ChangePoint: Homecoming, Fall Kickoff & Ministry Fair

Ministry Fair Attracts Many

Last Sunday found me at ChangePoint for a host of activities. For me, the real attraction was their Ministry Fair where ChangePoint’s cavernous lobby was filled with many booths staffed by member volunteers providing detailed information about these ministries. I attended the 11:30 service, ChangePoint’s most-attended, but also found the Fair thronged by many people.

I’m astounded more churches do not use this concept. It’s a highly effective way to expose a large number of people to all of the various ministries a church might offer.[img_assist|nid=158079|title=Ministry Fair Draws Many|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=350|height=222]

I talked to several people staffing the various community outreach booths about the valuable services they offer. One ministry offers shelter to the homeless during extreme cold spells, two nights a week at ChangePoint, in coordination with other local churches. ChangePoint’s Warehouse Ministry supplies bare necessities to individuals and families who are suddenly without for one reason or another. These items such as linen, and bathroom supplies, etc., are a Godsend for those suddenly without.

A list of the various ministries represented at the Fair is reproduced at the bottom of this post. [img_assist|nid=158078|title=Pastors Jarrell and Pullins Giving Update|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=350|height=263]

Homecoming Message Effective

The Homecoming Message was given by Teaching Pastor Dan Jarrell, and Lead Pastor Jay Pullins. Together, they reviewed church progress toward goals, challenges ahead, and goals for the new year to a near capacity crowd. Delivered in an informal manner news desk approach, their material offered an articulate and sincere accounting of where ChangePoint is, currently, and where it is going. You can listen to their entire message by clicking HERE. I feel too few churches take the time to honestly articulate for their members, in a public forum, where they are at and where they are going. ChangePoint is not one of them.

ChangePoint has had it’s critics over the years but you cannot deny their broadminded community spirit and effective impact.
Ministry Fair Participants
Artist Community

Dance Connect

FinancialPeace University

EPIC Senior High Ministry

FORGE Junior High Ministry

A.I.R. (Assisting Immigrants & Refugees)

ChangePoint Cold Weather Shelter

Local Outreach Ministry

State & Global Outreach Ministry

ChangePoint NortheastAnchorage Campus


Single & Parenting


New Marrieds (The Rookies)

Growing Young Families Together

Thanksgiving Blessing Project

ChangePoint Health Fair

Sunday Meals Team

Baptism & Communion Team

Worship Team (Vocals & Band)

Production (Graphics, Lights, Sound)


Connection Ministry

Info Kiosk / Greeters

Security Team


Preschool Praise & Play

CPKIDS Children’s Ministry

Path of Life Recovery Ministry


DivorceCare 4 Kids

Boundaries for Children

Coffee 4 Kids

Raising A Modern Day Knight

Boy Scouts

Cub Scouts

Fall Courses & Classes

– The Romans Forum

– The Old Testament

– Leader Lunch Hour

– Prayer: Practicing Presence

– Beth Moore: David – A Heart Like His

Communities & Groups

– Brightside Ministry

– Winsome Widows

– Beth Moore: Believing God

Alaska Correctional Ministries

Christian Motorcyclists Association

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