Our Sunday School Program provides small group Bible studies for our members. Some classes are age graded while adult classes are lifestyle oriented. These weekly studies meet generally on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and dismiss at 10:45. Teachers facilitate studies and discussions that help each Christian to discover biblical truths and how to apply them to every day living. Some of our members provide Sunday School lessons in homes of shut-ins and for some of our nursing home members. These Bible studies can be provided at other times and days as needed. Sunday School helps us ground our members in God’s Word so that they can reflect the glory of God in their everyday living.
BAPTIST MEN (BROTHERHOOD)
Baptist Men (formerly known as Brotherhood) meet each second Sunday evening at 5:00. Their programs include videos, guest speakers, mission studies, and mission projects. They have provided mission services such as building handicap ramps, raking leaves in the community and hosting the Red Cross Bloodmobile. The Baptist Men also sponsor our Royal Ambassador Program (R.A.’s). This is our missions program for boys grades K-6. They meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. and are involved in a variety of activities that inform and educate them about our mission as Christians. Camping and hiking are also an important part of their programs.
Our Children are offered a variety of seasonal activities through Sunday School and our Children’s Activities Committee.
The children also are invited for supper on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Snacks or supper begins at 5:30. G.A.’s (girls) and R.A’s (boys) are missions action groups that meet at 6:00 on Wednesdays.
WMU (WOMEN’S MISSIONARY UNION)
WMU provides missions education and promotion in our church. As a NC Southern Baptist Church we give to support almost 10,000 missionaries located all over the world. WMU helps us stay informed about the ministries and work of our missionaries both international and right here in North America. The ladies provide studies, set offering goals, and promote the church’s giving to missions causes. In addition to these tasks, WMU provides opportunities for our ladies to take an active role in mission work. Mission action projects are planned and carried out here in the Bessemer City community. Ministries like prayer walks, sewing quilts for the local NC Highway Patrol Troopers to give to children, and supporting our NC Children’s Homes and NC Baptist Hospital are include in the work of our WMU. Our ladies also provide missions education for our girls in our G.A. program (Girls in Action.)
Our Music Ministry is led by volunteers who help us with a blended style of worship. Our worship includes contemporary choruses and traditional hymns. We have both a traditional Choir and a Handbell Ministry that lead our music. The Choir and Handbells are open to any members who enjoy serving the Lord through music. Our worship team and choir is made up of adults and youth.
Our Youth Ministry is open to young people grades 6-12. They meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 for Bible Study. The evening begins with supper or snacks at 5:30 which is free for our children, youth, and workers.
DISCIPLESHIP EDUCATIONWe offer a variety of short term studies that help develop spiritual disciplines. Courses cover topics from spiritual fruit to church polity to personal financial planning (stewardship.) Courses are scheduled to accommodate those who are enrolled. They may meet any day of the week, but generally meet on Sunday evenings.
Our Senior Adults meet the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 for our Happy Hearts. They share a program followed by a covered dish lunch. The programs are host to speakers, musicians, and poets. Once in a while they have Bingo and sometime travel together for lunch at a local fish camp.