This class meets every Tuesday night during the semester in the Family Life Center, January through April and August through October. The class usually serves a dinner and then the class begins about 6:45 or 7 p.m. ABI is a class which studies Bible Prophecy. With every class Dr. Young teaches utilizing the Bible, Power Points, DVD's, handouts, books, and many other types of resource materials. He also has a question and answer session, and a discussion time. Dr. Young teaches the class about Prophecy, current events, history, and other interesting topics.
Amazing Grace Nursing Home Ministry: Lee Ann Leonard
This ministry goes and holds "church services" at 3 different nursing homes in Horry County every week, each one once a month.
AWANA Commander: Jimmy & Lisa Foster
For international program information and history: awana.org
We are proud to have an Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed Club (AWANA) at church. Our AWANA club is for children from age 3 all through high school. AWANA meets every Sunday night, throughout the school year, at 6:00 p.m. In AWANA , children and youth are taught a Bible lesson every week, specifically designed for their age range, taught by a thoroughly trained, adult leader. In AWANA, children and youth are given weekly activities to do at church and at home, these activities differ by age, then they are awarded points, which they may use to buy toys or other things at the AWANA gift store. Every week the children and youth participate in a different activity or game at church, while being supervised by their team leaders (adult supervisors). AWANA is a highly rated, international children and youth program which has been in many churches since 1950. AWANA is an excellent weekly activity for children and youth to be able to have fun and learn about God's love for them.
Grand Strand Children’s Ministry (GSCM):
is for children, from birth through elementary school. GSCM desires for children to connect to God through understanding who Jesus is and who they are according to God’s word, the Bible. We desire for our children to Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, to serve in the children’s ministry by helping teachers and classmates, participating in service opportunities and in many different ways available. We encourage our children to share what they learn each week with their friends and family.
GSCM is comprised of many different ministries that operate throughout the year. Sunday school meets at 9:30am on Sunday mornings for all ages, The Great Adventure Children’s Church meets in the family life center at 11:00am Sunday mornings for age 4 through 5th grade. AWANA (all ages) meets on Sunday evenings in the family life center through the months of August – June at 6:00pm and Summer Fun picks up at the beginning of June until August when school begins.
Decorating Ministry - Brenda Spivey, Wendy Shelley, Brooke Hucks
From everyday decorations to Christmas, Jubilee and special events these are the people that keep the church looking pretty.
Discipleship Training - Ed Williams
Folks are trained and equipped to disciple new Christians in their walk with Christ.
Evangelism Training & Outreach - Ed Williams & Jerry Suhr
Folks are trained and equipped to lead people to Christ and to help minister within our church family.
Food Service Ministry - Harvey & Joann Fagerberg, Susan Formyduval
Our food service ministry is in use constantly. All of the fine meals that we have on the grounds during special events or the monthly meals we enjoy, are all prepared by our wonderful food service volunteers. We are definitely an eating church, which means that this group is always working and preparing the Church many fantastic meals. This ministry prepares meals during Jubilee, revivals, fundraisers, luncheons, banquets, and more. Those that feel they are good in a kitchen are welcome to join in and help cook or clean. The food service ministry also schedules caterers for events like pizza parties for groups at Church. This ministry is very useful and enjoyed by the whole Church Family.
Good News Clubs - Lois Clardy & Pam Datlof
Good News Club is an outreach program from CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship). Good News Clubs are Christian after-school clubs for elementary age children. They can attend after school and have snacks, play games, sing songs, and hear lessons about Jesus. This ministry is held on public school campuses where they can reach children that may have never heard about Jesus or the Bible. Our Church is very happy to say that we sponsor two clubs: Ocean Bay Elementary and Forestbrook Elementary. This means that once every week during school the school year we have opportunities to reach children in two public elementary schools. We begin this ministry each year in the Fall at the beginning of school and continue throughout the school year. There have been many children who have given their lives to Christ through this effective outreach program. For more information go to cefgpd.org
Iron Men, Men's Ministry - Jerry Suhr
The Men's Ministry is a way for the men and young men of the Church to grow spiritually closer to God. Iron Men has many fun activities too. The men of the church go on many trips: camping, fishing, hunting, and retreats. The men of the Church also play team sports. They have a softball team in the Spring and a basketball team in the Fall. The men meet every Thursday in the Family Life Center at 7:00 p.m. They have a Bible Study, in the Bible Study, they are taught how to be a Godly son, husband, father, and man. This is a great ministry for all men, especially father and sons.
An annual event; always the first Wednesday through Sunday in November. It includes some of the best preaching and singing in the Southeast.
Ladies Counseling Ministry - Sharon Young
Ministry aiding women in crisis or "life change" challenging times through one-on-one encouragement.
Myrtle Beach Manor - Dave & Jan Burkart, Mike & Pam Datlof, Cindy Lilly
Myrtle Beach Manor is a nursing home in our community, where a group from Church go monthly to visit with the elderly. The last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. a group visits and holds service with the members of Myrtle Beach Manor. When they go and visit the elderly they sing songs, have a devotional, and help the residents of Myrtle Beach Manor in whatever ways they can. Sometimes the members of the nursing home just like having people come and see them; this is a great ways to minister to the elderly and to put a smile on someone's face.
Multimedia Ministry - Tommy Hucks
The Multimedia and Sound Ministry is an important ministry in every Church service. These are the people that take care of the sound, screens, video, lights, and web streaming. They now video each service on DVD and CD, as well as stream each service live through this website. DVD's are $7.00 and CD's are $5.00. They have Power Point Visuals for each service and weekly announcements. You are now able to watch each service live, in the Foyer of Church and Nursery, so volunteers don't miss the sermon. They are always trying to make each service easily available to all.
Music Ministry - Jerry Pelfrey
The Music Ministry is very busy lately at Church. They now have a full choir, a trio, an ensemble, many soloists, and more. Pastor Doug, the Minister of Music, is about to release a new CD, and the choir has a CD out, too. There are many musical opportunities at Church, if you are interested see Pastor Doug. They have many opportunities for everyone to enjoy the music of the choir with an annual Christmas Musical, Jubilee, Easter Music, and our 4th of July Special Music. They hope that everyone enjoys the music, but they hope most of all that it brings you in a closer walk with the Lord, and that all that they do brings glory and honor to Jesus Christ.
Nursery - Joann Fagerberg
Nursery is available during all Worship Services and Jubilee for children infants through age three. Volunteers for the nursery rotate times and days. There are always two adults in the nursery every service to watch over the children. If there gets to be a large number of children, there are more volunteers brought in for assistance to watch and care for the children, so the children are always supervised and taken the best possible care. These volunteers count this as one of the highest responsibilities and enjoy caring for your children and they always have the child's best interest in mind. You must be 18 years old to be approved to care for children in the nursery. You must also be approved and scheduled to do nursery by Joann Fagerberg.
Parents Nite Out - Stacey Burch
A ministry for children 5K-5th grades during the Summer months in general (some dates might be modified...check the weekly bulletin). The Program also meets monthly during the school year.
Reformers Unanimous International- Director Jerry Suhr
Local Chapter Website:http://www.reformu.com/
The Reformers Unanimous (RU) program is designed to help those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing people the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process.By attending RU meetings and applying the Biblical principles that are shared weekely, you will grow spiritually and brcome free from addictions and compulsive or dysfunctional behaviors. As you learn to live freely in a bound world you will find that your love, joy and peace can and will be restored. You will also learn how to develop a personal intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Join us this Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. to experience the joy of living free.
Safety Team Ministry - TBA
These are the folks who help maintain the safety of the church property and services.
Saints Alive - Pat Warehime
Saints Alive is the adult senior ministry of Church. This ministry is very active and exciting all throughout the year. The seniors meet once monthly in the Family Life Center, where they have a devotion, play games, have dinner, and fellowship with each other. All during the year the seniors go on trips to many different locations: Gatlinburg, Charlotte, Charleston, and Savannah. They even go on a cruise annually in the Fall. This group also has fun dinners like: an Hawaiian Luau, Valentines Dinner, Christmas Dinner, and many more. They have a great time of fellowship no matter what they do.
Sisters of Dorcas - Jan Burkart
Sisters of Dorcas our Widows Ministry of the Church. This is a ministry where women of the church focus on ways to help the elderly and the widows. This ministry provides widows transportation to church, meals, and makes hospital visits. The Sisters of Dorcas is for women of all ages. The Sisters of Dorcas has special events for the elderly and the widows like the Widows Tea Party, Widow's Dinner, and Thanksgiving Dinner. This group also sponsors The Grandparents' Day Banquet. This ministry year round and it gives comfort and company to widows who may not have any.
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Street Reach Mission - Lois Clardy, Earl Conway
Street Reach Mission is a great opportunity to not only minister to the spiritual needs of people in the community ,but to help people with their physical needs, as well. This ministry feeds the homeless a dinner, the first Tuesday of each month at the local shelter. They also provide the speaker for the that night, and this speaker gives a clear presentation of the Gospel, as well as an opportunity for those in attendance to surrender their lives to Christ. There is a different speaker each month when our group is there. They collect hygiene products at church to distribute to the needy people there. This ministry is year round; they have even fed the people at Street Reach on holidays, too. Street Reach gives everyone the opportunity to serve the less fortunate and to make a difference in someone else's life, whether it be bringing someone a meal or leading them to a wonderful, fulfilling life with Christ.
Technology and Social Media Ministry - Paul Butterfield and Larry White
Tract Ministry - Dave Burkart
This is a vital outreach ministry at Church. This ministry puts the gospel, through a tract, in the hands of someone who is far from God, and maybe has never been to a church. This program is in charge of all of the tracts that go through Church. These people give tracts out all the time, and to anyone, like a restaurant waiter. This is a personal type of ministry, because when they are giving these tracts out, these people are giving out the gospel, and giving everyone a chance to meet Jesus. They have tracts for every occasion, and for all types of people whether hospitalized, addicted, divorced, abused, adults, or children. This is a ministry for all ages and this ministry can make a difference anywhere.
Usher & Greeter Ministry - Earl Conway
The Usher and Greeter ministry is a very important ministry of the Church. This is a group of men and women who show guests to their seats and hand out bulletins and Church information to guests. This group is very special because they are the first taste of the Church that the guest gets. These are the people who welcome and escort the guests throughout church. They are always very friendly, and will answer any questions that a guest or member may have. There are over five ushers and four greeters every week that do a variety of different things throughout the service and Bible Study hour. There are restrictions to becoming a Greeter or Usher, you must be trained and approved by the head Ushers.
Wellness Ministry - Mary Taylor
Women Reaching Women - Barbara Weber
This is the women's ministry of the church. All women from age 18 and older are welcome and invited to attend. This ministry has over three weekly Bible studies throughout the year, in which the women learn and discuss a wide range of topics. This ministry has two annual retreats where the women of the church go to study, fellowship, and meditate on God's Word. Women Reaching Women sponsor two Church banquets: the Valentine's Day Banquet and the Mother's Day Banquet, at which there is a meal, devotion, and fellowship time with church members. This ministry, also sells corsages, boutonnieres, and roses for Valentine's Day. There are many other events and activities for our women throughout the year such as: tea parties, luncheons, monthly meals, and other forms of fellowship. All women are welcome to join in this fabulous ministry.
Youth Ministry - Youth Pastor Shay Godwin
Grand Strand Student Ministry (GSSM) is the arm of Grand Strand Baptist Church that reaches out to the students in our community from grades 7-12. GSSM desires to connect students to God through understanding the person and the work of Jesus Christ and to connect them to other students through fellowship with one another. GSSM desires for our students to grow in their understanding and obedience to the Word of God, the Bible, through in-depth Bible study. GSSM desires for our students to serve the church by volunteering to help in ministries throughout the church body and to serve the community in which they live, with Christ-like compassion and zeal. GSSM desires for our students to share the love, compassion, hope and grace that they have found through their relationship with God to all peoples in their sphere of outreach.
GSSM meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for fellowship and small group Bible study; Sunday nights at 6:00pm for family worship and Bible study; and on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm fellowship and Bible study. Throughout the year, our students participate in camps, concerts, ground zero events, and many others as they arise.
Upward Bound Sports - Ed Williams
We provide community-based sports programs, open and available to all residents of the Horry County area, that provide an encouraging, wholesome environment for the entire family that will allow a young athlete to grow physically, mentally, morally, and spiritually. Register today! registration.upward.org/upw53r00