What is missions?
The Missions Ministry of our church is one of local to global in focus. We purpose to be obedient to the Great Commission (Matt. 28: 19-20) and motivated by the Great Commandment (Matt. 22: 36-40). Our theme is: Making the Gospel Visible. Our global mission strategy is: making an IMPACT. We implement this strategy by Investing and inviting the lost; Making disciples; Planting churches; Aiding and caring for the poor, the sick and the vulnerable; Committed to worldwide evangelism; and Training and equipping leaders.
We focus on our local community via Impact Church (our church plant) Spanish and Swahili speaking ministries, Women’s Shelter, food pantries and teaming with our city and local churches in meeting community needs. Statewide we partner with Mission Arlington, Angel Tree and Baptist Convention Disaster Relief and Hunger Offering.
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To promote the holistic health of the members of First Baptist Church and its surrounding community by doing a baseline health assessment, hosting a virtual conference in February of 2022 and strategizing to provide holistic health initiatives for our church and community in the same year. Our goal is to increase the overall health of our church and community and build relational bridges into the community over which the gospel message can travel.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 13-16, 2022
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During the month of June our church family gathers (alternating years of on campus and off campus) in the largest outreach of our church. Church members focus for one week in teaching, recreation, crafts and food service; all in focus to reach the children of our community with the Gospel. The week ends with a family night and ice cream.
Fall Family Festival
Monday, October 31, 5:00-7:00 pm on the parking lot
Every year on October 31st we host a community-wide FREE festival on our back parking lot. We have games, music, cook-offs, bounce houses, candy and food. This event is open to the public and all are welcome.
Angel Tree MinistrY
Pick up Angels in the Foyer beginning November 6-December 4
Every December we host a Christmas party for children of incarcerated adults. You can pick up your “Angel” during the month of November from the Christmas tree in the foyer. Each “Angel” represents a child who would not receive a gift from their parent except for the Angel Tree gift.
Craft Sale – TBD
On Wednesday mornings a group of our ladies meet to fellowship and work on a variety of crafts. This leads to a spring and winter craft sale and all proceeds go to our missions ministry.
Ministerio en Español
Go to Spanish Ministry page: Español
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Our Spanish Ministry is a small, united group of Spanish speakers who meet every Sunday morning for Sunday School at 9:30 am in Hope Building, Room 115, followed by an energized worship service in the Chapel at 11:00 am.
For more information, contact the church at 210-658-6394 or Frances Campbell by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ir a la página del Ministerio Español: Español
A las personas que prefieren estudiar la Biblia y alabar a Dios en español, les invitamos a que participen con nosotros.
Para mayor información, favor de llamar al Pastor Juan Graciamaría (210-659-1463), a la Sra. Frances Campbell (210-566-3842) o a la oficina de la iglesia (210-658-6394). También puede visitar nuestra página en la internet: www.fbcuc.org/ministries/spanish/.
We are blessed to have a congregation of Swahili speaking friends who meet each Sunday morning at 11:00 am in the Hope Building, room 114 for worship, teaching and preaching. For more information, contact the church at 210-658-6394.
Our nationwide emphasis is disaster relief and church planting in Brooklyn, New York. The student ministry centers on inner city ministry nationwide, special projects yearlong and teaming with adults in international missions.
SEND North America
Through the North American Board, we are national partners in planting churches.
We partnered in planting the Pathway Church in Tacoma, Washington, ministering to inner city Tacoma. Send Baltimore is designed to help rebuild the City of Baltimore in the name of Christ through church planting and evangelism. We are partnering with four church plants in the Baltimore metroplex area. For the last five years we have sent summer mission teams and partnered with the church plants in reaching their communities and making the Gospel visible.
Our most recent church plant is in Brooklyn, New York (2020).
Our student ministries are centered in inner city ministry, to include Nashville, Mobile, Denver and St. Louis (2020).
Our international focus is that of feeding the hungry with initiatives in Peru, Haiti and worldwide with Feed My Starving Children. New church planting and discipleship opportunities are opening in Bulgaria, Kenya, Peru, as well as our current initiative in Haiti. The leading of the Spirit brings special opportunities for service and for His glory.
We have partnered with Eglise Union Chretienne De Cap Destree in Petit Goave Haiti since 2017. We are making the Gospel visible to an elementary school, a church and a mountain top community. Yearly mission trips are planned to assist in establishing a sewing school, a wood-working school and for working on major improvements to the school and permanent church structure.
Feed My Starving Children
Coming again September 2022
FMSC is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, then we ship these meals to our distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world in our history. Each year we host a three-day community-wide meal packing event to provide starving children world-wide a meal a day. Since 2011 our church family has packed over seven million meals.
Watch the video: FMSCVideo
Operation Christmas Child
October 2-23 – Pick up shoe boxes and brochures in the Foyer
October 30-November 6 – Drop off shoe boxes in the Atrium
This ministry provides a Christmas shoe box as a gift to children worldwide in need of a gift and hearing the Gospel. Each October our church collects hundreds of boxes for this ministry. Visit the Operation Christmas Child website for more information by clicking here: samaritanspurse.org
LAMB Offering and Mission Education
At the end of each year, our church family gives a monetary donation to the Lottie Moon Offering, which is for International Missions; to the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions; to the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions; and to the mission opportunities you see on this website and many more.
Our yearly offering is taken in December in both services. However, donations can be made throughout the year.