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.

Missions Opportunities

Handyman Ministry

From time to time, we have projects that emerge in our community and church that are often simple, one day projects that can be completed by a small group. Our Missions Chair Jim Cothran keeps a list of those willing and interested in this type of work and then assigns projects as they arise. To be a part of Jim’s list of willing volunteers, please contact him at jcothran@prtcnet.com.

Laurens Elementary Backpack Ministry

We continue to partner with Laurens Elementary to provide easy to prepare weekend meals for roughly 60 students.  Volunteers come to the church and pack each week’s bags in Bobo Hall. If this is a ministry that you would like to participate in, contact one of our two coordinators, Julie Hobbs or Susan Johnson.  Their contact info is juliehobbs1008@gmail.com or spjohnson12345@gmail.com.

GriefShare Ministry

Have you experienced the deep grief of losing a loved one to death? Have you learned valuable lessons and experienced healing from the hurt? Would you like to help others do the same? We are planning to begin a GriefShare support group at FBC in the near future. If you would like to learn more about the different volunteer opportunities within this ministry, please contact Tommy Cox at the church office or at tommy@fbclaurens.org.

Family Promise Host Week

FBC Laurens will be hosting families during the week of September 18-25. Volunteers are needed across a broad range of areas, such as providing meals, serving as host during the evening, staying overnight with the family, and many other ways. If you would like to serve in this important ministry, or if you have questions, please contact Keri Tumblin at kvtumblin@yahoo.com, or contact the church office.

Hillcrest Baptist Missions Partnership

This summer we began a mission partnership with Hillcrest Baptist Church to minister in the neighborhood that surrounds the church. During the month of June and July, we offered four Backyard Bible Clubs at Hillcrest Baptist. We are planning to continue in our Mission Partnership during the Fall, so watch your TIE and our website for more details on future plans. If you would like more information, please contact Tommy at the church office, or at tommy@fbclaurens.org.