The whole idea of Loving Others means that we have to SERVE. Here at SmithvilleFBC we desire every person to find a place where they can serve God with all their heart, soul, and mind. God has blessed each one of us with unique skills and abilities. Here are some of our ministries where you can help serve at SmithvilleFBC.
Our Children's Ministry exists to help train and guide children to become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. We believe in Luke 2:52 in that we are called to train children to be devoted to God. We offer hands on small groups, Children's Worship, and Missions and Music on Sundays. On Wednesdays we have AWANA which is a ministry that is based on teaching Children scripture in a fun and interactive way.
All of our workers who work with our children have been screened, background checked, and trained to work with children. We want you to know that your children will be safe and in good hands here at SmithvilleFBC. We invite you to come and check out our Children's Ministry here at SmithvilleFBC.
Genesis Students is the name of our Student Ministry for students 6th - 12th grade. In the bible, Genesis is the origin story of our faith. As Genesis Students, we realize this is the beginning of our personal stories with Jesus.
We want to share our stories with the world!
The Men's Ministry meets on the first Thursday of each month. The goal of this ministry is for men to seize the opportunity to become godly men. This ministry is very involved in helping the church reach it's full potential by being men who will serve with a Christ-like heart. You can see what is coming up in the Men's Ministry by viewing their Ministry Calendar here: Men's Ministry Calendar.
Women On Mission:
Our Women's Ministry meets the second Thursday of each month. Their goal is find opportunities for Women to do Missions whether it is locally or around the world. They are involved in several local projects and are always looking for more opportunities to share the love of Jesus to others.
ere at FBC, we strive every week to worship the Lord "in spirit and in truth" through our music (John 4:24). Everything we do in the music ministry is aimed at turning people's hearts toward God and His word.
Stylistically, we embrace a wide variety of music. On any given Sunday you will probably hear a mix of old and new. Since true worship is not determined by style, it is not the primary driving force behind the music in our services. Rather, we try to communicate the truth of God's word effectively while helping people of all ages and backgrounds worship Him genuinely.
If you would like to get involved with this exciting ministry, please speak to pastor Jordan.
The RT Program at FBC is comprised of adults aged 55 and older. They usually meet monthly for a pot luck luncheon on the last Monday of the month at 12pm in the Activities Building (farthest side of the church across from the Methodist church).
RT's conduct an informal gathering to enjoy each other in fellowship, laughter, great food and devotions. Periodically they go off site for various activities such as plays at the Cumberland Playhouse, Sunday afternoon lunches at Falls Creek Falls State Park, a visit to a Gaither Concert, etc.
Please accept this as an invitation to visit the RT's...you'll have a wonderful time in fellowship with other seniors!
Haven of Hope was started in 2004 to reach out to 'hurting' people in our area. FBC allowed the ministry to start in an office at the church, then a “little white house” was used near the church. The ministry has continued to grow and we are now at our third location on West Main Street in the Magnolia House. The ministry name came from hearing one of the first individuals we helped say, 'This is just a little haven of hope.' Haven of Hope of DeKalb County has grown over the years as God opened doors for us.
In 2009 Haven of Hope of DeKalb County was chartered as a separate organization and also approved to be a 501c3. We have staff and volunteers from various Christian denominations.
The office is officially open M-F 8am-5pm and is closed on major holidays. We also have support groups, classes, and some counseling after these hours.
Our volunteers are very valuable. They help with office responsibilities, teach classes, lead support groups, encourage individuals, and help with our Plant 'N Prayers ministrywhich is one source of funding.
We have two main divisions:
- Professional Counseling where we currently have five master's level mental health counselors. In 2016 we were licensed by the State of Tennessee as an Outpatient Mental Health Facility. We accept most insurances and have a sliding fee scale for the uninsured. We can serve age 3 to 103! We have two child play therapy rooms and receive referrals from parents, doctors, Department of Children Services and courts. We can provide depression/anxiety screenings and treatment. We are glad to help those going through adjustments caused by life changes and struggles. All our counselors have been trained in a counseling technique called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which can be very helpful in treating trauma in children and adults. Three have been trained in EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children. This is helpful to treat a child and his or her family where there are attachment issues.
- Classes & Support Groups Classes include: Boundaries, Parenting, Anger Management, Safety Zone, God will Make a Way, Co-parenting, Social Skills, Parenting Classes approved for Divorce Courts, Matrix (dealing with triggers related to the disease of addiction) and MRT also related to living a sober lifestyle. Cost of these classes vary but interested persons can call our office for more information. Free Support Groups include: Dealing with Domestic Violence, Al Anon (family or friends effected by someone’s addiction meets Thursdays at 5:30 pm and Fridays at 11:00am), Parents of Special Blessings (parents with a special needs child meets Fridays at 8:15am), & HHH (Hurts, Habits & Hang-ups meets Thursdays at 6:30pm where people deal with their struggles of living a sober lifestyle). There are periodic grief support groups. Note: We would be glad to lead a grief support group at another location if a church or club would like to offer this to their participants.
If you would like to help, first of all we would appreciate your prayers. We also need non-judgmental volunteers who love people from all walks of life. Come and visit us sometime. We would be glad to show you around.
To help through donations, here are some items we can use in the ministry: paper products (paper towels, toilet tissue, and facial tissue), journals, good used children's books, good used beanie babies, good used matchbox cars, and good used women's devotional books. Since we are a 501c3 we can accept tax deductible monetary donations. If you shop on Amazon, we also would appreciate your support through “smile.amazon.com”. It does not cost you any more and we get a small percentage. Maybe we should say a very small percentage, but little amounts add us.
Like our FB page, “Haven of Hope of DeKalb County” to keep up with other news.
Our Deacon Ministry at SmithvilleFBC desire to be that exactly: a ministry. They handle our church's benevolence and maintain relationships with the congregation. If you have a ministry need that you wish to be made known to the deacon body or a particular deacon, please fill out the form below with adequate information. Website management will ensure the message is sent to the deacon(s).