While the Sonshine Club is technically a fellowship ministry for all ages, it primarily appeals to our "senior saints." The group meets twice per month from May till December, and typically alternates between taking trips and having at-home activities. The Sonshine Club travels to Amish country, museums, zoos, and other various places of interest. Domestic activities include bingo, concerts, crafts, and old-fashioned hymn-singin’, to name a few. We believe that God intended for people of all ages to live an abundant life! Speak with the Pastor if you are interested in taking a trip with us!
Living Peace is our residential Christian counseling ministry provided at no cost to members of the Sugar Ridge Baptist Church. Pastor Mike holds a double Doctorate in Theology and Christian Counseling (Temperament Therapy), and is a certified Pastoral-Clinical Counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association. We believe that the Word of God has real answers to today’s problems. Living Peace provides support for a wide variety of issues including depression, finances, marriage, addiction, temptation, career guidance, family problems, and other issues.
Our Ladies' Ministry began as a home group with just a few committed women, and has turned into a vibrant place of teaching, healing, and ministry in the community. We believe that reaching, teaching, and ministering to people are the primary goals of the body of Christ. This group does a phenomenal job of caring for their own, discipling women in all stages of their faith journey and reaching out to the community with physical and spiritual support. The Ladies' Ministry meets twice per week, hosts regular fellowship events, and provides ample service opportunities for any believer.
Small Groups is our topic-based discipleship program which can occur at any place or time throughout the week. These groups typically last 8-12 weeks, and deal with a wide variety of subjects such as: marriage, parenting, prayer, finances, and limitless other topics. They can meet at the church, in homes, at coffee houses, or in public parks. We believe that Jesus changed the world with a small group, and that every committed Christian should be involved with these discipleship groups. Check out the calendar to see what class are coming up next.
The LightHouse is our ministry to teenagers from 7th grade up until graduation from High School. We believe that the church is just one generation from extinction, and that we have a responsibility to raise up the church of tomorrow. We also believe that the best thing we can give to our children is not sports programs or college degrees, but a vibrant faith in our Lord. LightHouse has regular activities for fun and fellowship, as well as opportunities to serve. Our teens are actively engaged in service projects to the homeless and elderly, as well as other various ministries.
Sunday School is our peer-based discipleship program for all ages on Sunday mornings. Sunday School classes are typically composed of 6-12 students, and offer more diverse ways to grow than corporate worship. Students have the freedom to ask questions, share private prayer concerns, and find understanding and camaraderie amongst friends in their own personal spiritual journey. This community offers a safe place to be open and honest, and find encouragement and support from seasoned believers.
Our young adult ministry serves in providing teaching, community, and outreach opportunities for young men and women. The group regularly meets for teaching, fellowship, and various events and activities.
We believe that “church” is not a physical location or time of service on a Sunday morning; but the embodiment of God’s principles and power on a daily basis. While being a “Church in Action” is much more than simply attending a service, morning worship is a very powerful time when God’s people meet together to pray, praise, and hear from the Word of God. Pastor Mike’s primary preaching method is expository (verse-by-verse) preaching. He longs to see people become free from man-made religion and find grace, peace, and abundant life in Jesus Christ.
We believe that prayer is one of the most powerful forces in our world today. Our church is committed to praying for each other and our community. Whether or not you attend Sugar Ridge Baptist Church, we welcome the opportunity to pray for you. Please submit your requests at any time via phone, email, or through our website; and we will lift you up in prayer before the Lord. Please continue to update us with progress so that we can know how to continue to pray.