Spiritual Formation occurs as we follow the ways of God. Following in familiar ways is easy; however, following Jesus involves moving outside the safe walls we have constructed. If we are truly following Jesus, then we are "going" to the places where Jesus is going – following him there.
Easley First Baptist is currently involved in Local OutReach Projects that serve people in the Easley community. We believe every member is called to be a missionary and an evangelist. The vision of Easley First Baptist is to have every single member "going" outside the walls of the church to serve. Click on the logos below to learn more about each mission organization/project.
EFBC provides a worship experience for the inmates at the Pickens County Corrections Facility (Stockade) on the 3rd Friday night of each month. (December is first Friday.) Meals / refreshments are also provided.
Ways to Serve: provide music (instrumental / vocal) for each month's service / present special programs (sermons, Bible Studies, testimonies, music, etc.) / organize meals & refreshments / volunteer to serve meals & refreshments / provide meals & refreshments / pray for inmates / establish ongoing relationships with the inmates provide jobs for inmates upon their release
Contact: Hubert Bishop, Jr., EFBC Coordinator
Phone: 855-8735 Email: Hubert Bishop
Go! Easley First is a church-wide local mission project day. We focused on going out into Easley and serving the community for Christ. We were putting Easley, SC First!
In previous years, we have hosted a Food Drive at a local grocery store asking customers to purchase items to be donated to United Christian Ministries. We have hosted a Garage Sale with the proceeds being used to dig a well in Africa and send a mission team to Belize. Growth Groups have also gotten together to perform smaller mission projects such as helping people move into their new house, putting together kits that are given to homeless people, going to a local laundry mat and pay for people to do their laundry, or offering free lawn service to people who may not have the time or resources, to name a few.
Help Feed Easley in a one-day grocery store blitz. Each summer, EFBC organizes a one-day food drive to support United Christian Ministries in providing food for the hungry in Pickens County. Volunteers distribute a list of food items as shoppers enter local grocery stores. Shoppers drop-off purchased items as they exit the store. Collected food replenishes the supplies at United Christian Ministries.
Ways to Serve: volunteer to serve a 2 hour shift
Easley First Baptist and Easley Presbyterian are working together this summer on an ARTS Camp! which provides quality, creative training in the Arts. The camp will be held on the campus of Easley First Baptist this summer. In our ARTS Camp!, professional artists and Arts teachers lead introductory and advanced workshops in visual art, theatre, music, dance, and specialty classes. Each class focuses on teaching the stories of God through the Arts – making the Bible our launching point for creating and evaluating new works of art.
For more information, go to www.efbc.org/artscamp
United Christian Ministries is an interdenominational ministry which is supported by local churches in Pickens County and northern Anderson County. Churches give support through monthly financial contributions from their benevolence budgets or special offerings, with food items, clothing donations and by sending wonderful committed volunteers. Individuals, United Way, area businesses and civic organizations also support UCM. They offer assistance with food, clothing, life sustaining medications, and in emergency situations with utilities, rent, and fuel. United Christian Ministries to find out more infromation.
Each year, Easley First Baptist helps host a FREE FCA baketball camp for the community each summer. Children who have completed 2nd - 7th grade are invited to attend. You can register online at: http://www.efbc.org/bballcamp
SHINE was organized to help alleviate hunger in the Easley area – elderly, homeless, and underprivileged. We serve a well balanced meal each evening, Monday-Friday, at J.T. Simpson Academy. SHINE is 100% volunteers and has approximately 150 people who serve on the Board of Directors and as kitchen managers, meal planners, cooks, servers, & clean-up.
Ways to serve: volunteer as a kitchen manager / volunteer as a kitchen helper / lead a devotion at meal-time / donate food items or assist with funding / assist with fund raising
Contact: Judy Burns, SHINE CoOrganizer Phone: 423-1437
Contact: Ansel Deadwyler, SHINE CoOrganizer Phone: 238-7408
Contact: Bucky Crane, SHINE CoOrganizer Phone: 859-9622
567 Club is a mentoring group for 11-17 year old boys who have no appropriate male role-model in their lives. 567 selects a group of middle school students every 6-7 years and stays with that group until they complete high school. The boys may be referred by their parents, family friends, the school system, or DSS. 567 meets every Tuesday night at 7:00pm. The name comes from Deuteronomy 6: 5-7. Adults working with youth must complete a background check.
Ways to Serve: provide food on Tuesday nights / mentor or substitute mentor a boy / teach during the study period / play basketball with the boys / pray for a boy / provide funding for meals
Contact: Patrick Rivers, EFBC Coordinator Phone: 855-1787
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. The mission of Troop 37 is to provide for the boys of Easley First Baptist and the Easley community an effective goal-oriented program designed to build desirable qualities of character, to train in the responsibilities of citizenship, and to develop in them personal fitness, in a program which is camping oriented and under the supervision of adult Christian leaders.
Ways to Serve: volunteer as a Unit Leader / chair a troop committee / serve on a troop committee / volunteer as a merit badge counselor / serve as a chartered organization representative / invite a boy to join Troop 37 / volunteer to assist with Camp Rabon
Contact: EW Rabon, EFBC Coordinator Phone: 859-8163
The Deacons approved our BSA/EFBS Scouting Program Statement and Code of Conduct Contract at their meeting on 8-18-13. Below are the documents.