“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 2018
Allendale Mission Trip 2018
Our Spring Trip to Allendale will be April 27-28. We will leave late Friday afternoon, spend the night in Orangeburg, and work in Allendale all day on Saturday. We will return home late Saturday evening. The anticipated cost will be $50-60 per person. If you would like to join us, please see Tommy.
Have You Ever Wanted to Go to the North Pole? Now is Your Chance!
We are making tentative plans for a mission trip to North Pole, Alaska this summer. The trip will take place in either late June or early July. We will be working with SEND Alaska through our very own Stephen and Natalie Hall. Our project will be construction in nature with all skill levels welcome as we work on a home and airplane hanger for SEND Missionaries. We anticipate the trip costing around $1,500 per person. The trip is limited to 8 participants. If you are interested, please contact Rickey.
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.