Teaching Ministry ~ Bob Shepard (Education Minister)
Our education ministry is Bible based. We offer Bible classes for all ages. The following is a list of our departments and coordinators:
Nursery: Robyn Goss
Toddlers & Threes: Susan Clayton
Pre-K & K: Darlene Barrington
First & Second Grade: Monty Robinson
Third & Fourth Grade: Lynn McCright
Fifth & Sixth Grade: Cari Thompson
Sunday A. M. Mary Stephens
Wednesday P.M.: Terri Nickson
Wednesday A.M.: Barbara Coleman, Carol Womack
Young Adults: Jeremy Reid
Active Families: Kenny Miller
Fellowship Hall Class: Ron Thomason
Chapel Class: Danny Allen
Auditorium Class: James Barrington
Fifth and Sixth Grade Ministry
Fifth and Sixth graders enter a very critical age as far as making an individual faith commitment is concerned. Although many may not deicide to be baptized until later, it is a time to establish a Biblical foundation concerning teachings about salvation and the church. Also, this is a very important time for the students to bond together so that they can support one another through Junior High and High School. Those who teach this age must enjoy teaching your people the fundamentals of faith and salvation. Also, those who work in this ministry plan from time to time social and service projects for bonding purposes.
Leadership Training for Christ
This ministry encourages students from third grade through 12th grade to develop a mastery of the content of the Bible through Bible Bowl as well as provide a means of a spiritual expression of their different gifts and talents. Ministry workers instruct and lead students in various activities such as Bible Bowl, chorus, song leading, public speaking, art work, song writing, teaching and many other events. Our students and sponsors attend the LTC Convention in Dallas on Easter weekend. Normally 5000 from across our region attend.
Dee Jon Douglass
The University church library has spiritual books and videos for all ages. The library is designed to supplement our Bible school program and to provide resources for family home Bible study. Workers in this ministry are responsible for oversight in checking out and checking in books and videos at service times.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer University has a vacation Bible School for four-year olds through 5th grade. This ministry serves not only the children at University but also an outreach to families in the community. Those who work in this ministry serve as teachers, refreshment servers, media workers, van drivers and general assistants.
Children’s Sunday P.M. Worship
Each Sunday evening, except life group Sunday, a Sunday evening worship is provided for young children. Workers in this ministry teach Bible lessons, lead children’s songs and/or work with puppets.
University sponsors a Tuesday/Thursday Mother’s Day Out and Academic Preschool Program. The staff of this ministry are part time paid teachers. For further information concerning this ministry as well as job requirements contact the director.