Ted House, Bible Baptist Church, Mount Orab, OH
The greatest asset to any church or pastor is people faithfully sitting in your sanctuary every church service. They have paved the way for many generations. They have given sacrificially of their talent and treasure and in many situations, they have built the buildings and paid the bills for everything the church enjoys today. I'm talking about our Super Senior Citizens.
At Bible Baptist Church in Mount Orab Ohio, we strive to be a multi-generational church. From Great Grandma and Grandpa to the great-grandchildren, all are serving and worshiping the Lord together in their local church. The Seniors are great examples of faith and share years of wisdom with the younger generations of the church.
As with most churches, we have a monthly Senior Luncheon for our older adults to come together for fellowship. Sometimes they eat at the church and other times they go on field trips, but in either situation, they love the fellowship. Beyond that, we have encouraged our Seniors to get involved throughout the different ministries at BBC. These include prayer warriors, door greeters, welcome team members, Sunday school teachers, choir members, and nursery workers.
The most exciting thing our Seniors do is make the cedar walking sticks for our County Fair Ministry. From the raw cedar boards to the finished product they do it all!! When we go to the fair and hand out sticks, many people come to know Christ as Savior. We have given out as many as 3200 sticks in one year and had over 1800 people trust Christ as their Savior because of the walking sticks that were made that year. For every stick that is handed out, our seniors reap the eternal reward for their hard work. They are storing up rewards to their account.
Don't overlook your Seniors, they are probably the greatest asset in your church!