Adult Ministry

 

AMERICAN BAPTIST WOMEN'S MINISTRIES

We have an active ABWM group whose emphasis is support of American Baptist missions and our church.  The ABWM meets monthly, usually on the first Tuesday afternoon of the month.  Check the church calendar for exact meeting times.  The ABWM welcomes all women and girls of the church.

 

AMERICAN BAPTIST MEN

Several of our men participate in the quarterly Men's Brother-hood meeting of the Bedford Baptist Association.  Check the church calendar for exact meeting dates and location.

 

DEACON MINISTRY

Twelve men are elected to serve three year terms on our Deacon Ministry team, giving guidance to the spiritual matters of the church.  Areas of service include communion, baptism, worship, shepherding, pastoral support, and mission awareness.

 

DEACONESS MINISTRY

Twelve women are elected to serve three year terms on our Deaconess Ministry team.  They assist the Pastor and Deacons in baptisms and communion services, and other areas of ministry including spiritual support for women of the church, funeral dinners, and oversight of the church kitchen.

 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

There are several opportunities to join a small group Bible study during the 9:30 hour on Sunday mornings:

The Young Adult Class - Young Adults (20s and 30s)

Branch Class - Middle Adults (30s - 50s +)

Faith Builders Class - Mixed Ages / Discussion Based

New Horizons Class - Mixed Ages

Christian Fellowship Class - 50s +

Abundant Life Class - 60s +

Mary & Lazarus Class - Mixed Ages / Topical Discussion

Open Bible Class - 60s +

 

NURSING HOME MINISTRY

Church members volunteer to provide leadership for worship services at the White River Lodge and Westview Nursing Home during the Sunday School hour.

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY

Each Wednesday evening at 6:30, the Pastor teaches a Bible lesson, usually based on a Biblical passage or theme.

 

TRUSTEES MINISTRY

Twelve members of the congregation are elected to serve three year terms as Trustees of the church.  They have general charge of the regular business interests of the church, including maintenance of church property and legal matters.

 

UNIFIED BOARD

Nine persons, representing the various ministries and the church at-large, comprise the Unified Board.  The Pastor serves as moderator of the Board.  Responsibilities of the Board include general oversight of the church's ministry and goals, communication between the various ministries, preparation of the annual budget, and approval of staff employment agreements.