local and global ministry

Our First Baptist Church family actively supports local and global missions through American Baptist Missions as well as independent ministries. We're a part of the American Baptist Churches of Indiana/Kentucky.


If you're looking for ways to share Christ's love with others, we have a ministry waiting for you! Opportunities include working with the ministries listed below, as well as helping with youth and children's ministries, small groups, outreach projects, music, technology, shut-in visitation, and much more! If you're interested in volunteering with us, or introducing a new ministry idea, please contact our pastoral staff or our church office. 

local ministries

Following are just a few of the local ministries we support financially and through volunteer work. Other ministries include hosting local Boy Scout Troop #717, participating in Community Vacation Bible school every summer, sponsoring a Christmas "angel tree" for local families, holding an annual Craft Bazaar in November to raise funds for missions and local organizations, and much more! Our Eggleston building also serves as a host site for AA/NA groups, prayer groups, and other local ministries and events.

  • Benevolence fund

    You can donate to our Deacons' ministry to help Jefferson County residents in financial crisis. We help with rent, electricity, and short-term housing. (If you are in need of assistance, please contact our office during office hours for information on our application process.)

  • second stories

    You can volunteer as a mentor or donate to support this local ministry that provides mentoring support and resources to expectant parents, including single moms and dads, and parents of children up to three years old.

  • Homework helpers

    You can help tutor Lydia Middleton students with simple homework up to three days a week during the Spring semester.

  • Treasuring small spirits

    You can help this local ministry provide support and free resources to those who have lost a child through stillbirth, miscarriage and infant death. If you or someone you know is going through this difficult journey, please contact Kathy at Treasuring Small Spirits website.

global misions & missionaries

We're passionate about supporting missions around the world through the relationships we build with missionaries and through our financial support of them. Along with the missionaries listed below, we're excited to support Shekinah Baptist Church in Santa Ana, El Salvador through our Sister Church Program and are developing a partnership with missions in Lynch, Kentucky. We also provide financial support for the Conference and Camping Ministries at Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin and Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp in Westport, IN, and we support campus ministries at six different Indiana universities. We hold special offerings four times a year to support disaster relief efforts and other American Baptist missions programs and hold special supply drives for local and global missions including a Shoebox Drive every Christmas for Operation Christmas child and much more!

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