Mission Service Opportunities
This is a seasonal mission opportunity (September-May). This is a lady’s arts and crafts group that meets the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Weekley 1103. Participants’ creations are used for missions projects throughout the year.
Team Leader: Wilma Richard
Disaster Relief Team
This is an ongoing ministry opportunity. In partnership with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, which has responded to over 50 national and international disasters by providing manpower, physical resources, financial assistance, and hope. In addition to general disaster relief, the FBC team operates a laundry unit, recovery unit, and a chainsaw unit.
Team Leaders: Louis and Mary Roberts
ESL-English as a Second Language
This serving opportunity follows Sumner County School Schedule. ESL works with internationals to help them improve their use and understanding of the English Language. Certified teachers help students to develop their speaking, writing and reading as well as listening skills. Tuesday morning classes as well as Wednesday night classes. Team Leader: Mike McClanahan
Global Impact Missions
This is a ministry that occurs whenever a trip is scheduled. Next door and around the world. First Baptist members are invited to go on mission. International short-term trips are offered as well as ministry opportunities on a local and state level. These opportunities are highlighted on the Website and in the bulletin.
Contact person – Mike McClanahan
Nashville Rescue Mission
Pill Packing for Africa
This is a yearly service opportunity (April). First Baptist’s partner Church Missions Network sends medical teams each summer to remote areas of Kenya to set up clinics and plant churches. Doctors and nurses see hundreds of patients requiring thousands of prescriptions to be filled. One Saturday each April, volunteers are invited to come help count and package the medicines.
Team Leader: Paula Kingsbury
Prayer Room Ministry
This is an ongoing ministry opportunity. A powerful way to impact the Kingdom is to sign up for a weekly hour in the church-wide Prayer Ministry. There is a room dedicated for prayer intercessors to pray for requests around the world. You will soon put your own trials behind you as you begin praying for those who are physically ill, in personal distress, those who have lost love ones, our military, missionaries around the globe, local church ministries, etc. There is an easy systematic method for praying through this variety of needs. Attending a quick orientation will prepare you fully. We ask that you select an available hour and you come to the prayer room each week during that hour to receive incoming prayer calls, pray through requests, and write prayer grams to anyone God places on your heart.
Team Leader: Amy Elrod
Room in the Inn
This is a seasonal serving opportunity (November-March). Room in the Inn is a ministry for homeless men during the cold weather months. A hot dinner, hot shower, and a comfortable bed are provided for these men each Sunday evening (November – March). While at the church for the evening they have the opportunity to hear the Gospel and talk with someone who cares about them. They leave in the morning after eating breakfast with clean clothes and a sack lunch. Sunday School Classes take turns doing this ministry.
Team Leader: Tim Coffee
Sewing for the Nations
This is an ongoing service opportunity.This ministry involves simple sewing – dresses, shorts, backpacks, and other items. These items are then taken by missions’ teams to be given out to those in need. The group meets every third Thursday in Weekley room 3315, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Each quarter there will be a Saturday Sew Day which will be announced in the church bulletin. Sewing machines, instructions and materials are provided.
Team Leader: Paula Kingsbury
The Bridge Ministry
This is an ongoing ministry opportunity. This is a weekly outreach to the homeless, which takes place each Tuesday evening under the Jefferson Street Bridge in downtown Nashville, regardless of the weather. A hot meal is provided, which is followed by worship and a guest speaker. At the end of the service, the volunteers distribute bags of groceries, toiletries, and new clothes to the guests. The weekly average attendance is 200-250. For more information, go to http://www.bridgeministry.org.
This is a yearly ministry opportunity, in participation with Bledsoe Toy Store. The Toy Store provides Christmas gifts for families in need, and is held at First Baptist Gallatin the first part of December each year. Qualifying families apply to shop for their family at the Bledsoe Baptist Association in Gallatin and are scheduled to shop for their children from a large selection of items donated by churches in the association. After they have shopped, someone then visits with them, sharing the gospel and praying for their family.
Toy collection bins are set up here at FBC Hendersonville in November, to begin collecting toys for children and teens of all ages. We also collect Family Room items, which include cleaning supplies and small appliances. We also send volunteers who help families shop and share the gospel with them. An information table and signup sheets will be in the foyer beginning in November.
Team Leader: Jeff Lake
Women’s Missions in Action-Day Group
This is an ongoing service opportunity for ladies dedicated to meeting spiritual and physical needs across the street and around the world through prayer, education, financial assistance, and action projects.
The Day Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM, in the Hearthside room.
Team leaders are Jane Koch and Mary Jones.
Women’s Missions in Action-Night Group
This is an ongoing ministry opportunity for ladies dedicated to meeting spiritual and physical needs across the street and around the world through prayer, education, financial assistance, and action projects.
The night group meets the first Monday of each month at 6:15 PM, in the Hearthside Room.
The team leader is Brenda Farina