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The Baptist Men is the parent organization for mission activities involving the men and boys of the church.

  • Assisted Living Ministry: Adult men provide monthly Sunday services at the Niceville Pavilion, located on John Sims Parkway just east of the Palm Plaza Shopping Center. The men provide music and a message to the elderly residents. After the service, the residents enjoy chatting and visiting with the men as Christ's love and care are a part of this valuable ministry.

  • Prison Ministry: Adult men conduct bible studies at the Eglin Federal Prison every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The men also pray with the inmates and offer a listening ear as well as encouragement. Many of the inmates who have attended past bible studies have since been released, yet some of them continue to stay in touch. The follow-on mentoring that our men do is very useful in helping the released prisoners stand firm in Christ's love and power "on the outside."

  • Waterfront Rescue Mission: Adult men provide a monthly bible study at the mission in Ft.Walton Beach the fourth Friday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. The men are there to encourage those who are coping with drugs, alcohol, and homelessness. A number of men and women attending the bible study have experienced salvation and changed lives through the power and love of Jesus. As in all ministries, our church members who have participated have also been blessed and changed.

  • Royal Ambassadors (RAs): Weekly activities for 1st - 5th grade boys. There are two different levels within this group: "Lads" for the boys in grades 1 through 3, and "Crusaders" for boys in grades 4 through 6. RA's are offered an individual achievement program with patches awarded for each level achieved.

    The Royal Ambassador program helps boys to become aware of the needs of people around the world and to respond to those needs. At the same time, the boys are encouraged to have a personal commitment to Christ and are assisted in their Christian growth experience. Examples are teaching the boys to live one's faith daily, personal experiences in witnessing and ministry, and giving and praying to support those involved in missions. Through RAs, boys are led to an awareness of their responsibility to Christ and encouraged to become His ambassador.

    Other activities include building pinewood derby cars for competition with other RA troops, camping trips, crafts, and track and field.

  • Challengers: Weekly activities for 6th - 12th grade boys. They share many of the same goals and programs as the Royal Ambassadors, except the focus is on older boys.


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