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“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the Ends of the Earth.” Acts 1:8


UPDATE: Gospel Conversations: Unprecedented Opportunities!

I believe we have an unprecedented opportunity to initiate gospel conversations like no other time in our lifetimes because so much is at a standstill!

• We can’t depend on our ministries where we gather, and must be creative in how we continue to make disciples.
• People are much more available by phone, text, email, video chat, etc.
• There are tons of other opportunities to serve those who don’t know Jesus. Find ways like run errands for, take a meal to, mail a card to, etc.
• Remember the goal is to get to gospel conversations and not JUST be friendly and caring.

Let’s go quickly into the figurative and technological streets and alleys and lanes and hedges of Luke 14 to persuade those who have yet to taste the Kingdom to come!

Let me know if I can help,
Greg Ford, Sr. Adults/Mission Pastor

Sr. Adults/Missions Pastor

Acts 1:8 Missions Ministry

FBC Greenwood is an Acts 1:8 Church, meaning we believe it is our responsibility, both together and individually to seek to advance His Kingdom locally and globally.

Acts 1:8 Mission Statement

“Sharing Jesus intentionally and strategically in our community, our region, America, and the World – as we pray, equip, challenge, send, and partner.”

Acts 1:8 Strategy

Pray: We recognize that His work is only accomplished through the Spirit’s leading and empowerment.

Equip: It is through personal and corporate worship, discipleship, education, and training that we become like Christ and understand His purpose in each of our lives, and the life of our church
Challenge: Avenues will be provided to encourage each member to sacrificially give of themselves and their resources in order to reach out in their circles of influence and around the world
Send: It is our desire that God calls people out of FBC Greenwood to serve Him around the world
Partner: We seek to establish long-term strategic partnerships through our SBC Missions agencies to help make disciples and plant churches in all Acts 1:8 fields.



Where we are serving now:

Our Jerusalem: (Greenwood and the surrounding community) Our first responsibility is our local area, led by our Life Groups and other ministries including our Community Resource Center, along with our fellowship in the Concord Baptist Association.  Read More
Our Judea: (Arkansas and this region) We are partnering with Dustin Clegg to help plant The Bridge Church in Wynne, Arkansas and we serve alongside the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Read More
Our Samaria: (North America) We relate to the North American Mission Board and are prayerfully considering if and how we engage in church planting in North America.
To Ends of the Earth:
We have made a long-term strategic commitment to make disciples and help start churches as the virtual missionary in San Francisco del Rincon (San Pancho), Mexico, and we partner with the International Mission Board. Read More

Our SBC Affiliation

As part of the Southern Baptist Convention, we participate in supporting Missions agencies and organizations in several ways:
Concord Baptist Association: As a member of the local Concord Baptist Association of Churches, we support local work with 1.25% of our annual general budget giving CONCORDBAPTISTASSN.ORG
Cooperative Program Giving: Since 1845, SBC churches have partnered together to fulfill the Great Commission together by supporting SBC Missions Agencies. FBC Greenwood gives 8.5% annually of our general budget giving to the Cooperative Program. SBC.NET

Year Round Acts 1:8 Offering: Rather than promote the seasonal SBC offerings, our members have the opportunity to give year-round beyond our regular budget giving to directly support these SBC entities who we partner with in our missions efforts:  

  • 55 % International Mission Board IMB.ORG These gifts go directly to support missionaries, including salaries, medical care, housing, transportation, and children’s education. Lottie Moon
  • 15% North American Mission Board NAMB.NET These funds are used to support Southern Baptist missionaries serving across the United States and Canada. Annie Armstrong
  • 15% Arkansas Baptist State Convention ASBC.ORG As a member of the ABSC, we support mission work across Arkansas Dixie Jackson
  • 10% Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes ABCHOMES.ORG The ABCH provides long-term and transitional residential care for those in needs as well as counseling and foster care (The Connected Foster Care ministry) FAMILY MINISTRIES
  • 5% Global Hunger Relief (formerly called World Hunger Fund) This Southern Baptist initiative seeks to combat hunger in North America and around the world in a wide variety of ways GLOBALHUNGERRELIEF.COM 
General Budget Giving: Thank you for your tithes and offerings given to the general budget which provides ministry funds for FBC Greenwood’s Acts 1:8 strategic missions partnerships.