In addition to mission groups, ministry teams spring up in Seekers to coordinate specific activities. These teams are different from mission groups because they meet less frequently than mission groups, draw participants who are also members of mission groups, and are more focused on a task.
Current Ministry Teams
The Carroll Café team coordinates a monthly concert series at Seekers Church on the second Friday of each month October through June featuring local and national acts mostly in the roots and folk traditions.
Martha’s Mob is a quarterly building maintenance gathering that is open to all.
The Care Pack Team fills backpacks with socks, canned food, toothbrushes, soap, and other useful items for distribution to people without homes.
The Bokamoso Career Workshop coordinates a two-day workshop at Seekers each January for youth from the Bokamoso Life Centre in Winterveldt, South Africa. These workshops focus on resume-writing, skill identification, and job skills and include worksite visits.
The Down the Road project emerged from a series of 2018 meetings within the Seekers Church community in which we discussed our hopes, fears, plans, and ideas about how we might be a more supportive community for those among us who are dealing with issues of aging or disability in themselves or others.
The first accomplishment of this project has been to create a website to provide a forum for Seekers to share information, ideas, resources, plans, and feelings about their own later years or those of their friends and families. The website is open to all, except for the Seekers Chat Room, which is for Seekers only. This website was made possible by a gift from the Seekers Growing Edge Fund, which paid for one year of the website, one year of email, and a program called Word Press which helped in the design of the site.
The Down the Road project is headed by a team of three Seekers: Jacqie Wallen, John Morris, and Peter Bankson. Its mission statement follows.
Down the Road is a project aimed at helping Seekers:
- to remain connected to the Seekers community as they age;
- to plan ahead for aging-related needs in themselves and their loved ones;
- to be a supportive community for older Seekers and Seekers who care for older loved ones by providing information about services and resources, creating opportunities for sharing and discussion, and facilitating the development of specific projects related to housing, transportation, or other issues of concern to older adults.