"...Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God” (Luke 18:16)
is to promote, through age-appropriate Bible teaching and training, the spiritual, emotional, and social growth of children. The Ministry supports and works with parents to create a nurturing environment conducive to spiritual and social development of children. The members of the Ministry pursue the following goals:Lead and guide the children to the Lord Jesus-Christ by:· Instilling in them the love for the word of God· Teaching them to love God with all their hearts, souls and thoughts· Guiding them in the knowledge and practice of biblical principlesFoster the children’s social development through different activities, such as:· Children’s Weekend bible study· Bowling Events· (2nd and 3rd) Sunday worship services · Vacation Bible School
Children MinistryStaff members
The purpose of youth ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Congregation is to fulfill the congregation's vision by developing Christ-like character in its youth. The ministry aims to guide young individuals in becoming leaders on their spiritual journey through a range of activities organized on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Some of these activities include:Weekly Bible Study Every Friday nightLed by our Youth Pastor, Fred RomainTime: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monthly Fellowship for Youths Every 3rd Sunday
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monthly Birthday Celebration or Movie Night
Every fourth Friday
Held in July
Annual Youth Ministry Anniversary Celebration
Held in March
Annual Youth Ministry Valentine’s Day Celebration
Held in February
Annual Youth Ministry Christmas Celebration
Held in December
The primary goal of the Young Adult Ministry is to promote the spiritual and personal growth of the young adults of the Church. Most of the members of this Ministry are in a delicate phase in their life, where they have to make crucial decisions about marriage and career. The Ministry aims at helping them keep a biblical perspective while they are pondering those decisions.The Young Adult Ministry organizes regular meetings on Sunday afternoons of each month. They also have an annual retreat and other regular activities.
The mission of the Men Ministry is to disciple men into becoming men of God and go forth to serve Christ as Christian husbands, fathers, and pillars of the Church. Its goal is to provide biblical teaching to men so they can develop godly character, to equip them with biblical instructions so they can lead their family in the Lord, and to encourage them to bind with other men in fellowship and prayer.
The Ministry core members organize various activities to realize their mission. They have a monthly prayer service, an annual conference, and an annual retreat.
The annual retreat gives the men of the Church the opportunity to spend time, apart from families and responsibilities, devoted to learning, fellowship, and training. From these retreats, they return to their families refreshed, encouraged, and motivated to live for the Lord, to help one another, and to influence the world around them.
The Women Ministry, with its famous logo WOC WAC (Women of Character, Wisdom, and Conviction), aims at creating a Christian environment that promotes spiritual growth of every woman of the Church in her walk and relationship with the Lord, and emotional growth in her relationship with her husband, her children, and the Christian community.
To fulfill its mission, the Ministry organizes various activities, such as:
Monthly prayer meeting, which happens every third Saturday of the month, motivates the TBC women to remain close to the Lord and, at the same time, support each other by sharing a moment of prayer.
Prayer chain meeting, which promotes the use of the telephone in a way worthy of godly servants, creates spiritual connection and strengthens the fellowship among the Church sisters. Each sister has a prayer partner with whom she prays on a daily or weekly basis.
Annual retreat, conferences, and workshops, which cover well-chosen spiritual themes and topics, bring enrichment to the roles of TBC women as spouses, mothers, and sisters.
The Staff of the Ministry also provides assistance, visits, and support to all TBC members or families facing illness, death, birth, hospitalization, and moral and financial hardship.
The mission of the Ushering Ministry is to facilitate an atmosphere of worship that reflects the holiness and awesome character of God, by inspiring and maintaining an environment of discipline, and by ministering to God’s people.
The members of the Ushering Ministry assure order in all TBC services. From welcoming people at the door to seating them properly, the ushers are always there to assist in all aspects of the services.
The Social Action Ministry (SAM) oversees the organization of all events and activities in the Church. SAM plays a key role in planning and putting together member-wide activities, such as staff fellowship, family outing, Easter services, and TBC Anniversary. In addition, SAM plays a support role in the activities organized by the other ministries, such as couple’s banquet, Youth Ministry Anniversary, Men’s conference, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day celebrations, etc.
The members of this Ministry create and maintain a joyful and inspiring atmosphere in all TBC gatherings. Their attention to details in all aspects of the activities, whether decorating, cooking, or entertaining, reflects a genuine pursuit of excellence. They are always the first to be there, and the last to leave. In TBC events, while everybody is enjoying a good time, SAM members are working hard to make sure that everything goes on as planned.
The spiritual well-being and emotional health of the family depend greatly on the level of the spiritual and emotional maturity of the couple. This simple realization explains the motivation of the Couple Ministry to offer the TBC couples a yearlong calendar filled with events that correspond to their needs for training, relaxation, and intimacy.The annual program of the Ministry features:The Valentine’s Day Banquet. This annual rendezvous of the couples of the congregation, very elegant and romantic, is also one of relaxation and great humor. It is an evening bright with colors and rich in jubilations, livened with songs, poetry, laughter, and skits. The evening usually closes with a remark by one of our Pastors or the guest of honor.The annual retreat or conference.This is another great annual rendezvous where the couples meet to discuss topics pertaining to the everyday marital life and to exchange their ideas and experiences through a biblical perspective.Mini-Lunches on Sundays. This is a joyous and brotherly moment where the Ministry committee, around a meal “agape”, welcomes new couples of the congregation, in order to make better acquaintances.Home visits. The Ministry core members conduct about four of them each month, depending on the needs of the couples. They represent opportunities for the Ministry leaders to spend fellowship and prayer time with couples and to reach out to the new couples and families of the Church.