Here at FBC our desire is to develop a passion for missions and equip the members of Faith Bible Church family to join God’s global cause as senders, welcomers, mobilizers and goers in partnership with God’s mission to “reconcile the world to himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19) and in obedience to the Great Commission “to go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).
Would do this in practical ways including loving prayer support of missionaries, Community Groups “adopting our missionaries,corporate financial support, short term trips (near and far) in support of our global workers, and sending long term global servants from within our family
For a full list of supported global missionaries, pick up the “Global Mission” booklet from the Advancing the Gospel Communication Center in the FBC lobby.
At the time of this writing there are 3.5 million refugees living in the nation of Turkey. These families have been displaced for many reasons, most dealing with the effects of politics and radical Islam. These refugees were recently unreachable with the story of the hope found in Jesus. Now, teams of believers serve them and are finding many opportunities to reveal the Gospel to people who are now open.
In partnership with established teams in this nation we have found a way to serve these refugee families with what may be the greatest felt need, the education of their children. The children are caught in the middle of all of this turmoil, sometimes for years. While awaiting their final home, most are not receiving any form of education.
In partnership with tutoring that is ongoing inside of Turkey, this team serves to provide weekly conversational English over Skype with refugee students who are studying English.
The Global Missions team meets monthly to provide support for our missionaries through prayer, accountability and communication. This team oversees the financial support as well, making decisions about annual support and resource needs of our missionaries and missionary organizations. This team also exists to creatively help the attenders of FBC find their place in reaching the nations for Jesus.
At FBC our hope is to inspire and influence the FBC family to express the love of God to their families, neighbors and sphere of influence by teaching, training and empowering them to be salt and light through acts of mercy and justice-equipped to share the good news of Jesus Christ in hopes of reconciling people to God.
International Students, Inc
ISI works closely with international student advisers and other college and university officials to help students. We offer friendship to any student, regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference. ISI staff and volunteers are working on 677 campuses across the country to orient and acquaint international students to their new home and cultural experience.
Faith partners with International Students, Inc to befriend international students from all over the world through airport pick up, Discovery Bible Studies and friendship hospitality.
Development Enrichment Center
DEC provides comprehensive life skills training and personal care services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. DEC also provides in-home care with respite services that give relief to the primary caregiver and habilitation services that expand the life-skills training provided in the day programs.
Ministry Lead: Nancy Younger
Granada Estates is a neighborhood within 2 miles of FBC’s campus that we have chosen to come alongside and serve holistically. This neighborhood is made up of 3000 residents including 200 students attending Foothills and Pioneer Elementary Schools and Cactus High School. It is also primarily comprised of mobile and modular homes.
Our efforts to serve this community involve helping those who are disabled bring their property up to code compliance. We also look to partner with residents in the effort to increase the wellness and development of the neighborhood. We also look to begin small groups that meet to study God’s Word, build relationships, and serve, as an expression of the Kingdom of God within the community.
Bridge to Hope
The Bridge to Hope and their volunteers work to improve lives and reverse the devastating and long-term effects of poverty and homelessness among single mothers and their children. Program services are designed to maintain the family by empowering single mothers and enhancing their skills to independently care for their families and integrate into the community.
They encourage single mothers to turn to The Bridge to Hope for support if they have experienced domestic violence, a financial crisis or have recovered from substance abuse. These women and their children are welcomed with open arms by a loving and accepting Christian community.
Produce On Wheels – With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) disperses fresh produce to communities at churches, schools and other entities throughout Southern Arizona and the metropolitan Tucson and Phoenix service areas. 10 million lbs. of fresh nutritional rescued produce annually are delivered to agency sites for distribution to supporters. Anyone can contribute $10 to shop for up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce, to share with neighbors, friends, family or someone who’s in need. One Saturday a month, FBC hosts this distribution right in our parking lot, providing our community with this wonderful service.
The Local Missions Team meets monthly to provide support for our local missionaries and support organizations through prayer, accountability and communication. This team oversees the financial support and makes decisions about annual support and resource needs of our missionaries and missionary organizations. This team also exists to creatively help the attenders of FBC find their place in reaching this community for Jesus.
Choices Pregnancy Center
Choices Pregnancy Center is the local arm of Crisis Pregnancy Centers. They provide free, individualized and confidential services including pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STD/STI testing, parenting education, adoption counseling, after abortion counseling, and abstinence information. Their goals are to present options and empower men and women to make informed choices.
Choices Pregnancy Center sees an average of 850-900 clients a year.
What is a refugee? A refugee is any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
For decades Faith Bible Church has partnered with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service to provide a transition team for a new refugee family. Families have come from Africa, Asia and the middle east and have come from various religious backgrounds. Our teams have befriended and served these families through this immensely challenging season of their lives. We set up and furnish their new apartment, provide initial food for their arrival, and help them learn to navigate U.S. and Phoenix City life. Most importantly, the members of the team love them and provide friendship until they are able to sufficiently adapt to their new American life.
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