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 Shirley McKnight, to go for missions. 

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 September items to bring are Toys, harmonicas, kazoos, etc or misc. Place these items in the box in the church foyer. We sent 77 boxes this past year (2020) and the goal for this year(2021) is 90. 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 – Becky Behrend and Brian Hill 
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 
Matthew 9:37-38Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Well, another summer has come and gone and now we enter into another season called “FALL”.  With that comes change in the weather and beautiful fall color in reference to the leaves on the trees.  Believe it or not, change is good, even though a lot of us are not in favor of it.
When I became the pastor at Copeland Baptist Church, one of the first things that I communicated to the church was the need to be “On Mission” for God.  That starts in the very neighborhood we are located in.  I used Matthew 9:37-38 to illustrate the fact that indeed the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  I also communicated what Jesus said what would help us with the issue of having so few laborers vs a plentiful harvest.  Jesus told His disciples to “PRAY” to the Lord of the harvest for workers.
But, you say, there are so many people.  The harvest is so vast.  The needs are so overwhelming.  What can I do?
First, be prepared Church, be “prayed up” and ready to go out into the harvest field and sow God’s love in such a practical way that we make a difference; one soul at a time.
And then, let us not forget that we have a great opportunity to reach our community in the month of October.  Our Outreach Community Block Party on October 16th from 11:00am-2:00pm and on October 31st for our drive-thru Trunk-R-Treat from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  While the world may and will celebrate this day as a day of darkness, we choose to shine the light of Jesus on our community.
Calling All Harvest Workers—Report for duty.
Pastor James










Published: April 1, 2015