Outreach & Development
The Boulevard Baptist Church provides many services in the field of outreach and development to its members and residents of its surrounding communities. The services offered can be found below.
Care Basket is a programme developed by the Church to give aid to indigent members as well as members of the neighbouring communities. This is done in the form of cash or kind and is distributed to home-bound members on a second Sunday, during the home visit observance of the Lord's Supper, and to other members on the following Monday. The Programme serves 78 persons.
BBC in association with H.E.A.R.T. TRUST NTA Skills Training
This programme is operated in partnership with HEART/NTA since 1992 as a community based service. The Skills Areas taught are:
Three other courses which are related to the respective skills areas are offered. These are:
Language and Communication
Calculation and Computation
Trained specialist teachers, appointed by HEART/NTA, conduct the classes which are held Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Interested persons may contact the office by calling 876 9255329 or visiting at 2 Washington Boulevard between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Application forms are available.At the Boulevard Centre, trainees are exposed to the high quality training which we have come to associate with the HEART/NTA. The classes are open to persons 17 years and over who have achieved the Grade 9 standard of have CXC, SSC of GCE subjects. Classes run from September to July each year. Trainees sit the examinations set by the HEART/NTA. Last year the Boulevard Centre was recognized by HEART for the high number of passes.
The Festival of choirs is an annual musical celebration that marks the end of the anniversary year of the Boulevard Baptist Church. Since the genesis of the Festival the organizers have presented “A Journey of Faith", 2010, “Jesus the One and Only – The Cradle, The Cross, The Kingdom” 2011, "Celebration of Hymns - Ancient and Modern” 2012, Spirituals under the theme “Ain’t Got Time to Die”, 2013, "The Journey Continues - God and God Alone" 2014, "Celebrate God" 2015, "O Lord Jesus, Cum Dung to All A We" 2016, "Born to Die" 2017.
Home Work Programme/Computer Lab
In 2004, the Boulevard Baptist Church established a Computer Lab with eight computers. This was an effort to enhance the programme that the Church in association with HEART/NTA was offering. This ministry was managed by the Boulevard’s Outreach Committee, under the leadership of Sis. Veronica Beckford. Later Computer Skills, as a core subject, was added to the programme and HEART/NTA made a gift of two computers. Boulevard Baptist Church continued to equip the Computer Lab until it grew to fifteen computers. This enabled the programme to reach a greater number of students.
In 2005 the Universal Access Fund was established under the ministerial leadership of the Honourable Phillip Paulwell. Boulevard Baptist Church is now making greater effort to equip more persons with computer skills, which is being enabled through a partnership with Universal Access Fund Ltd. that has donated twenty new computers under their Internet Access Programme. In 2011, our Pastor made contact with Hugh Cross, Managing Director of Universal Access Training who was very receptive and helpful and by January 2012 the computers were installed. Through this partnership the Lab will be made available to persons in the surrounding communities and also to students from other schools through the planned Homework Centre Programme.
The vision of both Boulevard Baptist Church and Universal Access Fund Ltd. is to provide Internet Access to as many persons as possible.
Classes are conducted by voulnteers for the church membership and are held Mondays to Thursdays, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The courses offered are levels 1 - 4 of the JFLL (Jamaica Foundation for Life Long Learning) curriculum.
Interested persons may contact the office for Application forms and further information.
The Dental Clinic is a service offered by the church for persons in the community who are unable to afford the regular dental fees.
The clinic is held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., by a qualified dentist dental technician & nurse.
Cleaning, filling and extraction are done at this clinic at a nominal charge.
Interested persons may contact the office by calling 876 925-5329 or visiting at 2 Washington Boulevard between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.