Ministry Department One
Sis. Daphene Baines (290-1590), Superintendent
Community and Follow-Up Evangelism Ministry. This group insures that hovers are performed in primarily the Avondale area aimed at distributing Christian literature, securing contact information for follow-up, and sharing the plan of salvation and prayer as the occasions present themselves. This group follows up on communication forms and sign-in sheets. Sis. Sonya Brady (470-7511) is the manager.
Membership Orientation Ministry. This group teaches the Membership Orientation material to the newer members, manages the “get acquainted sessions” with the Pastor, assist newer members with baptism and first communion affairs, and help them connect with a Growth Group and ministry group. There are Sunday morning classes, audio tracks on the church’s website, and tutoring throughout the year. Sis. Daphene Baines (290-1590) is the manager.
Sunday School Ministries. This group offers devotional studies at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for young people and adults. Growth Groups are being developed during this period as well. They manage the Black History Readings, Vacation Bible School, Easter Pageant, “Back to School” Give Away, Promotion Day, and Christmas Pageant. This group monitors the church’s involvement with improving the quality of life in Avondale and vicinity. Our church is in partnership with the Avondale Community Council, NAACP, promotion of voter registration and education, Every Child Succeed Program, and more. This group also superintends special projects for the singles, men, women, and seniors (i.e., special teachings, fellowship projects, and outreach efforts). Sis. Daphene Baines (290-1590) is the manager.
Wednesday Growth Group Ministries. This group offers devotional Bible studies on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., in a Growth Group style. “Each Reach One” sessions are incorporated into the three Growth Group semesters. There is periodic preaching by faithful associate ministers and quarterly teachings on Baptist doctrine. Pending enough people register, electives may be taught in the evening. The married couples’ projects are coordinated under this group also. Sis. Daphene Baines (290-1590) is the manager.
Training Union Ministry. This group teaches the core course and two workshops to those disciples who are willing to serve as trained discipled servants of the Lord, especially as ministry managers, teachers, and follow-up workers. Periodic classes, tutoring, and individual studies are offered throughout the year. This group also managers the “Curriculum Committee” work. Sis. Daphene Baines (290-1590) is the manager.
Women Ministry. This group manages year-round projects aimed at helping women be disciples of Christ. Special teachings, fellowship projects, and outreach efforts are planned. Sis. Gwen Eakins (221-1061) is the manager.
Senior Ministry. This group manages projects focused on enriching the seniors of our church (esp., 65 year olds and above). The senior luncheon, adopt a senior project, and things of this nature are in view. Deas. Vanessa Walker (771-6371) is the manager.