For Edgewood Baptist Church, reaching the world for Christ starts right outside our door. We don’t have to go far to find the lost - on a given Sunday morning, only 15 percent of adults in our city attend a Bible believing church. We recognize we must go to them and tell of the love of Christ in both word and deed with a creative outreach of ministry evangelism.
• Edgewood is involved and supports several other ministries in the Columbus area. Please visit our Partners page to learn more about ministry opportunities outside of EBC.
...let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth. --1 John 3:1
Our Love InDeed ministry this year is to Fill-A-Box once each month. Thank you in the Lord! Please consider joining up with your Sunday School class, or fill a box on your own, or donate financially to the Fill-A-Box ministry. Call the church office, (706) 561-7954, for more details!
Have you ever wanted to go on a mission trip? Samaritan’s Purse (known for the Shoe Box effort for underprivileged children) has a Disaster Relief arm that responds to crises around the country. They offer opportunities for volunteers to partner in sharing the love of Jesus by assisting homeowners who have been adversely impacted by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc. No experience required.You simply need to be willing to help those in need. Most of the logistics are cared for by Samaritan’s Purse once you arrive onsite. Interested in learning more? Contact Bobby Moody at 706-464-4829.
Feed the Hungry
Each month, we partner with the Columbus M2540 ministry to cook, package, and deliver 120 meals to the homeless in five different locations. Our need is for cooks who can prepare a large dish, also those who can help package up meal boxes and those who can help deliver the meals. It is truly a blessing to feed the homeless, some who may not have eaten in several days. And, also to share the gospel and demonstrate the great love of Jesus.
Home Delivered Meals
Feeding the Valley is a program designed to provide a lunchtime meal for elderly and disabled people. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The cost is $4.00 per meal. To enquire about receiving meals or to volunteer as a deliverer, contat Jerry Gaylor at (706) 561-8026.
SAY Y.E.S. After-School Tutoring Program
EBC offers a Christ-centered after school tutoring program for first and second grade students specifically focused on reading. Our program also includes bible study, arts and crafts, music, recreation, homework assistance, and snacks. It is a wonderful opportunity to share Jesus with the kids and their parents in both word and deed. The many facets of the program allow for plenty of options for plugging in and getting involved. We are seeing children learn to read who previously could not read or struggled to do so, now proud and excited about their accomplishments. Parents are appreciative and thankful for the help their children receive as they share school progress reports and the improvement teachers witness in their students' reading ability. We meet each Tuesday and Thursday at the church from 2:30 PM until 5 PM. Volunteers may help out as they are able, anywhere from an hour once a week to both days for the duration of the program. We are currently in need of additional workers to help in this vital ministry to the children and families in our community. If you would like more information or to volunteer with us, please contact the church office at (706) 561-7954.