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Service Ministries

The Service Ministry encompasses the various auxiliaries and committees that provide both spiritual and practical services to our members and community. Below are the service ministries available at BMBC. 

Deacon Board

Deacons were called to the early church to serve tables. Deacons of Broadview Missionary Baptist Church are called to assist the pastor in the spiritual and moral affairs of the church. This ministry is involved in: teaching Bible classes, visiting the sick and shut-ins, and serving communion to those who request it on a monthly basis. The Deacon Ministry sponsors a complete worship service at local nursing homes (check with the office for location, dates, and times).

For more information contact:
Dea. Larry Lee, Chairman
(708) 343-3700, ext. 4209

Deaconess Board

The first and primary duty of a Deaconess at BMBC is to support her husband in his role as the spiritual leader in their home (Proverbs 31:11-12; 1 Titus 5:8).  Her duties at the church include:

1. Assist in carrying out the two ordinances of the Church (Baptism and Lord's Support)

    a. Helping baptismal candidates prepare for baptism

    b. Preparing the Lord's Supper for distribution at our Communion Service

2. Additionally, we are to serve as role models and teachers to the young women as we are instructed in Titus 2:3-5. 

For more information contact:
Shirley Toney, Directress
(708) 343-3700

Food Service Ministry

The Food Service Ministry provides food services as dictated by the church's program. 

For more information contact:
Cynthia Baker, Directress
(708) 343-3700 ext. 4222

Hospitality Ministry

The Hospitality Ministry meets and greets our guests and sees that their time with us is satisfying and productive.

For more information contact:
Valerie Jefferies, Directress
(708) 343-3700, ext. 4203

Security Ministry

This ministry is charged with the responsibility of providing safety for the church. This ranges from orderly parking in the parking areas to high visibility in and around the building in an effort to deter inappropriate behavior. Security is also regarded as a special part of the Hospitality Ministry.

The Security Team meets on the 3rd Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:
Victor Johnson, Director
(708) 343-3700 ext. 4203

Transportation Ministry

This ministry is committed to providing transportation for members who otherwise would not be able to attend worship services and other activities here at the church.

BMBC members who desire to serve in this ministry must be at least 25 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.

For more information contact:
Terry Murphy, Director
(708) 343-3700

Trustee Board

A Trustee is a state mandate whose responsibility is to the physical property of the church. The Trustee has custodial duties over church property consistent with Illinois State Statutes.

For more information contact:
Jason Mathews, Chairman
(708) 343-3700 ext. 4234

Telephone Ministry

The Telephone Ministry is a ministry of care and concern. Our ministry members reach out weekly by making phone calls to those names on the Sick, Shut-In, and Recovering List. It is an essential ministry that works on healing through God's word, cards, prayer, and scriptures.

For more information contact:
Brunetta Smith
(708) 343-3700

Announcing Ministry

Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Acts 20:28

Announcements are an integral part of BMBC’s ministry as its purpose is to provide the congregation with detailed information concerning designated church-sponsored activities, events, and programs.   The Ministry also informs the church of its members who are hospitalized in addition to those who have passed away.  It allows our members to be informed of the whereabouts of members who need to be reached out to in their time of need.

For more information contact:
Gloria Pough, Announcement Ministry Directress
(708) 343-3700

Usher Board

The role of the Usher is that of a doorkeeper, to welcome members and guests to the church, and to maintain order in the services. The Usher Ministry is comprised of a team of dedicated members whose primary concern is the comfort and safety of parishioners and guests.

Youth Ushers meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m.
Senior Ushers meet on the Saturday before the first Sunday of every month at 12:00 p.m.

For more information contact:
Lennis Smith-Hopson, President
Alvin Harvey, Vice-President
(708) 343-3700