The Children’s Ministry is designed for all kids from grades 1-5. Its purpose is to teach children the love of Christ, and give them opportunities to see that love in action. There are regular activities throughout the summer, and occasionally during the school year, usually on around holidays.
Activities include Sunday School and nursery on Sunday mornings. On Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm children enjoy Children’s Choir, Mission Friends and Mission Adventurers.
The youth ministry of Boiling Springs Baptist Church is for young men and women from grades 6-12. Its purpose is to learn about Jesus Christ, grow in Jesus Christ, and serve Jesus Christ. This is done through weekly Bible study, unity building activities, Sunday School, and small groups. Small groups happen throughout the week and on Wednesdays youth meet at the church youth room from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Our student ministry is for college-age young adults. They meet on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm at the home of our Minister to Youth and Students.
The C.A.R.E. Ministry meets each Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. to pray, write cards, make phone calls to people in our church and community.
C team meets the 1st Thursday after the 1st Wednesday.
A team meets on the 2nd Wednesday
R team meets on the 3rd Wednesday
E team meets on the 4th Wednesday
Care team leaders meet on the 5th Wednesday.
If you have a C.A.R.E. concern or request, you may email it to [email protected]
You may also fill out a C.A.R.E. card found outside the church office or in the backs of the pews in the sanctuary.
In your request please provide your contact information as well as the person you are requesting us to contact and how you would like for us to contact them.
“We knit and crochet mantles of Hope, Joy, and Comfort”
Prayer Shawl ministry meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00am, and the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.
For more information contact Tammy Bates at 724-630-3161.
Brief History and Mission
Established in 1984, Boiling Springs Baptist Daycare has twenty-nine years of Christian child care experience. We are a four star facility and are licensed for ninety children. Current enrollment is seventy seven children. Our mission is to provide quality spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical care for children ages six weeks to five years old. Spiritual development is important, so Bible stories and songs are integrated into our developmentally appropriate curriculum. Chapel services are held each week where one of our ministerial staff members share a children’s sermon or Bible story and sing with the children.
Facilities, classrooms, and teachers
Our facilities are housed in the preschool department of Boiling Springs Baptist Church. There are seven classrooms, two kitchens, and a gym for rainy day and hot weather activities. We have three separate outdoor playgrounds. Each one is accessible from the classroom. One is for the Toddlers and Two’s, one is for the Three’s and Four’s and the infants and creepers share a separate playground. Our classroom ages are broken down as follows:
- Infants (Six Weeks to Seven Months)
- Creepers (Seven Months to One Year)
- Toddlers (1-2 Years)
- Older Two’s
There are currently 10 full time teachers, 11 part time teachers a director and a full time cook. In total there are twenty two staff members. Our daycare facility is guarded with a keypad lock and each classroom is equipped with video surveillance.
Daycare Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Director – Mandi Abernethy 704-434-9273 [email protected]
It is the mission of the Music Ministry of Boiling Springs Baptist Church to lead all its members into a deeper experience of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is our goal to make a purposeful effort to involve individuals of the church in meaningful music experiences. It consists of people. Persons in the life of the church share directly and indirectly in the music experiences planned and directed through the Music Ministry. Individuals benefit through active and passive roles, being part of the making of the sound or being recipients of the experiences. These roles include congregational singing, choral groups, and instrumental groups.
The Music Ministry, through the experiences for which it is responsible, has the opportunity to enrich, strengthen and increase the understanding of all the persons whose life it touches. By becoming more personally involved in the hymn singing of the congregation, individuals can have new awareness of this opportunity for Christian expression.
A greater opportunity for personal growth and understanding exists in the participation in music groups – choral and instrumental. The development of music skills – music reading, singing, playing and the broadening of musical understanding – is opportunities that the music ministry should provide.
The Music Ministry is an organized effort using musical experiences to help the church accomplish its mission through congregational singing, choirs, instrumentalists and soloists. It is a purposeful effort seeking to glorify God, lead people to Christ, contribute to spiritual growth, and musical growth of all members. Its work touches hearts, opens minds and makes a way for every person to witness God’s redemption.
Programs of the Music Ministry
The Music Ministry of Boiling Springs Baptist Church is an organized effort using musical experiences to help the church accomplish its mission through congregational singing, choirs, instrumentalists and soloists. It is a purposeful effort seeking to glorify God, lead people to Christ, and contribute to the spiritual and musical growth of all church members. Its work touches hearts, opens minds and makes a way for every person to witness God’s redemption.
The music ministry includes the following: Children’s choirs (ages 3 – grade 5); Sanctuary Choir (Adults); Youth and Adult Handbell Choirs.
We have Sunday school for all ages. Classes start at 9:45am on Sunday mornings. Most are meeting in person while we still have a couple Zoom class options. If you’re visiting our church on Sunday morning, let one of our greeters know you would like help finding a class.
Boiling Springs Baptist is proud to sponsor troop 117. They meet on Tuesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the scout hut behind the church. Visit their website and facebook page for more information and updates.
Cub Scouts meet Monday Nights at 7:00pm.
The prayer labyrinth was the Eagle Scout project of James Sargent, assisted by the Scout master, Darryl Bridges and other leaders and members of Scout Troop 117. The project was completed during the month of May, 2009.
WALKING THE LABYRINTH
The labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in several forms throughout the world. The labyrinth you will walk today is a portable one fashioned from canvas and modeled after the labyrinth inlaid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France around 1220 CE. Many people are rediscovering the long forgotten mystical tradition of following this spiritual path.
This labyrinth has only one path, so there are no tricks and no dead ends. The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror for where we are in our lives. Since the destination is assured, there are no obstacles to overcome, no mistakes to worry about, no dead ends to retrace, no pathways to figure out. What remains for the labyrinth walker is simply the deeply meditative and symbolic discipline of setting one foot in front of the other, of honoring the journey itself and what it can teach. The mind can be stilled allowing attention to be paid to the body, the wisdom of the heart, and the grace of being rather than doing.
Whoever you are, walking the labyrinth has something to offer you. Such a journey into and out of the labyrinth touches our sorrows and brings out our joys. If a creative or work project is facing you, walking can get your creative juices flowing. When you are struggling with grief or anger or a physical challenge or illness, walking the labyrinth can point the way to healing and wholeness. If you desire a way to pray or meditate that engages your body as well as your soul, the labyrinth can be such a way. When you just want reflective time away from a busy life, the labyrinth can offer you time out. The labyrinth, as you can discover, holds up a mirror, reflecting back to us not only the light of our finest selves but also whatever restrains us from shining forth.
Walk it with an open mind and an open heart. Take whatever pace you would like. Don’t be concerned about others, who are walking at the same time. You may “pass” people, or let others go around you. The path is two ways. Those going in will meet those coming out. Do what feels natural for you. If you try to force some experience, while walking the labyrinth, then often you will have no significant experience. Even those times can be learning experiences.
THERE ARE FIVE STAGES OF THE WALK
Preparation: Take a few moments before you begin to center yourself . . . to pray . . . to reflect on your needs at this point in your life. Clear you mind.
Purgation: As you walk toward the center, go through a time of releasing . . . letting go of the details of your life. This is an act of shedding thoughts and emotions. It quiets and empties the mind, so that we can open ourselves to God.
Illumination: When you reach the center. Stay there as long as you like. It is a place for prayer and meditation. Receive what God has for you to receive in love, in affirmation, in healing, in guidance.
Union: As you leave the center join yourself with God and what God has revealed to you. Affirm the healing power you find . . . the call you sense . . . the alternative you are led to live. Seek that for which your soul yearns at this time in your life.
Reflection: As you complete the labyrinth walk, continue to reflect upon your experience, and discover the areas where you have grown.
I. ADULT MISSION GROUPS
The Dorothy Edwards Bible Study Group meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
Mission Friends is for boy and girl preschoolers. The meeting time is 6:30pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday nights, just after Children’s Choir.
Missions Journey Adventurers is for school age children. They meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:00pm, just after Children’s Choir.