Missions and Mobilization

What is Mobilization Ministry? For years FBG has been dedicated to missions — reaching people with the gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and internationally. We seek to “mobilize” people in several ways.

Helping people mobilize with the purpose for which they were created, chiefly to know, love and enjoy the one true God.
Helping people mobilize to connect with their neighbors and the nations by loving them well.
Mobilizing people to help others do the first two. In doing this, we are all living on mission. Living on mission means that we are leveraging everything about our lives to help others be able to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Go on a Mission Trip

Serving on a mission trip can be a life changing experience. When you get outside of your culture and experience how God is at work in a different region, you begin to see His goodness more fully. We partner with two primary entities for our Mission Trips. First the North American Mission Board. This partner mobilizes church members just like you all around North America. Next, we partner with the International Mission Board. Through the IMB, we have the opportunity to partner with missionaries all around the world. All trips are on the table for discussion. Take a look at the resources below and reach out if you have interest in starting or joining in with a team on mission.

NAMB Trips

IMB Trips

Local Opportunities

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Ministry
Be a part of a team that finds creative ways to share the love of Jesus Christ with local school faculty and staff. For more information contact Luci Whorton, luciwhorton@yahoo.com.
Mentoring in GISD
Encouraging and empowering through intergenerational mentoring experiences. Mentors make a difference in the lives of students in our community. For more information contact Tom Whorton, mentorkids12@gmail.com.
Texas Baptist Men
Texas Baptist Men is a great way to serve both throughout Texas but also around the Nation. They provide training and opportunities to serve those in need when disaster strikes. For more information go to www.tbmtx.org.
Austin Disaster Relief Network
The Austin Disaster Relief Network is a local partner that coordinates many efforts to meet needs in our area of those facing loss from disaster. To get involved visit www.adrn.org.
Faith in Action
This is an opportunity to serve senior adults in our community by driving them to appointments and helping them run errands. For more information head to www.faithinactiongt.org.
Juvenile Detention Center Ministry
Join faithful people engaging teens with the Gospel and weekly Bible studies in the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center. For more information contact Paula Myers, maymyers@embarqmail.com.

Women on Mission

Women on Mission is a missions discipleship group designed to equip adult women in becoming active disciples of Christ as they live on mission for Him. Women on Mission members seek to live out missions through missions projects, ministries, prayer, giving, and Bible study. The purpose of the organization is to provide every person with the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. Take a look below at some of the ways our Women on Mission group is active at FBG.

Strategic Partnerships

When you tithe, you are supporting missions locally and globally, including the following:

International Mission Board, SBC | North American Mission Board | Graffiti Ministries: New York City and Baltimore | Atlanta Inner City Partnership | Baptist University of the Americas | Baptist Student Ministry at UT |The Caring Place | Children at Heart | Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Williamson County | Brookwood in Georgetown | Pregnancy Help Center | Oak Ridge Disciple House | Hill Country Community Ministries | Gideons International | Faith in Action| Boys & Girls Club | Meals on Wheels |Missions in: London, NYC, Vermont, Mali (Africa), Uganda (Africa), Ukraine, Armenia, Atlanta, and various places in Asia.

If you would like to learn more about getting involved in these or other opportunities, please contact Pastor Michael Sawyer,  . 

Direct Support

We have several ministry partners that receive regular support from the FBG budget. However, we encourage you to consider giving over and above to help support them in their ministry efforts. To support these individuals, please follow the link to their organization's giving page.

David Griffin | Standing Stone Ministry

David brings over 40 years of ministry experience to his role as a Standing Stone shepherd. He served as a church planter, a lead pastor, and, primarily, as a care pastor on the directional team of a church staff. He has extensive experience as a pastoral counselor and leader of care and recovery ministries. After serving churches throughout his ministry, David is excited to shepherd those who are serving churches and Christian ministries.

David knows what it is to be a pastor struggling with isolation, burnout, ministry failure, habitual sin, and shame. Believing he would have benefitted significantly from having a shepherd, David’s passion is to come alongside pastors to be for them the friend, listener, and encourager he often did not have. David employs his spiritual gift of mercy and his empathetic, compassionate heart in shepherding pastors through one-to-one relationships and through leading small groups of pastors to support each other in authentic community.

Along the way David earned a B.S from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Counseling from Denver Seminary.

For over 45 years David has been married to Ellen, a retired registered nurse, who has faithfully and sacrificially served alongside David as a ministry partner. David and Ellen are proud grandparents of six grandchildren, and much of their time is devoted to traveling to visit with them.

Though David married a Texan and has lived in Texas for most of his life, he is a native of Tennessee who makes periodic pilgrimages back home to get Hillbilly booster shots. Among his favorite things are fall colors, Dogwood trees in bloom, East Tennessee mountains, Bluegrass music, RVing, college football, and Moon Pies, but being Paw-Paw to six precious grandchildren tops the list.

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Valerie Bice | Apartment Life

Valerie Bice serves the residents and staff at Mariposa at River Bend in Georgetown, TX, building community through acts of care and fun, high-impact events. Connecting residents with each other and the greater community around them, offering love and compassion, and meeting practical needs is transformative to individuals and the community as a whole. You can help by participating at an upcoming event and/or making a financial gift to support this important work.

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