Adults on Mission

Serving our Valley and Beyond!

What is Adults on Mission?

Adults on Mission, formerly known as Women’s Missionary Union, has been part of the ministry of First Baptist Church since 1906.  Over the years, it has evolved to include both men and women.  If you have a heart for missions and enjoy serving in Jesus’s name, please consider joining us as we reach out to the lost in our Valley and around the world.  

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 

1 Corinthians 15:58  (MEV)

Get Plugged in with AOM!

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Every Second Tuesday Adults on Mission Meets in Phelps Hall at 10AM for small group time, and gathers at 11AM for prayer and to hear from a speaker.

If you have any questions, email Barbara Jirka at

Join a Small Group

Tuesday Morning Groups

Coordinator: Marcia Richardson, (540)556-5239

There are three groups that meet on the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month prior to the large group time.  This group, open to both men and women, supports both international and local missions through prayer, giving, and going.  Each meeting has a program with a missions-focused speaker or hands-on project.  Members are also very busy participating in mission action projects.  Examples of these projects are providing lunch for Bible study groups at the two Roanoke Valley Baptist Centers, dinner at the Bradley Free Clinic, and meals for World Changers.  Members also make items for different ministries such as stocking caps, lap quilts, and pillowcase dresses.  There are so many opportunities for sharing the love of Jesus. 

Women in Action

Facilitator: Barbara Jirka, (540)520-6397

Women in Action consists of varied ages of women who love to do local mission work and who cannot attend regular meetings. We meet once a year in September to plan our yearly projects.  Our projects include Christmas Card Stuffers for Rescue Mission, Donating for Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes for Keystone Community Center, putting together Easter Baskets for after school children at Keystone CC and providing dinner for Bradley Free Clinic in February. There are many other small and big service projects. (You never get bored doing the same thing all the time!) All other correspondence is done via email.  We are a fun group of ladies who are truly blessed through all the people we serve and work with!

Richardson Group

Facilitators: Sarah Kohler, (540)597-6484, and Jack Gowen

The Richardson Group represents a diverse membership of about twenty members who share an interest in missions. Our group, consisting of both men and women, meets regularly on the third Sunday of each month immediately following the morning church service.  We begin with a fellowship luncheon that is provided by each member and reflects a particular food plan such as build a salad  theme, “let’s tailgate,“ sub sandwich Sunday etc. The food and fellowship are always “just right”!  Following our lunch we have a guest mission speaker or work on a special project.  We have been especially supportive of “The Least of These Ministry,”  supplying both hygenic, food, and clothing items. Our members remain sensitive and responsive to special projects that come up such as distribution of backpacks for Appalachia, assisting with after school snacks at Keystone, working to level books for student distribution, etc. There are times we work as a group as well as opportunities for several to work together as we remain faithful to those activities our Heavenly Father deems worthy.

Women with a Vision (WAV)

Facilitator: Carolyn Vaughan, (540)416-3299

Women with a Vision Meets monthly usually in a member’s home at 6:00PM. This group supports both international and local missions in a variety of ways.  During meeting times there may be a speaker or members may work on a missions project.  Some of the projects include tying fleece blankets, making salvation bracelets, writing notes for homebound ministry, making finger puppets for mission trips, cutting bags for plarn mats and many others.  This group also works closely with the Keystone Community Center in a variety of ways such as helping with Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas boxes and volunteering at the center.  The opportunities for ministering to others is endless.