Here is information on some of the ministries of First Baptist Church of Winona
Youth (Grades 7-12)
Our student ministry is a comprehensive ministry of worship, discipleship and fellowship for students in grades 7-12. It begins with Sunday School and Worship on Sunday morning, continues with small groups on Sunday nights (grade and gender divisions), and is ramped up again on Wednesday night with worship led by our youth band and a Biblical message from Bro. Trey, along with some games and time to hang out in the youth room or play basketball in the gym.
Children (Grades 1-6)
Our children's ministry is a comprehensive ministry of worship, discipleship, fellowship and missions for students in grades 1-6. It begins on Sunday morning with Sunday School and Worship. On Sunday nights, we offer a class called Bible Skills, Drills and Thrills along with Sword Sharpeners - teaching children familiarity with and knowledge of God's Word. On Wednesday night we have our missions organizations, Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors. Periodically we have special events like Vacation Bible School and Pumpkin Patch (fall festival) which are targeted not only to our children but to the entire community. In the summertime we switch, on Wednesday nights, to a combined ministry similar to Vacation Bible School on a weekly basis.
Preschool (Age 3-Kindergarten)
Our preschool ministry is a comprehensive ministry of worship, discipleship, fellowship and missions for students in grades 1-6. It begins on Sunday morning with Sunday School and Worship. The preschool students are in the worship service through the music time then depart to Children's Church while the sermon is being presented. On Sunday nights, we offer a class called TeamKID (Kids in Discipleship). On Wednesday night we have Mission Friends. Periodically we have special events like Vacation Bible School and Pumpkin Patch (fall festival) which are targeted not only to our children but to the entire community.
FBC Winona is committed to a blended music approach in regard to worship. We utilize a choir and worship band (piano, organ, keyboard, bass, guitar, drums) and sing songs ranging from traditional hymns to modern worship songs. We also host concerts periodically with national Southern Gospel groups.
Our Media Ministry is one of the busiest ministries at FBC Winona. Each of our Sunday morning services is recorded to DVD and available for distribution to homebound and other absentees. Our Pastor uploads the sermon each week to his personal Facebook page. In addition, we use the video screen to provide song lyrics, sermon notes and periodic videos.
Missions is an important facet of any New Testament Church. In addition to the three mission offering emphases each year (World, North America and Texas), we provide missions education for our children and preschool students through our Wednesday night ministries. Periodically we take on local mission projects as well. Our food pantry is open one Saturday a month and available at other times for those in need. FBC Winona is actively involved in the Backpack Program through Winona ISD, providing meals for students on the weekends who might ordinarily not have any provided for them.
Our Ladies Ministry - T.A.G. (Touching all Generations) has several facets. In addition the Wednesday night Bible studies, we host a Movie Night one Friday evening a month, open to all ladies. There are periodic out of town and in-house ladies retreats as well. In addition, we have a committed group of ladies who meet on Wednesday mornings, called Hearts and Hands. In addition to some fellowship activities like quilting and sewing, they support many projects of FBC Winona through fundraising and doing the work themselves.
Our Men's Ministry includes weekly Wednesday night Bible studies as well as other periodic fellowship events such as our men's bowling outing and cookouts.
Small Groups has been a welcome addition to the ministries of FBC Winona in 2014. We have several groups for adults which meet on Sunday evenings, both on campus and homes. Sometimes we have small groups meeting on weeknights as well. It is a way for people to get to know one another and to get to know the Savior in a more connected way.