Discipleship at Eastern Shore Baptist Church
Eastern Shore Baptist Church refers to their Sunday morning discipleship offerings as Life Groups. It is the mission of these weekly gatherings to study God's Word, pray for one another, encourage, and live out Hebrews 10:25, "And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."
Life Groups meet each Sunday at 9 a.m.
Eastern Shore Baptist Church offers several different offerings on Wednesday nights.
Tutoring: Join Brenda Taylor and her tutoring team each Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the old fellowship hall. All ages and subjects available for tutoring. If your child is interested, email Brenda at Brenda@MyESBC.net.
English as a Second Language: Eastern Shore Baptist Church has an active ESL ministry. We host nationals from all over the globe and teach them English while showing them the love of Jesus. ESL is taught in the old fellowship hall Wednesday nights at 6 p.m.
Women's Bible Study: All women are invited to a weekly Bible Study in room 109 at 5:30 p.m. Each week, ladies of all ages gather to read God's Word, encourage each other, and pray for one another.
Prayer Meeting: Join us as Bryant Thompson and Dr. Stuart Davidson lead in a focused time of prayer and short Bible study. Prayer Meeting meets in the Chapel of ESBC at 6 p.m. each Wednesday night.
Replicate: Replicate is our offering for students age 7th grade through Senior in High School. Josh Raybon delivers powerful messages geared for young people. There is also opportunities to worship, pray and give. Replicate meets in the Youth Building from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is a fellowship time where food is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Music & Missions: A program geared towards our children. Children's Choirs start at 5:30 p.m. in the children's building. Choir is then followed up by our Mission program led by Will Haynes. Your child can expect great adult leadership, fun games, songs, and tremendous teaching each Wednesday night. M&M starts at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Shore Baptist Church offers University level classes throughout the year. We call these offerings ESBCU. Classes are available for each age group. These classes meet on the campus of ESBC and start at 5 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. The only time that these classes are not offered is during the summer. Below is a complete list of classes that are being offered in the Fall of 2018. Eastern Shore Baptist Church University starts September 9th.
Title: Seekers Life Group Class
Facilitators: Ed Davidson and Erhard Karl
Classroom: Solomon’s Porch
Description: The class is targeted to all adults. The mission of the class is to learn more about the Bible and have an organized way to have fellowship with one another and serve the church. THIS IS A NEW LIFE GROUP CLASS! We are using the “Explore the Bible” curriculum from Lifeway Christian Resources. The class meets from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and gathers each Sunday in Solomon’s Porch. The teaching method of the class will be centered on class participation, discussion, and class engagement. We plan to have a monthly fellowship immediately following the class, “supper club style”. We want you to grow deeper in your walk with God and Bible literacy. You are encouraged to read God’s Word and study outside of the class so that your participation can be fruitful. For more more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: AWANA Clubs
Teacher: Will Haynes and AWANA leaders
Description: Awana Club is a children’s ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him. Awana clubs are a place where children can play games, memorize Bible verses and learn Bible lessons.
Cost: Puggles, $15; Cubbies and Sparks, $22; T&T, $28 (Optional: Handbook Bag, $7)
Room: Nursery Building and Activities Building
What To Bring: Awana Uniform Shirt or Vest, Awana Book (Sparks and T & T only) and Bible
Class: Finishing Strong
Teacher: John Anderson
Description: A challenge for senior adults to stay active and effective as we advance in age. The course is scripturally based and encourages practical application at church and our community, but more importantly in the family.
What To Bring: Pencil or pen. There will be handouts.
Teachers/Staff: Tony and Carol Higginbotham, Michaelyn Gober, Jake Brown, John Hutzler, George Dueitt, Angela Davidson, Joanne Webb
Description: The purpose of Youth Choir is to plant the Word of God into the hearts and minds of our students with music and to give them the opportunity to share the Gospel! Youth Choir leads in worship once per month on Sunday mornings. Youth choir combines music and missions and goes on choir tour each summer on Memorial Day week.
-Participation is open to all 7-12 grade students
-No experience or audition is required
-Visitors and new members are always welcome
Room: Adult Choir Room
What To Bring: A good attitude, a teachable spirit, and a willingness to serve others.
Class: Touch Visitation
Teachers: Bryant Thompson and Stuart Davidson
Description: Join Stuart and Bryant each Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a brief time of evangelism and visitation training. Come to learn how to effectively reach out to the community and share a bold witness for Jesus Christ. TOUCH stands for Telling Others Until Called Home. We will take what we learn on Sunday nights and transfer those lessons into action. All materials will be provided.
Room: Sanctuary Foyer
What To Bring: A cheerful spirit.
Class: Kingdom Man by Tony Evans
Teachers: Wen Liles
Description: You were created for greatness. In this six-session group Bible study, pastor and author Tony Evans challenges men to recognize and claim the standard of greatness that God has set forth in His Word. You will learn what it means to be a kingdom man who accepts responsibility for his domain of influence. Step up and claim your destiny as God's Kingdom Man.
What To Bring: Pen, Bible, Notes, Workbook
Class: Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado
Teacher: Brenda Taylor
Description: All ladies are invited to enjoy this special class that will reinvigorate you spirit and encourage your soul. Are you looking for hope? This class is for you.
Nothing lifts us out of fear and weariness like hope. An anchor through life's storms, hope buoys our spirits and seeks to make a way when we face tough times. After 40 years of ministry and speaking to hurt hearts, Max Lucado has learned that the promises of God will give you the strength you need. Each chapter in Unshakable Hope explores one Biblical promise that will help equip you to face every day with courage. Includes reflection questions for individual or group study.
What To Bring: Pen, Bible, Notes, Workbook
Class:Behind Enemy Lines: Lessons from the Life of Daniel
Teacher: Josh Raybon
Description: While living “behind enemy lines” during the Babylonian captivity, Daniel lived a life that honored God. In 21st century America, believers find themselves in a similar situation. We will seek to discover and employ the same truths that enabled Daniel to live a life of integrity in the midst of hostility.
What To Bring:Bible and a pen.