The Cemetery Committee is responsible for allotting and keeping a record of burial space. Burial space shall be offered to Church members and their immediate families per availability. The cemetery perpetual care fund shall be funded by receiving a memorial offering as recommended by the Cemetery Committee. The Cemetery Committee and Facilities Management Team shall work together to oversee the cemetery perpetual care fund for improvements of the cemetery.
Constitution and Bylaws - Committee
Current Chair: David Kleppinger
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee keeps the Constitution and Bylaws up to date. Under the direction and advice of the Pastor, Deacons and Church council, this committee annually reviews and recommend essentials modifications to the Church for approval.
Nominating - Committee
Current Chair: Mike Wiggins
The four (4) rotating members of the Nominating Committee are nominated by the Deacons and confirmed by Church vote for a three (3) year term. This committee includes the Sunday School Director as a standing member. This committee is responsible for staffing all the committee members and team chairpersons including Sunday School teachers. The nominees are then confirmed by Church vote. The committee will present nominees for Sunday School Director at the April business meeting. The Nominating Committee works alongside the Communications Team to inform Church members of opportunities to serve and meets at least quarterly provided this meeting takes place prior to the business meeting.
Personnel - Committee
Current Chair: Jan Shaw
The Personnel Committee assists the Church in matters related to employed personnel. Personnel Committee writes and maintains job descriptions for all staff positions. Its work includes recruiting staff (excluding the office of Pastor) and recommending salaries and benefits. The Personnel Committee conducts periodic staff reviews in consultation with the Pastor. Members of this committee may not be a spouse or relative of a Church staff member.
Stewardship - Committee
Current Chair: Bruce Abbott
The Stewardship Committee develops and recommends an overall stewardship plan and administers the gifts of Church members using sound principles of financial management. The Stewardship Committee requirse all committees and teams to submit an itemized budget of expected expenditures for the coming year. This committee prepares a budget utilizing the itemized budgets from each committee and team. Copies of the proposed budget are made available to members two (2) Sundays prior to the October business meeting. The proposed budget is discussed and voted on at the October business meeting. The Church Treasurer will a be a standing member of this committee. The Stewardship Committee oversees an annual internal audit and its findings are presented at the April business meeting.
Teller - Committee
Current Chair: Barbara Young
The Teller Committee is responsible for counting all offerings made to the Church, preparing the offerings for deposit and depositing offerings in the bank. The Teller Committee makes and maintains any and all necessary financial forms or records. The committee will abide by duty guidelines as written by the Stewardship Committee and approved by the Church. This committee shall include four (4) or five (5) standing members, four (4) or five (5) rotating members and the Financial Secretary. All tellers shall be bonded.
Current Chair: Scott Baker
The Audio/Visual Team is responsible for maintaining and operating the Church’s audio/video systems during all Church functions.
Current Chair: Tonya Williams
The Baptism Team assists the Pastor and Deacons in preparing and administering the ordinance of Baptism. The team will make sure the Baptismal pool is filled, heated and then emptied of water after the service. The team will provide robes and towels and offer assistance to those being baptized. The team will also ensure that wet towels and robes are laundered and readied for the next service.
Benevolence and Bereavement
Current Chair: Evon Lemon
The Benevolence and Bereavement Team is responsible for managing the benevolence fund of the Church. This team is responsible for maintaining, restocking and administering the food pantry. The team will also be responsible for coordinating the meal for families of Church members who have passed away.
Current Chair: *Vacant*
The Children’s Team serves under the leadership of the Children’s Director and is be actively engaged in mentoring and nurturing the children of our Church. They actively participate in children’s events and assist in planning and evaluating all children’s programs. All prospective members must pass a background check before serving.
Current Chair: *Vacant*
The Communications Team is responsible for communicating the various activities and programs internally within our Church fellowship and externally to our community. The team will coordinate the design, printing and publishing of all forms of media-related communication. The team shall be a resource to other committees, teams and the Church staff, to assist the Church in sharing Christ within the Church and the community at large. The team will also assist and oversee the use of our Church’s social media presence in the online community.
Current Chair: Danielle Magee
The Evangelism Team will work together to train, equip and promote evangelism. The team will work under the direction of the Pastor and organize evangelistic outreach. The team is responsible for the preparation, promotion and fellowship during revivals and other special evangelistic activities. This team will work with the Communications Team in the communication of evangelistic efforts.
Current Chair: Pat Priester
The Facilities Management Team assists the Church in matters related to Church property administration. Its work includes maintaining all Church properties for ready use and recommending policies regarding use of properties. This team also employs any outside contractors needed for specific maintenance and repair. Custodians are employed on recommendation of the Facilities Management Team and approved by the Church. The team is responsible for overseeing the work of the custodians. The team is responsible for ensuring Church vehicles are maintained, inspected, cleaned, insured and readied for use, and oversees the use of the cemetery perpetual care fund for maintenance and improvements of the cemetery. The team shall have performed an annual inventory of all church tangible assets.
Current Chair: Betty Greene
The Fellowship Team is responsible for planning and implementing all fellowships and socials for the Church not otherwise specified. The team is also be responsible for organizing and scheduling Wednesday night suppers. The team inventories and maintains supplies for Wednesday night suppers and all other socials for which they are responsible. The team formulates and recommends policies to the Church for kitchen usage.
Grounds and Landscaping
Current Chair: Linda Brown
The Grounds and Landscaping Team is responsible of maintaining and improving the grounds of the church.
Current Chair: *Vacant*
The History Team gathers, records and preserves the historic records of the Church. The team strives to help Church members understand and appreciate the Church’s heritage and mission.
Current Chair: Terry Banez
The Homecoming Team is responsible for all aspects of the Church’s annual homecoming. This includes set up, take down, planning and coordinating the homecoming meal. They will work with the Pastor and Music Directors to arrange for guest speakers and music. The Homecoming offering designation is chosen by the team and announced to the Church at least two Sundays before Homecoming.
Current Chair: Pattie Wiggins
The Interior Decoration Team is responsible for the beautification of the Church. This team decorates the Church for holidays, including but not limited to Christmas, Easter, July 4th and Memorial Day. This team is responsible for securing, arranging and disposing of floral arrangements for Church services. This team is responsible for sending flowers to the funerals of Church members.
Current Chair: Ken Giedd
The Jail Ministry Team reaches out to the inmates at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail & Merrimac Detention Center through an ongoing program called the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry (goodnewsjail.org).
Current Chair: Dave Kleppinger
The Long-Range Planning Team develops proposed Church goals, objectives and implementation strategies. The team seeks to help the Church achieve its mission through the most efficient and effective use of the resources the Lord has provided. The team meets regularly, but not less than annually, to review established goals and objectives and for determining revisions which should be recommended to the Church. The Long-Range Planning Team works in collaboration with the Stewardship Committee to achieve its objectives.
Current Chair: Eric Parks
The Men's Ministry Team provides an ongoing program of Men’s Bible Studies and other Christian education. The team plans and arranges times for fellowship, breakfast, prayer needs, scriptural reflections, update on community needs and planning for upcoming activities and service projects.
Current Chair: Sharon Salsman
The Missions Team is responsible for planning and implementing local, national and international mission projects and trips. The Missions Team is an advocate for missions and helps to raise awareness of needs in the local community as well as throughout the world. The Baptist Men’s Director and Woman’s Missionary Union Director are standing members of this team in virtue of their office.
Current Chair: *Vacant*
The Nursery Team members serve on a rotational basis, staffing the nursery during Church services and events. All serving in the nursery must pass a background check and attend an orientation before serving. The Nursery Team works alongside the Children’s Director and paid nursery staff.
Current Chair: Jim Anderson
The Pastoral Care Team regularlys visit those who are homebound in our Church fellowship. This team maintains connection with our Church members who cannot attend services through the use of letters, phone calls, emails, etc. This team may also offer The Lord’s Supper to those who request it.
Current Chair: Ron King
The Safety Team works to provide a safe and secure environment for the Church. Its responsibilities include monitoring interior and exterior property, Church entry points, alarms, lighting and surveillance systems. The team works with law enforcement, the Pastor, Church staff, Facilities Management, the Communications Team and other committees and teams as necessary to ensure a coordinated and consistent strategy in maintaining a safe property. The team maintains a Church Safety Team Operations Manual.
Setup & Teardown
Current Chair: Drew Levine
The Seup and Teardown team helps to set up chairs, tables, and other items as needed for the Wednesday night dinners, Sunday service and various special events.
Senior Adult Ministry
Current Chair: Brenda Perkins
The Senior Adult Ministry Team helps the seniors of the church to meet on a regular basis where they study God's word, enjoy food and caring fellowship, and travel to fun places for special programs.
VA Maritime Ministry
Current Chair: David Chin
If you love sailing, fishing, boating or watersports, this is the team for you. Come aboard the "Genesis" to unplug from the everyday distractions while building friendship through communication and teamwork while actively sailing together.
Current Chair: Ella May Priester
The Wedding Team is responsible for supervising the use of Church property for weddings, rehearsals and receptions and follows the guidelines outlined in the Church Operations Manual.
Current Chairs: Susan Parks and Fran Kleppinger
The Welcome Team welcomes members and guests to the Church. With help from the Pastor and Church staff they will recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to be present at all entrance points to our Church worship services. They oversee the collection of Church newcomer contact information. They review and restock the communication materials at our welcome centers. They work alongside our Children’s Director to make sure all guests are personally guided to our nursery and Children’s Church. They regularly review our facility for signage and navigational aids.
For the first service, the Welcome Team supplys, serves and maintains the hot beverage center.
The Ushers are part of the Welcome Team and assist the Deacons in handing out bulletins and collecting the offering. Ushers greet people as they enter and leave the Church, seat people at the proper time and provide bulletins and other materials at the time of seating. The Ushers are attentive to the needs of the congregation and the Pastor. The offering is secured by at least two ushers at all times.
The Welcome Team is also responsible for helping new members integrate into the life of the Church. They work alongside the Deacons, the Church staff and the Nominating Committee to encourage this connection.
Current Chair: Terry Chin
The Women's Ministry Team's purpose is to brainstorm, develop strategies, and assist in implementing programs and activities relevant to women’s needs. The team periodically surveys the women within the church and community to identify spiritual growth needs and outreach opportunities.
Current Chairs: Dick Baily and Teresa Vaught
The Worship Teams want to create music that is culturally relevant, authentic, attractive for non-Christians and inspiring for believers.
Current Chair: Michael Greene
The Youth Team shall work under the leadership of the Youth Director and shall mentor and nurture the youth of our Church. They will actively participate in youth events and assist in the planning and evaluation of the entire youth program. All team members shall pass a background check before serving.