Ministries



Children’s Ministry


Bible Baptist Church is a firm believer in reaching children with the Gospel and offers a number of ministries specifically for children.

Online registration is now closed. To preregister today, please call the church office at 717-582-8365. Students may also register when they arrive this evening.

Join us for our Very Exciting Bible School 2024, June 10-14, 2024.

Vacation Bible School

Bible Baptist Church has always had a summer Bible School program.  In 1990, we introduced our first “Very Exciting Bible School”, an outdoor site-based program.  Each evening for a week in June, children ages 3 through 12 visit five different sites on the property where they have a Bible lesson, craft time, game time, and snack. Vacation Bible School meets each evening, Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 8:45 pm.  The Sunday night following Vacation Bible School at 6:00 pm is VBS Closing.  For the closing program, parents are invited to attend with their children to visit the sites and see what the children have learned during Bible School.  A boys versus girls penny offering runs throughout the week where children are encouraged to give money toward a missionary project.  The winners are announced each year during our closing program.

Online registration for VBS 2024 will open on May 20 and close on June 9.  Click here to register online.

Children are able to earn prizes for scripture memory.  To get a head start, download the 2024 Verse Sheets.

2023 VBS Highlight Video

Student Enrollment

Each fall we encourage parents to enroll their children in the various children ministries to assist us in updating records and ordering materials.  For an enrollment packet, click here – Fall Enrollment Packet.  We also begin each fall with a youth/club fall campout.  For campout information, click here – Fall Campout Packet.

Sunday School

Sunday School is provided for all ages! The Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 each Sunday morning.

  • Toddler Class – 2 & 3 year olds
  • Pre-Primary/Primary Class – K4-2nd grade
  • Middler/Junior Class – 3rd-6th grade

Children’s Church

During the morning worship service, children ages four through fourth grade meet for their own special worship service.  They have a song service, lesson time, snacks, and games.

Nursery

A nursery is available during each service for infants and children through three years old.

Patch the Pirate Club

Patch the Pirate is a children’s choir program produced by Majesty Music.  Children kindergarten through sixth grade meet from September through May during the 6:00 pm evening service.  Each night they have story time and game time, and they learn a song and skit which they present once a month during the evening service.

Master’s Club

Master’s Club is a merit badge program for children 4 years old through 6th grade. The master’s club meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Children have the opportunity to learn verses and perform other tasks to earn badges and certificates through the Ambassadors for Christ Master’s Club program.  Click Here for online materials.  Three different classes are available:

Pre-Primary

  • 4 years old
  • K4
  • K5

Primary

  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grad

Junior

  • 3rd grade
  • 4th grade
  • 5th grade
  • 6th grade

Among the many activities for our Master’s Club ministry is our pinewood derby.  Click Here for a promotional video for our 2023 Derby.

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Youth Ministries


Bible Baptist Church’s youth ministry, known as the “Ambassadors for Christ” consists of young people, in grades 7 through 12.  The youth ministry runs a Positive Action for Christ Proteen club which meets every Sunday morning at 9:30 and again on Wednesday evenings at 7:00.  Each meeting begins with a song service followed by a Bible lesson.

Throughout the year, many activities as well as ministry opportunities are provided for the youth group.

Fall Camp-out

Usually takes place in early September on the church property for young people, 3rd through 12th grade.  The fall campout is always a lot of fun and a great way to kick off the new ministry year.  For information about the fall campout, click here – Fall Campout Packet.

Nursing Home Ministry

Twice a month on a Sunday afternoon, the youth and a number of adults hold a service at a local Nursing Home. The youth are encouraged to get involved by greeting and interacting with the residents and are required to participate in a special music number for each service.

Summer Camp

Each summer the teens have the opportunity to go to a week-long summer camp. The youth ministry rotates between different summer camps. The camps include The WILDS in Brevard, NC, the WILDS of New England located in Deering, NH, Tri-State Bible Camp in Montague, NJ, and Servant’s Heart Camp of Ramey, PA.

Winter Retreat

Each year between January and February, the youth have the opportunity to attend SHCM Winter Camp.

Bible Quizzing

Bible Baptist Church is one of several churches that participate in a Bible quizzing competition each winter and spring sponsored by Servant’s Heart Camp Ministry.  Each year the youth group memorizes a book of the Bible and in the months of January, February, and March, meets with other church youth groups to compete on the knowledge of their memorized verses. In April, a special all-day quizzing rally takes place to see which youth group will come out on top. You can visit our Practice Quiz page to try some of our practice quiz questions.

Youth Group Retreats

The youth group usually goes on at least one retreat throughout the year. We have access to property in Tioga County, PA and we often take a Work Weekend Retreat up to Ramey, PA at the SHCM property to help clean up and enjoy the activities there.

Christmas Caroling

Each year at Christmas time, the youth have two opportunities to go Christmas caroling.  Once on a Wednesday night at a local nursing home and another on a Saturday to families and neighbors in the community. Check the Calendar for more information.

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Adult Ministries


Sunday School

An adult Sunday School class meets Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. to study the Bible together.

Church Choir

The choir involves both adult and youth church members. The choir sings every Sunday morning and evening and rehearses Sunday evening before church. The choir works together to present special choral programs once or twice a year.

Special Music

Members of the church have the opportunity to be a part of our music ministry through vocal or instrumental specials during each service.

Handbell Choir

The handbell choir consists of 7 players who play two octaves of handbells. Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons from September through May. The handbell choir plays several times throughout the year.

Orchestra

The orchestra is made up of instrumentalists of all ages. The orchestra rehearses one Sunday a month, September through May, and presents three special selections during the ministry year. The orchestra also plays along with the congregational singing.

Nursing Home Ministry

Twice a month, a group of youth and adults host a worship service at a local nursing home. Lunch is provided at church followed by a 2:00 service at the nursing home. Men are given the opportunity to present a devotional and everyone is welcome to join the special music.

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