First Baptist Church provides many opportunities to support missions financially as well as experience missions practically. Local, state, national and international mission trips and projects provide wonderful year round "missionary" experiences. The Global Outreach Team coordinates our mission trips and projects
Other organizations that focus on missions prayer support & involvement include:
Women's Missionary Union
Women's Missionary Union is an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention that seeks to equip adults, youth, children and preschoolers with missions education to become radically involved in the mission of God. First Baptist Church WMU sponsors six mission groups for women. Each group is dedicated to mission support and study, but each also has its own special focus. The WMU spearheads many projects throughout the year helping to meet needs on the local, state and national level.
The focus of our Baptist Men is mission education, support and application. On the third Sunday of every month, the Baptist Men meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7:15 a.m. for breakfast and a video or speaker related to missions. The Baptist Men of First Baptist Church has also organized a Disaster Relief Ministry. This team will minister in disaster situations through the Baptist State convention. They will also provide "handyman" type assistance to members in need in the Rocky Mount area. If you would like more information about this ministry contact Mike Nelms at 252-443-9623 or call the church office.
Disaster Relief Volunteer Form
Meals on Wheels - Volunteers deliver hot meals to those in need on the fourth Wednesday and Thursday of each month. Contact the church office at 252-446-9113 to see how you can become involved.
The Bassett Center - The Bassett Center provides transitional housing and training for homeless families with children. Volunteers are needed for tutoring and vaious other activities. Contact United Ministries Bassett Center at 252-985-0078 to see how you can become involved.
American Belarussian Relief Organization
First Baptist Church has joined with other churches in the area to share the love of Christ through ABRO for over ten years. ABRO was established to bring children from Belarus to the United States for six weeks each summer. These children live in the area affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster of 1986 and suffer many resulting health problems. A few weeks in a radiation free environment helps to boost their immune systems, At First Baptist, we have the additional privilege of ministering to the spiritual needs of these children as Christian families open their homes and hearts. The Christian chaperones who accompany the children to Rocky Mount offer Sunday School and Bible studies in their native language. Several of these children have come into a saving relationship with Christ. Six weeks of healthy food, medical and dental care in an environment of Christian love and influence makes a lifetime of difference to these children – and to the host families too! ABRO Host Home Testimony
Shelter of Love
Thirty years of war and an aids epidemic have left thousands of Cambodian children orphaned. Shelter of Love Orphanage has been created by the hand of God to house, feed, clothe and educate these children. Through worship, Bible teaching and love the childen discover the hope that is in Jesus Christ.
Currently the 27 acre orphanage has five buildings, 28 children and an incredible staff. All of this has been accompl