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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

8:30 Hospitality: Each Sunday before Contemporary Worship, we need help setting up the drinks and light snacks, followed by cleanup.
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.

Event Assistants: Help with the setups and tear-downs in the gym for special events and other activities as needed. Must be able to lift and stack chairs!
Contact: Kelly Rose or call 706-733-2236, ext. 257.

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.

The Bridge Ministry: Join us each Saturday under the Calhoun Expressway at 15th Street as we serve the inner city poor and homeless of Augusta, provide a hot meal, and worship together.  We also have a nursery and children’s church.  Setup begins at 11:30 AM with our volunteer meeting taking place at 12:15 PM.  All activities conclude around 3 PM.  Other opportunities to serve in this ministry include sorting clothing and food prep.  Many volunteers are needed for this ministry.  Contact: Hugh Hollar

English as a Second Language (ESL): We teach English to those who are not fluent. Volunteers also bring a brunch for the student.
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.

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. Volunteers are needed each Sunday during the regular Sunday School hour to help the individuals load and unload from the transportation provided.

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.

South Dakota: Working through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Rural Poverty Initiative, we have served in Bridger, SD, since 2012, taking at least one trip annually. We work alongside Byron and Toni Buffalo and several other churches from around the U.S. to bring hope to and share our love with the Lakota people on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

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