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Our Ministries

We believe ministry in a church is the strategy by which we accomplish God’s priority of making disciples. Below is the overall strategy of New Pleasant Grove. Each ministry/auxiliary/committee of the church should help fulfill at least one the strategic purposes of Evangelism, Fellowship, Teaching, Serving, Worship.

GO Tell everyone about the Son of God - Evangelism Ministries

Evangelism Ministry

Every member in our church community is encouraged to lead people to Christ and the church. To help accomplish this goal, we encourage members to share their personal testimonies as often as you can. Your testimony is made up of three parts.

  1. Your life before Jesus Christ
  2. Your life when you confessed and accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior
  3. our present life since your confession

Check back soon to find out more about upcoming Evangelism opportunities

Receiving them into the family of God - Fellowship Ministries

Congregational C.A.R.E. Groups: Contact/Assist/Relate/Encourage

The NPG large membership is geographically diverse and spread out among our vast Metropolitan area. Deacons and Ministers, supported by the Deaconesses, are assigned to serve the members in times of need and strengthen the fellowship of the church.

The Home Department, (a branch of the church Sunday School): We systematically visits the sick and shut in members, providing encouragement through prayer, singing, and bible lessons.

Marriage Ministry:

Intended to help strengthen the bond between husbands and wives. This ministry teaches couples God’s purpose for marriage. Married couples learn fun and practical ways to live out that purpose in their everyday lives. Meetings are held on 2ndThursdays at 7:15p.m.

Men: Brotherhood and The Huddle

Designed to increase the fellowship, service, and Christian growth for men of all ages. The Brotherhood meets on Saturday’s at 9:00 a.m. The Huddle members are notified in advance of planned gatherings and events.

Women: Women at the Well

Designed to increase fellowship, service, and Christian growth for women of all ages. Women at the Well members are notified when gatherings are planned.

Young Adults: The Connection (ages 18-35)

To help keep young adults locally and away in college connected to Christ and the Church. The Connection is a component of the Young Adult Ministry.

Seniors: Prime Timers (ages 55 and up)

Promotes and enhances Christian faith and fellowship through a holistic approach of serving the needs of individuals fifty-five years of age and over through biblical study, recreational activities, and practical information. Prime Timers meet monthly on 3rd Thursday’s from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Members are notified prior to additional special events.

Ordering their steps in the Word of God - Teaching Ministries

  • Sunday School  (classes for all ages each Sunday 9:45a.m. – 10:45a.m.
  • Baptist Training Union (B.T.U.)  - classes for all ages 3RD AND 4TH Sundays 11:00a.m.
  • Bible Study Wednesdays at 6:30p.m.
  • Vacation Bible School ( 2ND Week in July Monday – Friday 6:30p.m.)

Volunteering in Service to God - Serving Ministries

Deacons: Extension of the pastor, serving the needs of the congregation.

Deaconess: Wives of the Deacons and Ministers. They support the Pastor, Deacons, and Ministers in their work, serving the needs of the congregation.

Trustees: Work in conjunction with the Deacons and Pastor with the primary focus of maintaining and improving church property, (building, finance, land, vehicles, equipment, etc…).

Various Church Wide Outreach Projects are planned throughout the year

  • Mission I: 1st Monday’s at 6:00 p.m.
  • Mission II: 3rd Tuesday’s at 6:30 p.m.
  • Young Ladies Missionary Society (ages 18 – 40): Wednesday’s before the 4th Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Women’s Uplift: Saturday’s at 9:00 a.m.
  • Girl Scout Troop: 135002

Exalt the Name of God - Worship Ministries

Adult Worship Ministries

Worship Ministry Ushers: Greet all guests and members entering for worship and make sure they have a comfortable experience.

Nurse’s Aides: Responsible for assisting all guests that may suddenly become ill during worship. Nurse’s Aides are also charged with making sure that visitors have a comfortable experience.

Music Ministry: Helps lead the congregation in worship through song. Below are the various choirs with their regular rehearsal and worship schedules. For the Children and Youth Ministry Choirs, please consult the Children and Teen’s page.

Adult Choirs

  • Mass Choir: rehearsals are every Wednesday before 1st, 3rd, 4th Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Male Chorus: rehearsals are the 3rd and 4th Thursday’s at 6:30 p.m. This choir sings on 4th Sunday’s.
  • WLD Choir (Young Adults): rehearsals are Wednesday’s before the 2nd Sunday at 7:30 p.m. This choir sings on 2nd Sunday’s.
  • Mission Chorus: rehearsals are Monday’s before the 5th Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Youth Worship Ministries Get Details

  • Junior Ushers
  • Junior Choir
  • Youth Choir
  • Marching Saints Drill Team
  • Angels of Praise (Liturgical Dance)
  • Babyrettes
Weekly Schedule
SUNDAY
Worship Service

7:30 a.m. &

11:00 a.m.

Church Sanctuary
Sunday Church School 9:45 a.m. Church Sanctuary/Classrooms
MONDAY
Mission Circles (1st & 3rd) 6:00 p.m. Family Life Center/Visits
Pastor’s Aide (1st) 6:00 p.m. Classroom
General Mission (4th) 6:00 p.m. Family Life Center
TUESDAY
Sr. Usher Board (2nd) 6:00 p.m. Church Sanctuary
Nurse Aide (2nd) 6:00 p.m. Church Sanctuary
Drill Team Practice 6:30 p.m. Family Life Center
Drill Team Parent’s Meeting (2nd) 6:30 p.m. Family Life Center
Deacon & Trustee Meeting 6:30 p.m. Church Sanctuary (before 1st Sun)
Deaconess Meeting (Qtrly-Last) 6:30 p.m. Communion Room
Mission II (3rd) 6:30 p.m. Classroom
WEDNESDAY
Junior Choir Rehearsal 6:00 p.m. Family Life Center
Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. Church Sanctuary

Adult Bible Study/

Baptist Training Union

6:30 p.m. Church Sanctuary
Youth Choir Rehearsal 6:45 p.m. Family Life Center
Teacher’s Meeting 7:30 p.m. Family Life Center
Mass Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Church Sanctuary (except before the 2nd and 5th Sun)
WLD Ministry Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Church Sanctuary (before 2nd Sun)
YLMS (before the 4th Sun) 7:30 p.m. Classroom
THURSDAY
Prime Timers (3rd) 11:00 a.m. Family Life Center
Girls Scouts (2nd & 4th) 6:30 p.m. Family Life Center
Male Chorus Rehearsal (3rd & 4th) 7:00 p.m. Church Sanctuary
Marriage Ministry (3rd) 7:00 p.m. Church Cafeteria
FRIDAY
No church activities
SATURDAY
Brotherhood & Women’s Uplift 9:00 a.m. Family Life Center
Jr. Usher Board (2nd & 4th) 9:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary
Angels of Praise Rehearsal 9:30 a.m.  Family Life Center
YWA (3rd) 10:00 a.m. Church Foyer
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Children and Teens through 12th Grade

Our vision for the youth ministry is to train our children to Love God, Love People, and Lead Others. We aim to help our young people grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially in order to follow in the Jesus’ footsteps in the same manner in which he grew into adulthood.

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Luke 2:52

For additional scriptural references that support the work that we are doing with our young people, please see Matthew 22: 37–40 and Matthew 28: 18–20.

Here are opportunities for your child to participate in the ministry:

Activity Group Frequency / Time Location
Sunday School ALL Youth Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Classrooms/Sanctuary
Baptist Training Union (B.T.U.) ALL Youth 3rd & 4th Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary
Youth Choir 7th-12th grades 1st & 2nd Wednesday (prior to 2nd Sunday) at 6:45 p.m. Family Life Center
Junior Choir Pre-K-6th grades 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Family Life Center
Junior Ushers K-12th grade 2nd & 4th Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Sanctuary
Angels of Praise Dance Ministry 5 years old & up Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Family Life Center
Marching Saints Drill Team 11 years old & up Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Family Life Center
Babyrettes up to 10 years old Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Family Life Center
Girl Scout Troop #135002 K-12th grade Every Other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Family Life Center/ Classrooms
YWA Girls ages 6 to 18 years old 3rd Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Church Foyer

 

 

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