Ministry Teams

Missions Ministry

Missions Ministry

Missions Ministry

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Mrs. Judy Hurdle, Ministry Leader


Missions education at BridgeWay Baptist Church is focused on four main areas of emphasis.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in the Spring was previously called "Home Missions" but has been revamped  to include all of North America and Canada and named North American Missions.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in December was originally named "Foreign Missions" but is now "International Missions" (between nations). In December 2017 we invited a local missionary couple, Joel and Heather Strahan, who had recently spent three years in Russia to share their experiences of learning the language and culture, relating to the people, and rearing three daughters in a former Soviet country.  They also brought a pot of traditional Russian soup - borscht- and crusty bread for tasting at our Wednesday night pot-luck supper.

The Margaret Lackey State Offering concentrates on needs within our own state of Mississippi.  We have had a number of resource speakers from the Magnolia State to share about prison ministry, disaster relief, Camp Garaway, college campus ministry, Christian Women's Job Corp, to name a few.

On a local level we periodically support a pregnancy crisis center,

Sav-A-Life, in Oxford by inviting the director of the facility to speak to us in January on Sanctity of Life Sunday.  Some of our members regularly attend the annual fund-raiser banquet, and we have filled a baby bassinet with infant supplies and clothes and delivered them to the center.

Multi-Media Team

Missions Ministry

Missions Ministry

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Our Multi-Media Team at BridgeWay is responsible for all of the technical functions of the congregations.  They serve the church by providing comprehensive media services for church events including Sunday morning worship, special services, youth and children's events, congregational meetings and other gatherings. 

     The goal of this team is to share the message of the church with large groups of people through amplified sound, recordings, and presentations.

Team Members:

 

Debbie Hunsucker, Brandon Halley, Michael Hunsucker, Paul Creekmore.

Music Ministry

Missions Ministry

Senior Adult Ministry

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At BridgeWay Baptist Church , we worship our Lord and Savior each Sunday in a blended style service.  We have a great mix of traditional hymns, older praise choruses and the latest, most contemporary praise and worship songs.

     Our Praise Team has members that range from youth to adults.  We currently have an acoustic guitar, a bass guitar, a keyboard, a tambourine/shaker in our rhythm section and singers.  We are blessed with much talent in our church family!

     There are many other members of our church family that are gifted musicians. They do specials from time to time as the occasion calls and the Spirit leads.

   Praise Team Members:

Pastor Gary Adams,  Lorena Adams, Layne Mendius, Lacey Mendius, Jamie Mendius and Layna Mendius.

Senior Adult Ministry

Senior Adult Ministry

Senior Adult Ministry

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Co-Leaders , Carolyn Garrett and Lorena Adams, find exciting, fun-filled activities for our Senior Adults each month.  


Whether it's a day trip to a local area attraction or a overnight excursion to a short destination to learn and enjoy it's local history and attractions, they get this group of "TweenAgers on the Go" moving and sharing great fellowship each month!

Soccer Ministry

Senior Adult Ministry

Soccer Ministry

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Director - Layne Mendius

We believe that our young people need to exercise their bodies, have fun with wholesome activities, and learn as much about their Creator and His Son as they can.

    We strive to meet all three of these needs with our Soccer program.  We teach the fundamentals of soccer, provide a safe environment for practice and drills, and have Bible lessons at every gathering.


    Our season is in the fall with signups in early August and games on Thursday nights -  October through early November.

Activities of Interest

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Bible Drills

 Jamie Mendius - Director

Bible Buddies - ages Kindergarten and 1st grade, 

January through April 

      This age group learns 8 Scripture verses and 10 key passage reference as well as the books of the Bible.  They participate in our annual Church Drills.

Children's Bible Drills - ages 3rd grade through 6th grade, January through April

     This age group learns 25 Scripture verses, 10 key passage references as well as the books of the Bible. They participate in our annual Church Drills and compete in the Association and State Drills.

Student and Adult Drills - 7th grade through adults, January through April

      This age group learns 15 Scripture verses, 10 Bible Answer verses and 10 Key passage references.  They participate in our annual Church Drills and compete 

     in the Association Drills.  Only the Student group is allowed to compete in the State Drills at this time.

Youth Mission & Activities

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Youth Activities

 

The GAP

G-rowing in knowledge of God's will

A-pplying wisdom of the Holy Spirit

P-roducing a life worthy of the Lord​


The prayer for our Youth Ministry

Colossians 1:9-14

"9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.  We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. 10  so that every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.  13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. 14 In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."


 We pray this prayer for each member and visitor of the youth group at BridgeWay Baptist Church.  We pray that each grows in his/her faith in order to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord."  We hope to equip them with biblical teachings that they may learn to apply the wisdom given by the Holy Spirit and grow closer to the Lord.  Our wish is that each member of the church share their love and wisdom with this group of young people, better preparing them to "bear fruit in every good work." 

Children's Ministry

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Debbie Hunsucker - Director

 

Our Children’s Ministry includes classes for all age groups and activities  hroughout the whole year.  

The main ministry of the Children’s Department is on Wednesday nights: TeamKid classes begin at 6:30 pm for Kindergarten – 6th grade.  Here, they are taught and discipled in the ways and truths of our faith.  

Our teachers are dedicated and love each and every child that walks through their door!  

TeamKids participate each summer in Camp Good News at Camp Lake Lajoie through Child Evangelism Conference of Memphis TN. Camp lasts for 7 days and is always a much-anticipated time of year! 

Vacation Bible School is another huge ministry from our Children’s Department. Each summer, VBS has a cool new theme that always gets the kids so excited to learn about Jesus’ love. Our teachers are loving and energetic and look forward each year to teaching the children about our Lord and Savior. 

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Lorena Adams - Director

 

Preschoolers at BridgeWay are so much fun and they grow and learn so fast! 

Our mission is to help lay a strong foundation in Biblical truth as they begin their journey toward a personal faith in Jesus Christ. 

We strive to provide a safe, but fun environment in which the preschoolers can learn about God, Jesus, family and others. 

Preschool opportunities for babies until entering kindergarten. 

If you have any questions about our preschool ministry, feel free to call Lorena Adams at 662-274-4431.

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Amy Allen - Director Children's Church

 

Preschoolers at BridgeWay are so much fun and they grow and learn so fast! 

Our mission is to help lay a strong foundation in Biblical truth as they begin their journey toward a personal faith in Jesus Christ. 

We strive to provide a safe, but fun environment in which the preschoolers can learn about God, Jesus, family and others. 

Preschool opportunities for babies until entering kindergarten. 

If you have any questions about our preschool ministry, feel free to call Lorena Adams at 662-274-4431.

Vacation Bible School

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July 13th - 17th, 2020

8:30 am to 12:00 noon

Ages:  4 years old thru 6th Grade