Missions

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate.” —John Piper

Upcoming Missions

Missions Flea Market

When: October 28th, 2017 at 8:00am - 1:00pm

Details: Please sign up here if you plan on selling items. If you plan on selling, we ask that you donate about 50% of your profits for the missions. If you are not able to get involved, we ask that you spread the word and come and support the missions at FBC.


Arizona Mission Trip

When: February 19th - February 26th, 2018

Cost: About $750 per person (Estimated)

Details: We will continue our work with missionaries Ken and Thurleen Bain in Hickiwan, Arizona on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. Work will include construction, Vacation Bible School, Celebration Recovery, and personal evangelism.


Chicago Mission Trip

When: April 2nd - April 6th, 2018

Cost: To Be Determined

Details: We will work with Pastor Daniel Church of the Church of the Beloved located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. We will participate in student outreach, prayer-walkings, personal evangelism, and any other activities that Pastor Daniel feels appropriate. 

Women on Mission (WOM)

In 1888, a group of women dedicated to the cause of missions found Women's Missionary Union (WMU). Since that time, WMU has become the largest Protestant missions organization for women in the world with membership of approximately 1 million.


WMU's main purpose is to educate and involve women and girls on the cause of missions. Throughout its history, WMU has been an auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). That means that it acts as a "helper" to the SBC. That auxiliary status means that WMU is self-governing and self-supporting. (Courtesy of WMU website)


There are two options to meet with WOM at First Baptist.

  • Morning WOM meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 10am in the Fellowship Hall at FBC.
  • Evening WOM meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm in various members' homes.


 

Disaster Relief

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief has over 1,600 trained volunteers who serve as part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief ministry, the third largest relief agency in the United States. Disaster Relief often responds to natural disasters by providing feeding stations, mobile kitchens, child care and chaplains. In the case of flooding, volunteers in their signature yellow shirts help homeowners with “mudout,” clearing flooded properties of debris and contaminated building materials, so they can begin rebuilding and recovery.


Joe Jackson leads the FBC Disaster Relief Team.