SUMMARY OF MINISTRIES
Audio/Video technicians are responsible for all church audio and video setup and recordings during services and other special events that the church may sponsor.
The Boy Scouts ministry is open to all boys ages 6 to 15 in the church and in the community. It engages in activities that will aid in propelling boys to successful heights in mankind. Meetings are held each Tuesday at the church during the public school calendar year.
The Boy Scouts goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to inculcate typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking.
The mission of the Brotherhood Ministry is to create and sustain a spiritually vibrant and biblically based ministry of service to God, the church and the community. The purpose of the Brotherhood Ministry is to engage the men of Second Calvary in a dynamic relationship with God through personal faith, church commitment, and discipleship through prayer, worship and scriptural study.
The men’s choir is composed of men of the church. The men embarked on the mission of service, religious enhancement and community involvement through singing to the Glory of God. The voices of the Calvaliers raised in song add inspiration in the worship services on the third Sunday and enrich other church programs at which they perform. The group has performed at numerous churches and events in the Columbia Metropolitan area and at other locations throughout the state.
Most congregations have members living alone, members who are sick and shut in, and members who are elderly or physically challenged. These members appreciate someone from the church calling once or twice a week to say hello or to make sure no emergency has placed them in a life-threatening situation. They also enjoy knowing that someone cares. Sometimes a simple phone conversation brightens their day.
Caring Callers is a ministry of love and connection. Volunteers provide a friendly, caring “visit” to members of our church family through a short phone call. This is a way to extend God’s love, concern, and help, if needed, to members who are unable to attend church or who have missed services. Our faithful volunteers make a difference in homebound members’ lives everyday and receiving a blessing in return.
The Children’s Choir is a training organization for children ages 6 – 12. Children are taught a variety of styles of church music including: anthems, hymns, spirituals and gospels. They are also taught to read rhythmic and harmonic patterns. Part-singing is introduced at this level using rounds, partner songs and songs with simple harmonies. The choir lays the foundation for a lifetime of service in the music ministry of the church
Second Calvary Children’s Church is here to introduce children of all ages to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in a relationship with Him. We believe children are of utmost importance in the Kingdom of God, thus we take our role as Children’s Ministry Workers very seriously. Our Children’s Ministry exists to bring children into age-appropriate WORSHIP where they can BELONG to the family of God, GROW in their relationship with Christ, learn to SERVE and then go SHARE Christ in the world!
At Second Calvary, our Counseling Ministry provides Christian counseling to individuals who are in need of behavioral, cognitive, emotional and relational help. This ministry has highly sensitive, caring and spiritually mature counselors to provide care to those seeking help with the struggles of life. They are committed to facilitating healing, reconciliation and self-sufficiency through personal and spiritual growth.
Church Advisory Council
The purpose of the Church Advisory Council is to assist in the effor to better organize, harmonize and analyze the overall minisry of the church.
College Student Ministry
This ministry reaches out to Second Calvary Baptist Church young adults who have transitioned to the challenging and exciting milestone of their college years. Through simple acts of kindness (primarily in the form of specially prepared care packages) undergraduate students are reminded that love, encouragement and appreciation can always be found at their home church. The ministry exists because of the dedicated service of its founder, Ms. Rosie O. Mickle.
The College Student Ministry mission is to maintain a constant in the lives of our high school graduates that are going to college. They are our children that we have nurtured and will continue to support. We want them to know that we are always available and willing to help. Our motto is “OUT OF SIGHT, BUT NOT OUT OF MIND”.
Annual Programs and Events
* Greetings are sent for birthdays, opening of school, Christmas and summer vacation.
* The Daily Bread is sent quarterly.
* School supplies are given in January. (Fall supplies are given by the church)
* Coupons to restaurants and/or fast food places when convenient.
* A small monetary gift on their birthdays’ with card.
Mrs. Rosie O. Mickle – Founder/Chairman
Ms. Myrna Franklin
The Deaconess Ministry works closely with the pastor and the deacons to assure the success of many activities, including Baptism and Communion. The deaconesses also host the Fifth Sunday Fellowship, provide palm leaves for Palm Sunday and dress the cross during Lent. They also plan the tribute to mothers for Mother’s Day and assist with the preparation of the Christmas baskets.
The members of the Deacon Ministry work cooperatively with the pastor and congregation to ensure that the spiritual functions of the church are carried out according to the requirements of the Baptist Church with emphasis on the worship services, Bibe study, Communion, Baptism, and other responsibilites encompassed by the Church Covenant.
Education Advancement Committee
Each year the Second Calvary Baptist Church Educational Advancement Award is given to twelfth grade students who exemplify strong character, integrity and a commitment to furthering their academic career at a college or university of his or her choice. Students continuing their education at a college or university may receive continuing awards for subsequent years. This program’s mission is to further the post-secondary educational aspirations of students while emphasizing Christian principles that guide and shape young lives. Students must complete the necessary application process in order to be considered.
Fifth Sunday Choir
The Fifth Sunday Choir performs on the fifth Sunday and is composed of members of the various choirs and other members of the congregation who enjoy singing praises to the Lord.
Girl Scouts is an exciting place for today’s growing girls. While Girl Scouting has a rich tradition that dates back nearly a century, it also maintains the contemporary relevancy necessary to keep girls engaged and inspired. As in years past, and years to come, Girl Scouting will continue to thrive and be a place where girls and women can come together and gain from each others talents, skills annd resources, which will ultimately propel womankind to successful heights. The Girl Scouts Ministry is open to girls ages 6 to 15 in the church and from the community. Meetings are held each Tuesday during the public school calendar year at the church.
Second Calvary Baptist Golden Eagles is an interesting group of 50+ aged people who love God. Focused on establishing a unique relationship of mutual trust, respect and a closer walk with God as we assist, encourage, share the WORD and pray daily for each other that our paths would become brighter in this amazing season of life!
Health Care Ministry
The Health Care Ministry respond to questions from the congregation, provide health information, attend to ill parishioners, coordinate talks from various health care practitioners, and represent Second Calvary at various health events in the community. Our members are Constance Yearling MD, MPH, Alma Gipson, RN, and Angela Means.
James M. Hinton Community Development Foundation
The James M. Hinton Community Development Foundation is named after Reverend James M. Hinton, former pastor of Second Calvary Baptist Church and a community activist. The Foundation is incorporated and registered with the South Carolina Secretary of State as a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt entity. Programs and services provided by the Foundation are funded by contributions and donations. All contributions to the Foundation are tax exempt. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors. The principal office of the Foundation is located at 1110 Mason Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.
The Foundation’s mission is to provide services that positively impact the quality of life in the North Columbia area and the surrounding communities.
The Junior Usher Board was organized in 1998 to provide an additional opportunity for church involvement and training for the youth of the church. The original Junior Usher Board was coposed of eight members and its membership has grown ever since. The Youth Usher Board place a sufficient number of ushers on duty to provide for the seating and comfort of the congregation and the collection of the offerings on Youth Sunday, which is the fourth Sunday of each month. Its membership consist of youth ages 13 – 20.
Latter R. Thomas Singers
This choir is composed of youths ages 13 – 20. The choir serves the church each fourth Sunday with spirited, uplifting music and renders music for special programs at the church and in the community.
Leadership and Training
The church library is a teaching tool, important to study for the individual and the congregation. The library supports the mission of the church as well as the growth of individual members’ faith. The Christian, in his study of the Bible, needs the information, discoveries, examples and distilled ideas found in books. The Second Calvary Baptist Church Library exists to provide materials that encourage and support the ministries of the church and enrich the spiritual and intellectual lives of our congregation.
The Married Couples ministry is designed to build a stronger understanding of God’s plan for marriage and build a foundation of understanding, as well as, compromise in our married relationships. The ministry will allow like-minded couples to meet and connect with each other seeking to build stronger marriages. The ministry meets every Sunday morning between 9:45 and 10:45am in the church conference room beginning. The ministry will have guest speakers and fun activities to peak everyone’s interest.
New Members Class
The doors of Second Calvary Baptist Church are always open for new members. In order to become a full member of Second Calvary Baptist Church, you will have to complete the new members class. The new members class is designed to inform you about the church and what it means to be a member of the body of Christ at Second Calvary Baptist Church. For more information, please see the new members page of our website.
It is our desire at Second Calvary Baptist Church Nursery to have a room that is environmentally safe and clean; to establish an atmosphere of love and laughter for young children so they may experience the love of Christ from the volunteers caring for them; to give parents confidence (as best we can on our end) that their precious children are being cared for by loving and trustworthy caregivers and volunteers. We believe every child can experience the wonderful love of God through the nursery ministry.
The purpose of the Young Adult Ministry is to help strengthen young adults’ relationships with God, with each other, and with other members of the Body of Christ. The mission of P.U.S.H. is to get together to enjoy fun, laughter and friends; to serve our God and our church and to grow spiritually. We strive to encourage one another to explore our relationships with Jesus Christ, the Church and one another.
Today a significant number of young people are un-churched or inactive in the church. Our plan for the Church (people of God) is that we unite cooperatively to counter the enemy’s attack on our young adults and to help them learn how to live Godly lives. We are challenged to take a course of action for the development of the Second Calvary Young Adult Ministry.
A major duty of the Pulpit Aid Ministry is to pray for the needs of the pastor and his family. The ministry provides the support needed to the pastor and his family, whether it be in the form of prayer, encouragement through words, or other actions that show their love and gratitude to the pastoral family.
The Pulpit Aide Ministry assists the pastor and his family with other various needs, in a moral, spiritual, and financial sense. They keep track of the pastor’s birthday, and his family’s birthdays and other special anniversaries, and may plan activities or parties for these events. They put together special activities for holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Pastor’s Appreciation Day, and assist the pastor in whatever he may need to best meet his goals for serving the church. The Pulpit Aid Ministry also provides any supplies or other items the pastor may need for his office or pulpit, such as preparing his robe for Sunday service. They also take charge of planning arrangements for guest preachers that may visit the church and the community, and encourage participation of all members of the church in ministry work or helping in further aid to the pastor.
Summer Feeding Program
The Summer Feeding Program starts in June and continues to August. Volunteers from the church assist in feeding children from surrounding apartment complexes on a daily basis. The feeding takes place from 11:00-12:00. 2013 marks our 2nd year of involvement. Volunteers pick up the food from Richland 1 Central Kitchen, transport it to the church, serve the food and cleanup afterward.
The roll of the Usher is that of doorkeeper. The Usher, like the Greeter, sets the mood of the people as they enter the house of the Lord. They are courteous and kind and ensure orderly conduct in the house of the Lord. They give a smile and a warm welcome to brighten each ones day. The ushers duties consist of but are not limited to the following:
* Prepare the sanctuary for the entrance of the congregation and guest.
* Hand out programs and literature to all as they arrive.
* Direct the seating of all congregants.
* Provide special comfort as required.
The challenge of living a single yet Godly life can be overwhelming. God’s plan for singles is that they would live life to fullest extent, with the knowledge that singleness is not “half-ness”. We can live a single life and be a whole and complete person. The single’s ministry is designed to give singles an opportunity to learn from each about the tools of a successful marriage. The mission of the Couple’s Ministry is to teach Couple’s the word of God, spread the word throughout their communities and lead others into to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The ministry will have guest speakers and fun activities to peak everyone’s interest as well as a Single’s Retreat, Single’s Pamper Party, and Bible Study Series twice a year.
Social Action Committee
The Social Action Committee informs the congregation of political issues on the local, state and national levels. It also informs the congregation of policies which impact the community and sponsors associated programs.
Sunday School is held each Sunday before the morning worship services. It provides for children a safe and loving environment where they find and love God, explore His Word, build relationships and discover their own given God given uniqueness.
The Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir has a long history as the primary music of the church. The choir also provides music for other functions as needed and accompanies the pastor when he is invited to other churches.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is traditionally held each year the first full week in June. This is a week long community event. Classes are staffed by volunteers and serves infants, children, and adults. Dinner is given at 6 p.m. and classes start at 6:30 p.m.
Voices of Praise
The mission of the Willing Helpers Club is to provide service to the church and community charities. Supported programs and events include Oliver Gospel Mission, Wood Yard Fund (Salvation Army), Family Shelter, Farrowwood Assisted Living Facility, Family and Friends Day (Second Sunday in July), and the Willing Helpers Club Anniversary (Third Sunday in March).
Youth Bible Study
This ministry provides a venue for the youth of Second Calvary Baptist Church to gather in prayer and fellowship while helping each other to learn God’s truth for us as written in Holy Scripture. The Bible Study explores and provides guidance as to the culture, history and divine meaning of the text while the fellowship of others helps to relate the Holy message and meaning for the youth in today’s world. Youth bible study is every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Youth spotlight is dedicated to all the wonderful youth of Second Calvary Baptist Church who show excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. They will be recognized throughout the calendar school year for their accomplishments.