Missions is important to First Baptist Church. We support missionaries that serve in the USA
as well as around the world.
Jesus said “go and make disciples of all nations.” Mark 16:15
FBC attendees are participants in reaching others for Christ in other avenues of service:
- Operation Christmas Child - FBC is a Relay Center. In 2016, FBC collected 922 shoe boxes from its members and the surrounding community and delivered them to the Collection Center in Jackson, MI.
- Serving at the Jamaica Deaf Village - Approximately 20 individuals travel to Jamaica helping in construction at the deaf village. This has become an annual event for the past 25 years.
- The American Heritage Girls participates in a community service project each year. This is a Christian scouting program for girls 1-12 grades.
- Labor of Love Ministry - The team of helpers perform tasks around people's homes due to age, illness or other restricting factors.
- Little Dresses for Africa - Twice a year a team of sewers spend the day making dresses or shorts for boys and girls. These articles of clothing lets a child know how important they are as well as gives them an opportunity to attend Bible classes.
- Youth Haven Ranch - Toys are collected each Christmas. This may be the only opportunity that a child receives a Christmas gift.
- Tide Me Over Ministry - With community financial assistance, FBC is providing basic food needs to deserving school-aged children over the weekend when food might not be available.
- CROP Hunger Walk - a community fundraising event sponsored by Church World Services. Monies collected from this event are distributed between CROP walk, and also four Eaton County agencies: Siren/Eaton Shelter, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Helping Hands and Community Dinners.
- SOAR Motorcycle Ministry - This brand new ministry is just being established. To know more about its progression, call First Baptist Church.