committees

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.

Ecclesiastes 4:9

about our committees

As a Southern Baptist Church, we are self-governed, using a system of Committees and Ministry Teams. Each Committee or Ministry Team has a specially considered purpose in the fulfillment of our Mission and Vision. They are filled by volunteers who have hearts to serve in the Church, using their God-given talents, skills, and resources in an effort to reach our community and the world for Jesus Christ.

Those who serve on Committees are individuals who have formally joined First Baptist Church of El Paso. Members serve terms specified in our Church bylaws and renew in September at the start of each fiscal year.

Our Ministry Teams are each lead by two FBC members who form teams of people, not necessarily formal members of the Church, who have the special abilities needed to perform the operations of those teams.

Committees

Baptism
To help those being baptized to be more comfortable by providing a caring, positive, and supportive environment for them and their family on the day of their baptism.
Bereavement
To provide assistance to families of members of the Church during times of death and of crisis by coordinating for the delivery of meals.
Bylaws
To review the form of proposed bylaw modifications and ensure that these modifications are properly integrated with our existing bylaws.
Committee on Committees
To serve and support existing Committees and Ministry Teams.
Discipleship and Education
To establish and maintain a leadership structure and curriculum for the development of disciples within our Church family.
Finance and Stewardship
To oversee the budget of the Church.
Heritage
To maintain the Church historical material, memorabilia, and pictures, to chronicle important events in the life of the Church, and to prepare annual celebrations of the Church's history.
Library
To maintain the church library and materials and to promote the use of of the church library.
Lord's Supper
To prepare and arrange the elements of the Lord's Supper when it is observed. We celebrate the Lord's Supper as a Church family quarterly.
Missions
To support, plan, and promote local and global mission activities and to coordinate with other mission organizations for the purpose of carrying out missions.
New Member
To be actively alert and helpful to new members and visitors at FBC in connecting with the Church.
Nominating
To nominate the corporate officers and directors, church officers, the Sunday School Director, Continuing Education Director, Sunday School teachers, WMU Director, ushers, greeters, and discipleship training leaders. All positions are voted on during quarterly business meetings as needed.
Personnel
To fill staffing needs, set policy, review staff evaluations, hear recommendations, and submit budget proposal as related to Church employee positions and related expenses.
Properties and Transportation
To oversee the upkeep and purchase of all Church buildings and equipment.

ministry teams

Audio/Visual
To support the growth of our Video and Audio Ministries as we strive to effectively communicate and enhance ministries, sermons, and overall church life.
Communication
To provide focused planning and implementation of a social media strategy that enables FBC to communicate effectively in a varied demographic setting.
Evangelism and Outreach
To serve as a sub-team of the Missions Committee to assist in equipping, discipling, and encouraging its members to fulfill the Great Commission.
Global Missions
To help FBC improve as a missionary church and to foster a culture for global missions within our congregation, according to God's purposes and the church's missional vision.
International Student Ministry
To provide hospitality, friendship, fellowship, and Jesus to international students as they are welcomed to our city, our church, and our homes.
Preschool and Children
To support the Preschool and Children's Ministry at FBC, set policies, and help coordinate activities.
Social
To plan and arrange church fellowships, making each church social an event that promotes unity and Christian love.
Student Ministry Adult Team
To provide support to the Youth Minister as he seeks to develop mature and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
UPWARD Sports
To minister to children and their families by providing first class sports experiences that emphasize healthy competition, sportsmanship, skill building, and fun in order to reach our community for Christ.