Go @ Faith
Go…out to seek and minister to those who need Jesus
The mission of the church is to go into the world. At Faith, we seek to fulfill that mission in the following ways…
Everyday from September to May, we get the privilege of serving 175 children and their families through our preschool. Our desire is to minister to the entire family, not just the children.
We are thrilled that we get to work with Brentwood Elementary School through the Rising Stars ministry of Associated Churches. We reach out to the staff, the children, and the families of the school with school supplies in August, teacher appreciation month, help with food at Thanksgiving and Christmas, celebrating the completion of parenting classes, and any other ways we can. Beginning this October, we are pleased to be able to join Brentwood as we start an after school club for students. This will include a character lesson time, an opportunity for fitness and games, as well as Study Connection. Each Tuesday throughout the school year we get to work with students and build relationships with parents and teachers. We look forward to the time together with them.
Faith serves its community by ministering to students and families through sports. Upward Basketball is one way that we do that. From December to February our gym is filled with young people and their parents cheering and yelling and having fun with basketball. Upward provides a sound teaching of the game but more importantly a sound understanding of who Jesus is.
From raking leaves in the fall to serving at local community agencies to hosting the local little league, Faith seeks to serve and reach out through GO-DAYS. 8 to 12 times a year, we desire to spend a day or part of a day by serving people with help at their home or by supporting the work of other community servants. What a joy it is for us to reach out to people in the name and love of Jesus.
As an American Baptist Church, we seek to encourage many of the missions and outreaches of the denomination. One of those is the American Baptist Women’s Ministries. ABW helps many local as well as global missions and missionaries. In addition, we support several missionaries who are serving in foreign countries with ABC International Ministries.