When we gather up what remains of our worship together, we prepare to go out into the world beyond the walls of our sanctuary. We are a community of faith that believes that when our worship together ends, our service truly begins.
In the quest to live as a more intentionally missional community, First Baptist members are committed to embodying our faith in Christ. With Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:40 as our mandate – “Truly I tell you, just as you did to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me” – we are forging partnership relationships with local social service groups in Danville along with others beyond our region. Recently, we helped support God’s Storehouse by volunteering and donating food, had a youth thanksgiving scavenger hunt to collect food for Hope Harbor, and participated in a walkathon for HopeTree Family Services.
The church is striving to go beyond its walls in ways that embody the hope that we celebrate in Christ when we gather to worship. We believe that when our worship together ends our service truly begins! You can learn more about FBC’s service by reading the brochure. (Click here for a similar publication in .doc format)
First Baptist Church is actively engaged in the pursuit of being Christ’s witnesses at the local, national, and global level. In the years 2007 through 2010, the congregation committed to several exciting mission initiatives that include focused study and hands-on service. This level of commitment is continuing in 2011.
Women on Mission
The members of the Women on Mission meet the first Monday of each month during the months between October and May. Each gathering features times for small groups to share conversation, a general session and presentation, followed by a luncheon. The goal is to learn more about missions together and to explore ways to actively engage in mission activities.
First Baptist Missions Offering
Each year First Baptist Church receives a single offering to support the many mission partners the church backs. During the months of February, March, and April the Missions Committee leads the congregation to an expanded awareness of the needs that exist in our community at home as well as in our state, nation, and world.
Some of the organizations that are designated as recipients of our gifts over and above the regular mission offerings given through our ministry support plan are: Baptist World Alliance, Baptist World Aid, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Pittsylvania Baptist Association, the Danville Homeless Shelter, DOVES, God’s Storehouse, Hope Harbor, and Klothes 4 Kids.