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Church Family Ministries

To join a ministry, contact our church office at (256) 852-4318


Men
The goal of the Brotherhood Organization is to equip men to be servant-leaders in their families, church, and the world by helping to create an environment where vital relationships with God and man can be nurtured. We do this by providing opportunities geared toward developing the spiritual growth of the men in our church and community. We seek to enhance this commitment by answering God’s call to serve, promote brotherly love, and assist in the church's mission toward creating strong spiritual family environments with a strongly affirmative “I WILL.” Open to men 18 and above.

Women
The goal of the Women’s Ministry is to promote spiritual growth, fellowship, and unity among the women of our Church. We do this through ministries and activities that foster spiritual growth and provide opportunities for discipleship and services. Opportunities are available through Women’s Sunday School Classes, Mission Circles, Women’s Choir, Women’s Vacation Bible School Classes, Women’s Workshops, and Retreats.

 

​Senior/Keenage
The goal of the Keenage Ministry is to provide opportunities for our senior members to remain actively involved in the church and community. A broad cross-section of activities is offered that meet this age group's specific interests, goals, and needs. Members are encouraged to participate in activities available through this ministry that provide health and welfare education and social interaction. The members of this ministry are wise and can offer a wealth of life experiences to the church. They possess a heart to be active and to participate in God’s work.

​​Open to men and women 55 and older

Children & Youth
The goal of the Children and Youth Ministry is to teach and reveal the Word of God to the young people of our Church. We do this by providing an atmosphere for their faith to be nurtured, creating opportunities for Christian fellowship with other believers, helping to build morale and ethical character, instilling Christian values, and helping them to develop academically, emotionally, and spiritually. This ministry also strives to teach the importance of learning the legacy of their heritage. Opportunities are available through Children’s Church, age-appropriate Sunday School and Wednesday Bible Classes, the Boys and Girls Scouting Ministry, Sunbeam and Youth Choirs, Praise and Dance Ministry, Summer Youth Week (Activities and Trips), and Vacation Bible School.

​​Young Adults
The goal of the Young Adult Ministry is to provide opportunities for the young adults of our Church to study and spread the Word of God. We strive to build a robust infrastructure by providing platforms where young adults can connect and their gifts can cultivate vital discipleship and ministry. We fully embrace young adults in our communities through service projects promoting Christian values and the forum addressing social issues specific to this age group. We desire to establish relationships that do not allow people of this age group to fall between the cracks. This ministry is open to young adults all the year, and new members are especially welcomed.

​Worship and Arts Ministry

  • ​Sunbeam Choir-Open to Children Ages 5 -12 Years

  • Youth Choir-Open to Youth Ages 13 – 18 Years

  • ​Young Adult Choir (YAM)-Open to Young Adults 18 – 45 (this choir typically sings contemporary, high praise, and gospel songs)

  • Sanctuary Choir-Open to adult men and women 18 and above (this choir typically sings gospel, hymns, and spirituals)

  • Women Choir-Open to adult women 18 and above (this choir typically sings gospel, hymns, and spirituals)

 

  • ​Brotherhood Chorus-Open to adult men 18 and above (this choir typically sings gospel, hymns, and spirituals)

  • Praise In Motion- The goal of the Praise Dance is to provide powerful opportunities to worship God through the beauty of movement and dance. Devotion to God and discipline are essential elements of this ministry.

Mission & Outreach Ministries

Healing Touch Ministry
The Healing Touch Ministry raises greater awareness about HIV/AIDS and mental health through educational activities, HIV testing and counseling, advocacy, and other outreach efforts in partnership with local, state, national, and international organizations.

​Missionary Society

​The goal of the Missionary Society is to create mission awareness and develop and implement missions programs that will help minister to the needs of our community, nation, and foreign nations with the resources of the Church as we seek to obey the Great Commission. Our passion is to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”.  (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV). 

  • ​Missionary Circle 1-Open to All Adult Women

 

  • Missionary Circle 2-Open to All Adult Women

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  • Missionary Circle 3-Open to All Adult Women

  • Dayspring Circle-Open to All Adult Women

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  • Brotherhood Organization-Open to All Adult Men

Jail & Prison
The goal of the Jail and Prison Ministry is to evangelize, encourage and equip those in jail or prison with the Word and Promises of Jesus Christ so that they can be empowered to successfully transition back into society upon release from jail or prison.

​Open to adult men and women

 

​Evangelism


​Witnessing Teams
The Witnessing Teams aims to increase the body of believers by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This is open to all that the Lord has saved who have the burning desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the unsaved.

​Fellowship of University Students
The Fellowship of University Students Ministry aims to minister to the spiritual, emotional, educational, social, and cultural needs of students attending colleges and universities in our community. Students are invited and encouraged to join us for weekly worship services, college-age Sunday school classes, Wednesday night Bible classes, a young adult witnessing team, an adopt-a-student program, and meet-and-greet lunches.

Food/Clothing/Shelter

Benevolence
The goal of the Benevolence Ministry is to make God’s grace and love real to others. We seek to encourage wholeness and empower people to care for themselves and others. We do this by providing resources and services to those within and outside the church walls experiencing health and welfare crises.

Appointed Committee Only

Meal on Wheels
The Meal Wheel Ministry aims to provide hot nutritious meals to the elderly or homebound.

Open to All Adult Men and Women With Active Driving License

 

Project Love
The goal of the Project Love Ministry is to provide needed toiletries and supplies to the elderly, homebound and institutionalized. Open to All Adult Women

Congregational Care Ministries

Congregational Care Ministries aims to assist the Pastor and FMBC leadership in maintaining close, personal relationships with every member of the Church. These ministries assist and support the membership in meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, including educational seminars on various topics, activities to assist members during complex life challenges and experiences, and activities to improve the health of individuals and families. A network of lay ministers is assigned to FMBC members to maintain close relationships and support them in prayer.

Bereavement/Grief Care
The Bereavement and Grief Care ministry gives comfort, prayer, encouragement, and assistance to FMBC members and families when there has been a death in the family.​ Open to all adult members.

Cancer Support
The Cancer Support ministry serves others with activities for cancer awareness, education, advocacy, and spiritual support through prayer. The goal is to support individuals and families during any stage of the cancer life cycle from preventive measures, diagnosis information, treatment, and/or remission stages.​ Open to all adult members.

Lay Ministers
Lay ministers are FMBC members assigned to several FMBC families to establish and maintain close relationships and support them in prayer. The lay ministers are trained to be sensitive to the needs, cares, and joys of the members/families to which they are assigned and provide feedback to the Pastor and FMBC leadership as required.​ Open to all adult and young adult members.

Service Ministries

Greeters
The Greeters ministry’s objective is to create a warm, inviting, and welcoming church atmosphere for all who attend worship services and special events at FMBC.​ Open to all members.

Ushers
The Ushers ministry aims to welcome FMBC members and visitors by assisting in seating, collecting and presenting the offerings, and helping in emergencies involving safety and/or health. They are responsible for general assistance during all church services, including funerals, concerts, and other special events.​ Open to all adults and youth.

Intermediate Ushers Ministry:
These ushers serve on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays at both worship services and every 5th Sunday. Youth who have been baptized may serve in this ministry.

 

​Senior Ushers Ministry:

​These ushers serve on the 1st and 4th Sundays at both worship services.

​Nursery
The nursery ministry exists to provide a safe and nurturing place for children too young to attend worship services, including those at Children’s Church. Services are provided every Sunday for both services and other events as required.

​​Medical Aid
The Medical Aid ministry promotes healthy living by focusing on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual lifestyle among church members. To serve as a resource, referral, and educational component of our church to help our members live life to the fullest and live it more abundantly.

​Open to all adult members who are medical professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.).

​Scripture: “And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with

 

Communications
The Communications ministry’s objective is to communicate the Gospel and the love of God to the FMBC congregation, the local community, the nation, and the world utilizing all available communications technology. This ministry’s services include the following: sound technicians who ensure that the message communicated is clear and understandable in all media; marquee volunteers responsible for updating messages on the FMBC exterior marquee; TV and radio volunteers who ensure that both the TV and radio broadcasts are delivered effectively, clearly, and consistently; newsletter which provides monthly print information to the FMBC membership and visitors.

Bus/Van
The Bus/Van Ministry provides transportation for members and visitors who desire to attend FMBC church services, ministry activities, and other events.​ It is open to all adults with a valid driver’s license and/or CDL.

Pulpit Hospitality
The Pulpit ministry is responsible for providing items needed by the pastor, ministerial staff, and visitors in the pulpit. The volunteers consist of members and ushers who make water, ice, and other items available each Sunday and at other events that require pulpit participants.

​Open to all adult members.

Parking
The Parking Ministry assists members and visitors in the parking lot as they arrive and leave church activities and events. This may include directing drivers as they park, helping senior and handicapped members and visitors, coordinating with the security ministry in cases of accidents or injury, and assisting in other needs as required.​ Open to all adult members.

Shepherd's Shield
The Security ministry ensures a safe and secure environment for everyone in and around the church facility. This includes church staff and children each day and attendees for worship services, ministry activities, and other events held at the church at night and on weekends. They are also responsible for developing and implementing security policies and evacuation procedures and ensuring that training is provided to members as required.​ Open to all adult members.

Pastoral Committee
The Pastoral Committee provides personalized care to our guest preachers and speakers during their visit. These ambassadors for Christ show our guests splendid hospitality as they care for the personal needs of our visiting preachers. From their initial arrival until their departure, our wish is that the love of Christ is evident in our Christian hospitality.

 

​Christian Education & Discipleship
​First Missionary Baptist Church is a teaching church, and the Christian Education Ministry is one of the ministries where teaching happens each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.  All instruction at FMBC is biblically based and doctrinally sound. The Christian Education Ministry at FMBC is centered on equipping the saints for ministry work (Ephesians 4:12). This ministry provides, develops, and promotes programs that equip individuals for discipleship. Through active participation in Christian Education classes, workshops, seminars, and small group discussions, individuals acquire the tools and skills needed to lead others to Christ and to allow them to grow spiritually in a community of believers.

Discipleship 

Sunday School at FMBC is a delight each Sunday. We gather at 8:15 a.m., each week to learn more about Christ and the Word of God as we fellowship with others and are challenged by a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Our many teachers love to see your smiling faces, hear your feedback, and enjoy the rich relationships that grow out of these small, intimate classes. Sunday School classes for all ages provide the opportunity to study and discuss God’s Word. Join other disciples as we learn and grow together through His Word.

 

Wednesday Bible Study
The study of God’s word is central to the life and mission of the First Missionary Baptist Church. Adult Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 12:00 pm. The study of God’s word continues on Wednesday evenings for all ages beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an energetic, engaging, and informative exploration of the Holy Scriptures. All are welcome.

​Vacation Bible School
Each June is an exciting time at FMBC! Why? Vacation Bible School (VBS) is in session! Through a theme-based curriculum, this intense week of study, fun, and fellowship allows each member to grow spiritually and learn more about Jesus Christ. Each lesson, activity, and outreach opportunity allows the First Missionary Baptist Church to strengthen the youth and adult Christian foundation. This study starts the week following the 2nd Sunday in June, Monday through Friday.

 

​​Youth Missions
The Youth Missions Ministry combines systematic biblical instruction with practical opportunities for young people to engage in outreach and service for the local community and congregation. 

​​Youth Alive (Children’s Church)  Area 412
Jesus said, “let the children come to me” and the FMBC Children’s Church Ministry exists to glorify God by encouraging children ages 4-12 to engage in worship and fellowship actively. Each week, age-appropriate praise and worship, biblical instruction, and worship involvement happen in a beautiful environment where a child can be strengthened and grow in Christ. Join us for worship as children, volunteers, and parents. We worship God together in spirit and truth. Service starts at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays on the second floor of the admin wing.  Click here to experience our Youth Alive!

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