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Ministries: Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as decorating bulletin boards, to working in the kitchen, to community outreach. Once you find your niche, check the meeting times and ministry leaders on the Get Involved page.

 

All Crafting
 
The Sewing Guild is a way for members of the church and/or the community to:
  • Learn new skills
  • Network with others who share an interest in sewing and/or quilting
It will allow the church to have the opportunity to contribute to community service sewing projects as a common thread. The guild will collaborate and/or form partnerships with other organizations for programs that are of common interest and mutually beneficial as a mission.
 
 

Alpha Fitness

Promotes health and wellness to Greater Providence members and the surrounding community through weekly exercise classes, becoming better vessels for God. Combines faith, fitness and fellowship for all levels of physical and spiritual health & fitness. Offering afternoon classes and low impact morning classes also.
 
►No Alpha Fitness classes for the months of July and August.  Classes will resume in September.
 
 
Bulletin Boards
 
The bulletin board coordinator(s) oversee the bulletin boards to coordinate with church activities, holidays, seasons, and/or various accomplishments of persons or groups within the church.
 
 
Christian Life Enrichment
 

Advised by the Senior Missionary President, we strives to serve the senior adults of the church through engaging fellowships, events, outings, activities, and program presentations that meet the need of today’s seniors.

 
 
College Bound Ministry
 
The College Bound Ministry is designed to equip youth by providing basic knowledge, resources, spiritual guidance, and overall support to enable them to successfully achieve their educational and career goals.
 
 
Culinary/Hospitality Ministry
 

The Culinary/Hospitality Ministry works diligently to show its caring, compassion and love for God’s people by providing nutritious and delicious food. The ministry functions through two interwoven groups: the culinary staff and the serving group. The culinary staff, which is the smaller of the two groups and consists of four to five individuals, is responsible for food preparation in a timely manner and clean-up of the kitchen area.

 
 
Drama Ministry
 

The Drama Ministry of Greater Providence presents plays and other dramatic presentations and skits during Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Black History Month, Lent, Advent, and on other occasions upon request.

 
 
Education Committee
 

Under the direction of the Director of Christian Education, the Education Committee enhances the spiritual growth of Greater Providence Baptist Church members through practical aspects of the Christian life. The Committee plans a variety of workshops/seminars, job fairs, church-wide sex education classes, adult and youth forums, couples fellowship dinners, etc., to meet the various educational needs of the church.

 
First Responders Ministry
 
The Health and Wellness Ministry promotes wellness to Greater Providence Baptist Church members and the surrounding community through the Annual Health Fair, workshops, blood drives and education through monthly health awareness topics. CPR certified members are also available during worship services to meet any emergency medical needs.
 
 

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild Ministry advocates the beauty of God through nature. This ministry beautifies the church, inside and outside, with flowers and shrubbery during the year; celebrating special observances by presenting worshippers with palms on Palm Sunday, decorating the church with lilies during Easter, as well as placing wreaths and poinsettias during the Advent Season. Frequently, the Flower Guild Ministry recognizes other occasions—anniversaries, and fellowship programs, with flowers or potted plants.
 

 

Grief & Recovery Ministry
 
The Grief & Recovery Ministry monitors and manages the bereavement session for people dealing with terminal illness or death. This includes: offering counseling, assessing needs and explaining the services available to the bereaved. Will also provide counseling to members in hospice, or other areas dealing with grief and bereavement.
 

 

Host/Hostess Ministry
 
The Hostess Ministry greets visitors after all services within the church. Members of the Hostess Ministry take tape requests for sermons, distribute visitor brochures, read Sunday announcements, and assist ministries with special projects throughout the year.

 

Intercessor Prayer Ministry

To increase the faith and enhance the spiritual growth of believers by committing a specific time for prayer in a group setting.
 

 

Leadership for Women

The mission of Leadership for Women is to provide an avenue for continued growth to the women of Greater Providence Baptist Church through practical Bible study, prayer, and fellowship opportunities.

 

Margaret Weldon Missionary Circle

Through Bible study, personal example, and outreach, The Circle strives to bring glory to God by meeting the needs of God’s people, near and far, in love, word, and deed. We prepare and deliver meals to members who are sick and shut-in. Meals are ordered for members and neighbors when needed. Additionally, homeless neighbors are feed and sheltered each Friday evening from December 1st until March 31st each year.

 

 

Media & Technology

The Audio-Visual/Multi-Media/Sound (AVMMS) Technicians oversee the operations of all AVMMS equipment, including sound systems, in Greater Providence (Sanctuary, Upper & Lower Fellowship Halls, Chapel and Family Life Center). This includes set-up and maintenance as needs arise – televisions, sound and taping equipment for classrooms, meetings, events – including weddings. Records all main services and functions that need to be recorded. Burns quality CD copies for church members.
 
 
 
 
 

Music

The role of the choir(s) is/are to lead and instruct the congregation in worship – it helps bring focus to the worship experience. We offer six choirs to sing praises to God: Brotherhood, Church Choir, Gospel Choir, Spiritual (Hymn) Choir, Youth Mass Choir, and Voices of Gratitude.
 

 

New Members
 
The New Members Teachers of Greater Providence Baptist Church provide the new members of Greater Providence the opportunity to meet other members, become familiar with and involved in church organizations, and makes sure new members are able to differentiate between church membership and salvation.
 
 
Pastor’s Aide Committee
 
The Pastor’s Aide is the extra support of the pastor, inside and outside of the church. The committee makes sure that the Pastor has whatever is necessary to support the work of the ministry, such as seeing that special attire is in adequate supply and condition for service. The committee looks for ways to relieve some of the burdens which confront our Pastor and his family. Each leader is a Pastor’s Aide; therefore, each ministry supports the Pastor’s Aide Committee.
 

 

 

Pastoral Assimilation Caring Group (PAC)
 
PAC members help new members develop friendships and become involved in ministry within Greater Providence. PAC members telephone new members for 45 days, to make sure no member is left behind. This ministry serves in the spirit of love and friendship to nurture new members into the local church body. In addition, PAC hosts new member luncheons four times a year, allowing new members to meet, greet and get to know one another.
 

 

Saints-N-Motion

This ministry expands their spiritual knowledge and spiritual walk through prayer, studying God’s Word, outreach, worship in dance upon request, partaking in an annual spiritual retreat and hosting an annual praise and worship dance festival. Their mission statement is to dedicate their temples to the Lord by ministering through dance, a sacrifice of praise, to edify, magnify, and glorify Almighty God.
 

 

SAMSON Men’s Ministry

S.A.M.S.O.N. stands for Spiritually Strong African Men Shepherding Our Neighborhood. This ministry provides a voice for men and acknowledges before God the ongoing goal to acknowledge God as our Center, draw upon His power, and work toward being spiritually strong men. The mission of SAMSON is to involve men in ministry by teaching the Word of God, making disciples of other men, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in and beyond the local church.

 

S.M.I.L.E.
 
S.M.I.L.E. stands for Singles Ministering in Love and Encouragement. This ministry is for single adults 18 years of age and older – one who is not married, is no longer married due to a divorce, or is a widow(er). S.M.I.L.E. is committed to serving individuals, families, and organizations in the church and community in a way that communicates the love, forgiveness, acceptance, and Gospel of Jesus Christ through service, listening, encouragement, and witnessing.
 

 

Sunday School Ministry

The Sunday School Ministry provides the common masses with an opportunity to study the Bible – it aims at instilling in the minds of the students, faith in God and teaching them the principles, which Christ adhered to. The education imparted in Sunday School is intended to promote Christian fellowship – to evangelize, thereby promoting the spread of Christianity. It is about encouraging people to be positive in life and imbibe optimism in those around them. It is about instilling in the young minds, love and care towards others – it aims at bringing the spread of justice and equality in society. The Sunday School Ministry aims at developing a society that believes in living with peace and harmony.
 
 

Transportation Ministry

The Transportation Ministry of Greater Providence Baptist Church is committed to supporting and sponsoring the transportation needs of the church members and ministries. This ministry meets the transportation needs of the church through member pickup for Sunday Worship Service, ministry outings, retreats, conferences, etc.
 

 

Usher Ministry

The Usher Ministry is responsible for meeting and greeting church members and visitors at the entrance. Ushers distribute brochures, church announcements and envelopes for tithes and offerings.
 

 

Web Ministry

The Web Ministry is an extension of Greater Providence Baptist Church. The website provides an overview of ministry at Greater Providence and provides interactive opportunities to share the gospel. Via the Internet, you can reach us at www.greaterprovidence.org.
 

 

Wedding Ministry

The Coordinator makes sure Greater Providence’s policies are adhered to concerning the use of music, prompts/decorations and equipment. The Coordinator determines the needs for each wedding, runs a smooth rehearsal and wedding ceremony – coordinating with the officiating minister, musician(s), wedding party and other involved individuals.
 

 

Youth Department

The mission of the Youth Ministry at Greater Providence Baptist Church is to lead every young person to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging each child to show his/her love to others through witnessing, life application of God’s Word, and involvement in various Kingdom-building ministries. Our Youth Ministry serves children and youth ages 3 to 18. Youth Ministries include: Nursery Ministry; Youth Church (Ages 3 to 12); Youth Mass Choir; College Bound Ministry; Usher Ministry (Junior Ushers and Teen Ushers); Drama Ministry; Highly Praised Dance Ministry; God’s Destined Praisers/Mine Ministry; Sunday School and Bible Study. The Greater Providence Basketball League also serves as a separate entity to the youth and local community.