What does it mean to minister? The Greek term dikonos is typically translated as servant or minister. First of all, ministry is personal and allows us to have a greater awareness of our irrevocable connection to the All. Secondly, ministry is interpersonal. It does not just flow from subject to object, but is reciprocal. Therefore, those who minister also receive ministry. Ministry involves people. The purpose of ministry is communication with the Divine in Word and Deed. God operates within us and as us to express Itself. As we co-create with Spirit, we transform the world and ourselves. Finally, ministry is work. We step into our Vision demonstrating that mountains can be moved with and as God.
We invite you to serve and be served by Our Ministries at Guidance. A list of Ministries is provided below. Learn more about service and support, click these links for donation and service organizations information.
- Guidance Prayer Ministry
- Guidance Meditation Ministry
- Practitioner Core and Practitioner Visioning
- Pastoral Care
- Youth and Family Ministry
- Guidance Young Adult Network − WEAVE Ministry
- Music Ministry
- Worship Service Ministry
- Guidance Organizing for America (GOFA) Ministry
- Outreach (Go Team) Ministry and Season for Nonviolence
- Education Ministry
- Healing Arts Ministry
Our Licensed Spiritual Practitioners gather monthly for visioning, training and fellowship. We meet the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Angel house.
Dee Sermons, RScP, President, Practitioner Core
Lorene Belisama, RScP, Practitoner Visioning
For more information, contact Practitioners@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773, ext. 6
We Care! We demonstrate that concern by assisting our members during life’s challenges. Contact our ministry for support with an illness, bereavement or family crisis.
Marlene Fleming-Chaka, RScP (310) 704-8991 or Patricia Soto, RScP
For more information, contact pastoralcare@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-1175.
We have youth services and programs for children ages 2-18. All curriculum is designed to nourish young minds. We believe "Our children are our NOW".
Reverend Herracia Brewer, Director
For more information, contact youthandfamily@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773, ext. 7
Weave stands for:We Encourage Active Visioning and Empowerment. We honor our process knowing that each thread is necessary to live life. WEAVE was designed by young adults for young adults. Adults in their 20’s and 30’s are welcome to join us. We met the after church the first Sunday of each month in the Angel House. We also meet at 6:00 pm the third Friday of each month. Call us to learn the location of the Friday meeting which changes.
Erica Dymakkus or David King
For more information, contact weave@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773.
Music is a gift of God to life, the spirit of man, to a more conscious knowing of the love that is God. Our music program accomplishes its mission in a moving and power-filled way. The Choir meets every Thursday from 7:00 until 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Auditions are held at any choir rehearsal. We invite you to add your voice or instrument to our ministry of music.
Faye Cowart, Director, Pianist
Vernell Morgan, Organist
Ron Turner, Percussionist
Del Atkins, Bass
For more information, contact music@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773.
This ministry supports the Senior and Assistant Ministers, Guest Speakers and Practitioners as they prepare for worship service. The Ministry pulls together copies of the program, readings for the day and provides ecclesiastical preparation for the service.
Marlene Fleming-Chaka, RScP and Natalie Robinson, RScp
For more information, contact worshipsupport@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773.
Guidance Organizing for America (GOFA) (website)
GOFA stands for Guidance Organizing for America. Our Spiritual community is working in partnership with Organizing for America.
Patricia Soto, RScP
For more information, contact GOFA@GuidanceChurch.org or call (310) 346-6984
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Guidance’s Season for Nonviolence and Peace is a department within The Outreach Ministry that supports the national Season for Nonviolence objectives. Celebrated between January 30 and April 4, this grassroots campaign demonstrates nonviolence in a national, 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.
Mel Taylor, RScP, Unity Imani-ImoJah, RScP and Lovey Curry, RScP
We believe that Spiritual Living is first and foremost a teaching order. Guidance offers a full curriculum of Science of Mind classes [link to Bookstore and Education page] in the philosophy of the Science of Mind & Spirit, other New Thought/Ancient Wisdom Traditions and the "Truth Teachings."
Layona Walker,RScP and Michele Luster, RScP
For more information, contact email@example.com or call 323-778-0773, ext. 5
Our focus is on overall well-being. We assist individuals in discovering the power of bodywork healing. Change your life with different healing modalities.
Dr. Nai’mah Powell or Tamara Sibley, RScP
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-778-0773.