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Married Couples

There are several ministries within FBCG that speak directly to the marital relationship and others that you and your spouse may want to participate in together.

 

ABRAHAM'S PROMISE (ADOPTION, FOSTER CARE & INFERTILITY SUPPORT)

This ministry provides an effective network of support for families who are considering expanding their family through adoption or foster care. In addition, support is given to families experiencing infertility challenges, miscarriage and stillbirth.

MEETING DATE/TIME: See Activities of the Week
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COUPLES MINISTRY

Whether you’re newly married, have been with your spouse for a number of years or are engaged, our Couples Ministry reinforces the covenant of marriage. Married and engaged couples are ministered to through classes, counseling, workshops, seminars, panel discussions, social outings and much more. Building and maintaining strong healthy marriages is the central theme of this ministry.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Every 2nd Saturday at 7 p.m.
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KidsWorldlogo-01KIDS’ WORLD

Thanks to Kids’ World, parents can attend ministry meetings, classes and participate in church-sponsored activities with peace of mind knowing their children are engaged in structured age-appropriate activities, such as book clubs, dance, exercise, sign language, Spanish class, jewelry making and more. All children ages 2-11 are welcome; however, advance registration is required 7 days in advance. Go to http://fbcglenardenkidsworld.eventbrite.com/ to sign up.


MEETING DATES/TIMES: Monday, Wednesday-Friday at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (for various fellowships, such as Couples or Singles)
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MILITARY CARE MINISTRY

During times of deployment, this ministry provides support, encouragement and prayer to servicemen, women and their families.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 4th Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
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PROSPERITY PARTNERS

Financial mentoring through Prosperity Partners pairs those who are good money managers with those who are facing financial or budgeting challenges. Participants learn and share biblical principles that lead to healthy money management. If you desire financial peace of mind or want to share with others your wisdom in stewardship, this ministry is for you!

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.
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Other ministries you may connect with:

 

AGAPE MINISTRY

Seniors (ages 55 and older) not only study the Word of God together, but they are encouraged to attend recreational outings and weekly fellowships where critical information on community services is provided.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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ARMOR BEARERS MINISTRY

Armor Bearers serve and anticipate the needs of Pastor Jenkins and First Lady Trina, thereby freeing them from distractions so they can minister. Men and women wearing the armor bearer pin also provide hospitality to their guests. (Note: Participation in this ministry is by invitation only.)

MEETING DATE/TIME: See Activities of the Week
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ART MINISTRY

If you’re artistically gifted, consider joining the Art Ministry to design, build and produce various media such as posters, banners, theatrical settings and props, flyers and announcements.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.
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AUDIO VISUAL MINISTRY

The A/V ministry needs volunteers. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or you want to learn more about the industry — the Audio Visual Ministry would like to hear from you. Those with a passion to assist production staff, use electronic presentation equipment and provide audio/videotaping and editing for a wide variety of events are all welcome to join this ministry.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Quarterly; See Activities of the Week
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BANNER MINISTRY

As a form of worship, banners are used to enhance the atmosphere of worship when waved rhythmically or displayed prominently in service while music is sung or played.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
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B.O.D.Y. BY CHRIST (formerly Fit for the Kingdom)

If you struggle with weight control, you’ll find that our biblically focused solution is a practical way to change your habits permanently. Allow Jesus to be your personal trainer at B.O.D.Y. (Believers Overcoming Destructive Yokes) by Christ.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
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CANCER SUPPORT MINISTRY

A cancer diagnosis can trigger an avalanche of questions and feelings. Whether you’re a patient, caregiver or family member, Cancer Support provides a safe haven to share, learn and lean on one another. Survivors are welcome!

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Saturday at 1 p.m.
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CARD MINISTRY

Be a source of strength for First Baptist members by sending them get-well, sympathy and encouragement cards during their time of need.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st Saturday of the month (except January, May, August, October & December)
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CHRISTIAN BUSINESS

Anyone interested in learning to apply biblical principles to entrepreneurial pursuits are invited to join this ministry for networking purposes and to discover business opportunities.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Friday at 7 p.m.
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COMBINED CHOIR

The Combined Choir is a combination of all of the First Baptist choirs. This choir unites to sing a wide array of music — from traditional hymns to contemporary gospel.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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CONNECTIONS (NEW MEMBERS)

“Get Connected, Be Connected, Stay Connected!” Connections assist our new members’ classes and help them get acclimated with the church through structured follow-ups and fellowships.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
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CRISIS CARE MINISTRY

When times of crisis arise, the Crisis Care Ministry serves members by helping to diffuse the situation. Trained professionals work within this ministry.

MEETING DATE/TIME: See Activities of the Week
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DEAF MINISTRY

The Deaf Ministry helps interpret all worship services and special events for the deaf and hard of hearing using American Sign Language. If you are skilled in signing, then you can make a difference at First Baptist.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NETWORK

Men, women and children who find their lives shattered by domestic violence can receive help during this difficult time. If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll receive referrals to emergency shelters. Assistance is also given to those making their way through the justice system.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st Saturday at 10 a.m.
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DRAMA MINISTRY

This ministry portrays biblical truths through plays and dramatic presentations. Theater is used as a tool to save, heal, deliver and minister the principles of God's word to believers and unbelievers.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. & Saturdays at 4 p.m.
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EDUCATION MINISTRY

Workshops and programs such as tutoring and college symposiums are designed to promote the spiritual growth and development of those in the church and also in the broader community (especially the youth). The ministry also provides college scholarships to FBCG members ages 22 and under who are pursuing undergraduate degrees.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Every 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY

Connecting the unemployed with jobs and potential employers, the Employment Ministry provides job listings and also assists members with professional and spiritual assistance.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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EPISTLES MINISTRY

Through letters, you can use your gift of writing to share God’s love to those in need of encouragement.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
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EVANGELISM MINISTRY

Do you have a desire to share the gospel with those who are not saved? This ministry teaches effective strategies on how to lead someone to Christ, whether as an altar counselor or by reaching those outside the church walls. Ministry members also nurture new believers by helping them reach spiritual maturity.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Mondays 7 p.m. (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.)
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FELLOWSHIP CHORALE

Members of all ages are welcome to sing traditional gospel music, hymns and spirituals.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st and 2nd Monday at 7 p.m.
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FITNESS MINISTRY

Join this ministry and become physically fit through exercise, training and nutrition classes so you can properly take care of the temple that God has entrusted to you.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
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FLOWER MINISTRY

Help beautify events by adding flowers throughout the church for services, programs and special events at both the Worship and Ministry centers.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Every three months on the 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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FRIENDLY VISITORS

Seniors play an integral part in the FBCG ministry. To make help make them feel honored and respected, our Friendly Visitors Ministry visits and calls senior members at their homes, nursing/assisted living facility or at a mutual location. We also offer encouragement and aid by suggesting resources within the FBCG community or outsource to other social services.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Saturday
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HEALING TRANSITIONS AND BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

This ministry gives hope to those suffering from serious or terminal illness, or grieving the loss of a loved one. Members are trained in the areas of prayer, healing and grief support.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Saturday at 9 a.m.
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HEALTH MINISTRY

Educational workshops, health expos and free health screenings bridge the gap between physical and spiritual health.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

Set the tone for an unforgettable worship experience by creating a hospitable atmosphere when greeting members and guests at services. This ministry also prepares meals and refreshments at special events for FBCG members and guests.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Saturday at 4 p.m.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Computer knowledge is essential to the church, just as it is with any organization. Use your computer skills to support other ministries within the church and train others who want to improve their skills.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
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INSPIRATIONAL CHOIR

This choir ministers comfort to the bereaved during homegoing celebration services.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st and 2nd Thursday at 11 a.m.
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LEGAL MINISTRY

The Legal Ministry offers Christian mediation as a means of conflict resolution and godly counsel to those with legal or legal-related issues.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 4th Thursday at 7 p.m.
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LIFE BUILDERS MINISTRY

Spiritual and emotional encouragement is offered to help people move forward. Life Builders also hosts “Saturday Night Live.” SNL is a monthly event where trained “encouragement coaches” offer biblical guidance as people process God’s Word in their life in a large group setting.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
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LITURGICAL DANCE MINISTRY

Join members, ages 5 and up, as they participate in this Christian expression of prayer, praise and worship through the art of dance.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
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MAGAZINE MINISTRY

Vision, our bimonthly publication, keeps the congregation connected and informed about activities and events happening at First Baptist. The magazine is also a resource to share testimonies and spotlight outstanding service of our members. If you are skilled at writing, layout or proofreading, you may be interested in this ministry.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Thursday at 7p.m.
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MEDIA CENTER MINISTRY

The Media Center team helps First Baptist members and guests find the right Bible, sermon, book, music and other inspirational items while shopping in our Media Center. Volunteers are needed at both campuses.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Quarterly on Fridays at 7 p.m.
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PASTOR’S AID MINISTRY

The Pastor’s Aid Ministry supports Pastor Jenkins, First Lady Trina and their family with special events and other needs. They also provide comfort, prayer, support and love to retired pastors, as well as their widows.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Monday following Communion service
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PHOTOGRAPHY MINISTRY

The great work being done at FBCG is captured by the Photography Ministry. Whether you’re a novice or professional photographer, use your talents to showcase First Baptist’s pulse and essence through photographs displayed throughout both campuses and in publications.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday at 7 p.m.
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POLITICAL INFORMATION NETWORK

Stay on top of current issues that affect the religious community and general public. The Political Information Network provides pertinent information to the FBCG church community on local, state, federal and international issues.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 4th Saturday at 9 a.m.
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SAFETY AND TRAFFIC CONTROL MINISTRY (formerly Security)

Providing a safe and secure worship environment is a top priority to ensure that First Baptist members and guests can fully enjoy the worship experience. Ministry members monitor what is happening inside and outside of the church.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 2nd Monday at 7 p.m.
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SPANISH MINISTRY

¿Hablo español? Si es así, ayudar a compartir el evangelio a nuestros amigos que hablan español interpretando FBCG servicios de adoración. Los voluntarios también traducir literatura iglesia bajo petición.

(Translation: ¿Hablo español? If so, then help share the gospel to our Spanish-speaking friends by interpreting FBCG worship services. Volunteers also translate church literature upon request.)

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.
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SPORTS MINISTRY

Organized intramural sports such as AAU basketball, co-ed softball and bowling promote physical fitness while fostering sportsmanship in a godly atmosphere.

MEETING DATE/TIME: See Activities of the Week
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SUNDAY SCHOOL

Adults can explore the Word of God deeper by attending Sunday School.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Sundays at 10 a.m. & noon – Worship Center; 4:30 p.m. – Ministry Center EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

TRACT MINISTRY

Tracts share the Good News of Jesus Christ in a short, easy-to-understand format, making them an excellent evangelism tool. Volunteers in this ministry obtain and distribute tracts throughout the community.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Friday at 7 p.m.
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TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY

Be a blessing to those who are without regular transportation. Using First Baptist’s vans, this ministry provides a wide range of transportation services to members, including ministry outreach needs, Metro pickups/drop offs and senior citizen support.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.
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TURNING POINT

This ministry offers a safe, healthy environment to help individuals overcome life-controlling problems, such as substance abuse, anger, addictions, etc., in a small group setting. Turning Point also has separate classes for adults and youths ages 13-17.
 
MEETING DATE/TIME: Thursdays at 7 p.m.
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TUTORING MINISTRY

Use your knowledge to help students and adults strengthen their academic skills. Become a spiritual guide by helping students learn accountability to God and their parents.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Mondays at 5:30 p.m. (September through May)
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UNITED VOICES

United Voices lift up the name of Jesus, predominantly through contemporary gospel. 

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st and 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m. 
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USHER BOARD

Serve First Baptist members and guests by seating them and making them feel welcome.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Senior Ushers (ages 23 and older) – 3rd Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Every July, Vacation Bible School teaches the Word of God in a nurturing environment that encourages learning in a number of creative ways for children and adults. Registration occurs from April to June.

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