Whether you are single, married, facing an empty nest, enjoying retirement, or somewhere in between, Istrouma has small groups, events, and ministry opportunities for every stage of your life.  

Adult Bible Fellowships are the perfect place to connect with other adults as you grow deeper in your relationship with God.  Our ABF vision is to transform classes into Great Commission communities.  Not satisfied with people simply gathering in a room once a week, our desire is for everyone to move beyond the walls of our classrooms.  Together, we learn, share life, and serve others.

ABFs meet at 8:00, 9:15, and 10:45am each Sunday morning.  For a complete list of available classes, click here, or stop by the Reach In desk in the foyer of the Worship Center.  Or for more information about ABFs, contact Terry Bracey.

College Students

Our College Ministry is the place to find authentic community with other college students in the Baton Rouge area.  Learn more...


Out of college but not quite driving a minivan yet?  Twenty+ is for you!  Find out more...


DivorceCare classes meet at various times throughout the year and are a tremendous resource in healing from the pain and grief caused by divorce.  Contact Terry for more information. For more information, check our Thrive page.

Life After Loss

If you've lost a loved one, our Life After Loss is a valuable help in the healing process. Life After Loss meets at various times throughout the year.  Contact Terry for more information and check the Thrive page for the latest class listings.


Istrouma's Women's Ministry seeks to equip women to love God and worship Him with their lives, and to share the love of Christ with women who do not know Jesus in a personal way.

Ladies Bible Studies
The Women's Ministry offers Bible studies during the week, both on- and off-campus.  With the wide variety of studies, you're likely to find one that is just right for you! 
For a complete listing, check our Thrive page. 

MOPS | Mothers of Preschoolers
Moms of preschoolers can find encouragement at MOPS!  Find more info >>>

P31 | Proverbs 31
Find more information about P31, a monthly group for ladies.

Baptist Collegiate Ministry
For more information, contact Anne Ansell.

Homebound Ministry
For more information, contact Gay Nan Moree.

Senior Adults | Joy Ministry 

Whether you're newly retired, empty-nesters with a flexible schedule, or enjoying your golden years, Istrouma has something for you.

Istrouma's senior adults meet together on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00am in the Student Building (Baton Rouge Campus).  Planned activities are followed by a potluck luncheon at noon.  In addition, mission projects and other activities are scheduled throughout the year. 

To make sure you don't miss any of these events, check the list below and/or download Senior Moments, our monthly Senior Adults Newsletter.

If you are interested in joining our Joy Ministry, contact Ray.


Deaf Ministry

Our Deaf Ministry meets in the Worship Center Choir Room each Sunday morning and at other times throughout the week.  Find out more...

Spanish Language Class

El Compañerismo de Biblia Adulto español se encuentra cada domingo a las 10h45 en el Edificio de Esperanza, Cuarto H106/108.  Find out more about our ESL Classes.


Thrive Classes:  Periodically throughout the year, we offer 6- to 12-week classes in a variety of fields (spiritual, biblical, theological, relational, and even financial) to help equip you for a deeper walk with the Lord. Our topics are as diverse as our congregation so there’s sure to be something for everyone.   Check out a complete listing...


Mike Holmes
Discipleship Pastor
  Terry Bracey
Administrative Assistant

Starting Point

At our Starting Point class, you'll learn about our beliefs, our ministries, opportunities to serve, and the vision of our church.  Click here for more info and to register.

Getting Married?

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