The purpose of the 12 Tribe Careunit Ministry is to administer the member retention for the church. This involves helping new members get acquainted with the membership and assisting other members where needed. The12 Tribe Careunit Ministry will work to create continuity, unity, fellowship (according to 1 John 1:7), togetherness, and accountability via a systematic channel of communication process.
The 12 Tribe Careunit Ministry is based on the 12 Tribes of Israel: Genesis 35:23-26; Exodus 1:2-5; Numbers 1:20-43; 1 Chronicles 2:2; Revelation 7:5-8.
The Nation of Israel was divided into tribes for several reasons:
Effective way to manage and govern a large group (Order).
Dividing of the Promised Land, (Inheritance).
Part of the culture and heritage, family clan and tribe (Connection).
Each member will be assigned to a Tribe Careunit based on careunit coordinator placement. As a careunit, prayer request, family matters, problems, concerns, celebrations, etc, can (should be) filtered up through the careunit to assigned careunit captain and careunit leader.
Every member is placed in one of the following 12 Tribe Careunits; assigned careunit leaders will contact new and current members once they are assigned to officially welcome member to the careunit.
The12 Tribe Careunit Ministry will serve to strengthen relationships and encourage members to become connected to the body. As the Ministry continues to grow, Tribe Ministry will effectively involve every member in “Embracing People.”
The12 Tribe Careunit Ministry can serve many purposes to include:
Pastor can “Assemble the 12 Tribes” for any purpose!
Easily meet with the body for ESPN etc. by tribes
Communicate information to tribe leaders who disseminate information and make contact via the tribe network.
Immediate information regarding members and situations from tribe leaders.
Provides the pastor a solid network for receptive and expressive communication. (Eblast is great, a call means a lot!)
Centralize and develop prayer cells within tribes…
Track trends based on Tribes (i.e. participation in church events, etc)
Accountability (we are our brother’s keeper)
Outings together—The tribes can plan fellowship and other activities to do as a tribe. (audiences unlimited, etc.)
Tribes can rotate manning the prayer lines.
Tribes can be assigned specific months for outreach.
Fundraiser (for tribe activities)
Can be used in programs similar to the birth month
Creates bible scholarship regarding background of each tribe.
Tribes can sponsor various projects (gutters, fence, all )
e. Each tribe can support the Kenyan well.
Which tribe has the greater membership in Bible Study, etc.
The 12 Tribe Careunit Ministry can provide an efficient mechanism for well defined channels of communication, accountability, fellowship, inclusion, and nurturing that focus on the edification of the Body of Christ at the Imani Temple of Temecula Church of God in Christ!
If you do not know which Tribe Careunit you are a part of, please contact us today!