FBC Missions

At First Baptist Church of Searcy, we believe that missions are essential to the church's vision to "become a community of growing servants of God connecting people to the body of Christ and transforming the lives of people in our neighborhoods and around the world.

Here is a "Snapshot" of ongoing ways that FBC-Searcy is participating in missions at home and around the world:

First Baptist Church participates in several on-going mission projects for the Judsonia Children's Home (Emergency Receiving Home). These Projects vary based upon the immediate needs of the shelter.

 

FBC is involved with several Arkansas Baptist State Convention mission engagements. First Baptist actively prays and gives to the Dixie Jackson Offering for Arkansas Missions. This supports state missionaries and missions. FBC also participates in the Week of Prayer for Arkansas State Missions.

Awana is a ministry to preschoolers and children.
It focuses on Scripture memory, missions education,
and participation in missions activities..Children participate
n a variety of mission activities throughout the year.

The Calvary Baptist Association supports churches, ministries, missions, and missionaries in the Calvary Association. FBC participates in various mission engagements through the CBA.

Disaster Relief volunteers provide ministries such as: Feeding, Showers, Chainsaws, Blue Tarps, and Communications. Volunteers show Christ's love by providing for the needs of those who have been affected by disaster. Meeting those needs often opens the door to sharing the Gospel.

Several members of FBC-Searcy serve in The
Gideon's International. This is a ministry of Christian
business and professional men who are dedicated to
bringing the lost to Jesus through personal witnessing
and distribution of New Testaments in various
communities across the world.

Outside-In is a program designed to reach out to those in the community and to reach in to inactive members of the church. The goal of Outside-In is help individuals become acquainted or reacquainted with the church.
Every year, the FBC Student Ministry participates in mission trips with the intent to meet needs of others and share the Gospel. Most recently, trips have been to Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas.

The Good Samaritan Center assists individuals and families
in the name of Jesus by providing food and other resources
to meet basic needs. Visitors receive bags of food, cleaning
supplies, and personal hygiene items along with information
about spiritual matters. Volunteers take time to pray with
visitors concerning any specific needs or requests they might
have. In December, members of FBC-Searcy personally
minister at the center. Other churches provide
volunteers during other months.

The purpose of these hats is to lift the spirits of
chemotherapy patients and to let those patients know that
others care and are praying for them. The hats are knitted
or crocheted and are bright, cheerful, and stylish.
Jaunty Hats are generally bagged in clear plastic bags
along with laundry instructions and a note of
encouragement for the recipient.

For more about the Jaunty Hat Guild, CLICK HERE

Operation Christmas Child is a year-round mission project sponsored by Samaritan's Purse. Shoebox gifts are packed by individuals and families. The shoe boxes are collected from September to Novermber and sent to Samaritan's Purse. When Samaritan's Purse receives
the boxes, they are distributed internationally to impoverished children in many different countries.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child,
CLICK HERE.

FBC-Searcy takes an active role in promoting Foster Care
in White County. FBC hosts several different training
opportunities for Foster Parents. We also provide
"Foster Parent Night Out" where parents
can go out to dinner, the movies, etc.

For more information about the Foster Parent Ministry,
CLICK HERE.

The North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the
Southern Baptist Convention supports missionaries
and missions activities in North America. FBC actively
prays and gives to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
for North American Missions and participates in the
Week of Prayer for North American Missions in March.

For more information about the NAMB, CLICK HERE.

The International Mission Board (IMB) of the
Southern Baptist Convention supports missionaries and
missions activities all across the world. FBC actively prays
and gives to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for
International Missions and participates in the
Week of Prayer for International Missions in December.

For more information abour the IMB, CLICK HERE.