FIRST MISSIONS

FIRST
MISSIONS

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28: 19-20

Serve God by serving others. The 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? We have many ways for you to answer God’s call in serving through missions!

Pray | Give | Go

We offer multiple opportunities to serve both locally, and globally. To support missions financially, use the link below to donate online.

First Roanoke is a church in mission. At home and abroad.

LOCAL MISSIONS

ADULTS ON MISSION
Tuesdays, 11 am | Phelps Hall

Stop by one of their weekly gatherings! AOM meets to work on service projects and hear from guest speakers. If you want to learn more about how you can serve your neighbor, this is the place to be!

GO TEAMS

GO Teams are “sent out” on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, following up with families or individuals who have visited our church.

Want to learn more about this ministry or being a member of the team? Let us know!

ROANOKE VALLEY MISSIONS
In support of local Baptist community centers

Fall Reading Program
Mon & Tues 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Volunteers needed to read & listen (2:30-3:30 only for listeners). Call the Keystone Community Center to register: (540) 330-6263. High School volunteers are welcome.

Summer Mission Trip
Norfolk, Virginia

July 28 – August 2

First Roanoke and the First Students ministry is partnering with The Mission Church in Norfolk, VA, to assist in small construction projects, homeless shelter service, park beautification, and a Celebration Day for the community.

Stop by the Missions GO Cart in The Crossing Sunday morning for more information.

Westside Elementary School Partnership

Books with Breakfast

Second Saturday of every month
9:30 am to 11 am

 

Join us for book distribution and reading with students. You’re welcome to bring your own kids to enjoy the program!

 

Follow us on social media or sign-up for the First Roanoke weekly email to find out about other events and opportunities such as food and clothing drives.

DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING

The SBC of Virginia offers training to equip members of SBC of Virginia churches 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. 


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 the training. 

Use code “SBCVDR_2019″ for the online training course to be free. 

Please bring your online course proof of completion to the training event.

ONLINE TRAININGIN-CLASS TRAINING

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. 


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 the training.

Use code “SBCVDR_2019″ for the online training course to be free. 

Please bring your online course proof of completion to the training event.

GLOBAL MISSIONS

If you’re interested in being a part of the missions teams for one of the many trips we take throughout the year, contact Jay Dove, our missions pastor. 

LESOTHO

August and November

First Roanoke sponsors mission teams to Lesotho, Africa, several times a year.

Three spots are available for our August 8-18 trip, and 2-3 spots remain for our November trip tentatively planned for Nov. 3-13.

NICARAGUA

Men’s Trip
September 28 – October 5

This team will partner with Because We Care Ministries and be specifically working to engage and disciple men in strategic villages around Somotillo.

Missions Resources & Forms

Interested in joining a Missions group? Check out the resources below! Submit your completed First Roanoke forms to the Missions office.

Questions? Call (540) 224-3380 Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Check out our missions partners for more information about initiatives First Roanoke supports and other missions opportunities.