Community Mission Ministry (CMM)
“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.”
Purpose Statement: To restore hope and provide opportunities for people, serve the most vulnerable children, teens and families in the communities.
We recognize that many people don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care. In the year “2012” God gave Pastor Riley a vision to aid the underprivileged so that their Christmas season would be a more joyous and meaningful one. In this God–given vision he was inspired to start a ministry named “Community Mission Ministry”. He asked the parishioners and well-wishers every Sunday to plant a seed beginning in the month of January every year. In the month of December prior to the week celebrating the Birth of Christ, a small group of our church family will go to an unannounced venue to bless underprivileged families representing all ethnicities.
After beginning with a corporate prayer, church “scouts” are dispatched in the store to listen, observe and identify people or families who are struggling with the cost of their purchase. We immediately retrieve the desired item(s) and put them in our cart. When the customer gets to the cash register to check out, we then give them the retrieved items and pay for everything in their cart. Needless to say tears of joy flow from all of us involved but the glory goes to God. This has been a very successful mission and we do thank God for what we are able to do for so many through Him.
Inner-Circle Missionary Ministry
This qualifying definition is titled Inner-Circle because every member of New Bethel is a Missionary. Jesus commands us in Matthew 25:42-46 "to do unto our brothers and sisters as He has done." The Inner-Circle represents New Bethel by committing ourselves to the command by feeding the hungry physically, by providing food for the nourishment of the body and spiritually by bringing the word of God in Song, Prayer and /or reading the scriptures to them.
We visit the sick at home, in convalescent facilities, and hospitals, bringing with us the spirit of humility and an attitude of servitude.
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the ultimate Missionary and our job is to be like Him in all we do.
Concern Committee Ministry
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”
(1 John 3:18)
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Concern Ministry was implemented as an outreach ministry by the Pastor to assist with the members who are/were missing from the church services on regular or numerous Sundays. This ministry encourages and uplifts members and their families: they may be ill, have lost loved ones or just going through a depressing time. The ministry reaches out to them by sending cards, phone calls or some form of personal contact to let the members know that we do care.