Missions

Missions at First Baptist Greenville is a way of approaching the world. It is Imago Dei, it is Namaste, it is the appreciation that we all belong to God and if we look hard enough, we might find Christ in each person we meet, including ourselves.

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Missions at First

Missions at First Baptist Greenville is a way of approaching the world. It is Imago Dei, it is Namaste, it is the appreciation that we all belong to God and if we look hard enough, we might find Christ in each person we meet, including ourselves. At First Baptist Greenville, missions involves members of all ages engaging in ministry with partners in our backyard, in Cuba, in Haiti and places in between. Whether partnering with GAIHN to welcome homeless families to our church, partnering with our sister congregation in Guanjay, Cuba to encourage the growth of the Patio Project, partnering with our neighbors in Nicholtown to provide quality summer camp, partnering with the Living Hope Mission in Cap Haitien, Haiti to support local schools and churches, partnering with local ministries through our annual Operation Inasmuch day or partnering in one of the many other opportunities we offer, missions at First Baptist Greenville is about people.

Missions at First Baptist Greenville encourages the development of individuals’ spiritual gifts as new ministries “bubble up” from the passions of members and their willingness to be servant leaders. Missions at First Baptist Greenville respects genuine reflection and the depth of experience we can have when we expand our comfort zones and get to know our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world, other parts of Greenville and within our church family. It celebrates that we can encounter God through these encounters with others. For more information on getting involved with missions at First Baptist Greenville, contact Laura Stout.

Monthly Focus

Each month we highlight a local organization or church mission partner and collect items needed to support their ministry. Please bring your donations to the collection boxes located throughout the church, where volunteers will collect and deliver them.

This month:

DIAPER BANK OF THE CAROLINAS

Clean diapers are essential for the health and wellness of young children. Babies left in soiled diapers experience developmental delays, behavioral issues, and health concerns like persistent diaper rashes and UTIs. Inadequate diaper supply also impacts a family’s financial security. If families must take advantage of childcare to be able to work or go to school, they must provide an adequate daily diaper supply for child care providers. No diapers, no childcare. No childcare, no work. And no government assistance is available to low-income families for diapers and diapering supplies.
Diaper Bank of the Carolinas (DBC) is Greenville’s only dedicated diaper bank. DBC collects diapers and donations with which to purchase diapers, and partners with over a dozen area human and social service agencies and organizations to distribute those diapers to families living in or near poverty. DBC is an 11-year old, all-volunteer organization funded entirely by private donations, diaper drives and fundraisers. DBC was founded by a pediatric home-health nurse who realized during her home visits that there is an incredible unmet need for diaper assistance across Greenville County. Many low-wealth families, even with working parents, simply cannot afford the $100+ per month required to adequately diaper an infant or young child.
In 2017, DBC collected over 132,000 diapers to distribute to Greenville families in need.
For the month of April, First Baptist will be partnering with DBC to collect diapers for those in need. The most needed sizes are 4, 5 & 6. Donations of packages of wipes are also appreciated. Collection bins will be placed throughout the church for drop-off of your items.
— Lindsay Waldrop, Missions Committee