Missions – Global Impact
Featured Mission: Flooding Disaster Relief
(Texas, Florida, & Puerto Rico)
On behalf of everyone at FBCH, we want to express that our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the many hurricanes this season. We know that when one community hurts, all of us hurt. While it is important that we pray for those who have been affected and those who are responding, it is also important that we do what we can to help. Please prayerfully consider helping in one of the listed areas.
One of the biggest things you can do is to pray. You can pray for the relief efforts and for all of those volunteering, pray for the first responders, who are working diligently to rescue people from the continued dangers of the flooding, and pray that God’s hand would be seen in this, even in the darkest of moments.
You can help financially by supporting any of our Disaster Relief units to provide the physical needs of these families that have been affected. If you give through FBC Hendersonville, simply mark it “Disaster Relief” and it will get there! You will be clothing, feeding, and helping clean-up in the affected area. Donations can be made through the church office, by placing them in the offering plate, or online here.
Note: We are NOT accepting material donations (food, clothing, supplies, etc.) at this time. If a specific need is identified, we will work to address that need, and communicate it to the church.
3. Train and Serve
Feeding units, cleanup crews, laundry units and other Disaster Relief crews have been and will be mobilized from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee and other states, as well. Our church is prepared to send a laundry unit as well as a Recovery Unit and Chainsaw Team.
In order to serve on our Disaster Relief Team to go to any affected area, you MUST go through training and be certified beforehand. To find out more about this training, and other dates click here.
Disaster Relief Training Date:
Friday, Oct. 20 – 6 PM, registration begins; 6;30 to 8:30 Intro to Disaster Relief certification class.
Saturday, Oct. 21 – 8 AM, registration begins; 8:30 to 10 AM, Laundry/Shower and Chainsaw certification classes held; 10:15 to 11:15, Laundry/Shower and Recovery classes held.
Classes will be in the Weekley. Cost: $36. Register at http://tndisasterrelief.org/events/
Contact: Mary Jane Payne at 615-447-1333
Norway - College Trip
Dates: March 1-11, 2018 Cost: $2000 Deadline to apply: Nov. 30, 2017 Project description: Our team will be traveling to Trondheim, Norway where we will be partnering with a church there to help out in various ministry events. These events include bible studies, prayer walking, and evangelism.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Memphis - MS/HS Trip
Dates: March 25-30, 2018 Cost: $195 Deadline to apply: The deadline to register for this trip has passed.
Project description: Middle School Students and adults/parents will work with “Street Reach,” a local faith-based organization aimed at benefiting inner-city Memphis. During the morning sessions, students will engage in “Service Project” where they will do light construction, yard work, reading clubs, street cleanup, and visit nursing homes. In the afternoons, they will coordinate and execute a Backyard Bible Club with neighborhood children and the Street Reach staff.
More info: email@example.com
High School Students and adults/parents will be challenged to live out their faith through service to the people of Memphis while investing in middle school students from our church.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis - HS
Dates: March 25-30, 2018 Cost: $295. Deadline to apply: Registration has closed for this trip.
Project description: High School Students will partner with local Mobilizing Students missionaries and pastors to strengthen their influence among the locals, encourage the existing church plants they’ve started, and share the gospel.
More info: email@example.com
Latvia - Adults
Dates: April 30-May 7 Cost: $1500
Deadline to apply: Dec. 31, 2017
Project description: Working with our church members, the Stodas, who serve with the IMB in Riga, Latvia. The trip may involve: teacher training, service at the Hope for Children organization, and/or orphanages, street evangelism, possible construction.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guatemala - HS
Dates: June 23-30, 2018 Cost: approx. $1500-$2000
Deadline to apply: Registration for this trip has closed.
Project description: High School Students will partner with local Mobilizing Students missionaries to strengthen their influence among the locals, encourage the existing church plants they’ve started, and share the Gospel.
More info: email@example.com
Dates: July 8-21, 2018 Cost: $3900
Deadline to apply: Dec. 29, 2017
Project description: Medical team will see hundreds of patients in rural Rwanda villages. Together with local professionals a full clinic with triage, exams, and a pharmacy is set up. Each patient will be attended to, prayed for, and will leave having heard the gospel. Nonmedical team members are needed as well to assist in triage and the pharmacy. Team members are needed to set up children’s ministry/activities in the local schools. There they will share Bible stories, crafts, and games as well as share the gospel.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenya - Sewing for the Nations (Women)
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we must be on a mission to carry out the King’s command to share the Gospel and make disciple-makers to the ends of the earth (Matt. 28:19, Acts 1:8). First Baptist challenges every member to be a missionary in their neighborhood, school, workplace and anywhere God reveals a need for the Good News of Jesus Christ. We equip the body of Christ to “always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15, HCSB). Also, our ministry encourages members to pray for God’s direction and for the lost, to give of our resources to accomplish God’s mission, and go where He sends us (John 20:21).
ESL (English as a Second Language)
- Learn to speak English or improve your English-speaking skills.
- Classes offered at First Baptist Church Hendersonville.
- Located at 106 Bluegrass Commons Boulevard (behind the YMCA and Holiday Inn Express).
TWO DIFFERENT DAYS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Email questions to email@example.com or call 615-447-1333.
TWO DIFFERENT DAYS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 AM
New semester begins Aug. 15
Weekley Building Room 3307
This is a combined class with students at various levels of learning English.
There is no childcare or children’s activities available during this time. However you can enroll your child in our Weekday Early Education (WEE) Program. Click HERE for more information.
Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 PM
New semester begins August 23
Third floor Weekley Building Rooms 3317, 3319 and 3321
Wednesday night schedule offers beginner, intermediate and advanced-level classes.
Children’s activities for all ages will be available during this time. Children’s activities are from 6 to 7 PM and from 7 to 8 PM.
For a list of preschool activities, click HERE.
For a list of children’s activities on Wednesday nights, click HERE.
For a list of middle school activities, click HERE.
For a list of high school activities, click HERE.
Want to teach ESL or serve in this ministry?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-447-1333.
4Freedom Task Force works to educate the church and community about the evils of modern day slavery which is referred to as human trafficking and sex trafficking. https://www.facebook.com/4freedomtaskforce/
This trip consists of helping uninsured people rebuild after the devastating fires. Basic construction skills will be helpful. The cost is $70.00 & lodging & meals will be at the Disaster Relief Bldg in Sevierville. There is a mandatory team meeting on Monday, Oct 2, at 6:30 pm at the Bledsoe Creek Association Bldg in Gallatin. The trip will be leaving October 15, 2017, at 2:00 pm at Bledsoe Creek Baptist Association in Gallatin, TN. To register, email Mike Pennington at email@example.com.
A disaster hits suddenly and this provides the opportunity for immediate ministry. There seems to be no area of mission action that requires more rapid response than during times of disaster. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is Christian love in action, meeting urgent needs of humanity, in a crisis situation.
First Baptist Hendersonville, in partnership with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, is part of this ministry. Volunteers from Tennessee have responded to well over 50 national and international disasters. We contribute manpower, physical resources, financial assistance, and hope to disaster areas worldwide.
Our team is very excited about our Disaster Relief effort here at First Baptist. Over 300 people have trained in the Basic Disaster Relief Training course and many in specialty areas. There continues to be a provision of opportunities for training each year. Our church provides a Laundry Unit, Recovery Unit, and a Chainsaw Unit. Volunteers will be able to respond with these units, as well as work with other Tennessee Baptist Convention teams, as needed. We invite you to be a part of this much-needed ministry.
Sewing for the Nations
Are you interested in putting your sewing skills to use for those in need? Our group makes simple clothing – dresses, shorts, skirts and shirts for children in Kenya. We also make feminine hygiene kits for the girls. Please contact us to learn more about our projects and a way that you can be a part. We have all the supplies and will even be happy to help you learn to sew if you are a beginner. Our groups meets the third Thursday of the month and one Saturday a quarter to sew. Also, a team travels to Kenya each fall to teach widows and pastors’ wives how to sew, in order to earn a living. For more information, you can contact Paula Kingsbury at firstname.lastname@example.org /615-447-1362 . For more information, you can also visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sewing-for-the-Nations-203198946357339/
Women's Missionary Union (WMU)
Founded in 1888, the Woman’s Missionary Union is an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention. WMU seeks to equip adults, youth, children and preschoolers with mission education and with guidance toward a missional lifestyle. The focus of WMU is to:
- Pray for and give to missions
- Participate in missions work
- Learn about missions
- Develop Spiritually toward a missions lifestyle
- Work in conjunction with the local church and denomination
Mission education and training at FBCH is directed by the age level and information can be found in the Preschool, Children, and Youth ministries.
It is this focus to lead others to develop a missions lifestyle that drives First Baptist Women on Mission (WOM). The women of First Baptist who comprise our three WOM groups are dedicated to meeting spiritual and physical needs across the street and around the world. In addition to carrying out active mission projects, each of these groups work to help educate our church in the importance of supporting Missions and our missionaries working through the International Board and the North American Mission Board, as well as those sent by First Baptist. We do this through Prayer and Financial Support.
Please join one of the following WOM groups as we work, learn, pray and fellowship together.
Women on Mission Groups
Missions in Action – Night Group
Meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Hearthside Room.
Brenda Farina, Coordinator
Holloway WOM Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Hearthside Room and in members homes in September, December, and May.
Lynda Ryan, Coordinator
Adoption/Foster Care/Orphan Care
Interested in adopting or becoming a foster parent? Contact Mike McClanahan, email@example.com
- (fostering) Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home – http://www.tennesseechildren.org
- (fostering) Jonah’s Journey https://jonahsjourney.org
- (adoption) Bethany Children’s Services https://www.bethany.org/nashville
- Adoption financial support Life Song for Orphans . Our church provides matching grants or interest free loans to qualified church members who are adopting. http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/adoption-funding/adoption-grants
- Sewing for the Nations – https://www.facebook.com/Sewing-for-the-Nations-203198946357339/?fref=ts
- K4K (Kare for Kids) orphan feeding program in Kenya – http://churchmissionsnetwork.org/kare-4-kids-k4k
So You Want to Be a Missionary?
FBC Missionaries: Follow their journey
Axis Norway Trip 1 –https://app.managedmissions.com/Donations/Donate/18880
Axis Norway Trip 2 –https://app.managedmissions.com/Donations/Donate/18881
High School Memphis Leaders –https://app.managedmissions.com/Donations/Donate/19080
High School Nashville Trip –https://app.managedmissions.com/Donations/Donate/19078
High School Guatemala Trip –https://app.managedmissions.com/Donations/Donate/19077
HELP “HOLD THE ROPE” FOR THOSE “GETTING IN THE BASKET’ AND GOING ON A MISSION TRIP.
YOU CAN DESIGNATE A FINANCIAL GIFT TO A SPECIFIC MISSION TEAM OR AN INDIVIDUAL ON THE TEAM.
Mission Service Opportunities