What are you doing to serve the Lord?
We should remember that everyone and anyone in the Body of Christ has been given spiritual gifts. If a person has given their life to Christ, they are a member of the Body of Christ and possesses a gifting of the Spirit.
Spiritual gifts are part of the very nature of God, given to us for Him to use to fulfill His purposes in our lives and on the earth. In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul clearly explained the purpose of spiritual gifts.
God gave spiritual gifts for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect [complete] man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the sleight [fraud] of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ (Ephesians 4:12-15).
As we use our spiritual gifts, the Body of Christ will be edified, unified, and matured; we will avoid deception by Satan and by wicked men; and we will grow in Christ.

Here is a list of Ministry Opportunities at Copeland Baptist Church –  COME AND GET PLUGGED INTO MINISTRY – 
  • – Sunday School teachers
  • – WMU
  • – Music
  • – Baptist Men
  • – Nursery
  • – Children
  • – Youth
  • – Puppets
  • – Food Pantry
  • – Activities/R.A.K.
  • – Security
  • – VBS
  • – Trustees
  • – Touch Tuesday Outreach 

  • REMEMBER: Your Spiritual Gifts are to give away, not for you to keep.  Bless others with your Spiritual Gifts.  If you want to get involved with any of these important ministries contact Scott Pendleton-(Chairman of the Spiritual Gifts Committee) or Pastor James. 


Published: June 7, 2017 

WMUThe W.M.U. ladies are promoting the collection of cans to be cashed in and the money used for missions. Please save Best Choice labels to be turned in to Joyce Hurt, to go for missions. Another project is knitted hats to be used in the shoeboxes, etc. Please bring any yarn you may have, to be used for these hats. Bethine Goolsby will knit the hats.

Published: May 11, 2015 
FoodPantry1The Food Pantry Ministry is an ongoing project. You may bring any boxes or canned food items as well as toilet paper, laundry soap, etc. Put your items in the box in the foyer. Financial donations for the food pantry are also welcomed. Everything is appreciated.  REMEMBER: If anyone in the church has a need, contact the Church office @ 279-9216 or Leesa Kerns (816) 273-7346
Published: April 1, 2015 
Many thanks to the members of Copeland Baptist Church for bringing items this past year for the Operation Christmas Child shoe-boxes. WMU will be operation_christmas_childcollecting items to go into the shoe boxes for 2020.  The drop off box is located inside the front entry way. 
Each month, throughout the year, will have specific item that will be needed to fill each shoe box at the end of the year.  And this list will be displayed above the drop off box, as to make everyone aware of what can be given to Operation CHRISTmas Child.   
It is time to begin gathering items for the Operation Christmas Shoeboxes next year. The _______ items to bring are _______________ or misc. Place these items in the box in the church foyer. We sent 61 boxes this past year and the goal for next year is 75. We will need everyone’s help.


Please pray for God’s presence with each of these boxes and also for the children who will receive them.
Published: April 1, 2015 

Welcome To Our Fellowship

***Copeland Baptist Church would like to welcome to our fellowship – 


NEW MEMBERS: Welcome to the Copeland Baptist Church family! We are truly excited that you have made the commitment to follow Jesus Christ with us as we walk the faith journey together. As your pastor, I would like to extend a personal invitation to attend Sunday School @ 9:30-10:30 am.   This is a two-fold blessing in that this will help you grow closer to Christ as well as share your life with us.   Hope to see you there!
GOD is GOOD!!! 
Pastor James


 Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.



Published: April 1, 2015 


Philemon 1:4-7I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
As we continue to meet together for Sunday Morning Worship and Wednesday Evening Services, I realize that things continue to be different from day to day but please know that your pastor is praying for you and if there is anything that I can do, within my power, to help elevate some of the worry and concerns you may have please don’t hesitate to call me. In times of uncertainty we need each other to get through it and our encouragement to each other is desperately needed in times such as what we are living in right now; so please keep encouraging, praying and contacting each other.
*** The offering plates will be located in the front and back of the sanctuary so that you may be able give your worship gift. No offering plates will be passed during the service.
*** NO usage of the drinking fountains will be permitted at this time.
*** The restrooms will be available. And to help with the sanitation of the restroom we will have disinfecting wipes available to use to wipe off the door handles and/or surface that were touched.
*** No usage of the church facility other than AM Worship Service and Wednesday Evening services at this time. We will re-evaluate this carefully before we begin to allow activities to resume
*** Again, above all…please be patient and respect each other’s decision on whether or not you will join us for Worship service on Sunday morning or Prayer/Bible Study on Wednesday evening. And please continue to pray for each other during these times of uncertainty.
We will still be doing the Sunday morning worship and Wednesday evening service live from our Copeland’s Facebook page for those who choose to stay home. I will still be audio recording the Worship Service and uploading it onto our webpage for those who don’t have Facebook as well as burning it off on a CD for those who don’t have any means to watch or listen to it off the internet.
We will get through this pandemic and I believe we will be stronger because of it but it will take each one of us doing it TOGETHER. May God continue to bless Copeland Baptist Church in the days ahead and I long for the day we all, as a church with no restrictions, can celebrate together because that’s what I plan on doing when this is all over with.
So be ready to celebrate with songs, testimonies, fellowship, prayer and God’s Word followed by a fellowship dinner.
Pastor James





Published: April 1, 2015