Seniors Serving

A ministry of Beaver Dam Baptist Church seeking to continue discipling adults through the years. Sometimes seen as empty nesters, this group arrives at a time in life desiring fellowship, spiritual growth, and opportunities to serve in the church and community. BDBC opens the door of this ministry to anyone in the church and community. If you question whether you might fit in ... YOU WILL! There are no designated age limits. We do not offer senior discounts, just senior joy. Watch this list of always updating activities and ministry opportunities. There will definitely be a place for you. For more information, contact Tim Hopkins in the church office or


Ryan Flint not only picks out excellent music, but brings spiritual leadership and challenge to every moment. Come and join this fun group that enjoys fellowship and singing together. This choir rehearses every other Monday and often sings at a local venue in between.  Check the church calendar for the upcoming calendar. Click on Music Ministry for more information. Meet in the Choir Rehearsal beneath the Sanctuary.

Looking back in 2017 ...

Mystery Dinner | Monday, March 6, 2017

A Seniors special event. Our group of sixty-nine enjoyed an evening of food and unique adventure on the Knoxville River Boat. It was a real "WhoDoneIt" as the boat crew played out a murder mystery that night. Following the clues, several in the group correctly chose the culprit. A drawing determined Judy Sharp won. She received a nice t-shirt from the crew for following the clues and solving the crime. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Watch for another Mystery in the future.

Elmcroft Senior Living | Monday, March 20, 2017

"Seniors Serving" traveled to Elmcroft to help with Bingo. BDBC member Kevin Stewart calls the numbers each week and needs 3-4 helpers to assist residents checking their cards. This fun time will open an ongoing serving opportunity to encourage our neighbors.

Western Heights Baptist Center | Thursday, March 30, 2017

We served a few hours sorting and serving at one of our Baptist Centers. After a brief orientation, we served the Western Heights community as they come to the Center for physical needs and spiritual nourishment.

Seniors Monthly Meal & Fellowship

Our seniors join together for a special covered dish dinner and an inspirational program on the third Tuesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. The Eager Beavers group is open to members of the community as well as Beaver Dam Baptist Church members. Special prayer needs are expressed at the meetings, and everyone diligently ministers to all in the group. The group usually meets with a neighboring church, Salem Baptist, two times each year in June or July and in October. You will love the food and enjoy the special programs. Prepare your favorite dish to bring and enjoy some of the other favorite recipes.

The Ark Encounter | Thursday, June 1, 2017

What an amazing trip to the full scale version of Noah's Ark.  Traveling by charter bus, we spent a full day touring the Ark and seeing the biblical description and story come to life.  

A Night at the Smokies Game | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Our group enjoyed a "nine-Inning vacation" at Smokies Park as they faced the Chattanooga Lookouts. Our own Silvertones opened the evening with the National Anthem and a quartet from the group sang during the "7th Inning Stretch." 

Missionary Training Center | August 24-29

Eight of our seniors experienced a tremendous blessing meeting with missionaries as they prepared for serving in the field at the ends of the earth. How precious they were to share needs and allow us to pray with them and building long lasting relationships.

Still Ahead in 2017 ...

Seniors Christmas Banquet | December 7, 12:00 Noon

A combined BDBC Senior effort provides a banquet at the beginning of the Christmas season. Every effort is made to involve all ages of seniors. Beaver Dam members from area senior living facilities, nursing homes, home-bound, and all actively mobile gather for a great time of celebration as we enter this special time of the year. We are very excited to welcome renowned Christian Comedian Dennis Swanberg to provide entertainment.

An Evening with Dr. Dennis Swanberg | Thursday, December 7, 6:30 PM

Prepare yourself for the perfect start to the Christmas season while enjoying an evening of side-splitting humor from this master story teller. Watch a video of "the Swan" and be ready for a very fun evening. SAVE THE DATE!

Coming in 2018 ...

Final planning is underway for the upcoming year. Check back with this page for developing details and updates.  We look forward to seeing you at our next ministry opportunity.

Ideas for Senior Ministry Activities?

Do you have an idea for a senior ministry opportunity or activity? Bring it to the upcoming "Soup, Cornbread and Conversation" gathering on January 25. You can also contact Tim Hopkins at or (865) 922-2322.