East Bethel MBC has a very Active Community of Members.
This allows us to offer many great ministry programs including:
- Counseling Ministry (Christians Actively Reaching Everyone)
- Men’s Ministry
- Women’s Ministry
- Marriage Ministry
- Youth Ministry
- Music Ministry
Christians Actively Reaching Everyone
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12
The East Bethel Counseling Ministry has a vision: A Committed Body of Christ in the bond of love enjoying God’s presence “with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:2-3) It is this vision that causes us to strive to be the most loving and hospitable, the most sensitive and effective, and the most caring and encouraging body of believers.
What is our Counseling Ministry? It is a phone call or text message, or a card in the mailbox from someone just letting you know that he/she is thinking of you. It is a lunch date with someone who has a wise heart and a listening ear willing to empathize with a spiritual struggle. It is a mobile force ready to take up the needs of those who have lost loved ones, undergone surgery or experienced difficult tragedy, providing food, consolation, transportation and any other need as it may arise.
The Counseling Ministry of East Bethel serves to connect each member in the local church body. The goal is to foster a small church atmosphere in a large church setting. Reaching out, loving and making sure all needs in the group are being addressed is the objective of each leader. We don’t want anyone to feel left out or forgotten.
Our Counseling Ministry plays an important role in our church’s outreach & in reach efforts. Our Counseling Team provide prayerful support for all first-time visitors as well as current members of our church. The Counseling Ministry attempts to incorporate all attendees into the life and ministries of our Church.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Cor 1:3-4
The General Mission of East Bethel Counseling Ministry is stated as follows: “We are making disciples to evangelize the world to increase the growth of the Kingdom of God.” Our specific mission is to promote Christian maturity. Christian maturity is developed by dealing with any immediate problem or circumstance in a manner consistent with Scripture and developing an inward character which conforms to the attitudes, beliefs and purposes of Christ.
DISAPPOINTMENTS ARE INEVITABLE; DISCOURAGEMENT IS A CHOICE
Recognizing that disappoints in our lives are inevitable, the members of the Counseling Ministry are available to encourage you and pray with you during the difficult times in your life. We want to help you to realize that circumstances do not control you; you never have to be the victim of your feelings. We encourage you to choose to look to God and listen, learn, and move ahead to the blessings that God has available for you. We encourage you to read Psalm 27:1.
You may contact the Counseling Ministry, Dr. Deloris Nelson (Licensed Professional Counselor) or any member of her staff at 713-747-2534 Church Office.
East Bethel Men’s ministry is a ministry dedicated to helping men be the Godly men God calls us to be. A Godly man is a servant, not a slavemaster. Being a spiritual leader does not mean dominating your family. It means serving your family, and being a Godly example to your wife and children.
The Mission the Ministry is to provide men with resources to develop Godly character, and to equip them to influence their world for Christ. Becoming a Christian is not a destination; it is the beginning of a life-long journey.
“The Man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.”
Men’s Ministry meet 2nd Wednesdays of every month from 7-8 pm. For more information contact the Church office.
The Women’s Ministry of East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church is designed for women of all ages to know that she is uniquely gifted by God. It is our desire for women to find a place to study the Word of God, and equip them to use the gifts that God has given them.
The purpose of the Women’s Ministry is to support women in their relationship with God so that through spiritual friendships, mentoring, modeling, and teaching one another, we might experience the freedom to become all that God intends us to be. You are invited to participate in the various expressions of this important ministry.
Our desire is for every woman to become whole in Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit. We want to enhance the quality of life in our community by discovering and growing in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
East Bethel’s Woman’s Ministry is dedicated to glorifying God by providing support, encouragement and empowerment to women, with God’s Word as a guide; we encourage and inspire women to become whole in Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit in order to enhance their quality of life.
2nd Wednesday 7pm
Purpose. East Bethel’s Marriage Ministry provides Christian Education to married couples and Families. This Ministry lives to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit in obedience to the great commission of our Lord.
The Marriage Ministry’s Mission is to Strengthen Families/ Blended Families by Strengthening the Marriages.
East Bethel’s Marriage Ministry Vision is to see marriages and families strengthened through Spiritual growth where they will receive God’s plan for marriage. It is to see marriages strengthened through ongoing Accountability, Shepherding, and Fellowship. The Vision is to see a Community of couples, led by God, deliberate in ministry, providing a safe environment of love and acceptance and to see couples grow in oneness, through deep personal sharing, being transparent with one another “Walking in Truth”.
Objectives. The objectives of this Ministry shall include, but not be limited to the following:
- Promoting God’s plan for marriage through teaching married couples what the Scriptures teach concerning Christian marriage;
- Helping individuals to come to a personal, saving knowledge of and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, “teaching them to observe all things” that Christ commanded;
- Betterment of Marital and family communications;
- Encouragement of couples and families to work toward the ideal in relationships set forth in the Holy Scripture;
- Fostering of Fellowship, witness, and deep interpersonal sharing in relationships as described in the New Testament;
- Providing tools to couples and families for improving their relationship with each other and with God in Christ Jesus;
- Gather into fellowship those who will respond and to nurture them.
Currently Studying: Kingdom Marriage by Dr. Tony Evans
Marriage Ministry meets on the 3rd Friday of each month.
For more information contact Rev. Thomas & Sis. Christy Carter, Church Office 713-747-2534
East Bethel MBC Youth Mission / Purpose
East Bethel’s Youth Ministry exist to Build and Serve the Kingdom of God through Bible based Teaching, Glorifying God with Talents, providing Service to the Church and Fostering Healthy Relationships. Youth Ministry is geared toward Elementary, Middle school and High school students.
We meet twice a week on Wednesday nights and on Sunday mornings. 2nd Sunday’s of every month is Youth Sunday so Come out and Join us for an Awesome Worship Experience!
- Wreck’n Crew Fo Christ
- EB Pint Size
For more info, contact Youth Director – Sis. Leesa Giles; Youth Counselor – Sis. Regina Taylor
We believe that the “Worship Experience” is a vital part of any of our Worship services. The Music Ministry is responsible for the Spiritual Praise and Worship during the service. Major focus is placed on the opportunity for attendees of East Bethel to be involved in and experience a closer walk with God through inspirational song, drama and word. The professionalism in which the audio, visual and inspirational atmosphere is delivered will largely affect the Spiritual level that the service and attendees are able to achieve.
East Bethel offer several variations of music for the Congregation:
Voices of Bethel Mass Choir
5th Sunday Women’s Choir
YAM (Young Adult Ministry Choir)
Youth Choirs Wreck’n Crew Fo Christ & EB Pint Size
Rev. Patrick Batiste: Percussionist
Bro. LaMorris Hunt: Organist
Sis. Claudette Fowler: Minister of Music
Bro. LaMorris Hunt: Praise Team Leader
Our Usher Board assist the Pastor in making the Worship Service a Success, to Greet each Worshipper with a Pleasant smile and warm Welcome, thereby putting the congregation in the right frame of mind to receive the message. To ensure that order is kept in and around the Church at all times. We are always willing to do whatever possible to advance God’s Kingdom and His Church.
Usher Board President: Sis. Marian Sapp
Hospitality is about so much more than entertaining. Its about Relationships. It’s about getting to know those in your Church and neighborhood who are hurting for human Connection, Love and Service. Hospitality is about following God’s command to Love your neighbor.
We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth. 3 John 1:8 (NIV)
Ministry Leaders: Sis. Debra Williams & Sis. Cheryl Martin
Children are a sacred gift from God and even the youngest. Therefore it’s our responsibility to provide a warm, nurturing, comfortable, clean environment, love, and Honor God; while they are learning the Word of God.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”.
Our Children will have the opportunity to learn biblical concepts. Expose to Prayer, which is essential life. Strengthen our children with age appropriate activities that are vital to their Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional, and Spiritual needs.
We Serve our Children from 0-3 years of age.
Ministry Leader: Deaconess Melva Tolbert
Fire Life, the refining and equipping ministry of EBC for young adults
Fire Life is a ministry designed to illuminate our young adults so that (i) they will be devoted to the willing propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with joy, (ii) that God through the power of the Holy Spirit will draw their peers to Him, and (iii) that they might make disciples of those their age to become solid, productive, living example of Christians.
Scriptures: Isaiah 48:10
“ Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”
“ And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God”
Free You, the execution ministry in which our young adults will actively work in Ministry.
Scripture: Luke 4:18
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”
Young Adult Ministry Meets every 3rd Monday Monthly
Ministry Leader: Sis. Catherine Brown
The Heart of a Praise Dancer & Mime Ministry
A Praise Dancer and Mime should possess certain Spiritual qualities. In my opinion, you must be a Praiser, Worshipper, Anointed, Dedicated and Committed, have a Heart for Christ, be Holy Ghost filled, a Prayer Warrior, Study your bible daily, attend Church Service and Bible Study on a regular basis, know the word and its meaning of ministering in dance & mime, to train and develop other members in the ministry.
Purpose for our Praise Dance & Mime Ministry Here At East Bethel MBC
~ To minister to the saved and unsaved that they may be delivered and set free from their bondages, to tear down the strongholds and set the atmosphere for a breakthrough.
~ To provide a “Holy” Dance and open the doors for Praise and Worship.
~ To open the eyes of the people and show them it’s ok to praise God openly and boldly and not be ashamed. We’re here to usher in the Holy Spirit, to let his presence come forth so that there may be Healing and Deliverance.
~ To “Minister” the dance instead of “Dancing” the dance.
~ To provide a Holy atmosphere for those who are called to freely come forth and take their rightful place as a Praise Dancer and Mime.
~ To allow the Anointed of the Holy Spirit to use us as his worthy vessel.
Here at East Bethel MBC we are Blessed to have a Visual Arts Ministry that consist of Five Ministries. Three Praise Dance Ministries and Two Mime Ministries, which are Bethel’s Angels, Hands of Praise, Divine Women w/ 1 Purpose, Unspoken Minister’s Mime and Young Mimers.
All ministries have a Heart for Christ and take what we do here at East Bethel seriously. You are Welcome to Come by and see us minister unto the Lord on 2nd , 3rd, and 4th, Sunday’s.
Your Spirit will truly be Blessed, that you would want to be a part of a ministry that is not just growing in numbers but growing Spiritually Mind, Body and Soul, and led by God.
Ministry Leader: Deaconess Christy Carter