“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” – Acts 2:42
Outside our Sunday gatherings we seek to provide discipleship for adults in all stages of life, whether married, single, parents, or not. Here are some of the ways we seek to accomplish this:
As the early church was, we know that we are to be devoted to the apostles’ teachings in the Word of God. We affirm this devotion through discipleship classes on Sunday and Wednesday evenings throughout the year. The studies can range from the biblical view of marriage, to finances or missions. We have classes and groups which range in age from college students to senior adults. For more information on discipleship opportunities at YCBC please contact our Discipleship and Family Pastor, Tom Collier.
Christian Life Center (CLC)
The Christian Life Center opened in 2008 and provides many opportunities for our church and community. From regular workout classes to a meeting place for our Wednesday night suppers, this addition to our building has been a welcome and well used part of our ministry. For more information on the CLC, contact our Discipleship and Family Pastor, Tom Collier
Midweek Prayer Service
Just as the early church was devoted to prayer, so we believe that prayer the backbone of all we do. On Wednesday nights at 6:15 we offer a regular time to gather to pray for needs in our church, as well as a list of needs each week, at our prayer service.
We also offer ways for members to serve as teachers, musicians, mentors, cooks, and more for all our ministries within YCBC. Contact any of our ministers if you would like to know more about ways to serve in the church.
Family night suppers are a chance for families to fellowship within our church, as well as to connect to those outside our church. During the school year, before Wednesday night activities begin, we have a supper open to members and guests. We see this as a time for fellowship together, as well as a time to meet and know our guests. Visitors can attend their first time free of charge, while we ask our members and regular attenders to contribute toward the cost.
Schedule and Costs
Join us on Wednesday nights from 5:15-6:00 for a time of fellowship and a good meal!
$4.00 for individuals 5 and up.
Chicken Nuggets will be available for children’s meals.
Please make or change your reservation by the Sunday prior.
Please see our weekly bulletin for current menus.
Family Night Supper Policies
In order for us to be faithful in our stewardship of all church resources, and for the safety of everyone we serve, our Family Night Suppers will adhere closely to the following policies:
1. Family Night Suppers will begin at 5:15pm and conclude at 5:45pm. Our ministry staff and their families will be served at 5:00pm, in order to give them more time for their respective tasks that evening.
2. We will prepare enough food on a given Wednesday to feed those who have made RESERVATIONS by the Sunday prior. The reservation list will be checked as individuals enter the CLC.
3. We will work diligently to protect those who are allergic to nuts (all kinds). We will not prepare menu items that include nuts, and we will scrutinize all ingredients to ensure that they neither contain nor were processed alongside nuts.
4. All individuals who are not scheduled to assist with meal preparation or cleanup must remain OUTSIDE the kitchen during the Family Night Suppers.
5. Access to the upper level of the CLC will be restricted to adults only during Family Night Suppers.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
Missions is the heart of God working through the hands of the church. We believe that the church was never meant to be a social club or merely an institution of theological education, but a body of people passionate to see God’s glory through the salvation of sinners. We see the clear call in Scripture to share the gospel with the lost while not forsaking the Bible’s imperative to care for the needy. God commands that we do missions and ministry both locally and globally.
Food Pantry Ministry
The food pantry ministry seeks to feed the hungry, while not forsaking their spiritual needs. We often feed many families and individuals one afternoon a week, and seek to engage in spiritual conversation with the hope of seeing men and women trust in Christ.
The Blessings Closet ministry seeks to help supply families with basic household needs. The closet is open along with the food pantry ministry one day each week. While helping families with basic household needs, we strive to show God's love through this ministry with the hope of doing our part to plant spiritual seeds.
We journey locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally as the Lord prompts us to meet physical and spiritual needs. Groups from within our church have traveled to such places as Oneida Baptist Institute, Appalachia, Alaska, Cleveland, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Hawaii, Jamaica, Puerto Rico. Our members travel yearly to minister in Honduras where we support the ministry of El Ayudante, and also travel twice yearly to Nicaragua to support ministry teams for Baptist Medical and Dental Missions International.
We partner with the Kentucky Baptist Convention to do various kinds of missions work in Kentucky. As well, we partner with the Southern Baptist Convention to do missions work in the United States and Canada through the North American Mission Board and throughout the world through the International Mission Board. These mission boards send and support thousands of missionaries who are endeavoring to share the gospel of Jesus Christ all over the globe.
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” Psalm 100:4
We see in the Scriptures that God’s people are a worshipping people. Our church family comes together several times a week to worship God. We worship through giving, singing, serving, studying His Word, and by living our lives in full devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Although worship is not limited to just our singing, music does play an important role at Yellow Creek. Our Music and Worship Ministry offers our church family many opportunities to serve God and each other. Our goal is to cultivate hearts that long to worship our great God not just on Sundays, but every day of our lives.
Potential visitors are often curious about the “style” of our worship services. Hopefully, the following information will provide a clearer picture of what you can expect at Yellow Creek Baptist Church. We represent people from all walks of life, of different ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. However, we’re united as one in the Lord Jesus Christ – and desire to worship Him!
We sing songs that are biblically-centered and Christ-honoring. Our musical style may be best characterized as “blended,” meaning we enjoy everything from contemporary to traditional. We feel that singing God’s Story of Salvation is best done utilizing all the musical styles that speak to our heart. Our musicians play many instruments, including piano, keyboards, drums, brass, woodwinds, guitars (and more) to accompany our worship services and special events.
Ultimately, our prayer is that when you attend a worship service at Yellow Creek, you’ll leave having spent time worshipping the One who is worthy of our praise – Jesus Christ.
Below are some of the opportunities available for you to get plugged-in to our Music and Worship Ministry:
God uses this group of worshippers to share the Gospel through song and lead our church family in worship. They sing in the Sunday morning worship services and for other special events and seasonal productions. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening at 7:20pm. Rehearsal times may occasionally change, so check your Sunday bulletin or call the church office for this week’s schedule. Worship Choir is open to high school age and up. We’d love to see you in Worship Choir!
We have two children’s choirs that are grouped according to age. Our Preschool Choir is for ages 3 years through Kindergarten, while our Kidz Choir is for children in 1st through 5th grade. Both groups meet on Wednesday evenings and are led by wonderful volunteers. These choirs sing periodically in Sunday worship services, share seasonal musicals with our congregation, and have other events and activities throughout the school year.
We are blessed to have many talented instrumentalists who play for our Sunday worship services. We typically use instrumentation such as acoustic and/or electric guitar, piano, keyboard, drums, bass guitar, etc. If you’d be interested in playing, contact John Johnson.
We utilize four technical teams in our worship services: Sound, Lights, Media, and Camera Streaming. If you would be interested in assisting with these roles or learning these skills, please let us know. This is a great opportunity for those who prefer to serve “behind the scenes.” No previous knowledge of our equipment is required since training is provided.
Our hand bell choir plays for special services and seasonal events. They usually rehearse on Wednesday evenings and are led by Allison Price. If you’d like to be part of the hand bell choir, contact our church office.
Yellow Creek has many very talented instrumentalists. Our orchestra plays from time to time for special events and services. Usually Christmas or Easter. This is a growing ministry, and we’re always looking for skilled musicians to add to our team. Though students are encouraged to play, those interested should be fairly proficient at their instrument and good sight-readers. If you’re interested, contact our Pastor of Music & Worship for more information.
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” – Isa 46:4
Along with our regular adult discipleship, we have ministries geared toward our senior adults, or as we like to call them, our “Young at Heart.” These include but are not limited to the following:
This is a monthly ministry to our homebound members who typically cannot attend church.
This ministry provides light home repairs and/or maintenance for our senior adults who need them.
Those on this team are charged with keeping the sanctuary materials (hymn books, Bibles, giving envelopes, pens, etc.) orderly and neat.
This is a weekly ministry to welcome those who have visited our church.
Creek Bank Singers
Occasionally we have the opportunity to share in song and encourage those in nursing homes.
Monthly we prepare and serve a hearty meal to the residents at the Boulware Mission.
We frequently enjoy fellowship around a potluck meal. Each meal includes a special program and/or emphasis.
Occasionally we take trips to various places of interest. Some are day trips; some are overnight.
For more information consult our “Young at Heart” Table in the Connector Hall of the CLC or contact our Senior Adults Pastor, Ron Harrington.
Yellow Creek’s Sunday School Ministry is our primary arm for reaching, teaching, and ministering to people. Our classes promote Bible study, fellowship, prayer, and ministry. You do not have to be a church member in order to attend or be a part of a Sunday School class. We invite you to join us this Sunday! We have classes for all ages, including multiple options for adults. If you have questions, please speak with our Discipleship and Family Pastor, Tom Collier.
Secretary: Joyce Hoagland
|CLC 1,2||Nursery (Birth – 2 years)||Lenny Thrasher, Suzanne Hohiemer|
|CLC 3||3 & 4 Year Olds||Brenda Brantley, April Yonts|
|5 Year Olds to 1st Grade||Sonya Callis, Suzette Jones|
|2nd through 5th Grade Boys||Hank Ricketson, Bernie Ward|
|2nd through 5th Grade Girls||Suzy Madewell|
|6th – 8th Grade Girls|
|6th – 8th Grade Boys|
|9th – 12th Grade Girls|
|9th – 12th Grade Boys|
Range Type Name
|18 – 25 Co-Ed Adulting||Stuart Johnson, Carrie Johnson|
|20's & Up Ladies Everyday Ladies||Jeffie Hawes, Michelle Weightman|
|40's - 70's Ladies Grace||Jennifer Baker, Lisa Payne|
|50's & Up Ladies Ruth||Phyllis Mead|
|60's & Up Ladies Esther||Michelle Ponton|
|60's & Up Ladies Crossbearers||Pat Witherspoon|
|60's & Up Men David||David Hawes, Henry Crabtree, Jerry Kessinger|
|20's - 40's Co-Ed Journey||Ben Fitzgerald|
|40's - 60's Co-Ed Maranatha||Chris Holmes|
|50's - 70's Co-Ed Kara||George Stuart|
|Fellowship Hall||60's & Up Co-Ed Koinonia||Steve Mead|
|Sanctuary||20's & Up Co-Ed Pathfinders||James Wedding|