First Baptist ChurchWichita Falls, TX

Missions Outreach

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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 continued our work in Utah with a Spring Break trip which provided an opportunity for students to attend and find out more about the opportunities for service there.  We learned more about the ministry of Ekklesia, our church plant there and helped them with a number of projects in Salt Lake City. We worshipped with them on Sunday morning, March 12 and experienced the growth they are seeing in their church fellowship.  We toured Temple Square, the headquarter for the Mormon Church, and learned about the very real differences between our beliefs and those of the LDS church.  It was a life-changing trip for several who made it.  Please be in prayer for them as they seek God for the next step in getting involved in the work there. For more information on future trips to Utah please contact our Missions Office by phone at (940) 723-2764 or by email at rpayne@fbcwf.org.

BACKGROUND
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.

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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.

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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.
Ekklesia meets.
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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.

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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.
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Angel Tree All City Outreach

Our All-Church, Angel Tree Outreach took place on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Again this year the Angel Tree Outreach helped to provide Christmas gifts to children who have parents in prison which keeps them from being with them during Christmas.  Thanks to the all "angels", or caring people, who agreed to purchase presents and deliver them, helping to make the season that much brighter. Thanks, also, to everyone who worked behind the scenes.  This ministry is part of our annual "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.



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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!

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http://www.fbcwf.org/uploads/OrphansEmbrace266.jpgORPHANS' EMBRACE

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.

 
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Local Missions 
 

There are many missions opportunities for adults, youth, children and families at First Baptist Church who desire to actively be involved in throughout the year. Over the last few years we have had members in Brazil, New Orleans, Oklahoma and Utah.  In addition we have had teams that helped right here in the state of Texas. Our College ministry helped spruce up our local Faith Mission while other LIFE Groups from both our downtown and Church at Sheppard campuses are volunteering there and at Faith Refuge for women and children. We are also working with Project Back to School to help provide much needed school supplies for children at Scotland Park Elementary School. We are in need of volunteers to serve as mentors at this school investing just 30 min. a week during the school year to make a big difference in the life of a child.

To sign-up for future projects, contact Rod Payne at rpayne@fbcwf.org

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.



Click here for the Missions Outreach Form