Global Missions Partnerships
At First Baptist Church a keen focus is placed on allowing our church and community members to be involved in discovering and fulfilling the God-given mission that comes to each of our lives. We want to open new avenues and doors of ministry opportunity at home and around the world to assure that God’s work is done in vibrant and exciting ways. Simply put, we are intentional about changing people’s lives— whether it is the life of the people to whom we minister or the people who are about the tasks of ministry. When a person invests their life in the life of another person for the sake of the gospel God can do something very special for all those involved! At the present time, First Baptist Church has mission points and relationships in the following areas (click on links in gold for more information):
Together for Others
A Partnership with Romanian Baptists and the Virginia Baptist Mission Board (VBAG). We are in the formative stages of a five year mutual partnership with Romanian Baptists. We have agreed on five areas on which to focus in our own communities and to share together as we covenant to be “Together for Others”, Youth Work, Human Trafficking, Work with the Roma (Gypsy) People, Local Missions, Church Planting.
RUBBLE HOUSE--Grand Goave, Haiti
in partnership with Conscience International, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Haiti Housing Network. In May 2012 our congregation sponsored a rubble house which a team of twelve from First Baptist Dalton had the opportunity to help build.
The Port Antonio Circuit of Baptist Church—
Port Antonio, Jamaica
In 2012 we completed a 7 year partnership with the Port Antonio Circuit for Baptist Churches. This was a rich experience for our congregation as well as our Jamaican brothers and sisters in Christ!
Western Kenya—Sam and Melody Harrell
Sam and Melody are CBF Missionaries - Click here to learn about their ministry or click here to learn about Sam and Melody.
Jamaica School Food/Lunch Program—Sturgetown, Jamaica (and other
This ministry provides food for children who attend schools in the Sturgetown area (and others) in Jamaica. Dollars given to this ministry not only help purchase food, they also help set up more sustainable sources of food such as gardens and chicken coops