The Ministries at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
At Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Battle Creek, our ministries are an integral part of our church. Striving to connect and serve our members, they are independent branches all working towards the same shared goal: Saving Souls and Changing Lives. Offering a range of ministries that aim to address the needs – and interests – of all of our congregants, we are confident that anyone seeking fulfillment will find an abundance of opportunities for enrichment, fellowship, and joy within our ministries.
Christian Education Ministry
The Christian Education Ministry includes Sunday School, Christian Essentials (new members class), Bible Study, and Vacation Bible School. It is our goal to Biblically educate our church family and to help promote the Mission and Vision of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
The Clothing Ministry at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church offers free clothing to men, women and children. We are located on the upper level, Room 20. Our hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00a.m. until 1:00 p.m. “Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.” Psalm 118:26
The Dance Ministry is a life giving expression of worship through movement. We praise God in movement and dance. This ministry is open to all-adults and youth. “Praise Him with the timbrel and dance.” Psalms 150:4
The first duty of the Deacons is to support the Pastor. Deacons are an example of compassion and stewardship. We are available to the congregation to take aid with some of the physical needs, prayer, hospital visits, crisis and some outreach services to help free up the pastor, so he can focus on teaching and preaching. As Deacons we serve our community by mentoring in local schools, homeless shelters, Nursing Homes and many other areas.
Family Support Network (FSN)
Family Support Network (FSN) Ministry-is established to acclimate all new members into the Macedonia family. A mentorship is formed between the FSN member and the new member for six months to encourage their attendance to the new member’s class called Christian Essentials, Bible Study, Sunday School, and all Macedonia activities on a weekly basis, for Christian growth.
This team oversees all financial activities of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. The members of this ministry carefully plan, direct, and coordinate the financial activities in such a way as to fulfill the mission of the church.
Our focus is to equip our bodies and minds for a healthy worship experience. We seek to promote a continuum of health (spiritual, emotional, and physical) and wholeness. We hope you will join us, we meet every Monday 3:00 p.m. “Beloved, I wish above all things that you mayest prosper and be in health, even as they soul prospereth.” III John 2
The goal of the Hospitality Ministry at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is to create an environment of gracious hospitality to all who enter our doors. Hospitality members meet and greet all who enter Macedonia to set the tone for a profitable worship experience. The members are charged with presenting the welcoming spirit and love of Christ. We welcome members to our ministry. “Whoever receives you, receives me.” Matthew 10:40
Food opens up the door for conversation in a relaxed atmosphere that allows us to exhibit God’s love. This ministry helps with all activities and events related to feeding the congregants, including but not limited to Sunday morning refreshments, church events, funerals and other gatherings.
The Media Ministry at Macedonia is dedicated to supplying audio and visual services for all services and events. Our services include live streaming service, radio broadcast, locally televised program, large screens, photography, website, and social media. We aim to enhance the worship experience, communicating with the congregation, and extending the congregation beyond the walls of the church. CDs and DVDs of all services are available.
The Men’s Ministry is a fellowship of men who seek to become stronger men of God. This ministry provides opportunities for men to grow into a solid life of faith and discipleship through prayer, fellowship, bible study and service. The ministry meets monthly on the third Thursday at 6 p.m. We welcome all men to join us.
The Music Ministry at Macedonia consists of many individuals who love the Lord and desire to praise him through song and music. Our Music Ministry includes a Mass Choir and a Praise Team. The Choir is open to all teenagers and adults who want to praise God through singing. The ministry meets weekly at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday’s.
This scholarship was established in the year 2000, in memory of Macedonia’s first pastor, Reverend Earl F. Young and his predecessor, Reverend William Young Jr. The scholarship is in collaboration with the Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCF), who administers the funds. To receive more information about the scholarship, as well as eligibility requirements, you may call the Macedonia Church at 269.964.0015 ext.10, or you may also visit the BCCF web site at www.bccfoundation.org
The Transportation Ministry provides a means of transportation for all who are in need to come to worship in God’s House. We dedicate ourselves to the advancement of Kingdom of God by providing a safe and convenient way for members and non-members to attend various church services and functions. If you need transportation to one of our services, please call 269-964-0015 ext. 10.
The Trustee’s at Macedonia serve with Christ as our example, and His ministry as our model, we understand that the nature of our ministry is SERVICE, the motive of our ministry is LOVE, the measure of our ministry is SACRIFICE and the purpose of our ministry is to GLORIFY GOD. Serving in unity, we embrace the vision of the church and support the work of the Pastor in the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ.
The Usher Ministry at Macedonia includes Adult and Junior Users. Our role as Ushers is to greet and seat worshippers as they enter into the sanctuary. We are the watch keepers of the service attending to the needs of the congregation. Our role is significant because we give worshippers the first impression of our church, we can be a friend to a new person smiling, greeting and making them feel at ease. We welcome those interested in serving to join us. “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God that dwell in the tents of the wicked.” Psalm 84:10
The Women’s Ministry is open to all women that are members of Macedonia that support the church mission and attend Sunday School, Worship Service and Bible Study. The purpose of the Women’s Ministry is to serve the various needs of the women and youth of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and in the community. We meet every third Monday at 6:00 p.m.
The Youth Ministry is focused on providing a fundamental understanding of the Bible and practical application of Biblical principles to everyday life. A variety of methods are used to provide support for our youth: Sunday School, Bible Study, Youth Church, Vacation Bible School and community fellowship activities. We will equip our youth with the tools needed to be light and salt in their classrooms, in sports, and everywhere they go. The mission and vision of the church are integral to the development of our youth.