Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." (Mark 16:15) and later Jesus said, "you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
As the church body of FBC St Pete, we take both of these charges from Jesus to heart. We desire to be involved, to embrace, to support missions locally, statewide, and throughout the world in order to proclaim His Gospel of Grace to all creation.
Our involvement in our Local Community missions offers a variety of opportunities for 'hands on' experience and to actively serve in Missions right here in Pinellas County.
Touching Miami With Love - This center is located in the poorest section of the City of Miami. They minister to the neighborhood and seek to assist youth there to break the cycle of drugs and gangs. Christmas 2018, we participated with TML to provide 'Boxes for Success' which encouraged Middle and High School student to further their education.
Open House Ministries – Located in Homestead, this faith-based organization ministers to adults and children living in migrant housing all around the area. Summers offer opportunities to help with weekly Vacation Bible Schools. The center also houses a Free Clinic run by Open Door Clinic, a “building partner” that provides medical care to the uninsured and the under-insured.
Disaster Response – Through CBF of Florida & the Caribbean Islands we support these ministries as they respond to natural disasters around our State and Nation. Volunteers assist when the need arises.
Our Global Missions efforts include international mission trips and financial support of missionaries through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Offering for Global Missions.
Haiti Partnership – We partner through Reciprocal Ministries International to connect with our "sister church" in Zanglais, Haiti. This partnership has included annual trips to Haiti since Spring 2015 and participation in Hope For Kidz, a child sponsorship program created to meet the educational and physical needs of Zanglais Baptist Church children who would otherwise be unable to attend school due to their severe poverty.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Bahamas – Through our CBF of Florida partnership have opportunities to share with the churches in the Bahamas through construction, theological training of both children and adults, and disaster response.
Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention – Since 2008, through another CBF of Florida partnership we have had a relationship with eastern Cuban churches to support their ministries. In 2012, we supplied bicycles for pastors in the outlying area for transportation to their mission churches.
The Command is to Go! Join us in the Adventure!!