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 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.
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 community service initiative put forth by the United Way of Greenville County recognizes the growing need in our community for the donation of school supplies to assist families unable to purchase supplies on their own. Last year over 2,462 students received backpacks and school supplies at the biggest School Tools distribution day yet. These students were from 112 schools and Head Start programs in our community, and their annual average household income was $17,740. United Way’s goal this year is to provide supplies for 3,000 children.
This year our congregation will collect school supplies a little differently. Paper bags with a description of a child and the supplies they need may be picked up at the Reception Desk. Filled bags need to be dropped off by August 7. Any additional items can also be placed in the containers around the church or at the reception desk.