We believe that FBP members are called to take the gospel to areas and peoples who have little or no access to the gospel. Our goal is to make disciples while forming indigenous local churches. Our strategy is divided into three categories: daily missional living; local missions involvement; and short/mid-term missions.
Daily Missional Living
Every FBP member is expected to be involved in daily missional living. This includes an active daily devotional life; involvement in a LifeGroup and Community Group; consistent corporate worship attendance; serving in and through a local FBP campus; sharing your faith with unbelievers; and practicing biblical stewardship of time, talents, and possessions.
Local Missions Involvement
Pre-requisite: Fulfillment of Daily Missional Living requirements. Local Missions Involvement may be short-term missions events or long-term ministries.
Mobile home park ministry
Description: Opportunities to serve through weekly Bible studies for adults and children.
Contact: Tom Langston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dogwood Mobile Home Park: Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, contact Lisa Thomas (email@example.com)
Gamble Mobile Home Park: Sundays at 5:00 PM and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, contact Ron Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Oak Haven Mobile Home Park: Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, contact Mark Rathjen (email@example.com)
Twilite Mobile Home Park: Sundays at 5:00 PM and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, contact Rick Violet (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greenview Village: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, contact Andrew or Dominique Chitwood (email@example.com)
Description: Opportunities to serve in various Bible studies in homes in North and West Knoxville.
Contact: Victor Baez, text (423) 273-1035
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Description: Volunteers will assist in leading an ESL class or assist with childcare.
Norwood Baptist Church: Sundays at 9:00 AM (1725 Wilson Road Knoxville), contact Chris Ogle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Norwood Elementary School: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM (1909 Merchant Drive Knoxville), contact Janice Ramsey (email@example.com)
mission of hope
women on mission
Description: A group of FBP women meet monthly to promote missions education and involvement.
Contact: Glinda Arnold, (865) 945-3366
choices resource center (CRC)
Short-Term Mission Efforts
Pre-requisite: Fulfillment of Daily Missional Living requirements. A short-term mission is an effort lasting less than 30 days.
Children’s bible ministry (CBM)
Description: Construction, maintenance, and ministry support in area camps. Participants pay their own expenses.
Camp Ozone: April 13-17, 2020
Tuckaleechee Retreat Center: March 22-27, 2020
TaPaWinGo: May 3-8, 2020
Contact: Don Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Description: Construction, roofing, remodeling, and ministry support in the Knox County Baptist Association camp. Participants pay their own expenses.
Dates: Various dates TBA in church bulletin
Contact: Howard Buhl (865) 548-7249
Int’l learning center (ILC)
Description: Prayer walking at the International Mission Board Missionary Training Center near Richmond, VA
Dates: ILC 120, February 7-9, 2020
Team Size: 6
Contact: Tim McGhee (email@example.com)
guatemala 120 high school seniors
guatemala 220 Adults
Salt Lake City 120 Students
Family mission 120
thailand Medical 120
lost city 120
southern cross project – macau 120
Description: Teams will serve alongside IMB and national partners training national believers in Any3 Evangelism and ongoing evangelistic Bible studies. Team members need to be physically able to be on their feet and willing to boldly share their faith.
Dates: SEA 120 April 16-25, 2020; SEA 220 TBD
Team Size: 2
Contact: Chuck Ramsey (firstname.lastname@example.org)