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 Merritt Island and the surrounding areas.
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.
Buddy Break is a free respite program where kids with special needs (VIPs) and their siblings make friends, play games, enjoy crafts, music, activities, and more! Buddy Break provides a wonderful opportunity for the caregivers of these children to receive a break from their ongoing responsibilities for three hours once a month on a Saturday morning, from September through May.
To be a Buddy Break Volunteer you must be 14 years of age or older, have a loving heart, open arms, and a willingness to learn (no previous experience with VIP kids is necessary).
If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Kim Morrill or call her at 321.720.6017.
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 or call 321.223.0929.
English as a Second Language
Every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, free language classes are offered to help those learning to speak English. Led by Barbara Klotzbach and Cheryl Dixon in the Grove building, beginners thru advanced classes are available. For more information about ESL, please email Mark Lewis. Activities are available for children and students starting at 6:00 PM on Wednesdays.
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 8:00 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.
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.
The Mission Care group helps with local and international mission involvement by using their skills to make care bears, drawstring bags, lap robes, Christmas stockings, and more! These creations go on to support ministries such as House of Hope, Teen Missions International, Canaveral Port Ministry, Jail Ministry, Prison Book Ministry, and any other local missions and ministries as needed.
This group meets on Mondays and/or Thursdays from 10 AM - 2 PM in the House of Hope Bldg.
For more information, please call Nancy Denyer at 321.454.3788 or 321.543.4390.
At FBCMI, our mission is to share the good news of the gospel with every man, woman, and child, where we live, work, learn, and play. Click HERE to see how you can pray for your neighbors, and click HERE for a Block Map.
Click HERE to listen to a short message from Pastor Titus on Neighboring.
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. A few recipients of our quilts include: 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.
This group 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 at 321.432.5789.