“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
Haiti Mission Trip
January 21-27, 2017
Please be in prayer for our Haiti Mission Team. Our Team Members are:
Laura Brow, Joyce Dennis, Liz FauntLeRoy, Audrey Hall, Julie Hobbs, Steve Hobbs, Robin Hornberger, Susan Johnson, Jack Kerber, Julia Kerber, Onika Kerber, Craig Little, Kevin McCraney, TR Ravenel, Seth Reynolds, Adair Rogers, Dean Rogers, Leigh Anne Simpson, Carroll Thompson, Nancy Thompson, John Topping and Jim Yarbrough
What a fabulous, capable group! We are excited about the work God will do through us in Haiti. We are still accepting contributions to build a house in Haiti and other work that we will be doing there.
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 here.
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
The Advent & Christmas seasons are the time of year when we as Baptists focus on International Missions. As we celebrate our Lord’s birth and as we give gifts to those that we love, it is only natural that we would use this time to also celebrate and give toward the work of Baptist missionaries who serve God and represent us all over the world. There is a special envelope in your December packet for the Lottie Moon Offering and we invite you to prayerfully consider you gift. Our goal as a church is $50,000. We will be tracking our progress toward our goal through a special Christmas tree in both the Rotunda and in worship.