Ministry Teams

At First Baptist Church we believe that each of us is a minister. Much of the work of the church is carried out by our ministry teams. Each team has a team leader and is made up of volunteers, while still relating to a staff member.

If you would like to work as part of a ministry team, email or call the church office at [email protected] or 573.634.3603.


Ministry Teams

Baptism: Assists the baptismal candidates and pastor with baptismal services.

Benevolence: Assists the pastoral staff in ministering to the material and spiritual welfare of those in need.

Bereavement: Provides and helps serve a meal for the family on the day of a funeral, offered for any funeral service conducted by FBC staff or at FBC, if not already covered by Bible Teaching class.

Cafe Hospitality: Prepares coffee for the lobby Café and first floor Café on Sunday mornings.

Caring Hands:  Provide practical help for those who need yard work done, help with moving, running errands and need financial advice. (Caring Hands video)

SUBTEAMS –  Advice; Errands; Moving; Miscellanous; Yardwork

Children: Help in planning children’s events and ministries.

Church Beautification: Responsible for sanctuary flowers, Advent and Easter decorations.

Communications: Plans and carries out communications about the church’s ministries and  programs both within the church and community.

Family: Team of men and women who are interested in planning and promoting a variety of events or processes that encourage loving, healthy families and homes.

Greeting: Help greet people as they come to FBC events and make them feel welcome.

Historical: Responsible for preserving historical records of FBC.

Homebound: Provides regular visits and attention to those who can no longer leave their home to come to worship.

Hospital Ministries: Provides visits to hospitalized FBC members.

Hospitality:  Plans and serves refreshments for special church-wide events. (See also Cafe Hospitality.)

Library & Media: Maintains and provides a variety of books and media equipment for worshipers, giving them easy access to good Christian material.

Lord’s Supper: Prepares the elements for the Lord’s Supper and provides clean-up. A sub-team also provides Lord’s Supper to the homebound.

Men: Plans opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth with other men.

Missions: Works with Missions Committee to mobilize and participate in mission endeavors.

Prayer: Focuses on praying for the needs of our congregation, community and world. You may submit a prayer request at [email protected].

Recreation: Assists the church staff in planning, carrying out and evaluating FBC’s recreation ministries.

Safety & Security:

Share JC: Plans and prepares special ways to reach out to the community to introduce them to Christ Jesus.

Sound, Light, Video & Projection: Responsible for training volunteers and carrying out the operation of sanctuary sound, lights, video, projection, media equipment for worship services various other church-wide events; also responsible for the tape ministry.

Sunday Visitation: A team who makes a visit to our Sunday morning guests to provide them with more information about our church.

Transportation: Organizes and carries out church bus service for regularly scheduled church services, and keeps church aware of transportation needs.

Women: Plans events for women’s fellowship and spiritual growth.


Community Connectors

Habitat for Humanity: Works with community projects such as building a house and/or working in “Restore” re-sell-it shop and enlists others to help, also.

South Elementary School Partnership: Work with children who may need extra time and attention with schoolwork on a weekly basis during the school year, along with other projects to collect supplies and assist the teachers and staff in creative ways.