Study year round. They are designed to help individuals seeking to grow spiritually by improving their knowledge in Biblical Studies. The true focus of these courses is personal enrichment through Biblical Study and provides a wholistic perspective of each book of the Bible.

Contact:
Pastor Martin Stratton, Jr. – mstratton@vachurch.net

Teaching Ministries

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Martin Stratton, Jr.

Description:
This in-house ministry has been developed to train and prepare those who have been called to the teaching ministry (i.e. Sunday Morning Christian Education, Moody Bible Study, etc.) to prepare God’s people for the work of the ministry. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a member of Victory Apostolic Church for a minimum of 1 year. Teaching experience with an affiliate assembly will be taken into consideration. Prospective teachers need to possess the ability to articulate biblical principles with reasonable efficiency and should have a firm grasp of the scriptures with contextual relevance. Pastoral approval required.

Victory's Truth Seekers

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Martin Stratton, Jr.

Ministry Leader Name(s): Dr. Arlis Whalum

Age Requirements: 18 years of age to Adult

Description:
hese classes cover an entire book of the bible in 12 week sessions during Sunday Morning Bible Study year round. They are designed to help individuals seeking to grow spiritually by improving their knowledge in Biblical Studies. The true focus of these courses is personal enrichment through Biblical Study.

Qualifications:
Students must pay a nominal fee for books. Teachers Vary Per Class

Meeting Schedule:
Classes are held in 12-week sessions during Sunday Morning Bible Study year round.

Service

Altar and Baptismal

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Douglas Thornton, MA, M.Ed

Description:
Our altar ministry is for those who are interested in developing the skills to provide spiritual support and prayer for those who have exhibited openness to God as a response to the word of God, baptism in Jesus’ name and have received the Holy Spirit. Altar work is a very important aspect of our worship experience and requires an individual who is sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as it relates to individuals who are at the point of transition in their lives and need guidance, support and instruction as it pertains to deliverance and spiritual break through. An individual interested in altar ministry should be very patient and prayerful with a highly sensitive and non-judgmental perspective.

Board of Ushers

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Douglas Thornton, MA, M.Ed

Ministry Leader Name(s): Deaconess Leotha Scott, Deacon Ron Harris and Deacon Frederick Bradley

Description:
The Victory Usher Board is a vibrant and important position in the ministry. As an Usher you can be considered an ambassador and a forerunner for the church, in the Body of Christ. Our role is supposed to continue long after the church has adjourned. The life of an usher should be an example of Christian living in everyday life. Daily conduct should be in line with the word of God, the Bible and Victory Apostolic Church.

Ushers are required to be punctual and time conscious, committed to serve, obedient and have a good attitude. If you would like to be a part of our Usher Board give your request to one of the ushers and the ministry director will get in contact with you.

Hospitality

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Douglas Thornton, MA, M.Ed

Ministry Leader Name(s): Sis. Ruth Adams

Description:
This ministry is designed to warmly welcome and greet all guests, friends and members upon entering Victory Apostolic Church for worship services. Committee members should desire to extend warmth, display love and promote a friendly, pleasant church environment. They should have a pleasant personality, be dependable with a neat appearance and be available 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes following the beginning of worship services.

Coat Room

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Douglas Thornton, MA, M.Ed

Ministry Leader Name(s): Sister Christie Bradley

Description:
This ministry assists members and visitors with a secure area to rest their outer garments. The committee will hang and reserve coats, hats, and umbrellas from October through April for worship service and special events as needed.

Medical Professionals

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Douglas Thornton, MA, M.Ed

Ministry Leader Name(s): Sister Denise Smith, R.N.

Description:
This ministry provides pulpit assistance to Senior Pastor or other clergy and parishioners during regular and special services when needed. A medical background that includes first aid training is a requirement to serve on this ministry.

Ministerial Alliance

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Douglas Thornton, MA, M.Ed

Description:
The purpose of the Ministerial Alliance is to help support the Senior Pastor as he ministers to the people during service. The Ministerial Alliance is available to serve for prayer, scripture reading, administering communion, baptism, anointing, teaching, and preaching.

The Ministerial Alliance also supports the Senior Pastor through various outreach ministries, such as home and hospital visitations, prison ministry and for funeral and committal services.

The Ministerial Alliance members are licensed and ordained under the Victory Association Inc. The purpose of the Association is to glorify God through the educational advancement of Christian leaders responsible for the management of our local churches.

The Association will equip church leaders with the tools, training, resources and networking for the advancement of kingdom building in Christian churches.

Integrity, wisdom, courage, patient, spiritual maturity and compassion are some of the traits which should be displayed both inside and outside of the church.

Prayer Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Douglas Thornton, MA, M.Ed

Ministry Leader Name(s): Evangelist Ina Jones

Ministry Handout

Description:
To intercede in prayer regarding general and specific needs on behalf of the senior pastor and the congregation. We teach the believers the importance of praying consistently daily.

Please join us online for prayer seven days a week. Click here for more information.

Department of Music Ministry

Department of Music Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Pastor Bonnie J. Matthews – Worship Pastor
Age Requirements: 13 years of age and older

Description:
The Music Ministry is divinely anointed and appointed to carry the Gospel message in song; and GIVE ALL GLORY TO GOD, through music during worship. The music ministry team works closely with the Pastor to inspire, encourage, and uplift God’s people.

To inquire about participation in this ministry, you may contact the church office, and leave your contact information for follow up by a representative. Please note that participation is contingent upon the discretion of the ministry leader. Also, you must be a member of Victory Apostolic Church (completing Baptized in Jesus Name, attended New Members Class, and received the Right Hand of Fellowship). The next requirement is completion of the Victory Apostolic Church Department of Music Ministry Orientation.

Ministry members are responsible for attending scheduled rehearsals, and participating in worship services, special programs, and events. Members should have the ability to sing vocal parts, and blend properly with their assigned vocal section. They should also have, or strive to develop a biblical understanding of the power, purpose, and practice of praise; and its role within the church.

The Music Ministry includes:

VESSELS OF VICTORY SANCTUARY CHOIR
Ages 18 & over
Rehearsals – Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Coordinator: Deaconess Sherry Walson

WOMEN OF VIRTUE CHOIR
Ages 18 & over
Rehearsals – Wednesday, 7:30 pm
(Schedule may vary)
Coordinator: Deaconess Sherry Walson

MEN OF VICTORY ENSEMBLE (M.O.V.E.)
Ages 18 & over
Rehearsals – Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
(Schedule may vary)
Coordinator: Reverend Christopher Huggins

F.Y.R.E. CHOIR (TEEN CHOIR)
Ages 12 to 18
Rehearsals – Saturdays, 12:30pm
Coordinator: Minister Shannon Lowe

TRU GENERATION (YOUNG ADULT CHOIR)
Ages 18 to 40
Rehearsals – Wednesdays, 7:30pm
Coordinator: Minister Charlese Allen

JR. VESSELS (CHILDREN’S CHOIR)
Ages 5 to 11
Rehearsals – Saturdays, 11:00 am
(Schedule may vary)
Coordinators: Sisters Christine Nance, Cassandra Jenkins and Diana Harrigan

VICTORY VIBRATIONS (MUSICIANS)
Ages 18 & over
Rehearsals – Thursdays, 7:30 pm
(Schedule may vary)
Coordinator: Evell Knight

INSTRUMENTS OF PRAISE LITURGICAL DANCERS
Ages 13 to Adult
Rehearsals (Schedule may vary)
Coordinator: Sister Amber Whitted

JR. INSTRUMENTS OF PRAISE LITURGICAL DANCERS
Ages 8 to 12
Rehearsals – Mondays, 6:30pm
(Schedule may vary)
Coordinator: Sister Amber Whitted

Group Life Ministries

Group Life

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Vernon T. Brooks, Sr.

Ministry Leader Name(s): Rev. Vernon T. Brooks

Ministry Handout

Description:
Victory’s Group Life motto is “Growing Larger and Getting Closer.” This motto came about as a result of our church’s exponential growth. As we continued growing in membership, we didn’t want to lose the intimate spiritual relationships that were being formed. Our groups are designed to foster a sense of community as well as personal and spiritual development in an environment that allows the opportunity to study from curriculums that are consistent with Christian principles for living in an ever-changing world.

Whether it’s a group for Women, Men, Couples, Wives, Singles, First Responders, Teachers, Millennials, Grandparents, Parents with Adult Children, Truckers, or Seniors, the Group Life ministry has a group for you! Groups convene everyday of the week except Tuesdays at the church, homes, restaurants and other community settings on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Members and non-members of Victory are welcomed and encouraged to select a group that is consistent with their interest. Open Registrations are scheduled every September and February on dates to be announced.

MEN GROUPS
Come bond with men who have an interest in growing in Christ while building authentic friendships with other men who share similar interest and values?

WOMEN GROUPS
Spiritual growth, sisterhood, fellowship, mentoring and support are what you can expect in groups designed for women.

NEW MEMBERS GROUP
Now that you have joined the Victory family, are you interested in “Experiencing God” through a time limited Sunday Morning class that encourages you to grow closer to God, establish new relationships and explore spiritual gifts?

SENIORS GROUP
Are you interested in connecting with men and women who are vibrant, full of life and interested in growing to a new level in Christ while enjoying the fellowship with other seniors?

MARRIED COUPLES GROUP
Whether a newlywed, experienced or empty nesters, our couples groups will allow you to share common interest through discussions on communication, finances and prioritizing your time while growing closer to Christ and with each other?

SINGLES GROUP
Are you interested in connecting with other singles that’s looking to grow spiritually while setting and maintaining Spiritual boundaries? In our singles groups, you will create a bond through laughter, serving each other and a curriculum that will bring you closer to Christ.

Besides are major groups, we have a verity of groups that we will meet the needs of the spiritual and occupational interest of members and non-members. Specialty groups are also available that address separation and grief and loss.

Leadership and Life Development

Leadership Development

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, Jr., C.P.A., M.Div.

Ministry Leader Name(s): Bro. Ron Zinnerman and Sis. Cheri Williams-Franklin

Age Requirements: 21 and over


Description:
Assisting God’s people in developing mentee/mentor relationships that enable Corporate Career Development and Entrepreneurial Advancement. We achieve this via group mentoring sessions and networking. Victory’s corporate and small business leaders provide professional and technical skills recommendations (e.g. techniques for job searches, career advancement, business funding leads, business development) that allows attendees to learn and grow. We are driven by our ministry scripture; We can do all things through Christ which strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).

Contact:
Email: Leadersden@vachurch.net
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Leadership Training

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, Jr., C.P.A., M.Div.

Ministry Leader Name(s): Dr. Arlis Whalum, CPA

Age Requirements: 21 and over

Description:
Individuals who have full-status Victory membership and active participants and/or volunteers in ministries and auxiliaries may be considered for appointment to a leadership role. Such appointments are by recommendation of the ministry Pastor, Sr. Pastor or Senior Leader. In an effort to maintain a church of unity, all leaders are required to participate in an initial one-day leadership training held in the Spring of each year. Topics include being an effective spiritual leader as well as establishing a knowledge base for administrative operations and protocols. In additions, Victory Leaders participate in an annual off-site Leadership Retreat as well as Workshops and Seminars sponsored by the Victory Association.

Contact: Dr. Arlis Whalum, CPA – awhalum@vachurch.net

Life and Leadership Development

P.O.M. Leader: Evangelist Deborah Hoyles, Ph.D., LCSW, MSW

Description:
Life and Leadership Development are adult ministries aimed at a holistic approach to engaging, connecting, enriching and inspiring members and seekers who desire a sense of community. Individuals have an opportunity to enhance their spiritual and personal, while networking with others who have similar interest.

Each ministry includes a leadership team committed to assisting you on your journey to getting involved at a level that is relevant and tailored to your availability. Volunteers interested in serving in the various ministries are also welcome!

Contact:
Pastoral Oversight: Pastor Deborah Hoyles, MSW, LCSW
For more information, contact: dhoyles@vachurch.org – 708.283.0383 extension 205

Seniors Services Network

P.O.M. Leader: Evangelist Deborah Hoyles, Ph.D., LCSW, MSW

Ministry Handout

Description:
Seniors ages 60 years of age and older are vibrant and actively involved in every level of ministry. While transitioning from active employment to retirement or empty nesters, to caregiving of a spouse, parent or a disabled family member, Seniors at Victory discover that they can be as involved as much as their time and energy allows to participate in:

Small Groups
Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, April through December from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come fellowship over a “Pot Luck” meal, while engaging in lively discussions that focus on the book of the season aimed at spiritual and personal development.
Group Leaders: Evg. Bertha Jordan and Sis. Helene Pryor

Computer Literacy
In partnership with the Matteson Library, beginners have an opportunity to develop computer and internet skills in an inviting environment where everyone is eager to learn. Instructors are retired Computer Literacy Instructors of Victory.
Coordinators: Sis. Carolyne Boyd and Sis. June Nicholson

Education and Wellness
From Estate Planning to Health and Wellness, workshops are convened throughout the year, free of charge to address relevant topics that may affect your life. Coordinators are retired medical professionals and educators. Guest presenters donate their time and expertise as a means for giving back to individuals that have given so much.
Coordinators. Evg. Jeanette Krueger and Sis. June Nicholson

Annual Seniors Weekend
Seniors are in-charge and have an opportunity to unify in fellowship and worship. Activities may vary from year to year, however, the goal is still the same – To glorify God for the marvelous things He has done in the lives of Seniors of Victory.
Directors: Evg. Bertha Jordan & Sis. Irma Crayton

Singles Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Evangelist Deborah Hoyles, Ph.D., LCSW, MSW

Ministry Leader Name(s): Sis. LaWanda Jones – Director

Ministry Handout

Description:
Victory’s Singles are members of a unique group committed to a life style that is pleasing to God without compromising spiritual values. As they strive for wholeness and fulfillment regardless of their marital status, they are confident members of the Victory family where their options for community and networking are limitless. Activities include:

Small Group
2nd Fridays 7:30-9:00 p.m. – Group Leader – Sis. Carolyn Spencer
Candid Conversations with the Pastor – Fall and Spring Sessions to be announced.

Community Projects
Includes third world book donations, local shelter volunteerism, tutoring and partnerships with Victory’s Outreach ministry.

Social Outings
Fellowship at the Theatre, Movies, Dinner, Sports Events and Network Mixers to be announced.

Annual Summer Weekend
Includes a Saturday Picnic and a Friday Conference or Sunday Worship Service.

W.O.V.E.N - Women's Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Evangelist Deborah Hoyles, Ph.D., LCSW, MSW

Ministry Leader Name(s): Director – Evg. Darice Whitted

Ministry Handout

Description:
The Women of Victory Empowerment Network endeavors to offer a holistic approach to addressing the body, soul and mind. Spiritual and personal development classes, seminars, workshops and social activities are available throughout the year.

In addition, Women have an opportunity to serve while experiencing a sense of sisterhood and community, often resulting in live-long friendships. Being a member of a diverse group, Women are enriched by cultural and professional differences, while increasing in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Regardless of the socio-economic background, Women discover a commonality in interest and life experiences that foster support and encouragement to remain true to self and God.

“…Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”
2 Corinthians 13:11

Activities include:
Annual Weekend – conferences and events complete with guests speakers and a mass women’s choir.

W.O.V.E.N. Leadership Team
Senior Advisor – First Lady Brenda Singleton
Ministry Pastor – Dr. Deborah Hoyles
Ministry Director – Deaconess Darice Whitted
Network Director – Sis. Shirley Small -Smith
Network Director – Sis. Davita White

SPIRITUAL CARE, HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Deaconess Darice Whitted – Ministry Director
Components
Spiritual Life Enrichment Education
Bi-Annual Women’s Fellowship
Prayer Connection

SELF-CARE
Sis. Shirley Small-Smith – Network Director
Components
Journey Sisters
Real Talk Café and Sisterhood Circles

BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Sis. Davita White – Network Director
Annual Community Humanitarian Project
Pre-Mother’s Day Outreach
Destiny Bound Life Coaching

SPECIAL EVENTS
Dr. Deborah Hoyles – Ministry Pastor
Women’s Annual Weekend

Networks
Real Talk Café and Sisterhood Circles
Deaconess Yvette Brown
Sis. Ruth Adams

Prayer Connection
Evg. Crystal Rogers
Evg. Lydia Payton

Community Projects and Outreach
Sis. Susan Parnell
Sis. Darvionne Givhan

Destiny Bound Business and Life Coaching
Dr. Valerie Marshall

Women Anointed to Serve
Sis. Beeonca Smith
Sis. Chloe Washington

Journey Sisters Mentoring
Sis. Iris Hildreth

Meeting Schedule:
All network meeting every other month on the 3rd Monday at 7:00pm.
Individual network meetings vary.

Contact:
Dr. Deborah Hoyles – Ministry Pastor
708-283-0383 x 205

Media Ministries

Media Ministries

P.O.M. Leader: Sister Karena Bundy, Media Director
Age Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age

Description:
This ministry has 3 different components in which volunteers are needed for all: audio, video, and duplication.

Audio is responsible for sound related needs through the church, but in particular for Sunday Services. There are different levels of training you can choose varying on what you ultimately want to learn. Engineers, assistants & stage helpers are all needed.

Video is responsible for the visual needs for the worship services. This includes on-screen graphics, television cameras and other media production equipment. Seeing we are in a technology driven world, most people can be trained in a two hour session.

Duplication is responsible for the reproduction of CD’s and DVD’s from worship services. Another position in this ministry is sells. They are responsible for selling the media on Sunday mornings.

Volunteers are needed in all areas and should have the following qualifications:

  • Faithful – We need people to show up on time and ready to serve more than any other quality
  • Team oriented – There are several different positions that work together to create the cohesive worship service
  • Quick (minded) – Media can sometimes be a fast-paced environment so volunteers should be able to respond quickly to ever changing circumstances
  • Trainable – No prior experience is required but you shouldn’t fear technology either

Internship opportunities are also available for college students who are studying in these fields.

Qualifications:
Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age and available to serve 1-2 times a month at either of our Sunday morning worship services

Contact:
Sister Karena Bundy, Media Director
708-283-0383 Extention 207

Men of Valor

Men's Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Reverend Samuel Lofton, III

Age Requirements: 18 Years of age to Adult

Description:
The purpose of the Men’s Ministry is to attain spiritual maturity through active participation in congregational worship, prayer, serving in the local church and in the study of God’s Word. Evidence of a changed life will be exemplified by being better husbands, better fathers, better sons and ultimately better men whose lives speak of the glory of God.

This series of lessons for Kingdom Man is meant to build men spiritually and develop programs to glorify God and fulfill our God-given role as leaders in our families, communities and society. To prayerfully develop our minds to conform to the mind of Christ. To support our Pastor, ministries, auxiliaries, departments and committees in the church.

Other then Men’s Day activities, events include the following to which all are welcome: Kingdom Men Meetings • Annual Men’s Day • Men’s Wellness Program • Men’s Challenge • Father’s Day Brunch • Road Trips and much more

Meeting Schedule:
The Kingdom Man series is held Thursdays, at 6:30 p.m.

Join us on ZOOM.us for our virtual meetings:
Meeting ID: 997 4017 3999
Password: Basement

Contact:
Send your questions and/or comments to Sam Lofton III, Asst. Pastor, Men’s Ministry at slofton@vachurch.net

Young Men of Valor Mentoring

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Samuel Lofton III

Ministry Leader Name(s): Bro. Jarell Smith, Director

Age Requirements: 12 to 18 Years Old

Description:

This newly reformatted program will help young men between the ages of 12 and 18 to navigate life issues and challenges. Participants will learn life skills, social etiquette, conflict avoidance, stress/anger management, etc.  Participants will participate in team-building events in fun and interactive environments.

Meeting Schedule:

Sessions will be facilitated by ministry leaders and invited guest speakers in order to expose participants to relevant and transforming information that will help shape each participant’s outlook on life.

  • Meeting Date: the 3rd Wednesday and 3rd Saturday of each month
  • Time: Wednesdays 6:30pm – – 8:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00am – until
  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Type Meeting: Hybrid (in-person and virtual)
  • Zoom ID and password: 858 7615 1328  passcode: youngmen
  • Location: Gary Armstrong Room

Send your questions and/or comments to Bro. Jarell Smith, Program Director, at ymvministry@vachurch.net or 708-283-0383 ext. 233

Military Care

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Reverend Samuel Lofton, III

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Command Sergeant Major Jimmie Carpenter, MA – Director & Assistant Pastor

Ministry Handout


Description:
Victory’s Military Care Ministry embraces the goal of building Christ Like Lives and seeks to serve as both an in-reach and out-reach ministry to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members. Membership is open for those seeking to experience a sense of community while addressing readjustment issues that they have ignored or denied, due to feelings of isolation and that “no one understands”.

MONTHLY SMALL GROUPS
The Small Groups are Co-Ed and meet monthly within the Church and Community with a focus on addressing relevant issues and concerns identified my participants. Gender specific breakout groups are established based on ministry enrollment. Members utilize faith-based curriculums and the Word of God as a foundation and reference for all discussions.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER SUPPORT GROUPS
The focus of the PTSD Support Group is to encourage members to know that they are not alone in their struggles with flashbacks, anger, rage. hyper-vigilance, insomnia, unforgiveness, etc. Groups are facilitated by Licensed Clinical Professionals with a specialty in serving Service Members and their families; while utilizing evidenced-based curriculums with a holistic approach that fosters healing and recovery. Based on express interest, spousal support groups are available.

SPECIAL MILITARY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
The Military Care Ministry seeks to honor our Service Members at Church and Community coordinated events; while also maintaining a calendar of events.

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
Service Members are offered assistance in navigating veteran benefits and resources through linkage with local Service Officers, Vet Centers and VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Such referrals include:

Contact:
Command Sergeant Major Jimmie Carpenter, MA – Director & Assistant Pastor

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Charles Smith

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Age Requirements: 21 and up

Description:
The Prison Ministry helps to break the chains of bondage by teaching and preaching the Word of God to those individuals regardless of age or gender who are incarcerated in the Department of Correction facilities.

Gospel of Justice Ministry

Gospel of Justice Ministry

Ministry Leader Name(s): Elder Bryant Warren

Description:

The Gospel of Justice Ministry of Victory Apostolic Church advocates for improvements by influencing laws and politics so that residents will experience a just and thriving community. Our work is accomplished through organizing for action, coordinating resources, and providing legal support. The Gospel of Justice Ministry will continue the work of being a just community by being present to improve the lives of people.

Homeless Care Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Elder Bryant Warren

Ministry Leader Name(s): Evangelist Curline West-Hastings, Director

Description:
The primary purpose of this ministry is show compassion to those who are homeless, living in the South Suburban area of Chicago. The dedicated members of Victory offer support, comfort, and hope by providing prayer, meals, bedding, and clothing on a weekly basis.

Meeting Schedule:
The ministry members travel to give assistance every Friday night of the month.

Victory Outreach In Community Efforts – Outreach Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Elder Bryant Warren

Ministry Leader Name(s): Deaconess Angela Slater, Director

Description:
V.O.I.C.E. ministry provides spiritual, moral and some financial support to the poor, visit the sick, bring the Gospel to those in prison and in the surrounding south suburbs. They help mend those affected by broken relationships and misdirected lives.

Annually, the ministry supports and sponsors a Victory church wide outreach during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This outreach provides warm outer garments, food and toys to those families in need. They also participate in the community efforts during Victory’s A Taste of Victory.

Legal Aid Center

P.O.M. Leader: Elder Bryant Warren

Description:
The Gospel of Justice Ministry of Victory Apostolic Church has partnered with Administer Justice to deliver gospel-centered legal aid by caring lawyers and a team of supportive volunteers for a nominal fee. During the COVID pandemic, The Gospel of Justice Ministry’s lawyers and volunteers continue to provide legal services utilizing a virtual platform.​

Spiritual Care

Guest Relations and Information Service

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Aretha Armstrong

Ministry Leader Name(s): Sister Pamela Johnson, Coordinator

Description:
Guest Relations and Information Service provide a weekly reception in a friendly environment where Victory’s first-time guest will personally meet the Senior Pastor, First Lady, and the Pastors. During this reception guests receive information on acquiring membership at Victory and increase the guests’ awareness of the church’s culture. Guests are provided with a pamphlet that includes information of Victory’s activities, committees/auxiliaries and doctrinal beliefs.

Healing Hearts Grief and Loss Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Aretha Armstrong

Ministry Leader Name(s): Assistant Pastor Aretha Armstrong and Min. Clarence Armstrong, Directors

Description:
The primary mission of this ministry is to provide biblical comfort, support and encouragement, to those individuals who have experienced a loss or death of a loved one. It facilitates a healthy resolution of grief and spiritual restoration. The group is invited to discuss relative topics and supporting scriptures, as well as share experiences.

Meeting Schedule: Support group meetings are scheduled every third Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. September to May (subject to change)

Contact: healinghearts@vachurch.net

Health and Wellness Support Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Aretha Armstrong

Ministry Leader Name(s): Evg. Stephanie Effort, Director

Description:
This support ministry will assist in learning more about health and healing as it relates to God’s Word. Group will meet to share, fellowship, and discuss the connections between the physical body and scriptural truths and God’s promises. Develop deep lasting bonds and healthy connections that foster a deeper relationship with God and overall understanding of our physical bodies, diseases, and how we can live life to the fullest.

Love Shouldn’t Hurt - Domestic Violence Support Group

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Aretha Armstrong

Ministry Leader Name(s): Sister Latrice Mosley-Smith, Director

Description:
This group will focus on bringing awareness to the growing church community the prevalence of domestic violence within families. During the discussions, we will help women gain more knowledge in understanding that domestic violence is not only an individual experience, but is more prevalent in our communities and society at-large. Assist with understanding the dynamics and its origin, helps survivors overcome feelings of shame, guilt, low self-esteem, and loneliness. It will give women an opportunity to utilize their voice to say, NO MORE. Foster a spiritual environment of trust for God and others.

Meeting Schedule:
Every other Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Undisclosed location.

Contact:
Contact church for more information at 708-283-0383 x206 or email loveshouldnthurt@vachurch.net

Meeting Schedule:
The ministry members travel to give assistance every Friday night of the month.

New Members Committee

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Aretha Armstrong

Ministry Leader Name(s): Sister Melissa Bacon, Coordinator

Description:
The purpose of this ministry is to facilitate and organize the new member’s class and ensures that all new members’ demographic information is accurate on the new member’s cards. Committee members contact each new member 7 – 10 days prior to the new member’s class date to confirm attendance. Upon completion of the new member’s class, the lists of names are submitted to the Administrative Office to receive the Right Hand of Fellowship. Committee members need to be available during each new member’s class, held on the first Sunday of alternating months immediately following service.

Pastoral Counseling Team

P.O.M. Leader: Assistant Pastor Aretha Armstrong, Director

Description:
The Pastoral Counseling Team is comprised of Victory’s pastors, licensed clinical psychologist and the senior pastor. It is our role to create a safe environment where feelings and circumstances can be explored and expressed in order that individuals, married couples, pre-married, and families of Victory can gain insight into the underlying causes of their problems.

Our goal is to facilitate healthy and holistic spiritual growth and development through pastoral counseling, clinical intervention and circumstance-specific ministries. It is our ultimate goal that the members of Victory utilize our brief pastoral counseling reach healthy resolutions for their life issues with minimal disruption to their lives.

If additional behavioral health services are indicated, the members will be recommended to a licensed clinical psychologist. Fees will be discussed by the contracted psychologist.

Road to Recovery - Alcohol and Substance Abuse Support Group

P.O.M. Leader: Evangelist Brenda Varnado, MAMP, MAPC, LPC

Ministry Leader Name(s): Brother Kelvin Stevenson, Director

Description:
This support group is to assist members who are dealing with drug and alcohol addiction to acquire positive coping skills as they overcome barriers that prevent them from living a drug-free sober Christian lifestyle. To provide a resource of information that assist with daily living and family dynamics. Introduce a holistic approach to the “road to recovery” which includes topics dealing with, but not limited to spiritual devotion and growth, anger, fear, creating healthy realistic boundaries, forgiveness, and more.

Meeting Schedule:
Every other Wednesday at 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Undisclosed location

Contact: roadtorecovery@vachurch.net

Visitation Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Evangelist Brenda Varnado, MAMP, MAPC, LPC

Ministry Leader Name(s): Command Sergeant Major Jimmie Carpenter, MA – Director & Assistant Pastor

Description:
The Continuing Care Ministry provides visitation to members who are long-term convalescents either at home or in the hospital for at least 30 days or more. This ministry provides special services to members within our capacity, and maintains follow-up at least twice per month, or as need dictates, until the member is able to return to church and their normal daily activities.

Annually, the ministry supports and sponsors a Victory church wide outreach during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This outreach provides warm outer garments, food and toys to those families in need. They also participate in the community efforts during Victory’s A Taste of Victory.

Spiritual Transformation

One on One Discipleship

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Martin Stratton, Jr.

Ministry Leader Name(s): Evg. Terry Harrison

Age Requirements: 18 Years of age to Adult

Description:
Purpose: In the Spiritual Transformation Ministry our goal is to help believers to grow in their spiritual journey to become more Christ Like.

The journey for becoming more like Christ is a continuous process that never ends for the believer as the Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 3:18, “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”.

One on One Discipleship is the Next Step in our Spiritual Transformation process that encourages new members in the Church to build a foundational relationship with Christ by learning the significance and strategies for:

  • Developing A Strong Prayer Life
  • Developing A Strong Understanding of The Word of God
  • Developing Strong Relationships Within The Church Through Fellowship
  • Developing A Strong Life For Evangelizing The Word of God
  • Developing A Strong Spiritual Life to Resist Temptations in Your Daily Life

This program is offered six times a year following each New Member’s class. The book used for this Ministry is titled First Steps and it can be purchased from the Church office for a nominal fee.

Worship Arts

Cultural Arts Ministry

Ministry Leader Name(s):

Age Requirements: Ages 7 and older

Description:
The purpose of the Cultural Arts Ministry is to minister to the church through spiritual dramatizations of praise, worship and testimony. The ministry participates in worship services, and also performs productions in celebration of our religious holidays, Black History month and in support of other ministry events.

Our ministry is open to individuals ages six and older. Prior experience in acting is not required, and we offer numerous opportunities to serve both on and off the stage.

Young Adult Ministries

TRU Connect

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Minister Terry Lusby, Jr. and Sis. Tiffany Dean

Age Requirements: 21 – 40

Description:
We are a group of real individuals who meet regularly on the Last Sunday of every month to discuss real issues that are currently affecting us. Some of the topics we address in open dialogue are: church life, work life, theology, culture, gender roles, relationships and news from the perspective of a saved young adult who’s able to balance it all. Join us and participate in the conversation and enjoy a bite of some good home cooked food!

Meeting Schedule:
Every Last Sunday at 8:45am to 9:45am in Men’s Choir Room
Food provided

COVID Meeting Information – Last Thursday via Zoom.com
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73988580580
Meeting ID: 739 8858 0580

Contact: truconnect@vachurch.net

TRU Network Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Jeremy Allen, Evg. Charlese Allen, Veronica Peterson and Corey Barksdale

Age Requirements: 18 – 35

Description:
We are a ministry geared toward helping millennial members find their place at Victory Apostolic Church through mentorship, service, and relationship.

Our goal is to facilitate unification and purification in our thinking, loving, and doing by fostering the love of God through biblical insight in the lives of young adult believers within and outside of the church.

Through this ministry, we will build foundation of faith, make commitment to service, facilitate community events and mentor younger age groups.

Contact:
Email: TRUministry@VAChurch.net • Facebook: TRU Ministry VAC

VICU - College Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Amber Baymon and Trent Stillwell

Age Requirements: College-Age (18-24 years old)

Ministry Handout

Description:
Mission
The mission of Victorious In Christ University (VICU) is to connect like minded college-age believers, rather near or far, with a spiritual support system as the they deal with every day stresses of higher education. VICU strives to continue the mission of Victory Apostolic Church by bridging the gap between college and church.
Ephesians 2:10

Vision
The vision of VICU is to give college-age students the necessary spiritual guidance and encouragement that is much needed during college, but that can also be adapted beyond higher education into life.

Purpose
VICU will give college-age believers the necessary support with most importantly like- minded individuals with the hopes of them being the light in a dark world and on their respective campuses.
Matthew 5:14-16

Responsibilities:
The purpose of VICU is to provide spiritual support to college students as they embark on the journey of higher education. This is done through monthly devotional touch points, one-on-one phone calls, mass text updates, encouraging social media interactions, and occasional care packages all throughout the academic year. VICU plans numerous outings/events throughout the winter/summer breaks for college students to unwind from academia while also playing a major role in Victory’s Youth and Young Adult Week college trunk party for incoming college freshman that includes panelists from numerous colleges, both alumnus and current.

Meeting Schedule:
As needed, Monthly touch points via Facebook and Email

Contact:
Amber Baymon and Trent Stillwell at vicu@vachurch.net
FB: Victorious in Christ University https://www.facebook.com/groups/175172936442162/

Youth Ministries

Bloom Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s): Sister Shawnda Morris, Sister Diane Bellamy, Sister Saundra Mabry

Age Requirements: 11 to 18 Years Old

Ministry Handout

Description:
The Bloom ministry designed to provide young ladies (known as mentees, 11-18 years of age) with spiritual development and social skills. There is also a focus on community service and educational opportunities that ultimately support life skills that will prepare young ladies for womanhood.

In the ten months of a Bloom season, you can look forward to the following experiences:

  • Building a relationship with a mentor/mentee
  • Community service projects
  • Attending girl’s conference/s
  • Hands on presentations on being a well-rounded Christian young lady
  • Presentations on being responsible and self-sufficient while still depending on God
  • A meal at every meeting
  • Fun group activities
  • Fun outing
  • Building new peer relationships
  • End of the year culmination celebration

Meeting Schedule:
Every 2nd Saturday
September – June
9am – 12noon

Annual Registration Drive:
Sign-ups: August
Registration: 2nd Saturday in September

Bloom 2.0
This is the branch of the Bloom ministry that focuses on staying connected with those who have graduated out of the ministry and are currently attending college, trade school, or has joined the military straight out of high school.
Sis. Christina Williams, Chairwoman
Sis. Brandy Ivy, Co-Chairwoman

Contact:
bloom@vachurch.net
Find us on Facebook and Instagram at: Bloom at VAC
Call 708-283-0383 ext 342

Dare to Be Daniel – Youth Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Sister Davette M. Johnson, Director
Brother Tyrone Stone, Co-Director

Age Requirements: 8 to 12 years old

Ministry Handout

Description:
Victory’s youth ministry for boys and girls ages 8-12 is designed to equip the children with the skills needed to become effective witnesses for Christ as they share the word of God with their family and peers. Sessions meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm – 8:45pm. It’s never too late to become a member of Victory’s D2BD Generation.
Dare to be Daniel is held from October to June and hosts an annual weekend retreat for the participants.
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT! DARE TO BE A WITNESS! DARE TO BE A DANIEL!

Contact:
Email: d2bdministry@vachurch.net

F.L.I.C.K. – Youth Church

P.O.M. Leader: Evangelist Tracye Hutsona

Ministry Leader Name(s): Assistant Pastor Tracye Hutsona, Youth Church Director

Age Requirements: 3 to 11 Years Old

Description:
FLICK Children’s Ministry is the avenue used by Victory Apostolic church to break down the vision and the Word spoken in the house to an age-appropriate level for children between the ages of 3-11.

Our purpose is to instill the character, biblical foundations and principles of Christ into the hearts and minds of all children. Our mission is to equip children at their present age to develop an understanding of Christ so that they can begin to develop and build a personal relationship with Christ.

Our goal is to partner with Victory Apostolic Church parents as we, together, raise children who whole-heartedly serve Christ through obedience, worship and Godly character.

FLICK Youth Church is held every Sunday, except for 1st Sundays which is family day, concurrent with the Adult Worship service at 10:30am.
Victory Apostolic’s Youth Church exists to develop FUTURE LEADERS IN CHRIST’S KINGDOM!!!

Matthew 5:16—In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.

Meeting Schedule:
Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently revamping our Youth Church assembly. Stay tuned for more information!

S.P.O.R.T.S. – Youth Sports Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Deacon Jeff Wright – Basketball
Brother Eric Tillery – Baseball

Age Requirements: Kindergarten to 12th Grade

Description:
S.P.O.R.T.S. Ministry is designed for providing programs to strengthen the physical body and build stronger Christian relationships that will unify saints in glorifying God through saving the non-Christian and edifying the believer. It provides a Christian environment that engages and empowers our youth to fulfill our motto of “Saints Preparing Our Righteous Temple Unto Salvation”. This ministry is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

Under this ministry teams are formed for basketball, youth baseball and cheer teams.

The Teen Ministry

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Sister Takara Ebbin, Director
Sister Kennedy Furnace and Min. Vernon Brooks, Jr.
– Co-Leaders

Age Requirements: 13 to 18 Years Old

Description:
This teen ministry, for boys and girls, is to develop spiritual champions who are committed to living a life that glorifies Christ ages 13-18. The Teen Ministry allows adolescents to come together and openly voice with their peers the pressures and challenges they face daily as young people. Open conversation is available to share their experiences.

This group holds monthly meeting every 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. The Teen Ministry has field trips throughout the year and plays a big role during our exciting Youth Week, held annually in the month of July. Refreshments are served in this fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Meeting Schedule:
Every 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:30am

Contact:
teenministry@vachurch.net

Victory Academy

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Description:
Victory Academy is an educational ministry that provides education enhancement activities for our new and younger learners, academic support for pre-teens and teens, and college and career consulting for our young adult learners.

Victory Academy is three mini ministries in one; the first segment is Supplemental Education, which will have a different name before its fall 2015 launch, is being designed very similar to the Kumon Learning Centers that are found in the western suburbs and selected neighborhoods in Chicago. Like the Kumon centers, our supplemental education program will offer additional curriculum in reading and math starting with second graders and each year building up. We are hoping for the same results as with Kumon, our students reading two grade levels ahead of their peers.

Victory Summer Program will be for students who may need additional support in English and math or just want to strengthen their skills in core subject areas. This program is still being developed but the hope is to eventually offer Saturday academies that include Black History courses and STEM courses taught onsite or at partner colleges and universities.

Victory College and Career Consulting is for families of high school students who may need support maneuvering through the college selection process. The goal is to provide families with enough higher education information to make an informed college selection to ensure their student will continue to persist each year until they graduate.

Contact: asingleton3@vachurch.net

Victory Academy Summer Excellence Program - V.A.S.E. Summer Camp

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s): Bro. Billy Bundy

Age Requirements: Age Entering Kindergarten to Entering High School

Ministry Handout

Description:
The overall goal of Victory Academy Summer Excellence Program is to operate a fun, engaging program while fostering the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our participants. Operating from the months of June to August, we promote and establish a spiritual environment that engages our youth to experience God through the empowering Word of God so that they can embrace others with the Love of God through service and sacrifice. In order to accomplish this goal, we train quality staff to implement a progressive program with age-appropriate skills and challenges, and provide an appropriate facility adequate to support the program.

The mission of Victory Academy Summer Excellence Program is to provide a Christian environment for the purpose of challenging campers in the areas of spiritual development, adventurous outdoor activities, and academic and cultural enrichment. Caring staff members partner with campers and their parents to minister to the whole child.

Contact:
Pastor Drew D. Singleton, III – 708-283-0383 x203
asingleton3@vachurch.net

Victory Thunderettes – Youth Cheer Team

P.O.M. Leader: Reverend Andrew D. Singleton, III, MBA

Ministry Leader Name(s):
Sister CoMakiya Smith, Sister Cassandra Jenkins and Sister Kesha McGee

Age Requirements: 4 to 13 Years Old

Description:
Victory Apostolic Church is committed to providing our youth with programs and services that allow growth and development in all aspects of life. Fitness and nutrition are vital in the development of our youth, and prepare them for a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Cheerleading, is a sport that provides fitness, character building, and leadership skills.

The Victory Thunderettes Cheer program is designed for children ages 4 to 13 years of age to use cheerleading as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional, and psychological development. In this program, cheerleaders will learn the basics of the sport, as well as sportsmanship and team skills. Our mission is to educate and prepare our youth for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

The Teams will meet weekly on Wednesdays for practice from September through April. The Basketball performance season begins in January and ends in March. Basketball game performances will be held at Matteson Community Center (20642 Matteson Avenue) on Saturdays. At each meeting, girls are encouraged to bring and or memorize a scripture, and share a praise report in our weekly devotion.

Contact:
E-MAIL US AT: Thunderettesrock@gmail.com
CALL US AT: (708) 365-TEAM (8326)