Women’s Ministry

 

Mission  Statement:

The Women’s Ministry at meets the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of women all ages in the church and community. We also promote services to God by using our gifts for the benefits of others through spiritual diligence and community fellowship.

Purpose:

Provide significant ways for women to grow in Christ, share their love, share their gifts, share their ability to bless others, and to encourage one another. Most of all, pray that the women who are not in a ministry will be led by the spirit of God utilizing their God given talents and become involved.

Scripture:  I Peter 4:10 NIV

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. “

Ministry Leaders:
Sis. Mae Jenkins, Chair
Sis. Maria Johnson, Co-Chair
Lady Carlette Johnson, Advisor
Sis. Faye Kelly, Administrator
Sis. Nannette Johnson, Website Ministry Representative
Sis. Grace Gipson, President - Mission I
Sis. Shelia Lane, President - Mission II 

About Us:

The Women‘s Ministry continues to step for JESUS. We prepare fellowship events, community services and many more. Our desire is to see each woman become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ and move out in service using their spiritual giftedness to meet the needs of others.

Every last Wednesday night of the month we have a Ladies Class taught by Rev. Walter Johnson Sr. (The Minister of Education). This study is open to women of all ages. The fellowship is in an informal classroom setting and we encourage and welcome any new woman to join us at any time, even if we are in the middle of a current study. Please come join us!

The Women’s Ministry Advisor is truly committed to seeing us grow. She rejoices to see the women experiencing peace and hope through our ministry. She strives to guide women of all ages toward greater goals of growing in spiritual maturity and to reflect their goals to result in happiness.

The Women’s Ministry Administrator is available to assist and render support where need to all the leaders of the women ministries. Her assistance is very y much appreciated helping with special events throughout the year.

2012 Upcoming Events:

  • Women’s Fellowship every 3rd Saturday of the Month
  • Women’s Conference March 10th
  • Women’s Day March 11th
  • Women Mentoring is in process also for 2012 (a ministry designed to give women an opportunity to grow through one on one discipleship relationship).

Please check out our newsletters on the web or contact the church office for more information. We invite you to be a part of God’s Work brining women together for spiritual growth, service and fun.

Let your desire be to work together as unto the Lord and Glorify His Name. We encourage you to become a part of the Women’s Ministries at SPBC. 

Sign Language Ministry

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Sign Language Ministry to help the deaf and hard of hearing worship God through the use of sign language; to fellowship with our brothers and sisters and facilitate a saving relationship with God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Purpose:

It is our purpose to use sign language to minister to the deaf and hard of hearing through worship and fellowship in the community spreading God's word.

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 9:22
"To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak; I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some." 
New American Standard Version

About Us:

The Sign Language Ministry is a open to anyone that wants to learn to spread the gospel through the use of American Sign Language. Each member shares a passion for signing and love of God. The Ministry began about 10 years ago and has continued to grow each year. God has truly blessed this endeavor to expand our worship service to include the deaf and hard of hearing members of our community and beyond.

All members are requested to attend a beginners' American Sign Language class and continue to grow their proficiency in sign language. We hold regular meetings on the 3rd Saturday of the month. The location and time varies depending on the activity we have planned for the month.

We invite you to worship with us during the 8am Sunday service which is our designated sign service. Come learn what God has just for YOU and you may even learn a sign or two...
 


 

Women’s Chorus

Music Ministry Mission Statement:

The Music Ministry's mission is to enrich the worship experience with praise and devotion in song. We are the ministry through which the soul and spirit sings to God the Father, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in devotion and praise with a song. We also assist the congregation in expressing our personal and communal love, adoration, faith, hope, fears, and emotions.

The music ministry helps to set and establish an atmosphere that is conducive to worship. Holy music brings the congregation into the presence of God so that each person can experience the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on a personal level.

The music ministry is an active, participatory, and integral part of the worship service. We are there to assist the worshipers in centering their thoughts upon God. For those who have not surrendered themselves wholeheartedly unto the Lord, it’s to prepare their hearts for the Holy Spirit through the Word of God to minister to them.

Purpose Statement:

The goal of the Women's Chorus is to allow the women of Saint Paul Baptist Church an opportunity to worship the Lord in song and praise.

Scripture: Psalms 149:1

"Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song and his praise in the congregation of saints." 

Ministry Leaders:

Minister of Music:  Bro. Hiawatha Wilson

Musicians:

Sis. Carmalie Sims

Bro. Billy Williams

Sis. Brenda Vaughn, Director

Bro. Joseph Blevins, Percussionist

Rehearsal Schedule:

Varies as determined by Sis. Sims

Gifts of God Children’s Ministry

Mission Statement:

To engage children in the all encompassing love of God and of one another as they fulfull the mission of bringing all who will hear in obedience to God's Commands which themselves follow with their whole hearts.

Purpose Statement:

As Gifts of God we exist to show that God is GREAT, we are IMPORTANT, make FRIENDS with christians be TAUGHT God's Word, and tell others how they can be SAVED.

Scripture:

Psalms 127:3 (Message) Don't you see that children are God's best gift, the fruit of the womb his generous legacy.

Ministry Leaders:

Rev. David Johnson, Children & Youth Minister

Sis. Alecia Christopher & Sis. Linda Crawford, Directors

About Us:

The Children Ministry has primary responsibility for overseeing the needs of children ages 0 to the 6th grade. This ministry has its own purpose statement that coincides with the five purposes of the church and a couple of specialize ministries to meet the needs of the children at St. Paul Baptist Church.

The Children's Ministry has been given a unique name to identify this group. (Gift Of God) This name was adopted from one of the books of the Bible Psalms 127:3. In recognizing this scripture the Children Ministry are handling the most rare and precious possessions given to man...Children...Gift of God.

This Ministry has specialized groups that are put in place to meet the needs of this ministry.

  • The Nursery Ministry whom serves children aging from 0 to 4 years of age.
  • The Children's Church whom serves children aging from 0 to 6th grade.

New Members Team

Mission Statement:

As new members begin their walk with Christ, we strive to be a source of encouragement to help them keep the faith, through God’s Holy Word and personal contact.

Purpose Statement:

We welcome new members to our church family through prayer and talking with them to help them feel more comfortable by inviting and informing them of our Weekly Services and Various Ministries. Rev. David L. Johnson prepares our candidates for Baptism by ensuring they understand what Baptism is and by leading them in prayer.

Scripture:  John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Marriage Ministry

Mission Statement: To promote God's plan for a Christian marriage through obedience to God's word.

Purpose Statement: To deepen married couples' relationship with Christ and each other by providing biblical principles and various learning tools, fostering fellowship with other Christian married couples, improving family relationships, and honoring Christ by being godly husbands and wives.

Scripture: Ephesians 5: 22-25 - Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

About Us

The SPBC Marriage Ministry welcomes married couples of all ages and years of marriage. We strive to meet the needs of every married couple; young and old, newly weds to those married 50 years or more. There is something for everyone!

This ministry uses the bible as its primary tool for teaching, uplifting and encouraging couples to have a healthy, prosperous and fulfilling Chrisitian relationship with their spouse. In addition, we utilize other books such as His Needs Her Needs, A Woman After God's Own Heart, and the 5 Love Languages, just to name a few.

Our current activities consist of an annual Valentine's dinner, "Dinner for Three, Me, My Spouse and Our Lord". During this romantic event couples come together to relax over a candle lit dinner, and receive a word of encouragement as they fellowship with other couples.We also serve couples by recognizing anniversary's each month.

In 2012 we look forward to offering the following:

Quarterly Couples Bible Classes
Annual Couples Dinner
Couples Outings (movies, couples cook-off, etc.)
Monthly Anniversary recognitions
Monthly Inspirational Thoughts for Married Couples

Brotherhood Ministry

Mission Statement:

To enlist all men to Christ; to deepen the spirituality of men. We, the Brotherhood want to promote religious intelligence and to cultivate Christian fellowship. We look at ourselves as a group of consercrated men under girding the Pastor and supporting the entire program of the church and denomination.

Purpose Statement:

The Brotherhood's purpose is to help St. Paul engage Men and Boys in the ministry of the Church's program.

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 15:58.

"Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abound in the works of the Lord. For as much as ye know your work will not be in vain in the Lord."

Membership:

All men 18 years of age and older, that are members of St. Paul Baptist Church.

Meetings:

Last Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m.

Ministry Leaders:

Bro. Willie B. Taylor – President
Bro. David Payne – Vice President
Bro. Douglas Baylock – General Secretary
Deacon Ron Johnson – Treasurer 

Ministry under leadership of brotherhood: 

Boys to Men -Deacon Royce Dawkins, Director

Outreach Ministry

Mission Statement: 

The Outreach Ministry’s mission is to minister to people by visiting the sick and convalescing members of our congregation.

Purpose Statement:

The Outreach Ministry’s purpose is to maintain a loving, caring physical presence to members who are unable to attend Sunday services, Wednesday Mid-Day and Night Bible Studies, and other church activities or functions.

Scripture:  Matthew 25:36

“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick and you visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”

About Us:

Generally on most visits we go to the home, hospital, nursing home or the person’s current location. The visitation consists of brief greetings, a hymn, introducing Outreach members on hand, scripture reading, prayer and conversation. In addition, church bulletins and or programs are often provided. Our intent is to not only minister but to promote church fellowship with each person visited to let them know they are not forgotten and still part of the family of God.

Currently, Deacon Milton Flowers serves as contact person and liaison to the pastor. He works closely with Sis. Rosetta Jones who is instrumental in keeping Outreach members informed on planned visitations and meetings. Sister Jones also confirms visitations prior to the visit with the recipient or designated contact.

To schedule a visit please see Deacon Flowers or Sis Jones.


 

Usher Ministry

Purpose Statement:

The Adult Ushers Ministry of the St. Paul Baptist Church exists to Serve the congregation by, welcoming all members and visitors, providing aid and protection to the pastor and church family while creating the most hospitable atmosphere to worship and server the LORD.

Mission Statement:

To Glorify the Sanctuary of the LORD by Providing a Safe, courteous, comfortable and Friendly place of Worship, to serve as Doorkeepers in the church for all worship services.

Scripture:

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the Wicked.
Psalm 85:10

About Us:

The Usher ministry serves as the door keepers ,watchmen, hosts and greeters to all who enter into the Lord's house.

Made In Christ Young-Adult Ministry

Mission Statement:

To engage young-adults in the all-encompassing love of God and of one another as they fulfill the mission of bringing all who will hear in obedience to God’s commands which they themselves follow with their whole hearts.

Purpose Statement:

As Young-Adults made in Christ we are committed to Following Jesus, Praising His Holy name, Loving One Another, Sharing according to need, and Reaching all Nations.

Scripture:

1 Timothy 4:12 –Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love and faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.

Ministry Leader:  Rev. David Johnson, Children & Youth Minister

About Us:

Young -Adults made in Christ (MIC) ministry serves College age Adult from 18 to 25. Youth made in Christ name was given to show that they are made in Christ image. This ministry helps young people become closer to God. Our Five purposes are fellowship, discipleship, worship, ministry, and evangelism.

In order to live out these five purposes there are many activities that are set in place to focus the young-adults towards their goal. One of the primary activities is MIC check, it is the bible study where young-adults dig into God’s word and look at how it applies to their lives. The bible study meets every Sunday during the hours that Sunday school is held.

The Voices of Victory music ministry and Saints of Excellence drill team minster to others to support them in the worship of the Most High God and in spreading the Good News of salvation through Christ Jesus the Lord!

There are a lot of events that helps the ministry achieve its goal of aiding young-adults to be more like Christ. The National Baptist Convention and the OCBMU Youth for Christ Musicals is another grand event where young-adults get to interact with their community. There are other fellowships, such as the spring break outing where the young-adults sit and lunch with the Pastor and Wife, as well as the winter break bowling outing.

The ministry is always looking for both Young-Adults and Adults who can surge the work of the ministry forward. If you want more information about the Made in Christ Young-Adults ministry you can contact any Young-Adult or Youth Fellowship Discipleship Ministry Leader.
 

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