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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).

Norway - College Trip

Dates: March 1-11, 2018 Cost: $2000 Deadline to apply: The deadline for this trip has expired. 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.

Donate here:

Trip 1

Trip 2

More info: [email protected]

Memphis - MS/HS Trip

Dates: March 25-30, 2018 Cost: $195 Deadline to apply: February 28th

Apply Here

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 protected]

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: [email protected]

Donate for this trip here: 

High School Memphis

Middle School Memphis

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 protected]

Donate for this trip here. 

Latvia - Adults

Dates: April 30-May 7 Cost: $1500

Deadline to apply has passed.

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: [email protected]

Donate for this trip here. 

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 protected]

Donate for this trip here.

Alaska

Dates: June 17-23 Cost: estimated $1500 – $1800

Deadline to apply: The deadline for this trip has passed.

Project description: travel to Palmer, Alaska, to work with First Baptist Palmer on construction, outreach and music ministry opportunities.

More info: [email protected]

Donate to this trip here. 

Brazil - Medical

Dates: July 6-15, 2018 Cost: $3000

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2018

Apply Here

Project description: Medical clinics and evangelism in Rio de Janeiro.

More info: [email protected]

To Donate Click Here. 

Rwanda-medical

Dates: July 8-21, 2018 Cost: $3900

Deadline to apply: February 28th

Apply Here

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: [email protected]

Click here to donate for this trip. 

Kenya - Sewing for the Nations (Women)

Dates: Sept. 14-23, 2018 Cost: $3500

Deadline to apply: The deadline for this trip has expired.

Project description: Training widows and pastors’ wives to sew in order to make school uniforms/hygiene kits with the goal of these women starting their own busines

More info: [email protected]

To donate for this trip, click here. 

Learn More-Programs

ESL (English as a Second Language)

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  • 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 protected] 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 [email protected] or call 615-447-1333.

Local Mission Partners

We partner with several local ministries that meet a variety of needs in and around our community.

Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center  – http://www.ccpchope.org

Decisions, Choices & Options – https://dcoinc.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – http://nmtnfca.org

Gallatin Shalom Zone – http://www.gallatinshalomzone.org

Grace Place – https://graceplaceministryinc.org

Mission Increase – http://www.mif.org/tennessee/

Project Connect Nashville – https://projectconnectnashville.org

Disaster Relief

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Disaster Relief

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.

Church Planting

Currently there are two church plants:

Creekside Fellowship in Castalian Springs http://www.creeksidefellowshiptn.com 

 City of Refuge Church in Hendersonville – http://www.gospelcommission.org

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 [email protected]  /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
Meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Hearthside Room.
Coordinators:
Jane Koch Mary Jones
615.451.9156 [email protected] 615.824.4144 [email protected]

Missions in Action – Night Group
Meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Hearthside Room.
Brenda Farina, Coordinator
515.824.6565/ [email protected]

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
615.824.8496/615.390.5620/ [email protected]

Adoption/Foster Care/Orphan Care

Interested in adopting or becoming a foster parent? Contact Mike McClanahan, [email protected]


Resources:

So You Want to Be a Missionary?

How to be Launched as a Missionary

 

Global Impact Missions partners with Trek-X to provide short-term mission opportunities, student and adult mission training and missionary launching to the international field. Trek-X works in partnership with the International Mission Board and other mission sending organizations to send missionaries all over the world. You can take a short-term mission trip, serve in a college gap-year program, or prepare for a lifetime of service on the mission field. Click HERE to learn more about Trek-X and start the application process.

For other opportunities to serve both short-term and long-term/career stateside missions, visit North American Mission Board

Missions Organization Links

Church Missions Network

FBC Missionaries: Follow their journey

Click the links that are available to follow these missionaries’ journeys, spreading God’s word and love:

Keith and Erin Holloway

Chris Mills

The Atmore Family

Austin Maddox

The Stodas

The Swopes

The Crooks

FBC Missionaries: Prayer Cards

Download the prayer cards for these current missionaries and pray for their specific needs:

Austin Maddox

The Atmores

The Crooks

The Holloways

The Mills

The Stodas

The Whiteds