FBC Supports Missions

Because Presence Matters

Week of Prayer

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (Global Mission)

A network of individuals and churches who work together to extend hope in a hurting world

International Mission Board (Lottie Moon)

176 years of reaching those in need around the world with the Gospel

December 13-18, 2021


Week of Prayer for International Missions

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2  

'Tis the Season to Give

December is a month for giving. FBC emphasizes giving to International Missions in order that Christ and His message may be spread around the world. The two offerings we participate in are the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Mission offering and the Lottie Moon Christmas offering through the International Mission Board. 


How do I give?

Each December we are encouraged to give to global missions. Those who contribute to First Baptist Church’s budget receive envelopes for this purpose, or gifts may be mailed to P.O. Box 908, Griffin, GA 30224. You may also contribute through FBC’s online giving portal. For four weeks we will highlight work done by CBF and IMB. We covet your prayers and hope you will support one or both of these endeavors.

Our Support of CBF

The theme for the CBF offering is “Because Presence Matters.” The goal is $4 million. Because our presence matters, all of the CBF offering goes to support field personnel serving around the world.


The mission God gave us to share the Gospel in word and deed has never been more important than it is now. By giving, we are supporting the longer-term presence of field personnel in 19 countries as they cultivate beloved community, bear witness to Jesus Christ, and seek transformational development among people and places otherwise forgotten and forsaken by the world.


"I saw a great multitude standing before the throne..."

Revelation 7:9

'Tis the Season to Give

In December we are encouraged to support International Missions. One of the offerings is the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. 


Who is Lottie Moon?

She was a missionary to China from 1873 to 1912. She wrote letters pleading for mission support and they still resonate today. Because of her determination, WMU collected a Christmas offering to give to the Foreign Mission Board, or IMB. It was named for her in 1918 for her work and sacrifice to keep missionaries on the field. 100% of the offering today goes to this cause.

The goal this year is $185 million. It provides critical funding for the work to continue. Please consider a gift this month to Lottie Moon and/or the CBF Global Mission Offering.


"Let's advance God's kingdom together."

—International Mission Board

Missy Ward-Angalla

We at FBC are especially proud to help sponsor Missy Ward-Angalla as she is a true presence in Africa. A mission trip to assist her is planned for the Summer of 2022.


As we continue our emphasis on giving to Global Missions in December, we are reminded of the story in Luke 24 as Jesus walked to Emmaus with two disciples. Just as Jesus was present with them, our field personnel are present to come near, go with, stay with and break bread with some of the world’s most neglected people.
Presence is listening, hospitality, conversation, compassion, tenderness, empathy, kindness, and welcoming. Presence is attentive, intuitive, and seeing.
Following the example of Jesus, CBF Global Missions field personnel are present to those in the communities they serve.

Please plan to give to CBF Global or Lottie Moon offerings this December.

— FBC Missions Council

Missy Ward-Angalla

Experience the joy of giving by supporting Lottie Moon or CBF Global offerings.


“Together, we transform lives through prayer.”
This is done in many ways:
1. Our missionaries are connected with churches in order to do the task to which they have been called.
2. Missionaries welcome efforts to push back the darkness.
3. Missionary couples are equipping Hispancis and Latinos in many areas of South Asia.
4. In West Africa, many of our missionaries reach the lost by sharing Bible stories.
5. The main emphasis in thinking is to help those they serve to find security and hope.
6. Taiwanese believers have become committed to a global spread of the gospel.