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Progressive Auxiliary Ministry
The members of the Progressive Auxiliary’s ministry are very excited about the opportunity to include youth from our church and community in our awards recognition ceremony. The Black Tie Awards Banquet Celebration this year will include recognition of youth from the surrounding counties, cities and state.
The Progressive Auxiliary was organized in the Brookland Baptist church on April 3, 1983. The ministry was initially organized to provide assistance with the spreading of the Word through religious teachings, lectures seminars and workshops. The goal of the ministry was to aid in the advancement of the kingdom of God at Brookland Baptist Church through the trilogy of stewardship through the devotion of our time, talent and financial support.
Initially, the purpose of this ministry was to provide financial and moral support to the scouting program, the delegates to the Sunday school convention, and children’s church. In the beginning the Progressive Auxiliary was also given the responsibility of developing, organizing, and implementing programs and activities that encourage, motivate, and support the youth, and senior citizens in our church and community.
In keeping with the purpose, we organized and implemented the following programs: the Tutorial Program, the Just Say No Program, The Senior Citizens Program, the New Members Enlistment Committee, and the Spotlight on Youth Program.
The Tutorial Program – was founded by the Progressive Auxiliary in1989 to provide academic educational advancement for students in grades 1-12 in our church and community. The Tutorial Program was supported financially until the reorganization of the outreach programs and the Brookland Foundation took over the tutorial program.
The Senior Citizens Program – was organized by the Progressive Auxiliary to provide a variety of programs and activities to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the Seniors in our church and community.
The Just Say No Program – was organized to educate youth between the ages of 6-17 about the realistic aspects, situations and circumstances surrounding drugs through collaboration with various drug and alcohol abuse agencies.
The New Members Enlistment Committee – was organized by the Progressive Auxiliary to welcome all new members to the Brookland Baptist Church. Each family would be contacted by a member of the committee to offer support and assistance if needed, and to welcome them to our church family. This ministry is now known as the Care and Keep Ministry.
The Spotlight On Youth Program – was organized in 1993 as a result of an overwhelming wave of negative publicity portrayed in the news media about young people. The program recognizes positive achievements of students in grades 1-12, in academics, music, the arts, sports, civic and community activities. This special recognition takes place on the third Sunday of the month after each marking period.
The purpose of this program is threefold in nature:
1. It helps to enhance a positive self image, motivate and encourage youth to strive for excellence and be to all they can be in every area of their lives.
2. Give youth a platform to celebrate and praise God in their own way, for helping them make good decisions, and to choose right over wrong, when its not the most popular thing to do. They have the opportunity to come together on one accord and praise God through dance, mime, instrumental music, gospel rap, choir singing and soloist.
This describes the “Friday Night Jam for Jesus Program,” where youth from around the state come together to celebrate Jesus for having a successful first semester. This program takes place on the third Friday night in February of each year.
3.The Culmination of the Spotlight on Youth recognition, and the Friday night Jam for Jesus is, a Black Tie Awards Banquet for youth ages 12-21 years old. The banquet is a celebration of the end of another school terms of striving for excellence in every area of their lives. The awards ceremony highlights students in our church and in the community who have achieved highest honors in academics, music, sports, the arts etc. Additionally, the program consist of a formal dinner, superb entertainment and much more. A Red Carpet insert will be added to the celebration in 2013.The banquet is held on the last Friday night in April of each year.
The Progressive Auxiliary also offers a "Proper Etiquette in a Formal Setting" workshop to ensure that our young people are informed and receive the formal etiquette experience the appropriate way in advance. This workshop is offered in March of every other year in preparation for the Black Tie Banquet. We also provide a community outreach program and a college student support program.
We are so proud of our young people as the number of students receiving certificates and awards continues to increase each year. More than 400 youth have been in attendance at the Black Tie Banquet.
Please contact Mrs. Ethel Foulks for additional information at 803-730-9808.
Progressive Auxiliary Members
Ethel Foulks - President
Outreach Ministry - West
- Counseling Ministry
- Couples for Christ
- Financial Ministry
- Senior Missionary Society
- Brotherhood Ministry
- Intercessory Prayer Ministry
- 500 Club
- Brookland's Orchestra
- Brookland's Soup Kitchen Ministry
- Prison Ministry
- Seniors Ministry
- Young Woman's Auxiliary
- Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
- Progressive Auxiliary Ministry
- Women In Ministry