Church Groups

Childrens Ministry

Our children are some of our most precious gifts. We budget for, plan and carry out many events and programs with our children in mind. We have weekly events such as Sunday School, Children's Church and Team K.I.D. We also schedule annual events such as Easter Egg Hunts, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festivals, and our Children's Christmas Play. We also have special events such as Movie and Game Night, short trips to go bowling or skating, and much, much more. We are even open for more good ideas for fun, safe and wholesome events or trips. Come see why children love Higgston Baptist Church.

Discipleship Training

Discipleship Training has been a part of the Southern Baptist Convention for over 100 years. In 1895 it was organized being called "BYPU", Baptist Young Peoples Union. By 1934 the title was changed to "BTU", Baptist Training Union, and we started a yearly gathering of the Association's Church Training called "M" Night. "M" stood for Mobilization. In 1968 our name was called Church Training, which it remained until 1990, and we took the current title of Discipleship Training. Discipleship Training involves training in five basic areas of need: New Christian Training, Leadership, Church Member Training, In-depth Discipleship for Youth, and In-depth Discipleship for Adults. These areas are very important. Many learned as a child to participate by presenting their parts to the class and learned not to be afraid or shy to pray before others. Discipleship is the Christian's lifelong commitment to the personal teachings and spirit of Jesus Christ.

Men's Ministry

The primary tasks of our Men's Ministry is to seek to involve men in missions, plan and carry our Ministry that meets the needs of men, teach missions, pray for and give to missions, develop personal ministry, interpret and under-grid the work of the church and the denomination. The Brotherhood was first organized at Higgston Baptist in 1944. Over the past almost 70 years the Higgston Brotherhood has been active in local missions as well as praying for and teaching missions. We also look for hands on mission projects in which to be involved. The men and boys of Higgston Baptist are proud of our church's history, and we look forward to the future as we serve our Lord.

Sunday School

The Southern Baptist Sunday Schools have over eight million in enrollment and attendance. No other denomination in America has any kind of Sunday School growth record like Southern Baptists. Our Bible Teaching - Reaching Ministry involves: reaching and teaching people, fellowship with people, and leading people to worship. We are to teach the Bible in such a way that saved Sunday School members will be motivated to share their faith with unbelievers. The Baptist Sunday School Board was founded in 1891. We are happy to report Higgston Baptist Church has been a part of it since 1901 with Mr. W. E. Adams as Superintendent and forty-seven enrolled with five officers. Here at Higgston, our future looks very promising with an active group of young people and dedicated adult teachers and leaders. God will keep us equipped with his word and motivated by his Spirit to share our love and faith with others. Sunday School begins each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and we have thirteen classes from the nursery to Senior Adults and every age between.

Women's Missionary Union (WMU)

The Women's Missionary Union was organized in 1888 as an auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. However, it was four years earlier in 1884 that BWMU, auxiliary to Georgia Baptist Convention was formed. Rev. Ansley and Floye Jordan, Hazel Collins and I, Phyllis Allmond, were privileged to attend the 100th annual session of Georgia WMU at Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Atlanta. After attending the 1884-1984 Georgia WMU centennial celebration we felt as if we had just come down from the high pinnacle of inspiration challenged to move into the next century. Mrs. Lizzie McQueen Allmond, present at the organization of the Daniell Baptist Association in 1890 and at the fiftieth session in 1939, served as president of BWMU in 1919 at Higgston. Beginning with the re-organization of BWMU in 1948, missions have been promoted in our church from that time until the present. Mrs. E. L. Tanner, Superintendent of the Daniell Baptist Association, Woman's Missionary Union, met with nine ladies of the church and re-organized a Woman's Missionary Society on June 20, 1948. Officers elected at this meeting were: Mrs. W. A. Holton, president, vice-president, Mrs. G. B. Richardson, Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. L. B. McCall. Others thought to be present at this organizational meeting were: Mrs. T. R. Allmond, Mrs. T. W. Collins, Mrs. Eschol Dixon, Mrs. R. L. Fulghum, Mrs. Liza Johnson, and Mrs. Lila Morris. God has blessed WMU magnificently in the past and will continue to do so in the future as we attempt to carry out the Great Commission. The permanent WMU watch word is "Laborers Together with God" (I Corinthians 3:9). Name changes have been made in mission groups, but not the purpose. In 1954 the Royal Ambassadors, who were under the auspices of WMU, became the responsibility of the Brotherhood. The most recent name changes came in 1995 when Baptist Women and Baptist Young Women became Women on Mission and Royal Service, the official magazine, changed to Missions Mosaic.

Young Adults

The Young Adults Sunday School class meets every Sunday at 9:45am. Come and enjoy our class every Sunday!

Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry is designed to provide youth in grades 7 - 12 with Bible study, fun trips, camps, retreats, parties, and a core group of friends who will pull them in the right direction. We have caring and committed adult leaders who want to see teens grow both spiritually and socially and develop leadership skills. Our Youth Ministry is overseen by Clarence Best and meets for Bible Study on Sunday Mornings at 9:45 and Sunday nights at 5:00 and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and other times as well.