Annual Programs & Activities
World Bible School - We have a very active World Bible School. This is a good evangelism tool. Many in the Dexter congregation teach by mail in this way. The church pays for the material and postage to carry on this work. Thousands have the opportunity to learn God's plan of salvation through this effort.
Vacation Bible School - Every summer a date is selected for this work. We have teachers from within the congregation and hold classes every day - nursery through adult. Material is selected and approved by the elders. We look forward each year to this period of Bible study.
Bible Bowl - Our young people prepare for and participate in the area-wide Bible Bowl each year.
Youth Rally - Every year around the 1st of March we have a youth rally. This has been a successful program and is well attended by young people from several States. This past March we had 602 in attendance.
Gospel Meetings - Each year we hold one or two gospel meetings. We try to have one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
MORP - The MORP is a formal banquet which our young people can attend as an alternative to the prom and is held on prom night. This is a wonderfully successful program planned and executed by the parents.
Bootheel Youth Camp - This summer Bible camp is located outside Bloomfield, MO and has been a very well attended camp for many years.
Thursday School - This preschool program meets every Thursday morning during the regular school year. We have an enrollment of 40 three and four year olds who attend for the two years before kindergarten. Every year we have a graduation ceremony which the children love. Many of the children who attend are from the community. This has been an excellent outreach program for many years.
Personal Evangelism - An active work for many years, hundreds of people have been baptized or restored by this method of teaching. We have a full time personal evangelism minister who, along with an active membership, also ministers to the shut-ins, nursing homes, and hospitals. Much good has been done in our community due to this much-needed effort.
Children's Home in Paragould, AR - This is a benevolent work that the Dexter congregation has been involved in for many years.
Food Pantry and Clothes Closet - These are located at the church building for use in benevolent work.
Building program - About two years ago we completed a new Fellowship Building. This building is enjoyed by the entire congregation for frequent meals and, under the oversight of the elders, the young people can use it for approved activities.