Serve

Serve at Coats Baptist

Being a follower of Jesus means we get to give of our time and talents to His church. At Coats Baptist, we have tons of great opportunities for you and your family to serve.

Below is a list of organized ministry teams (committees) of Coats Baptist. These are populated annually and are designed to lead ministries of the church; however, ministry happens when the church serves together. We need you. We need each other. (1 Cor. 12)

In other words, you do not need to be on a committee to serve at Coats Baptist! Use the survey at the bottom of this page to express areas of service that interest you.

Benevolence

This team is responsible for managing the church’s “Grocery Assist” and the “Backpack” programs to assist the less fortunate in the local community. This team is also responsible for maintaining the church’s food pantry.

Bereavement

This team is responsible for planning suggested menus and coordinating the preparation and serving of meals during the death of a church member or the member’s spouse or child living at home.

Children & Families

This team is charged with coordinating, planning, organizing, and conducting activities for children and their families that address their spiritual development and promote family fellowship, fun, and ministry.

Evangelism & Missions

This team assists the Pastor in developing and maintaining a spirit of commitment to evangelism; planning and implementing special evangelistic events; and training counselors. It also is responsible for promoting mission education and opportunities to the church and assisting in their planning, training and funding.

Finance

This team is responsible to annually propose a spending plan suitable to the aims and ministry of the church and to periodically assess and report on the church’s financial condition.

Men

This team is responsible for general coordination of ministries specifically designed for the spiritual, physical, and social development of the men of the church.

Music

This team is responsible for assisting the Worship Pastor in planning all music activities of the church.

Nominating

This team is entrusted with the role of prayerful identification and recommendation of servant leaders to carry out many of the ministries of the Church, including committees, Sunday school teachers, and church officers.

Nursery

This team is responsible for the staffing, equipping and monitoring of the church nursery for Sunday School, worship services and special events.

Personnel

This team is to foster constructive communication between the congregation and its pastoral staff and other employees.

Properties

It is the duty of this team to give attention to the condition and state of repair and appearance of the buildings, grounds, equipment, furnishings, and vehicles of the church and seeing to the repairs authorized by the church.

Senior Adults

This team is responsible for planning, organizing, promoting and carrying out ministries, events and programs for our senior adults.

Social/Hospitality

This team is responsible for planning and organizing church wide fellowship events as requested by various ministries of the church. It also is responsible for the cleaning and stocking of the kitchen.

Special Events

This team is charged with providing for special events including but not limited to Homecoming, Farmers’ Day, and decorating the church for Christmas.

Women

This team is responsible for general coordination of ministries specifically designed for the spiritual, physical, and social development of the women of the church.

Youth

This team is responsible for meeting with the youth minister and planning as well implementing activities for the youth group.

International Missions

East Asia

Coats has the opportunity to support and partner with a family who has served in East Asia for many years – a place where there is a lack of hope and Christians face constant persecution. We send small, short-term teams to encourage the workers, share Jesus in house churches, and engage with non-believers in these communities.

Guatemala

Each year, Coats Baptist sends a team of volunteers to Guatemala City. From children at local schools, orphans, and elderly on the fringe of society, we aim to share the love of Christ with everyone we encounter. These trips may also include house construction and stove installation for families.

Honduras

Mission teams have the opportunity to construct small block homes for families in need and conduct evangelistic events such as VBS, sports camps, and door to door visitation. We have also hosted medical and dental clinics with the support of local Honduran churches. These trips are all coordinated through North Carolina Baptists on Mission.

Upcoming Trip: November 11-18

Local Missions

Below are a few examples of ways that the local body of Christ at CBC can meet the needs of those closer to home while serving in the name of Jesus. If you have any interest to serve in one of these capacities, feel free to contact Danny Stevens via email or by phone at (919) 279-7063.

Baptists on Mission

Coats partners with NC Baptists on Mission in local missions and disaster relief efforts as needs arise. There are still many in need of assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. We are focused on rebuilding projects in New Bern, NC.

Samaritan's Purse

Coats also partners with Samaritan’s Purse to help with relief and rebuilding efforts on a local and national scale. We are currently involved in rebuilding efforts in New Bern and Whiteville, NC.

Handyman Ministry

We are also called to meet the needs of those in our community who are elderly or disabled. We invite you to serve by helping complete tasks such as lawn maintenance, simple home repairs, and building wheelchair ramps.

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