Thanks everyone for your inputs!
I agree with Rhyme- this certainly counts but religion can be a sensitive topic for some people.
I know, hence my question to you Hjort. The truth of the matter is that I am so involved in my church activities that I simply don't have time for other curricullar activities. I am aware of the sensitivity involved, but I feel that leaving this part of my life out will under-represent who i really am.
So how should I include this in my essays/resumes? Use terms like faith-based community or non-profit organisation?