We offer many ways for you to get involved in ministries at our church. Please take a look at the different ministry teams listed below. If you are interested in joining or would like to get more information about a ministry team, contact the phone number or email address provided.New Members/Prospects Team Ministry
Purpose - Visitors to our services who are prospects and return visitors cards during Sunday morning services will be visited as soon as possible. This will be done to emphasize our Christian love and concern and our desire to have them continue to participate in our fellowship. All other prospects will be visited in a timely manner in order to share Christ's love and encourage their attendance at SAB.
This team will serve as a bridge into the SAB fellowship, facilitating the involvement of new members into the church family as quickly and effectively as possible. New member orientation classes will be held as needed and will include an introduction to church staff, a discussion of the church's mission and history, and a tour of the facilities. Team members will participate in these classes as needed.
Contact: Leland Wilkins 341-2122
Hospital/Bereavement Team Ministry
Purpose - SAB Members and other in our circle of care will be visited regularly during hospitalization. Our goal is to ease the stress of the hospital stay by showing sensitive attention to needs in Christ's name, and by staying in touch with the patient and their family.
During times of bereavement when a person is terminally ill or when the church is notified of a death, selected members of this ministry team will be notified and activated for service. Church members who have lost a spouse, parent, brother, sister, or child will be contacted on a regular basis through the first death anniversary. The team member also will assist with arrangements for out-of-town family if needed.
The ministry team will communicate status and needs to the church staff and deacon body on a regular basis.
Contact: Patti Barks 364-7114
Homebound/Nursing Home Ministry Team
Purpose - Our members and their loved ones who are confined at home and in nursing homes have special needs that have not always been addressed in the past. The purpose of this team is to be aware of these members and their families in this category, to show attention to identified needs, and to keep in close touch with the individuals and their families for as long as needed.
Team members will provide Sunday School literature and lessons as requested, tapes of sermons and special music from our church services, and communion to those who request it. Special music presentations such as the men's or mixed quartet and caroling will also be scheduled.
Family Life Center Team Ministry
Purpose - This team will work with church staff to plan for activities in the FLC and will assist in all aspects of building operation and upkeep.
Specifically, the team will:
1. Ensure that a team member or other volunteer is present when the FLC is open for activities
2. Enforce rules and regulations as stated in the FLC Use Manual
3. Provide any necessary assistance in completing custodial tasks related to FLC operation
Contact: Charles Patterson 364-8735 or cep@homeintheOzarks.com
Special Services Team Ministry
Purpose - This team will work closely with church staff to provide planning for and assistance in all special church services and functions. This will involve the physical preparations for the following types of services: baptism, Christmas Eve Services, Hanging of the Greens, revivals, Baptist Men's and Women's days, deacon elections, homecoming celebrations, and so forth.
Contact: Diane Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ima Jean Feeler, email@example.com; Nelda Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Ministry Team
Purpose - The Missions Ministry Team has as its objective the promotion of missions education, and involvement in ministry projects. This team will consist of both men and women who are interested in, and committed to, missions education and involvement.
1. Educate the church of the general and specific needs of missions work, both at home and abroad, and keep the church our responsibilities in the area of home and international missions
2. Lead the church in mission project involvement in the Rolla, MO area.
3. Lead the church in "link-up" projects with other mission efforts, nationally and internationally
4. Establish ongoing relationships between the church and missionaries on the field
5. Develop and maintain an ongoing effort at bringing missions-related speakers and programs into our church
6. Lead the church in establishing and reaching missions offerings goals
7. Inform church members of opportunities and needs of both short and long-term missions involvement opportunities.
Contact: Tom Johnson 364-3094
Recreation Ministry Team
Purpose - The Recreation Team's primary purpose is to develop recreational approaches to outreach and ministry. A variety of events will be developed and conducted, which will utilize the interests and hobbies of those in our area in order to draw the unchurched into our fellowship, and a relationship with God.
Contact: Leon Reed 364-6697 or email@example.com
Technical Arts Ministry Team
Purpose - This team is in charge of designing and presenting visual slides for announcements, worship services and special services.
Sound Ministry Team
Purpose - The sound team is in charge of running the sound board during church services. They work with the praise team when they practice. They also help with sound for special events.
Contact: Darlene Patterson 364-8735
Helping Hand Ministry Team
Purpose - The purpose of this team will be to lend a hand to those in our church who have a personal need, i.e. widows, widowers, homeless children, single parenting etc. Needs may be met by supplying physical labor, providing friendship, making phone calls, referring those in need to the benevolent committee or counseling by pastor or other qualified person.
Contact: Dale Smallwood 364-4219
Evangelism Ministry Team
Purpose - The purpose of the Evangelism Ministry Team is to inspire greater effectiveness in and passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ by the people of Salem Avenue Baptist Church. We will do this by providing a forum where those who have the gift of evangelism may "fan that gift into flame" through mutual encouragement, and by training each member of our church to share the gospel in the way that best fits their personality and temperament.
The Evangelism team will lead the people of our church to share Jesus Christ in word and deed across the street and around the world. We hope that the evangelistic temperature of our church will be raised, and people will know the joy of leading people across the line of commitment and faith.
Shoe Closet Ministry Team
Purpose - The purpose is to minister to the disadvantaged in our community by supplying clean, restored shoes.
Contact: Sudie York 364-0286 or Missy Sorrell 364-0665