Missions, both local and global, are at the heart of Greystone’s purpose. Through our support of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF-North Carolina, Raleigh Baptist Association and various other local agencies, we are empowered to share God’s love both here at home and abroad.
Here, at home, there are so many people with significant needs that we can reach as a congregation. We partner with these local agencies through financial assistance and hands-on ministry.
Alliance Medical Ministry is a faith-led medical ministry serving the uninsured working poor in need of affordable medical care. Staff and volunteers provide primary care to over 5,500 patients, resulting in an 86% reduction in emergency room visits. In addition, they have started a Saturday Clinic to meet the needs of Katrina victims who were displaced to the Triangle. This clinic continues to meet the urgent needs of their patients. Each year they offer both a free Cervical Cancer Screen and Breast Cancer Screening Clinic, that is free to women in the community. They offer 24-hour continuity of care for their primary patients, conduct free screening and education events in the community. GBC members have provided medical volunteers as well as helped with fundraising events and teams to work on their new building.
North Raleigh Ministries was established to help meet the needs of families and individuals with emergency situations who live in the North Raleigh community. NRM is comprised of three ministries: (1) the Crisis Center (offering financial assistance for people during a crisis), (2) a Food Pantry (to help keep food on the table), (3) the Thrift Shoppe (selling items to generate revenue to sustain all NRM ministries). Our church sends volunteers to work in the Thrift Shoppe the 2nd Saturday of each month.
The Clothing Ministry of First Baptist Church is an expression of the Church’s concern for people in need. This Ministry provides for the distribution of clothing donated by Wake County residents. The Clothing Ministry strives to provide adequate clothing for families, homeless persons, those in transition — either from relocation or re-entry into the workforce — or any persons with an identifiable need. The Clothing Ministry also offers each volunteer the opportunity to serve … giving and receiving blessings out of the abundant love by which Christ has loved us.
The Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need. MOWAA works toward the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans. Several of our members are active volunteers with this organization, delivering meals to those who are homebound, providing not just a meal but fellowship as well.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has a calling to recover good food that would otherwise go to waste and get it to hungry people. By these efforts we can help people from being hungry today. Greystone donates food left over from our fellowship meals each week to Interfaith Food Shuttle to be used at homeless shelters and other places in need. Other programs include Back-Pack Buddies, providing healthy food to children on weekends and a Culinary Job Training program.
Urban Ministries of Wake County is a non-profit, interfaith organization that provides essential basic services to close to 20,000 diverse families and individuals in Wake County every year. These services include emergency and transitional housing, medical care, prescription medications, financial assistance, food assistance and other support services to promote self-sufficiency and a stable home environment for those in need. Urban Ministries operates the Helen Wright women’s shelter, Open Door Clinic and a food pantry, among other ministries.
Raleigh Rescue Mission provides a variety of services to our community, including some of the following:
Help for homeless families – safe sanctuary from the street
Help for addicted adults – beginning their journey toward recovery
Help for unemployed adults – providing marketable skills so they can find good jobs
Each year: helps more than 6000 people in meaningful and Godly ways
Kim and Marc Wyatt are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Missions Field Personnel. The Wyatt’s resource and mobilize churches as they discover their international neighbors and share the Gospel in culturally appropriate ways.
Greystone Baptist Church is proud to partner with Kim and Marc in an effort to “be good neighbors” to folks in our community who are coming to the Triangle from foreign countries. We have furnished apartments, taught English as a Second Language and helped elementary students with their reading skills. As a church we are always looking for ways to share and welcome.
In this ever changing day of global migration the new ‘foreign mission field’ really is our own home town. Serving first in Thailand and Canada, the Wyatt’s have circled the globe as CBF Field Personnel to now be on mission in their own home state.
The Wyatt’s seek to empower the Kingdom efforts of churches, mission organizations and individuals reaching out to refugees, immigrants, international students, visiting scholars and their families and those unfortunately caught in modern day slavery – the trafficked.
For specific information on how you may join them in ministry call 910-632-4181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arkansas Mission Trip
This summer we will once again send a mission team to Helena-West Helena, Arkansas as part of the All Church Challenge. We will work with CBF field personnel, to provide a camp for children and home repairs for those in need. Families and individuals are welcome on the team.
Belize Mission Trip
We are making plans now to send a team back to San Ignacio in Belize for the final phase of construction at the Baptist Church in Cahal Pech. We will have English workshops, sewing workshops, family photo sessions, and assist in rewiring the church.