Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of New Antioch is our mission to the serve the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. NAMBC members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.
NAMBC is thrilled to be part of the spread of Godís kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We support the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention's missionary outreach. We encourage all of our people to respond to Godís call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of NAMBC, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
The ushers at New Antioch fill an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. New Antioch is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to Godís sovereignty. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.
To give our children the best Bible teaching possible, NAMBC holds a childrenís church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly childrenís church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity--ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.