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We seek to Love the Lord our God and share God’s love with the community and world.

SERVE on Campus

Greeters: Greet guests in the parking lot and at the doors to make them feel welcome. Volunteer to serve how it fits your schedule.
Contact: Cyndi Busby

Youth Ministry: We have various roles to be filled on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and other unique events such as camp and mission trips.
Contact: David Hughes

FBCKids Ministry: Our preschool and children’s ministry is where we begin loving, laughing and learning about God’s great love with the children of our community. There are lots of volunteer opportunities here! (All leaders are required to be members of the congregation for 6 months and pass a background check before they can begin serving.)
Contact: Melissa Willis or call 706-733-2236 ext. 209.

Volunteer Receptionist: Be a friendly face to our visitors and a kind voice on the telephone. Shifts vary based on your availability and can be flexible.
Contact: Susan Jones or call at 706-733-2236, ext. 223.

Traditional Worship Music: Ranging from instrumentalists to singers and children to senior adults, there are multiple ways to use your musical gifts during the traditional worship service. Click here to see all of the opportunities.
Contact: Ryan Heritage

Production Team: Camera operators, sound engineers, lighting and projection operators and more. There is training and a place for you to serve behind the scenes at First Baptist Church.
Contact: Dan Gaudinier

Contemporary Worship Musicians and Singers: Expressing your love for God and His love for us through modern worship music.
Contact: Dan Gaudinier

SERVE in our Community

Benevolence: We greet, counsel, pray and present the Gospel to people. We bag and deliver food and other items in grocery carts for families to take home. Volunteers examine past due rent or utility bills and provide financial assistance. And so much more. Many, many volunteers are needed to make this a success.

Current Needs for Benevolence Ministry: (1) 2 volunteers monthly to assist with pantry organization. (2) 2 volunteers monthly to help deliver food packages to homeless. (3) 2 volunteers to fill freezer at the Lydia project beginning January.

As we prepare to welcome clients back on campus, we will need several volunteers for various positions such as intake, counselors, baggers, etc. If you are willing to join us as a volunteer in meeting with clients, please let us know so we can plan accordingly. We need you in order to have personal contact with those we serve! Contact Benevolence Ministry

The Bridge Ministry: For the past 10 years, First Baptist Church of Augusta has been a major partner with The Bridge Ministry of the CSRA by providing volunteers, hot meals, and financial support.   The Bridge Ministry is a faith-based 501(c)(3) that was started in 2007 by Pastor Roger Gardner and his wife, Kimmie, to serve the inner city poor and homeless in Augusta.  Since the ministry’s inception, we have seen countless lives changed, social and racial barriers removed, families restored, and physical and mental health improved.  Over these years, we have also helped the unemployed find jobs and housing.

Every other Saturday, The Bridge MInistry provides a hot meal and provides basic life supplies while holding a church service for children and adults under the Calhoun Expressway Bridge at 15th Street.  This outreach has helped to open the door to restore people’s lives with love, hope, and dignity.  We also operate our Benevolence Ministry and Food Pantry out of our office on S. Old Belair Rd where we provide food, prayer, counseling, clothing and financial assistance to those in need. Contact: Hugh Hollar or cell at 706-294-4682.
 

English as a Second Language (ESL): We teach English to those who are not fluent. Due to transition from the pandemic, we are in need of a director and support volunteers in order for this ministry to continue. Please let us know if you’re interested in serving so we can make plans to resume this ministry effort. Contact: Cyndi Busby

Men on Mission: Repair windows, make ramps, repair damaged property, paint, repair doors, replace rotten wood, and many other tasks that the poor and elderly in our community are unable to do for themselves.

Copeland Elementary: We have an ongoing partnership with Copeland Elementary School just down Jackson Road from the church. This involves adopting classrooms, providing goodie bags for the teachers, assisting as science fair judges, supplying some candy for the fall festival, offering space for pre-planning meetings and lunch, and many other opportunities.

Current Needs for Copeland Ministry: Up to 5 volunteers to read with children in the library. Contact Ann Taylor

Family Promise: We help low-income families with children in Augusta and the surrounding area achieve lasting independence by providing safe shelter, meals and support services. On a quarterly basis, a dedicated area of our church is transformed into a dormitory for up to 3 families (16 people) for 1 full week. Bedrooms with linens, blankets, towels, lamps, alarm clocks are set up by a crew of church members. Volunteers are needed in every area to provide comfort for these transitioning families.

Jesus’ Special Followers: Sunday School class for special needs adults provides Christian education for physically and/or mentally challenged individuals. Due to transitions from the pandemic, we need volunteers in order to resume this ministry once we believe it is safe. Please let us know if you are willing to serve in this ministry, so we can make plans to resume. Contact Cyndi Busby

Women’s Missionary Union: The Lucy Wright Parker Mission Group (morning meeting) and the Serendipity Mission Group (evening meeting). These groups enjoy guest speakers and a meal together and discuss ways to minister to the community. Serve at the soup kitchen, St. Johns Towers, Friendship Community Center and many other ministry opportunities in our community. Pray together and support each other.

Helping Hands: We sew purses for the Lydia Project (a ministry that reaches women who are being treated for cancer). We knit baby caps for newborns in the neonatal nursery and make bedrolls, stocking caps and scarves for the homeless.

SERVE Beyond

Honduras (Mission on the Move): With the commissioning of Ernie and Allison Sizemore as missionaries in 2012, we began a partnership with Mission on the Move in Honduras. The Honduras mission consists of an after-school program (grades 1-6), a youth discipleship program (grades 7-12), and university scholarships for qualified students. In 2015 the mission established a “gateway home” for transitional care for abandoned babies until Honduran families can adopt them. Mission on the Move provides holistic development for each child to include, but not limited to, discipleship and spiritual development; all school fees, supplies and uniforms; homework help and tutoring; basic medical and dental care; daily hot, nutritious meals; and hygiene supplies and instructions. Our congregation provides opportunities to members to serve in a variety of ways from child sponsorship to participation on dental, educational and construction mission trips.

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