Through National Missions, Our Judea and Samaria, we Reach OUT to spread the Gospel to those in need throughout the US and Canada.
Director: Jim Brunson
DISASTER RELIEF MINISTRY
Ministry Leader: Ray Graham
FBCM Disaster Relief Ministry meets the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of people during hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Providing meals, cleaning up destroyed areas, and repairing homes are a few of the ways we respond to a disaster. Periodic volunteer training sessions on mass feeding, recovery, clean-up and emergency child care will be offered and required for certain types of work.
- People to do construction repairs to homes, churches, etc.
- People to do minor and some major clean up.
- People to assist in the feeding ministry for affected people and workers serving the area.
MEN'S PRISON MINISTRY
Ministry Leaders: Sidney & Patsy Knight
This ministry serves three different men's prisons on alternating Sundays throughout the month. Ministry teams go into the prison to lead worship, pray, and share Jesus Christ with the inmates. Needs:
- People to sing, play instruments, and lead congregational singing.
- People to pray and be with the team and talk with inmates before/after the services.
- People to preach and teach the Word of God and share testimonies during worship services.
BLANKET AMERICA MINISTRIES
Ministry Leader: Lou Stables
FBCM launched this 501C 3 mission ministry in 2006. This ministry is an annual weekend event in November, when several Appalachia pastors go into their local schools to distribute Bibles and share the gospel. Blanket America also sponsors Love Thy Neighbor, a distribution ministry that makes deliveries of gently used clothing, furniture and toys from FBCM to Baptist ministry centers in VA, TN, KY and WV. Blanket America also handles the FBCM Bible Ministry which gives Bibles, at no charge, to those who want to read God's Word.
BOSTON CHURCH PLANTS
Ministry Leader: Kevin Hyatt
First Baptist Matthews adopted 2 church plants in Boston, MA in January 2016. We are working through SBC-North American Mission Board's "SEND" Church Planting and Evangelism Strategy of taking the gospel back into inner cities of America and Canada.
- Charles River Church (Anglo) - Pastor Josh Wyatt - Launched October 2010
- Indian Community Church (Asia Indian) - Pastor Suresh Sammangi - Launched December 2015
First Baptist Matthews will be taking teams at least once a year to Boston to work with these church plants to help them grow numerically and spiritually. We will support them financially, prayfully and through hands on ministry.
ANGEL TREE MINISTRY
Ministry Leader: Mitzi Wiggins
Our Angel Tree Ministry takes place every fall and is a way to ensure that all the children in one of our ministry areas of Appalachia receive Christmas gifts and the true message of Christmas, Jesus Christ.
- People needed to assist leaders in ministry to work a pick-up & promotion area during church service times.
- People to help box and load the gifts after they are returned by church members.
BILLY GRAHAM TV/TELEPHONE COUNSELING MINISTRY
Ministry Leader: Martha Graham
Billy Graham Classic Telecasts are shown 52 Wednesdays a year and quarterly a week long live Billy Graham Crusade is telecast throughout North America and Canada. We are one of the 40 "Call Centers" throughout North America that answers callers responding to the gospel message from these telecasts. A one-time training class is required to participate in this awesome ministry.
- People to serve as phone counselors.
- People to pray while counselors are taking calls.
- People to serve in the following leadership positions: Counselor Assist Team, Call Center Director Assistants, Administrative Support, Call Flow Distribution, Ministry Recruiters and Ministry Training Team.
ADDITIONAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS:
North American Mission Board
North Carolina State Convention