"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)
Practicing Biblical Hospitality.
CULINARY ARTS MINISTRY
If you love to cook, make platters, love to serve, please contact the Culinary Arts Ministry.
If you love to throw a party in the name of Jesus please contact our Events Planning Ministry to assist with SSMBC's next event
Scriptural Basis: "The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-13
The purpose of the education ministry is that all persons be aware of God through God’s self-disclosure, especially God’s redeeming love as revealed in Jesus Christ. The objective is that they become new persons in Christ enabled by the Holy Spirit to respond in faith and love. The goal is that all persons will understand who they are in Christ and what their human situation means as they grow as children of God rooted in the Christian community. The education ministry strives to equip all persons to live in obedience to the will of God in every relationship, fulfill their common lifework in the world, and endure in Christian hope.
The purpose and goals of this ministry are accomplished through in-depth study of God's Holy Word.
Scriptural Basis: "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
The purpose of the Media Ministry at
St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church is 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.
If you have a desire to learn the challenging aspects of media and, you have a coachable spirit, you will be welcomed and trained to spread the message of Jesus Christ through media.
Where is help needed?
~~Audio Engineer – Learn to operate our state of the art sound system.
~~Photographer – We need pictures taken of Church life, services and events on a regular basis.
~~Image Technician – Operate the media computer during Sunday service, to display announcements, lyrics for songs etc.
~~Video camera operator – Works behind the camera during services, will be the eyes of the Director, communication to be done by headset by headset.
Our mission is to function as servants of our Lord Jesus Christ serving in and through the church as partners with the pastor in enabling the church to fulfill its Kingdom mission.
Why should someone join your ministry?
A man should seek to join the deacons ministry if he feels led by the Lord to serve as in
Acts 6:1-7 and be tested as in 1 Timothy 3:8-10.
Where is help needed in your Ministry?
The deacons ministry is open to men selected by the church who are willing to serve and be tested as set forth in the answer above.
How would someone contact you if they are interested in volunteering or joining your ministry?
How would someone contact you if they are interested in volunteering or joining your ministry? Unlike most other ministries, one cannot simply join the deacons ministry. St. Stephens periodically has a need to add more deacons and opens a formal nomination process. During this process members of the church may nominate potential deacon candidates. The candidates are formally interviewed by the deacons and the pastor. If a man is willing to serve, and is selected, he must undergo training successfully before being ordained as a deacon by the pastor.
The purpose of the Decorations Ministry is to take care of the general building aesthetics. The décor of the building will focus on communicating goals, objectives and strategies to the church body that support the church operational plan. The décor will inform the body of upcoming activities.
The Decoration Ministry strives to set the mood for worship through care of the building. There is no relationship more intimate, no love greater than that which Christ has for us. Our building is a place where this relationship is nurtured and grows. Our goal is to enhance the visual experience as we all grow closer to Christ.
•Vacation Bible School
Scripture Basis (focus): “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither present nor the future, nor any powers, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ our Lord.”Romans 8:38-39 NIV
Scripture Basis (foundation):"Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills — to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts." Exodus 31:1-3
Scripture Basis (methodology): "He paneled the main hall with juniper and covered it with fine gold and decorated it with palm tree and chain designs. He adorned the temple with precious stones. And the gold he used was gold of Parvaim. He overlaid the ceiling beams, doorframes, walls and doors of the temple with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls." 2Chronicles 3:5-7
The Men's Ministry blesses St. Stephens on many levels:
Strengthening and encouraging each other
Lending a helping hand
Complete Mother's Day Functions
Grief Share Ministry
O SING UNTO THE Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Psalm 96:1
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Psalm 100:1
Praise the Lord with harp; song unto him with psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new son; play skillfully with a loud noisee. Psalm 33:2-3
Why should someone join your ministry?
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:27
Where is help needed in your ministry?
Volunteers to provide snacks for kids after rehearasal. Volunteers are also needed for fundrasiers/donations for new robes.