19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20
Missions is not an optional or add-on ministry for the church. Missions is the heart of the very purpose of the church. At First Baptist Church Livingston, we seek to reach those who don’t know Christ and serve those in need through various mission projects of the church. Some mission and service opportunities at First Baptist Church Livingston are:
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry: pack a shoe box full of toys and other useful items to a child in need. Our goal is 5,000 boxes for 2017! A support ministry for our OCC ministry is a sewing group that provided over 1400 dresses in 2016.
WMU Backpack Ministry: We will provide over 170 kids with 6 meals for each weekend during the school year.
Music Camp Ministry: Each fall we have over 70 kids spend 8 Tuesday afternoons learning and practicing a children’s Christmas program, with a performance in November.
Dominican Republic: In the summer of 2017, we took 16 people to the Dominican Republic to minister in an orphanage, a school for a very poor village, and handed out food to a remote impoverished village. Pictures of the 2017 trip can be found here.
In 2018, it is our goal to return to the Dominican Republic, and add a trip to work with church planters in New England and take a group of middle school and high school students to a Worldchangers mission trip.