At First Baptist Greenville,
we believe that one measure of the vitality of our congregation is our involvement
in Missions. Through a variety
we provide a wide range of opportunities for local and
global hands-on mission involvement.
Read the Winter 2013 issue of Missions Now from the Missions and Ministries of FBC.
During the summer, elementary-aged children participate in a four-day local mission experience. Two different Children's Missions Weeks provide children with hands-on involvement and reflection on issues including homelessness, aging, poverty, illiteracy and immigration.
The youth have made annual mission trips for years to destinations within South Carolina and to more distant places, such as Homestead, FL; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; Taos, NM; and mainland China and Hong Kong. While repairing and restoring homes, performing choir musicals and helping with other tasks, the focus is always on building relationships in the communities we visit and within the group. Before, during and after the trips, the group engages in reflection to relate their experiences to their faith and the world around them.
Every Tuesday in the summer the youth are busy with Mission Possible, a morning of hard work and fellowship within the community.
Women on Mission
Six groups of women meet each month at varied times for prayer, study and fellowship. Each group adopts a mission project/projects of their chosing to support throughout the year.
Over the years, our church has partnered with a number of neighborhoods in Greenville. Our current partnership is with the Haynie-Sirrine Neighborhood located down Cleveland Street from the church and a stone's throw from Greenville's historic West End. Through a variety of programs, we seek to minister alongside the Haynie-Sirrine residents.
Through the years, First Baptist Greenville members have served as volunteer missionaries in a variety of places across our state, nation and world. Recently, groups have made mission trips to Lady's Island, SC; Toronto, Canada; New York City; the Bahamas; Cuba; China; Charleston, SC; Hungary; and Bayou La Batre, AL. Ministries on these trips include medical,
construction, teaching and a variety of other opportunities. Trips are often arranged in partnership with the Alliance of Baptists or the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). Through an action-reflection model, team members on mission trips grow as a group and in their faith. Individually, our members have exercised their passion for Christian missions through recent trips to places including Guatemala, Malawi, Nicaragua, and Romania.
In all of our mission efforts, both local and global, our purpose is to express, through word and deed, the Good News of God's love through Jesus Christ.