New Member Ministry

Mission Statement

The New Members Ministry endeavors to greet and orientate new members in the doctrines of the Church body of Christ with Christian love, enthusiasm, knowledge, and excellence.  Our purpose is- "To prepare God’s People for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up”.  Ephesians 4:12

New Member Class Schedule (click to open)

Goals

New Members Ministry provides new members with an overview of Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church , including “Who We Are, and What We Believe.”  We share information on Church History, Mission Statement, Vision of the House, Service Ministries, and requirements for joining.  We also share the good news about Salvation, Stewardship, Discipleship and Basics knowledge of the Bible.

New Member Representative

New Member Representatives are individuals within the Goodwill family who act as an initial contact for the New Member from the time they unite with the Church until they have completed their orientation classes. New Member Representatives remind New Members of upcoming classes and time, and can be contacted to address general information questions regarding classes and Church ministries.

New Member Ministry Members

  • Bishop Garry L. Tyson - Pastor
  • Elder Nicole L. Tyson - Instructor
  • Anita Slade - Instructor
  • Mercide Chew - Instructor
  • Deacon Leo White - Instructor
  • Deacon Eddie McDonald - Instructor
  • Mary Hardy - Instructor
  • Minister Elijah Washington - Instructor
  • Barbara Benton - Data Administrator

Our enthusiastic New Member Ministry team was formed in the Spring of 2004, and new members are always welcome. 


Orientation classes are mandatory for every new member. Classes are  held on Sundays  from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. These classes assist in the development of a fundamental knowledge of the bible and assist new members in orientation to the Church, Vision of the House, ministries and their functions, tithing, special days, proper channels and duties of members toward the interests of the church and other church information.