MISSIONS

We are working to share God’s love
in our own neighborhoods and around the world. 

OUR ACTS 1:8 VISION

Inspired by the words in Acts 1:8…
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
 
…we encourage all people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether in our own community, across the nation, or in a foreign country.
 
Our Jerusalem = Transylvania County
 
Our Judea = North Carolina
 
Our Samaria = North America, with a focus on reaching across cultures
 
Our end of the earth = the World

OUR MISSIONS ACTION PLAN: PRAY, GIVE, GO

Pray

We pray for specific missionaries when we gather, especially on Wednesday nights, but also in small groups and Sunday School classes.
 

Give

Our church donates 10% of all offerings to missions. In addition, our congregation gives to multiple special missions projects, including Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong, Baptist Children’s Homes, The Center for Women, and Transylvania Christian Ministries (Sharing House). Sunday School classes and other small groups also provide support to specific ministries and missionaries.
 

Go

Our members are active in a number of ministries, locally, statewide, in our nation, and across the world. We share God’s love at street festivals in downtown Brevard, at Broyhill Children’s Home, and with workers at the Mountain State Fair. Each year, teams from our church travel to Kentucky and Vermont to assist with practical projects and evangelistic outreach. Our members have traveled to Southeast Asia and South America to support ongoing missions efforts in those places.
 
For more information about our Acts 1:8 Missions Team, contact the church office.

Don Sunshine MAKE A DIFFERENCE Event

The Churches of Transylvania County have a unique evangelism training opportunity for all Christ followers.
 
What- Don Sunshine – MAKE A DIFFERENCE (M.A.D.) event
When- Saturday September 19th
Where- First Baptist Church 
Time- 9:00-2:00 (breaks and lunch)
 
Jesus’ last words to His disciples were to GO and make disciples! If we say we follow Him we must obey His command! He wants us to share the Gospel with everyone we meet. Many Christians want to share their faith but they think they lack the tools that will help them do it.
 
The Don Sunshine Make A Difference training will help participants:
 1. Learn strategies & techniques for engaging people in a non-threatening way.
 2. Catch a renewed vision and enthusiasm to share Jesus with others.
 3. Make a difference in the eternal destination of others.
 
This event is for ALL ages. We encourage all seniors, youth, teachers, youth leaders, etc. to come to this event. Each of us has a testimony to share about what the Lord has done in our life. 
 
The training is FREE. A love offering will be taken. But we do need everyone to register, so we know how many will be attending and can do the appropriate “social distancing” (if that is still necessary at that time). Bring your own lunch; the church will provide drinks.
 
People sense that something is “going on”. The enemy has done his best to keep us separated lately. But that doesn’t mean we have to be silent. We have the GOOD NEWS that all need to hear.
 
For more information, contact Jamie Sellers.