Sunday School classes resume September 6th, 2020


Sunday School classes resume with a new in-depth study that will coincide with Pastor Richard’s weekly sermon topic.

“Journey To The Cross: A Study of the Life of Christ”

By Tommy C. Higle


Sunday, September 6th at 9:45 am


This is an exciting, informative study of the life of Jesus Christ. As we study His journey from preexistence to the Cross and beyond, you will gain a working knowledge of His life and ministry. We offer classes for ALL ages and social distancing will be practiced in all classrooms. (workbooks will be provided free of charge)

Wednesday Morning Mid-Week Bible Study Resumes
Wednesday, September 2nd, 10:30 am




There is a battle raging today over the direction of your life. The kingdom of this world is fighting for your loyalty tempting you to embrace the sinful and selfish values of our culture. God has something better. He provided a comprehensive blueprint to help you live and thrive—the kingdom agenda.

In this Bible study Tony Evans lays out biblical characteristics of the kingdom agenda, based on the eternal plans and priorities of the King. You’ll discover your identity role and responsibilities in God’s kingdom, as well as the rights and blessings granted to kingdom citizens. And you’ll learn how God wants you to serve as His representative in your personal life, your family, your church, and your nation.


We invite you to attend this powerful new group study that will be led by Pastor Richard in the church annex. For your convenience, we are offering this series FREE along with workbooks.


Bible Study Beginning Dates: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Time:                                    10:30 am


Established in 1978 as the World Hunger Fund, Global Hunger Relief is an initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention dedicated to combating hunger and sharing the Bread of Life.

GHR funds are used in Gospel-centered hunger projects that share God’s love in both word and deed. GHR-funded projects meet crisis hunger needs in famine or natural disasters, but also focus on long-term, sustainable solutions to end chronic hunger, such as:

Job skills training   Livestock and seed distribution    Clean water Home reconstruction

Medical care Aftercare for human trafficking victims

Through Global Hunger Relief, Southern Baptists are helping communities and lives be transformed… for today, tomorrow, and forever.

  • 100% of your donation goes directly to meeting hunger needs.
  • 20% of funds meet needs in North America
  • 80% of funds meet needs around the world
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, hunger needs are higher than ever this year. Elizabeth River Baptist Church will be supporting the Global Hunger Offering efforts by receiving your donations in reusable plastic bread banks. Every penny you give will be used to feed hungry people in the United States and around the world. (All banks are US manufactured using FDA-approved plastic.)
This year, like we have done in the past, we will be making available in your Sunday School classrooms or on the table in the main hallway. 
We encourage you to return your fill bread bank on Sunday, October 11, 2020.


5 NEW Online Bible Studies


Gideon: your weakness. God’s strength is a 3 session Bible study by Priscilla Shirer.


When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or the fleece he laid out under the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that-bigger than any one man and his mark on Israel’s history.


This is a FREE online study. Email Pastor Richard at and he will forward you the link along with the pin to access this online study.

Transformed: by Brady Cooper
Brady Cooper leads in this 6 session Bible Study on how we can be transformed in our Christian lives.
Sessions include:
Transformed in My Worship
Transformed in My Prayer
Transformed in My Possessions
Transformed in My Plans
Transformed in My Actions
Transformed in My Choices
This is a great study on allowing God to transform us in many areas. Enjoy this as you grow in Christ!
This is a FREE online study. Email Pastor Richard at and he will forward you the link along with the pin to access this online study.


By Dr. James Merritt


Have you ever felt that life was just too much? There’s not enough time, money, energy or brainpower for the commitments, choices and responsibilities you have. Or maybe there’s not enough of you to go around. Tired of being overwhelmed? Find out how to place your deepest concerns at the feet of Jesus.


This is a
FREE online study. Email Pastor Richard at
and he will forward you the link along with the pin to access this online study. 

Parenting Conference

This 12 session study will equip you on how to apply the gospel to many aspects of parenting in today’s shifting culture.

Sessions Include:

          How to build a thriving family.

          Parenting through the hard seasons.

          Pressing on when you fail as a parent.

          Helping the next generation navigate today’s world.

          The problem of porn: Gospel hope for parents and teens.

          Ready to launch: how mission shapes children.

          Lessons on integrity from a father who lived it.

          How a strong marriage empowers you to be strong parents.

          Gospel lessons I learned raising children.

          Forming the moral imagination of your kids.

          Parenting and spiritual warfare.

          How to raise an alien child.


This is a FREE online study. Email Pastor Richard at and he will forward you the link along with the pin to access this online study.


Missions Education: Dispatches from the Front

 Pioneer missionary Samuel Zwemer wrote, “The kingdoms and governments of this world have frontiers that must not be crossed.” Then he added, “The Gospel of Jesus Christ knows no frontier. It never has been kept within bounds.” This border-crossing, boundless Gospel is the theme of Every Tribe.

The latest episode of the Dispatches from the Front series is set in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos, where a patchwork of tribes lives – people groups long crushed by brutal dictators and enslaved to the worship of demons.

But the Gospel is setting prisoners free! From the killing fields of Cambodia to the remote corners of Laos, this is an “every tribe, every tongue” story of first-generation believers, who are now singing for joy over their deliverance, loving the Word, and crossing borders to share the Good News that “never has been kept within bounds.”


This is a FREE online study. Email Pastor Richard at and he will forward you the link along with the pin to access this online study.  Study guides are available if you are not able to download.


This month, we are celebrating Christmas in August with Samaritan’s purse. Hopefully, you’ve seen the Operation Christmas Child bulletin board in the hallway, but you should know that it is about more than just a shoebox. Each box represents a chance to change the life of a child. It is an opportunity for us to share the good news of Jesus in a way that is, quite frankly, easy.

The reason for the Christmas season is the gift of Jesus. God was so gracious in giving us that life-changing gift. Now, we are given the possibility of sharing that gift with children all around the world. If we don’t tell others about Christ, who will? If we aren’t the hands of feet of Christ, who is?

The most requested or in demand items: Any type of school supplies and items for boys (ages 10-14).


Here is some of the best back to school supplies to pack:

Pencils, pencil cases, small manual pencil sharpener, pens, crayons, notebooks, glue sticks (no liquid glue), colored pencils, coloring pads or books, scissors and erasers.
Please drop off your donations on the small table underneath the Operation Christmas Child bulletin board in the hallway.