“FOR THIS IS WHAT THE LORD HAS COMMANDED US: “‘I HAVE MADE YOU A LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES, THAT YOU MAY BRING SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.’” – ACTS 37:14
KINGDOM GENEROSITY. SACRIFICIAL SERVICE. INTENTIONAL EVANGELISM.
Connect with a cause bigger than yourself.
We seek to connect every generation to God, others and service. We begin here at home in our community, in our state, in our country. And we work to spread the good news of Jesus around the world.
Christ commanded his disciples to proclaim the Gospel, and to start with their local community first. Then to go further, and further, until they reached the ends of the earth. First Baptist seeks to connect every generation, but also every tribe and nation to the Gospel. Whether here at home in our community, in our state, our country, or beyond, we work to spread the Good News of Jesus around the world.
“…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” -Acts 1:8
SUMNER COUNTY, TN
First Baptist Hendersonville is in Southwest Sumner County, TN, but our nearby area of gospel witness extends into other areas of the county including Gallatin and Goodlettsville. We reach these areas through a variety of church initiatives and through our partnership with several Christ-centered non-profit organizations.
In 2019 we formed a partnership with Madison First Baptist to help them revitalize this once-thriving church. They are located on the north-eastern side of Nashville, just 15 minutes away from First Baptist Hendersonville.
In the 70’s and early 80’s, Madison FBC had a membership of over 1000 people was well connected to the community with a bus ministry and VBS. Then, several factors saw its decline to a weekly attendance of 50 to 60 people.
Our church has helped MFBC not only restore worship to its beautiful sanctuary but has also provided Madison with the first pastor it has had in a dozen years. Sergio Arce, who is originally from Honduras, has been leading MFBC to reach the ever-changing and diverse community of Madison.
Madison still needs help in several areas: teaching preschool, children, youth and adults; praise and worship; community outreach; security team; and more. If you are interested in serving for a day or longer, contact Mike McClanahan, FBCH mission pastor, at email@example.com or by calling 615-447-1374.
Hell’s Kitchen, New York City
We have sent out one of our own church members, Chris Mills, and his wife, Sarah, to plant a church in a community of Manhattan, New York, called Hell’s Kitchen. The church officially launched in 2020, during the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic. It’s called One Community Church, and it’s focused on reaching the people in that community that has a sordid past as a hub of Irish mob activity.
Located near Times Square, OCC has been successfully engaging the community through a variety of outreach efforts and by being involved in neighborhood activities. Chris and Sarah also work closely with other churches and church plants in New York as they coordinate their efforts through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association (MNYBA).
As OCC’s sending church, we have unique opportunities to be engaged with the work Chris and Sarah are doing in New York. Regular missions trips from FBCHville go to New York City to partner with Christ and One Community Church. If you’d like to learn more about what OCC is doing in NYC, check out the links below.
OUR ENDS OF THE EARTH
While our church serves in many different areas around the globe, such as Kenya, Latvia, India, Japan and other areas of Asia, we have a unique partnership with the church in Guatemala.
Through our partnership with E3 Volunteers, we partner with two churches and their pastors in Guatemala – one in the southern department (state) of Jutiapa, and the other in the northern department of Huehuetenango. Our partnership allows us to come alongside these two churches and help them with growing their churches through outreach and evangelism like VBS and sports camps to community development like dental and health education clinics as well as pastor training.
E3 Volunteers also provides opportunities for our church to help even while here at home. During the COVID-19 lock-down in the spring of 2020, we worked with E3 Volunteers to fund the purchase of much needed food bags that local pastors distributed among their communities.
We believe that God equips and calls us to live our lives on mission, but that might look different person to person. If you are interested in exploring how God might be calling you to serve, contact Mike McClanahan.
SERVE ON MISSION HERE AT FBCHVILLE!
Learn to speak English or improve the English-speaking skills you already have!
Classes are available on Wednesday nights and throughout the week here on campus.
Located at 106 Bluegrass Commons Boulevard (behind the YMCA and Holiday Inn Express).
For more info contact Mary Jane Payne.
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.