The JOY Ministry
The JOY Ministry is being developed to assist in the building of an inclusive culture at FBC. Our desire is to assure the equal participation of all members regardless of disability or other needs (1 Cor. 12:12-26). Our ultimate goal is to help our church culture be one that includes and accepts all members, and treats each other with the respect and love that Jesus expects of us ( John 13:34-35; Gal. 5:13-14).
The mission of the JOY Ministry is to promote and facilitate an inclusive community at FBC that provides resources for the discipleship of individuals with disabilities and recognizes the contribution that all believers bring to the church family.
- To provide an environment that intentionally and actively encourages spiritual growth in the lives of all persons attending FBC.
- To develop and equip leaders to effectively minister to those with intellectual and/or physical disabilities and their families.
- To communicate and interact with care givers in order to assist them in discipling .
Serving and Volunteering:
We desire to recruit people who desire to serve and minister to those in our congregation that may be in need of assistance and/or accommodations. Training and resources are often available via current Joy Ministry volunteers in order to equip those desiring to serve in many areas within the disability community attending our church.
Our goal is to recruit sufficient Joy Ministry members so that serving for one or two hours or Sundays per month is achieved; and consequently, allowing those members to be able to worship and attend learning center during other Sundays.
If you are interested in joining the Joy Ministry please fill out and request a Joy Ministry Application from the FBC Care Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up an application from the Information Center on Sundays. Or download it here.
For further questions contact our Care Coordinator at 540-662-7743 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Please note that assistance provided through church ministries should not be construed as creating any professional relationship or contractual obligation on the part of any volunteer assistants. The programs administered by FBC are not, and cannot be a substitute for any and all professional or educational programs that you or your family may require.