We at Elvins Baptist want to help you find the answers to life’s toughest questions through God’s Holy Word and we would love for you to be a part of our family. We seek to offer a well-rounded approach to helping your family draw closer to God and to each other, by offering Sunday School, and Sunday and Wednesday night Bible studies, as well as our morning worship time and other short-term Bible study groups.
We also offer many other ministries and outreach events throughout the year, such as: All Saints' Museum in October, Christmas Baskets, Community Services, Compassion Ministry, Secret Church, Spring Festival, and monthly fellowships, to name a few.
Bates Creek Camp
our Association's summer camp - holds girl's week, boy's week, and youth week in June or July (alternating each year). Our church sends children and youth to these camps, participates in camp upkeep, and helps to support the meals served during the camps.
Extraordinary circumstances occasionally create special financial needs. The whole congregation, in cooperation with the benevolence ministry of our Ministerial Alliance (which we support through offerings at our Community services) seeks to provide financial assistance and/or Biblically- based guidance for members to help them in a time of special need. You may call the office for answers to questions you may have about making a request for assistance or help us give by calling (573) 431-1323.
The Bible clearly communicates God's concern for the widow and/or family of the deceased, and instructs us to take special interest in extending His love and concern for them. The Pastor, Deacons and our Sunday School classes offer help at the time of loss through prayer and assistance with planning the funeral services. Families share their grief at the passing away of a loved one. The Elvins Baptist family is no exception. We endeavor to wrap our caring arms of faith and comfort around families who have suffered loss. When we are made aware of a loss, the Pastor immediately attempts to contact a family member to express our condolences in the loss, to pray for the family, and to offer any assistance that the family may request. To notify the Pastor of a death, use the Contact Us page.
Men's, Women's and Mixed Bible Sunday School study groups focus on taking the timeless truth of God's Word and bringing it to life - your life. We want to help you find the answers to life's toughest questions through God's Holy Word. Whatever your age or stage in life, there's a group for you and every member of your family.
Each Bible study group is designed to help you grow as a believer, to have victory in your daily walk with the Lord, and to serve Him with your own unique gifts and talents. You'll also meet friends for life - people with common needs, who will encourage you, rejoice with you and pray for you.
Individual classes meet at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings, and the adults meet as a whole at 7:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.
Youth and Children's Classes
Children are precious to God and to us, too. Taking to heart Jesus' own love for children, we seek to provide a comprehensive, caring ministry to children and their parents. From the nursery on up, Elvins Baptist's children will learn about God. It is a great place to grow as a family. Our nursery is staffed with background-checked workers to handle your precious little-ones during our morning Bible Study and Worship Service times.
Children's and Youth classes also meet at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings.
Children-On-Mission, Veggie-Tales, SEND-ME, and Vacation Bible School
Children-On-Mission is our midweek children's group meeting. The club meets weekly at 6:00 pm, on Wednesday nights, during the school year. Veggie-Tales is the Summer program that meets at the same time. The emphasis for the school year is learning about missions, mission work and missionaries, with projects, lessons and occasional special guests. Veggie-Tales is more lesson-oriented, with movies and a regular meal provided to make up for the fact that school is not in session. SEND-ME is our flexible Sunday evening program (some children start at 5:00 pm and some start at 6:00 pm). It is mostly geared toward inreach and outreach projects.
Vacation Bible School
Our children are also offered a theme based VBS (Vacation Bible School) week, typically held in late July. VBS is an age-graded time of Bible study, fellowship, food, crafts, mission education and music.
Our Junior High and High School youth also meet at 5:00 pm on Sunday evening, and at 6:00 pm on Wednesday night for Bible study and fellowship. The Sunday night group may also meet for S.N.A.C. (Sunday Night After Church) fellowships at one of our local fast-food hangouts or participate in our Mineral Area Baptist Association youth events. The Wednesday night group typically hold a monthly fellowship, either at the church or a youth-oriented destination. They have participated in pool parties, ski trips, mission work, Secret Church meetings, game nights, and and school in and out bashes, to name a few. A FaceBook page for youth activities is located at https://www.facebook.com/elvinsstudents/
Biblical Guidance Ministry
The Pastor provides confidential counseling based on sound Biblical principles for those coping with life's stresses and difficulties. For more information or to request an appointment with the Pastor, use the Contact Us page.
We can provide transportation on our bus or via volunteers from anywhere in the Park Hills area to and from our worship services and special gatherings. For more information or to request a pickup, use the Contact Us page. It is generally necessary to let us know by Thursday of the week if you will need a ride on Sunday, because the office is not staffed on Friday.
Answering the call to missions may take you across the sea or across the street. It could take you to a faraway nation or to your own neighborhood. We encounter people every day who need to hear the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ. Elvins Baptist Sunday School and Bible Studies prepare you and others for evangelism opportunities. We also plan every event at Elvins Baptist with an evangelistic component. For more information, contact the Pastor or keep watch in the bulletin for upcoming classes and events.
The whole flock, led by the Pastor and Deacons, extends compassionate ministry and prayer to those who are hospitalized and institutionalized through personal visitation in the area's hospitals and care facilities. Recent changes in the law have limited the information hospitals can give to those requesting information about patients, so it is important to contact the Pastor, Prayer Chain Leader or a Deacon to report any admissions or surgical procedures. You may leave a message at the church office at (573) 431-1323.
Senior Adult JOY Group
Our senior adults (Just Older Youth) generally schedule a monthly outing on the first Friday of the month. The group takes off in the church bus to a location of common interest to the group. Check our newsletter and weekly bulletins for details on these trips.
Women-on-Mission (the women's portion of the Women's Missionary Union) is a group that engages in a number of projects supporting mission endeavors throughout the year. Monthly meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 1:00 pm, and include both discussion and work on current projects.
WMU also sets the goals for our mission offerings and schedules regular "mission dinners" - times of fellowship that focus on mission work and feature testimonies and reports about state, national or international missions work.
Our Baptist Men actively participate in yearly mission work, typically a construction- or renovation-related project scheduled during one of the Summer months.
They also take over the preaching and choir duties on Baptist Men's Day, a day that begins with a breakfast fellowship and testimonies and move to testimonies and lessons brought during the morning and evening worship services.
A portion of all undesignated gifts to Elvins Baptist Church go to support our local Mineral Area Baptist Association and the Cooperative Programs of the Missouri Baptist convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.
In addition to our involvement in the Cooperative Program, we participate in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, where 100% of the proceeds go to support the North American Missions Board goal to spread the Gospel in the United States and Canada; the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, where 100% of the proceeds go to support the International Missions Board goal to spread the Gospel throughout the world (The International Missions Board has over 5,400+ missionaries serving around the world), and the Missouri Missions Offering, used to support works here in Missouri.
Our Church music is brought together by the calling to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ through vocal music.
We are blessed to have a choir that brings special music on many Sunday mornings as well as full choir cantata presentations associated with various special days and often in conjunction with some of our other area churches. There is also a children's choir that meets to prepare for events at special times of the year. If you are interested in helping to lead others in making a joyful noise of praise, you are welcome to join us! Choir practices are typically scheduled at 5:00 pm on Sunday evenings.
Members and guests may also ask to be scheduled to present special music for our Sunday services.
On Fifth Sundays, we celebrate with special music nights that feature a number of our own groups, soloists and instrumentalists, as well as special readings, testimonies and guest appearances.
Elvins Baptist is a family, and at the heart of every family is love; our love for the Lord and for each other. It brings us together, makes the good times sweeter, and helps us through the tough times. At Elvins Baptist, you’ll find that being a part of a family is a great feeling. There’s the comfort of knowing that you’re surrounded by people who love you and care for you. That’s what Pastoral Care is all about. Our Pastoral Care is designed to minister to your needs at every stage of life.
Lifting up the special needs of our families is an important part of Elvins Baptist's Intercessory Prayer Ministry. If you have a need for which you would like us to intercede, you may make that request by calling the office at (573) 431-1323 , by contacting any member on the prayer chain, by using the Contact Us page or by writing us a note and placing it in the offering plate during a service. Members of Elvins Baptist will pray for you. We meet to pray during Sunday School, worship services, a special Sunday prayer service and will continue to pray throughout the week.
Our Prayer Shawl ministry has given out over 1,000 shawls to those who are going through difficulties or medical issues. These shawls are all prayed over and dedicated to the Lord. The group typically meets on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, but generally gets together for fellowship and lunch at a local restaurant prior to the meeting.
Worship and Bible Study are the foundation for all that we do at Elvins Baptist. Both are designed to draw people closer to God and closer to each other. Through praise-filled music and singing, each Worship Service is a celebration of our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Worship helps fulfill our mission to magnify Jesus Christ. Studying God's Word helps move believers in Jesus toward maturity and ministry, and to make Jesus known to our neighbors and the nations.
Each week, lives are touched, renewed, and changed, as we participate in the exciting experience of Worship and the Word. It’s inspiring and uplifting—a great way to start your week!
Elvins Baptist offers Worship Services at 11:00 am on Sunday mornings, and at 6:00 pm on Sunday evenings. Worship, music, prayer and Bible study are also a part of our 6:00 pm Wednesday services.
If you are homebound or travelling out of town, you can click the following link or search for our FaceBook page:
Elvins Baptist Church Worship. https://www.facebook.com/elvinsbaptistworship/
Children are welcome to participate in all of our services. There is a Children's message from the pastor based on an object that one of the children brings in a box. Our only rule is that it must not be something either live or dead. After the "box" children may stay with the adults for the service or participate in a special Children's Church service held in another room.