2017 Short Term Mission Trips

  • #JesusTent 2017 - June 7-11
    The #JesusTent is our ministry to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival. The 60x40 tent contains a food serving line, phone charging, free Bibles and other gospel-centered literature. Volunteers can serve in the tent in four ways: (1) dispensing free food, drinks, toiletries, and other items. (2) greeting guests in the tent, striking up conversations, and doing personal evangelism. (3) passing out frisbees with the plan of salvation on the back in campgrounds during the daytime in pairs. (4) driving the shuttle to the tent. Registration is required to serve at the #JesusTent. The online application should take five minutes to complete. 
    Register at theJesustent.com
    Registration opens February 1

  • Paris Mission Trip - June 18-26
    Our team will be working with IMB missionaries to build relationships with the Wolof people and other West African peoples in the city. Our work will include prayer walking and mapping neighborhoods, serving water and snacks to Wolof workers at the Eiffel Tower, assisting in conversations during English classes, and other projects. This mission requires being able to walk 5+ miles a day.
    Cost: $1200 (plus meals)
    Team size: 6
    Short-term mission trip application and deposit of $500 is due on March 5
    *Final balance due: May 28
    Team meetings: March 15, April 12, May 17, & June 14

  • Serve Southie 2017 - July 10-16
    Our team will be working with the Hub Church in South Boston, MA. Serve Southie is the Hub Church's concentrated week of serving the community in tangible ways. Other mission partners of the Hub join together in this effort. Last year, 5 churches joined with the Hub to complete 7 different service projects in the city. In past years our church has done landscaping, painting, and other small construction projects. 
    Cost: $600 (plus meals)
    Team size: 24
    Short-term mission trip application and deposit of $100 is due on March 5
    *Final balance due: May 28
    Team meetings: May 3, May 24, July 9

  • Miami University of Ohio Move-in Day 2017 - August 23-25
    Our team will serve alongside the Bridge Church on the campus of Miami University of Ohio. The trip will consist meeting with the Bridge Church, moving freshmen students into dorms for 4-6 hours, prayer walking campus, and participating in some welcome week functions on campus. 
    Cost: $25 (plus meals)
    Team size: 15
    Short-term mission trip application and balance due on August 6
    Team meeting: August 20

*Payments can be made before final balance due date. 


Download Short-term Mission Trip Application

Missions at FBC

Jake Dorak - Associate Pastor of Missions & Evangelism

  


Our goal is to mobilize the Church to glorify God and fulfill the Great Commission. FBC does this near and far. Our vision is to make disciples as we go to the neighborhoods and the Nations. Therefore we have created programs, events, and partnerships on the local, state, national, and international level for the purpose of living out the Gospel in a Acts 1:8 model. 


If you would like more information about Missions & Evangelism at FBC please scroll below or email: jdorak.fbc@gmail.com.



Life On Mission Podcast

mAKING DISCIPLES NEAR...

The mission of Manchester FBC is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We do this near and far. We want to mobilize God's people to go to the neighborhoods and the nations. We make disciples near through our ongoing mission partnerships, programs, and events (Read more in the section below). This includes Oakley Ministry Center, the #JesusTent, Hub Church Boston, and The Bridge Church, Oxford. Through serving our community and partnering with church plants in strategic places, our hope is to glorify God and fulfill the Great Commission. 

...mAKING DISCIPLES FAR

Our church has adopted the Wolof people of Paris & West Africa as our unreached people group to pray for, learn about, and seek to reach. The Wolof people are a large ethic group with a population of over four million. Most of them are located in the West African Countries of Senegal and Gambia. In recent years, however, the expansion of peanut cultivation and an acceleration towards urbanization has motivated many of the Wolof to spread out into areas including Paris, France.


According to the joshuaproject.net, professing Christians among the Wolof people in Senegal is at 1%; however, 0% is considered evangelical. The statistics are even more staggering for the Wolof people in France where there is no professing Christian witness at all. The Wolof people of Paris are considered a unreached and

unengaged people group.


As we pray for the Wolof people, the Lord is leading us to begin building relationships in Paris with the hope of eventually moving into the villages of Senegal. We will be sending teams to work in the foyers of Paris where the Wolof people live. Our prayer is to learn how to meet needs and point the Wolof people to Jesus. If you would like more information about to next mission trip to the Wolof people, email: jdorak.fbc@gmail.com.

mISSION pARTNERSHIPS, programs & eVENTS

  • Oakley Ministry Center

    Mondays at C Street

    Mondays at C Street is a ministry of our Oakley  Ministry Center. Every Monday when Coffee County Schools are in session, we gather at “Oakley” to provide: homework help, group activities, Bible study, a free meal, and grocery distribution in the name of Jesus Christ. If you would like more information about serving at

    Oakley, email: jdorak.fbc@gmail.com.


  • The #JesusTent

    thejesustent.com

    The Jesus Tent is a ministry to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. It is the largest evangelistic event across denominational lines in the state of Tennessee. Every summer in early June, people from all around the world come to Manchester for the largest music festival in the nation. At the Jesus Tent, we share the Gospel to the Bonnaroo community by offering free water, lemonade, tea, coffee, donuts, snacks, phone charging, Bibles, and other literature. Our goal is to build relationships, plant-seeds, and serve others in the name of Jesus Christ. If you would like to participate at the Jesus Tent, online registration opens every February through May at thejesustent.com.


  • Hub Church Boston

    hubchurchboston.com

    The Hub Church is a new church plant in South Boston, MA. We have begun a three year partnership with the Hub to pray, support, and send yearly mission teams. A team from FBC travels to South Boston every July to serve the South Boston community and help multiply the efforts of the Hub Church. If you would like more information about the next mission trip to South Boston, email: jdorak.fbc@gmail.com.

  • The Bridge church

    bridgeoxford.com

    The Bridge Church is located on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, OH. The Bridge is a partner church of First Baptist and we annually send a mission team to help with freshman move-in day at the start of the fall semester. If you would like more information about the next mission trip to the Bridge Church, email: jdorak.fbc@gmail.com.


  • The Wolof people of Paris & west africa

    Our church has adopted the Wolof people of Paris & West Africa as our unreached people group to pray for, learn about, and seek to reach. The Wolof people are a large ethic group with a population of over four million. Most of them are located in the West African Countries of Senegal and Gambia. In recent years, however, the expansion of peanut cultivation and an acceleration towards urbanization has motivated many of the Wolof to spread out into areas including Paris, France.


    According to the joshuaproject.net, professing Christians among the Wolof people in Senegal is at 1%; however, 0% is considered evangelical. The statistics are even more staggering for the Wolof people in France where there is no professing Christian witness at all. The Wolof people of Paris are considered a unreached and

    unengaged people group.


    As we pray for the Wolof people, the Lord is leading us to begin building relationships in Paris with the hope of eventually moving into the villages of Senegal. We will be sending teams to work in the foyers of Paris where the Wolof people live. Our prayer is to learn how to meet needs and point the Wolof people to Jesus. If you would like more information about to next mission trip to the Wolof people, email: jdorak.fbc@gmail.com.