These days, instead of enjoying community in our physical small group spaces, greeting each other as we find our pews, and gathering to volunteer or meet on church grounds, we are logging in, zooming in, and chatting in virtual hallways—and not just us locals either. We are noticing many members and visitors living outside of the Upstate of South Carolina who are faithfully participating in the life of the church.

In this era of livestream worship and Sunday School by Zoom, we are all “distance members,” but as a staff, we acknowledge the different participation, care and community needs that exist for those living outside of the area. To help us with this ministry effort, we want to establish appropriate lines of communication with you, so that we can better relate to and minister to you, even from a distance. Then, when things return to normal, and our local members can physically gather again, and you aren’t able, we want to continue to be your church family.

If you would consider yourself someone living at a distance from our physical location here in Greenville who would like to become or remain involved in the life of the church, please take a few seconds to fill out this simple form,, letting us know whether or not you would like to begin receiving information about ministry and community opportunities specific for distance members.

Also, please feel free to respond directly to me by email ( with any questions, ideas or updates you might want to share.

Thank you!
Peace and Grace,
Matt Rollins and the Ministerial Staff at
First Baptist Greenville

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