Manor Baptist Church of  San Leandro, California

"Preaching Christ by the Bay"

Our Ministries

Here at Manor      
Baptist Church, in    
addition to our      
regular services, we  
offer a number of    
programs for people  
of all ages.        

Sunday School

Sunday School is not just for the little ones!  If you have an interest in knowing more about the book called The Bible, this weekly time of instruction is the place to start.  Classes begin each Sunday morning at 9:45.   

The Berean Class

Our Berean Class is the primary adult Sunday School class, and is taught by Pastor Carruthers.  This class is currently engaged in a look at the Old Testament books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.  If you want to learn more about the Word of God, this class may be just what you are looking for.    

Foundations Class

(Please note: The Foundations Class is a class which meets as needed.  Please contact the church if you wish to attend this study.)

Pastor Carruthers teaches this class, which is designed for new members, new believers, or anyone who wants a good basic grounding in the faith.  It consists of eight sessions which are taught in a continuous rotation, so a person can enter this group at any time, complete the course in eight weeks, and then move on to one of our regular Sunday School classes.  The numbers in this class are kept limited, so contact Pastor Carruthers if you might be interested in attending.

  The ER
The name comes from the place where our teens meet--the end room in our classroom building.  But it also stands for "The Eternally Redeemed," which is exactly what we want our young people to be.  On the last Sunday of each month, we have an Afterglow for our teens following the evening service.  Afterglows, which are hosted at different homes, are a time to just unwind with Christian friends, snack a little (okay..a lot!), and play some games.  Curious?  If you're in the seventh through the twelfth grade this year, come be part of our ER.  No appointment necessary.

Youth Classes
We also offer classes during the Sunday School hour for our younger children.  Our Preschool Class creates a fun time of Bible-based instruction for those who have outgrown the nursery, but who aren't yet out of kindergarten.


 Our Other Ministries

Children's Church
Sometimes, a traditional church service can be uninteresting and somewhat challenging to a younger child.  After all, sitting still is not one of a child's strong points.  With that in mind, Mike and Lynnette Reed head up an exciting Children's Church program which meets simultaneously with our regular Sunday morning worship service.  The preaching and teaching of God's Word is still the primary focus for the young people, but with plenty of singing, games and crafts to keep those active minds engaged.  Hearing the enthusiasm of these children will make you wish you were young once more!   

Learning about God's Word really can be a whole lot of fun, and something your little ones will enjoy taking part in.  Our AWANA Club covers children age four through the 6th grade and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 P.M. until 8:15P.M.  Parents are always welcome to stay and observe our club activities or ask questions of their child's leaders, or if they like they can join us in the main auditorium for our regular Wednesday evening service (this service will end prior to AWANA dismissal time).  Let us know if you have any questions about the program or our club.  

Wednesday Youth Meetings

Our high school and college students meet each Wednesday from 7:00 P.M. until 8:15 P.M.  Additionally, we have a variety of activities planned for the summer, including camp trips, game nights, and some service projects.  If you have any questions about our youth ministry, please contact the church.

Soul Winning
We can't save anyone from their sins...only God can do that.  But He commanded us to preach the Gospel to the unsaved world around us.  One of the ways we seek to carry out that command here at Manor Baptist Church is through door-to-door visitation.  We have targeted a portion of our densely populated community as being our primary visitation area, and we seek to regularly reach every home in that area with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Our faithful visitation teams could always use some more willing workers. 

Music Ministry
We don't regard music as entertainment here at Manor Baptist Church.  Music is an integral part of our worship, preparing our hearts for the preaching of the Word of God.  Our choirs, our instrumentalists, our soloists, and the entire congregation take part in the music of our church.  If the Lord has gifted you musically, perhaps there's a place for you in our music ministry.  If you want to know more, contact the church.

Women's Missionary Fellowship
Can you be active in supporting missions even if the Lord has not called you to full-time missionary service?  Well, we have some ladies here at Manor Baptist Church who will be quick to tell you that you can!  Our WMF generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 A.M. in the church library.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this program.

Each year, these ladies organize and coordinate a special Christmas offering for the missionaries who are supported financially by our congregation.  A special service with a missionary speaker is followed by a luncheon fellowship, so there's much to enjoy about this particular Sunday.  But the centerpiece of the event is the offering, for this serves as our Christmas gift to our missionaries all over the world. 

Nursery Ministry
The nursery ministry is one of the most important jobs we do here at our church.  Parents with little ones need a place where they can leave their precious children, knowing they'll be kept safe and have their needs provided for.  Not everyone is cut out for working in a nursery, but our volunteers have a genuine love for children and a recognition that the work they do is critical to the effectiveness of our church.  We strive to have our nursery open and ready during every service, so that parents can focus on God and enjoy their time of worship.


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