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Local Serve Opportunities

Local

• Operation Christmas Child

(Spartanburg, SC)

Novemeber 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

(Spartanburg, SC)

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 47bb2sc@gmail.com for more information.

• Refuge

(Spartanburg, SC)

Sundays 8 – 10 am

Refuge is a ministry to those living 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

(Spartanburg, SC)

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

(Spartanburg, SC)

Contact Angela Springsteen at aspringsteen@fbs.org to be a part of this growing afterschool program for children and middle schoolers in the Northside.

• Overflow: Thanksgiving

(Spartanburg, SC)

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 lsizemore@fbs.org 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 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 debbieroyson@scbaptist.org.  Those with long-expired badges should attend training classes to renew.

Upcoming Trainings:

April 17, 2021 – Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Easley
Aug. 24, 2021 – Location TBA

Oct. 9, 2021 – Lake Murray Baptist Church, Lexington

Short Term (1-2 weeks)

National

• Vintage Pittsburgh:

Burg2Burgh Partnership

(August 21-27)

(Pittsburgh, PA)

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

(Clarkston, GA)

 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 (bbiggerstaff@fbs.org) for more information.

• Send Relief

Clarkston Mission experience

(June 5 – June 11)

(Clarkston, GA)

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

(Break)
A student in high school or college? Spend a fall, winter, or spring break serving the Lord around the country! Trips are focused in a variety of areas such as evangelism, poverty, internationals, etc.

International

•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)

National

• Gen Send

(Summer)
Offered in 6 week and 8 week options, Gen Send is designed for students (19-25) who wish to live their life on mission through serving alongside church planters and compassion ministries in order that the gospel may be spread!

International

• 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.

• IMB Fusion

(Gap Year)
The Fusion program is a Gap Year program for high school graduates wanting to serve overseas in a variety of ways in different cultures around the world. Fusion is a mixture of training and global missions in order that the gospel might be known and made Known around the world!

Long Term (2 years – Career)

National

• Send Relief Journeyman

(2 years)
The Journeyman program gives recent college graduates the opportunity to serve full time at Send Relief ministry centers such as the one is Clarkston or in NAMB Send Cities such as Pittsburgh. Journeyman can be single or unmarried with no kids. Send Relief Journeyman may work in areas of poverty, refugees and internationals, foster care and adoption, human trafficking, crisis response and church planting.

International

• IMB Journeyman

(2years)
The IMB journeyman program seeks to allow recent college graduates and young professionals (under 30) to serve overseas as missionaries for 2 years through engaging in the missionary task of evangelism, disciple making, and church planting.

• Career Missionary

While God calls all believers to proclaim the gospel, some are specifically called to serve and proclaim the gospel overseas as full-time Career Missionaries. There are many service opportunities and places around the world where the gospel is not known. Career Missionaries seek to bring the gospel to the ends of the Earth.

Interested?

Please fill out this interest form and we will be in contact soon!

Contact Byan Biggerstaff  for more information.

bbiggerstaff@fbs.org

(864) 699-4309

Give two years to missions. Together, we can change the world.

What if you chose to start your career in a strategic place for the sake of the gospel? Join the movement of God in North America and countries all over the world.

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