At FBC Buford, we believe seriously in fulfilling the commands of our Savior Jesus Christ to make Him known throughout all the earth. We strive to teach and engage the local church in fulfilling this command through the model given in Acts 1:8. In that passage from God's Word, Jesus says, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Christ was clear in his teaching that we are to pray, give, and go so that the gospel can be spread.
The Great Commission Offering (GCO) is a NEW opportunity for our church to give to missions. Our church goal for 2016 is $30,000. The GCO campaign begins in December and culminates on Easter Sunday. Through the GCO, we are able to support an array of missions efforts occurring locally, nationally, and globally. This approach to missions giving provides us the flexibility to support mission efforts historically important to us as Southern Baptists (i.e. Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong Offerings), while also supporting local mission efforts such short term mission trip scholarships, Operation Christmas Child, and others. Please prayerfully consider how you will give to the GCO and join us in praying that God would move our church to give above and beyond our church goal.
Through this offering, we will support these mission endeavors:
Lottie Moon: 40 %
Annie Armstrong: 25%
Church Missions Fund: 35%
Two Easy Ways to Give:
1. GCO Envelopes—envelopes for the GCO are located in the welcome center as well as in the seat pockets in the worship center. Simply fill it out, enclose your contribution, and drop it in the offering plate during any worship service.
2. Online—Login to your e-Giving account to provide your contribution online.
We are committed to loving, serving, and influencing Buford, Gwinnett County, and the state of Georgia for the fame of Jesus Christ through local and state entities.
Our food pantry is available by appointment for families in our community on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. For more information, contact the church office.
FEED THE NEED
Feed the Need is a ministry opportunity during the Thanksgiving season that allows us to provide food for less fortunate families. For $35, we are able to provide a box of food to a family in need.
GEORGIA BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME We support the children's home through WMU groups, financially, and by collecting various items throughout the year as needs arise.
Other events include Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival, and others.
Just as we are committed to loving, serving, and influencing our community and state, we are committed to doing the same in our country. Our commitment to reaching our nation is seen through short term mission trip opportunities as well as participation in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Student Life Camps
There is also a commitment to missions in reaching the world. We are seeking to fulfill this commitment by praying for our missionary partners, supporting missions financially, and by sending out short-term mission teams.
People from FBC Buford have traveled to China, Russia, El Salvador, Haiti, Israel, and other places across the world.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Each year, we participate in the Samaritan's Purse PeopleOperation Christmas Child initiative. Our church is a drop-off location for our area.