How Your Giving Furthers the Gospel
 
Here’s a brief update on how your contributions serve the Kingdom of God in external ways at FBC:
 
Community Missions – FBC serves the community of Fairfield through various ministries. Each week on Tuesday evening and Friday morning, the Food Pantry serves the needs of the community through the distribution of food. Frontier Community College students and staff have been served in different ways also. Through the Children’s Ministry Day, local First Responders, senior adults, and others were served through the efforts of young children from the GWBA. FBC is working to share the love of Christ in our community. There are lots of ways to get involved!

Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services – Carmi – FBC makes a monthly gift through the budget to support the Children’s Home in Cami. The support makes a difference in the lives of troubled children, single mothers to be, and families in crisis.
Sufficiency Of Scriptures Ministries – Uganda – Anthony and Mary Basaba are the missionaries that FBC have a specific relationship with at SOS. This ministry is equipping pastors to share the Gospel in Uganda, Africa. SOS is supported though the monthly budget.
Debbie (Wohler) Reasoner – Resort Missionary – Debbie grew up in First Baptist Church and is the daughter of Gene Wohler. She is serving the Tahoe City Resort Ministry in California. She is working on recruiting students to serve as summer missionaries. Debbie receives monthly support from FBC through the monthly budget.
 
Greater Wabash Baptist Association (GWBA) – GWBA is the local association of 25 churches that serve together in our area. The churches share missions and training to help further the Kingdom. The Junior and Senior High Camp are highlights of the associational mission.

Southern Baptist Cooperative Program – How Does the Cooperative Program Work?
It begins with you! You give yourself first to God. Next, out of gratitude and obedience to God for what He has done for you, you commit to give back to Him, through your church, a portion of what He provides. Your Church… decides the next step. Every year your church prayerfully decides how much of its undesignated gifts will be committed to reaching people in your state and around the world through The Cooperative Program. This amount is then forwarded to your State Baptist Convention. Messengers at the State Convention Annual Meetings… from your church and other churches across the state decide what percentage of Cooperative Program gifts contributed by local congregations stay in your state to support local missions and ministries. The percentage to be forwarded to the SBC for North American and international missions and ministries is also determined at this time. Messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting… from across the country decide how the gifts received from the states will be distributed among SBC entities. These gifts are used by SBC entities to send and support missionaries, train pastors, and other ministry leaders; provide relief for retired ministers and widows; and address social, moral, and ethical concerns relating to our faith and families. The bottom line is people around the world hear the gospel and receive Christ!
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