Groups and Ministries
LIVING & SERVING TOGETHER
Community is at the heart of who we are. We believe that living and serving together builds strong relationships and strong relationships build strong communities. Join us as we build one another up in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to reach a world desperate for truth.
HOW YOU CAN
Our Pre-Covid Design
Classes were broken down into age categories so believers who are facing similar issues in life can share common experiences and encourage one another. Each class or “flock” was led by a church elder, and the class instructor was either an elder or an approved teacher who has had to meet criteria specified by the Three Rivers Baptist Adult Education Team. The same book of the Bible was studied by each class.
Our Current Design
Our desire is to return meeting as we did previously, and so our interim step is corporate Sunday School taught by the various elders at 9:45 AM.
Our two-fold philosophy:
To equip God’s people in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through in-depth Bible study, believing that God’s Word speaks to all areas of life.
“And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified…” - Acts 20:32
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. To enhance fellowship among the people of God through mutual encouragement, prayer and group activities." - 2 Tim 3:16
"Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thes. 5:11
We at Three Rivers believe that children can learn deep truths about God at a young age. At the heart of our children's ministry is the Bible. We believe that this foundation, filled with so many exciting and interesting stories about the great God we serve, prepares our children to know and understand true, saving faith. The curriculum that we use, Truth:78, from Desiring God Ministries, is an excellent material that teaches in depth Biblical truths in a child-friendly manner.
“He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should teach them to their children, that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born.” - Psalm 78:5
242 Groups are:
• a connecting point to fulfill the call in Acts 2:42.
• small gatherings of up to 12 people in homes throughout the Columbia area.
• for the purpose of building community, applying the Word, and doing life together!
We are not meant to walk through life alone. We were designed to pursue a relationship with Christ together in community. 242 Groups are the place to:
• apply God's Word
• build lasting friendships
• care for each other
• pray together
• share stories of God's faithfulness
• spur one another on to love and good works
No group is perfect, and no two groups are exactly the same. We don't expect them to be. Our hope is that you find connections and join in growing together!
The Women’s Ministry at Three Rivers Baptist aids in the spiritual growth of women by providing venues which encourage a deeper love for our Lord Jesus Christ. As we gather together to grow in the many roles that God has gifted to us as women, we use our gifts and abilities to serve the body of Christ and equip one another to disciple others.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. - 1 Peter 4:10, 11
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up on meeting together" - Hebrews 10:24
The TRB Men’s Ministry provides unique opportunities to gather as brothers, enjoy diverse activities, and sit under solid leadership-focused teaching topics, all while fostering deeper relationships, engaging in discipleship, and worshiping God shoulder to shoulder.
Legacy Family Ministry
By God's grace, the Legacy Family Ministry Team seeks to equip and strengthen husbands and wives as they seek to have God-honoring, biblical marriages. We help equip, support and encourage parents in their efforts to raise children in the fear of the Lord. Furthermore, we help to cultivate young couples to whom we can pass the baton of teaching, training and team leadership. Our prayer is that this will help to ensure an ongoing, strong, biblical family ministry at TRB in the future.
The youth ministry of Three Rivers Baptist seeks to disciple our students in a way which contributes to their completion in Christ. Whether meeting Jesus for the first time as a teen, or growing in faith first found in childhood, we desire to see their faith strengthened. We offer many times for teaching and discussion of Scripture as well as regular times of fellowship. We recognize God’s hand in appointing us to live in this world, and we seek to help our youth to bring the light of Christ into the world rather than hide from it.
Young Adults Ministry
Three Rivers YAM is home to our young adults in their college years and early professional lives. We aim to glorify God by spreading the fame of Jesus beginning with the Midlands of South Carolina and moving to the farthest corners of the globe. Our goal is to equip our young adults through Bible-centered teaching and regular times of getting together to invest in each other's social and spiritual formation. We would love to have you join us on the journey!