The ministries of Indian River Baptist Church are driven by a desire to give everyone solid biblical direction for life. The Scriptures give us our direction. It is the Word of God that brings the clarity and direction we need when we find ourselves at difficult crossroads.
Christian Ministry - Service Through LoveChristian Ministry is service to God and man as an obedient Christian. A Christian servant ministers to God and man in acts of love. Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:11).
Change a Life, Change the World
Cooridinator is Sandy Carpenter
Get Involved - Contact Sandy for details.
For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
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Prayer is a living relationship with God--a relationship moving and growing with the rhythms of life. Prayer unites us with God, whose power can accomplish more than we can hope for or imagine.
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Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a specialized form of religious education which focuses on children. VBS events are held in the months of June/July. Lengths of the programs may vary. A themed curriculum program is published prior to event dates.
Programs are packed full of high energy programs of religious education which employ Bible stories, religious song, arts and crafts, skits, or puppet shows which cater toward elementary school-aged children. VBS programs are provided at no cost to those attending.
Each night will begin in the Worship Center where extraordinary things can happen.
During this time you will have opportunities to develop friendships with kids, show them Jesus’ love and you will have fun and maybe learn a thing or two yourself!
We are looking to fill the VBS Leader and Small Group Leaders
Let's get involved and make a difference
We want to encourage families to attend worship services and bring their children. That's why it is important to give our children an opportunity to worship also.
Our Junior Church program takes place part way through the worship service on Sunday mornings. The children and their leaders leave the Sanctuary and go upstairs to the classrooms. What awaits them is a worshipful, age-appropriate experience where they can express their praise to God.
Where is God on Sunday morning? Of course, God is everywhere. We know that God is enthroned in the praises of his people. (Psalm 22:3) When we gather to worship – God is with us.
We know that God is there when we pray. Jesus said, “For where two or three re gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20) When we pray – God is with us.
We know that God is there when his Word is read, preached, loved and obeyed. The Lord says, “I am watching over my word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:12) When the Bible speaks – God is with us.
We know that God is everywhere. “Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:24) “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) No matter where we go – God is with us.
But did you know that God is also in the church nursery? “And Jesus took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” (Mark 9:36-37) When you welcome a child in the name of Jesus you welcome Jesus himself. When we minister to children – God is with us.
If you wonder why so many people are blessed by serving in the church nursery.
Now you know – God is there. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
IRBC offers Sunday School classes for all - - young, single, married, or in various other stages of life. Our program is designed to help you live a more meaningful and fulfilling Christian life.
Classes meet every Sunday morning at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall.
There is no need to call ahead or sign up for anything -- just drop in.
Look forward to seeing you this Sunday
For further information, contact Eugene West in the church office at 315-642-3122 or use the CONTACT US page on this website by clicking the link.
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