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. The coming weeks present the opportunity to sing for various groups in the community and a night at the Tennessee Smokies Ballpark. Click on Music Ministry for more information. Meet in the Choir Rehearsal beneath the Sanctuary.

Mystery Dinner | Monday, March 6

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, 3:30 PM

"Seniors Serving" travels 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, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Spend a few hours sorting and serving at one of our Baptist Centers. Meet at the church at 7:45 AM so we can arrive in a minimum number of cars. After a brief orientation, we will serve the Western Heights community as they come to the Center for physical needs and spiritual nourishment. We need 15-20 volunteers. Contact Tim.

Eager Beavers | Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 PM

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 in Building B. 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

Reserve your seat on the Premier Charter Bus for a day at the Ark. This full sized model of Noah's Ark will amaze you as to God's plan and perfect provision. Seniors price of $50 per person provides transportation and ticket. Seats are limited. Contact Tim Hopkins. Your payment secures a reservation.

A Night at the Smokies Game | Thursday, June 15, 7:00 PM

Enjoy a Nine-Inning vacation at Smokies Park as they face the Chattanooga Lookouts. Our own Silvertones will open the evening with the National Anthem and a quartet from the group will sing during the "7th Inning Stretch." Ryan will arrange a combined ticket price for those who want to eat at Calhoun's and sit in their special section. Contact the Music Office for reservations.

International Mission Board Training Center | August 24-29

Would you be interested in joining with a small team (4-6) traveling to the IMB training center in Richmond, VA to assist arriving missionary families as they prepare to serve internationally? Following three days helping in Richmond, we will take a one-day tour of Washington, DC before returning home. Contact for more information.

Dixie Stampede | October 10, 3:30 PM

Would you enjoy a late afternoon dinner show at the famous Dixie Stampede? Our group will meet at the theater and eat their tasty finger licking meal before being a part of the interactive crowd as once again the North faces the South in competition. With a large enough group, we will reserve space on the South side of the arena and cheer them on to victory.

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. 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!

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.