The Board of Christian Education meets on the Thursday before each quarterly church meeting

(January, April, July, October)

beginning at 7:00 pm

Christian Education Department

Director of Christian Education, Eric Keitt
Mary Ann Smith – Assist. Director

It is our vision and passion that every member of Tabernacle Baptist Church family, friends and visitors will become committed to studying God’s Word so that they will become steadfast, unmovable and obedient Christian Disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus The Christ. Because we understand that our strength lies in the study of His Word, we pride ourselves in providing leader development and training to our teachers and instructors. We understand to succeed at student learning we must fully create, develop, promote and sustain a dynamic, digital age learning culture  where teachers have access to new and innovative technologies and professional development.

CROSS Training

Marian Daniels, Superintendent, 
Terrane Polnitz, Assist. Superintendent, 
Paisley Burgess, Assist. Superintendent.


  • Cross Training (Church School) and New Members Classes (children, youth & adult) 9:45 a.m
  • Pre-Baptism classes (3,4 & 5th Sunday’s in the sanctuary after 1st service)


  • DIAL (515) 603-3107 ~ ~  ACCESS CODE:  655824
  • Please place your phone on MUTE and ignore the prompt of announcing yourself when entering the call.


  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study 11:00 am


  • Wednesday Mid-Week  Pre-Bible Study Service  6:30 pm
  • Pioneers (K-6th) 6:45 pm
  • The HYPE Zone – Youth in the Word (7th – 12th) 7:00 pm
  • Adult Bible Study Classes 7:00 pm


  • Sacrificial Prayer on TBC Prayer Line 8:00 am (515) 603-3107 Access Code: 655824
  • Men’s Bible Study 10:00 am

Contemporary Baptist Studies  and Leader DevelopmentTrustee Todd Whitmore and Rev Helen Thomas, Ministry Leaders

Formerly known as the Baptist Training Union, this ministry’s focus is on discipleship training.  Contemporary Baptist Studies (CBS) is a church-sponsored Christian educational program that is designed to increase Christian faith and Biblical understanding of the Scriptures through a variety of methods.   The purpose of the study of Scriptures, the faith document, as well as anything that pertains to our Baptist faith is to empower church members to be confident in what they believe and be competent to share it with others.  The goals of the CBS include:  helping new Christians find their place in the church, promoting spiritual development, developing talents and skills, improving Christian social life, educating persons in the Baptist heritage/doctrine, and cultivating the Baptist spirit.

Pioneer Children’s MinistryDeaconess Delores Preston, Ministry Leader

Children’s Ministry is structured through the Pioneer Clubs, a Christian Education program designed to help children put Christ in every phase of life, to form healthy relationships, and develop positive feelings about themselves. The Pioneer Clubs meet on Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm. The children are divided into four age groups, led by coordinators and trained leaders: Scooters (Kindergarten), Voyagers (Grades 1 and 2), Pathfinders (Grades 3 and 4), and Trailblazers (Grades 5 and 6).

Compassion Ministry – Bonita Winfield

Compassion Ministry provides comfort and support for grieving families. The ministry recognizes the suffering of others, then takes action to help

Library Ministry

The goal of the Library Ministry is to maintain a church library, which will serve as a resource center for the entire Christian Education program of the church.  Included in the library are DVDs,  CDs, books, periodicals, videocassettes, filmstrips, and film-clips, many of which the church membership can borrow for private use after completing a “Borrower’s Application Card.”  The borrowing period is one week, and an individual can only borrow one item at a time.  The Library is in the process of converting the card catalog to an electronic catalog.  In addition to the regular operating hours on Sunday, the Library is open various hours Monday-Thursday and Sunday.  The library sponsors a children’s reading hour, as well as an adult book club that meets in the Library on the second Monday from 7:00-8:00 pm.

Married Couples Ministry—Deacon Rudy & Deaconess Danielle Thomas and Trustee Christopher & Angie Taylor, Ministry Leaders

The purpose of the Married Couples Ministry is to provide married couples guidance through the Word of God through the Word of God.  The ministry offers monthly Bible Study sessions geared towards strengthening and maintaining the marriage relationship.  The ministry also provides married couples with fellowship opportunity, as well as other resources, such as literature, seminars, conferences.

Vacation Bible School—Deacon Ed Reuben & Kimberly Reuben, Ministry Leaders

Vacation Bible School is a weekday program of Bible Study and related activities for all ages, including adults, held one week (Monday-Friday) during the month of July. The curriculum is determined each year, based on what is being offered by the various publishing houses. The daily schedule is from 8:00 am-12:30 pm and includes instruction, crafts, Bible Bowl, and music. Refreshments are also served to each student, and a Friday evening closing program takes place.