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Bayo Vista First Baptist Church Auxiliary Booklet

The Walk and Service of the Believer

We are called the Bayo Vista First Baptist Church.  Our Mission is no different than the mission of the Church at Corinth, “Unto the Church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be Saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours.”

Our mission statement is manifested in these words, “Go ye therefore, and teach all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”  (Matthew 28:19).

We are to always remember the walk and services of the Believer.

I therefore, the Prisoner if the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearance one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body, and one spirit, even as you are called  in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of all.

The mandate today is let us be about our Father’s business.


Bayo Vista First Baptist Church

Local Church Summary

A local Church is an assembly of professed baptized believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Who meet together in Jesus’ name, to carry out the Ordinances that Jesus left for the Church Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, Worship, Praise, Prayer, Fellowship, Testimony, Ministry of the Word, Teaching of the Doctrine, Discipline, Furtherance of the Gospel and Evangelism. Acts 13:1-4; 1 Corinthians 5:4-5; Philippians 4:14 – 18; Hebrews 10:25.



Every such local Church has a Christ as it’s’ center (head), is a temple of God, and is indwell by the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 3: 16 – 17).



In Organization a local church is here stated (Philippians 1:1) composed of a Pastor, Saints and Deacons. 

Qualifications of Pastors and Deacons (1 Timothy 3:1 – 13).  First Deacons some believe was in Acts 6: 1-8.




Bayo Vista First Baptist Church Prayer Guidelines

Encouragement to Pray

o      Matthew 7:7-11

o      Luke 11:9

o      Luke 18:1





Prayer of Faith

o      Mark 11:20-24





Forgiving Spirit Required

o      Mark 11:25-26





Condition of Prayer

o      John 15:7

o      John 15:15-17





Blessed Assurance of Prayer

o      1 John 5:13-15





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 B. Brotherhood

 C. Matrons

 D. Junior Women

 E. Ushers

 F. Nurses Guild

 Support Groups


A. Choir

 B. Sunday School

 C. Mother’s Board

 D. Program Review Committee

Auxiliary President Guidelines

 Definition:  Under the direction of the Holy Spirit and the Pastor: plan, organize and coordinate the activities of this Auxiliary; train and supervise the work needed to carry out the spiritual and physical needs of the Auxiliary; and delegate duties and authority, but retain responsibility.

 Distinguishing Characteristics:  This position receives policy and program directions from the Holy Spirit and the Pastor.  The President is distinguished from the members in that the latter has limited responsibility for the program planning, coordination and supervision.

 Typical Tasks:  Plans, organizes, coordinates and reviews activities of other Auxiliaries and churches; formulates course of action for fellowship, etc; gives direction to members; conducts outreach, investigates absentees and dropouts; formulates course of action for reconciliation of members. 

 ·       Supported scriptures: Galatians 6:1; Matthew 18: 15-20







Minimum Qualifications:  Born Again Believers in JESUS CHRIST.  A committed life to Christ Jesus, and a member of the BAYO VISTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.

Auxiliary President Guidelines Continued


·       Two years as a member of this Auxiliary.

·       A working knowledge of the doctrine of the Christian Religion.

·       Supported scriptures: Matthew 28:16-20







·       A clear understanding of the plan of Salvation.

o      Supported scriptures:1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 1 John 5:10-15; Romans 10:9-10







·       The ability to interpret rules and regulations then apply them in a Christian manner.

·       Supported scriptures: Isaiah 1:18A





·       The ability to develop and maintain harmonious relationships with members and other Heads.

·       The ability to prepare clear and complete reports as needed.


Bayo Vista First Baptist Church

Auxiliary Meeting Protocol

President Responsibilities

A.   Call or schedule all meetings

B.   Cancel all meetings, if necessary

C.   Preside over meeting or their appointee

D.  Provide programs that motivate the improvement of the Group.

o      Spiritual and numerical

o      Delegate assignment, but not give up responsibilities (i.e. follow-up)

 Meeting opening statement by President

A.   Devotion Chaplain

o      Song(s)

o      Scripture

o      Prayer(s)


B.   President in charge of minutes etc


Vice President

A. In the absence of the President, assume responsibilities of the President and prepares a report to the President.

B. The Vice President does not the authority to implement new permanent procedures


Bayo Vista First Baptist Church

Becoming a Leader



In these statements lies the heart of the purpose for man’s creation.


Understanding Leadership

A. Great leaders never desire to lead, but to serve.

B. Leadership is the ability to lead other by influence.

1.    One friend on another

2.    Parent on a child

3.    A spouse on a family

4.    A teacher on a student

5.    A Pastor on a congregation

C. Leadership has very little to do with what you do and is fundamentally a matter of becoming who you are.


What is Leadership?

Leadership is first being, then doing.  It is the ability to inspire others to become and fulfill themselves by you doing the same.


A simple and general definition of leadership includes the capacity to influence, inspire, rally, direct, encourage, motivate, induce, mobilize and activate others to pursue a common goal or purpose while maintaining commitment, momentum, confidence, and courage.  


Leadership is impossible without a guiding vision and a purpose that generates passion for accomplishment.


Inspiration is opposite of intimidation.

 What Make a Leader?

Here are some basic ingredients of some effective leaders:


·       Purpose

The original intent Jesus Christ said for the purpose came I in the world.


·       Passion

The leader loves what he does and love doing it.  My food is to do the will of   my Father.


·       Integrity

The leader who knows who he is, and accepts himself as worthy and valuable “strives to discover his full capacity”.


·       Trust

To become and affect give leader you must earn the trust and confidence of others.


·       Curiosity/Daring

The Leader doers not worry about failure knowing he will learn from it.


The purpose For Leadership

Effective leadership makes itself increasingly unnecessary.  (John the Baptist and Jesus, Jesus and Apostles).


Qualification for Leadership

Paul presented qualities to Timothy

o      Supported scriptures

o      Timothy 3:1-7






o      Proverbs 3:5-6; 16-17






o      Daniels 6






Biblical qualifications of leadership include all aspects of the individual’s character in these six specific categories:  Social, Ethical, Temperament, Maturity, Intellectual and Domestic.



Essential Qualities of Leadership

The following are just a few personality traits that are common characteristics:  discipline, vision, common sense, decisiveness, fortitude, and humility, sense of humor, indignation, patience, endurance, fellowship, discretion, and inspirational power.



Bayo Vista First Baptist Church

12 Essential Qualities of Leadership


1.    Discipline

·       The highest form of discipline is self-discipline. 

·       Only the self-discipline has earned the right to discipline others.


2.    Vision

·       Visionaries are people who are not satisfied with that’s happening, but who are interested in what’s going to happen and how they can make it happen.


3.    Common Sense

·        Wisdom is the ability to use knowledge effectively.


4.    Decisiveness – Decision the act or result of deciding. Having the power to decide, determined. 

·       A Leader must be willing to be decisive because he knows that indecision is a decision not to decide.

·       It is better to make a decision that may not be the best, than to not make one at all.  Lead decisively.


5.    Fortitude

·       Courage is standing up on your strength.

·        Courage is resistance to mastery of fear, not the absence of fear. 

·       Courage is doing what you are afraid to do.

 6.    Humility

·       The ability to be yourself.  Proof of your humility is when someone else tells you.  You know, I like you.  You don’t think of yourself above anybody.  You esteem others higher than yourself.


7.    Sense of Humor

·        A merry heart makes a cheerful face. 


8.    Indignation

·        Compassion itself is a product of anger against what hurts humanity. 

·       You’ve got to hate wrong-doing.  Hate it so much that when you see it, it makes you mad.

·       A true Leader hates the things God hates (John 2:15-17).






9.             Patience and Endurance

·       A Leader does not overreact to negative behaviors, criticism or human weakness. 

·       They realize that behavior and potential are two different things.


10.                       Fellowship and Friendship

·       Remember a true friend is one who brings out the best in you.


11.                       Discretion

·       Leaders must be tactful and diplomatic. 

·       They must possess the ability to communicate their thoughts without causing offenses. (Proverbs 17:27)





Have you ever heard I’m going to give you a piece of my mind?   That’s not what they need, they need a piece of your heart.  (Proverbs 17: 27-28)





12.                       Inspirational Power

·       Inspiration is the capacity to mobilize, activate, motivate, stimulate and cause others by your own character and zeal for a passionate vision.

·        True character is made in secret and displayed openly.


   Bayo Vista First Baptist Church

Program Review Committee


 Mission Statement

·       Each auxiliary or person, who desires to have a program in the name of Bayo Vista First Baptist Church, must submit a draft agenda to the Program Committee (6) weeks prior to the scheduled event for approval.



·       This committee is to establish procedure for consistency in the formatting of our programs and to be sure of the Pastor’s awareness of same.



·       The Auxiliary President and the Program Committee will draft a program including the occasion date, recommended Speaker, needed financials (see Check Request Form) etc.


Program Review Committee

·       Reverend John Lewis, Chairman

·       Sister Yvonne Davis

·       Sister Annetta Capers


 Bayo Vista First Baptist Church

Benevolence - An Act of Charity




·       Chairperson of Benevolence Committee Chair

·       Secretary

·       Mission (WMU) President

·       Brotherhood

·       Sunday School Director

·       Church Clerk


Procedure for dispensing Benevolence and Criteria or Standards

1.    The Act of Charity to be determined by the need and available funds according to the Benevolence Committee

2.    The loss of a loved one within the Church Family.  A family is defined as Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter and Grandparents).

3.    When food is requested by the Church member in the death of their loved one, the Solace Committee will provide a meal either at the home or Church that is financed by the Benevolence.

4.    When service is out of town or State, our Act of Charity will be no more than $125.00 (flowers or money order) to the family (head of household).


Committee Guidelines

1.    All Benevolence business is to be kept CONFIDENTIAL.

a.     Record action for records (amount given)

b.     Report action (what you did) to the Church WITHOUT NAMES.