Missions – Acts 1:8
Our missions focus at First Baptist Church is global and based on Act 1:8, where we are called by Jesus to go to “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth”. The great commission in Matthew 28:17 calls us to “go and make disciples of all the nations”. This Global focus includes local missions, Regional missions(statewide), National missions and foreign missions.
In 2016 we returned to Belize and Guatemala. We believe in being relational with these people as we help and minister to them. Our team in Guatemala did double duty at the medical missions center and the orphanage this year. The Belize team worked with WOL doing their english speaking Bible camp.
Belize 2016 Guatemala 2016
In 2015, we will have our first ever Missions Conference. The First weekend in March we will host David Horner, Senior Pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, to preach on that Sunday morning. We will also host Missionaries from Belize and Guatemala to speak at events that weekend. Also, we are looking to the month of July to return to Belize and September to go back to Guatemala.
In 2014, two ministry teams traveled abroad. In July we sent a team to Belize and worked with Word of Life. In September we returned to Quetzaltenango to work with The Baptist Men on Mission at the medical facility they started back in 2010.
Belize Mission Team 2014 Guatemala Mission Team 2014
In 2012, we took a ministry team to Guatemala in September and In November our Preschool Director visited the Word of Life camp in Guatemala City to help them with their summer Bible Camp.
In 2010, we were blessed to send 2 ministry teams to the foreign countries of South Africa and the Dominican Republic.
Lottie Moon in many ways taught the world how to do missions. We collect this missions offering in December to support foreign missions of the Southern Baptist Convention.