Our church engages in intentional, loving acts of service for our community that provide a gospel presence in our local area. Here is a sampling of our outreach presence in the Merritt Island and surrounding area.
Merritt Island Christian School
MICS is a co-educational day school, situated in Merritt Island on a 14 acre campus centrally located in Brevard County’s “Space Coast.”
The mission of Merritt Island Christian School is to lead students to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, inspire them to academic excellence, and to equip them to impact their community through the biblical principles of character, leadership, and service. For more information, please visit the MICS website.
AGAPE PREGNANCY CENTER
The purpose of the Agape Pregnancy Center (APC) is to demonstrate the love of Christ by being an active promoter of the sanctity of human life. We show this love by offering physical, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals who are facing crisis pregnancy and abortion issues.
You can be involved by serving, mentoring, praying, or by donating baby items. Some regular needs at the APC are baby clothes (Newborn -3T), diapers, food, and NEW car seats.
For more information, please call (321) 454-9853 or visit the APC website.
HOUSE OF HOPE
Each week, the all-volunteer outreach meets the physical and spiritual needs of hundreds of households and the homeless. In addition to free food and clothing, the ministry provides bicycles and bike repairs; household goods and furnishings; showers; registration for food stamps and help receiving veterans benefits; chaplaincy; tents, backpacks and hygiene kits.
Volunteer opportunities range from sorting and packaging food, preparing clothing for distribution, driving trucks to pick up pallets of food donations, registering clients, chaplaincy, repairing bicycles, and carting boxes of food to client's vehicles.
Help is needed between the hours of 5:30 am to 1:30 pm on Mondays, and 8:30 am to 1:30 pm on Wednesdays. If you would be interested in volunteering with the House of Hope Ministry, please call (321) 453-0318.
The chaplaincy mission is to love God by loving His people and ministering to their spiritual and physical needs. Spiritual needs are met through individual prayer, giving Bibles and tracts, pastoral care and referral to Christian counseling and rehab. Some physical needs are met by providing a list of resources such as food and clothing, lodging for single women with children and battered women, men and women transition facilities, cold-night shelter, medical and dental aid, ID replacement, and showering facilities for the homeless.
Service opportunities are available at FBCMI outreach ministries, hospitals, prisons, uniformed services, disaster relief, corporate environments, and special ministries. For more information about how to get involved, please contact Chaplain Henry Nevares.
DISASTER RELIEF TEAM
We believe meeting physical needs creates a platform for sharing the gospel. Our trained disaster relief ministry team serves communities recovering from natural disasters, sharing the good news of Jesus with the people they encounter. In the past, this team has done demolition work on properties destroyed by a hurricane. This team does not meet regularly, but rather they step up and serve whenever a time of need arises. If you have any questions or are interested in joining this ministry team, please contact Steve Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 223-0929.
FBCMI partners with the Space Coast Seafarers Ministry to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the international seafarers, to fulfill Christ's command to share His redeeming love with the whole world. The ministry helps seafarers from the cruise and cargo ships that come to Port Canaveral. It is open 365 days per year and will stay open until 10 PM if there are ships to serve. For more information call 321.783.0007, email email@example.com, or check our the Seafarers Ministry website.
QUILTERS FOR CHRIST
The Quilters for Christ Ministry is made up of a group of ladies who get together to make quilts to give to people who need a little love wrapped around them. Babies born to APC ministry moms, orphanages in Mongolia and Nicaragua, cancer patients, veterans, TLC Women’s Shelter, mission trips, individuals in the hospital or recovering from illness etc., are a few recipients of our quilts.
We meet from 9:00 to 11:30 am every Tuesday morning at the HOH building on the corner of Magnolia and Tropical Trail. (Use back entrance up the ramp) We follow with a brown bag lunch. You do not have to be a quilter to join our group. For information, please call Judy Morrow (321) 432-5789.
What is Buddy Break? Buddy Break is a free, three hour, once a month on a Saturday, respite program for VIP kids with special needs (ages 2-16 years old) and their siblings (ages 4 years thru the 5th grade). It is an opportunity for them to make new friends, play fun games, and enjoy crafts, music, activities, and more!
Buddy Break provides a wonderful opportunity for their caregivers to receive a break from their ongoing caregiving responsibilities. Giving caregivers of kids with special needs a break! For more information, please contact more information, email Kim Morrill.