A Place To Share Christ & Serve Others
Mount Ephraim offers all our members an opportunity to grow in Christian service by participating in a number of church ministries. The church supports a number of outreach programs that serve both the church, its members and the community.
Sharing your time, skills, and talents through service is a way to connect with other church members and directly contribute to the growth of Mount Ephraim.
Christian Education Ministry
The Board of Christian Education establishes programs and ministries that are an integral part of the church’s ministry and programs.
The Christian Education Ministry of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church edifies the Body of Christ (the Church) through the Holy Scriptures and available Christian educational resources and venues.
The Ministry will implement Christian media, programs, books, and study materials that will edify the members, unify the ministries, and inspire service within the Body of Christ.
Mathew 28:19-20 — … Go and make disciples of all the nations…teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you… NLT
The Men’s Ministry of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church seeks to lead men of all ages to refuge in Christ through Christ-centered relationships, vital relationships with each other, using their spiritual gifts to accomplish God’s will, and to mutually pursue authentic manhood.
The Ministry will aim to teach men through Christian educational programs (i.e. Sunday School and Bible Study) and materials to reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, establish faith, evangelize to the lost, and equip for service throughout the church, the community and the world.
Luke 9:23 – Then He said to them all, <color=red>“Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me.” NIV</color=red>
The Missionary Ministry of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church reaches out within the church and into the community to teach the word, feed the hungry, clothe the unclothed and provide hope for the hopeless. We support Mount Ephraim by providing up-reach (service to God), in-reach (service to the church), and out-reach (service to the community).
The Ministry will glorify the Lord in all we do by providing spiritual leadership, witnessing, and education, and encouraging individuals to accept Jesus Christ. We will lead by example in attending Worship Service, Sunday School and Bible Study. We will continually seek to be obedient to the Lord’s direction and guidance, and practice benevolence when and wherever needed.
Mark 16:15 – He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” NIV
SHARE Ministry (Self Help and Resource Exchange)
The SHARE Ministry at Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church is an external/internal benevolence that provides access to healthy, affordable food to everyone, building and strengthening volunteerism, and promoting outreach from the church to the community.
SHARE provides opportunities to strengthen outreach from within the church, working closely with the Missionary Ministry and the community, encouraging partnerships with local organizations.
2 Corinthian 9:10-11 – For God is the one Who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat…when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. NLT
The Women’s Ministry of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church encourages women of all ages to seek Christ, study God’s Word, become Disciples of Jesus Christ, and to fellowship with each other in fun, safe, Christian environments and venues in and outside the Church.
We will encourage women of all ages to use their spiritual SMARTS: strive to be Spiritual, Mature, Able, Responsible, Teachable and Sensitive woman, sharing God’s Truths that work in today’s world.
Titus 2: 3-5 — Teach the older women to live in a way that honors God…they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women… NLT
Youth/Young Adult Ministry
The Youth/Young Adult Ministry of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church establishes a foundation for building Christian character and acts as the voice and hand that encourages youth to change their lives to make a positive impact in the world.
The Ministry responds to the social and spiritual needs of the youth within our church and community by providing and supporting relative Christian educational and social programs, activities and events in and outside the Church.
Psalm 71:17 – Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare Your marvelous deeds. NIV
In Reach Ministries
The Hospitality Ministry of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church promotes goodwill, comfort and generosity to all those visiting the church for service or church functions. The ministry assists the Culinary Ministry in various preparations for church-related functions.
The Ministry will exhibit a passion for God, a passion to serve and a passion for people who attend or visit our church, by becoming more creative and innovative in meeting the comfort and needs, and creating a welcoming atmosphere for the congregation and visiting guests. Members will diligently seek spiritual growth through attendance at Worship Service, Sunday School and Bible study.
Hebrews 13:2 – Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
The Love Ministry of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church generates, promotes and supports the special needs of the Pastor by contributing to his spiritual, moral, physical and financial needs, whenever and wherever possible.
The Ministry strives to see that the many needs of the under shepherd of God, our Pastor, are supplied with acts of kindness and financial support through love; always mindful of the importance of his overall well-being as he reaches each victory for our Lord and Master.
Colossians 3:12-14…clothe yourselves with tender-hearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience; …forgive anyone who offends you…Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
The Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church Trustee Ministry, under the leadership and charge of the Pastor, are faithful stewards in the execution and management of the business and financial matters of the church; supervise and direct the internal and custodial affairs of the church; and, are faithful servants at home and abroad, seeking spiritual growth through Christian education programs and venues (i.e. Sunday School and Bible Study).
The Ministry will strive to work harmoniously with the Pastor, responding to God’s call in supervising and maintaining all property belonging to God and the congregation, so that the church can be effective within the community and abroad.
1 Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be.
The Scholarship Ministry of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church embraces the mission of the church by providing those who are college-bound and active members, an incentive to strive for higher education; enriches the quality of their lives through educational experiences, thus reaching their full potential. Members of the ministry are encouraged to attend and support Christian educational programs, Sunday School and Bible study, furthering fellowship and outreach.
The Ministry provides scholarships to help eradicate some of the financial burdens encumbered upon those members seeking higher education. Funding for the scholarships are generated from the church, donations and fund-raising events.
Phil: 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, Who gives me strength. NLT