Legacy Builders – Any adult
Pathfinders – College through 50 something
Faithful Servants – Any Adult – Young at heart
Ignite (Student) – Jr. High through High School
Elementary – k-5th
In 2015, with a small core group of youth, it was decided to create an identity for the group to help signify the drive of the group and the desire to serve the Lord. Many ideas were discussed and prayerfully considered whereupon, the group as a whole settled upon the idea of a fame stating small and building into a roaring inferno for the Lord. Thus, Ignite was born and through this process the Students were united, transformed, and renewed unlike anything we had witnessed before. We felt God’s presence, His comfort, His strength…as Ignite. It was a feeling that we didn’t want to part with, so we decided to Ignite the group for the Lord and establish it for Bethany’s Students. Thus, the name Ignite was born and the principles behind it are integral part of our ministry.
Connect - We connect with students through our Ignite group, designed with students in mind. Small groups are a vital part of our ministry, and include Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible studies. Small group studies are where students connect with leaders, other students, and the Lord.
Grow - Students grow in their faith through small groups, worship, mission trips, serving, camps and special events. Our leaders focus on each student’s spiritual journey through serious Bible study and application. We challenge and inspire our students to spend one-on-one time with the Lord on a regular basis, and equip them to maintain their Christian walk on their own as they mature.
Serve - We provide a variety of opportunities for students to serve other students, or volunteer in other ministries at our church. Students can be greeters, audio/video techs, worship associates, camp counselors—there are lots of choices. Students can also gain valuable other-centered experience through local and foreign mission trips during the summer.
Offer - We want our students to walk in daily obedience and make their life an offering to Him. Through true friendship, spiritual growth, and service, our students are encouraged to exemplify an authentic Christ-like life.
The Brotherhood is a Men’s Accountability group where a man recognizes his accountability whereupon all of life’s privileges, blessings, and freedoms that come with responsibility also come with a counterweight called – Accountability. Jesus told us that each man will stand in front of God and be held accountable for how they have lived.
Everything in a man’s thinking changes when he realizes that he is only one heartbeat away from having to stand before God and give an account for his life.
Men must take full responsibility for themselves, their wives, and their children. Men must seek and discover God’s will. Men are responsible for obeying the commands of Christ. This is what men will be held accountable for.
Preparing for that day is why men should become accountable to one another. Men should surround themselves with godly men who will help each of them prepare to be found faithful. Men who have permission to ask each other the tough questions, keep tabs on the others spiritual condition, and speak the truth into their lives, even when men don’t want to hear it. Men need to be reading the Scripture daily, studying it deeply, and obeying it willingly as an ongoing lifestyle.
Accountability dynamically help make us into men – humble, wise, responsible, faithful men.
As a missions ministry within a congregation, WMU encourages and provides opportunities for all church members and other participants to be aware of and involved in missions and cooperates with other missions ministries within the congregation to help the congregation fulfill its missions potential. They accomplish through:
Prayer for Missions - To pray for missions means to communicate with God on behalf of missions work, people involved in missions work, and people that need to know and accept God’s redeeming love.
Engage in Mission Action and Witnessing - The teaching and actions of Jesus recorded in the New Testament show us that the Christian faith is not stagnant but active and participatory. We are to share the gospel in word and deed verbally and through our actions.
Learn About Missions - Learning about missions helps believers better understand what God says about making His name known throughout the earth.
Support Missions - Christians have a part in upholding the cause of missions, maintaining missions work, and encouraging missions personnel.
Develop Spiritually Toward a Missions Lifestyle - For the believer, spiritual development involves growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. It involves day-to-day living that applies and carries out the missions imperatives of God’s Word.
Preaching the Cross with Bobby and Betty Griffiths, seeks to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by introducing prisoners, victims, and their families to a new hope available through Jesus Christ. They accomplish this by training and inspiring churches and communities—inside and outside of prison —to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration. Outside prisons, we collaborate with churches, para-church organizations, and local service providers to support families with loved ones behind bars and people affected by crime.
Exciting things are about to happen at Bethany Baptist Church. Come be a part of the future!!