Emmanuel Baptist Church (EBC)
Committees and Clubs
ADMINISTRATIVE (ADMIN) MINISTRY
The Administrative Ministry of Emmanuel provides support to ensure that the clerical and administrative needs of the church are met. The ministry supports the Pastor and the EBC Church Family in unpacking and implementing God’s Vision through a spirit of committed service, the highest level of personal integrity, professional standards, and operational excellence.
AINGER PLACE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
APDC’s mission is to impact the community by maintaining community pride and preservation through affordable housing, marketable skills training, and educational opportunities. In partnership with the community, we seek to lead a transforming movement which will change the physical appearance and mental outlook of our community through resources necessary for a better quality of life.
The mission of the bereavement ministry is to break through the crisis of "Grieving" to that crucial point of "Trusting" that Jesus Christ is able to deliver you from all feelings of hopelessness, loneliness, and helplessness.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that builds character. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. Cub Scouts are the youth in grades K-5, and Boy Scouts are youth aged 11-17 yrs.
BUDGET (FINANCE) COMMITTEE
The budget (finance) committee primarily provides financial oversight for the church. It is responsible for monitoring budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.
C.W. WARD SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY
The Scholarship Ministry oversees the receiving and evaluating of scholarship requests, scholarship payments and nurturing of students attending accredited post-secondary educational institutions. The ministry encourages believers to further their education.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRY
The mission of the Christian Education (“CE”) Ministry is to help equip the congregation to efficiently fulfill her task of making disciples and growing them into Christian maturity. This task is accomplished by providing continuing Christian education through specialized Biblical Instruction, by providing in-service training for disciples currently involved in ministry, and by providing opportunities for disciples not engaged in ministry to make “informed” choices bases on the study and spiritual gifts.
This committee’s mission is to oversee that the rules adopted by the church are maintained in an orderly, efficient and clear church life that meets the needs of the members.
The Culinary Ministry strives to glorify God by providing excellence in foodservice. We aspire for the love of Jesus Christ to be exemplified in our performance as food service handlers. We are committed to practicing the high-quality standards required for health and safety, relative to the preparation and serving of food and beverages.
The mission of the Dance Ministry is to praise and worship the Lord through the God-given gift of dance. We wish to touch the lives of people in such a way to bring about "real" change, encouragement and/or conversion in their lives.
The Deacon Ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church exists to serve our congregation and community. We shall, as instruments of God’s grace and healing, minister to their spiritual, physical and emotional needs by the presence, praying, listening, acting and rejoicing. We strive to fulfill our calling by caring for one another as Jesus Christ cares for us.
The Deaconess Ministry is to ably assist the Pastor and Deacons in serving the congregation and community. In addition to helping with the spiritual life of the church, the Deaconesses particularly prepare Holy Communion, assist with baptizing new converts, visit the sick and shut-ins and provide counseling and mentoring of disciples, especially the women of the church. A deaconess is committed to a ministry of service, when and wherever needed or requested.
The Drama Ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church is to minister to the believer as well as the non- believer, young and old through various plays, skits, and dramatization including dance and music. The Ministry will share, uplift and encourage God’s word through creative expression and utilize the spiritual gifts of our church family to touch the hearts and minds of God’s people. This ministry for children and adults requires no experience or special talent, just a willingness to perform or help with productions and allow the church body to come together in unity.
EVANGELISM & OUTREACH MINISTRY
Our mission is twofold. First, go and make disciples of all nations by following Jesus Christ and equipping trainees to share the gospel with non-believers. Secondly, engage the whole person to build mind, body, and soul for Kingdom pursuits through healthier bodies, stronger businesses, community outreach and political awareness.
FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION MINISTRY
In concert with the Trustee Ministry, the mission of the Facilities Administration Ministry is to assure that the buildings and grounds of the Emmanuel Baptist Church are clean and secure; that routine maintenance and all repairs are completed promptly and professionally; to secure necessary supplies and services; to assign and set up space for persons and groups wishing to meet or rehearse and to perform or to coordinate all other necessary duties so as to provide for appropriate and efficient use of our facilities.
FAMILY ZONE MINISTRY
The mission of the Family Zone Ministry is to enhance congregational adhesion, participation and growth by: providing a means of keeping in touch with and ministering to our disciples; fostering better relationships among our disciples; providing an opportunity for spiritual gifts to be manifested; developing and nurturing strong lay leadership; and enabling neighborhood evangelism in bringing the un-churched and unconverted to Jesus Christ.
FLOWER AND DECORATIONS MINISTRY
The mission of the Flower and Decorations ministry is to ensure the beautification of Emmanuel for worship services and special occasions.
Girls Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We strive to develop dynamic strong young girl leaders, who will impact the communities. We aim to engage & expose our Girl Scouts to experiences of excellence through education, community service and trips of discovery.
The Mission of the Health Ministry is ensuring that the total health and awareness of EBC members are being cared for, both physically and spiritually, with education programs, spiritual support, and connecting the needs of the whole person to resources within the congregation, community, and the health care system.
HELPING HAND CLUB
The Helping Hand Club strives to support Emmanuel by encouraging Christian growth, spiritual development, and personal evangelism. We are committed to extending a helping hand wherever and whenever needed to carry out the spiritual, physical and financial mission of the church.
HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMITTEE
The history and heritage committee documents the historical identity of the church with orderly records so that heritage will be preserved and can be built on into the future. The congregation can easily trace its efforts of the past for fulfilling the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. By understanding the past, this committee helps the congregation envision and live into the church's best future.
The Hospitality Committee extends a warm and personal welcome to those persons who choose to worship and fellowship in our church home. The Hospitality Committee assists the Emmanuel family in achieving this goal and is charged with the pleasure of meeting and greeting disciples and guests who come to share in our worship service.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY
No ministry will be effective at Emmanuel unless it is bathed in prayer! Therefore the mission of the prayer ministry is to lift up a congregation of believers who actively engage in all manner of prayers his ministry is designed to (1) encourage members to pray, (2) instruct persons in how to develop better skills in praying, (3) provide a place to pray and (4) accept all types of prayer requests from inside and outside the church. The main function of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry is to pray.
The mission of the Library Ministry is to serve as a resource and reference center offering materials brought together to help enrich lives, deepen spiritual understanding and offer spiritual nourishment and growth to individuals and congregational groups.
LONG-RANGE (STRATEGIC) PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Long Range Planning Committee of Emmanuel is responsible for long-range plans for future development, structure, projects, and activities of the church. The committee assists the Pastor and leadership in moving forward in the church’s mission, vision and strategic direction process, including the development of a three to five-year strategic plan with measurable goals and time targets.
The ministry’s mission is to glorify God by ensuring that His Word and our praise and song to Him is seen and heard clearly and without distraction or interference within our local church and throughout the world as its broadcasted or distributed on media with the highest video, audio, and production quality available. We are to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our visually-driven, ever-changing world through the use of technology and media, and to equip other ministries of the church to use digital and electronic media as a worship and outreach tool. This ministry not only provides the technical support required for our worship services, but also records various events, teachings, and sermons, which are made available on DVD and for viewing or podcasting at our web site.
The Men of Emmanuel's mission is to help the men through prayer and study to become totally committed to the advancement of God's Kingdom, and through volunteer service to help improve the quality of life for our families, for our brothers and sisters at Emmanuel and our communities. The Men of Emmanuel will accomplish its objectives through participation in studies just for the men, through prayer services, workshops, a youth mentoring program, an ex-offender reentry program, a legal affairs program and such other programs and activities as may be adopted from time to time.
The Missions Ministry seeks to evangelize the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to minister the Word of Christ to each individual and to be a constant witness for Christ. The Missions’ ministry implements its mission statement by developing outreach programs to discover and contact the unreached for Christ. In conjunction with the Christian Education Ministry, the ministry helps the church develop an effective program of missionary education, using approved missionary education resources and it promotes education for social concerns and action.
The purpose of the music ministry is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song; our purpose and duty is to praise and worship the Lord continually. We seek to facilitate a service filled with inspiration, praise, and thanksgiving with congregational singing as one of our chief expressions of a group's praise of God. It is our goal to also achieve a worshipful, meditative atmosphere where persons can hear God's still small whisper.
The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to recruit members to serve on the various church Committees each year and to fill any vacancies that may occur during the year.
As dedicated Christian church nurses living a life filled with God’s spirit, our mission is to project God’s image through serving God’s people, wherever and whenever needed. We serve on a humanitarian basis to assist worshippers when needed, to give urgent necessary first aid and to impart general advice on problems of health that will help Christians understand the relationship between spiritual and physical well-being.
Our Mission is to meet children at their level of development, to teach them the love of Christ and the joy of His forgiveness and salvation, to help them learn the truth of His Word and to encourage their growth within the body of believers. Also to allow parents the opportunity to fully participate in the worship experience.
PASTORAL RELATIONS MINISTRY
The mission of the Pastoral Relations Committee is to provide support, encouragement, and appreciation to the Pastor and his family. This mission should be realized as the committee centers attention on the personal needs of the Pastor, First Lady, and family. Those needs should be defined to include the following: intercessory prayer, facilitation of better communications between the Pastor and the congregation, personal and professional development, compensation, vacations, recreation, and anniversary celebration.
The mission of the personnel ministry is to help ensure policies, procedures and processes are in place to support staff and volunteers and that the ministry operation is compliant with state and federal laws.
In faith and prayer, we desire to be His hands and show His love through our support to our family members by providing care through outreach, remembering our past, embracing our future and sharing with those who are in need.
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The public relations committee directs and coordinates the planning, implementing and evaluating the overall marketing communications efforts of Emmanuel. The committee oversees social media strategy, web presence, public relations, promotion, advertising, media relations, as well as church news and information as a means of relating the Emmanuel Baptist Church mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
The EBC security officers guard all church property against fire, theft, vandalism, illegal entry or other violations of state, county or organizational rules of misconduct. The Security Ministry is responsible for maintaining, safe and secure grounds and buildings for EBC ministries; and coordinates any emergency assistance needed on EBC property.
The Senior Adult Ministry (SAM), responding to God's call as revealed in Jesus Christ, is a helping ministry to persons in Emmanuel who are at least 62 years old. Enlivened by the Holy Spirit, SAM seeks to improve the quality of life for senior adults by insuring their acceptance and involvement in all of the ministries, programs and activities of Emmanuel as well as by sponsoring programs and activities that are designed especially for our seniors. Additionally, the SAM provides direct assistance or referrals to seniors who need advice and help with regard to their personal, spiritual concerns and their financial or other business matters, as well as end-of-life arrangements.
The mission of the stewardship ministry is to create givers, develop Christ-centered stewards; training people to be biblically debt-free and become tithers and savers.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MINISTRY
The mission of the Sunday School Ministry is to facilitate the opportunity to teach, understand, and apply the vital importance of God’s Word, through scripture, to our children, teenagers, and adults of all ages. Under the leadership of the Sunday School Superintendent, our Sunday school focuses on affirming that God’s Word is the foundation for living a successful Christian.
The mission of the Sunshine Club is to co-labor with all ministries of the church developing group activities, spiritual enrichment, individual development and support of the Emmanuel Baptist Church vision.
This ministry provides safe and secure transportation for members and guests to and from church-related ministry functions and activities.
The mission of the Trustee Ministry is to hold in trust all properties of the church, to act for the church in all legal matters as required, and to oversee the maintenance, repair, and enhancement of all real properties of the church. The Trustee Ministry is also responsible for receiving and safeguarding all monies given to the church and in concert with the Church Treasurer for paying all appropriate church bills in a timely manner. In short, the Trustee Ministry represents the church directly or through counsel in all legal, financial and other business matters, being careful to keep the Pastor and church fully informed.
Our mission is to serve as doorkeepers. We are to meet, greet and seat the worshippers before and during the worship experiences. We also help prepare the building for worship. We ensure that the church is in proper condition that church literature, bulletins, fans, etc. are in their proper place. We meet the congregation with a pleasant smile and warm welcome while directing them to their seats. We serve at all scheduled worship experiences as well as all special occasions and accompany the Pastor when he is preaching at other local churches.
The Volunteer Ministry encourages volunteerism and provides an opportunity for members to share their gifts and talents by participating in administrative services, projects, and special events. Duties may include clerical assignments using various computer software and office equipment and filling in as front office receptionist.
WIDOWS/WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUP
The Widows/Widowers Support Group is a fellowship of those individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Members are united in their effort to show love, support, and concern, as well as share experiences and encourage ongoing faith and hope. Scriptures, books, articles, personal growth and other sources of positive information are shared to further enlighten the members.
The Women’s Club is a body of Christian women devoted to the spiritual and cultural growth and development of the women of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
In commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, to the mission of the church and through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, the Women of Emmanuel shall provide opportunities for ALL Women of EBC to become all that God intends them to be. Through personal development, the Women of Emmanuel strive to build God's faith community. Personal development includes: bible study, worship, discovering, development and using spiritual gifts, stewardship, physical health, mental health and church, and community services.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
The mission of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is to embrace and encourage all children (K-5th grade), youth (6th-12th grade) and young adults (18-35 years old) to cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through relevant teaching, worship, witness, and service and strengthen our relationship with each other. Known collectively as YYAM, we choose to rise up against the status quo of this world and stand firm on the word of Jesus Christ. Using the Bible as the ultimate guide and standard of authority, it is the mission of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry to support and promote spiritual growth and development as well as knowledge of Christ as Savior among young people. The EBC Youth and Young Adult Ministry consist of the following ministries: Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; prayer and bible study; homework center; Sunday School and the Children’s Choir.