Missions

First Baptist Church of Athens shows Jesus Christ’s love by engaging in transformational ministry in relationship with its neighbors both locally and globally in the community spirit of Matthew 25:34-40.

Opportunities

Jesus calls us to Celebrate our life in him through participating in God’s mission and being TRANSFORMED by God and TRANSFORMING the world through Jesus. One way to participate at FBC is by serving with one of our mission partners each month.
The options listed below for sign-up are regularly recurring commitments to wonderful, Jesus-centered ministries that provide hope by meeting real needs in the greater Athens area. Join us as we celebrate, participate, and are transformed through God.

Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen

Provide a Meal Volunteers

Next Meal:
September 13, Karen Class

What’s Involved?
Preparing lunch for 100 people at ODB

When?
2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where?
FBC Fellowship Hall

Hospitality Volunteers

Breakfast
Monday – Friday
8:00 – 9:00 .m.

Lunch
Monday-Friday
12 noon-1:00 p.m.

Sign Up Here to cook lunch for ODB

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens

Several weeks each year, we host guests for the INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK of ATHENS. A number of volunteers are needed to serve with this vital ministry. Whether you’d prefer to serve as an evening host, make a meal, or simply help with set up, we invite you to consider volunteering for our next hosting week. New volunteers will be paired with someone with experience. 

Foodbank

Athens Area Community Food Bank

What?
Pack sacks of food for clients
Count donations
Restock shelves (if able)

When?
Next date: October 24

9:00 a.m.      1-2 hours of work
2nd & 4th consecutive Tuesday/ Wednesday of each month

Where?
640 Barber Street

Sign Up Here

Local Mission Partners

If you are interested in working with one of our ministry partners we don’t have regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities with, please email our minister of Youth & Missions, Brandon Pendry.

Click here to listen to a podcast from Athens News Matters about our partner, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens.

Non-Budgeted Partners

Receives special offers, volunteer support, and grant funding as needed.

Global Mission Partners

The Samuel Project

The Samuel Project seeks to be a community center offering pre-K programing for Roma students, educational training opportunities for Roma, and Christian spiritual community for the Roma of Vazec, Slovakia. In the near future, a home should be purchased by the Slovak non-profit called Jekh Drom (One Way) to be transformed into the Samuel Project. As a place of ministry and development for the Roma, the Samuel Project is where we at FBC Athens will be putting our money and effort, in Vazec and with the McNary’s. We believe in the power of Jesus to change lives in Vazec, of Slovaks, Roma, and anyone else who is open to his call!

The Samuel Project Opened its doors in October 2016, the answer to prayers from around the world!