Annual Global Celebration
Our annual ENGAGE Global Celebration is an extended weekend celebration of what God is doing through the members of our church and in the lives of our ministry partners around the world.
As followers of Christ, our most fundamental and important purpose is making disciples of Jesus. Launched in 2014, ENGAGE is FHBC's a five-year Acts 1:8-based strategy for transforming communities with the Gospel through strategic partnerships.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."—Acts 1:8 ESV
Everyone is invited as we gather and go out to serve alongside our local ministry partners to participate in prayer walks, help with painting, landscaping and maintenance, and make connections with the people impacted by these ministry partners! We’ll start with free breakfast from 7:45-8:30am before setting out to volunteer from 9am-Noon. Childcare is provided at the church for babies through Pre-K.
We have several local ministries operating directly through the ministry of Forest Hills, along with a number of strategic ministry partners that have a significant impact on our community by offering Gospel-centered services across a spectrum of human needs.
Explore our ministries and ENGAGE ministry partners below...
We currently lead the following ministries to our immediate community utilizing the gifts and talents of our church family.
Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief is a cooperative volunteer ministry of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and its affiliated churches. Trained volunteers from Forest Hills Baptist respond to disasters of any size, anywhere, such as hurricane-ravaged communities in Louisiana and Mississippi.
DivorceCare is a recovery and support group for people experiencing the pain of separation or divorce. DivorceCare for Kids is a support group for children (grades 1–5) whose parents are in the DivorceCare group.
GriefShare is a weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close.
The Loaves & Fishes Meal Ministry provides meals and fellowship for people whose needs may include serious or long-term health issues, job loss/financial difficulty, death of family member, in-home care of disabled or elderly patients, premature or traumatic births or any situation that would allow us to minister to unchurched people.
Our Room In The Inn program welcomes twelve to fifteen homeless people as guests on cold winter nights during the months of November through March and is staffed and supported by FHBC groups and classes.
Due to the significant role each of the following organizations hold in transforming Nashville with the Gospel, FHBC has entered strategic partnership with these Christ-centered organizations. We support them both monetarily and through the work of our members.
One of the earliest campus ministries at Vanderbilt, the BCM at Vanderbilt place serves as an outreach to college students at Vanderbilt University. BCM stands for Baptist Collegiate Ministries, and is a group of students focused on serving, loving and discipling their fellow students in the heart of the campus.
Begin Anew empowers individuals to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources. Begin Anew serves the Middle Tennessee area through five locations in Nashville, Madison, and Franklin, TN. The program provides three curriculum tracks for students: High School Equivalency test preparation, Computer and Job Skills, and Life Skill English. Enrollment in services is open to persons of all faiths and culture.
BrightStone expands the potential of adults with special needs by providing opportunities and solutions that enrich their lives. Their mission is to provide a comprehensive work, social support, and future residential community for adults with special needs, expanding their potential and helping them develop mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
Hope Clinic for Women has served Nashville for 30 years and cares for women, men and families dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy loss or postpartum depression from a Christian perspective. On top of their pregnancy services, they offer healthy relationship counseling, medical care and STD testing.
Legacy Mission Village seeks to be agents of hope for refugees by feeding the hungry, giving care and counsel, providing education and training to those in need, and assisting as refugees adapt to a new culture.
At The Next Door, we celebrate the transformation in the lives of women in crisis knowing God has a plan and purpose for your life that is good. With an evidence-based approach, The Next Door provides services for those impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and or incarceration with Christ-centered, compassionate care.
The Oak Cottage is an emerging ministry to women transitioning from the correctional system back into civilian life. With a Gospel-centered approach, Oak Cottage will walk closely with a small group of women in a residential setting to help them find spiritual, emotional, relational and occupational healing and restoration.
Siloam Family Health Center is committed to caring for the uninsured in Middle Tennessee by providing high-quality, affordable health care for those who fall through the cracks of the health care system due to financial, cultural or language barriers.
Siloam meets the needs of the whole person—physical, emotional and spiritual. Siloam’s health care program is designed to be culturally sensitive, preserve dignity and share the love of Christ by serving those in need. In 2011, the clinic conducted more than 20,000 patient encounters. 100% of Siloam’s patients are uninsured or functionally uninsured.
United 4 Hope is a strategic initiative of the Operation Andrew Group which partners with Metro Nashville Public Schools and local churches to challenge poverty and illiteracy by tutoring struggling students and supporting teachers and administrators in the local schools. FHBC is partnered with Whitsitt Elementary School.
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement. Our youth leaders lead Campus Life at Grassland Middle School.
Our annual ENGAGE The City is a day of sending people out into the community to serve our local ministry partners. Projects range from prayer walks, to painting, landscaping, and maintenance, or making connections with the people impacted by these ministry partners.
2021's ENGAGE The City is on Saturday, June 26th. Save the date and be on the lookout for sign up details!