Christian Education Ministry
The Christian Education Ministry organizes, administers, and supervises the Christian education program of the church, and provides learning experiences for persons of all ages which will enable them to grow in their understanding of the gospel and how it relates to their lives. The ministry oversight includes Sunday School, Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, Black History Month Celebration, Financial Mentorship, Graduation Recognition & Baccalaureate Service, New Members Training, Church Library, Prayer Ministry, and seminars.
The Missionary Ministry aims to be Christ like, to be compassionate and helpful to others and to proclaim the Gospel in its fullness by (1) coordinating and providing support to community children (Back to School packs, winter coats, Christmas gifts, etc.); (2) providing cards and monetary gifts for our bereaved families; (3) conducting missional drives (Micah Community Meal, Blanket Giveaway, Clothes Closet, Thanksgiving Baskets, homeless shelters); and (4) visitation to the sick, convalescing.
Micah Ecumenical Ministries – SBC(NS)
Micah Ecumenical Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit collaboration of nine churches located in downtown Fredericksburg, VA responsible for coordinating church efforts to cultivate community and care for neighbors. Micah responds to God’s call to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). The SBC(NS) Outreach Ministry element of Micah coordinates the Church’s participation in Micah Ministry activities.
The Women’s Ministry purpose is to empower, strengthen and encourage women to serve Christ in the home, church and community. We educate women in a loving and supportive manner so that they will be met where they are in Christ. Women will be able to use their unique God-given talents to help other women grow spiritually, socially, and develop an intimate relationship with Jesus. Our goal is to increase the women’s participation in the ministry and in serving the Lord through fellowship, Bible study, and activities that glorify God.
The vision of the Youth Ministry is to provide a spiritual environment that enhances the Christian experiences of the youth of our church. The Youth Ministry is committed to empowering young people to live as Disciples of Christ through the study of God’s Word, worship, fellowship, and missions. We create a spiritual environment for them to learn of and experience God’s love, so they will acknowledge and seek Him more as they grow.
The Men’s Ministry mission is to involve the men in outreach to the saved and lost, to minister to men of the Church, and men of the community who may not be actively affiliated with a church and to engage men in accomplishing the stated Mission of the Church. It necessitates the services of dedicated Christian men and commitment, who voluntarily accept responsibility to support the Mission of the Church, by organizing as a team of men on one accord, identifying means, and executing actions to accomplish defined objectives for men of the Church.
The mission of this Ministry is to help the Pastor to promote spiritual dignity in the Church Service. This is done by providing comfort to the members and visitors of the church through promptness, courtesy, tact and unobtrusiveness. Ushers prepare the sanctuary for worship, serve as the first impression of the church to visitors, and keep order and help create a spirit of worship and friendliness in and about the church. In addition, Ushers ensure the sanctuary is in good order at the conclusion of worship services.
The Trustee Ministry is established to attend to the church's financial, physical, and legal affairs. The ministry (1) holds in trust all property belonging to the Church and takes necessary measures for its protection, management, and upkeep; (2) approves the use of the Church buildings; (3) buys, mortgages, leases, and/or transfers property, with the specific approval of the Church; and (4) secures the services of all paid Church employees.
The Diaconate is a body of ordained men and women who (1) assists the Pastor in caring for the spiritual interests of the Church, the administration of the ordinances, and the direction of all public worship services; (2) supply the Pulpit when the Office of Pastor is vacant; (3) interviews and recommends new candidates for membership; (4) makes regular visitations to the membership with special consideration given to the sick, needy, and distressed; and (5) supports the Church Clerk in the maintenance of the membership rolls.
The Stephen Ministry trains Stephen Ministers (caregivers) to show the love of Jesus Christ by providing confidential, Christian care and support for persons in the church and community (care receivers) in their times of need. Stephen Ministers meet with their care receivers weekly to minister through prayer, praise, personal contact, telecare, and active listening as we nurture them through Jesus Christ toward wholeness. The ministry provides bereavement support to the church and community through the Journeying through Grief series.
Barbara Carroll Community Outreach and Development Corporation
The Barbara Carroll Community Outreach and Development Corporation [BCCODC] (501c3) is a separate and independent entity organized in 2004 to serve the diverse needs of individuals in Planning District 16, which includes the City of Fredericksburg, and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties who require assistance in meeting their day-to-day needs. In partnership with the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, Barbara Carroll is a USDA-approved program.
Families and individuals in our community go without food due to a variety of factors in their lives such as unemployment, low income, family dynamics, illness, etc. As all of us are susceptible to hard times, Barbara Carroll Community Outreach and Development Corporation (BCCO&DC) is there to help.
The pantry is located on 210 Wolfe Street, Fredericksburg, VA next to the church’s parsonage for food distribution. Operating hours are 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month by appointment only. The agency contact number for the pantry coordinators (Gale and Douglas Jones) is 540-841-5106 and the mailing address is P.O. Box 102, Fredericksburg, VA 22404.
Members’ request for groceries should note any dietary restrictions (i.e., no pork, red meat, fish, nuts, etc.) and provide their name, address, telephone number and the number of family members to include children to their deacon or Gale Jones at (540-841-5106). This information is CONFIDENTIAL and required by the Food Bank for their records and will not be shared with anyone. Members may schedule one pantry visit per month. Members who meet USDA Eligibility Income Guidelines will qualify for greatly enhanced grocery boxes packed with USDA commodities.
The Health Ministry is organized to provide emergency, short-term intervention and care to a parishioner in a crisis situation who is suffering from an acute or chronic disorder during church service, and/or any other church activity necessitating immediate medical care until EMS arrives. The ministry coordinates CPR training, educates membership on acute and chronic medical conditions, oversees medical supplies for the church, and participates in health-related outreach programs.
The Security Ministry provides parishioners and guests a safe and secure worship service by ensuring adequate security monitoring/reporting, as well as enabling security personnel to be a visual deterrent. The ministry monitors and reports any suspicious activity to the proper church authorities and fire/law enforcement personnel, if necessary in order to provide a safe, holistic atmosphere within the Church facilities.
Social Justice Ministry
The ministry seeks to be a driving force to shape the social climate. SJM is an advocate for those who experience injustice and increase influence in and around the community by collaborating with others and establishing partnerships so that we may boldly address issues that are in conflict with God's teachings and principles.
The Prison Ministry offers encouragement and support to the incarcerated by sharing the Gospel through worship services and sharing Christian publications with residents of the Stafford Diversion Center.
The Communications Ministry provides the means for internal and external communications on internal Church activities and external engagements. The ministry includes the Capstone Newsletter, published on a recurring basis; Publications, which provides the weekly program and its contents (pre-COVID-19); and the Church History.
The Media Ministry coordinates the broadcast of all worship services through various media outlets, records all services, manages the audio-visual operations within the sanctuary, and supports offsite special church and community events as required. The ministry facilitates participation by members who cannot be physically present for a worship experience as well as dissemination of the Gospel message to the greater world community.
Fine Arts Ministry
The Fine Arts Ministry coordinates all ministry activities focused on giving glory to God through music, drama and dance. This includes oversight of individual choirs, musicians and dance for regular internal worship experiences, special events, and external worship opportunities.
Culinary Arts Ministry
Culinary Arts provides meals and/or refreshments for funeral repasts and special events such as Black History Month Soul Food Dinner, ordination services, ministry special days and other events hosted by the Church.