Healing and Deliverance Ministry - Jesus Christ provided for salvation of the total man as well as healing including deliverance at the cross. He went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed and gave believers the power and the authority to do the works He did and even greater works. –John 14:12-CIC Coachella Valley is dedicated to helping individuals who are afflicted by mental issues, emotional illness, demonic oppression, chronic illness and other diseases. Our goal is to promote awareness to believers and residents of Coachella Valley of the need to return to a true and accurate presentation of the gospel by reintroducing mental health counseling, healing, deliverance & the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, healing and deliverance services are held regularly throughout the year with very positive results and glorious testimonies of God’s deliverance power in people’s lives.CIC Coachella Valley disciples, empowers, equips, enlightens, and encourages all church members on how to carry out Christian biblical principles that enables God to bring freedom from bondage, oppression, hardship, or domination by evil.
Evangelism - The primary mission of Christ-Citadel as a full gospel church is to fulfill the great commission-Mathew 28:19-20-Christ-Citadel encourages church members to always be prepared to share the gospel with family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. The ministry holds bible study classes that equips members on how to evangelize, teach unbelievers about God’s plan of salvation for mankind (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8, Matthew 5:48, Romans 3:23). The evangelism ministry also holds outreach events around the Coachella Valley throughout the year to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to the residents of Coachella.
Homeless Outreach Ministry - One of the goals of the CIC Coachella Valley ministries is to reach out to the homeless who live in the Coachella Valley with the Word of God and also offer basic survival items, food, sleeping bags, coats, and other necessities. Through consistent contact, the CIC outreach team works to build trust in order to learn about the needs of those served.
Missionary Outreach - As an international organization, one of the missions of CIC Coachella Valley is to provide relief on a global level for those who are in need. Currently we are working with other like-minded organizations to build schools and orphanages in Malawi, Ghana, and other countries across the continent of Africa. Locally, our primary goal is to be on the front lines in the fight against hunger and homelessness in the Coachella Valley area.
Women’s Ministry - The mission is to mobilize women in our churches to pray, grow as disciples, and use their skills in advancing the kingdom. We assist in encouraging participants to focus on developing leaders that will encourage, motivate, and equip women. Some of the activities of the women’s ministry include:
Personal Training Initiative
The Women’s ministry Personal Training initiative is a one-to-one discipleship ministry in which a female church member teams up with a new female convert or a new female member and teaches them the basics of the Christian faith. This is accomplished by studying and applying excellent discipleship text in the bible over the course of 6 months arranged at mutually convenient times. The personal training initiative covers topics like 1) How to be sure you are a Christian 2) Attributes of God 3) How to know the Bible 4) The importance of prayer 5) How to live the spirit-filled life 6) The importance of fellowship 7) How to share the Gospel 8) How to deal with temptation 9) Obedience in the Christian walk.Throughout the entire process, the disciple is encouraged to learn and apply the material presented so that she may be able to disciple another woman with what she has learned.
Care Ministry - The care ministry is a new initiative by the women’s ministry and it encourages women to serve God by helping the sick and hospitalized, elderly, disabled, widowed, and single moms who are church members of CIC Coachella Valley. The ministry helps these members by donating food and house hold cleaning products, visiting members who are hospitalized, and cooking/ helping bedridden members in their homes.
Men’s Ministry - The goal of CIC Coachella Valley’s men’s ministry is to equip men with resources, teaching and other supportive resources that will help them apply biblical wisdom in their lives. The ministry also provides the training and opportunities for men to grow in spiritual and physical maturity.Some of the activities of the men’s ministry include:
Mentoring consists of 1) Guidance in the choice of their professions 2) Guidance in their academic majors and choice of higher education institutions 3) Words of wisdom in their daily lives 4) One-on-one mentoring and follow-up 5) Professional workshops 6) Guest speakers
Personal Training Initiative
The Men’s ministry Personal Training initiative is a one-to-one discipleship ministry in which a male church member teams up with a male new convert or a male new member and teaches them the basics of the Christian faith. This is accomplished by studying and applying excellent discipleship text in the bible over the course of 6 months arranged at mutually convenient times. The personal training initiative covers topics like 1) How to be sure you are a Christian 2) Attributes of God 3) How to know the Bible 4) The importance of prayer 5) How to live the spirit-filled life 6) The importance of fellowship 7) How to share the Gospel 8) How to deal with temptation 9) Obedience in the Christian walk.Throughout the entire process, the disciple is encouraged to learn and apply the material presented so that he may be able to disciple another man with what he has learned.
The handyman ministry is a new initiative by the men’s ministry and it encourages men to serve God by helping the elderly, disabled, widowed, and single moms who are church members of CIC Coachella Valley. The ministry addresses minor electrical, plumbing, and automotive, carpentry, or mechanical problems.The men’s ministry encourages men in the church who are handymen, engineers, or contractors with heart for ministry to help in this very important area of servitude.
Young Adult Ministry - The young adult ministry is designed to teach tomorrow’s leaders kingdom values in our everyday area of life. This includes marriage and relationships, living a life of prayer and faith, how to handle finances, bearing the fruit of the spirit, and others. Social issues and daily challenges are discussed to deal with relevant issues that may occur in a young adult’s life. This ministry helps develop meaningful friendships with other young adults, leads to growth in the member’s relationship with God, and questions about marriage, biblical doctrines, and others are answered during these classes.Young adult ministry classes are offered during the week, social events are organized at least once a month.
Prison Ministry - At CIC Coachella Valley, We believe that no life is beyond the reach of God’s power, and we envision a future in which countless prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, are redeemed, restored, and reconciled through the love and truth of Jesus Christ. We equip our church members and any willing believer who lives in the Coachella Valley resident and wishes to be involved in this ministry to spread the Gospel and nurture disciples behind prison walls, so that men and women become new creations in Christ – not repeat offenders. We prepare Christian inmates to become leaders of their families, communities, and churches once they are released back into the community. We support inmates’ families, helping them become reconciled to God and one another through transformative relationships with other believers.
Home Cell Groups - A Home Cell Group (HCG) is a small group of people that meets weekly in someone’s home. At CIC Coachella Valley, the vision of HCG is modeled after biblical patterns of small groups found in Acts 2:42-47. The early followers of our Lord Jesus Christ understood the need to gather as a church in small groups for support, encouragement, and training for ministry. These small groups meetings in homes, offered a place to form genuine relationships, and they provided easy entry places for new believers. They also provided a non-threatening, comfortable place for those who were seeking to know more about Jesus Christ.The CIC Coachella Valley ministry teaches and raises members to become HCG leaders in their homes or neighborhoods. HCGs are the main vehicles to build relationships at CIC. This ministry has become exceptionally important for church growth and ministering to neighbors who will otherwise not have the opportunity to hear the gospel