The Assimilation Ministry serves as a tool to guide the New Member from the point of their decision to join, through the completion of New Members Orientation and MasterLife Courses and into the life of the Church. This guide will aide the New Member by determining and developing their Spiritual Gifts, equipping them with the tools necessary to “Master Life” and directing them into the life of the Church. This ministry also serves as a bridge to assimilate the member into the life of the Church.
Bates Bible Institute
These classes are intended to offer personal enrichment with a hands-on practical application of classroom instruction. An entire week is dedicated to enriching the members of our congregation. Our mission is to develop a disciple’s character in knowledge and understanding of Godly life principles through applied teaching for the betterment of their community, family and personal life that God’s kingdom may be established on earth.
We offer interactive study of the Word each week with classes tailored to all age groups. We offer classes on Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for adults and youth. Special Studies and Teacher’s Training classes also take place throughout the year to help mature individuals and families in Christ.
Discipleship (Master Life Series)
MasterLife is a 24 week program that consists of four 6-week workbook type studies. Each day for five days a week you will be expected to study a segment of the material and complete the related activities. The four books are: “The Disciples Cross”; “The Disciples Personality”; “The Disciples Victory”; and “The Disciples Mission”. Through this course, you are taught how to develop a personal and obedient relationship with Him, discipline in doing so and a desire to share Him with those we come in contact with on a daily basis. Classes are taught throughout various times of the year.
Vacation Bible School
This is not Vacation Bible School as we once knew it. Structured to meet all age groups from children to adults, we offer classes and activities for a full week that include a time of praise and worship. Our greatest joy is seeing souls saved right there in the classroom.