Ouachita is a church that offers foundational Bible training and activities for all ages.
Children of all ages from bed babies thru fifth grade make up our children’s ministries. These ministries include training and activities during the Sunday School hour at 9:45 am on Sunday Mornings as well as Children's Church services at 11:00 am during the adult worship time. Children's Choir is taught on Sunday afternoons at 5:00 pm and the children join the adults at 6:00 pm to experience the adult worship. Many times the children sing in the evening services. Wednesday nights is a big time for our children's ministry because we offer Mission's Activities like RA's and GA's to study God's work around the world. Everyone is invited to come and bring your family and there is a place for all to learn and thrive in the work of God's Kingdom.
Youth ministry in our church includes the Middle School students and the High School students. These two groups of youth are together at this time and full of expectation. This is an area that we have experienced an explosion in our numbers especially in our Wed. night meetings. At 6:00 pm on Wed. evenings, we have our Youth Explosion activities where we try to have fun while learning how God impacts their daily lives. These youth want to be challenged by the teachings of the Bible and our Pastor teaches our youth on Wednesday nights. Sunday mornings at 9:45 we have you Sunday School and love taking that quiet time to teach our young people the ways of our Lord Jesus. Activities are being planned for the spring and summer when the weather warms.
Adult ministries are numerous at Ouachita Baptist Church. The senior adult ministry is vibrant and strong here with the Young at Heart Ministry meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for lunch at the church. There is music, food and fellowship with a lot of hugging, laughing and lifting of spirits. Senior Adult Sunday School offers Bible Study groups for senior adult couples and prayer times to lift each other in prayer. Every adult will have a age group for them in Sunday School and tremendous fellowship with other believers in the church.
Prayer ministry is exceptional at Ouachita. Not only does the group meet to discuss and pray over the needs listed on the church prayer list on Wed. nights at 6:30 pm but they also meet on Monday night at the church to cry out to God in prayer for the intervention of God in the church. We know we need the Lord to show up and do things in our midst that we can’t do without Him. If God doesn’t lead us we will lose our way. We need His power and His passion to make a difference in our world. New prayer ministries to be started this year will be the Wailing Wall Ministry and other ways to involve people in prayer.
Food and fellowship ministry is important at Ouachita Baptist Church. Koinonia means fellowship with was so important in the Bible days as the Bible spoke of them breaking bread together. We only get to know people and understand how to help each other when we spend time together. Ouachita is known for its great cooks and how they love to fellowship together. On Wednesday nights a meal is offered from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and each Sunday morning the small breakfast fellowship is provided at 9:00 am. Everyone is invited!
Music ministry as worship calls for all the people to lift their voices to the Lord and praise His Holy Name. Adult choir leads the worship in the morning service on Sunday and practices on Sunday’s at 4:00pm. Our children will begin on March 6th at 5:00pm a new children’s choir. Our ladies will begin leading these children to learn music that glorifies our Lord and helping them learn the art and importance of Christian Music.