WE SUPPORT

At First Baptist Church, we recognize the importance of giving back.  We believe we are called to serve our local community as well as those less fortunate in our state, our country and around the world.  Our mission is to spread the love of Christ to everyone we can, and one way to accomplish that is through the support of the following organizations and people.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS


First Choice for Women is a pregnancy resource center with two locations; in Muncie and Anderson, Indiana.  Originally founded in 1986 as Heart to Heart, First Choice provides compassionate care to thousands of women facing unplanned pregnancies each year in East Central Indiana.  We are proud to partner with and help support First Choice in their efforts.

In 2004, Beauty for Ashes Transitional Home opened its doors to women (with and without children) in crisis, in Alexandria, Indiana.  In January 2018, Beauty for Ashes merged with Muncie Mission and continues their mission, in Alexandria, as a service provided by Muncie Mission.

Muncie Mission works to provide a safe space for women who are working to overcome homelessness and give them the support they need to change their lives. They offer stability, hope and restoration to women and their children, through a Christ-centered structure which focuses on personal and spiritual growth. This 6-18 month program embraces women who desire to change their lives and empowers them to work toward a positive future.

Heaven’s Wearhouse distributes gently used clothing to those in need.  Toys and small household items such as blankets, sheets, towels and dishes are available as donated.

 

Located at 201 W Church St in Alexandria, Indiana on the north side of The Commons Theatre

 

Open Mondays 4:00-7:00pm and Tuesdays 9:00am-12:00pm

Located in the basement of The Lutheran Church of Our Blessed Savior in Alexandria, Indiana, Pete's Pantry is a local food pantry that supplies groceries, cleaning and personal hygiene products to those in need.

 

 

Located at 309 W. Washington St. in Alexandria, in The Lutheran Church of our Blessed Savior.

 

Open Thursdays from 9:00 - 10:50 am.

Church Street Commons started in 2000 with the vision of bringing the Body of Christ together in Alexandria, Indiana.  In 2001, a Tutor-mentor program was developed in order to help meet the educational and relational needs of area children.  Continuing today, adult and high-school volunteers spend one hour weekly in the local intermediate school.  Many long-lasting friendships have been forged and students have benefited both academically as well as emotionally.  They have also started a group called "Spirit of Recovery" to help those who are battling addictions.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS


The purpose of FSI is to train, disciple, and promote the Christian way of life through athletics and other effective evangelism and discipleship across the USA and worldwide.  The main emphasis of this ministry is to send athletic teams to countries who, through the help of local missionaries and churches, have been invited to participate in athletic events and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the local people.  In recent  years they have broadened their mission to connect to a variety of church groups and/or college groups for missions and discipleship trips.  Jesus challenged His disciples to “go into all the world”.  FSI desires to help disciples of Jesus be obedient to that calling.

Youth Serving Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

MISSIONARIES


GLEN AND RITA CHAPMAN work alongside the Congolese at the Kikongo Pastoral Training School to help develop rural pastoral leadership.  They helped establish a portable lumber mill and currently perform audio-visual evangelism, health education, conservation, and sports and recreation activities.

RIC ESCOBAR is the Director of South American Ministries Leadership Development for One Challenge International.  He assists OCI personnel in Latin America to maximize their potential to be effective in extending the Kingdom of God.  Ric is married to Freida, who supports him in this ministry.

RUBEN GAYTAN, along with his wife Lety and children Eliseo and Sarita, serve the Tlapanec people.  The Tlapanec are an ethnic group indigenous to the Mexican state of Guerrero.  Ruben and Lety, along with the Tlapanec leaders, are involved in equipping and training Tlapaneco pastors and missionary workers, the ongoing work of the ministry in evangelism and church growth, and in translating the scriptures into the Tlapanec language and dialects.

SARAH OVERMYER works with Campus Crusade for Christ and is passionate about connecting people to Jesus.  Cru seeks to help fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship through a variety of creative ways.  To find out more, just click 'more info.'