Our Adult Ministries
Grace Baptist Church is a family! We have a host of opportunities for you to connect with other adults who are in your stage of life. We are confident you will be strengthened and encouraged through these ministries.
The adult Sunday school ministry is made up of many different classes; Ladies, College and Career, Young Married, FaithBuilders, Senior Adults, and New Converts. Each class meets Sunday mornings for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. There are picnics, ball games, dinners out, and other activities that take place each month through the adult Sunday school classes.
We have a variety of opportunities to get involved in a more personal directed Bible study. Ladies’ of all ages meet at 9 on Tuesday morning. The Men meet as a group on Saturday mornings at 7. We also have a world renowned Faith Bible Institute that meets on Monday evenings at 7. This provides the availability for individual growth in all areas of life. We also have Grace Bible Studies. This is a correspondence Bible study course available in English and Spanish. The course is used by many inmates that have been reached through the Prison Ministry. Each week there are many lessons to be graded, certificates to be awarded, and new lessons to be mailed by Grace Baptist Church volunteers. Hundreds of lives have grown in their knowledge of God's Word through Grace Bible Studies.
Grace has a wonderful, active ministry for women. There are many opportunities to serve the Lord and others using God given talents, time, and treasures. The mission of our ladies ministries is to encourage, equip and enrich, as well as evangelize.
We encourage the development of personal relationships by providing opportunities for fellowship. Some of the activities are dinners for six, an outreach ministry to our widows, a visitation ministry to our shut-ins, special day trips, an annual "overnighter," and various other fellowships.
We seek to promote spiritual growth by offering a weekly ladies’ Bible study, special quarterly Sunday evening split sessions, and several retreats and ladies’ conferences.
We seek to minister to those outside our church body by using themed activities where the gospel is presented.
For more information about Grace’s Ladies' ministries, and how you can participate, please contact the pastor’s wife, Mrs. Vicki Egerdahl at 803-348-3849. .
There are many opportunities for fellowship at Grace Baptist Church. Our Homecoming celebration is enjoyed by all ages and is a highlight each year. It may be a softball game and picnic on our own Kelley Field, an ice cream social on a Sunday evening after church, or a day trip to visit a museum or gallery. Our people love to fellowship!
On the second to last Saturday each month our men meet for breakfast, a devotional thought from one of our members, and prayer time. Our men cook a delicious breakfast and no one leaves physically or spiritually hungry.
The Grace Men for Missions program, GMFM, exists to give the men of our church an opportunity to use their God-given talents and time to bless and encourage missionaries and their ministries. GMFM has ministered locally and internationally in the area of construction and repair.
Columbia is 'Ground Zero' for the prison ministry. Locally we have eleven facilities: nine state prisons and two county detention centers. Our church has several men ministering at various prisons, jails, and downtown mission centers. We also have several men and women who do follow up discipleship via our Grace Bible Studies correspondence courses. Warm, appreciative letters are regularly received from inmates and their families that have been blessed and encouraged through the Prison Ministry.
We have several 'special days' at Grace each year:
Easter Sunrise Service at the Riverwalk Amphitheater and Breakfast at the church
Spring Revival with guest evangelist
Patriotic Sunday - special music, dramatic presentation and guest speaker
Vacation Bible School - themed activities and Bible study program for children
Homecoming Sunday - favorite music, special guests, dinner on the grounds
Fall Revival with guest evangelist
Missions Conference - meet new and veteran missionaries from around the world
Thanksgiving Service - testimony time for our church family
Children's Christmas Program - a musical dramatic presentation by the children's Sunday school classes
Christmas Cantata - a special Christmas message in song and story from the adult choir and drama team.