Find Your Mission
God has created and called every Christian to be on mission for Him, to use your unique abilities and opportunities to share His love and help others find life in Christ. St. Andrews offers you many opportunities to follow your passion and find your mission.
GED Preparation Class
Many people in our community did not have the opportunity to complete their high school education. Wanting to help our neighbors realize more of their potential and better their lives, SABC offers a free GED preparation class to give men and women proficiency in the skills they need to pass the state GED exam. Volunteers assist our lead teachers, tutor students, and offer encouragement. The class meets Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Contact Margaret Walker (345-1947) to join this life-changing ministry.
The people of SABC have focused many of our international missions efforts on the nation of Honduras. Each January, a group of SABC members join Christians from several other churches to travel to Honduras to offer medical, dental, pharmaceutical, veterinary, and optical ministries, to build needed resources for local churches and homes, to distribute food, clothing and shoes to families in need, to lead Vacation Bible School with area children, to make faith-sharing visits in the village and surrounding area, and to lead nightly worship services that call people to faith in Christ and connect them to area churches. The trip usually takes place the third week of January.
Preparing for the January Honduras Mission Trip is a year-round mission enterprise at SABC as members and friends package medicines, collect, organize and pack clothing and shoes, prepare and pack eyeglasses, pack medical supplies and all other resources needed to serve in remote locations. Scores of SABC members and friends prepare the way for the mission trip to work successfully.
In addition to the January trip, SABC people go to Honduras at various times throughout the year to offer medical services, support the work of a church-sponsored children’s home, and teach those preparing for ministry in the Bible Institute. Contact Sharon King, Minister of Congregational Development, (SharonMKing@standrewsbaptist.org) to learn more about serving as a short-term missionary in Honduras or working behind the scenes to support the team.
Many churches in Honduras have no musical instruments for worship. One-Way Guitars is a project started by Pastor Dee to refurbish guitars donated by friends in the United States and send them to Honduran churches that need them. Most guitars are transported by one of our Honduras Mission Teams. You can help by donating a guitar you no longer need or making a financial contribution to buy guitar strings, straps, tuners, cases and other supplies.
Committed to improving public education and the lives of students in our community, SABC has developed a strong supportive partnership with the school at our back door, H.B. Rhame Elementary School. Volunteers lead the church in gathering needed supplies, provide a back to school breakfast for teachers and staff, read to students, tutor students, and provide gifts of encouragement for teachers and staff. Contact Sharon King, Minister of Congregational Development (SharonMKing@standrewsbaptist.org), to join our school ministry team.
Vacation Bible School and Christian Teams Improving Basketball Camp
Each summer SABC gathers children from our church and community to share a week of faith-building and exercise through our Vacation Bible School and Christian Teams Improving Basketball Camp. Children learn about God through worship, Bible study, music, and crafts in the morning, then practice basketball skills, play games and learn character lessons through CTI in the afternoon. Call the church office (798-7325) to find your place in this exciting week of ministry to children in our church and community.
Some of the people who founded SABC and have served God faithfully here for so many years have reached the stage of life at which they can no longer leave their homes to attend worship. Our Eldercare Ministry brings the life of the church to these senior saints in their homes through regularly scheduled visits. This vital ministry lets these members know they are loved and included in the life of God’s family at SABC. Ella Mae Till, our Eldercare Coordinator, (772-3910) would be happy to talk to you about joining this caring ministry.
When families lose a loved one, a group of SABC volunteers provide a meal for the family, usually just before or after the funeral service. “Loving Service,” as this ministry is called, gives families an opportunity to share family time together and to feel the loving support of the church family. Contact Garland Timmerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to become a part of our ministries to bereaved families.
The work of our support staff is multiplied by SABC volunteers who serve a few hours each week or during our busiest times of the year. Volunteers do everything from answering the telephone and greeting office visitors to preparing bulletins for Sunday worship, preparing materials for community events, and care packages for college students. Contact Deborah Mitchell, Ministry Assistant (DMitchell@standrewsbaptist.org), to learn more or to join our team of office volunteers.
A group of SABC men build access ramps at the homes of people in our community and do other small projects to help our members and neighbors, especially those with changing health needs. Contact Dave Rogers (359-5564) to join our mission construction team.