Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The church supports life-long learning, for all ages, and was able to provide on-line Sunday school classes, some outdoor events and drop-off activities during the pandemic.
Sunday school classes are currently held during the later part of the Sunday church service, following a Children’s Chat, led by a minister or lay people. Currently the approach is a “one room schoolhouse” with a mixed class where older students learn alongside and help teach and work with younger learners. Although the absence of in-person classes for over a year had its effect, there has been a slow but steady increase in children, youth and teens studying the Bible, and learning about the Christ who loves them.
The church typically plans and organizes a Vacation Bible School program during the summer, with fun, games, snacks, and a curriculum geared to bring children to a closer relationship with Christ. Teens and older youth are often involved as co-leaders, and benefit from the lessons by helping to share in the teaching. There is multigenerational support for the VBS program.
Adult learning options are available, including a very well attended pastoral Bible study during the week. A women’s book club meets weekly in the evening providing fellowship and a shared look at a number of books by such authors as Max Lucado or Priscilla Shirer. A men’s Bible study has been active for many years, although working to recover from the move of several key members. A women’s home Bible study is also available on a bi-weekly basis.
Greenville Baptist church has provided Bibles for anyone who comes and would like one. Spanish, as well as English Bibles have been given to inner-city churches, for their members. Large-print Bibles have also been made available for those who need them in the community. Children’s Bibles are available and given to the youth. Our goal is for our children and youth to realize the Bible is relevant in today’s world!
Go be great, be strong and courageous, do not be afraid,
do not be discouraged for the Lord will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9