Better Life Ministries

Children & Youth Ministry | Women’s Department | Men’s Ministry | Music Ministry | Mission and Bereavement Ministry |  Prayer Ministry | Education Ministry

Children & Youth Ministry

The purpose of the Youth Department is to teach our youth the principles of Christian living based on the infallible word of God. We believe that you can live saved at any age – the earlier the better. In our teachings, we discourage all forms of vile behavior that violate God’s word. We encourage good morals, high standards of living, and Christian virtue. This is done by organizing bible classes, youth revivals, Christian training, recreational activities, everyday living training forums, oratorical contests, panel discussions, dramatizations, social activities, field trips and travel, and many other services, activities and programs.

  • The Cradle Roll (toddlers – four-year-old)
  • The Sunshine Band
  • The Purity Class
  • Young People Willing Workers
  • The Voices of Praise (Children’s Usher Board and Children’s Choir)
  • Joshua Generation (Young Adults)

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation in charity, in Spirit, in Faith, in Purity”. (I Timothy 4:12)

Women’s Department

The Women’s Department of Better Life Ministries is designed to lead, aid, instruct, and encourage Christian women. We instruct by teaching basic doctrine, principles and practices of the Church Of God In Christ as founded in the word of God. We teach women how to live a life acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God that comes from spending quality time with God in prayer, fasting and studying the word of God. We provide forums, seminars, activities and services for all women (married, single, divorced, widow, young and old or age) regardless of marital status. We provide these teachings so that all women can understand their responsibilities and reaffirm their commitment to their homes, family, work, church and community. As with the practices of our church, we teach living a spirit-controlled life which allows women to triumph in spiritual warfare. We further encourage women to live a balanced lifestyle which includes recreational time and personal development time. Overall, our objective is to teach women that we are the beautiful creations of God, thus resulting in godly self-esteem and to lead others to Christ. You may contact our Women’s Department at or by calling (757) 543-4444.

  • Young Women’s Christian Council
  • Women’s Christian Council
            Women’s Fellowship
            Singles’ Ministry
            Marriage Seminars
  • Business and Professional Women’s Federation
            Career Development
  • Missionary Circle
  • Aspirant Missionary Circle
  • Women of Faith
  • Women of Zion

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry of Better Life is designed first and foremost to share the word of God with all men, and to teach them to apply His word to their lives so that they may live a life according to God’s will. In doing so, we become living epistles able to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as expressed in our everyday behavior. We further instruct men by teaching them to be faithful husbands and fathers providing spiritually, emotionally, financially, and otherwise for their families. We teach men, according to the word of God, to be diligent and faithful workers; to provide for those who are less fortunate; to be helpers in the community; and to reach out internally as well as externally. We believe that men bring a unique flavor to God’s work when they are submitted to His will and sanctified according to His word. As a result, unification within the Body is strengthened and all are edified. To God be the Glory! At Better Life, the following Ministries are available:

  • Elders’ and Ministers’ Council
  • Deacons’ Board
  • Adjutants
  • Marshalls
  • Men’s Fellowship
  • Men of Standards

Music Ministry

The Music Department of Better Life is under the direction of Holy Ghost filled and skilled vocal leaders and musicians. We believe that music is a vital part of worship and we worship God our Father by way of anthems, hymns, spirituals, contemporary gospel, and other forms and styles of music. We also praise God and are thankful for the various artforms that He has placed in the ministry to bring glory to His name and to edify the people of God.

  • Voices of Praise (Children’s Choir)
  • Sanctuary Choir
  • Women’s Chorus
  • Men’s Chorus
  • Liturgical Dancers
  • Mime Dancers
  • Drama Team
  • Band

Missions and Bereavement Ministry

Our church gives generously to missions each year. We believe according to God’s word, that we are to provide for those that are less fortunate. As a result, we give each year to aid in foreign missions and to assist in local missions. To donate to our missions funds, you may send contributions earmarked “Missions” to Better Life Ministries COGIC, 2101 Atlantic Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324.

Prayer Ministry

“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,….(James 5:15) The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16) At Better Life Ministries we believe that, according to God’s word, His house should be a house of prayer. We further believe that prayer should be fervent, with the whole heart, unwavering in faith. We have so many examples for Prayer Warriors in the Bible. Daniel poured out his heart to God, Elijah prayed to God, and many, many others. Because of prayer, souls are saved, people are healed, revivals are birthed, and people are delivered. Prayer is so important that Jesus taught His disciples to pray (Matt. 6:9-13). The Bible tells us to “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye many be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Prayer allows us to realize the times we are living in, and to escape the enemy’s strongholds and oppression.

  • Wednesday Night Prayer
  • Friday – Noon Day Prayer
  • Sunday Morning Prayer
  • Special Called Prayer Services & Shut-Ins

Education Ministry

The Bible declares that “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. (Hosea 4:6) Knowledge is key because we must be instructed intellectually how to live spiritually. In order to reach the full potential and purpose to which God has called us, the Bible states that we must “Study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.  (2 Tim 2:15) We have the following ministries that provide biblical instructions available.

  • Sunday School Department (classes for all ages)
  • Adult Bible Study
  • Youth Bible Study (Purity Class & Sunshine Band)
  • Periodical Training Courses Throughout the Year (Selected Topics)

Also, we are blessed with an outstanding Education Committee that encourages students in school (primary, middle, high school, college and training school) to achieve excellence. We have an annual graduation event (banquet, luncheon or breakfast) that honors graduating high school and college students, and those with honorable mentions. Qualifying students are blessed with a generous donation. Grants and scholarships are given to students who are continuing their college education. Additionally, we provide the following aid by way of the Education Committee of Better Life Ministries:

  • Annual Back to School
  • Book Bag and Supplies Give Away
    Book Assistance
  • Mentoring Program
  • Self-Development Training
  • Life Skills Training
  • Resume Building and Career Development Assistance

We have many other areas of ministry not listed above. God’s work is fulfilled in various capacities throughout the ministry utilizing the talents and gifts of those placed in His body at Better Life Ministries. We are truly grateful to all who unselfishly give of their time, talents and resources for the perfecting of the saints and edification of the Body of Christ.

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