The Adult Performing Arts Ministry believes that drama is one of the most powerful communication tools God created. We present Christian theater in its purest form. We are not speaking of entertainment here. We are referring to movement, thought, dialogue, sound, light, response, all geared toward leading an individual into the presence of God where he or she can genuinely Worship and Glorify Him. We delight in bringing biblical and current life changing events to the stage and to the hearts of the people – for the Glory of God!
Ministry Leader – Jami Thomas
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Christian Education (Spiritual/Church Growth)
Christian Education Purpose Statement:
The purpose of the Christian Education Board @ MMBC is to teach, nurture, guide, equip, empower and exhort adults, youth, and children so that each of them may respond with desire, loyalty and commitment to render their service and gifts to God in achieving the church’s mission.
To provide support and instructions in becoming a participant in the Family of Faith through spiritual development as we promote a sense of stewardship that encourages the use of time, talents, and treasures to serve God and others.
To provide avenues for ministry leaders to acquire resources (books, multi-media instruments, assistive technology devices, approved curriculums, trainings, workshops, conferences, seminars) to create and enhance an atmosphere and attitude to serve and for others to become servants…not praisers and worshippers only… SERVANTS.
Ministry Leader – Laverne Williams
Children’s Chapel serves as a foundational method of educating youth grades Kindergarten – 8th. Children’s Chapel meets from September – May. All services are held 1st through 3rd Sundays during the 11: 00 A.M. service.
Ministry Leaders – Sis Tammy McKendrick & Sis Laura Pittman
The Couples Ministry is designed to assist married or engaged couples in each stage of relational development. We believe that God has created marriage as the foundation of the family and the family is the institution where discipleship begins. As a result we seek to equip couples to discover God’s blueprint for married life as revealed in His word in Genesis 2:23-24, so that the light of Jesus Christ will be manifested in these relationships.
Meetings are scheduled for Mondays after 2nd Sunday.
Ministry Leaders – Rev. Frank and Sister Nora Woodard
Pack/Troop 603 prepares young men to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. These characteristics will be accomplished by doing the following:
- Influence a boy’s character development and spiritual growth.
- Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
- Encourage good sportsmanship and pride growing strong in mind and body.
- Improve understanding within the family
- Strengthen a boys’ ability to get along with others.
- Foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new interest and skills.
- Provide fun and exciting new things to do.
- Show a young man how to be helpful and do his best.
The scout meetings will be held on every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Each meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. If you have any questions you may contact Rodney Johnson at 321-662-6387.
CUB SCOUTS: 6-10 years of age
BOY SCOUTS: 11-18 years of age
“To empower and strengthen our youth and families by providing services and support that will enhance their spiritual and personal growth which encompasses social, emotional and intellectual needs”.
The goals of the Education Ministry include enhancing students’ academic skills (ex., listening, study, note-taking and testing strategies), improve FCAT success rate, motivate & empower parents to become advocates for their child’s education, expose students to various career options, encourage community service, bring awareness to various educational and enrichment opportunities.
The Education Ministry activities include, however not limited to the following: college tours, FCAT tutoring, History & Cultural Brain Bowl competition, Back-To-School Blast, High School Senior Recognition Celebration, College & Career Readiness Workshops, Career Exploration and Leadership Summits.
Ministry Leader – Vernita Glenn-White
The mission of Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service so that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Girl Scouting accomplishes this by providing girls with opportunities to develop their potential and have fun with their peers in a supportive, all-girl setting.
Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Health Ministry have a passion for God to care for others with a concern for health and wholeness. Our Mission is to provide God’s people and the broader community with health-related services, seminars, training and education with principles that encompass Christian values to grow physically, spiritually and emotionally to attain and experience the abundant life promised by God.
Tonja Williams, Parish Nurse
Parish Nurse Ministry Mission Statement:
The mission of the Parish Nurse Ministry is to reflect the compassionate healing love of Jesus Christ by assisting the congregation and community to achieve optimal health and wellness of mind, body, and spirit through prayer, education, counsel, and referral services.
“And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.”
What is a Parish Nurse? – [Download Word Document]
Health Ministry Mission Statement:
The mission of the health ministry is to transform lives by elevating individuals to a harmonious state of health and wellness of mind, body, and spirit, as disciples of Jesus Christ through evangelism, health education, prevention programs, screenings, and health related services.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” 3 John 2
The Health Ministry meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M.
Health Ministry Leader – Deacon Lavon Williams
The goal of prayer ministry at our church is to help spread and sustain a church-wide prayer movement by ministering God’s Word in ways that inspire and ignite our church body to become a house of prayer. We believe that prayer is not a ministry, but the ministry of our church.
People are used to thinking about prayer as a means of getting their personal needs met. However, we should understand prayer as a means to praise and adore God, to know Him, to come into His presence and be changed by Him. We need to learn how to pray, repent and petition God as a people.
Ministry Leader – Sis. Jami Thomas
If you would like to submit a Prayer Request please complete the Prayer Request form.
Director of Music: Calvin D. Tillman, Sr.
Sanctuary Mass Choir – 1st Sunday, Traditional, Gospel, Hymns, Anthems, and Contemporary
Rehearsals are the two Tuesdays before the 1st Sunday at 7:00 p.m., ages 18 – Adult
Male Choir – 2nd Sunday, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Quartet
Rehearsals are every Mon & Sat before the 2nd Sunday at 11:00 a.m., ages 18 -Adult
Voices of Praise – 3rd Sunday, Traditional, Contemporary Gospel
Rehearsals are every Wed before the 2nd and 3rd Sundays at 7:00 p.m., ages 18 – Adult
Children’s Choir – 4th Sunday
Rehearsals are every 1st & 4th Saturday, Kindergarten -5th grade
Youth Choir – 4th Sunday
Contemporary, Active; Rehearsals are every 3rd Thurs. & 4th Sat., 6th grade -12th grade
Praise Team – Sundays
Heritage Lamb Nursery serves as an interactive method of teaching our youth various stories and biblical principles of the bible. Heritage Lamb ministers to children ages 1- 4 years of age.
The nursery is open for 11:00 AM Sunday services.
Ministry Leader – Sis. Karen Bracy
The purpose of the Philadelphia Men’s Ministry of MMBC is to provide an opportunity for the men of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church to study God’s Word in the presence of other Christian men. Together the men will explore their roles and responsibilities as leaders, disciples, fathers, husbands and brothers. The ministry operates from the scriptural perspective of building strong men through the “five-fold purpose of the church: Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship and Discipleship.
Helping men to become leaders not only in the church, but in their communities as well through their relationship with God and their relationship with one another. The ministry places strong emphasis on a man’s commitment to families as a husband and father. To minister to men in a sincere, but practical and sympathetic way.
Other key elements of the ministry
1. Maintain a strong, intimate and trusting relationship within the Ministry.
2. Help the men to see that God is sovereign and is the source of all of their needs in life.
3. Help men to strengthen their faith through daily devotion and prayer.
5. Build individual’s self worth and dignity by focusing on their strengths.
6. Empower the individual to take responsibility for themselves and their loved ones.
7. Provide practical (real) help when able to do so.
8. Encourage family participation in the worship experience.
Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings at 6:30 A.M.
Ministry Leaders – Deacon Andre Owens and Deacon Hank Dean
Our motto: “To have Patience, Compassion, and Serve.” With humility and grace, we dedicate our service to the families during their time of bereavement.
Ministry Leader – Peggy Johnson
The purpose of the single ministry is to serve the diverse needs of the Christian singles by crafting events that help us grow spiritually, pratice our Christian values and actively serve Jesus Christ.
Ministry Leaders — Deacon Maurice and Evangelist Marie Jenkins
Sound/Video/Technology Mission Statement
Information, audio, video and communication technologies are God-given gifts that can maximize the church’s mission “to speak to everyone”. The purpose of our ministy is to provide technical assistance to staff, church and ministry committee(s) that require support. The goal of technology integration in the church is to simplify administration, reduce costs, and develop a wider communications sphere. We exist to assist the church in facilitation and and extending communications both within and outside of the church community.
To implement the Mission, we must:
- Provide effective technology support for audio, video, computer, multimedia,
voice, and web based applications and services to all areas of the church.
- Keep staff apprised of new and innovative approaches and technology
- Promote new users of information technology within the institution through the support for exploratory and innovative applications
Ministry Leader – Larry Newton
Our Mission is designed to serve the members of the church and the broader community to and from church services and Christ-centered activities.
If you need a ride to any of our services, please call the church office at 407-647-0010.
Ministry Leader – Deacon Gregory Dawson
Ushers are to meet, greet, and seat members and visitors, always in a manner which is pleasing to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our goal is to warmly welcome our brothers and sisters to worship and leave them with a desire to return again.
The Ushers Plege: I pledge by the help of God to do my best and serve my church with a pure heart and a breath that will not be offensive to those I welcome into the house of the Lord. I further pledge to abide by the rules and regulations of the ministry and my superior officers; to attend my meetings and serve when called upon, unless I can give a reasonable excuse.
Usher Ministry Chairperson – Dec. Fred Lawson
The purpose of the Women’s Ministry is to present women with resources for spiritual growth so that they may apply knowledge that will edify and exhort them for mission and fellowship in their homes, church and community. The leadership of this ministry is the Women’s Ministry Advisory Committee, and it is committed to developing a program that is founded on the mission and vision that God has given to the Spiritual Leader of the Church. This committee strives to teach and encourage the members to live as Christians and work diligently to improve the quality of life of our members and our surrounding communities. This we pray will help to equip and encourage the women of Macedonia to be a light that points to Christ.
The Women’s Ministry meet on Tuesdays after First Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Ministry Leader – Lady Anita Barnes
Mission of YAM
– Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
(King James Version)
The purpose of YAM – “Young people to infinity and beyond” Preparing young adults for the future and eternity. Therefore leaving the principles of doctrine of Christ let us go on to perfection” Hebrew 6:1
Why we meet – This is an opportunity for young adults to come
together and interact through worship, prayer, bible study and
fellowship. By creating an open atmosphere, newly converted, as well as mature Christians share life experiences to encourage one another in their walk with God.
Ministry Leader – Minister Calvin Young
“Carrying out what God has given”
Our mission is to minister to the youth in an effort to assist their spiritual, social, intellectual and physical development; leading to an understanding that will strengthen their relationship with God and develop their spiritual growth within the body of Christ.
The Youth Performing Arts Ministry was the vision of a beloved member of our church family, the late Marilyn Binn. Her vision was to create an atmosphere where young people could realize their innermost talents and illustrate them in various art forms that will lift praise and worship to our Lord Jesus Christ. In doing so, it has blossomed into a ministry of many facets. As we continue Ms. Binn’s mission and vision, no one part of the youth performing ministry is more significant than any other, just as no one member of our spiritual body (the church) is more significant than any other. This principle is the foundation in which our youth grow to appreciate the talents that God places in their care to nurture, create, and blossom into tools useful to the ultimate goal, which is to lead others to Christ.
Drama Ministry – Drama enhances the child’s ability to orate and enunciate properly. Youth will also learn stage setting and fundamentals that will develop presentation skills. This foundation can/will lead to various advantages. Boys and Girls ages 9- 18 years of age.
Mime Ministry – The Mime ministry has evolved into one of today’s most popular instrument of praise. The mime ministry consists of Project 412, the Mime Girls , and Anointed Souls who are spreading their wings in ministry, ages 8-18.
Liturgical Dance Ministry – The picture of God’s grace; these young ladies praise the Lord using various dance forms. They are taught the fundamentals of choreography and interpretive dance. This ministry has grown into four separate classes ranging from ages 3- 18.