Making a Global Impact
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).
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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.
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.
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.
Operation Christmas Child
Be the hands and feet of Jesus during the holiday season, by packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. The Operation Christmas Child boxes are delivered to so many remote places, sharing joy and the love of Christ. You can pick up and drop off boxes each fall at First Baptist. If you wish to just donate money for a box, you can click the button below.
So You Want to Be 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
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
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.
Jane Koch :615.451.9156 | email@example.com
Mary Jones : 615.824.4144 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Adoption / Foster and 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