Weekday Religious Education
Weekday Religion Education is a program wherein the public schools, with parent’s written permission, release students to go to off-campus locations for biblical instruction. WRE in Botetourt County is taught by Mike Woody for students attending Buchanan & Cloverdale Elementary, Nancy Young for students attending Colonial & Troutville Elementary & David Cox for students attending Greenfield, Eagle Rock & Breckinridge. This program is funded by local churches, businesses, civic organizations & individuals.
The backpack ministry provides donations to students at Buchanan Elementary, as well as several other local Botetourt County Schools. The donations include food for weekend meals, school supplies, and special items during holiday seasons. This ministry is used to provide support to children who may not receive three meals a day outside of school
Woodcutting for Local Families
The woodcutting ministry is a partnership with the Botetourt County Resource Center. Church members cut and deliver wood to Botetourt County residents who heat their homes with wood.
Limestone Park Ministries (click Here for more info)
Sports facility owned and operated by Mill Creek Baptist Church. This facility is used as a mission field throughout the summer. MCBC provides children’s summer camps, family camp-out opportunities, and other outdoor services each summer. Reasonable pool memberships and swim team memberships are also available for the local community.
WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union)
Mill Creek Baptist Church has two WMU groups that meet monthly.
The Daytime Mission Group meets at 10am on the first Tuesday of each month at the church. We have a potluck lunch after the meeting and a time for fellowship.
The BWNG (Baptist Women’s Night Group) meets at 6pm on the second Monday of each month at various locations. Location is always announced in the newsletter and the church bulletin.
Both groups have the same goals:
-To study about missions locally, nationally, and internationally.
-To support missions through prayer and giving.
-To participate in mission action projects which assist local ministries.
-To enjoy fellowship with one another.
Prayer Blanket Ministry
A group of church members from Mill Creek who make fleece blankets for children and adults who have been faced with a health crisis. Members pray for the individual over the blanket as they make them. Blankets are then distributed to those in need of prayer.
Greater Outdoor Ministries (click Here for more info)
The Greater Outdoor Ministry through MCBC provides many opportunities for those who love the outdoors. This ministry runs a handicap hunt each fall, a fishing rodeo each spring, and family camping trip in the summer. Mill Creek’s Greater Outdoor Ministry is ever changing and always adding new events.
Rescue Mission Worship Services
The deacon body of Mill Creek Baptist Church provides chapel services for men periodically at the Rescue Mission in Roanoke City.
Nursing Home Ministry
This ministry is made up of ladies from Mill Creek Baptist Church who visits local nursing facilities, including Bethel Ridge and Cave Creek. They provide seasonal activities and programs, as well as toiletries and clothing for the residents at these facilities.
Youth on Mission
Our youth at Mill Creek are also involved in missions. Once a month our teens travel to the Rescue Mission in Roanoke to provide a chapel service, often including a puppet show to preschoolers in the Roanoke Valley.
Family Mission Trip
The family mission trip provides an opportunity for families at Mill Creek to serve as missionaries together. This team has traveled to Lynchburg, VA to help maintain the campus of the Eagle Eyrie Baptist Center completing tasks such as painting, mulching, and cleaning. This team has also traveled to Bland County to serve at the Bland Ministry Center where they have helped with the food pantry, clothes closet, construction projects, and nursing home visits. The family mission trip is a great opportunity for young families to become involved in missions.
Roanoke Valley Baptist Mission Centers in Downtown Roanoke
The Roanoke Valley Baptist Mission Centers include the SW Friendship house on Elm Avenue and the SE Community Center on 17th Street in Roanoke, VA. The RVBMC provides after-school and summer programs for children, a food pantry for local families, and bible studies for adults. Mill Creek Baptist Church supports the Roanoke Valley Mission Centers by providing volunteers, food and toiletries donations, and trips to Camp Bethel for a fishing rodeo and Limestone Park in the summer.