MINISTRIES AT BELMONT include, but are not limited to —
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES AT BMC:
- Children’s Sunday school classes for all ages, beginning at age 3. Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers.
- An active junior youth group – JYF – that meets weekly on Sunday and once a month for a social/service project. Currently there are approximately 20 youth in this group.
- An active senior youth group – MYF – that meets weekly on Sunday and once a month for a social/service project. Currently there are approximately 30 youth in this group.
- Mentor/mentee program for grades 6-12
- Faith Marker recognition at various milestone achievements
- There are 80 + children at BMC, ages infant through grade 12.
Everyone at BMC is invited to be part of a small group. These groups are intended to be:
- A significant part of the care system of the church
- A place for fellowship, fun, and connection with others at Belmont
- A place to grow as disciples of Jesus through prayer, study, and practice of spiritual disciplines
- Mission groups that serve together.
MCC (Mennonite Central Committee):
Belmont is very involved with and supportive of the Michiana MCC Relief Sale in Goshen, Indiana. Every year we collect coins for My Coins Count to be used to provide much needed drinking water to many parts of the world. This year the emphasis was on collecting quarters, although all coins and bills were accepted.
Mother’s Club, a ministry of RETA (Reason Enough to Act), meets at Belmont on Thursday mornings, 9:30-11 am, through the school year. Mothers enjoy a time of fellowship, crafts, service projects, cooking, listening to motivational speakers, etc. while their children are cared for in another part of the building.
MARY BECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
Belmont has partnered with Mary Beck Elementary School in Elkhart to provide support to the teachers & administration, provide one-on-one time to students who need help with reading or other areas of learning, and assist with any other area of need. Many persons from Belmont volunteer to help in this ministry on a weekly basis.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous):
AA meets every Friday evening at 7 pm at Belmont in a support group for each other.
A group of persons meet at the church every Tuesday morning at 10 am for coffee, food, and fellowship. This is open to both congregations and any guests they may invite.
BNF YOUTH STEWARDS:
A group of young persons, age 14 and up meet weekly prior to BNF worship for a time of supporting each other, learning money management skills, Bible study, and learning how to do church together.
BNF BIBLE STUDY:
A small group from BNF and the community meet weekly for a Bible study.
Belmont supports many local community agencies with prayer, food & household supplies, and monetary gifts, including Church Community Services, Center for Healing & Hope, Emerge Ministries, and the Center for Community Justice.
BELMONT COUNSELING MINISTRY:
The foundation and guiding principles of the Belmont Counseling Ministry (BCM) are the church’s established vision and mission statements. The purpose of the BCM is to offer a Christian counseling service for individuals, couples, and families from both congregations and from the wider community as well.