Sunday Morning Worship 7:30 AM || Church School 9:45 AM || Bible Study Wed. 6:30 PM

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.

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

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.

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.

Weekly Schedule

Worship Service7:30 a.m.Church Sanctuary
Sunday Church School9:45 a.m.Church Sanctuary/Classrooms
Mission Circles (1st & 3rd)6:00 p.mFamily Life Center/Visits
Pastor’s Aide (1st)6:00 p.mClassroom
General Mission (4th)6:00 p.m.Family Life Center
Angels of Praise6:30 p.m.Sanctuary
Drill Team Practice6:30 p.m.Family Life Center
Drill Team Parent’s Meeting (2nd) 6:30 p.m.Family Life Center
Military Ministry (1st)6:00 p.m.Classroom
Sr. Usher Board (2nd)6:00 p.m.Church Sanctuary
Nurse Aide (2nd)6:00 p.m.Church Sanctuary
Drill Team Practice6:30 p.m.Family Life Center
Drill Team Parent’s Meeting (2nd)6:30 p.m.Family Life Center
Deacon & Trustee Meeting6:30 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
Marriage Ministry (3rd)7:00 p.m.Church’s Cafeteria
Junior Choir Rehearsal6:00 p.m.Family Life Center
Prayer Meeting6:00 p.m.Church Sanctuary
Adult Bible Study or BTU6:30 p.m.Church Sanctuary
Youth Choir Rehearsal6:45 p.m.Family Life Center
Teacher’s Meeting7:30 p.m.Family Life Center
Mass Choir Rehearsal7:30 p.m.Church Sanctuary (except before the 2nd and 5th Sun)
WLD Ministry Choir Rehearsal7:30 p.m.Church Sanctuary (before 2nd Sun)
Prime Timers (3rd)11:00 a.m. Family Life Center
Girls Scouts (Every Other)6:30 p.m.Family Life Center
Male Chorus Rehearsal (3rd & 4th) 7:00 p.m.Church Sanctuary
No church activities
Brotherhood & Women’s Uplift9:00 a.m. Classroom
Brotherhood & Women’s Uplift9:00 a.m.Classroom
First Class (Sat before 1st Sun)9:00 a.m.Family Life Center
Ministry in Motion (Mime)10:30 a.m.Family Life Center
Jr. Usher Board (2nd)12:00 p.m.Family Life Center

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:

ActivityGroupFrequency / TimeLocation
Sunday SchoolALL YouthSundays at 9:45 a.m.Classrooms/Sanctuary
Baptist Training Union (B.T.U.)ALL Youth3rd & 4th Sundays at 11:00 a.m.Sanctuary
Youth Choir7th-12th grades1st & 2nd Wednesday (prior to 2nd Sunday) at 6:45 p.m.Family Life Center
Junior ChoirPre-K-6th grades1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.Family Life Center
Junior UshersK-12th grade2nd Saturday at 12:00 p.m.Sanctuary
Angels of Praise Dance Ministry5 years old & upMondays at 6:30 p.m.Sanctuary
Marching Saints Drill Team11 years old & upMonday sat 7:00 p.m.Family Life Center
Babyrettesup to 10 years oldMondays at 6:30 p.m.Family Life Center
Girl Scout Troop #135002K-12th gradeEvery Other Thursday at 6:30 p.m.Family Life Center/ Classrooms
Boy Scout Troop #391 K-12th gradeTBDFamily Life Center
Ministry in Motion (Mime)7th-12th gradesSaturdays at 10:30 a.m.Family Life Center