Temple Baptist Church, Sullivan, Missouri

Get Involved

Temple Baptist Church actively supports many ministry opportunities. Many times, help is needed to plan, and carry out these ministries… Where do you fit in? How can you get involved?

Children’s Church

TBC’s Children’s Church is an opportunity for children ages 1st – 4th grades to gain a knowledge of Christ as their parents do the same during the Sunday morning services at 8:15 and 10:45. This class enables young students to learn more about God in a way that is geared for them rather than in “big church.”

For more information on how you can help with Children’s Church contact Mary Ann Center.

Connections Ministry

The Connections Ministry at TBC exists to serve members and visitors. The Connections Ministry serves in three main ways:

Greeters: The first point of contact when a member or guest arrive on Sunday morning. The task is simple: make people feel welcome by sharing a kind word, opening a door and assisting people find where they need to go.

Ushers: Ushers will typically be the second point of contact on a Sunday morning. Ushers ensure that members and visitors alike are welcomed and cared for while attending our services. Ushers also assist people who arrive late and help take the offering.

Security: The primary goal of the security team is to make sure members and visitors are safe.

To connect with the connections ministry, contact Craig Tanner.


G-Force is our Wednesday night children’s ministry program for students grades 1st – 5th. Each Wednesday starts with dinner at 5:30 and the evenings activities end at 7:30 pm. We could always use volunteers to welcome and greet students as they arrive. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare, serve and clean up after dinner

If you would like to get involved with G-Force, contact Mary Ann Center.

iXL Academy Preschool and After-School Program

iXL provides a safe environment for preschoolers and K – 6th grade students to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, morally, physically, and spiritually. The focus of iXL is on education and creating an excitement for learning.

iXL Preschool runs weekdays from 8 am – 2 pm every weekday.

iXL After School Care offers homework assistance and tutoring immediately after school until 5:30 pm.

Both programs could use volunteers to work with children and help with getting ready and cleaning up each day. Contact iXL director Hannah Huitt to learn how you can help in iXL.

Men’s Bible Study

The men’s Bible study meet every Wednesday morning from 6:00 – 7:00 am. The main objective of the group is to delve further into God’s Word. The group is open to men of all ages.

For more informaiton about the men’s Bible study, contact Scott Perry.

Mission Trips

There are a variety of mission trip opportunities each year. Each year our student ministry takes a trip in the summer. Over the past several years we have sent and supported members as they traveled to Guatemala, India, Africa, and many locations across the US.

Interested in a mission trip? Contact Brad Perry.

Praise Team

There are a variety of ways to serve with the praise team. We are looking for instrumentalists (guitar, drums, piano, etc.) and vocalists.

For more information about joining the Praise Team contact Brad Perry.

Senior Adult Ministry (BALL Club)

Our senior adult ministry is called BALL Club (Be Active, Live Longer). This group has monthly meetings as well as taking trips throughout the year.

Want to get involved with BALL Club? Contact Craig Tanner.

Student Ministry

Student ministries at TBC are separated into two groups. Junior High (6th – 8th) and Senior High (9th – 12th). Both groups meet for small groups on Sundays at 9:00. On Wednesday nights, the Junior High students meet from 5:00 – 7:30 pm for dinner, Bible study, games and worship. Sunday nights offer the Senior High students the opportunity to more in-depth Bible Study from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. A host of other events are planned every year that require additional help with transportation and cooking.

Think you would like to help with the Student Ministries? You can contact Brad Perry to learn more.

Transportation Ministry

Volunteers for the transportation ministry drive vans on Sunday mornings for pick-up and drop-off of members and visitors.  Drivers are also needed on Wednesday evenings to help transport children to and from G-Force. Occasionally members of the Transportation ministry help transport members to doctor appointments or hospital visits throughout the week.

Interesting in joining the Transportation ministry contact Craig Tanner.

Vacation Bible School

One of our largest outreach ministries to Children throughout the year is our Vacation Bible school program. It takes many volunteers to make our yearly VBS function. VBS reaches students from preschool to 5th grade. Volunteers help students learn more about the Bible and who Jesus Christ is through Bible study, music, games and other activities. Prep for this event typically begins in March and VBS runs a week during either June or July.

Think you could help out with VBS? Contact Mary Ann Center to get connected with the VBS director.