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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.

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 South Africa, in Mississippi, in Puerto Rico, and places in between.

Whether partnering with IHN to welcome homeless families to our church, partnering with our sister congregation in Guanjay, Cuba to encourage the growth of the Joining Hands Cooperative and other community ministries, partnering with our neighbors in Nicholtown with local ministries through our annual 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.

More Information

For more information on getting involved with missions at First Baptist Greenville, contact Matt Rollins.

Get Involved

Find a place to get involved and make a difference.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved in missions at First Baptist Greenville.  To learn more about these or other opportunities, contact Matt Rollins at 370-2522 ext. 141 or matt.rollins@firstbaptistgreenville.com.

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Annie's House

Learn from our “back door neighbors” about sustainable living practices through work days, TimeBanking and special events

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Cuba Mission Partnership

Get to know our Cuban partner church, Iglesia Bautista del Camino in Guanajay, through a mission exchange in Cuba or Greenville

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IHN

Offer hospitality to homeless families living in our church four weeks per year

Contact: Cam McDade

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Knitting and Crochet Group

Create gifts to give to those who need a comforting reminder of God’s love

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Mission Backpack

Donate items to fill weekend food bags for local children and/or help shop for, fill or deliver the bags

Contact: Susan Shelley and Amanda Paton-Znak

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Mission Trips and Activities

For children, youth, and adults

Join in special opportunities throughout the year for local and global missions

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Monthly FBG Focus Collection

Contribute to our monthly collection and/or help deliver donations

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Neighborhood Partnership

Get to know our neighbors in Nicholtown and Haynie-Sirrine through special events and work days

Contact: Matt Rollins

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Inasmuch Days

Serve the local community by participating in our Inasmuch Days throughout the year

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Project Host Soup Kitchen

Join or form a team to prepare and serve lunch on a Sunday

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United Ministries

Contribute to our on-going collection and/or help deliver donations

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Walks for Awareness

Participate in local walks with teams from FBG

 

More Opportunities

View more current opportunities to serve

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World Relief

Participate on a Good Neighbor Team to welcome a refugee family to Greenville

 

Women’s Mission Groups

Circles

 First Baptist Greenville is home to four Women on Mission groups. Groups gather monthly for Bible study, book study, mission study, and prayer. Groups support various mission partners through giving and hands-on support.

Please email the group leaders or Camille Loomis Rehnborg if you’re interested in attending one of these groups.

Lula Whilden Circle

Women 20’s- early 50’s
2nd Tuesdays of the month
September – May | 6:30-8:00pm
Meets at a member’s house
Contact: Sara Herbert

Crazy Eights Circle

The Crazy Eights Circle has different FBG or community members come speak each month and supports various mission projects. This group is focused on meeting the spiritual and support needs of women regardless of age (30s – infinity)!

3rd Tuesday of the month
September – May | 7:00 pm
Meets in various locations: members’ homes, restaurants, AYMC
Each monthly host plans the program
Contact: tbd

Margaret Allen Aiesi Circle

The Margaret Allen Aiesi Circle, named for a beloved late Circle member, has various speakers and local authors come to their circle and supports a variety of missions projects. Members are ages 60 and older.
3rd Tuesday of the month.

September – May | 9:30am
Meets in members’ homes
Contact: Carol Ann Bell or Becky Bouton

Susie Lee Bagwell Circle

The Susie Lee Bagwell Circle is a group of senior adult women who enjoy Bible study or book study with occasional guest speakers.

3rd Tuesday of the month
September – May | 10:00 am
Meets in members’ homes
Contact: Janet Huskey

More Current Opportunities

 

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