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Ways to Serve

Using Time, Talent, and Gifts to the Glory of God

Ways to Serve

At Thomasville Road Baptist Church, we believe God has created each of us with a unique and purposeful design for our lives. As we learn to follow Christ, we are called to live out that faith by loving and serving others. We encourage all of our members to use their gifts, talents, abilities and life experiences to serve others within our church, in our community and in our world. All of our ministries, programs and events are designed to help others grow as followers of Christ. Some opportunities are one-time commitments while others are weekly or monthly commitments. If a specific contact person is not listed, please contact Steve Vaughan at 850-386-4288 or stevevaughan@thomasvilleroad.organd he will help you find a place to serve! 

Plug in to one of these areas to serve

For a complete list of ministry opportunities, download our Ministry Link handout here


Worship Ministry

At Thomasville Road, the Worship Ministry exists to "spotlight Jesus with the arts." There are several ways to become involved in the Worship Ministry team, including serving weekly in our Worship Choir, singing on a vocal team, playing in the orchestra or rythm section, or participating in one of our age-graded choirs. Contact: Jason Pamblanco at 850-386-4288 or jasonpamblanco@thomasvilleroad.org

 

Parking Ministry 

Our campus can seem very large to someone visiting for the first time. Our Parking Team greets our guests with a smile while directing traffic, giving parking directions, and welcoming people to our campus each Sunday morning and during special events. This team works on a rotating basis throughout the year.

 

Greeters

Our greeters are posted at most of the entry doors around campus. This team welcomes guests and members with a warm smile and a handshake or a hug. They keep an eye out for guests and help them find the Guest Information desk or the nursery or Small Group Bible Study classroom.       

 

Guest Information Desk

The Guest Information Desk is often the first place our guests go once they enter the Worship Center. Here they can ask questions, get directions to places on campus, be advised as to which Small Group they may want to attend, and much more. The Guest Information Desk is staffed by eager and helpful servants on Sunday morning and at other times during special events.

 

Ushers

This ministry team assists worshippers each Sunday morning by passing out worship folders, helping people find seating in our Worship Center and helping collect the offering.

 

Adult Small Group Bible Study

Small Group Bible Study (SGBS) is not just for students and children. Each Sunday, we provide small group environments essential to helping adults become connected to others and grow in their relationship with Christ. Our SGBS classes become like a second family as we care for one another and serve one another. Teachers and other volunteers are vital in making new guests feel welcome and encouraging class members.

 

Preschool Ministry

Our little ones need loving adults who can help them learn more about Jesus. From rocking babies to serving snacks to telling Bible stories, you can make a difference in the life of a child and give parents a much-needed break to go to worship and Bible study. All preschool volunteers must be a member of the church for at least 6 months and submit to a background check. Contact: Janice Meyer at 850-386-4288 or janicemeyer@thomasvilleroad.org.

 

Children’s Ministry

Our children love to learn about Jesus! You can help them on their journey by leading a Small Group Bible Study, helping with Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, or Children's Choirs on Wednesday nights or volunteering for Vacation Bible School. All children’s ministry volunteers must be a member of the church for at least 6 months and submit to a background check. Contact: Dayle Isted at 850-386-4288 or dayleisted@thomasvilleroad.org.  

 

Pursue Youth Ministry

Use your gifts, talents and life experiences to invest in the life of a young person as he or she follows Christ. You could welcome youth as they arrive on Sunday mornings, hand out food on Wednesdays in the Snack Shack, lead a Small Group, chaperone an event, participate in a youth mission trip, or host a group in your home for Disciple Now Weekend. The possibilities are endless! All youth ministry volunteers must be a member of the church for at least 6 months and submit to a background check. Contact: Kevin Hall at 850-386-4288 or kevinhall@thomasvilleroad.org.

 

Converge College Ministry

Home cooked meals? Care packages? College students love that kind of thing! There are various ways to connect with our college students here at TRBC and on our community’s campuses. Contact: Marty Sloan at 850-386-4288 or martysloan@thomasvilleroad.org

 

E.L.I.T.E. Senior Adult Ministry

Anyone 50 years or older is invited to be a part of our Senior Adult Ministry which includes ministries to and by senior adults. The senior adults get together regularly for game time, exercising, service opportunities, Bible studies and trips. Contact: Shirley Fleetwood at shirleyfleetwood@thomasvilleroad.org.

 

Hispanic Ministry

The Hispanic Ministry of TRBC reaches the ever-growing Hispanic population in the Big Bend area. With ministries to residents and migrants throughout the year, there is always a place for Spanish and English speaking volunteers to help serve and bless our Hispanic brothers and sisters. Contact: Pastor Roberto Ramos at 850-273-2184 or robertoramos@thomasvilleroad.org.

 

Singles Adult Ministry

The Single Adult Ministry at TRBC exists to provide an atmosphere where singles and their families can grow in Christ and connect with other Christ followers. This team is looking for people who enjoy planning events and encouraging others.

 

Women’s Ministry

The Women’s Ministry of TRBC provides opportunities for women to connect to God and one another through events, fellowships and Bible studies that are uniquely designed for women. There are many ways to serve within this ministry including leading a Bible Study, decorating for events, mentoring younger women, and helping with conferences. Contact: Cindy Wilson at cindywilson@thomasvilleroad.org.

 

Man-hood Men’s Ministry

This ministry exists to strengthen the church by helping men to develop a vital Biblical connection with God, their families and other men through Bible studies, fellowships and recreational events. Contact: Steve Vaughan at stevevaughan@thomasvilleroad.org.

 

Missions Ministry

The Missions Ministry Team, which helps direct and coordinate mission efforts, emphasis and funding for TRBC. This team helps lead us to be a church with a passion for the unreached in Tallahassee, Florida, the U.S. and the world.  

 

International Ministry

Our International Ministry exists to reach individuals from other cultures who are living in our community, either as students or young professionals. We offer English Skills classes weekly, as well as host other special events aimed at reaching internationals with the Gospel. Contact: Brooks Miley at brooksmiley@thomasvilleroad.org

Marriage Ministry 

Healthy marriages are important to us at TRBC and we are in the process of developing and implementing a ministry plan to help support and in some cases, save marriages in our church and community. This team is looking for people passionate about the importance and sanctity of marriage.  

 

Prayer Ministry 

This ministry helps TRBC members stay focused on the priority of personal and corporate prayer. Prayer needs and requests are networked through the Prayer Room, the e-mail prayer chain, LifeLine prayer guide, and several SGBS based prayer lists.  

 

Grounds Ministry 

Every Thursday morning, a group of TRBC members volunteer their time to maintain, beautify, and enhance the church grounds by mowing, edging, trimming, weeding and performing other lawn maintenance.

 

Transportation Ministry 

This ministry helps with the transporting of groups and individuals for ministry and the maintaining of TRBC vehicles. It includes driving our buses on Sunday mornings for those who cannot drive to church and occasionally driving large groups locally and out of town.

 

Decisions Counseling Ministry 

This team provides support and counseling for individuals making decisions during the invitation time of our weekly worship services and helps with the decision time at each Discovering Church Membership class. Specific training is available for those interested. Contact: Cindy Wilson at cindywilson@thomasvilleroad.org.

 

Counting Ministry 

This ministry team counts the Sunday morning offerings and any special offerings throughout the year. They work on a rotating schedule.  Contact: Jerry Thornton at jerrythornton@thomasvilleroad.org.

 

Flower Ministry

On Monday mornings, this ministry team takes our beautiful flower arrangement used on the stage in the Sunday worship services and recreates smaller arrangements to take to our members who are homebound or in assisted living facilities. What a wonderful way to share a warm smile and encouraging word with our homebound members who are no longer able to worship with their church family!

 

Stich-N-Serve Sewing Ministry

This team is the perfect combination of service and fellowship. This team gets together to sew on Friday mornings at the church. They look for ways to bless others with their sewing talents whether it is making beautiful baby blankets for new mothers or sewing on achievement patches for the girls and boys in GAs and RAs.  

 

Cookie Ministry

Do you love to bake? Then we need you for our Cookie Ministry Team! This team bakes delicious cookies to give to the Ronald McDonald House, area hospice houses and nursing homes.  

 

Community Events

Throughout the year we need volunteers to help with our large community-wide outreach events. These are typically one-time commitments for a 2-3 hour block of time. Watch your worship folder for details on how to help and where to sign up.  

  • Serve the City (March) - This is a church-wide community outreach even that gives us the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to our city. TRBC small groups each choose a project of their own to do together on Serve the City Day.
  • Easter Egg Hunt (March/April) – Donate candy, stuff candy into eggs, set up for the event, help with parking, greet people, hide eggs, help in a booth, make cotton candy, serve popcorn, or clean up after the event.
  • Fall Festival (October) – Donate candy, set up for the event, help with parking, work a game booth, serve food, or clean up after event.
  • Jingle Mingle (December) – Donate items, stuff goody bags, set up for event, sing Christmas carols, park cars, serve hot chocolate, hand out goody bags, or clean up after event.
  • Conferences, concerts and community events – Throughout the year we may bring in musical artists or guest speakers.  These events require many people to help with registrations, park cars, take tickets, usher people to their seats, set up/break down equipment, and clean up after the event.

 

Other Opportunities

In addition to the ministries that happen within our church, many of our members serve in other areas in our communities. If you are interested in helping with one of the ministries listed below, let us know and we will put you in touch with the right person.  

  • Florida Baptist Children’s Home
  • A Women’s Pregnancy Center
  • Prison Ministry
  • Feeding the homeless in Frenchtown
  • Good News Bible Clubs in elementary schools
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