Seasoned Adult Ministry

July 3, 2015 skip Blog

Minister to Seasoned Adults

Bob Smith

(205) 228-1006

Enter the gathering space at the heart of First Baptist Church-Trussville any Sunday morning between services and you’re apt to see a variety of genders, races, and ages.  And while many will be toddlers, teens, millennials, and ages in-between, among them is a strong contingent of men and women more than age 55 who we at FBCT prefer to call “Seasoned Adults.” 

Many in this age range are still working in jobs or in their own businesses.  Others are partially or fully retired from “work” but continue serving the Lord in many ways.  They are “Seasoned Adults” (not senior adults) and if you are among them, we invite you to participate in some of the programs and activities described here!

Heading up the Seasoned Adult Ministry at First Baptist Church-Trussville is a talented, hard-working group of leaders who create and organize programs, studies and events meshing with both church missions and the talents and interests of the seasoned adult age group.  Shown (left to right) are Suellen Edmondson, “DO” group leader; Gail Stewart, “KNOW” group leader; Debra Roberts, secretary; Bob Smith, minister to Seasoned Adults; Steve Penuel, SAM team leader; and Eddie Stovall, “COMMIT” group leader.

Happening In June

Joyful Hearts Singers Rehearsals
Friday, June 7 & Thursday, June 20  •  10:30am •  Fellowship Hall
Following rehearsals we’ll have lunch. Come fellowship with us and make a “joyful noise” unto the Lord!

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group
Tuesday, June 25  •  6:30pm  •  D139 
A free support group for caregivers of aging loved ones.

Biblical History Tour
Thursday, June 27 • LaGrange, GA • $60
A fun day trip to the Biblical History Center in LaGrange, GA. Trip includes chartered bus transportation, center admission and a four-course ancient Biblical lunch. We’ll have dinner at Pell City’s Market Grill and Buffet. (Buffet meal plus drink is $7.99 per person plus tax.) Register by June 15


SAM Small Groups offer Bible Study,
and Ministry

Small groups are an important aspect of our entire ministry at First Baptist-Trussville.  Seasoned adults may choose from among nearly 30 classes for men, women and couples conducted by experienced teachers.  Most groups meet on Sunday mornings, enabling those participating to also attend one of FBCT’s two Sunday morning worship services. However, two small groups meet on Wednesday morning and one in evening.   Class schedules and meeting locations are available here. You’ll also find literature at the information desk in the church gathering space, or by contacting  Jamie O’Dell, Minister of Education and Discipleship.

In addition to Bible study, many SAM small group members participate in church-sponsored ministries as well as those involving fellow group members.

Seasoned Adult Ministry Assistant - Debbie Arrington

Joyful Hearts Singers Shirts

Just $35 - Order here!

Upcoming June Events

Southern Baptist Convention Volunteers Needed

The Southern Baptist Convention will be meeting June 11-12 and FBCT has been asked to provide 30 ushers for the June 11 morning session.  FBCT will offer training and transportation.  If you wish to volunteer, call Debbie Arrington in the SAM office, 205/228-1006.

Save The Date...

August 17 - Aging and Law Seminar

From 8am until noon, topics will include elder abuse, Medicare fraud, living wills, powers of attorney, elder fraud issues and nursing home information. More info to come!