God has given us the community of faith to help us minister to others. Seeing people take that next step in learning how to glorify God through their lives is a desire and a priority for the FBC leadership team. If you have a commitment to Christ and a desire to care for His people there are several ways that you can be involved as a volunteer.
First Bible Church Ministry Opportunities
If you have questions about volunteering to serve in any of the ministries listed below, feel free to contact Vance Helms, Decatur Campus at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3765 or Wayne Campbell, Madison Campus at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3771.
SHINE! (Children’s Ministry)
Nursery: Ministering to babies and toddlers by creating a loving and nurturing atmosphere, interacting with them using biblical words, stories, visual aids… and singing! Contact Kelly Martin, Decatur Campus at (256) 353-2711, ext. 2276 or Christy Jacobs, Madison Campus at (256) 353-2711.
All parents of children birth to four years old are expected to serve on the Helping Hands team on a rotating basis. The rotation works such that people serve one hour approximately four times during the school year. The primary role of the Helping Hands team is to assist the regular teachers with games, snacks, student activities, and crafts. Even if you’re not a parent of children in this age range, volunteers are more than welcome! Contact Kelly Martin, Decatur Campus at (256) 353-2711, ext. 2276 or Christy Jacobs, Madison Campus at (256) 353-2711.
Small groups at each age-group level with the purpose of helping children learn and apply God’s Word. Contact Telete Chappell, Decatur Campus at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3767 or Christy Jacobs, Madison Campus at (256) 353-2711.
Kids Worship (K – 5th Grade)
& Wee Worship (Preschoolers, 3 – Pre-K 5 Year Olds)
Larger group gatherings that teach children to worship God through the 4 M’s: Music, Message (God’s Word), Missions, Memory (Scripture). Contact Telete Chappell,
Decatur Campus at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3767 or Christy Jacobs, Madison Campus at (256) 353-2711.
The Buddy Program A Special Needs Ministry
At First Bible Church on Sundays
An inclusive classroom initiative created to integrate children with special needs as fully as possible into our church community.
For more information, please contact the church office at (256) 353-2711.
A weekly time on Sunday evenings for elementary children to participate in games, scripture memory, crafts, and be exposed to local and foreign missions. Contact the church office at (256) 353-2711.
Sportsters (3rd-5th Grade Boys)
Boys meet on Sunday evenings to enjoy activities that help them learn how to grow closer to Christ. Contact the church office at (256) 353-2711.
GIGAS (Girls In God’s ArmS, 3rd-5th Grade)
Girls meet on Sunday evenings to enjoy activities that help them learn how to grow closer to Christ. Contact Earlene Baker at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3761.
Student Ministries Decatur Campus
Volunteers work with teenagers, middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college students to help them become disciples of Christ. Programs include:
one:eight (6th – 12th Grade)
Middle school and high school students meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Contact Alexander Roberts at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3771.
TREK (6th – 8th Grade)
Middle school students meet on Sunday nights at 5:51 p.m. Contact Alexander Roberts at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3766.
Student Ministries Specific Areas of Service Include:
- Worship Team
- Service Projects Team
- Drama Ministry
- Small Group Leader
- Small Group Co-Leader
- Large Group Leader
- Large Group Support
- One-on-One Mentor
Student Ministries Madison Campus
Our Student Ministry at the Madison campus will be kicking off in October. If you have questions about or are interested in being involved, Contact Alexander Roberts at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3766.
Sunday Morning Worship Services
Our church choir leads our people in worship of God on Sunday mornings and in special musical events at Christmas and Easter. Contact Bruce Ellsworth at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3762.
The FBC Ensemble is a musical group that leads our people in worship. Membership in this group is by audition only. Contact Bruce Ellsworth at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3762.
This ministry team uses their musical talent to accompany the choir, ensembles, and congregation. Contact Bruce Ellsworth at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3762.
The A/V tech team sets up and monitors sound and taping of worship services and musical events. Contact Bruce Ellsworth at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3762.
Volunteers are needed to oversee the duplication of audio tapes and tape sets. Contact Bruce Ellsworth at (256) 353-2711, ext. 3762.
G3 is a welcoming team that assists people in the worship service by handing out bulletins, overseeing the service in general, and assisting people where needed. Contact the church office at (256) 353-2711.
Adult Bible Fellowships
ABFs are viewed as congregations within a congregation. Classes meet on Sunday mornings, and each ABF has the following coordinators:
- Teachers and Co-Teachers: Studies and teaches the Word of God to the group.
- Outreach: Helps visitors connect with the group and its individuals.
- Inreach: Cares for ABF members by reaching out to those who have been absent from class.
- Meals: Works with Inreach Coordinator to provide meals for people in times of need.
- Prayer: Keeps the ABF informed of prayer requests and answered prayer among the group.
- Missions: Serves as a liaison to the Missions Committee; helps the group adopt an FBC missionary and keeps the ABF informed of their needs.
Other FBC Ministries
Celebrate Recovery is a recovery program based on Matthew chapter 5. It is an effective approach that helps people turn hurts, habits and hang-ups into opportunities to grow and change to be more like Christ. It meets on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. at First Bible Church. Contact Jess Montegudo at 353-2711, ext. 3764.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday mornings at 6:30 all men are invited to meet at the church for intercessory prayer for our church and our missionaries and a hearty breakfast. Cooks and dishwashers are always welcome! Contact the church office at (256) 353-2711.
Women’s Bible Study
Bible studies for women are offered Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings throughout the year incorporating various topics, teachers, and authors (such as Beth Moore and Kay Arthur/Precept Ministries). Contact the church office at (256) 353-2711.
Missions Trip Teams
Every year, First Bible Church sends a team of 12-20 to the mission field for one to two weeks. The purpose is to serve fellow believers in other cultures through building or medical projects, to identify with the life of a missionary, and to be exposed to what God is accomplishing in other nations. Each team member raises his or her own support. Contact the church office at (256) 353-2711.
Movers & Shakers
This group of men helps in the physical set up and break down of chairs and tables for the Field House service, as well as other special events. Contact Jess Montegudo at 353-2711, ext. 3764.
FBC Supported Local Ministry Outreach Possibilities
Neighborhood Christian Center
A local ministry that helps the needy of the city to overcome the multiplying problems of the downward spiral of poverty. Contact Tim and Pamela Bolding at (256) 351-7633.
Sav-a-Life Pregnancy Center
This local crisis-pregnancy counseling center provides an alternative to mothers who do not want abortion through: counseling, pregnancy tests, and adoption services. Volunteers are needed for counseling and secretarial positions. Training provided. Contact Linda Buchanan at (256) 355-3828.
Tennessee Valley Outreach
This team assists in gathering food and resources for a local para-church ministry that provides shelter and meals for the homeless. Contact (256) 350-5226.