Our Missions Ministry is of great importance here at First Baptist Church. We provide several opportunities for the men, women, students and children of the church to experience missions service and missions education.
Some of those opportunities are trips (local, national and international), disaster relief, giving (local, state, national, and international), education, and our local food pantry.
Many of our folks also serve as state volunteers for disaster relief. We financially support the SBC Cooperative Program and our local Association of Baptists (Greater Dayton Association of Baptists), as well as Rick & Donna Martin (Missionaries based in Peru), Caleb & Michelle Chamberlain (NAMB Campus Missionaires at WSU), Joshua & Kari Ortega (Reliant Church Plant Missionaries, H2O at WSU), Simon Kenton Bridges of Hope (homeless shelter), and Safe Harbor House (at-risk women's shelter).
We receive special offerings each year for our State Mission Offering (Ray Roberts), our North American Mission Offering (Annie Armstrong), and finally our International Mission Offering (Lottie Moon). Our church is one of the top five churches in our Association and State that give to these mission offerings. We provide mission training in our Children's AWANA group, Sunday evenings from 5-7pm (during the school year) and more specific Southern Baptist mission training in our Royal Ambassador and Girls in Action (what we call RAGA) group, Wednesdays 6-7pm (during the school year). Our students are very active in missions as well, spending time to go on a mission trip every year.
We are also very active in our local and associational (Arthur Avenue Mission Center) food pantries and we specifically house our local FISH food pantry.
We sponsor teams for international mission trips, and are very proud to be the sending church for our former Minister of Students (Kevin Singerman) and his family through the International Mission Board (IMB). Kevin & Victoria Singerman are IMB missionaries serving in Uganda. Watch their YouTube channel here to see what they have been doing. To give to their ministry, click here (tax deductible). To give directly to the Singerman family, click here (non-tax deductible). Contact info: .