-We feel our missionaries are an intricate part of Island Baptist Church’s ministries. They are fulfilling the part of Matthew 28:19-20 that we cannot do. With God’s lead, our prayers and financial support help them to share the “Good News” and bring glory to Him.
“We Love Our Seniors” Ministry
-This is a ministry that was started to care for the elderly and all those in the nursing homes and rehabs who need to know that others really love and care for them. We have involved our church body by placing a container in the fellowship hall for anyone wanting to help, but can’t go. We ask for them to bring snacks for the residents. Others can be our prayer warriors. We visit 3-4 nursing homes down south on the first Thursday of each month, and the third Thursday we go north to two or three homes. On the fourth Thursday we take our “local” widows and widowers out to lunch. We also try to make home visits if one of our own church members are shut in.
-We practice every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. We are a very close group that helps and encourages each other, both musically and spiritually. As our leader says, “Without the members of our choir, and their faithfulness and dedication, we would not have a choir, and I am so thankful for them”. We are so very thankful for our leader, Ruth Shrieves, and her dedication as well.
-Our praise team consists of normal, everyday people, that have a desire to praise the Lord through song, and to also lead our congregation on a weekly basis to worship the Lord with us. We none are perfect, but God does not expect perfection. He just asks for our best. And that is exactly what we do. We pray that God will use us to draw others closer to Him.
Youth Group (grades 6-12)
-We meet each Wednesday evening at 7:00 to study God’s word and encourage each other- and we eat and play games too! We are an active group within our church and participate in several outreach ministries throughout the year.
-We strive to enhance the worship service the best that we can. We provide wireless headphones for those who have a harder time hearing, so that they don’t miss a single thing during our services. We also record our services to CD, duplicate them, and mail them out to those who are unable to attend our services. New to our media and radio ministry, we are now able to live stream our Sunday Morning worship service on Facebook Live! Check out our Audio and Social Media page for more information!