Shaw Heights Baptist Church
Operations Ministry is another vital ministry that falls under a call for stewardship. Mr. Nelson Bunton does a really good job of staying on top of the things that are necessary for our church campus to run smoothly and consistently. This team acts as good stewards of the campus God has placed within our responsibility.
Our music ministry is growing and is exciting. We feature a lot of different styles of music from traditional hymns to southern gospel to comtemporary to praise and worship. Our choir meets on Sunday evening at 5:00 pm for practice. Our music ministry truly sets the tone for our worship.
Our prayer ministry is a dynamic part of our church. It is an active ministry that constantly lifts up those who are sick and lost. We do this through a prayer chain and through the Upper Room. The Upper Room is a Prayer Chapel set up in our Sanctuary building for those who wish to come and pray anytime the building is open. Our Prayer chain is active everyday for immediate needs and concerns
Stewardship is a ministry that often gets overlooked. We realize that we are to be good stewards of the things and the talents we have been given. Mr. Don Christian and our finance team do a great job of being good stewards. A steward is a manager of the assets of the owner. We believe that God is the owner of it all and has placed a portion of His assets under our responsibility. Therefore we take seriously the Stewardship Ministry of our Church.
We have a heart for missions in our church. We give to missions through our Southern Baptist Convention by giving to the Cooperative Program, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Janie Chapman State Mission offering, and through individual support of other missionaries around the world. We also have several unique ministries such as our sewing ministry called Touching Hearts for Jesus. Many people within our church are involved in this dynamic ministry which sews blankets and bears for police officers to carry in case of shock for those involved in car crashes. We also minister in the hospital by making bears for children, neck pillows and regular pillows for adults, and blankets, smocked dresses, and gowns for premature babies that are too small for store bought clothes. We are also involved with the Seaman's Ministry in Charleston. Volunteers crochet hundreds of seaman's caps each year that go out from the port in Charleston with the message of Christ in their language. These ministries truly do touch hearts for Jesus. Touching Hearts for Jesus Sewing Ministry meets in the Fellowship Hall, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 1 pm - Open to ALL! Ms. Pat Wood is our director.
Our youth ministry is also a key focus of our church. We meet every Sunday Night in our youth building (The Annex) for Bible Study and fellowship. We plan many different activities throughout the year for our youth such as Youth Retreats, other fun activities, and missions projects.
The Children's ministry of our church is at the heart of our ministry. We have Sunday School, Children's sermons, Children's church (for both Sunday services), and Awana every Wednesday night throughout the school year. We plan other activities throughout the year for our children.
Education is a vital part of any church. We have trained teachers for all ages. We are committed to teaching the Bible and leading people to the truth of the scripture. We are teaching men and women, boys and girls about salvation in Christ Jesus.
Deacons are men who are spiritual leaders in the church. The men who serve on our deacon team truly have a heart for our church and for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to lost people. They are men who are genuinely concerned about the spiritual well being of our church.
Awana is one of the best children's programs for teaching children the Bible. Scripture memorization, scripture application, missions, and salvation in Jesus Christ are taught through Awana. Our children are excited about all that is Awana. The learning of the scripture, the game time, and the council time are truly wonderful opportunities for the children to come closer to Jesus. The adult leaders find they benefit also because they memorize scripture as they repeatedly help the children learn their scripture.
We believe that God has called us to feed the hungry. Matthew 25:35 says, "For I was hungered and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty and you gave me drink." As Christian people we are called to feed the hungry, to have compassion and to witness for the Lord Jesus. Through this ministry we are fulfilling the command of Christ. We have a food closet that feeds the people of our community. Our church is consistent in seeing that our food closet is stocked and we do everything possible to feed people physically and spiritually through our Food Closet Ministry. In this ministry we are committed to be the best stewards we can be.
Our Men's Ministry is led by Mr. John Davis, Jr. This ministry has been grounded in Bible Study and is branching out into prayer ministry and missions to our community.
Young at Heart is our ministry to individuals who are 50 and over. This group meets once a month for food and fellowship. It has been a tremendous blessing to our church. Each month we meet to fellowship together and do things that meet the needs of our Senior adults. We have Bible studies, fun times, and informational things that pertain to senior adults.