Our vision is to encourage, educate, and inspire the congregation at First Baptist Church Porter to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, make disciples, and start congregations of worshipping and witnessing believers for the glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom on the earth. Our mission’s teams are divided into 6 different missions’ teams.

  • Local

  • Congregational

  • National

  • Cross Cultural

  • Prayer/Promotional

  • Global

Throughout the year, we participate in or offer a variety of local mission activities. Some of these include (but are not limited to):

  • Church Planting
  • Block Parties
  • Local Mission Support 
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Prayer Walks
  • Men’s Ministry Activities
  • Women’s Ministry Activities
  • Student Community Activities
  • Baptist Campus Ministries
  • Support local Programs/Activities 
  • Holiday Celebrations & Presentations
  • Kids Hope
  • AC ministry
  • Special Needs
  • ESL classes
  • …and much, much more

The following activities encompass our congregational care ministry:

Grow - is our church's weekly outreach program! "GROW" is an acronym for "God Rewards Our Work." Participants can be involved in outreach once a month through visitation, letter writing, or phone calling. GROW meets every Monday @ 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

First Impression Service Team - Greeters for Sunday Morning and evening Services

Bereavement Committee - cooks and serves food to church families during periods of bereavement

Homebound Ministry - visits our homebound members on a regular basis

 Altar Counselor  Praise Band
Children's Church  Prayer Ministry
 Camera Operator  Preschool Check-in Desk
 Children's Choir  Preschool/Children's Ministry
 Discipleship  Projection Computer Operator
 Drama Ministry  Senior Adults Recreation
 ETC Volunteer  Shut-in Visits
 Evangelism  Sound Technician
 Facility Maintenance  Sunday School Director
Life Groups  Sunday School Fellowship Coordinator
 Food Services  Sunday School Office
 Greeters  Sunday School Outreach Cooordinator
 Hospital Visitation  Sunday School Secretary
 Kids Hope  Sunday School Substitute Teacher
 Light Board Operator  Sunday School Teacher
 Men's Ministry  Ushers
 Mission Northeast  VBS Camp Counselor
 Missions Global Team  Video Director
 Missions Local Team  Video Editor
 Missions National Team  Visitation (GROW)
 Music Library  Wild Game Dinner
 Nursery Helper  Women's Ministry
 Parking/Security  Worship Choir
 Office Helper  Student Ministry
 If you would like to know how to get more involved with our missions ministries or have a missions need you may email us.