James 127 ministry takes a strategic approach to brings the gospel in both word and deed to our community.
"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." - James 1:27
HOW WE CARE FOR OUR PEOPLE
1. Deacon Ministry
Battleground Community Church is served by a team of Deacons who are responsible as team leaders in various areas of ministry. The Deacons involve others in carrying out those servant responsibilities so that the Pastors/Elders can devote themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. Areas of ministry include: Hospital visitation, home-bound visitation, oversight for the James 127 fund, which is money that is distributed to our people in need. Additionally, Deacons serve us by administering the ordinances of Communion and Baptism, and most importantly, they are active members of our Growth Groups.
To Serve Along Side of the Deacons including serving in Baptism, Visitation, Service Team, Prayer Team, or Security Team, click here.
2. James 127 Fund
The purpose of this fund is two-fold: 1. To take care of the needs of our church family that finds themselves in crisis. 2. To take care of the needs of our Kings Mountain Community that finds themselves in crisis. To give to the James 127 Fund, click here and choose "James 127 Fund" or write "James 127 Fund" in the memo line of your check or online donation.
To recommend someone for consideration of James 127 or to request assistance for yourself, click here.
3. Growth Groups
The primary way we care for our people is through their active involvement in a Growth Group. Learn more about Growth Groups here.
HOW WE CARE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
2. Active Mission within our Growth Groups. Learn how we go on mission within our Growth Groups here.
HOW WE CARE FOR THE DEFENSELESS
The Unborn Child
1. Actively participate and serve with the Cleveland County Pregnancy Resource Center
As part of our Acts 1:8 Fund, we have an active partnership with the Cleveland County Pregnancy Resource Center in Shelby, NC. You can give anytime to our Acts 1:8 Fund, in which a percentage of this fund goes to the Pregnancy Resource Center in addition to other local ministries. With our growth groups, we encourage you to participate and actively be a part of fundraisers and different giving opportunities sponsored by the Pregnancy Resource Center throughout the year. Learn more about Cleveland County Pregnancy Resource Center by clicking here.
1. Give to the Hands of Hope Adoption Endowment Fund on Mother's Day
You can play a vital role in the miracle of adoption by helping to remove the financial barriers for Battleground Community families that have been called to adopt. So far, this fund has assisted five BCC families. Out of those five families, two children are currently in their forever homes and five more children are waiting to be united with their forever families. You can play a part in helping them fulfill their call to adopt and giving several children the opportunity to have a family that will seek to point them toward the Heavenly Father. Click here to give to the Hands of Hope Adoption Endowment Fund.
2. Adopt and/or become a foster parent
There are currently over 143 million orphans worldwide; some who are available for adoption.
In Gaston County, there are 191 children currently in foster care and only 47 DSS foster homes. These children desperately need the love of Christ to help them heal and point them toward the One who will never leave them or forsake them.
3. Advocate for them by becoming a guardian ad litem
You can be a voice for those who have no voice in the court system.
4. Volunteer in the Hands of Hope Ministry or other local ministries
Hands of Hope is our Battleground Orphan Care Ministry. We offer support and education opportunities through bi-monthly support group meetings and our once-per-year information banquet.
5. Visit the orphan through local missions or foreign mission trips
Hands of Hope will be offering on-going opportunities for mission trips locally and internationally.
1. Deacon Ministry
Our Deacons actively serve those who are home-bound. Click here if you are intereseted in serving along side our Deacons.
2. Actively serve with Hospice Of Cleveland County
Battleground Community Outreach regularly assess the needs of Hospice Of Cleveland County and gives a list of ways that our Growth Groups can serve along side of this ministry to meet their spiritual and physical needs. Click here to learn more about Hospice Of Cleveland County.
3. Active caring through multi-generational Growth Groups
Our Growth Groups are not segregated by age. We believe we can not only learn from each other, but serve one another in multi-generational Growth Groups.