The First Baptist Church of Mossy Head formed as a mission in 1959, and incorporated as a congregation in 1977. Five years ago, the previous director of the Sunday school department resigned his position, and the church by the direction of GOD, approved by election the call of our current director to this position, the ninth director of the Sunday school. Since that time, our director has completed the curriculum from the Bible Training Centre for Pastors, a series of courses in doctrine, ministry, and leadership for potential pastors and leaders, which he now teaches, and upon the advice of our pastor, has recently returned to college for advanced ministry education. He also spent some time as the Sunday school director of the Walton County Baptist Association. We celebrate the director of the Sunday school of the First Baptist of Mossy Head.
During the past five years, while our average monthly attendance numbers have not changed a great deal, there have been changes in classes available, and changes in the teachers as well as new helpers for several classes. Other classes have made changes in their curriculum and course of study and we are encouraged by the quality and growth demonstrated by our teachers. Our teachers are experienced and continue to take training sessions to improve their teaching. Our classes are a wonderful place for fellowship, Bible study, and ministry to one another. We celebrate the small group Bible study classes and those who teach in the Sunday school.
All programs have paperwork and the Sunday school is no exception. In response, the Sunday school of the First Baptist Church of Mossy Head has streamlined the attendance and recordkeeping process, with the considerable help of the Sunday school administrative assistant, as well as the church secretary. Those who take attendance, those that facilitate and record the praises and prayer requests of the class members, and those that coordinate the outreach programs to the members and visitors of their individual classes are truly concerned about the people in their classes. We have integrated small group outreach and more directed prayer time into the Sunday school classes and will continue to improve this area of our Sunday school through training and practice. We celebrate the administrative workers throughout the Sunday school.
We look forward in the coming months and years to what GOD will do for His Church and the congregation in Mossy Head and in the Sunday school. We know that we have several classes that are ready to expand and become new classes, and we are prayerfully looking to our facilities for a place for these classes to meet despite our space problems, and for the teachers that we need to teach the new classes. We are also looking at changes and space for our current classes in where they meet as they grow, and new curriculums and study materials for the classes that need them. We celebrate the potential for growth and continuing opportunities for ministry in the Sunday school.
The small group Bible studies that occur during the Sunday school hour are a important part of the Evangelism and Outreach, Ministry and Missions, and personal discipleship that occurs at the First Baptist Church of Mossy Head and we praise GOD for what He is doing. We are thankful to GOD for the pastor, the leaders, the teachers, and the class workers. On this occasion, we give praise to GOD, and appreciate all the dedication, faithfulness, and leadership of the servant leaders of the Sunday school department of the First Baptist Church of Mossy Head. We celebrate GOD’s blessings and we look to Him for strength and direction as we continue to “engage and enable people to enjoy Jesus Christ”1.
Rev. Jefferson Sweet, Associate Pastor
Sunday School Director
1 Ferrand, William. First Baptist Church of Mossy Head.