Compassion ministries contribute to the development of the church by encouraging spiritual growth in the members. Serving others is a beneficial spiritual discipline as it enables people to develop and use their spiritual gifts. This leads to a deeper level of satisfaction and fulfillment for Christians who give themselves away in service to Christ and to others. For this reason, the church may need the needy as much as the needy need the church. The following are examples of our church’s ministries of compassion which are touching many lives in the community.
Whenever the church observes Communion, the people make contributions to this fund which is designed to help people in crisis.
Volunteers from Metropolitan prepare and deliver freshly cooked, hot meals to senior adults living at home.The Mobile Meals ministry delivers meals to homebound senior adults living in our immediate neighborhood every Friday.
Vehicle Maintenance Group
Volunteers use their mechanical skills to provide free car care for single moms, widows, the elderly, and any others who need it. We have a great group of dedicated volunteers who maintains our church bus. This group also graciously donates time to help others in our church and community by diagnosing and repairing minor problems with personal cars and light trucks. You supply the parts, we supply the labor!
Where: MBC garage (NW corner of the campus)
When: 4 times a year from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. – Watch for announcements
What: Available to diagnose and do minor service on your vehicle.
The WHIZ Kids ministry tutors at-risk inner-city school children in partnership with Olivet Baptist Church on Tuesday evenings throughout the school year. This tutoring ministry helps grade school kids who need to improve in their reading so that they can improve in all areas of learning.
Our church offers special weekly support groups such as DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids. These groups and seminars, conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing, help you learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.
GriefShare is a special weekly support group for people grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand the pain of your loss. You will learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. Learn more
Single & Parenting
Helping single parents to cope with the unique challenges single parents face and providing hope through special weekly group classes offering real-world answers to important questions single parents face every day.
Weekday community Bible studies are reaching many women who attend our church, neighboring churches or who do not yet attend church regularly. These Bible studies provide for spiritual growth, friendship and increased understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ.