ASSIMILATION

The Assimilation Ministry is designed to be a true reflection of the “Heart of Community”.   To present a positive and lasting first impression to our guests that choose to worship with us. To exhibit God’s love in the way we entertain our guests and to be worthy of the souls that will be added to the CMBC family. We have the awesome responsibility of providing each new member with the necessary tools to successfully assimilate into the life and Ministry of Community Missionary Baptist Church. Empowering our new members to minister using their God-given talents and gifts. Rendering support and encouragement for new members in facilitating the movement from passive attendance to active discipleship. To create and maintain a culture that is conducive to the sense of belonging and the desire to contribute as a vital member of our growing Ministry.  

On the first Saturday of each month from 8:30am-12:00 noon, we welcome our newest family members with a full and very satisfying breakfast as well as an orientation class to share why we exist and the Biblical Doctrine on which we stand. During the Breakfast Orientations, we have the opportunity to personally meet and greet our new family members in a more relaxed environment. At the end of this fun-filled event, a certificate of completion is presented to all attendees and your process for membership is complete. For additional information or if you have questions regarding our Church and Ministries, please contact our Director of Assimilation, Francene Adger, at francene.adger@communitymbc.org.

Click here to register for the new members orientation breakfast.

 

 

COLLEGE STUDENTS

Community Missionary Baptist Church College Ministry serves to support our college students as they grow and mature in Christ. Our ministry strives to help the maturing process through strong bible teaching, spiritual guidance, and Christian fellowship. We encourage our college students to continue to be involved in the regular activities of the church so that they can be nurtured and develop strong Christian relationships.

Our goal is to disciple our college students in order to make them disciples for Christ on their campus.  God desires that His name be exalted in all the earth and this includes college and university campuses.

We believe that Christian faith is inspired by Christian relationships within the family of Christ. So, if you are not part of this kind of family, join ours, and allow us to walk alongside of you as you grow in maturity and love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Please contact the Pastor of College Students Ministry, Rev. James H. Alexander Jr. at james.alexander@communitymbc.org if you need any additional information.

 

GOD'S RESOURCES

God’s Resources Ministry is comprised of human resources professionals who are members of CMBC.  This ministry exists to provide a forum to share information and provide leadership on employment issues affecting CMBC members as well as to assist those seeking employment. By doing this, we create a stronger workforce, have more productive communities, and enhance the financial stability of the church. This will occur through the facilitation of seminars, workshops, career fairs and building strategic alliances

One’s basic physical need for food, water, sleep and shelter must be met before one’s spiritual needs can be addressed.  Maslow emphasized the importance of self-actualization, which is a process of growing and developing as a person to achieve individual potential. God’s Resources wishes to assists members of CMBC and the community with obtaining and retaining employment so their most basic needs are fulfilled and their spiritual development can begin.

This ministry is dedicated to assisting CMBC Members and the community as they embark on a journey of discovering careers and opportunities that are available to them and through this guidance they prepare for employment which leads to self-discovery, healing and empowerment. In addition to those seeking employment, this ministry will enlighten employees on their rights and responsibilities by providing coaching and counseling regarding general employment practices.

 Our Goals:

  • Prepare candidates to be the most  attractive to potential employers by enhancing resumes and conducting interviewing skills workshops;
  • To assist candidates with recognizing their successes and use them for advancement opportunities;
  • To ensure employees are aware of their rights and responsibilities through seminars and workshops; and
  • To earn the satisfaction, respect, and trust of your employer.

We welcome and encourage members to e-mail or call us with your questions and/or concerns.

We may be contacted via the following: Email address: godsresources@communitymbc.org

All messages and e-mails are checked daily and a response will be provided within 48 hours of receipt of the message.

DISCLAIMER:  CMBC, the Pastor and/or individual members of God’s Resources Ministry are not responsible for any adverse action by an employer derived from advice given regarding Employee Relations matters. All advice is based on best practices and/or city, state or federal laws that govern “Employment”.

 

GOSPEL FAMILIES

Community Missionary Baptist Church is a church home to more than 2,300 members with three worship services each Sunday morning. With any large congregation, people have a tendency to get lost and disconnected. The Gospel Families - MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE and JOHN - were designed for the purpose of creating small groups and encouraging members to connect and enjoy intimate fellowships with one another.     

Each family is under the direction of designated leaders which are ministers, deacons, and laymen.  The family leadership has the responsibility of facilitating Christian growth, authentic care, Christian accountability and personal relationships with one another. 

Each member of CMBC is assigned to one of the Gospel Families. All CMBC members are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in their respective family meetings and special events.

All Gospel Families meeting are held on the fourth Monday evening of each month at 6:30 p.m. in their designated areas.

If you are a member of CMBC and you need to know which gospel group you are a member of please contact Sis. Pearl Epps at pearl.epps@communitymbc.org

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

The Health and Fitness Ministry seeks to improve the quality of life for all through health promotion and disease prevention. The ministry’s main goals are: a.) to improve the current state of health, b.) to assume a proactive role in heightening the health consciousness of every participant, c.) to enhance and empower all participants to live a health conscious lifestyle.

Our high and low impact Cardio Workout classes are lead by certified personal trainers. The high impact classes are held every Tuesday at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 7:30am. The low impact class is held every Saturday at 8:30am.

This workout is designed by a certified personal trainer, who specializes in senior fitness. These workout sessions will greatly aid with flexibility and balance.  

Classes are free and open to the public and are held in the C.M.B.C. Gym. Come for FUN, FITNESS and FELLOWSHIP!!!

For additional information email: marilyn.hellum@communitymbc.org

 

HOSPITALITY

The Hospitality Ministry is vital to the worship experience at Community Missionary Baptist Church.  The ministry greets our visitors on behalf of our Pastor and our church family. We strive to help people feel welcome as they enter the doors of our church.   

All that is required is a loving heart, a welcoming smile, and a willingness to serve. On occasion, color coordinated attire may be required for easy visibility. The members of the ministry are known to focus on the needs of others rather than those of their own. If you possess that God-given ability to love and care for others, the Hospitality Ministry invites you to join us.        

The Hospitality Ministry meets on the fourth Saturday of each month and serves each Sunday for the 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. worship services.

If you desire to join the hospitality ministry, please contact ministry leader Sandra Washington by email at sandra.washington@communitymbc.org and become one of our smiling hospitality faces.

 

MEDIA

The Media Ministry is vital to Community Missionary Baptist Church in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry provides alternative media opportunities for all worship services and other special events through the recording and distribution of DVDs and CDs, online streaming nad various marketing media.

The Media Ministry strives to creatively utilize the technology that God has blessed us with in order to more effectively reach out to the church families and the surrounding communities to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. The audio, video, and website are the key ministry components of the Media Ministry. 

The audio ministry provides CD copies of messages and other events which are available upon request. The video ministry utilizes illustrated clips and videos to illustrate thoughts and ideas presented during Sunday worship services as well as other events. If you desire to purchase a CD or DVD, please see one of the media ministry members in the media room near the sanctuary before or after Sunday worship service.

The website serves as an information center to continuously connect the members of CMBC. The website also serves to share our vision and purpose, and share the gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Members of the media ministry participate in the worship services by engineering audio, recording services for reproduction, and showing video and media clips. The Media Ministry also creates podcasts, coordinates audio and video streaming.  

For more information email: terrance.hill@communitymbc.org

 

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP

The Men’s Fellowship Ministry strives to meet the spiritual needs of the men of Community Missionary Baptist Church through consistent programs of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. We strive to equip and empower men to be effective disciples for Christ. The ministry’s goal is to deploy men in Christian service to one another, their family, church, community, and the world.

Men’s fellowship and Bible study is held each week on Monday from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The hour is an interactive and applicable study of the word of God in an environment where men are nurtured and encouraged to develop a strong relationship with God as they experience the support of Christian relationships.

For development and growth, four biblically based concepts are studied and applied: Integrity - developing and maintaining personal character; Influence – by becoming men of  integrity, we are able to cause growth and change in those around us; Leadership – rejecting passivity and accepting responsibility; and, Legacy – establishing and leaving a Godly legacy.

If you are seeking a deeper relationship with God and want to enjoy the fellowship and support other Christian men, please join us. Please contact Deacon Lavarn Holcomb by email at lavarn.holcomb@communitymbc.org

 

MISSIONS & OUTREACH

MISSION MINISTRY: Based on the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20), Community Missionary Baptist Church honors it’s call to bring glory to God by making disciples for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to reach out to people locally, nationally, and throughout the world. Mission work is an enormous endeavor and therefore requires the involvement of the entire church by either praying, giving or going.

OUTREACH MINISTRY: The CMBC Outreach Ministry exist to engage our church family in reaching out to one another and our community. This involves, but not limited to, community projects, training, financial support for local and foreign mission works, and mission trips. Various Outreach Ministry activities are advertised and placed on the calendar as they are developed and scheduled. 

The CMBC Mission and Outreach Ministry serves as an umbrella to a variety of ministries and partners with the pastor to facilitate life changes. By showing, through our Mission and Outreach Ministries, that we care and are concerned about the physical and spiritual well being of others, we have a platform from which we can share the love of Jesus Christ both in word and deed.

Please contact Rev. Larry Rhea by email: larry.rhea@communitymbc.org for more information regarding the Missions and Outreach Ministry.

 

OVERCOMERS RECOVERY & SUPPORT

The Overcomers Ministry serves as our support group which observes the principle of confidentiality for discussing and addressing difficult life issues or disclosing painful emotional wounds. The ministry maintains a positive atmosphere of acceptance, practicality and encouragement based upon Godly principles. Participation in weekly support meetings and completion of daily lessons will provide direction for a successful future. The ministry provides freedom and hope which leads to the development of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Please click here to visit the Overcomers Recovery and Support website to view all that the Overcomers Recovery and Support has to offer.

Please contact Sis. Anne Campbell by email: overcomers@communitymbc.org for more information regarding the Overcomers Ministry.

 

MUSIC

The Music Ministry is a large and vital part of the Community Missionary Baptist Church worship experience. Music, one of God’s greatest gifts to His people, is a powerful tool for uniting the mind and heart in praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The purpose of our music ministry is to fulfill the "Great Commission" by sharing the gospel, exalting, praising and glorifying the name of Jesus through music that is God-centered and faith-inspiring. Our worship music repertoire is comprised of traditional gospel, contemporary gospel, Christian anthems, and hymns.  

There are many opportunities within the ministry for you to use your musical gifts and talents.  We welcome you to come and be a part of our music ministry. For full details on rehearsal dates and times email the minister of music at carolyn.walker@communitymbc.org

 

PARKING

The Parking ministry’s mission is to glorify God by reflecting Christ’s love while servicing the church body and visitors by assisting in direction for parking during worship services and events and maintaining order on the parking grounds. The goal of the parking ministry is to promote a Christ centered, safe, stress free environment that promotes a positive worship experience.

The parking ministry provides valet parking for the women and the elderly members of the church on bad weather days. The ministry consists of a close-knit of spiritual brotheren and all are welcomed who would like to serve.

For more information on joining the parking ministry please contact Deacon Andre Gosa at aundre'.gosa@communitymbc.org

 

PASTORAL CARE

The Pastoral Care Ministry supports the Senior Pastor in ministering to and providing encouragement to church members who are hospitalized due to illness, upcoming medical procedures, members seeking special prayer and to members and families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The ministry meets with the listed members for prayer and to address any physical, spiritual, or emotional needs that may be pertinent. Although our church continues to grow in number, no one is forgotten during times of spiritual hardship.

For more information or to join the Pastoral Care Ministry, please contact Rev. Mitchell Cheatham at mitchell.cheatham@communitymbc.org

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

The Performing Arts are an integral part of the Worship experience at Community Missionary Baptist Church. The Performing Arts Ministry is about visual presentations of creative performances that are dedicated to enhancing and delivering the word of God through the performing arts of drama, praise and worship/interpretative dance, step dancing, and mime. The mission of each area of the performing arts ministry is to praise and glorify the name of Jesus Christ. 

 

SECURITY

The Security Ministry exists to provide a peaceful, safe teaching and worshiping environment for all members and visitors during mid-week activities, Sunday worship services, and other events that are held at CMBC facilities. The security ministry also provides a safe surrounding for church activities that include the collecting of tithes and offerings, provide physical security of the buildings and contents, protect financial assets of the church, provide protection and security for the Pastor and the congregation, and work with local law enforcement agencies to prevent crime.

The program works through its dedicated volunteer members who actively solicit and encourage the cooperation of the church members to decrease the opportunity for crime and to facilitate maximum member participation in crime prevention by following basic rules and guidelines.

To join the Security Ministry and help us to provide for the safety of the saints please contact Deacon Andre Gosa at aundre'.gosa@communitymbc.org

 

SEASONED SAINTS

The Senior Ministry “Silver Thread” of Community Missionary Baptist Church provides fellowship for men and women that are 55 years of age and over. The ministry focuses on the social, spiritual, educational and emotional needs of this valued sector of our church family.

The Senior Ministry meets the third Wednesday of each month immediately following mid-day W.O.W. in the fellowship area of CMBC. A scrumptious buffet is served, followed by various programs of interest, information, enrichment, entertainment and enjoyment. The delicious buffet is the result of the seniors bringing their prized casseroles, salads, desserts, and various other food dishes.

For more information on joining this ministry, please contact the Seniors Ministry Leader, Sheri Rose, at sheri.rose@communitymbc.org or Rev. James H. Alexander, Jr., at james.alexander@communitymbc.org

Come join this special workout class specifically designed for our Seasoned Saints, ages 55 and up. Or if you are looking to start or reignite a regular workout routine, this is the class for you! You will get a workout that is low impact, which starts off at a slower pace and slowly ramps up to guarantee that you will get your heart rate up and work up a sweat.

This workout is designed by a certified personal trainer, who specializes in senior fitness. These workout sessions will greatly aid with flexibility and balance.  

Classes are held in the C.M.B.C. Gym every Saturday at 8:30am. Come for FUN, FITNESS and FELLOWSHIP!!!

For additional information email: marilyn.hellum@communitymbc.org

 

S.P.A.R.X. (Seeking Positive Acceptance and Remarkable eXcellence)

S.P.A.R.X. is the EXCITING, inclusive ministry for individuals with various physical, cognitive and learning abilities at Community Missionary Baptist Church. We provide Christian Education and community involvement; while encouraging acceptance in the church and among peers.

The DeSoto campus offers class times on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month at 7:30am and 9:30am services and at 6:30pm on Wednesdays at W.O.W. (Word on Wednesday). Our Cedar Hill campus currently offers class at 11:00am 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays. We offer educational assistance for students with various learning disabilities and cognitive delays. We encourage our community involvement and peer fellowship with monthly outings, birthday celebrations, and community service opportunities.

For additional information or to volunteer with this amazing ministry, please contact Destany Epps-Manuel at destany.manuel@communitymbc.org or (972) 230-4477.

All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
John 6:37 NIV

 

USHERS

The Usher Ministry serves as the "Door Keepers" in the house of the Lord. The ministry of ushering is a vital part of Church ministry; it represents the church in a visible way in setting the tone for worship service. The usher ministry assists in providing an atmosphere that reflects Christ centered hospitality.  Ushers serve as hosts, servants, and disciplinarians as they greet members, friends, and visitors when they enter the sanctuary, assist worshipers with seating, provide directions, maintain orderly conduct, and control movement and activity in the sanctuary, especially at the doors, throughout service. Ushers are courteous, kind, warm, inviting, and sincere in promoting a glorious worship service of praise and honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

 

W.O.W. (Word On Wednesday)

If you are looking for a local church body where sound Bible doctrine is taught incessantly and the fellowship is focused on supporting one another in Spiritual Growth, look no further. The Community Missionary Baptist Church endeavors to glorify God by equipping believers with spiritual knowledge and power through consistent teaching of the Word of God. Because CMBC desires its members to grow deeper in their knowledge and love of God, it is vital that we continually dig deeply into God’s Word and apply it to our lives daily.

The CMBC family invites you to attend one of our mid-week Bible study sessions. Come not just expecting to hear and study the Word of God, but to be changed by it.

Mid-day Bible study class is held each Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Study materials are provided for use along with your Bible.

Evening Bible study classes are held each Wednesday at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in designated areas. Study materials are provided for use along with your Bible.

Please feel free to visit one of our many classes which you feel will best serve you at your place in life.

For additional information on W.O.W. please contact Minister Kimberly Allen at kimberly.allen@communitymbc.org


 

YOUNG ADULTS

The Community Missionary Baptist Church Young Adult Ministry serves to support our young adults as they grow and mature in Christ.  The ministry strives to help the maturing process through strong bible teaching, spiritual guidance, Christian fellowship and other Christ-centered activities. We encourage our young adults to be involved in the ministries and regular activities of the church so that they can be nurtured and develop strong Christian relationships.

Our goal is to disciple our young adults in order to make them disciples for Christ in their home, family, workplace, community, and within their peer group. As they become strong and steadfast in their relationship with God, they will become strong witnesses for Christ.  

We believe that Christian faith is inspired by Christian relationships within the family of Christ. We admonish you to become a part of the growth process of our young adults and allow us to walk alongside of you as you grow in maturity and love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Please contact the Associate Pastor of  Young Adults, Rev. Lynn Harper, at  lynn.harper@communitymbc.org for additional information regarding the ministry.