Beth Haven Baptist Church offers many ministries to meet the needs of our congregation. Following is a list and description of many of these ministries.
We have a clean and well equipped nursery, and caring competent workers that oversee the nursery in every service. Our nursery pager system allows parents to be notified if their child has a need. We also offer a mothers room at the back of the auditorium for nursing mothers or those who would choose to keep their young children with them.
Sunday School Ministry
Our Sunday School is graded to provide a quality suitable learning environment for each child. Our classes begin with 2 &3 year olds and continue through the adult ages. Children’s classes include nursery, 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year old boys and girls, and 13 year old – 12th grade. Our adult singles department has three classes including College and Carrer, Adult Singles, and Senior Singels classes. Our adult couples classes are based on life stages with classes for new families, familes with elementry children, families with teens, empty nesters, and senior couples. The teaching for all of our classes is strait from the Bible and is organized in an understandable format to help you get the most from the studies.
Preaching and Teaching Ministry
Dr. Rick Carter our pastor believes in keeping a straight forward and clear presentation of the Word. In each service we take a thoughtful and spiritual look at the Bible as we progress through the study of various books of the Bible.
We believe in and practice a traditional style of music, not because we could do nothing else, but because we have found that the old hymns and spiritual songs of the faith have a deep meaning, and a profound impact upon the spirit when we tune our hearts to their message and our attention to God.
We have been blessed to be the sending church for the Kent Gossmeyer family in Cornwall, England. The Gosmeyers have been in England serving the Lord since 2002, and have seen God work in many ways. In 2009 we were blessed to take 19 people to help with distributing over 7,000 pieces of gospel literature in Cornwall. Bro. Gosmeyers blog can be read by clicking the link on the right side of this page. Each year through participating in Faith Promise Missions within our church we have been enabled to extend the reach of our worldwide missions ministry. at present we support the work of 42 missionaries around the world on a monthly basis. We also endeavour to take a church missions trip each summer to extend our vision and burden for the lost around our world.
While we have a world vision for the lost we have kept our vision for those next door. for that reason we run a bus both Sunday morning and Wednesday evening to pick up both children and adults in our community that could not otherwise attend church services. Our bus workers are dedicated and caring. For a ride to church just call the church office.
Our children’s ministries go beyond our Sunday school program and include both a Sunday morning children’s church with real Bible teaching and preaching, as well as a mid-week program called Light Brigade. The Light Brigade program is designed to help the children learn discipline and Scripture.
Our youth ministry has two main philosophies that guide the direction. first, that the youth are a part of the church as a whole and not a church unto themselves, we believe that too often when young people have gotten out of the youth department they have had very little identity with the greater church and thus have left when their connection with the church was severed after graduation. Secondly, that it is not the job of the youth ministry to raise the children, but to turn their hearts toward their parents and teach them to honor their fathers and mothers for their spiritual growth and mentoring.
For more information about the H.O.P.E. Addictions Program click on the link at the top of this page.
C.A.L.M. Grief support ministry
C.A.L.M. stands for Care After Loss Ministry and was written by Dr. T.J. Hawkins who was on our staff at the time that he wrote the program. Dr. Hawkins spent several years as a chaplin for hospise and has helped many people deal with the loss of loved ones through the application of the Word of God. This ministry meets on a one on one basis and can be scheduled by calling our office.
We provide a full Bible institute at no cost. This ministry is designed to help those who either feel called to further service for God, or just want to prepare for being more usable to the Lord. More information is available to those who are interested in furthering their Bible education through our office.
Biblical Counselors Seminary
We offer a unique program of Nouthetic counseling. Dr. Mike Hays a Biblical counselor for over 30 years has put together a curriculum to train other men and women to be truly Biblical counselors. This program as well as our Bible Seminary is available free of charge and for those who are already on a church staff it is available by correspondence. Our pastor, a Dr. graduate of the Biblical Counselors Seminary, and church are strongly committed to training and sending out Biblical Counselors all around the world. We are making a further commitment by building new facilities to house the school, and seeking to train those who believe God has called them to the ministry of reconciliation through Biblical counseling.
Biblical Counseling Ministry
In addition to our school for training Biblical Counselors we have a Biblical Counseling center here at our church. What is Biblical Counseling? Biblical counseling is the application of the Bible to the issues of life. 2 Peter 1:3-4 says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” We believe that God’s Word has the answers for all of the issues that we face in life. Through the application of God’s Word we have seen countless individuals and families find peace and restore relationships that were damaged by sin. If you or someone you know is looking for real answers, we would be glad to help you find truth through the Word of God.