At FBC JAX, local missions engage believers to do the ministry that God has gifted and called them to do by reaching the lost with the hope of Christ. In a city the size of Jacksonville, there are many hurting and hopeless people inside and outside our walls. We want to compassionately share His love as we articulate the good news of the gospel. We do this in a three-fold manner:

  • Relief - Urgent and temporary provision of emergency aid to reduce immediate suffering
  • Rehabilitation - Seeking to restore people and their communities to their pre-crisis condition
  • Development - A process of ongoing change that helps everyone involved to become more like Christ

We have numerous opportunities for you to connect and serve through local missions. Information about our ministry partners is listed below:

Trinity Rescue Mission • trinityrescue.org
622 West Union Street, Jacksonville • 904.655.1205
Trinity Rescue Mission provides emergency services and long-term recovery programs to the hungry, homeless and hurting in the greater Jacksonville area. Serving opportunities include:
  • Serve Meals
  • Discipleship and mentoring in the Men's Lifeline program
  • Discipleship and mentoring in the Women's and Family program, including children (background screening required)
  • Volunteer to lead a Bible study
  • Donate clothing, blankets, personal hygiene kits, financial contributions

 

Florida Baptist Children's Home • fbchomes.org
2300 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville • 904.721.2711
The Florida Baptist Children's Home provides Christ-centered services to children and families in need.

 

Sidewalk Funday School • sidewalkfundayschool.com
124 West Ashley Street, Jacksonville • 904.265.7252
Sidewalk Funday School ministers to children in our inner city by bringing Sunday School to them! These children often do not have the opportunity to attend Sunday School or church, so this might be the only chance for them to hear the Word of God. Visit the SFS website to learn more about becoming a volunteer and to view a list of all locations this ministry serves.

 

International Learning Center - http://ilcjax.org
904.737.1981
The International Learning Center (ILC) exists to provide welcoming assistance to incoming refugees from around the globe. You can become involved with this ministry through English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Mentoring, Nursery Workers, Office Assistance, Landscaping, Maintenance, and Custodial services. 

 

Desert Winds/Silver Creek Apartment Ministry • DavidK@fbcjax.com
904.366.1382
FBC JAX has been ministering to the people of Desert Winds/Silver Creek apartments for several years. We provide education, Bible study opportunities, and outreach activities on site to encourage the international residents. Call or email for more information and volunteer opportunities.

 

F.A.I.T.H. Riders • faithriders.com
904.613.7248 • kennethjudd@bellsouth.net
F.A.I.T.H. Riders consist of ordinary people from every walk of life who share a common desire to serve our Lord through motorcycle ministry. We exist to share the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ intentionally and unapologetically to all who have yet to accept Him and to build up the body of Christ through worship, fellowship, discipleship and serving. There are no requirements to join. We merely ask that you find a local church with a F.A.I.T.H. Rider Chapter and get involved.

 

First Coast Women's Services • fcws.org
11215 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville • 904.262.6300
First Coast Women’s Services exists to be a network of highly committed employees, volunteers and donors providing Christ-centered, life-changing pregnancy support services to the First Coast Region. Serving opportunities include:
  • Become a pregnancy options counselor
  • Men’s mentoring and counseling
  • Volunteer nurses and sonographers
  • Reception and office volunteers