Dedicated to the promotion of mission work in our community, in our country, and around our world, mission education at First Baptist Church supports this work through study groups, prayer groups, and personal action. There are opportunities for all ages.
MISSIONS and MINISTRIES
This Ministry Team, formerly known as The Baptist Men, is now composed of both men and women who are enthusiastically involved in local mission projects.
ADULT MISSION TRIP
We believe that the future of missionary activity will consist of small groups going out to impact the lives of other peoples through service and ministry as the body of Christ.
YOUTH MISSION TRIP
Every summer, students in 8th-12th grade attend Passport. Passport, Inc. is a nonprofit company whose goal is to work for integrated, ecumenical, and inspirational weeks of summer camp that model important lessons like service in the name of Christ. Our students travel for one week each summer to participate in missions, worship, and Bible Study with other students from across the eastern part of the country. While working through the week on various service projects, the students encounter the people of God everyday. They learn that there is much more to being a person of God than just showing up. The students also experience growth within themselves spiritually, coming home with a renewed spirit to share the love of Christ with those in their own community.
Along with Passport, our students participate in local missions with various service projects. We collect canned goods for our local food bank and do yard work for the elderly.
Our Ministry Teams are designed to enable every single member to become a minister by recognizing, developing and utilizing their uniqueness and their spiritual giftedness for the glory of God.
The Friendship Club is a tutoring ministry that our church offers for second and third grade students attending Forest City Dunbar Elementary School. Each year the students are chosen by the teachers of the elementary school. Volunteers from First Baptist come on Mondays and/or Wednesdays to greet the children and prepare a snack, to lead in a Bible Story time, teach a craft, and tutor one-on-one with a child.
- Children, Grades 2 and 3
- Mondays and Wednesdays after school
- Friendship Club meets in Room 201
Mission Friends provides mission education and activities for children 4-5 years of age. Classes meet every Sunday at 11:00 AM.
MUSIC and MISSIONS
Music and Missions is the mission organization for girls and boys in grades 1-6. Using the Spark curriculum from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), children learn the stories of CBF churches and missionaries throughout our country and our world.
- Children, Grades 1-6
- Wednesday evenings, 6:30
Richard Mauney is a missionary with the Greater Europe Mission
and has been serving in Romania since 1996. He is part of a music and worship ministry team made up of Romanians and Americans called “Jubilate.” The Jubilate team provides published materials and music for the church in Romania, as well as leads seminars and conferences. Richard is involved in discipling and teaching music and worship leaders in churches throughout Romania. His ministry also extends to many other countries in Eastern Europe.
TEAM KID BUZZ
Team Kid Buzz is a program for children ages 2 years to 6th grade which emphasizes discipleship and mission work. Each month focuses on a themed curriculum and a specific mission project.
- Children, ages 2 years to Grade 6
- Sunday evenings, 5:00
WOMEN on MISSIONS
Women on Missions is a group of dedicated, mission-minded women who support mission efforts around our nation and world with their prayers, efforts, and monetary gifts.
- Second Tuesday of every month, 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room