*WMU: The main purpose of WMU is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in the cause of Christian missions. Through biblically sound, age-appropriate resources, we seek to energize, motive, and equip all ages for missions involvement. Ongoing missions education opportunities develop believers who are informed about God’s mission in the world; they become fully engaged Christians who recognize and accept personal responsibility for sharing the love of Christ with others.

 YOUTH MINISTRY

 

Our Desire

Our desire is to work with and support the family by providing Bible studies, retreats, fellowships,

and mission opportunities to lead young people to live for Jesus and be like Him.

The Mission of the Sunset Park Youth Department!

“That we would be leaders for Christ by witnessing to both Christians and non-Christians, to build

 

them up and teach them the ways of Christ, and that Christ would say to them, ‘...Well done, good

 

and faithful slave;...’ Matthew 25:21 “

Youth Department Mission Verse

“And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we

 

may present every man complete in Christ." Colossians 1:28

Youth Sunday School

Our youth meet from 9:45 till 10:45 each Sunday morning on the third floor of our main building. 

 

We share announcements, pray and study the Bible together.  Our class is for youth 7 - 12 graders

and is taught by Bro. Hugh.

 

Youth On Mission

 

On Wednesday nights from 6:30 till 8:00 our youth meet

 

on the third floor of our main building for a class about missions.  They have a good time studying

 

God’s Word and participating in discipleship groups.  This is a vital class where youth not only

 

learn about missions, but have an opportunity also to participate in mission projects.  This class is

 

for youth 7-12 grades and is taught by Bro. Hugh.

 

 

Puppets

 

Puppets can be a ministry which reaches all ages.  There are many and varied opportunities for

 

ministry through puppets.  All of these opportunities give the youth a chance to share the Gospel

 

with others.  The Puppet Ministry meets to practice Wednesday during our Youth On Mission class

 

on the third floor of our main building.

Special Events

Throughout the year we plan and promote retreats, mission trips, and fellowships which are geared

 

to fulfill our Youth Mission

The Bible says, “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth.”  At Sunset Park we try to help

each youth understand their sin against their Creator must be forgiven and will be forgiven when

they trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  They will continually be reminded that God has

revealed His will in the Bible.  Youth will be taught clear application of the Bible in all areas of life. 

 

Our desire is that they will grow as Jesus grew; in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and

 

man.  In this way “the days of their youth” will lay a foundation for a life time of bringing honor to

 

their Creator.

 

Thank you for your interest in the youth department of Sunset Park Baptist Church.  It will be our

 

prayer that as you seek God’s will and direction in your life that He will lead and guide you to a

 

place of worship, service, and fellowship.  We hope that this information will be helpful to you.  If

 

you have any questions please feel free to call us.  God bless you always.

 

Because Jesus loves us,

 

Bro. Hugh Folds

 

Minister of Education and Youth

pastor.hfolds@gmail.com

 

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.”

 

Matthew 6:33

Sunset Park Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry meets weekly each Monday night.  We

 

begin with a meal at 6:00PM which is followed by a large group meeting infused with worship,

 

celebration, testimonies, and challenging lessons whose purpose is to aid people in their recovery. 

 

After the large group time we have more intimate small group meetings which are gender specific. 

 

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight

 

Biblical recovery principles and Christ-centered twelve steps.  We begin healing by sharing our

 

victories, hopes, and experiences with one another.  We become willing to accept God’s grace and

 

forgiveness in solving our life’s problems. 

 

When we work through these Christ-centered principles and steps we discover that Jesus Christ is

 

our higher power.  We are drawn to a decision to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,

 

who loves us and forgives us.  We grow spiritually, and are freed from our hurts, hang-ups, and

 

habits.  Our freedom from our sinful addictions creates peace, serenity, joy and love in our lives. 

We strive weekly to help meet the needs of and encourage the homeless, jobless, and discouraged in

 

our community.  For some of our guests the meal we serve is one of the few meals they receive on a

 

weekly basis. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about this ministry to call Sunset

 

Park Baptist Church or come join us on a Monday evening.  

Celebrate Recovery IS:

  • A safe place to share 

  • A refuge 

  • A place of belonging 

  • A place to care for others 

  • A place to be cared for 

  • A place to find respect 

  • A place for confidentiality 

  • A place to learn 

  • A place to grow and become strong again 

  • A place where you can take off your mask 

  • A place for healthy challenges/risks 

  • A possible turning point in your life 

 

Celebrate Recovery is NOT:

  • A place for selfish control 

  • A place for therapy 

  • A place for secrets 

  • A place to look for dating relationships 

  • A place to rescue others 

  • A place to be rescued 

  • A place for perfection 

  • A place to judge others 

  • A quick fix 

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY: 

Eight Principles Based on the Beatitudes  

1. Realize I’m not God.  I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing

    and that my life is unmanageable. 

   “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 

 

2. Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me

    recover. 

   “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 

 

3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. 

   “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 

 

4. Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. 

   “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 

 

5. Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove

   my character defects. 

   “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6 

 

6. Evaluate all my relationships.  Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for

    harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others. 

   “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” Matthew 5:7 

   “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9 

 

7. Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know

   God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.                                       “…

   Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" Luke 11:28b 

 

8. Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my

   words.  “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of

   heaven.” Matthew 5:10 

TWELVE STEPS AND THEIR BIBLICAL COMPARISONS: 

 

1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had

   become unmanageable.  For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to      do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.” Romans 7:18 

 

2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 

​   “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13 

 

3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God. 

​   “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living

   sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1 

 

4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 

    “Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD!” Lamentations 3:40 

 

5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. 

   “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The

    prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16 

 

6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 

   “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” James 4:10 

 

7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. 

   “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all

    unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 

 

8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. 

   “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” Luke 6:31 

 

9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure

    them or others. 

   “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something

   against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and

   then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24 

 

10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 

    “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” 1 Corinthians 10:12 

 

11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying

    only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out. 

   “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,

    singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians

    3:16 

 

12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to

    others and to practice these principles in all our affairs. 

    “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a

    spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.” Galatians 6:1 

SERENITY PRAYER:

God, grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change, 

the courage to change the things I can, 

and the wisdom to know the difference. 

Living one day at a time, 

enjoying one moment at a time; 

accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;

taking, as Jesus did, 

this sinful world as it is, 

not as I would have it; 

trusting that You will make all things right 

if I surrender to Your will; 

so that I may be reasonably happy in this life 

and supremely happy with You forever in the next. 

Amen. 

Written by Reinhold Niebuhr

NC BAPTIST MEN

NC Baptist Men:(NCBM) believes that all Christians are called,
gifted and sent. NCBM desires to help churches involve their
members (women, men and students) in missions and ministry
in the name of Jesus Christ. Our vision is "Every Christian sharing
God's love with hurting people through word and deed." 

ROYAL AMASSADORS (RA's)

Royal Ambassadors (RA's): is a missions organization for boys in grades 1-6 that helps them develop a Biblical worldview with an emphasis on missions learning and missions doing. RA's utilizes activities that are designed to help boys learn about missions and get them personally involved in practical missions experiences while having fun.

GIRLS IN ACTION (GA's)is a missions diciple organization for girls in grades 1 through 6. Through GA, girls learn about, pray for, give to and do missions work. They also make new friends and have lots of fun.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Every Sunday morning at 9:45 am we have several classes of Sunday School where we pray and have in-depth Bible studies that address today’s needs.Sunday School is a place where people meet to discuss lessons from the Bible and to ask questions about God, the Bible and life.  We have age appropriate class for children, teens and adults where they are taught the great truths of God revealed to us in the Bible.  Sunday School uses Bible lessons to share God love and to teach how to live as Godly Men and Women in this present world.

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