The FBC Missions Ministry engages the entire church family in opportunities to live out the Great Commandment and to embrace the mandate of the Great Commission given by Jesus to His disciples. (Matthew 22:37-40; Matthew 28: 18-20) .
Cultivate, Motivate, Activate
The FBC Missions Ministry achieves its vision through prayerful consideration of how the Lord would direct the church body to support local, regional and cross-cultural mission efforts. Among our congregation, we strive to cultivate an awareness of various mission organizations, to motivate participation in events that help support parachurch ministries, and to activate outreach groups from our own church family to minister to the lost, the lonely, and the indigent.
The FBC Missions Team helps to connect people and budgeted financial support to mission organizations. This team also promotes special events to draw attention to our mission organizations and their efforts. Our church family and local community are invited to help support these organizations by participating in events such as:
- The Dirndl Sale every September to aid refugees and indigent communities in Eastern Europe through OASE in Hersbruck, Germany (http://www.oase-online.net)
- The Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection in November for Geschenke-der-Hoffnung (https://www.geschenke-der-hoffnung.org/)
- The IMB’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Global Missions Offering for the IBC in December
- The Annual Banquet and Baby Bottle Drive in January to advance the benefits of Heartbeats Crisis Pregnancy Center (https://www.heartbeat-ramstein.de//)
Our Mission Team also organizes short term missions trips for members of our Faith family.
Qualifications Needed to Serve on Our Team
Those interested in serving on the Missions Team must affirm that they have repented of their sin and placed saving faith in Jesus Christ, that they have the spiritual gift of evangelism, that they are active in personal evangelism, that they are in agreement with the doctrinal statement of Faith Baptist Church (the Baptist Faith & Message 2000), that they are members of Faith Baptist Church, and they must be affirmed into this role by the Lead Pastor and Elders.