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 2021.  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 JULY items to bring are toys, flashlights (with extra batteries) small tools, sewing kits 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.
UPDATE: We have met our goal of 75 boxes, actually we packed 77 boxes for the 2020 Operation Christmas Child.  GOOD JOB COPELAND BAPTIST CHURCH!
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 – Carol Harris 


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 
Psalm 127:3—Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him.
There are several outreaching opportunities throughout the year that take place in the churches across our nation that allow God’s Gospel to reach “the lost and unchurched” of our communities but none more important than Vacation Bible School (VBS).    
So Why Is VBS So Important?      
Vacation Bible School is: the single largest outreach event for churches…An ideal setting for a ministry because more people will be on the church campus during VBS than at any other time…More people have come to know Jesus as Savior than any single church event…180,000 United States churches host VBS each year…52% of pastors who decided as kids to follow Jesus, did so while at a children’s summer camp/VBS…25% to 28% of all baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention are direct results of VBS.   
Mark down VBS Kick-off will be Saturday, July 10th @ 11:00-1:00pm.  VBS begins Sunday, July 11th-15th @ 6:00pm-8:30pm.  Family night will be Friday, July 16th @ 7:00pm.  Come join us at “Mystery Island” (VBS).  We’ll track down the One True God and learn how amazing He is through the pages of scripture.  We’ll uncover the truth about our Creator God in a week’s long adventure as you explore Mystery Island with music, crafts, group activities and more!
So, save these dates to your phone, a calendar, or your daily planner as a reminder to earnestly pray for the children that will hear the Gospel during this week.  Most importantly, get involved with this most important outreach event.  If you are unsure of where you can help, see Leesa Kerns and she will get you plugged  into VBS 2021.
You can also check our webpage ( for more information concerning VBS; as well as any other information you may need concerning  Copeland Baptist Church.
REMEMBER: If we are not reaching kids for God , then know that Satan wouldn’t hesitate to reach them!
Pastor James






Published: April 1, 2015