Missions

Get Involved. Make a Difference.

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 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

Delta Hands for Hope

The First Baptist Youth Family is collecting donations for Delta Hands for Hope through the month of May to help meet the needs of their community. Delta Hands for Hope’s mission is to empower all children to have the education, leadership skills, and abilities to succeed. During the school year, they provide after-school programs such as a homework center where students can come after school to complete homework, do projects, or be with their friends. During the summer they provide a summer day camp to the children of Shaw incorporating education, recreation, Bible study, music and enrichment activities every day!

Our Youth Family’s High School Mission Trip will be spent in Shaw, Mississippi. During our week of missions, the Delta Hands for Hope summer day camp program and Together for Hope will be leading us in education and mission immersion with the community of Shaw. Together for Hope is CBF’s rural development coalition engaging the 301 counties of persistent rural poverty in America. The Delta is Together for Hope’s largest region of service and includes 87 counties of persistent rural poverty across seven states.

Anyone who has ever worked with a nonprofit organization knows how difficult it is to find funding for their various programs all while keeping their facility clean and supplies in stock. We want to help Delta Hands for Hope’s primary focus be on building relationships and providing a safe space for children to gather, while we supply them with these needed items for their programs and facility.

We have created an Amazon Wishlist, and I have no doubt that together, we can reach the goal of acquiring every item on the list! Items purchased through the wishlist will be sent directly to Shaw, Mississippi.

—Mary Carol

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 Missions Coordinator Laura Stout at 370-2522 ext. 145.

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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: Frank Smith

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Inasmuch Day

Serve the local community through our annual churchwide missions day

View Slideshow of Events

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Project Host Soup Kitchen

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

Contact: Alec McCleod    Learn More

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United Ministries

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

Contact: Clay Gilbert     Learn More

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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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Habitat Greenville

Abraham Build 2022

Contact: Walt Herbert and Matthew Loomis Rehnborg 

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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 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: Jennifer Stevenson

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: Susan Webb

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

 

FBG Cares and Shares: IHN

FBG Cares and Shares: IHN

At the end of January, First Baptist Greenville hosted three families currently participating in the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) emergency shelter program through United Ministries. These families include four adults and eight children (ages 3 to 19). Last...

Helping Babies and Families in March

Helping Babies and Families in March

As we move into March, we will continue to collect baby items for Greenville’s Gift, with the children of our church helping to sort and pack the items for the organization during one of Wednesday nights spent at Children on Mission. In case this organization is not...

Greenville’s Gift: February Focus on Missions

Greenville’s Gift: February Focus on Missions

As any new parent will likely attest, caring for a new baby comes with many challenges. One major hurdle for many in the Greenville community is being able to afford all of the new items that a baby requires, as those can add up quickly! Considering the economic toll...

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