At Siam, we believe ministry that Ephesians 4:11-16 makes clear that the work of the ministry is not primarily done by the leadership of a church, but by the entire community. We wholeheartedly believe that ministry happens both formally and organically. Formal ministry involves organized opportunities for the church body to serve one another, our neighbors, and our world.
Organic ministry is when an individual or group of individuals engage in ministry outside of organized events or programs. For instance, taking a meal to a family who just had a newborn or lost a loved one, visiting someone in the hospital, mowing the grass of an elderly member, or serving at a local ministry that we partner with.
Below is a list of a few various ministries, formal and organic, that you can serve in some capacity.
Children Ministry: At Siam we desire to train our children up in the Lord and give them a passion for Jesus Christ. Presently, we offer a Children’s Choir on Sunday evenings from 6 - 7 pm for ages pre-k to 6th grade. This gifts the children the opportunity to develop musical skills along with creative movement and drama. On Sunday morning during our worship gather we offer Kidz Worship for ages 4 to 5th grade. Its a time to have fun worshiping and seeing the story of Jesus throughout the whole Bible.
Youth Ministry: For our Youth we offer a weekly Bible study on Sunday mornings. Throughout the year we have various events from Game Nights to retreats at Ridgecrest, and etc. They also seek to serve at Hale Community Ministry once a month as well. Currently, we are seeking and praying for a Youth Pastor to step into this role.
Women’s Ministry: S.H.I.N.E. is the women ministry of Siam Baptist Church. Its mission is to Serve God, Help others, Influence our neighborhood, Nurture and mentor, and Encourage one another. There are various ministries within the group. Some women knit/crochet items for shut-ins, widows, and etc; other women visit the sick, nursing homes, and homebound; and other women serve and partner with Women’s Crisis Center. There is always some place to put in and serve.
Men’s Ministry: Baptist Men is the ministry of the men at Siam Baptist to help men grow towards a biblical standard of manhood and to serve our community. We meet monthly for fellowship, accountability, teaching, and then serving.
Adult Choir: The adult choir helps in leading Sunday morning worship and also performs various specials and Christmas and Easter performances. They are always looking to share the talents God has given us. So if you play an instrument or sing, they would love to find a place for you in the program.
Local, Nation, and International Ministry: We as a church believe and want to live out the command of Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Locally, we partner the Watauga Baptist Association, ETSU Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Hale Community Ministry, TLC Community Center, and more. Nationally, we partner with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board. Internationally, we partner with the International Mission Board and Operation Christmas Child. We are also currently in the process of partnering with specific missionaries nationally and internationally for regular mission trips. We also have several missionaries/families that we have send out and pray for that serve in various missionary capacities.