The purpose of an organization gives reason for that organization’s existence. The Adult Transformation Ministry exists to help achieve the mission of Green Acres Baptist Church. It falls under the authority and direction of the church and her leaders, and it must adhere to the church’s established mission.
Green Acres Baptist Church exists to:
Evangelize God’s World (missions)
Equip God’s People (discipleship)
Express God’s Love (ministry)
Through Jesus Christ our Lord!
The Adult Transformation Ministry (ATM) was established to equip God’s people, specifically adults as Christian disciples.
Sunday Morning Bible Study (SMBS) is the bedrock organization for Green Acres Baptist Church and the fundamental organization for the Adult Transformation Ministry. It serves many vital ministry lists within the church. It provides a place for adults to connect with other adults in significant relationships. It is the small church within the larger congregation of Green Acres. In a SMBS, adults will have a place to serve and be served. And it is also a group where adults can know others and be known by others. It is the primary method for adults to receive ministry. It also provides a systematic process of follow up and assimilation for guests to Green Acres.
SMBS is an open group that welcomes all adults who desire to attend. There are no requirements to enroll, just an openness to connect to other adults through Bible study. Most adult SMBS groups are based on a particular life-stage (e.g. single, married, parents, emptynesters, etc.) although many groups will have one or more individuals who are outside the life-stage description of the group.