MISSIONS TEAM - . Eugene Miller, Director - 786-8454
Assigned the purpose of Evangelism
Missions designate the work done by our church to fulfill its mission to persons not members of our church or enrolled in our programs. This is done directly and through representative agents. Missions is something we do—mission action! It is ministering to (helping) those in need and evangelizing (witnessing to) the unsaved.
We are commanded by Jesus in His Great Commission: "Go ye therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
Our mission work is divided into two categories: Home and Foreign. "You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8. Our Home and Foreign Mission work, fulfilled in our communities, our state, our nation and foreign countries, is done by our church alone or in cooperation with other churches through the Gethsemane Baptist Association, the Baptist E&M Convention of SC, and the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
"For I was hungry, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me." Matthew 25:34-36
The Woman’s Missionary seeks to involve women of the church in mission action. It also works cooperatively with Gethsemane Woman’s Missionary, Baptist E&M Convention of SC and National Baptist Convention Woman’s Missionary to carry out its mission.
Woman’s Missionary Opportunities
Monday – Friday: Volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels
Monthly: Making bags for the Lydia Project
2nd Saturdays: Clothes Closet
March & December: Minister at Hannah House
April: Prepare hygiene Kits for Shelters & Migrant workers
May 5th: Minister at Whitaker Home
October: Minister at Central Carolina Home
December: Minister at Manning Correctional Institution
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16
The YWA is the ministry where our young women, ages 18- 45, have an opportunity do mission action with our church or in cooperation with the Gethsemane YWA or the Baptist E&M Convention of South Carolina.
Young Woman’s Auxiliary Mission Action
Quarterly: Ministry at Alston Wilkes Society
3x/year: Ministry at Walters Retirement Home
Monthly (4th Saturdays): Hope Ministry (Feeding the Homeless)
"Honour all men, love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king." 1 Peter 2:17
Besides providing the opportunity for the men of our church to become involved in missions, the Brotherhood also allows our men to take their rightful role as they strive to become the men God would have them to be.
"Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren." 1 Timothy 5:1
This ministry brings our young boys and young men together with our older men for mentoring, training, fellowship and mission.
"…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15
This ministry utilizes the GROW Program to engage our members in door-to-door evangelism in the community, letter-writing, and follow-up phone calls.
"…the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few." Matthew 9:2
Community Impact allows our church family to celebrate its year-long involvement in the community via a day of worship and the offering of numerous health and human services to the community.