FBC members were in Utah Summer FBC church planter, Justin Bindel has planted
2015 working with ministries there. Ekklesia, which means church, in Salt Lake City.
Spring Break Mission to Utah, March 11- 15, 2017
This year we will continue our work in Utah with a Spring Break trip to provide an opportunity for students and families to attend. We will be learning about and helping the ministry of Ekklesia, our church plant in Salt Lake City. We will worship with them on Sunday morning, March 12 and be engaged in outreach in the city during the following days. We'll also tour Temple Square, the headquarter for the Mormon Church, and try to work in a fun day of skiing or just pausing to enjoy God's beauty in the area. This could be a life-changing trip so don't miss it! We're working hard to make it very affordable. For more information about this mission trip including cost, travel arrangements and more please contact our Missions Office by phone at (940) 723-2764 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the late fall of 2012 our pastor responded to a presentation by the North American Board to lead our church to become the "Key Church" for the area of Salt Lake City, Utah. This area is one of the most difficult and least reached areas in North America. The virtual church-state of Utah is composed almost entirely of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, Mormons, or non-Christians.
We first began our first partnership with Church Planter/Pastor Bobby Wood and Redemption Church in Ogden in 2013. Over the last couple of years our teams have helped Redemption Church spread the word about this church, which meets in a local theater. We have also helped to spread the word about the real Jesus and how He can change their lives.
In September of 2013 we sent a team to be there for the first official service of Redemption Church on Sunday, September 8th.
In the summer of 2016 we had a team in Utah to encourage the work of not only our own Justin and Amber Bindel, who have planted the church known as Ekklesia in Salt Lake, but also Bobby and Lindsay Wood as they continue their ministry in Ogden, Utah.
Our mission this spring break will be learning about the work of Ekklesia and other important outreach ministries that are sharing Christ with people in one of the most "lost" areas in the U.S..
This is a long-term commitment for our church. If you are interested in finding out how you may plug-in to help with this vital mission effort please contact our Pastor of Missions, Rod Payne, at either his email address or by phone at (940) 723-2764. Please be in prayer for the state of Utah as we work together with other believers to bring the Good News to people there.
Above and below this article you will find pictures of some of our work in Utah.
The Salt Lake City area has over a million Helping Ekklesia set up for church on a
people and needs 600 plus churches! Sunday morning.
Team members helping to paint Making an impact in the community Justin Bindel sharing
playground games at the by volunteering to help in a local God's word at
Salt Lake Arts Academy where park. Ekklesia.
FBC Recognized by Operation Christmas Child
OCC Area Coordinator, and FBC member, Clint Tittsworth, recently accepted a beautiful sculpture from Samaritan's Purse, the organization behind Operation Christmas Child, as a thanks for our over fifteen years of providing part of our property to serve as the regional collection center for the thousands of shoe boxes collected from area churches. We praise God for the on-going opportunities we have to minister through OCC.
Operation Christmas Child Collection Successful!
Our annual collection for Operation Christmas Child was a great success both from our church and this area. In all over 9,500 shoe boxes were collected to be distributed to children around the world through Samaritan's Purse. Thank you to everyone who packed a shoe box and participated in this amazing outreach which helps make things a little brighter for children as well as sharing the Good News of Christ with them.
Angel Tree All City Outreach
Our All-Church, Angel Tree Outreach will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Angel Tree Outreach helps to provide Christmas gifts to children who have parents who are in prison and cannot be with them during this time of the year. We hope once again all "angels", representing children in our area who have a parent who is incarcerated, will be"adopted". This means caring people agree to purchase a present for a child, usually in the amount of $20 or so, that helps to make the season that much brighter for them. Thanks to everyone who works behind the scenes, purchasing gifts and distributing them to help make this a special Christmas for children in our area. This ministry is part of our "Give Christmas" outreach during the holiday season.
For more information on you may get involved in this ministry please contact our Missions Pastor, Rod Payne at 723-2764.
Cans by the Car
Our Cans by the Car food gathering was very well supported by folks at our various campuses resulting in tons of food that were donated to area ministries. As an example Interfaith Ministries shared that their volunteers weighed their food from us and it came in at more than 1,900 pounds! We were also able to give food to Faith Mission/Faith Refuge and the Floral Heights Food Pantry. Thanks to everyone who brought food to help our neighbors in another example of our third "D" of "deployment" in action!
Ministry to the Lakota Indians in South Dakota
Once again this summer we have a representative going to South Dakota who will be ministering to folks there.
We received this note from a sister church in regard to our donation to help with a ministry to native Americans in South Dakota . . .
On behalf of First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro TN., I would like to thank First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, TX for their generous donation of $500 for our mission trip to the towns of Manderson and Porcupine on the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. For the 40,000 Native American people on the Reservation, living conditions are extremely hard. That area of South Dakota is the poorest area of our country. Ninety-seven percent of the population on the Reservation lives below the federal poverty line. Your generous gift enabled us to provide much needed food for the women and their families.
Our ministry involves VBS for babies, children, youth and home repairs, but is most noted for its adult programs including a women’s group. Their interest in the Bible study is encouraging. They have grown in knowledge about Jesus and what it means to be a Christian. This year the men’s study group saw a tremendous increase in attendance which shows that barriers of mistrust are being overcome.
We share the hope and love of Christ with them and we are pleased that the members of First Baptist Church Wichita Falls have an important role in this mission effort.
Orphans' Embrace is a ministry of First Baptist Church designed to educate, engage and equip the body of Christ to biblically respond to the plight of the fatherless in our community and around the world.
The ministry desires to encourage others to walk out James 1:27 by providing opportunities to care for orphans through adoption, foster care and orphan care.
This ministry will be involved in a summer mission trip which in Oklahoma to the Oklahoma Baptist Children's Home during July, 2016.
If you are interested in more information please call our Missions Office at 723-2764.
To sign-up for future projects, contact Rod Payne at email@example.com.
Everyone is invited to be an active participant or to serve as a prayer partner!
For more information contact Rod Payne at 723-2764 or fill out the Missions Outreach Form below to receive information on upcoming events.
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