An estimated 350,000 people who are not connected to any church live in Greenville county. And an additional 200,000 more people are expected to move here in the next 20 years. The 100+ GBA churches are working to create access to the gospel and reach their communities.
Baptist Campus Ministry
BCM exists to create access to the gospel among the students at Greenville Tech and Furman University.
Blue in the Zoo
Blue in the Zoo is an annual event that shows our love and support for our law enforcement communities.
The deaf population around the world is classified as an Unreached People Group by our International Mission Board. That can also be said of the deaf population in Greenville. We create access to the gospel for our deaf communities through:
- Sponsoring a Day Camp each summer for deaf children and children of deaf adults.
- Our Deaf Church
- Additional church-based deaf ministries.
We operate a mud-out/flood relief unit. We work in cooperation with the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC) and American Red Cross when responding to a disaster situation. Volunteers must be trained to work with a unit. Training is made available through the SCBC.
Greenville is listed as one of the top 100 most ethnically diverse areas in the nation. Our language congregations are constantly seeking ways to reach them. For a list of our language congregations, click here.
Similar to prisoner packets, these basic toiletry supplies meet needs and provide numerous ministry opportunities. They are collected in the Spring of each year. A list of items to include in the kit will be posted on the website.
Churches work with the chaplain at Perry Correctional Facility as well as South Carolina Department of Corrections for ministry among the inmates and families. To know more about how your church can be involved in ministry at Perry, contact the chaplain’s office at (864) 243-4712.
We participate in the Christmas Prisoner Packet ministry each year by providing at least 1,500 packets from our churches. A current list of supplies for the packets will be posted on our website.
The HUB stands for Help, Unify and Bless. It is a network of churches across the county and area ministries such as CEF, FCA, Christian Learning Centers of Greenville and others, working together to reach our schools. We want to see every high school in our county, and the middle and elementary schools that feed them, adopted but by networks of local churches who will work together to serve those schools, share the gospel, and bring its claims to bear on those communities.
No one church could operate a Good News Club in the elementary schools, a released time program and FCA huddle for the middle and high school, provide mentors and care for the needs of thousands of students and serve all the faculty and staff of all the schools alone. However, a network of a dozen churches could do all these things strategically and intentionally. In fact, this model is already operating in Greenville.
Westside Crisis Center
The center exist to show the love of Christ through meeting basic human needs. They are staffed by volunteers, and funded through donations.
Phone: (864) 271-781
Location: 301 Woodside Avenue, Greenville 29611
For more information about any of these ministries, please contact our office at (864) 242-4330.