First Baptist has a heart to make an impact in our Community, State, North America, and around the world in missions. We do that through Prayer, Giving financially and Serving as volunteers.
If you are looking for a place to serve and volunteer locally in our community, First Baptist supports local and community organizations that are reaching and impacting our community with the love of Christ. Each week these ministries are meeting practical needs, providing hope, and loving others in the name ofJesus. Everyone can be involved in community missions. Just make yourself available to the Lord and see how He works in your life! "Here I am. Send Me Out!"
Bradford County Food Pantry
Location: 321 W. Andrews Street, Starke, FL. (904) 964-3984
Description: FBC partners with the Bradford County food pantry to minister to the less fortunate in the Bradford County area on a weekly basis. A wonderful way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is by volunteering on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 PM.
First Coast Women's Center (Pregnancy Resource)
Location: MacClenny, Orange Park, & Jacksonville
Description: The foundational belief of this organization is that every life is created by God and, therefore, precious. There are various avenues used to minister to people through the centers, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, educational and spiritual counseling regarding pregnancy options, a My Baby Counts program assisting moms with needed baby items, a support group for those who are grieving over an abortion loss, and abstinence-based sexual education. For more information about volunteering, contact them at www.fcws.org or (904) 262-6300.
Description: FBC partners with KOJ Ministries in reaching out to prisoners with the love of Christ in writing letters to Evangelize, Encourage, and Equip these men and women who are in prison. You can be a part of both a prayer team and a letter writing team, or you can contribute financially to provide Victorious Living Magazines to the inmates. If you would like to volunteer, or would like more information about this ministry, please visit www.kojministries.org or (352) 478-2098.
Operation Christmas Child
Location: First Baptist Church
Description: Operation Christmas Child is a unique project of Samaritan's Purse that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes. It provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple hands-on project that has the power to transform children's lives. Every year, generous people in our church and across the world lovingly pack shoe boxes with gifts- simple, yet powerful messages of God's unconditional love. www.samaritanspurse.org
North America & International Missions
"Therefore go an make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
As Southern Baptist we partner with over 50,000 SBC churches. It begins with the New River Baptist Association, the Florida Baptist Convention, the North American Mission Board, and the International Mission Board.