Seven Key Ministries

Here are the seven key ministries we’ve identified within churches that were showing positive results in outreach and church growth*. We visited and examined most of these churches ourselves, or in some cases, obtained information about them from denominational and church leaders. Supporting manuals and documents for all seven key ministries are made available free of charge.

  1. Vision Ministry (Uniting with a Vision and Purpose)
  2. Prayer Ministry
  3. Greeting and Welcoming Ministry
  4. Care Group Ministry (Within Sunday School & Small Groups) 
  5. Outreach Ministry
  6. Communications Ministry (Member and Guest Communications)
  7. Worship Ministry (The Gospel of Christ preached, taught)

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These are the seven key ministries needed within the church that we have identified as the key links to successful outreach and church growth. Although, a church may have more than seven ministries in its organizational structure. Still, it is almost impossible for a church to grow in guest retention, membership, and baptisms without these seven key ministries in place and linked together. You may call a ministry we’ve identified by a different name or not even realize it exists. Still, when any of these seven key ministry links becomes weak or broken, it will be impossible for the church leadership to pull in the same direction needed for successful church growth. No matter the strength of any of the rest, one weak or missing link breaks the chain of events required for church growth and causes stagnation or decline. CAA Ministries has written a series of short instructional manuals or documents to help you and your church with each of these seven key ministries that we’ve identified as existing in growing churches we visited.

Supporting manuals and documents for all Seven of these key ministries are made available free of charge by clicking HERE


When we at CAA talk about church growth we are referencing growth in God’s church, Kingdom growth, by numbers in new salvations and baptisms. True church growth is not measured by the increasing size of a church’s congregation or its membership. It is determined by the number of individual conversions by people accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. However, membership and congregational growth will most likely be directly impacted.