Ministries

Health Ministry Kits

Health kits provide basic toiletries that can open the hearts of individuals and remove barriers to sharing the gospel. These kits are used to minister and witness to people in our own communities and regions. Scriptures and other gospel materials in the language of the person receiving the kit are added.

The standard health kit includes:

1 toothpaste (6 oz.)                 1 toothbrush (factory sealed)

1 soap (3.8 oz. or larger bath size)         1 washcloth

1 bath towel                            1 comb

Christmas Prisoner Packets

Every year, South Carolina Baptists put together Prisoner Packets for the people in our state’s prisons. For some of these inmates, these packets are the only gifts they’ll get. The packets are brought to the Association office by the end of November for delivery to Columbia.

Approved items for the packets are:

One black non-retractable pen (no wire clip)

One 6 oz. or larger toothpaste

One adult size toothbrush (factory sealed)

One 3.8-6 oz. bar of soap

One junior legal pad (no wire bound)

Five first class stamp embossed envelopes (purchased at US post office)

Two rolls of Lifesavers or Mentos type candy

–all must fit in a gallon size zipper plastic bag.

Dolls on Mission

Dolls on Mission are crafted by EBA WMU members for use by mission groups, local ministries to children, or for anyone who has a ministry involving children who need to hear the story of Jesus and Salvation. The dolls come with a “Salvation Necklace” and directions for telling the salvation story.

Seafarer’s Ministry

This ministry reaches out to the 25,000 seafarers from 110 countries who pass through the terminals on the Cooper River each year with the love of Christ by providing reading materials, transportation, material needs, Bibles/tracts, and spiritual support.

We collect devotional books (Open Windows), Readers’ Digest, and caps for this ministry. Materials are delivered late each fall to Charleston.

Churches Changing Communities (CCC)

A mission project that began in 2010 that reaches out to the local community. For one week during the summer middle school and high school students do construction projects as well as ministry projects.

Associations Aiding Associations (AAA)

A mission project that started in the fall of 2011 enables our churches to reach out to meet needs in other associations in the state.

Urban Atlanta Church Plants (UACP)

Edgefield Baptist Association and Lexington Baptist Association partner to connect with a UACP church plant. Edgefield assisted the Woodland Hills Baptist Church and the First Agape Baptist Church.

IMB – Adopt London

Edgefield Baptist Association and Lexington Baptist Association partner to build relationships with unsaved men and women in the Borough of Enfield in London, England.

Men’s Ministry

The EBA Men’s Ministry provides labor to build handicap ramps for anyone in the area in need. They also minister to children at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home and John de la Howe by providing hunting experiences during the year.

Prison Ministry

The Men’s Ministry conducts a worship service at the Trenton Correction Institute once a month. A Christmas dinner is served in December for those attending the worship service.

Hispanic Ministry

Ministry Health Kits are delivered to the migrant camps in May. Worship services and English Classes are offered at Providence Baptist Church each Sunday evening in the summer months. Churches provide transportation and a meal.

Operation Christmas Child

The Edgefield Baptist Association is a collection site for the shoe box ministry operated by Samaritan’s Purse.

Disaster Relief Team

The Association has a Disaster Relief Team trained in chain saw clean up.