First Missions

Mission opportunities open doors for us to love God by serving others. These possibilities are limitless as we shine Christ’s light in Roanoke, in Virginia, throughout the U.S., and around the world. How is God asking you to share the light of His salvation?

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First Roanoke sponsors mission teams to Lesotho, Africa, several times a year. If you’re interested in being a part of the missions teams for July, October, or November, or to sign up for upcoming informational meetings, please contact the Missions Office.

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Disaster Relief Training

The SBC of Virginia offers training to equip members of SBC of Virginia churches so they are able to respond during times of disaster. Each training offers necessary instruction for volunteers to respond with other Southern Baptists around the world during times of disaster and crisis. The training is practical and allows those, 18 years old and above, to serve with confidence. 

New for 2018: You are now required to complete a portion of the DR training online!  “Introduction to Disaster Relief” needs to be completed prior to attending the in-class portion of training. After completing the online session, you will be eligible to attend our May 5th Saturday session. Use coupon code SBCVDR. Please bring your online course proof of completion to the training event.