Mission Philosophy

Wyldewood Baptist Church has long recognized the important role of mission agencies. After much prayer, we determined to launch our own agency in 2003, offering a broad range of support services to the missionary and to his sending church. While not in competition with any other organization, we understood the need for a sending agency that was totally based in the local church. We applaud the work that others are doing for God and we cooperate with them in every way we can. As First Light Baptist Mission took its place alongside these other agencies, we had a clear sense of where we fit in the grand scheme of things.

Mission Administration

First Light Baptist Mission (FLBM) is a local church ministry of Wyldewood Baptist Church. The pastor and deacons of Wyldewood Baptist Church make up the missions committee. They establish overall policy for all mission ministries of the church, including FLBM. The day-to-day administration and operation of First Light Baptist Mission is led by an Executive Board made up of five people. They are appointed by (and are directly responsible to) the pastor of the church. The board is self-perpetuating and the members serve at the discretion of the pastor. There is also a Board of Reference, made up of men around America who allow us to use their names for promotional purposes and who offer suggestions for ways to improve the mission.

Mission Board of Reference

First Light Baptist Mission understands the value of obtaining counsel to help guide the mission. Many successful mission organizations were consulted (and listened to) when FLBM was being formed. At the request of the Executive Board, various men from within the church and around the country are asked to serve on the Board of Reference. They lend expertise and credibility to the mission. Their service as counselors is invaluable and their willingness to vouch for this ministry is a tremendous help toward opening new avenues of service and support. You may contact any of these men for a referral or for more information.