Local Serve Opportunities
• Operation Christmas Child
November 15-22, 2021
Fill a shoebox with gifts for a child living in poverty overseas! In addition to receiving the boxes prepared by FBS members throughout the month of November, our church will serve as a local collection site for 2-4 hours per day during collection week.
• Bridge Builders
Whatever your skill set, the Construction Ministry has a place for you, with plenty to do! Some examples include wheelchair ramps, replacement windows and doors, painting, minor renovations. Contact Jim Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sundays 8 – 10 am
Refuge is a ministry to those living in homelessness. Offering Christ’s love to precious people who are struggling to secure the basic necessities of life. Join us for Refuge Orientation at 8:30 am on 5th Sundays – May 30, Aug 29, Oct 31 – to discover how you can serve with our Homeless Ministry. Enter through the Gym/West Entrance and follow the signs.
• The Bridge
The Bridge provides needed resources like food and clothes to families in need. The Bridge is open daily, Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to Noon. Attend The Bridge Orientation (317 Green Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303) to discover how you can plug in! Monthly: Every Second Wednesday at 5 pm OR Every Fourth Thursday at 12 pm.
• The Bridge Kids & Bridge Scholars
• Overflow: Thanksgiving
Overflow provides a box of food designed to feed a family a Thanksgiving meal, plus some extra items to get the children through the holidays. You can fill a food bag (a list is available) and/or participate in the distribution.
Opportunities to volunteer October and November. Contact Lucy Sizemore at email@example.com to volunteer.
• Disaster Relief
Be a part of one of the largest disaster response teams in the US. Help people with food and debris clearing following major natural and manmade emergencies. Visit www.scbaptist.org/dr to sign up for Disaster Relief Training.
BADGE RENEWAL: If your badge expires in 2021, you are urged NOT to register and attend classes this year, to help keep class sizes down. You may drop by the training just to get a badge made, or renew by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Those with long-expired badges should attend training classes to renew.
Aug. 24, 2021 – Lake Murray Baptist Church, Lexington
Oct. 9, 2021 – Lake Murray Baptist Church, Lexington
Short Term (1-2 weeks)
• Vintage Pittsburgh:
Partner with Rob Wilton and Vintage Pittsburgh in serving the City. Teams will serve Vintage Pittsburgh through caring for their staff, ministering to their congregants, and serving the city of Pittsburgh through the Send Relief Center that is on Mount Washington. Team of 5-6 is need and will have hotel accommodations.
• Send Relief:
Love the Nations Family Day Trip
Partner with Send Relief in visiting Clarkston for a day to spend intentional time with an international family. Take the family to their first baseball game, day at the park, aquarium, etc. Conclude the day by enjoying a meal in their home in order that they might know the love of Christ as our church family spends time with their family. Trip dates are available throughout the summer. Contact Byan Biggerstaff (email@example.com) for more information.
• Send Relief
Clarkston Mission experience
(June 5 – June 11)
Partner with Send Relief by visiting Clarkston, GA for a week in order to catch the vision of compassion ministry to internationals. Teams will be participating in activities that include interacting with children during our summer camp – Camp Encounter, apartment outreach, evangelism training, refugee resettlement education, and free time to explore Clarkston and engage further in our diverse community. This trip will consist of 75% service and outreach with Camp Encounter / other ministry partners, and 25% training, experiencing, and equipping.
• Gen Send
•Southeast Asia: Late Summer
Partnering with Todd & Jenn to prayer walk and share the gospel with locals.
- Team of 4 – 5 needed.
- Team will have hotel accommodations.
•Central Asia: Fall
Team of 2 – 4 to partner with Paul and Stephanie for ministry work in Central Asia.
- Evangelism, ethnography, prayer walking, distribution trip (Spring, Summer, Fall).
- Member Care Trip: Team to come intentionally pour into worker families alongside weekly ministry (Anytime).
- Ethnomusicology Team: Assist with theological training in Z worship writing (Dates depending on Team).
- Summer Jet Skiing and Winter Skiing for Zs: Team will meet Zs and share the gospel by way of outdoor sports.
- Ladies Henna Trip: Team will learn to do henna, travel to areas to meet Zs and use it to share gospel.
- Graphic Art Trip: Team to give more detailed training to a few local Zs that do graphics for work.
- Teams members will stay with ministry partner or have hotel accommodations.
•Central Asia: Fall
Partner with Cameron and catch a vision of God’s heart for the people and how He is moving in this country.
- Participants will experience on-going projects, like carpet weaving.
- Special skills such as videography or photography would be utilized.
- Connect with other teams being led in the word, worshipping, and praying together for locals.
- Team members will stay with ministry partner.
Mid Term (2 months – 2 years)
• Gen Send
• Nehemiah Teams
Nehemiah Teams is an 8-week summer mission opportunity for students ages 17-29 which strategically involves them in cross-cultural missions among unreached people groups. As a program of the International Mission Board (IMB), NT partners with IMB personnel and other global Christians, connecting with state conventions, local Southern Baptist associations & churches to reach the unreached & hard to reach.