Lifeline Independent Baptist Church began officially in Grenville, St. Andrews, Grenada on April 2, 2017. Each week, we currently have Sunday School, Sunday morning and evening services, Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting, Thursday soul-winning, and a Friday Youth Meeting, followed by a half or full-night of prayer for the men. At present, we are seeing an average of 50-60 in attendance on Sunday mornings, and around 30 for others services.
In summer of 2017, we implemented a Children's Bible Club weekly during summer. We saw an average of 35 children each week, with a number of salvation decisions. Once the summer ended, a number of those children became faithful to our Sunday services. This led to a great need for a children's worker in the ministry.
God led Lok Man "Coco" Chan to our ministry in late 2017. She had labored in Trinidad for 6 years, especially reaching out to the local schools, teaching Bible in their religious instruction classes. Grenadian schools are not required to have this instruction, but God still opened the door for Sister Coco to teach her Bible classes in several schools around Grenville. She had also taken over the children's Sunday school class, and has implemented a year-round weekly Children's Bible Club, which runs concurrently during our Youth Meetings. She also is instrumental with the children's choir, and has been a huge blessing in her time with us!
We put much emphasis on the youth, and praise God for a youth group (ages 12-35) of about 18 people. We are praying for God to really work in the young people's hearts about serving Him.
We celebrated our first anniversary on March 25, 2018 with our charter service with about 110 in attendance, with 11 charter members officially joining the church. We also had our second baptism service, with three following the Lord in believers' baptism. In the first year of ministry, we saw approximately 75 professions of faith, and 5 baptisms.
We have now maxed out our rented space, and have started praying for wisdom (and finances) toward building or finding a permanent meeting place. As a church, we have started to save toward this.
In May 2018, we plan to start a church choir.
In the late summer/early fall of 2018, we would like to start a ladies Bible study on Thursday evenings either once or twice per month (possibly immediately after soul-winning).