Nurturing Faith


Giving Back to the Community

Our faith formation groups provide a place of belonging for those seeking to grow and discover their faith through Christ. Each group is supportive, engaging, and will help encourage you to practice your gifts and grow your skills in order to serve others. We believe that faith groups help shape us and our faith through Bible study. This allows us to serve others through church outreach efforts, and through our everyday lives in the workplace, school, with our neighbors, and in volunteer organizations.

Giving Back

We believe that faith groups help shape us and our faith through Bible study.

This allows us to serve others through church outreach efforts, and through our everyday lives in the workplace, school, with our neighbors, and in volunteer organizations.

Organized efforts might include collecting school supplies, tutoring elementary-age children, interacting with passengers at the bus depot, supporting patients and staff at the hospital, supplying local food pantries, and visiting people in senior care centers.

Ardmore Baptist Church Members

No matter where you are in your journey, you’ll be able to find a faith group that you can connect with and relate to in your lifelong journey of faith.

Bible Study

Children (Birth through 6th Grade)

Sunday Morning Bible Study: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

We use age-appropriate Bible stories, prayer, scripture memory, structured play, art, and music to establish and strengthen each child’s foundation.

Youth (7th -12th Grade)

Sunday Morning Bible Study: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Morning Bible Study: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
A time for students to explore scripture and the stories of the Bible to see and better understand God’s continual story of love towards his people.

Youth Worship, Arts, Music (WAM): Sundays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The focus of this time is to prepare and guide students to lead in worship using their gifts, in different capacities. Includes preparation time for our KidNection teams.
Sign Team, 4:00 p.m.
Handbells, 4:30 p.m.
Choir, 5:00 p.m.


College (Ages 18-22)

Sunday Morning Bible Study: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

Adult (Ages 22 and up)

Sunday Morning Bible Study, Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

- Adult Seminars, Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
- Women’s, Men’s, and Coed Small Group Bible Studies held at various times.
- Promise Keepers, Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. at K&W Cafeteria.


Faith Nurturing


Our children’s groups offer a variety of engaging activities that explore a child’s gifts and interests and help them discover and nurture their faith in Christ.

  • Wednesday Night Activities
    • Handchime Choir, Grades 2-3
    • Handbell Choir, Grades 4-6
    • Music and Missions Education alternate 6-8 week blocks.
      • Music: Music Time I, ages 3-4; Music Time II, Kindergarten; Music Makers, Grades 1-2; Young Musicians, Grades 3-6
      • Missions Education/Activities: Mission Friends, Ages 3 & 4; Mission Friends, Kindergarten & 1st grade; Missions Kids, Grades 2-3; and Mission Kids, Grades 4-6
  • KidNection: One Sunday each month during the 10:45 a.m. worship service, September through May
    Kindergarten – Grade 6
    Kid-friendly expressive worship led by our youth.
  • Passport Kids Camp: June
    Grades 3-6
    Overnight summer Bible camp.
  • Vacation Bible School: One week in June or July; 9:00 a.m. to Noon
    Open to all children who are rising 1st – rising 7th graders.


Our youth group is designed to engage and challenge students to grow and develop their skills and their faith in Christ, while also reaching out and becoming active members of the community.

  • Wednesday Night Youth Missions: 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Missions throughout the city where students interact with people, support their neighbor, and see what it’s like to put faith into action.
  • Wednesday Night Youth Unplug: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    A no cell phone zone in which kids can eat dinner, do homework, play games, talk with each other or chat with adult leaders, read a book, relax, refresh, and recuperate.
  • Weekly Small Group: Fridays, 7:45 a.m.
    This small group meets once a week before school starts as a way to check in and invest in students mid-week.
  • Trips: At times throughout the year, the youth group goes on a variety of trips as a way to help students grow, challenging them to view the world in a new way and allowing leaders to invest in them without distractions.
  • Recreational/Fellowship Activities: Some of these activities and events include miniature golf, church league basketball, bowling, kickball, on-campus game room, scavenger hunt, laser tag, Carowinds, National Whitewater Center, Emerald Pointe Water Park, square dance and bonfire, Wake Forest football game, WinterJam Concert, Christmas party, local missions day, Youth Week activities, ski trip, day at the lake, lock in/out, and more.


Whether you’re visiting our church while you attend college or Winston-Salem has been your home for years, all college students are invited to participate in our faith groups! We offer a place for college students to further develop themselves and their journey with God in a supportive, caring environment.

  • Summer Book Study: These studies are done in different homes around the city and are a great way to build community and encounter Christ. Book studies are based around discussion. We view them as another way to be challenged and have open conversation about how God calls us to live.
  • Engagement With Local Colleges & Universities: We want to be involved in local colleges and universities, supporting the current ministries that exist and using the church’s resources to aid these ministries. The college ministry is currently involved at Wake Forest University, Forsyth Technical Community College, and UNC School of the Arts.

Young Adult

Activities as planned.


Wednesdays@Ardmore – We invite you to join us on Wednesdays at Ardmore as we pause to breathe, encounter Christ’s presence in each other, and look and listen for which direction to go.

  • Coffee and Conversation – Every Wednesday Evening, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Lobby. Need a place to breathe in the middle of your week? Maybe you’ve just dropped off your preschooler and need some conversation that doesn’t include characters from Nick, Jr. The Coffee and Conversation area is available for you. We’ll provide the coffee. You bring the conversation.
  • Adult Seminars (6-8 week blocks that follow the Children’s Music & Missions schedule) – Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults may choose among a variety of seminars taking place throughout the year. New slates of seminars
    will be announced closer to their start dates.
  • Movie Night Out, First Friday of each month (September through May), 6:30 p.m.
    Our movie night out includes a screening of a specific movie followed by thoughtful, critical discussion.
  • Ardmore Journeys: Day and overnight trips to tourist sites that have included Biltmore House, the Billy Graham Library, NC Museum of Art, and Savannah, GA.


  • Young at Heart (YAH) Club, 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 10:15 a.m.
    Our purpose is to help adults stay engaged with life and each other through our monthly social gathering, entertaining and inspiring programs, and engaging conversation with friends.
  • JOY Singers (formerly Senior Adult Choir), Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Additional Nurturing

Ardmore Baptist Preschool

Ardmore Baptist Church is proud to offer our weekday preschool program. We have a wonderful reputation for serving families of our church and community since 1948. We offer a Christ-centered, developmentally appropriate program for children 3 months to 5 years old.

We believe children learn through play. Your child will learn all about Jesus’ love for them through lots of hands-on learning. Children will explore through music, art, literature, sensory play centers, outside play, snack, and circle time. We also have chapel, Spanish, and Musicare each week.

You can rest assured your child will be in great hands being cared for by our loving, qualified staff!

Our calendar closely follows the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools calendar in regards to breaks. Preschool is Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. with an optional “Lunch Bunch” most days from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. for children starting in the twos class. You have the option of choosing 2-5 days a week for your child to attend.

Contact Julie Sugg, ABP Director at 336-725-3530 or

Worship Care

Sundays during 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship service
Childcare is provided for all Sunday morning services for children from birth to 4 years.


Provided for all Sunday evening services, during adult choir and handbell rehearsals, and for select church-wide events for children from birth to 4 years.

Babysitting Co-op

First Saturday of each month, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Two couples watch the children at the church while the other couples enjoy a date!

College Student Care Package Team

At different times throughout the school year, we provide snacks, baked goods, candy, and a word of support to students in the form of care packages. Packages are usually sent before exam times and other random points in the year.
Contact / Location

Contact info

123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

Gathering Times


8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am