These are organizations that First Baptist Church at Weston actively support financially and encourage members to volunteer their time to serve with these organizations. They serve a vital role to the communities in Broward County and are partners in the Kingdom of God to further the Gospel and protect lives.
Hope Women’s Centers
Hope Women’s Centers exist to encourage and equip women to make informed choices regarding unplanned pregnancies. In 2010, there were a reported 12,186 abortions right here in our community – or 33 each day, according to the Florida Department of Vital Statistics. First Baptist Church at Weston supports Hope and encourages members who have a heart for this ministry to give and serve as volunteers. To learn more how you can help, go to www.friendsofhope.org. If you or someone you know is facing a decision about an unplanned pregnancy, go to www.thereishope.org or call 954-452-9459.
Sheridan House has the mission statement of “Honoring Christ by serving the needs of children and families.” They seek to meet that mission by maintaining residential homes to help equip children with behavioral problems, assist single mothers, and operate a counseling center to help children and adults with tackle a variety of issues faced by families today. To learn more on how you can help support Sheridan House or if you or someone you know can benefit from services provided by Sheridan House, go to www.sheridanhouse.org or call 954-583-1552.
Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ by providing Christmas gifts for the children. Led by our Singles Ministry, members of First Baptist Church at Weston help families by purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts on behalf of their incarcerated parent—not only delivering a message of love from parent to child, but also the true meaning of Christmas—the good news of Jesus Christ.
Other Mission Opportunities
The following are organizations and groups that members of our church are involved in supporting as volunteers or financially. The missions team does not contribute resources to these organizations on behalf of the church, but the team tries to provide opportunities and encouragement to raise awareness of organizations that are seeking to share the Gospel and meet needs in the world.
Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name
In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.
World Hunger Fund
World Hunger Fund is a ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention to provide food to the poor and hurting in North America and around the world. Since its inception in 1974, Southern Baptists have given more than $235 million through their World Hunger Fund to meet hunger needs both at home and abroad. In 2010, more than $4.5 million was given, but as recently as 2005 Southern Baptists were giving $6 million a year to the offering.
Twenty cents of every dollar is sent to the North American Mission Board. These funds are used to support hunger projects in the United States. Eighty cents of every dollar is sent to the International Mission Board. These funds are used for direct hunger ministry as well as water well drilling, agricultural education, water purification, etc.
Why give to the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund?
- Only the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund uses 100% of all contributions to feed hungry people. (Personnel are already in place; thus, administrative and promotional costs are borne out of other budgets.)
- When Southern Baptists give food, they are there for the long haul, desiring to plant churches and make disciples for Jesus Christ. Our desire is to build relationships with people and eventually lead them to a relationship with Christ.
- The Good News of salvation through Christ is always foundational. Whenever possible, the plan of salvation is shared and an opportunity to respond is given.
- In emergency situations, food aid must be given. But when possible, hunger ministries are designed to create independence from rather than dependence on food aid.
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