FMBC Ministries

FMBC desires to meet the needs of our congregation. We accomplish this through our ministries. Ministries mean service!

FMBC ministers by meeting people’s needs with love and humility on Christ’s behalf, whether the people are believers or non-believers. At FMBC, our ministries place emphasis on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that all will come to know Him and receive Him as their personal savior. We do this by ministering to spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, vocation, and financial needs. All are welcome to share their gifts through our ministry.

We seek to glorify God and edify humanity.

Church Family Ministries

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 to assist in the mission of the church toward creating strong spiritual family environments, with a strong affirmative “I WILL”.

Open to men 18 and above

Meeting Time: Every 1st Friday – 6:30 p.m.

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 an opportunity for discipleship and services. Opportunities are available through Women’s Sunday School Classes, Mission Circles, Women’s Choir, Women’s Vacation Bible School Class, Women’s Workshops and Retreats.

Open to women 18 and above

Senior/Keenage

The goal of the Keenage Ministry is to provide opportunities where our senior members can remain actively involved in the church and community. A broad cross -section of activities are offered that meet the specific interests, goals and needs of this age group. 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 are able to 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

Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

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 moral 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), Vacation Bible School.

Open to Children and Youth 18 and Under

Meeting Time: Wednesday after 2nd Sunday – 6:00 p.m.

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 strong infrastructure by providing platforms where young adults can connect with each other and their gifts can cultivated for strong discipleship and ministry. We fully embrace young adults in our communities through service projects that promote Christian values, and through forum that address social issues that is specific to this age group. It is our 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 at all times during the year and new members are specially welcomed.

Open to YAMS 18-45

Meeting Time: Monday after 2nd Sunday – 6:00 p.m.

The purpose and desire of the Music and Worship Arts Ministry is to see the congregation enter into God’s presence. The ministry offers music and dance. Passionate and committed singers, dancers and instrumentalists submit to God’s will to be used to lead the congregation in praise and worship. Membership in all of our choirs is open at all times during the year and new members are especially welcomed.

Choirs for Young People

The goal of the Choirs for Young People is to promote spiritual growth through serious study of religious music. Parents and guardians must register youth to join either choir.

Sunbeam Choir

Open to Children Ages 5 -12 Years


Friday before 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays – 5:15 p.m.

Youth Choir

Open to Youth Ages 13 – 18 Years


Thursdays – 6:00 p.m.

Young Adult Choir – (YAM)

Open to Young Adults 18 – 45 (this choir typically sings contemporary, high praise and gospel songs)


Rehearsal time: Every Monday – 7:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir

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


Rehearsal time: Thursdays – 7:00 p.m.

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)


Rehearsal time: Every Tuesday – 6:00 p.m.

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 important elements of this ministry.

Open to children, youth, teen and adults

Rehearsal Time: Selected Wednesdays – 5:30 p.m.

Mission & Outreach Ministries

The purpose of the Mission and Outreach Ministry is to reach those who are outside the walls of our Church with the message and the love of Jesus Christ. We do this by ministering to all we meet, especially those who are unsaved, un-churched, homeless, incarcerated as well as those that are away from home attending school (Colleges and Universities). We are blessed to be able to serve in the mission field in our community, nationally and internationally with our prayers and through our work in the missionary society projects, benevolence ministry, project love ministry, meals on wheels program, witnessing teams, jail and prison ministry, home away from home ministry, building homes through our habitat for humanity projects, and by raising global awareness about HIV/AIDS.

Healing Touch Ministry

The goal of the Healing Touch Ministry is to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS through prevention education, 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 to develop and implement programs of missions that will help to 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 of 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). 

Partner with us as we engage in God’s mission to spread the love of Christ. To learn more about the Missionary Society click the box below.

Missionary Circle 1:

Open to All Adult Women

Meeting Time: Tuesday after 1st Sunday – 6:00 p.m.

 

Missionary Circle 2:

Open to All Adult Women

Meeting Time: 1st Monday – 6:00 p.m.

 

Missionary Circle 3:

Open to All Adult Women

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday – 6:00 p.m.

Dayspring Circle:

Open to All Adult Women

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday – 12:00 p.m.

 

Brotherhood Organization:

Open to All Adult Men

Meeting Time: Every 1st Friday – 6:00 p.m.

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 goal of the Witnessing Teams is to increase the body of believers by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Open to all that the Lord has saved that have the burning desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to all that are unsaved.

Meeting time: Each Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.

College/University

Fellowship of University Students

The goal of the Fellowship of University Students Ministry is 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 in weekly worship service, college age Sunday school classes, Wednesday night bible classes, young adult witnessing team, adopt-a- student program and meet and greet lunches.

Open to adult 18 and above

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 to empower people to care for themselves and for others. We do this by providing resources and services to those within and outside the church walls who are experiencing health and welfare crises.

Appointed Committee Only

Meal on Wheels

The goal of the Meal Wheel Ministry is to provide hot nutritious meals to the elderly or home bound.

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

Prayer

This ministry has as its goal to undergird with prayer, everyone and everything that is done at FMBC. This ministry’s objectives include fasting and praying for worship services, all FMBC ministries, crisis requests, bringing non-believers to Christ, all the needs of the congregation and for the Pastor and his family.

Congregational Care Ministries

Congregational Care Ministries has an objective 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 difficult life challenges and experiences; and activities to improve the health of individuals and families. A network of lay ministers are assigned to FMBC members to maintain close relationships and support them in prayer.

Quarterly Meeting Monday before 1st Sunday – 6:00pm

Contact: congregationalcare@fmbc.org

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

Meeting time: 1st Saturday – 11:00 a.m.

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

Meeting time: Thursdays – 6:00 p.m.

Health/Fitness/Aerobics

The Health, Fitness and Aerobics Ministry creates a Christian setting for learning, practicing, and maintaining healthy bodies.

Open to all adult members

Meeting time: Tuesdays – 6:15 p.m.

Recreation

The Recreation ministry organizes recreational activities for FMBC members and non-members to gather for fun and fellowship. An example is the annual summer picnic for adults and children held at the Church.

Open to all adult, young adult, and teen members

Financial Management

The Financial Management ministry presents Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) which teaches God’s ways of handling money through video instruction, class discussions, and interactive small group activities. FPU shows the participant how to get rid of debt, spend and save wisely, manage money, and much more. Each cycle of FPU consists of two hours each week for nine weeks.

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

Meeting time: quarterly on specific dates

Service Ministries

Service Ministries serve God by serving others. They provide a variety of services to FMBC members and visitors for worship, transportation, communications, security and hospitality. The goal of these activities is to intentionally, and in a practical way, make the Church’s motto a reality: “to become one of the most loving churches in all the world.” The service ministries create and communicate an environment of love, caring, encouragement, and safety for all who seek to worship God at FMBC.

Contact: serviceministries@fmbc.org

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

Meeting time: Monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 5:50 p.m.

Ushers

The Ushers ministry’s objective is to welcome FMBC members and visitors by assisting in seating, collecting and presenting the offerings, and helping in emergency situations 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:

Meeting time: Ministry meets monthly on the Wednesday before the 3rd Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

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:

Meeting time: Ministry meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 6:00 p.m.

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 Children’s Church. Services are provided every Sunday for both services and for other events as required.

Open to all adult members

Floral

The Floral ministry uses decorative flowers to enhance the Church aesthetically and provide a pleasant atmosphere for worship and fellowship during various church activities.

Open to all adults

Medical Aid

The Medical Aid ministry promotes healthy living by focusing on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual lifestyle among members of the church. 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 none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.” Deuteronomy 7:15 NKJV

Services Provided: Nurses are available at each worship service for emergencies. Participates in health fairs to encourage good physical health practices and recognition of the overall well-being of the congregation. Promote disease prevention and health promotion in such a way that speaks to the unique needs of the congregation and the surrounding community.

National Monthly Health Observances:

  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness

    • One in 5 children in the United States is obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes,
      high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, FMBC
      encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

    • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.

    • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.

    • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.
      Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight
      https://www.cdc.gov/features/childhoodobesity/index.html

 

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Medical Aide Ministry Staff:
Chair: Phyllis McMillan
Vice-Chair: Roslyn Richardson
Secretary: Ronke Oluwoye

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 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.

 

Open to all adult members

Bus/Van

The Bus/Van ministry provides transportation for members and visitors who desire to attend FMBC church services, ministry activities and other events.

Open to all adults with a valid driver’s license and/or CDL.

Pulpit Hospitality

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

Open to all adult members

Parking

The Parking ministry is responsible for assisting members and visitors in the parking lot as they arrive and leave church activities and events. This may include directing drivers as they park, assisting 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

Security

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 as well as 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, 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 at the First Missionary Baptist Church. 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, it is our wish that the love of Christ be 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 upon the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry (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.

Christian Education Committee

What we do:

  • Provide orientation for all teachers

  • Provide workshops on biblical concepts and Baptist doctrine.

  • Provide opportunities for formal instruction through scholarship for interested teachers.

  • Provide opportunities for teachers to attend the District, State and National Baptist Congress of Christian Education.

  • Encourage 100% attendance in worship, prayer and bible study, Sunday School and meetings of the Christian Education Department.

  • Provide adequate resources to support effective teaching and student enrichment.

 

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday School

Why go to Sunday School?

Sunday School at FMBC is a delight each Sunday. Each week we gather at 9:45 a.m. 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. Whether you attend worship at 8:00 a.m. or

10:45 a.m., Sunday School connects these two worship experiences. Our many teachers love to see your smiling faces, hearing your feedback and enjoy the rich relationships that grow out of these small, intimate classes. Sunday School classes for all ages provides the opportunity to study and discuss God’s Word. Join other disciples as we learn and grow together through His Word.

Snodgrass-Parker Wing (Main Hallway):

  • Nursery

  • Toddler

  • Kindergarten

  • Primary (Grades 1-3)

  • Junior (Grades 4-5)

  • Adult VI (Vestibule)

  • Adult (V) Fellowship Hall

  • New Members Disciples Class  –  John W. Benson Library

East Hallway

  • Men

  • Women #1

Francina B. Scruggs Wing

  • Adult VII

  • Adult XI (Couples)

  • Adult IX

  • Women II

CDCA (Downstairs)

  • Adult III  –  Singles

  • Adult VIII

CDCA (Upstairs)

  • Intermediate (Grades 6-8)

  • Teen I (Grades 9-10)

  • Teen II (Grades 11-12)

Administrative Wing (Upstairs)

  • Young Adult Class I

  • Young Adult Class II

  • Adult IV

  • Adult X

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 12:00pm. 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.

Discipleship Ministry Institute

The First Missionary Baptist Church Discipleship and Ministry Institute (DMI) offers classes for your Christian growth and development throughout the year. The curriculum is designed to provide continuous spiritual growth for Christian disciples in areas of biblical studies, ministry, leadership, topical studies and much more. Meeting time is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and includes two sessions, Spring and Fall. DMI is bringing exciting and engaging opportunities to deepen your relationship with God through His Word. Registration is easy! Join us as we make the choice, to make a real difference in our walk with Christ!

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 provides each member the opportunity to grow spiritually and learn more about Jesus Christ. Each lesson, activity and outreach opportunity provides the First Missionary Baptist Church the chance to strengthen the Christian foundation of youth and adult. 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 acts of service on behalf of the local community and congregation. Meeting times are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., January, April, July and October.

Children’s Church

Jesus said, “let the children come to me” and the FMBC Children’s Church Ministry exists to glorify God through encouraging  children ages 4-12 to actively engage in worship and fellowship. Each week, age appropriate praise and worship, biblical instruction and worship involvement happens in a wonderful environment where a child can be strengthened and grow in Christ. Join us for worship as children, volunteers and parents worship God together in spirit and truth. Service starts at 8:00 a.m., on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, except during the summer months. 

Music & Worship Arts Ministries

First Missionary Baptist Church
3509 Blue Spring Rd
Huntsville, AL 35810
Phone: (256) 852-4318
Fax: (256) 852-5975
Email: firstbaptist@fmbc.org

FMBC Foundation
3509 Blue Spring Rd
Huntsville, AL 35810
Phone: (256) 852-4318
Fax: (256) 852-5975
Email: foundation@fmbc.org

Julius R. Scruggs Child Development

Center & Academy
3509 Blue Spring Rd
Huntsville, AL 35810
Phone: (256) 852-6673
Fax: (256) 852-5975
Email: jrscdca@fmbc.org

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