Adult 55+ Ministry


“…do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who are to come.”
               Psalm 71:18



Welcome to the Adult 55+ Ministry

We are so glad that you have decided to become a part of a fellowship that cares and encourages one another. Let me take a moment to introduce myself my name is Pastor John Martin, I am the pastor for the Adult 55+ Ministry here at Bell Shoals.

One of the best ways to begin is by telling you about our mission here for the Adult 55+ Ministry, “simply put, it is to provide a ministry for mature adults. Which will result in their spiritual growth, outreach to the unsaved, nurturing and fellowship with one another, so that God’s power will be declared to the next generation.” 

Although this might sound like quite a task the reality is that we have fun! And best of all we enjoy each other through encouragement and inspiring each other.



LIFE Groups – both on campus and for our homebound and nursing home residents
Mission Trips – We meet with and minister to people who may not know Christ.
S.M.A.R.T. – Seniors Ministry Area Response Team – We serve through making minor repairs at the church and in the community.
Life Story Videos – leaving our story for future generations of our families
Fellowship – Monthly “Torch Bearer” luncheons.


In the Adult 55+ Ministry, we are training mentors to use the book “First Steps: Simple Basics for Growing Strong” written by Waylon B Moore, back in the 1960’s. This tried and  proven discipleship tool has been used to train new believers as well as vocational field personnel for decades.  The steps involve finding scriptures in the Gospel of John and answering simple questions. There are also valuable helps in getting the most out out of sermons, why and how to have a daily quiet time with God, how to share your faith, how to study the Bible, and how to memorize scripture. For more information on the Mentoring Ministry please contact Pastor John Martin, at 813-689-4229 ext. 225. 

55+ Event

Click here to learn more about our upcoming 6 day trip in September 2017.









Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Discovering and exercising your God-given spiritual gifts allows you to experience maximum fulfillment with minimum frustration in your Christian life and ministry. Every Christian has a dominant gift and many possess more than one.

The questionnaire administered by Ministry Tools Resource Center, allows you to identify your gifts by giving you a score and an analysis.  Click on the link below to take the 35 question test, get your results and print that page.  The linked site will not save your test so its important that you print your results page. Take The Test here.

Get in SHAPE!

Everyone is uniquely gifted with S.H.A.P.E. (Spiritual Gifts, Heart – things that you enjoy, Ability, Personality, and Experience) and the Adult 55+ Ministry wants to help individuals experience the joy of seeing God work in and through them.

This is what we mean when we call ourselves “The Body of Christ”. We see this as a three step process where we can: Assess, Identify, and Deploy. Help us get to know you better by sharing your God-given talents and interests, by completing this form.