Meet Our Missions: Coastal Bend Missions

Koinonia Homes Incorporated

Senior Adult Housing

The purpose of this mission is to provide reasonable housing for senior adults. This team strives to create a safe, secure resident with a Christian atmosphere for the residents of Koinonia.
The Board of Directors is made up of members of FBC who meet once a month.

Menger Elementary School

Encouragement & Support

The purpose of this mission is to support our closest elementary school. Volunteers have read to students, collected needed items for them in August, and provided prizes for students for achievement. Our church feeds the staff before Christmas break and for Teachers Appreciation Week in May.

Homebound Team

Connecting Members Who Can't Attend

The Homebound missions team got started when members Glenda Bailey, and Janet  Henderson began to miss so many who had once been active in our church. It became their desire to let them know that the church had not forgotten them and to help them stay connected, even if they could no longer physically attend and fellowship.

The team visits members in their homes or in the facilities where they live to keep in touch with them and take them messages from the church (Shoreliner, Senior letters, bulletins). They try to remember each birthday with balloons, cards. They try to make two visits a month to each member.
It is a year-round ministry and immensely fun to see old friends and make new ones. If our church family has someone they want visited or contacted, this team can do that. If you'd like to recommend someone to be visited or would like to volunteer, please contact the office to get in touch with the team.

Sewing Ministry

This team focuses on meeting physical needs in our community. Some activities include Annual Christmas Stockings for Camargo Orphanage, making Angel gowns for Hunter’s Hope of Midland Texas, blankets for local CPS, and blankets for local Pregnancy Center.

This ministry primarily supports orphans, single moms, and pregnant women. Anyone who sews is welcome to join! They meet on Thursdays from 10am-12pm in the Rec Center.

Hammer Slammers Team

Light Construction & Handy Jobs

This team focuses on meeting the needs of church members and individuals and ministries outside our church through light construction projects - giving individuals in our church with construction skills the opportunity to put those skills to use in serving others. Activities include hurricane preparedness, access ramps, framing and drywall as well as other light construction.

This ministry serves church members as well as others in our area. We also have done projects for area ministries as well. Volunteers should be have some construction experience or want to learn and are physically able to do construction. Most projects have been one day, Saturday projects although a few have stretched into multiple Saturdays. The team works as needs arise.

Body of Christ Street Ministry

Homeless Ministry

Our team's purpose is to produce and deliver basic sustenance to the homeless population in Corpus Christi. Along with providing for material needs, we share the Good News of hope and salvation found in Jesus Christ.

We meet and make meals every week. We load the meals, clothing, blankets and other needed items on the food truck. We greet and pray with our homeless brothers and sisters and often help those in need find a path to Christ.

We make at least two stops in the north Staples Street area near City Hall. We serve men and women and sometimes families with children.

We rely on volunteers to make sandwiches and bag meals. Our budget covers food and operation of the food truck. HEB generously provides the bread.

We welcome all Christians to join us every Thursday evening at 5:30pm to make meals. We usually begin loading the truck around 6:30pm and head out at 7pm.

Our mission goes out all year every Thursday. We particularly need lightly used or new men’s clothing, shoes, backpacks, socks and small water containers. In the winter, there is a great need for jackets and coats.

Donations can be dropped off in the clothing container opposite the elevators at FBC. To get involved, contact Jeff Chilcoat at (361) 944-8952.

Food Pantry

Distribution Location for Coastal Bend Food Bank

The First Baptist Food Pantry seeks to share Christ’s love with the needy of our community by providing emergency food resources, extending a blessing in Jesus’s name, offering prayer when requested, distributing Bibles and tracts, and assisting visitors in finding additional means of assistance.

Volunteers have opportunities to serve on Monday mornings or Friday mornings, or both. On Mondays, we unload and shelve grocery stock received from the Coastal Bend Food Bank, with whom we partner, and pack groceries into boxes to be distributed on the following Friday. The Monday work usually is completed between 8:15-10:30am.

On Fridays, the packed boxes are distributed to pantry visitors from 9-11am. Volunteers work from about 8:30-11:30am interviewing visitors and completing records, loading food boxes into visitors’ vehicles, packing additional boxes as needed, and other tasks.

The pantry operates during most of the weeks of the year. Volunteers who have contact with visitors must complete annual training.

Some volunteers will need to be able to carry boxes of food weighing 25-40 pounds; other positions require minimal or no heavy lifting.

Anyone interested in serving with the pantry is welcome to visit and observe our work on Monday or Friday mornings in room 151.

Contact Mary Jo or Ed Cooke for more information: (361) 549-7036 or edwincooke@grandecom.net.

Missions Here & Now

Explore & Support Local Missions Ministries

The purpose of Missions Here & Now is sharing Christ love in our community through our actions. This is a great opportunity to get to know and serve a variety of different community organizations here in the Coastal Bend.

The emphasis for 2022-2023 is “Hope in Christ,” and the Bible verse for missions this season is Romans 12:12, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." As our emphasis is Hope in Christ, our mission is to reach out in the community and be the feet of Jesus. So each month, we will have a speaker come and share about their program; and the next month we, as a missions group, will volunteer at that program.

We hope you will make plans to attend our luncheons and service opportunities this year. The luncheon requires a reservation be made by noon the day before. Reservations can be made through the church office . The cost is $8.00, and everyone is invited (even students, working people, and men)!

Campus Meals

Led by Missions Here & Now

This team visits our local college campuses at Del Mar College, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Stark College & Seminary once per semester.

Volunteers transport and serve the food, interact with students, clean up, and return supplies.
It's about a 4 hour commitment each time we serve. We will serve each location once in the fall and once in the spring.

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