New Piney Grove offers many opportunities and avenues for members to serve.
Our church is blessed to have a strong Christian Education ministry. We place a strong emphasis on the value of Christian Education. Each teacher in Christian Education spends time preparing the lesson by reviewing it before class and seeking wisdom from God in prayer. The lessons are structured such that new and veteran Christians alike will get something out of the lesson.
Provide opportunities for Disciples of Christ to grow in their understanding of the word of God while equipping them to bear much fruit by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Our Christian Education (Discipleship Training) is a nurturing experience in which we all will grow and develop our spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. It is our intent to build positive character traits, spiritual strength, and healthy relationships. First things first, back to the basics through Sunday morning and Wednesday night Faith Development Classes.
...I believe that if I had to define one core value that was at the heart of our church it would be teaching. I believe we love because the Bible teaches us to love. I preach because the Bible commands me to teach. We are unified because the Bible teaches unity. We believe in tithing because the Bible teaches us to give. We endeavor to live holy because (you guessed it), the Bible teaches us to live holy. I see teaching as the heart and soul of everything we do at the ''Grove'', from the songs the choir sings to the service our ushers/hospitality ministry renders for our visitors. It is more than something we do; it is who we are. – Pastor Dave
Sunday Faith Development - Sunday Bible Training is in session every Sunday at 8:30am. Our classes are divided by age groups, so there is something for the entire family. Each Sunday School class uses the same lesson, and the lesson is geared towards the age group.
Wednesday Faith Development - Bible Study is held every Wednesday Night at 7pm. Before Bible Study, we have praise and worship and prayer at 6:30pm to prepare our hearts for the Word. Our Bible Study classes are divided by age groups, and some age groups are divided by gender as well to fully minister to the particular student groups.
The Evangelism/Outreach Ministry at New Piney Grove Baptist Church is committed to doing GOD’s will as stated in Matthew 28:18-20, what we call the Great Commission.
We do this by Evangelizing in Church and to the public (through our Door To Door Ministry) and to the incarcerated (through our Men's and Women's Prison Ministry) and to the poor/needy (through our Storehouse/Food Bank Ministry) preaching and teaching the Gospel Of Jesus Christ.
The Hospitality Ministry should be comprised of committed members who are friendly and who are concerned and sensitive to the needs of others. The Hospitality Ministry's goal of New Piney Grove Baptist Church is to be ambassadors for Christ to ensure that all those whom God send to join us for Sunday worship are welcomed. We realize that hospitality is a spiritual discipline that starts by welcoming God into our lives and ministry. We must first learn to welcome God in our worship and thus are able to be receptive to others and extend our welcome to the glory of God. The Hospitality Ministry understands that a smile and a warm hello are vital ingredients to ensure that both visitors and membership feel comfortable and accepted.
To bring glory and honor to God by creating an atmosphere of love wherein first-time visitors, guests and members of New Piney Grove Church will feel comfortable and accepted in the fellowship; by providing a warm spirit of Christian friendliness to all attendees so that each person will feel genuine Christian affection; and by doing whatever is necessary to enhance the worship experience for first-time visitors and guests. Our goal is to demonstrate God's love in the beauty of holiness and to let all those who attend know that they are welcomed, not only to New Piney Grove, but also to God's House.
1 Peter 4:9 (KJV)
Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
1 Peter 5:14 (KJV)
Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Romans 12:9-13 (KJV)
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
To win, build, and grow men in their relationship with JESUS CHRIST
Through the empowerment and direction of the Holy Ghost, to present the message of Christ, share our testimonies, provide hope for the future, produce inmate witnesses that will lead inmates to receive salvation, seek regeneration, and accept total restoration.
Why must believers be concerned about prison ministry? Because… Prison ministry has a direct Scriptural mandate (Matthew 25:31-40). Throughout the Bible are examples, descriptions, and commandments about prisons, prisoners, bondage, captivity, and slavery. The Bible mentions prison, prisoners, or imprisonment more than 130 times. We should follow the example Christ set by ministering to prisoners.
The spiritual goals of jail and prison ministry may include one, some, or all of the following:
Spiritual growth through friendship. Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (GW)
Two people are better than one because together they have a good reward for their hard work.
“Merea” is a Hebrew term that means “young friend.” A merea is a woman who welcomes the insight and knowledge of a more mature woman. She desires to develop certain skills and/or strength for her personal, spiritual journey. She is looking for a woman who has dealt with the struggles she now faces.
The mission of the Senior Saints Ministry at New Piney Grove Baptist Church shall be to provide the opportunity for members 55 years and older to continue to be involved in service and support the church. We shall provide Christian growth through vigorous increased participation in all church activities. This will allow seniors to stay active servants for God. Some activities seniors will be involved in are:
The purpose of the Senior Saints Ministry is to offer wholesome Christian fellowship to enhance and encourage spiritual, moral and physical growth to our seniors.
Titus 2:2-3 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
2 Older men are to be level headed, worthy of respect, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance. 3 In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good,
Moving one’s body rhythmically in honor of God’s awesome worth! It is our attempt to well-please the Lord with sincere activity that glorifies Him.
Praise dance is a set of choreographed and well-rehearsed movements specifically designed to applaud God’s holiness and open the hearts of those who view and participate in this particular service.
Set the stage for God to unleash His power to save, restore, heal, and draw hearts to Him. Other goals include:
Psalm 96:8-9 (NLT)
8 Give to the Lord the glory he deserves!
Bring your offering and come into his courts.
9 Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor.
Let all the earth tremble before him.
To support God’s ministry by lovingly ministering spiritually and physically to those members who have been confined to a hospital stay and to provide necessary assistance in the home upon the member''s dismissal from the hospital.
To reach out to those incapacitated for whatever reason and give them refreshed hope in Christ. This Women’s Ministry reaches out to the sick (physically or spiritually) as well as to the hungry and lost in an effort to show love, concern and compassion. Our primary concern is for the church family of New Piney Grove but often God leads us beyond that “family wall.”
Romans 12:10-13 (KJV)
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
The New Piney Grove Baptist Church Youth Ministry exists to introduce youth to Christ, help them to build a personal relationship with Him, and equip them to endure in a hostile world by fostering a biblical world view.
It is our mission to lead children to Christ as early as possible. With programs like the Youth New Members class we are able to assist the youth as they grow in their walk with Christ. By providing opportunities to serve publicly and through positive reinforcement like Youth to Youth Challenges and the Commitment to Purity Ring Ceremony we endeavor to instill in our children a solid foundation that will allow them to maintain a biblical worldview as they transition from childhood to Young Adulthood.