Acts 1:8 - Local, Domestic, and Ends of the Earth

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To support short-term mission trips here at First, please choose “Missions Emphasis” in your giving.

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Local

Feed The Hungry

The Feed the Hungry program feeds the community one Saturday a month by grilling out in the church parking lot. It is lead by church member, Ron Paull and functions off of volunteers.

First International Ministry

Through our international programs at First Baptist you can find practical help adjusting to life in the USA. We offer classes in  conversational English and grammar, that will help you adapt more easily to your new surroundings. Weekly classes, group activities, and special day trips will also introduce you to new friends in the community.

Go here to learn more about the First International Ministry.

Refugee Co-Sponsorship

First loves and supports refugees with refugee resettlement teams who provide assistance, guidance, and friendship to families who are transitioning to their new lives in the United States.

 Church Plants

First Baptist values the spreading of the Gospel and multiplying of Believers through church planting. Here are some church plants where we have been involved.

Village Church

Village Church is a First Baptist church plant in Blythewood, SC. Enjoy the video below to see all that God has been doing through this body of believers!

Berea Myanmar Baptist Church

This Burmese congregation, pastored by Burmese refugees, meets on Sundays in Boyce Chapel on the First Baptist Church campus.

Encounter Church in Dedham Massachusetts

Encounter Church in Dedham Massachusetts, Church Planter: Chris Causey

Encounter Church began with weekly services in September 2015, operating with the belief that a church shouldn’t be just IN the community but FOR the community. Encounter hosts monthly community events and regularly serves the community in various ways. People should have stories of thriving because of the church.

United States

Here are some highlights from domestic trips that church members have taken. See and/or hear about those experiences below.

Builders For Christ

Each year First Baptist sends out a group to participate in the Builders for Christ program where they help build church buildings across the country. Check out this video to see highlights from one of those trips.

St. Louis

Spring 2018, our First College Ministry went to St. Louis to do various mission projects around the city. Here are a few images from that trip.

International

Here are some highlights from international trips that church members have taken. See and/or hear about those experiences below.

Cuba

We regularly send small teams to Cuba to work with Live School and spread the Good News.

Haiti

Ghana

See a few photos from Ghana here.

Egypt

At First Baptist Church we are following Christ’s command from Matthew 28 that says “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” There are many ways in which we accomplish this mission.

Long term support for missionaries through the IMB (International Mission Board) and also for members who have heard the call and are obeying Christ command.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Boston Church planting through the NAMB (North America Mission Board)

Encounter Church in Dedham Massachusetts, Church Planter: Chris Causey

Short term support for members who are on the field for one week to a few months. You will see below all the places our members have impacted the world for the Kingdom of God.

  • Builders for Christ – open to church members, locations change every year, key ministry: church building
  • Haiti – open to church members, key ministry: Haiti Orphan Foundation
  • Cairo, Egypt – open to church members, key ministry: medical missions

There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in God’s mission to bring the Gospel to the lost in this world! If you are going on a short term trip and are a member of First Baptist Church then fill out this Mission Team Request Form.

LONG TERM SUPPORTED MISSIONARIES

Nora Johnson – Guatemala (2 years)
Jim and Miriam Beacham – South Carolina, USA (indefinite)
Thomas Fitzpatrick – Sweden (1 year)
Ashley Bristol – Middle East

SHORT TERM SUPPORTED MISSIONARIES

Egypt – Church Members
Haiti – Church Members

Cuba – Andrew Rekers, Hunter Mckenzie
St. Louis – College Ministry
Pickering, Ontario – College Ministry

Upcoming

Wisconsin (Builders for Christ) – Church Members
Haiti – Church Members

Cuba – Andrew Rekers
Kenya – Beth Greer
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – College Students
Sweden – Thomas Fitzpatrick
Haiti – Thomas Fitzpatrick
Builders for Christ – Gatlinburg, TN, USA – Church Members
Moldova – Beth Greer
Egypt – Andrew Rekers, Aaron Davis, Billy Moody
Haiti – Zach Pippin

Alaska, USA – Josh Burnette
Guatemala – Nora Johnson
South Asia – Brooke Foster
Kenya – Beth Greer
Moldova – Beth Greer
Singapore – Eric & Martha Alfrey
Florida, USA – Richard Bisbee
South Dakota, USA – Aaron Davis
Middle East – Ashley Bristol
Haiti – Church Members
Cuba – Andrew Rekers
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – College Students
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Builders for Christ – Church Members

Boston, Massachusetts, USA – College Students
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – NAMB Team (Rebecca Bradley, Samuel Urh, Haley Williams, Ken McGill, Brooke Foster, Anna Buford, Andrew Lyons)
Haiti – Zach Pippin, Hunter Mckenzie
Egypt – Andrew Rekers, Bucky Drake
Pratt, Kansas, USA – Builders for Christ – Church Members

Boston, Massachusetts, USA – College Students
North Africa (undisclosed) – Allea Anderson
Wyoming, USA – Anna Buford
Swaziland – Georgia Lydon
Uganda – Hannah Beth Alfrey
North Africa (undisclosed) – Joshua Burnette
Colorado, USA – Jared Cooper
Georgia, USA – Josiah Cothran
Haiti – Church Members
Smithfield, Virginia, USA – Builders for Christ – Church Members

Moscow, Russia – Andrew and Megan Rekers, William Bledsoe, Phil Steyne
Waterloo, Illinois, USA – Builders for Christ – Church Members