Ministries

In all our ministries we seek to make disciples of our Lord Jesus. This goes from nursery to retired folks. Here are some of the ministries and the easiest way to get involved. Remember, this is just the front door; there is a lot more going on. Give a call, get involved.

These are places where you can be served and also places for you to serve (Cole Service Ministry). For many of the meeting times, click on the Sunday School link. For information on those staffing these ministries, see the Staff Directory.

Adult Education

Contact: Jackson Cramer at 375-3565

Check the bulletin for the classes during each of the morning services. This is a great place to get to know a smaller group of folks from this church.

Adult Sunday School
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Fireside Room A

All Ages and Stages
Sunday 10:45 a.m.
Berean Room

Center for Biblical Studies

Contact: Josh Cramer (375-3565)

The Cole Center for Biblical Studies (or Study Center) offers classes and seminars designed to equip leaders and help make disciples. Classes include Hermeneutics–the Basics of Bible Study; Biblical Counseling; Biblical Leadership; History of the Church; and a variety of other topics.

Children's Ministry

Contact: Valerie Tucker at 375-3565

Our Children’s Ministry is for children from birth to sixth grade. The nursery is available for infants and toddlers and is located at the far end of the north hallway. Our Children’s Sunday School has classes for two year olds (as of 9/1) through sixth grade during the 9:00 a.m. service. At the 10:45 a.m. service, we offer a special fifth and sixth grade class for our preteens called The Mighty Lions. The locations of each age group will be posted on the marquee board in the south hallway entrance, in our bulletin each week and at the Welcome Desk. The Open Arms Ministry is available for children with special needs who may need assistance in the traditional Sunday School classroom.

Coffee Ministry

Contact: you can leave a message for Paul Shaffer at 375-3565.

Cole to the World

Contact: Asher Sarjent at 375-3565 • ashers@colecommunity.org

We participate very actively in Global Outreach at Cole, with a special focus on people groups in the world having limited or no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We long to see everyone at Cole engaged in some way with our outreach to the world. Options include informed prayer, other forms of behind-the-scenes support, and short and long term service on the field, both in Boise and around the world.

Cole Valley Christian School

Superintendent: Brad Carr

Under the umbrella of this church we also have a Christian school for students from Pre-K through 12th grade. This is a fully accredited school which provides a high quality education that is distinctly Christian.

Website: colevalleychristian.org

Elementary Campus: 947-1212, option 1
(Pre-K through 6th grades)
Elementary Fax: 375-2862

Secondary Campus: 947-1212, option 2
(Administration Offices and grades 7th–12th)
Secondary Campus Fax: 898-9016

College and Young Adults

Contact: Josh Cramer at 375-3565

Family Camp

Contact: 375-3565

Each summer in July, we have Family Camp in McCall, Idaho, at Ponderosa State Park. We gather together for teaching, fellowship and fun in the sun. We provide lots of down time for relaxation and an opportunity to get acquainted with new families from Cole. Space is limited so plan your summer activities early in January and sign up with us!

Glocal Community Partners

Contact: Nick & Laura Armstrong

Glocal Website: http://www.glocalboise.org

Nick Armstrong, 208-440-6067 • nicka@colecommunity.org
Laura Armstrong, 208-440-6660 • lauraa@colecommunity.org

The mission of the Glocal Community Partners is to build bridges between the Church and the Nations at our Doorstep. Glocal is about encouraging and equipping the church to participate in Christ’s transformative work with people who have come to Boise, Idaho as refugees. The local world of Boise is now made up of a global community with more than 15,000 people who have moved to Idaho as refugees in the last two decades.

Growth Groups

Contact: Josh Cramer at 375-3565 or joshc@colecommunity.org

Growth Groups are one of our foundational ministries for adults of all ages and circumstance. We see them as “house churches” meeting in homes throughout the city. These groups provide Bible Study, fellowship, accountability, prayer, and the use of spiritual gifts. Check out the literature rack in the back of the auditorium for dates, times and locations.

Helping Hands

Contact: 375-3565

Helping hands is a service ministry, reaching out to others at Cole through providing meals or groceries in time of need.

Idaho Mountain Ministry

Contact: David or Carolyn Roper, 376-6607.

Also attached to this church is a ministry to churches throughout Idaho. This ministry provides support and encouragement and training to pastor couples. To visit David’s E-Musings Blog-Spot click here.

International Garden Ministry

Contact: Mark VanSkiver at 376-0316.

Cole makes some of our land that is currently not needed for other ministry uses available to members of Boise’s international community. This activity is coordinated by volunteers from our body under the direction of the Glocal Ministry. It provides people from many diverse parts of the world with an opportunity to raise food crops in family garden plots.

Library Ministry

Pastor/Elder: Steve Evans (stevee@colecommunity.org)
Contact: Bruce & Tona Tuttle, 375-6927 (btuttle2@mindspring.com)

The Cole Community Church Library was established in 2001. Many volunteers working together and many generous donations have built the library collection to over 7000 items. Volunteers are welcome to help in any of the aspects of library operation: item donation, monetary contributions, circulation, shelving, repair, maintenance, and book reviews. Patrons are invited to obtain a library card at no charge. Library hours are Sundays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Marriage Ministry

Contact: Rodd Ritchie at 375-3565 or roddr@colecommunity.org

The Marriage Ministry of Cole Community Church desires to support marriages at every stage of the journey, from newlyweds to empty- nesters. Our vision is to be a church whose married couples are actively growing deeper in their love relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another.

Men's Ministry

Contact: Jackson Cramer or Hernán De La Cruz at 375-3565

Our vision is that every man who has made a commitment to follow Jesus, would also choose to be a part of a discipleship group for study, fellowship and accountability.

Mom2Mom

Desiring to gather moms together for Christ-centered fellowship, discipleship and equipping, the Mom2Mom Ministry meets the first and third Friday of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. This group is open to all moms (even empty nesters.) Moms gather together to listen to speakers share on topics relevant to Christian parenting and living, enjoy breakfast together, share prayer requests and pray for one another. These gatherings are a safe place where conversations and discussions can be spoken in a Christian context. Childcare is provided for infants on up.

Music and Worship

Contact: Adrianne Fisher 375-3565

God has blessed this body with a number of wonderful musicians, singers and people who want to use their talents to enhance our worship. We have choirs, praise teams, orchestras and bands. If this is a way you would be interested in ministering call Adrianne Fisher.

Office and Facilities Help

With a church this size, we can always use volunteer help in our offices. Our office staff faithfully serves all the ministries of this church. Call Steve Evans, Loree Hill or Katie DeWolfe at 375-3565.

Pastoral Care Ministry

Contact: Mark Matthews 375-3565

Visiting the sick and/or shut-ins is a vital ministry of our church. If this is a way you feel God can use you to minister, there are teams of people who visit homes, hospitals, and care centers, etc.

Senior Adults

Contact: Mark Matthews at 375-0788 or markm@colecommunity.org

Cole Community Church Senior Adult Ministries seeks to provide social and spiritual programs geared to meet the needs of the mature generation.

Service Ministry

Service Volunteer Sign Up Form
Service Request Form
Contact: 375-3565

Have you wanted to serve within the church, but not known how to go about it? Have you wanted to use your spiritual gifts to love others, but been unable to connect up with people in need of your service? The Cole Service Ministry helps you get more connected with others at Cole, making it possible for you to use your spiritual gifts through acts of service. And in the process of serving, you will have opportunities to fellowship with others.

Ushers

Contact: you can leave a message for Rick Padour at 375-3565.

Welcome and Assistance Ministry

For more information, contact Jim & Patty Culpepper, 853-1855 • 871-0102
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Women's Ministry

Contact: Mary Ann Porter or Yvette Westendorf at 375-3565.

We love God, His Son, His Word and His people. We long to see women grow in their relationship with Jesus, to learn to depend upon His Spirit in their daily lives and to discover the joy found in ministry to others. We do this through a variety of venues: Women’s Bible Studies, Women’s Night Out, Fall Retreat, Helping Hands and The Widow Connection.

Worship Service Support

Contact: Adrianne Fisher 375-3565

We have many involved in preparing for the worship services in practical ways as ushers, communion preparers, platform decorators, door greeters and more. If you’d like to help in this way, call Adrianne Fisher.

Youth Ministry

Contact: Jim Brown 375-3565

The youth ministry is for students in the 7th grade through 12th grade. It is our hope that students and parents grow closer to our Lord and each other through these formative years. There are large and small weekly meeting, fun activities, retreats, camps and much more. For more information please feel free to give us a call or check out our web page.