LOCAL & GLOBAL MISSIONS
We are heavily involved in supporting local missionaries, and overseas mission projects including:
Good News Jail and Prison Ministry
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is made up of a team of chaplains that have had the privilege of ministering to the staff and inmates of Orange County Corrections since 1970. Over the years, many changes have occurred. In 1984, a specialized program was developed in Orange County by the Chaplains to assist the inmates. This program has since become known as the Life Learning Program. It is designed to work with inmates in an intense environment for a period of two months. Its purpose is to give inmates the opportunity to learn basic life skills from a biblical perspective with the goal of returning them to society and their families as godly individuals who are prepared to be positive and productive citizens in their homes, workplaces and communities. This approach has proven very effective in Orange County, as approximately 85% of those who have completed the program over the years have stayed out of jail. Good News Chaplains have responsibilities for the spiritual welfare of both men and women being housed at Orange County Jail and over the years have seen literally thousands trust Christ and even more complete the Bible lessons designed and offered by Good News. goodnewsjail.org
JESUS Film Mission Trips
They offer more than 40 mission trips each year to Africa, Aasia, Europe, and the Middle East. Their Mission is to partner with national ministries by taking volunteers from the body of Christ on short-term trips to share the gospel in the least-reached parts of the world.
We also partner with various organization offerings such as:
Annie Armstrong (North American Missions) EASTER OFFERING
Each year, we honor the life and advocacy of Annie Armstrong (1850-1938) when we give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American missions. As a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of missions efforts throughout the world, Annie Armstrong led women to unite in missions endeavors that ultimately led to the formation of Woman’s Missionary Union, for which she served as the first corresponding secretary. Annie followed Christ with all her heart, and her hands that expressed that belief in tangible ways. She spent a great amount of time typing and handwriting letters in support of missions, filled with conviction that more should be done in our missions efforts. Annie also never hesitated to use her hands to reach out to hug a child or distribute food, clothing and the Word of God to those in need. Annie rallied churches to give more, pray more and do more for reaching people for Christ. We can be confident that her legacy will also be ours.
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® (AAEO) changes lives forever by empowering missionaries to bring the gospel to the lost. With over 269 million lost people, North America and its major cities are some of the most spiritually dark places in the world. Join us on the mission to equip every missionary and reach every lost person in the United States and Canada. Every gift matters! 100% of gifts are used efficiently to support and equip missionaries in North America. AAEO gifts are well-stewarded through an accountability process so you can be confident your gift is making a maximum kingdom impact by transorming lives with the Gospel. WE ARE ALL SENT, WE JUST GO IN DIFFERENT WAYS. When you give to AAEO, you are equipping our missionaries, providing shepherds to the lost and reaching the unreached with mercy and Good News. Both one-time and recurring gifts — whether given online, through your church or by mail — are used 100% to support and train missionaries in North America. For more information, visit their website at anniearmstrong.com
Florida Baptist Children’s Home MOTHER'S DAY OFFERING
In 2016, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes provided 155,384 services to precious children and families in Florida and throughout the developing world. We were able to meet tangible, immediate and long-term needs and show hurting children the life-changing love of Christ. This was possible because you planted seeds that are sprouting with hope in places near and far and in ways more spectacular than you can imagine. For more information, visit their website at fbchomes.org
Maquire State Missions (Florida) FALL OFFERING
September is a time of awareness, reflection and prayer for the great opportunities God has presented them in the state. The offering is named for Clyde and John Maguire, whose visionary leadership guided the Florida Baptist Convention through one of its greatest period of growth and Great Commission outreach. He served as the sixth executive secretary-treasurer from 1945-67.Understanding that the growing missionary needs in Florida cannot be met by Cooperative Program gifts alone, the offering complements Florida Baptists’ commitment to the Great Commission and their mission field. The purpose—helping new congregations through no-interest church site loans, supporting partnership pastors and spreading the gospel through evangelistic ministries. Through this offering, Florida Baptists have an opportunity to be a blessing to those who are followers of the Lord as they seek to win souls and proclaim the gospel message.The Offering provides funding for over 22 compassionate ministries designed to fulfill God’s purpose in Florida and the Great Commission among its mission partners. Without funding from the offering, many of these ministries could not be accomplished. Through these gifts, God’s Compassionate People displaying a heart of generosity to all people. For more information, visit their website at flbaptistonline.net
Lottie Moon IMB (International Mission Board) CHRISTMAS OFFERING
IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. More than 4,800 people groups - close to 1 billion people - still live with little or no access to the gospel.Fast facts contains up-to-date statistics. IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members. For more information, visit their website imb.org
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