Our Children’s Ministry has many facets to it. We have our Bible classes on Sunday Morning and Wednesday Evening, we have our 3rd-6th Grade Youth Group and we have our VBS and Summer ministry. Our Bible classes has to be one of our greatest assets we have at Broad Street. Wanda Parrish is the director of our Children’s Bible class with the help of Brook Rogers who oversees our Cradle Roll classes and Cindy Hooks who looks over our Wednesday night program. The 3rd-6th Grade Youth Group is a very important aspect to our church ministry. This group introduces our young pre-teens to what a youth group is all about. They go on activities throughout the school year and each summer they attend church camp together. To top it all off we have an amazing Vacation Bible School every summer that so many dedicated adults put their heart and souls into. This VBS is a part of our larger summer ministry that includes special classes, day camps, field trips and overnight camps. We encourage you to get involved with our Children’s Ministry. We would love to have each of you join us.
The Broad Street Youth group is a group of 18-20 teenagers who strive to show their love for God as they love one another and as they each follow the example of Jesus. We have a very active youth group both during the school year and also in the summertime. During the year we take one trip a month as an opportunity for fellowship within the group. Each week we come together for a weekly Bible study in addition to our gathers on Sunday and Wednesday. We also have a Winter Retreat each January along with campouts and other weekend activities. Our summer is our busiest time. Each summer we begin with our annual NETSYS Camp that unites us with 8 other youth groups in the Northeast Texas area. Our youth group is integral in making our VBS program a huge success each year. We also take this same VBS program to Bayou La Batre, Alabama for our annual Mission Trip. During the summer each Monday night we have a Summer Youth Series hosted by a different congregation. Each of these activities helps to make our youth group very strong and very close. If you are wanting to be apart of a loving group who loves God please consider getting to know us better. We would love for you to join.
Our Hispanic Ministry was formed many years ago when our congregation noticed the ever growing population of hispanic individuals in our community. We began this ministry as an outreach mission to the community. Over the years this group has grown into a steady congregation of Christ centered families. At Broad Street it is now our goal to be defined as a multi-cultured congregation, meaning we are one united family. Our hispanic ministry is headed up by Zeke Banda, a very talented individual that loves God and others with all of his heart. We would love to see you join our group and get involved with reaching out to those in our community.
Young at Heart Ministry
The Young at Heart group is exactly as it states, it includes any individual that meets that description, to be young at heart. Our YAH is a very active one. They meet together every Friday evening at 6:30 pm at our church’s annex to play games and enjoy each others company. Also on the first and fourth Friday of each month they meet together at a local restaurant to enjoy a meal together. On top of these weekly activities they go on trips to other congregations enjoy seminars and fellowship opportunities. We would ask that if you too feel as though you are young at heart please make it a point to join us at one of our next activities. We would love to get to know you!
Broad Street prides itself in being a giving congregation. We have an active benevolence program that seeks to help the community in hard times. Our benevolence program exists to help make ends meet or to help get someone that is struggling back on their feet. Our congregation also offers an annual Back to School Children’s Clothing Drive to ensure that each kid in Wood County goes back to school with a new set of clothes. We also deliver meals at Thanksgiving to our local Meals on Wheels customers who would normally go without a hot meal on Thanksgiving. We strive to be an active part of our local Caring and Sharing groups along with the Bread of Life Ministry. Our passion for each person is motivated by the love that Christ has called us to have for one another. We do not look at outward appearances but instead the heart of a person created by God. If you share this same passion and desire for each person to be made whole please consider joining us in our Outreach Ministry.