Sunday School is also the arm of the Church that wins people to Christ. “Winning” is defined as communicating the gospel in an understandable manner and motivating a person to respond to Christ. “Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully observe all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 31:12). The Old Testament expression “fear the Lord” means to bring a person to reverential trust of God. It was a concept of salvation. Today we might describe a person who “fear[s] the LORD” as a person who receives Christ, or trusts the Lord, for salvation. Who will you share the gospel with this week?
Sunday School is the teaching arm of the Church. “Teaching” means guiding the learning activities that meet human needs. “Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully observe all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 31:12). In this text, it is expressed in the word “gather.” The first step of teaching is expressed in the verse by the words “that they may hear.” The ultimate step of teaching is “that they may learn.” Spring Hill Baptist Church is blessed with great teachers. Be sure you are in Sunday School this Sunday!
The Reaching Arm of the Church Sunday School is the arm that reaches all ages for Christ. “Reaching” is defined as making contact with a person and motivating him or her to give an honest hearing to the gospel. Since evangelism is giving out the gospel, reaching is basically pre-evangelism, for it gets people to listen to the gospel. “Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully observe all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 31:12). In this text, it is expressed in the word “gather.” Note that those who gathered are identified as fathers, mothers, little ones or children, and the stranger.
Sunday school and much more!
At Spring Hill, we have ministries for adults of all ages.
The heart of our Adult Ministry is our Sunday school, which meets at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. In each Sunday school class, friends gather to study the Bible, care for one another, and organize practical ministries to serve the community. Everyone is welcome!
In addition to Sunday school, we offer various groups where people make friends and grow in faith:
To find out how you can get involved, call the Education office at 342-5320.
If you are looking for a place to volunteer here are some opportunites for our adults:
Though members of SHBC are involved in numerous missions, giving and service, the following are places where SHBC serves on a regular basis. This list highlights some of the missions where SHBC members are most active.
Alabama Baptist Children’s Home: Christian group homes and foster care for children. For information contact 342-5320.
Haven of Hope: An alcohol and drug rehab for women. For information contact 342-5320.
Homebound Ministry: Care visits to homebound members of SHBC. For more information contact 342-5320.
Home of Grace: Alcohol and drug rehab for women. For more information contact Janice Butler at 634-1566.
McKemie Place: Women’s homeless shelter. For more information contact Janice Butler at 634-1566.
Light of the Village: Inner city mission. For more information contact John or Delores Eads at 937-1361.
Waterfront Rescue Mission: Rescue and recovery shelter and programs for homeless and addicted men. For information contact Will Wright at 342-1363.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Center’s Craft Room 240. This is an ongoing ministry to provide warm, loving shawls made by praying women to other women who need God’s warm comfort in times of need. Please contact Yvonne Lawrence at 251-421-3049 for more information. There is no charge for participating in the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The group meets from September through May.
M.A.G.I.C. Day trips, theatre/shows, seminars, overnight trips and extended trips are just a few of the exciting opportunities. Seminars on subjects pertaining to senior adults are held on campus. Day trips are made each month to events or points of interest in our surrounding area. Overnight trips and extended trips are made three or four times a year. The events and trips are publicized in the church publications as well as on the website. For more information about contact Olna Woodall at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 689-7087 or the Church Education Office at 342-5320.