Missions

“Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” — St. Teresa of Avila

We have a heart for missions! We believe mission involvement is the natural result of a real faith. When our hearts are filled by God, we naturally want to share God’s love with others.

We believe that every person has a mission and their own place to serve. Finding their place of service and becoming the presence of Christ to others is the first step in building the kind of relationships that will take Christ’s love to the world.

Following Christ’s command to “Go therefore and make disciples,” our church supports missions through our praying, our serving, our going, and our giving. Through summer mission trips, family mission projects, and local mission organizations, our congregation works to serve and share with people and communities in need.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES 2016

January Missions – Haiti & Cambodia

In January 13 members of FBC will be serving abroad as a part of two different trip…

Joyce Dennis & Julie Hill will be departing Thursday, January 21st for Cambodia with the Baptist Nursing Fellowship of South Carolina. They will return on Thursday, February 4.

Clark Dean, Phillip Dean, Lynn Finley, Robin Hornberger, Craig Little, Alana Noble, Seth Reynolds, Adair Rogers, Carol Thompson, Nancy Thompson and John Topping will make up our FBC team to Haiti. The group will be departing on Saturday, January 23rd and will return on Saturday, January 30th.

Baptist Disaster Relief
South Carolina Disaster Relief Training Opportunities are coming up February 20th, March 19th and April 16th. The training opportunities are one day events and allow you to be credentialed to respond as a volunteer with South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief in the event of a flood, hurricane, tornado or other similar natural disasters. If you are interested, be in touch with Rickey and he will be glad to provide you with locations for the training and other needed information.

Allendale Weekend Mission Trip, March 18-19
Join us for a two day trip to work in Allendale, SC which is the poorest county in our state. We will be joining other congregations from all over South Carolina for a day of various projects around the community focused primarily on local homes and churches. Tasks will be available for all ages and skill levels. We will depart on Friday afternoon at 4pm, overnight in Orangeburg, SC and then return early evening Saturday. The anticipated cost, which will include lodging in Orangeburg, two meals and transportation will be $75 per person based on double occupancy. To participate, please call the church office or contact Rickey Letson at rickey@fbclaurens.org. The deadline to express your interest is Wednesday, March 9.

FBC Backpack Ministry
First Baptist continues to partner weekly with Laurens Elementary School to provide backpacks filled with weekend meals for 50 children. Each week volunteers gather at FBC to pack for the weekend. We also have volunteers who shop for the ministry and who help keep the Backpack supply room in order. If you would like to volunteer to assist with this ministry, please call the church or contact Gwen Adams at hcadams@prtcnet.com.

Summer 2016 – Literacy Mission Trip to Marfa, Texas
More details coming soon.