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’s focus is: Trunk or Treat

Items needed:

  • Individually wrapped candy
  • Stickers or other small prizes

First Baptist will partner again this year with Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Church, the Phillis Wheatley Center, and the Love Center Youth to provide a Trunk or Treat experience for the children from Nicholtown and First Baptist Greenville. Last year, we had almost one thousand children walk from trunk to trunk receiving Halloween goodies and friendship.

In addition to treats we also need about fifty trunks filled with goodies and someone to pass them out to the eager children. You are welcome to decorate your trunk and dress up if you wish.

Email Frank Smith to volunteer your trunk.

The event will take place at the Phillis Wheatley Center on Wednesday evening, October 28, from 5:30 to 7:00. The Sanctuary Choir will rehearse at 7:00pm, but all other activities at First Baptist will be canceled.