Missions

Mission Statements
Connecting with others to experience and express the love of Jesus Christ at home and around the world.
 
The Great Commission
The Great Commission in Matthew chapter 28 verse 19 tells us to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” In the late 80’s our church took this scripture to heart. Since then both youth and adults have spent thousands of man-hours serving the Lord. Missionaries from First Baptist go to share the gift of salvation, and to lend helping hands in areas such as construction, remodeling, etc. They have served in and around the lake area, throughout the United States, and around the world. At the present time we sponsor and support churches and missions in Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico.
 
While our goal is to send missionaries around the world to share the saving power of Jesus Christ and to help in areas of needs, they come back with a blessing that cannot be measured in time or money. First Baptist encourages every member to be involved in mission opportunities.
Current Mission Opportunities at FBCS
We have several current mission opportunities to choose from.
Care Help of Sulphur – an ongoing local mission. To volunteer at Care Help, call 528-2273.
FBCS Food Pantry – We are able to provide food for families in our community that are in need through your gracious donations.
Friends of Frasch – an ongoing local mission helping to meet the needs of students and teachers at Frasch Elementary.
Navajo Mission Project – We will be traveling to New Mexico to minister to Native American families.
Local Missions Opportunities!
Have you ever thought “why do we go out of town to do missions, when we have so many needs right here at home?”
It’s a valid question worthy of a thoughtful answer. There are many communities near and far with the same social, ministry and Gospel needs as Sulphur. Many of those communities have discovered very effective ways of meeting those needs in a practical manner. We would do well to help & learn from our extended faith family and apply what can work among our own here in Sulphur. Such trips also help our church family open their eyes to the needs we walk or drive past every day right here at home. We learn the possibilities. We learn that we CAN make a difference. We come home and teach others HOW it can be done.
Here are some opportunities “right here at home” this very summer:
      1. CBA Summer Missionaries – working with our own Carey Baptist Association will be living here through the end of                 July for the expressed purpose of working with our local churches to establish sustainable evangelical works and                 compassion ministries in multi-family housing complexes in the Lake Area.
       2. Summer Food Service Program – for the 2nd year in a row, The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has requested we host               children under 18 for a free lunch in our gym Monday – Friday for the summer. Church members interested in                     building relationships in an effort to gain an opening for the Gospel and discipleship are welcome to bring a sack                 lunch and join who participate in the free lunch from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
       3. Block Party, Sunday July 22 – Immediately following our business meeting at 5:00 PM, we will dismiss, to a location               yet to be determined, to host a block party for the neighbors of our church building. For starters we will be                         manning 3 bounce houses (provided at no cost to us by CBA), popcorn, and yard games. Other activities are limited             only by the imaginations of the people willing to help!
Contact Tom Bruce at tbruce@fbcsulphur.org for more info or to register your interest in any or all of these opportunities!
Look for more opportunities soon!
For more information on any mission opportunity, please call the church office at 527-5231 or contact any member of the Missions Committee. They are …