Beauty For Ashes
Beauty for Ashes is a ministry for women who have had abortions in their past. Our mission is to help women find the path to healing by leading them through an interactive 8 week Bible study known as Surrendering the Secret. With compassion and understanding, women will be encouraged and supported as they allow God to heal their hurting hearts. In 2009 it was reported that over 55 million abortions had been performed in our nation since its legalization in 1973. Reports indicate that one out of three women have had an abortion in the past. Many women who have had an abortion experience symptoms of post abortion trauma such as repressed memories, guilt, anger, shame and depression. If you have never shared or been counseled regarding your abortion experience, it may be affecting your current quality of life. Surrendering the Secret offers a safe place to talk with women who understand.
Care And Share
Care and Share is a ministry of Evangelistic Temple that helps prepare food for families with illness, funerals, new babies, etc. We prepare the food, and then deliver it to the family in need for periods of time ranging for a day or two, to a a full week, depending on the specific need. If you know of anyone that has a need of this kind, please contact Linda Barnett at 903-729-5552. If you would like to be a part of this ministry by preparing food, serving, or delivering, please call and sign up to be a part of this vital ministry. Care and Share has helped numerous families in their times of need, and we hope to continue to be able to offer this support. But we can't do it without you. Call today!
Is your family looking for a fun, safe, and exciting environment for your children to learn about the Word of God? At Evangelistic Temple, ministering to children is a priority. Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. (Mat. 19:14)
We genuinely believe that the best place to learn about the love and power of Jesus Christ is in the home. Because of this, our goal is to help you by providing creative ways for you to engage on a spiritual level with your children throughout the week through at home devotionals, activities and open parent/ leader communication. We are committed to reinforcing what is already being provided to them in the home with consistency, love and a focus on the Gospel. Our classes are divided into age groups for the best quality learning experience. Your child will experience God's love from our caring staff, interact with other children, and learn life-changing lessons.
Your Child's Safety
The safety of your children is one of our top priorities which is why have gone above and beyond to ensure that Evangelistic Temple Children’s Ministry is a secure place to learn including:
• As you drop your child off, you are assigned a number card that must be presented at the time of pick up.
• A criminal history and sex offender report has been run on all leaders and volunteers.
• All classrooms 0-5 years have at least one leader and one volunteer so that your child is never left alone with one person.
• Video monitoring cameras have been placed in each classroom.
Classes 0-5 years
Little Lambs Nursery (0-18 months)
At Evangelistic Temple we believe that it is never too Early to start hearing the gospel. That is why our nursery leader and our volunteers make sure that aside from the feedings, the changings and the playing, that they are talking to our little lambs about their shepherd, Jesus. Our nursery leader, Elaine, has been loving on our babies for over 12 years and continues to share the love of Jesus through everything she does.
The Farm (18 months-3 years)
Keeping in line with what is being taught in the nursery, the 2 year old class aims to expand on biblical truths. Lessons will be simple but purposeful with a heavy emphasis on the gospel of Christ. With age appropriate activities, worship music, creative hands on learning and gospel centered curriculum, our toddlers are fully saturated with Christ’s love from the time they come into class until the time they leave.
Noah's Ark (3 years-4 years)
As your children enter the 3 year old class, they Are transitioning into our Gospel Story Curriculum which they will be taught from through the 5th grade. It is a journey through the bible, excitedly learning each story through the lens of the gospel and how they all point to Jesus. They will participate in centered playtime with their peers, snack, story time, worship and themed games to help inspire the love of Jesus to come alive in their hearts. We want to make this time one of the highlights of their week.
Jonah's Room (4 years - 5 years)
The Jonah room is amazing. Although it is a period of intentional preparation to help transition children into family worship, there is plenty of time for creativity and play. We treasure this age, where they are so eager to learn about Jesus and so full of faith. We purpose to not only educate them but also to truly open their eyes to see their value in the kingdom of God. Our prayer is that a passion for Christ has been seeded and rooted in their hearts as they transition into family worship in the first grade.
Classrooms 1st-6th grade
Mrs. Regina ,the leader of this class, has a passion for the bible. It is her heart to see every child fall in love with God’s word. She heavily emphasizes the power of the word through scripture memorization and helps them feel comfortable navigating the bible. This class is a blessing to the ministry.
Favored SS class is geared towards the older kids in our department. Although they continue to learn from the Gospel Story Curriculum, it is presented in a way that is discipling them and preparing them for the transition into the youth group. The truth and power of the gospel reveals to us the magnitude of God’s favor on us and just how much we are loved.
Kids Zone (1st-5th grade)
Kids Zone is the place to be on Wednesday nights! We usually get started about 6:30 with a “How was your week?” share time then move on to worship and prayer. We are learning from the Gospel Story Curriculum, which is an amazing journey through God’s word. Each lesson is told through the lens of the gospel pointing out Jesus in each story. The lesson is supported with themed games, snacks, crafts and object lessons. We’d love to see you in Kids Zone!
Special Activities and Programs
Embrace Women's Ministries
Women's Embrace ministry is designed for women to walk along side each other - to lift up, encourage and disciple one another - knowing that our trust is always in the Lord. Our desire is to embrace and envelop all women as family.
The three ministry leaders of Embrace, through much prayer, coordinate and plan different activities throughout the year to bring women together in fellowship, fun and Bible studies. There are nine different ministries within Women's Embrace so there are many ways for women to get involved if they wish. Whether a woman can get involved or not, we encourage each woman to come and participate and get to know the women in this church! We are all family and have been blessed by the women within the ET family! As the Lord brings change and new life to our church body, He is doing the same in our women's ministry!
Our life group ministry provides a way for church members to connect with each other on a deeper level than you can get just gathering for worship on Sunday morning. These groups are made up of 10-15 people who meet on a regular basis in one another’s homes for fellowship and ministry. We share our struggles and victories together, pray for one another, and commit to being there for each other whenever needed. Life Groups offer a way for us to make the big church, small. They allow us a place to be real and honest with other believers who will encourage us, hold us accountable, and walk with us as we do life together.
The Vision of the Men’s Ministry at Evangelistic Temple is for men grow in their
relationship with Jesus and consistently honor Him through every area of their lives.
Our mission is to develop Biblically-grounded men of faith who:
- Follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and lead their families by His Word.
- Support the leadership of ET and be a source of strength to the entire church.
- Unite men in Bible study, prayer, ministry, fellowship and accountability.
- Reach out to men in the community with the Gospel.
- Serve the church and community with other men using their personal gifts and
abilities for the Kingdom of God.
Activities and events throughout the year include the following:
- Men Bible Study/Prayer every week
- Men gatherings every six weeks – breakfast, etc.
- Men outreaches throughout each month
(Bus ministry, Construction , Visitation, Event, Mentor, Security, etc.)
We thank God for the men of this church and the example that is set for up and coming generations of young men.