Men's Prayer Meeting - 8:00am
Sunday School - 9:00am
Morning Service - 10:15am
Bible Study - 6:30pm
AWANA - 6:30pm
Teens - 6:30pm

490 Grand * Vidor, Tx 77662 * 409-769-2303


Thank you for taking the time to catch a glimpse of our Discipleship Ministry. I hope you noticed I used the word Ministry, instead of Program”. A program is something that is designed by man as an avenue to incorporate people into service. Although people need a place to serve, chances are “programs” will never last. Ministry, however, is the life to life reproduction of Christ and His Word in others. One of the problems with churches today is that there are too many programs and not enough ministry. A dear friend once told me that it is like our churches have a revolving door: people come in and accept Christ as their Savior, but within seven years the majority of them are gone, not attending church anywhere. The problem is that we are trying to get them to stay with programs, instead of ministry. So here is the question, how do we solve the problem? Do we do away with all the programs? I think not. Like I said earlier, people need a place to serve and some programs are good for that. We here at Faith Baptist Church believe that the answer to this “Revolving Door Syndrome” can be summed up in one word – DISCIPLESHIP (the life to life reproduction of Christ and His Word in others). 
Senior Pastor & Discipleship Ministry Pastor Joe Reed & Wife Angie
Ephesians 4:11-16: “And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; And some pastors & teachers; 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 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 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: from whom the Whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint Supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, Maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” 

We here at Faith Baptist Church take these verses to heart. We feel that God has given the church not only the responsibility, but the privilege of “perfecting the saints”. Another word we use is “equipping the saints” for ministry. This is what our Discipleship Ministry is all about. Paul told Timothy in II Timothy 2:2, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” Basically what he was telling Timothy to do was to reproduce himself spiritually, teach others the Word of God. Many people who trust Christ as their Savior are defeated in their Christian life before they even have a chance to live it because our churches will not take the time to teach and train them in the Word of God. Therefore, they miss their opportunity to be conformed to the image of Christ. They never truly understand their new identity in Christ. And we wonder why they leave the church! 

Our Discipleship Ministry is set up on a One on One or Small Group basis. We meet one night a week in our homes and study the Word of God. We have 18 lessons that are geared to ground any Christian in the Word of God.
Lesson 1 - The Word of God Lesson 10 - Giving
Lesson 2 - Salvation Lesson 11 - Liberty in Christ
Lesson 3 - Eternal Security Lesson 12 - Employers and Employees
Lesson 4 - Baptism Lesson 13 - Christians in the World
Lesson 5 - Prayer Lesson 14 - The Judgment Seat of Christ
Lesson 6 - Dealing with Sin Lesson 15 - The Lord's Supper
Lesson 7 - The Will of God Lesson 16 - Evangelism and Missions
Lesson 8 - The Holy Spirit Lesson 17 - Discipleship
Lesson 9 - The Local Church Lesson 18 - Bible Prophecy

By studying the Word of God in each of these areas, there should be a natural progression in one’s personal relationship with Christ, and a natural conformity to His image. This is accomplished by not only reading and studying God’s Word, but great emphasis is placed upon memorizing God’s Word. Each person has a Disciple (teacher) over them to help them apply the things that God has taught them through His Word.

Back in school the teacher would make you show how you got your answer. That is my preaching style - not only to exclaim the truths of God's Word but to show others how to do the same. I believe if people are genuinely seeking a relationship with God, then all you have to do is point them in the right direction and they'll find their way. God's faithfulness ensures that! Devotion is for personal strength.

DISCIPLESHIP: Discipleship is a lifestyle of reproduction. It's a process of taking something of you that is real and impacting, and then passing it on to someone else. We have seen many lives changed over the past 15 years here at Faith Baptist Church. Many Christians have learned to rightly divide the Word of truth (II Timothy 2:15). Our Discipleship Ministry has played a major part in the spiritual growth of our people. This ministry has truly become the heartbeat of Faith Baptist Church. Thank you.

Bro. Joe Reed
Senior Pastor/Discipleship Pastor
If you have any questions or comments please contact me at:

Senior Pastor - Joe Reed
Cell: 409-782-5499

​​Associate Pastor - Chris Adkins
Cell:  409-313-0589

 Youth Pastor - Paul Romo

​​​Church Secretary - Tisha Buesing
Cell: 409-937-0032