Spiritual Encouragement

Spiritual Encouragement

The Bible is filled with truths on dealing with anger, unforgiveness, grief, addictions, relational, spiritual and mental health issues. If you find yourself challenged in one of these areas, First Baptist Church of Glenarden offers a number of ministries to help make you complete and whole as the Lord intended.

 DISCLAIMER: The information included on this site is for spiritual edification only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Should you seek the spiritual counsel and/or encouragement from the following ministries, please note that the advice of lay leaders is NOT intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. The counselor is not a psychotherapist or a physician, nor is s/he trained in diagnosing psychological or medical conditions. We strongly encourage you to talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.



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. 

HTB MEMBERS MEETING DATE/TIME: 3rd Saturday at 9 a.m. (MC)
PRAYER/TRANSITIONS SUPPORT:Email for appointment. 
GRIEF SUPPORT:Adults, Mondays 7–9 p.m. (MC); Children, Sundays noon service (WC)


Encouragement Coaching


The Life Builders Ministry offers spiritual, emotional and personal encouragement to individuals by helping them apply biblical principles to their everyday life situations. This occurs during one-on-one sessions with trained encouragement coaches. In addition, "Saturday Night Live" (SNL), a proactive event held several times throughout the year, allows a person to process God's Word in their life in a group setting.

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


For marital counseling, please call the church at 301-773-3600 to schedule an appointment with our Couples Ministry director and assistant director, Ministers Skip & Beverly Little. Please note that due to the church size, this service is only available to First Baptist Church of Glenarden members.

Sexual Addiction – SAMSON’S DILEMMA
Men learn how to put proper boundaries in place in order to free them from sexual temptation. Through this small-group study, Samson’s Dilemma teaches men how to be victorious against Satan.

MEETING DATE/TIME: Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Life-controlling Problems


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.


Sexual Abuse


If you’ve been sexually abused, Tamar provides spiritual healing through a peaceful environment. Women learn to trust one another and to be open about their past experiences.

MEETING DATE/TIME: 1st Saturday at 10 a.m. & 3rd Friday at 7 p.m.




Throughout our lifetimes, we all go through highs and lows in the cycle of life. Our Spiritual Cares team is trained to provide biblical counseling in the areas of marital and family relations, parenting, grief, anger and unforgiveness, as well as spiritual discouragement.

If you are experiencing challenges and need to speak with someone, please call the church at 301-773-3600 to schedule an appointment with a member of our Spiritual Cares team. Please note that due to the church size, this service is only available to First Baptist Church of Glenarden members in good standing who are active in a ministry, regularly attend Bible study, participate in The Institutes and tithe.