We believe that our first call as missionaries is to our city. We have many different opportunities for you to serve in local mission. Here are some of the ministries and opportunities that you and your family can find a place to serve.
Women on Mission
Mission Advocates meet Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Recreation Center; Mission Minders meet the first Tuesday of each month at noon in LL39.
"Jesus" videos and Bibles in various languages are being distributed to many of the international crews that come into our port. Although this ministry has been greatly curtailed since September 11, Christmas gift bags are still provided. Volunteers also assist with the Seaman's Center.
Lexington Manor Apartment Ministry
From Reading Groups to Sewing clubs, find out how you can be a part of the mission to reach the needy in our community. Contact Joann Wright and Mamie Medlin for more information.
FBC maintains an emergency food pantry for those who come to the office for assistance or for needy families in our membership. Each Sunday Bible study room has a pantry to help make contributing easier for all our members.
All food items are accepted any time for the Food Pantry.
From time to time, hot meals are provided for students on both Del Mar and A&M campuses at their weekly Baptist Student Ministry meetings. Often, Baptist students use this opportunity to invite un-churched friends to hear the Word.
(English as a Second Language)
Every Monday at 6:00 pm in the Rec Center.
Christian Care Center
Located on the property of Parkdale Baptist church, the Christian Care Center distributes food, clothing, and household items to needy families.
Through our missions budget, FBC assists with this ministry as well as the Christian Family Center, Zephyr Baptist Encampment, South Texas Children's Home, South Texas School of Christian Studies, and the Baptist Student Ministry.
We also assist, jointly with FBC Portland, with a small Hispanic congregation in Taft.