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God has called every believer to the work of ministry.

The Church is designed like the human body, with every part necessary for the body to function properly. God made each of us with unique abilities so that, together, we become the full expression of Jesus Christ.

'Ministry' is using whatever God has given you to serve Him and the needs of others. There are many opportunities to serve, whether in this church, the local community, or around the world.

“It’s a ministry that we, as a couple, can do together … it helps our marriage relationship because we have a common goal that we are working on together”

-  Leah & Max  |  Kids Cove

"Serving on the prayer team allows me to witness miracles regularly, while sharing in the pains and triumphs within the church."

-  Samantha  |  Prayer Team

"Knowing the importance of having a father figure, I felt called to support the cause and have grown close to several of the young boys."

-  Joe  |  Kids Outdoor Zone

"Making and sharing good food goes beyond the stomach and touches the heart, helping someone know that they are valuable and special."

-  Kim  |  Hospitality

Serve the Church

Start making a difference! Let us know where you’d like to serve at CEFC and we’ll be in touch soon.



Not sure where or how God wants you to serve?

Take a Spiritual Gifts Survey to discover how God has designed you for ministry.

Serve the Community

We want to embrace our local community and be ambassadors of Christ, sharing his love with our neighbors.

Helping Hands

Help families who need assistance with small projects, manual labor, and guidance during times of emergency. This ministry allows our church family to work side by side building relationships with each other and those we serve.

Feed the Local Community

CEFC supports New Life Church as they feed the local community in downtown Carlisle on Sunday mornings.  This is a great way to serve together as a family or life group, but individuals are welcome to jump in too.  

Project SHARE

Project SHARE is located in Carlisle and distributes food to local families in need. With over 1,000 households served each month,  volunteer opportunities are endless. 

Serve the World

Mission Trips

When you give your time  to serving the needs of others in a culture that's different than your own, you will come back changed. So, be bold, step outside the comforts of your daily life, and watch what God does. 

Dominican Republic

Each summer and fall we minister to local communities in the Dominican Republic through the distribution of hygienic items, clothing and food, relationship building, construction projects, and providing a Vacation Bible School for the local children.

The dates for our next trip are July 3-9, 2019.

North Carolina

Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas on Friday, September 13, bringing with it powerful category 2 winds, storm surges, and devastating flooding. Storms of this magnitude severely impact churches, homeowners, and entire communities. We're partnering with Reach Global throughout the year to help cut trees, assist homeowners sort through their damaged belongings, gut homes, and simply listen. 

Tangier Island

Tangier Island is located in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.  This small, 1-square-mile island is only accessible by ship or small aircraft.  The island has been ravaged by multiple storms, causing flooding and wind damage. For permanent residents, it is prohibitively expensive to call for home repairs from the mainland. Each summer our missions team spends a week on Tangier Island working on construction projects, repairs, and visiting elderly shut-ins.