Authentic Manhood Men’s Ministry
We envision men at all stages of life learning to walk in their God-given Authentic Manhood identity; an identity that leads to restoration and healing of a wide-range of relationships important to our life and legacy.
- Rejecting Passivity
- Accepting Responsibility
- Investing Eternally
- Leading Courageously
Care and Counseling
Our mission is to impact and influence the lives of the members of First Baptist Church by providing pristine Christian counseling as a platform which targets the full development of the person and leads to mental and spiritual healing and deliverance through the empowering presence of the Peace of God in the life of the believer.
Our mission is to provide a level of professional service and support to the Senior Pastor as a means to keep him focused on the mission of the church and his need to walk in agreement and submission to God (I Samuel 14:7).
Our mission is to support the Senior Pastor in helping to build strong disciples of out of our congregation members as our church carries out the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20.
Dynamic Marriage Ministry
The purpose of Dynamic Marriage Ministry is to provide marriages in our church with effective encouragement and biblical instruction that leads to healthy strong marriages as outlined in the Word of God.
As Disciples of Christ, our mission is to impact, teach, and model the Biblical principles of marriage.
We envision the nation-wide divorce rate dropping and younger adults “Building Strong Marriages” reflective of the Biblical model and the Covenant of Marriage God established in His Word through the impact of the Dynamic Marriage Ministry of our church.
As a mission, we are “not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead” (Galatians 1:1); commissioned to minister the Saving Grace of God and impact the lives of believers and non-believers alike through the testimony of liturgical movement and the adoration of the worship God!
Our mission is to impact the lives of members and guest alike by strategically creating a space of elegant floral design that accents the worship experience for the glory of God, and for individual enjoyment and personal healing in Christ during times of great sorrow and need. “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you (Exodus 25:8-9). “ And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:15).
GROW Youth Ministry
Our mission is to teach and develop the children and youth in our church in Christian principles until they “all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,” and “may grow (our emphasis) up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-15).
The mission of Intercessory Prayer Ministry at First Baptist is to stand as ambassadors for Christ and faithfully represent man before God in praying without and touching and agreeing with God’s will and salvific plan for man and mankind in the earth.
L.I.F.T. Women’s Ministry
L.I.F.T. stands for “Ladies in Fellowship Together.” We disciple women to become dynamic in all they say and do to the glory of God, our Father. By cultivating healthy relationships in Christ, the women of L.I.F.T. learn to experience spiritual empowerment and transformation to live out God’s perfect will and plan for their lives.
We are on mission with God to share the saving grace of God in Christ, Jesus through the spread of God’s Word in sisterly fellowship.
We envision being a premier transformational women’s ministry dedicated to impact and L.I.F.T. women everywhere in the power of God.
The Purpose of the Missionary Ministry is model the Great Commission Christ as found in Matthew 28:19.
Our mission is to “impact the world” by ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of the “least of these” (Matthew 25:40).
We envision our ministry impacting hundreds of thousands of lives through God’s love in Christ through local and international feeding programs, medical assistance exertions, national disaster relief initiatives, community restoration efforts, and evangelizing mission campaigns in areas God leads our ministry to serve and share.
We exist to “Impact the world in Christ” through expressions of spiritual gifts and talents in songwriting and song performance in a rich expression and articulation of the Good News of God in Christ with integrity and spiritual conviction in order to compliment the mission or First Baptist win souls to God and encourage ongoing spiritual growth. Our ministry includes our Worship Team, Male Chorus, Genesis Voices Youth Choir, NextUp Young Adults Choir, and Celebration Choir.
The mission of the music ministry is to glorify the Name of God by ministering and evangelizing the Word of God in song and high worship in a way, which sets the atmosphere for the Holy Spirit and Power of God to minister throughout the worship experience at First Baptist Church.
New Jersey Orators
As part of the larger New Jersey Orators (a non-profit State charter), First Baptist Church leads the way as a local community charter in the South Orange/Maplewood area. We have one purpose, help youth between ages 7 and 18 become confident speakers and tomorrow leaders.
Thus, our mission is to increase self-confidence, boost academic success, teach leadership skills, and help maximize career choices in youth by teaching critical public speaking skills as they embrace and walk in their spiritual identity in Christ.
Our mission is to help young adult Christians develop leadership and ministry skills critical in our walk with God through resources and training programs, which empowers young adults while strengthening their commitment as servants of God.
We envision adding a deepened richness to the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church. As today’s young Christian adults, we are multi-gifted, multitalented, multi-tiered, and multicultural assets. We rise in God to offer Him our creative dynamics so that through us, the overall development and growth of the body of Christ at First Baptist will growth well into her future in areas of evangelism and Christian fellowship, and leadership development.
The First Baptist Church Scholarship Ministry serves to encourage, identify, and support the academic accomplishments and endeavors of the youth and young adults in our church by providing scholarship support to students recognized for their community leadership and post high school academic and career goals. Qualified students receive scholarship support as early as middle school for leadership accomplishments throughout their college matriculation. Scholarships offered are ‘Developing Future Leaders Scholarship,” “Rosa A. Morris & James A. Vaughan Scholarship,” and our “Career Path Education” scholarship.
It is our mission to impact, motivate and stimulate the youth and young adults in our church to reach their God-given potential as young men and women by reinforcing the principles of salvation in Christ and encouraging academic excellence, leadership, and social responsibility as Christian witnesses through community and educational events.
Sunday School Enrichment
We exist to “impact the lives of children” in Christ by equipping them with foundational education, that enforces academic, social, and spiritual learning.
We are the best academic and spiritual development enrichment ministry around. We instruct with love, we invest eternally; we just do it for Christ.
Ushers Ministry Helpers
As doorkeepers and forerunners U.S.H.E.R.S, our mission is to “Usher God’s people, through the power of the Spirit, into the House of God, with impactful Exchange, through Righteous service in Christ, for the Salvation of souls.” Matthew 5:16 encourages us to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”