The 2Gen Approach

Two Generations

The Two-Generation (2Gen) Approach was developed by the Aspen Institute. It focuses on breaking the pattern of poverty among low-income families.

Research shows that the education, economic stability, and general health of a parent has a direct impact on the successful path of a child into adulthood. Likewise, the quality of education and the healthy growth of a child can motivate and have a direct impact on the parent’s success. Together, Gen2 helps all generations make progress and break the negative cycle.

2Gen Whole Family Program - Ebenezer Baptist Church - Pittsburgh

6 Key Components of the Two-Generation Approach

2Gen Whole Family Program - Ebenezer Baptist Church - Pittsburgh

Courtesy of Aspen Institute

1) Postsecondary Education and Employment

Workforce Partnerships
Training and Credentials
Community College

2) K-12

K-12 School Readiness
Parent Engagement
Graduation & Post Secondary Prep

3) Early Childhood Education and Development

Head Start / PreK
Child Care Partnership
Home Visits

4) Economic Assets

Asset Building
Housing & Public Support
Financial Capacity
Transportation

5) Health and Well-Being

Mental, Physical, and Behavioral Health
Access and Coverage to Care
Adverse Childhood Experience
Toxic Stress

6) Social Capital

Peer And Family Network
Coaching
Cohort Strategies

6 Key Components of the Two-Generation Approach

2Gen Whole Family Program - Ebenezer Baptist Church - Pittsburgh

Courtesy of Aspen Institute

1) Postsecondary Education and Employment

Workforce Partnerships
Training and Credentials
Community College

2) K-12

K-12 School Readiness
Parent Engagement
Graduation & Post Secondary Prep

3) Early Childhood Education and Development

Head Start / PreK
Child Care Partnership
Home Visits

4) Economic Assets

Asset Building
Housing & Public Support
Financial Capacity
Transportation

5) Health and Well-Being

Mental, Physical, and Behavioral Health
Access and Coverage to Care
Adverse Childhood Experience
Toxic Stress

6) Social Capital

Peer And Family Network
Coaching
Cohort Strategies

Fighting Poverty

2Gen Whole Family Program - Ebenezer Baptist Church - Pittsburgh

Poverty is difficult and cannot be approached as a solitary issue or with short-lived fixes. It’s a complex issue that impacts people around the world and across generations.

Utilizing the family-focused 2Gen Approach gives families a real possibility of accomplishing independence and escaping poverty.

At Ebenezer Baptist Church, we are committed to incorporating services in training, financial stability, and health for parents and children in high-need communities in the Pittsburgh area. Our Parent and Child programs and services are provided at one location, allowing a greater amount of our neighbors to plug-in and learn an exit plan from poverty and begin to flourish for generations to come.

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Trustees

Ministry

Statement of Purpose:
Although trustees are necessary for the effective and efficient operation of a local church body, it is not a biblically created office. Trustees are a mandate of the State whose responsibility is to the physical property of the church.

The Trustees will hold in trust the church property. They shall have no power to buy, sell, mortgage, lease, or transfer any property without a specific vote of the church authorizing each action. It shall be the function of the trustees to affix their signatures to legal documents involving the sale, mortgage, purchase, or rental of property or other legal documents where the signatures of trustees are required.

The trustees shall be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all church properties and equipment. When there is a need for repairs, renovations, purchase, or sale of any church property, the trustees shall be the legally constituted body to transact such business upon the authorization of the church, which shall, at all times, be the active members.

The Trustee Ministry is Responsible for ensuring the church building is:

  • At all times, heated, cooled, or lighted adequately.
  • At all times clean and open for all services, ministry activities, and meetings.
  • At all times the building is secure including when it is occupied and being used.
  • At all times the grounds are kept free of debris, trash, and all safety hazards.
  • At all times the grass is kept cut, shrubbery is pruned, and sidewalks clean.
  • At all times the sidewalks are clear of snow or ice and the parking lot is safe.

Appointment and Term of Service:
Trustees shall be appointed annually by the Pastor, after consultation with the Deacons Ministry and affirmed by a vote of the church. The number of trustees which shall serve will be determined by the needs of the congregation.

Goals:

  • To utilize spiritual gifts, talents, and resources in stewardship to the church.
  • To be active participants in the ministry of teaching, training, and worship.
  • To possess the ability to lead persons to Christ.
  • To be faithful stewards over God’s household affairs.
  • To manage assigned responsibilities with an openness to new ideas and creativity.
  • To utilize and manage available resources for completion of tasks.
  • To prayerfully make recommendations to the Pastor and/or Executive Committee.
  • To remain proficient and organized in the execution of all responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and maintain the physical conditions of the church property under the direction of the Pastor and Executive Committee.
  • Lead in the development of approved physical projects.
  • Give regular reports to the Pastor and Executive Committee regarding the status and well-being of church property, including buildings, equipment, vehicles, etc.
  • Work with the janitorial staff in maintaining facilities that are clean and useable
  • Assess and recommend changes in physical property to accommodate ministries.
  • Develop a format for congregational and community use of facilities.
  • Monitor and approve (along with the Pastor) the use of all church facilities.
  • Keep abreast of and inform the church of needed changes and/or repairs to facilities.
  • Serve as members of the Executive Committee.

Deacon & Deaconess

Ministry

Our Deacon & Deaconess Ministries share the following responsibilities:

  • Cooperating with the Pastor in assisting in the work of the church, and in guarding the doctrines and fostering the spiritual life of the church.
  • Assist the Pastor in administering the ordinances (Baptism & Communion).
  • Assist in the examination of candidates for church membership.
  • Serving and assisting the Pastor at all church services.
  • Traveling and assisting the Pastor if requested for outside engagements.
  • Participate in the work of the prayer and teaching ministry of the church.
  • Participate in encouraging members to cooperate with the Pastor.
  • Participate in encouraging members to cooperate with each other.
  • Serve as mediators of disputes to alleviate discord in the church.
  • Be examples in their giving of tithes, offerings, and gifts to the church.
  • Be examples of disciples by their learning under the Pastor’s teaching.
  • Be examples of leaders by their willingness to be followers of the Pastor.
  • Preparing and supplying the Lord’s Supper and proper care of the linens.
  • Visiting the sick or needy and other visitations as assigned by the Pastor.
  • Preparing and presenting candidates for the service of baptism.
  • Supplying flowers for the sanctuary during regular and holiday services.
  • Ordering flowers for funeral or memorial services as is appropriate.
  • Maintaining accurate memorial plaques and remembrances.
  • Discerning appropriateness and then order flowers for the hospitalized.
  • When necessary and appropriate certain of these duties may involve enlisting other ministries, committees and/or membership to assist.

Associates Ministers

Ministry

The Associate Ministers Ministry is comprised of women and men who have been called to ministry, licensed and/or ordained clergy. They must demonstrate that they have answered the call to ministry, the call to preparation, and the call to service. Primarily responsible for assisting the Pastor in ministry, the Associate Ministers share their ministry gifts with the body of Christ whenever presented with an opportunity approved by the Senior Pastor.

4 Levels of Training and Service

M.I.T Program
Those discerning a call to ministry and preparing for public acknowledgment and formal licensure into the preaching ministry.

Licensed Ministers
Those who have been licensed after successfully completing all M.I.T documents, classes, training, and evaluations. Ministers licensed by other church congregations will be required to complete abbreviated M.I.T sessions. This level of service will require intense shadowing, mentorship, rotating assignments, pulpit duties, protocol training, and completion of appropriate coursework.

Ordained Ministers 
This level of service will lead to specific ministry assignments, leadership duties, and opportunities to utilize one’s ministry gifts.

Associate Ministers and Associate Pastors
A few examples for this level of service would include positions such as Youth Pastor, Administrative Pastor, Director of Christian Education, Pastor of Outreach and Evangelism, etc.

Church Mothers

Ministry

About:
The Ebenezer Baptist Church Mothers Ministry was organized in 2016 under the leadership of Pastor Vincent K. Campbell. Based on I Timothy 5, it is our belief that Church Mothers play a crucial role in the life of the church and society through the ministry of prayer. We further believe that Anna the prophetess, whose life as a widow (church mother) was spent in prayer and fasting (Luke 2), serves as an excellent Biblical role model for any Church Mother who is seeking to answer God’s call to a life devoted to prayer.

Primary Duty and Responsibility:
Our Church Mothers are Private Prayer Warriors whose primary duty and responsibility is to live a life devoted to prayer. They are responsible for keeping the Pastor, Pastor’s Family, and the entire Church Family covered and empowered through intercessory prayer.

Members of our Church Family will be encouraged to share their prayer requests with our Pastor and Church Mothers.

Recognition:
Mother Edith McCallum – Chairwoman
Mother Ella Fletcher – Vice-Chairwoman

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Sunday Gatherings Online

Sunday Mornings: 11:00 to 12:00

Ebenezer continues to worship despite the limitations presented by this pandemic. We are currently engaged with our members and friends during weekly ‘Sunday Gatherings Online’ on Zoom.

Join Our Gathering: https://us02web.zoom.us/EBC

Meeting ID: 574 510 2785
Passcode: 2001

We hope to see you there!

Blessings. Peace.

Vincent K. Campbell

Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell

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Join Us Online

Sunday Gatherings Online

Sunday Mornings: 11:00 to 12:00

Ebenezer continues to worship despite the limitations presented by this pandemic. We are currently engaged with our members and friends during weekly ‘Sunday Gatherings Online’ on Zoom .

Join Our Gathering: https://us02web.zoom.us/EBC

Meeting ID: 574 510 2785
Passcode: 2001

We hope to see you there!

Blessings. Peace.

Vincent K. Campbell

Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell

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  3. Enter the Meeting ID: 574 510 2785
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    +1 (646) 558-8656  
  2. Enter the meeting ID number when prompted using your dialpad.
    Meeting ID: 574 510 2785
    Passcode: 2001


Note
: If you have already joined the meeting via computer, you will have the option to enter your 2-digit participant ID to be associated with your computer. If you have not joined on your computer, simply press # again when prompted to enter your participant ID.

COVID-19 UPDATE

A Message from
Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell

Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Greetings Ebenezer family and friends.

Ebenezer’s Church Leadership continues to focus our efforts on the reopening of the Ebenezer church building for worship, new community services, and church activities in a manner that is safe and protects the health of members and friends. City, regional, state, and federal government agencies and officials are making progress in their efforts to address the devasting effects and potential harm that are spread as a result of the contagion associated with COVID-19.

ONLINE SUNDAY GATHERINGS: [Learn More]
Ebenezer continues to worship despite the limitations presented by this pandemic. We are currently engaged with our members and friends during weekly ‘Sunday Gatherings Online’. Our plans for weekly Virtual Worship Services are in the works, and we will soon be offering those Worship Services to all. The challenges each of us face, on a daily basis, are unprecedented. Praying together, worshiping together, and continuing our support for one another will help us meet these challenges.

We will remain committed to protecting the health of our members and friends, visitors, and community, and we will continue to pray without ceasing for the health and safety of all.

Blessings. Peace.

Vincent K. Campbell

Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell