“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” – Acts 1:8 ESV
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discipleship
 
When we first become a Christian, the Bible describes us as “newborn babes” who need to be taught the Word of God in order for us to grow and mature. That is the job of the Discipleship Team: training and discipling new believers.
 
Renewed Minds
 
Renewed Minds is a support group for people with a mental illness and their family members. Renewed Minds meets at 6:45 PM on the first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of each month in the Education Building on Byne Memorial Baptist Church campus. Our meetings include a time for members to share their prayer requests and praise reports, devotionals, Christian music, and an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
 
Teaching people from foreign countries to read, write and speak English is the main function of the ESL Ministry. They minister to both adults and children from all over the world. Volunteers to this ministry should enjoy interacting with people who come from different cultures.
 
Home Bound
 
Many in our community are not physically able to come to church. The men and women of the Home Bound Ministry Team make sure they are not left out as they visit their homes or hospital rooms and share the love and compassion of Jesus. Volunteers to this ministry should be willing to listen and show compassion.
 
Oak Grove Park
 
Oak Grove Park Ministry shares the good news of Jesus with the children and young people at Oak Grove Mobile Home Park. They currently have 10 to 12 teachers who come on an alternating basis. Student attendance can range from about 15 to as many as 40 on special occasions.
Senior Adult / Happy Hearts
 
Senior Adult / Happy Hearts meet once a month and give senior adults (most of whom have lost their spouse) a time and place to socialize and enjoy good fellowship, food, and entertainment. Happy Hearts provides senior adults an outlet that both honors God and promotes good will among our members.
 
Exercise
 
The Adult exercise classes meet each Monday and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 in the Family Life Center. The classes consist of stretching, balance, low impact aerobics, ropes, hand weights, and chair exercises. The classes are led by qualified leaders, and you move at your own pace. It is free and open to the public.
 
Mission Team
 
Making sure that we always stay focused on our mission of “Building the Kingdom” is the goal of the Mission Ministry Team. They are responsible for coordinating specific mission activities that impact our community, state, nation and world. Members of this team should have a heart for missions and for serving others.
 
Bereavement
 
The Bereavement Team offers comfort and compassion to people who are experiencing the loss of a loved one. This is done through visiting with the family and providing meals during the time of grieving. This team is recommended for those with compassionate hearts. 
 
“I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.” – 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23 ESV
 
Learn more about the value of relational missions and why Paul saw witnessing as essential to his relationship with God on John Piper’s Desiring God article, “Becoming All Things to All Men to Save Some.”
 
 
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” – Romans 10:14 ESV