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Serve

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?'  And I said, “'Here am I.  Send me!'"

Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)

Jesus came to serve and not to be served. He was most concerned with serving the broken and those in need. At FPC, we try to follow His example as we reach out to those in our immediate community and globally, sharing in their struggles and hopes. Our goal is to encourage and equip our church members to participate fully in God’s plan to spread the gospel locally and throughout the world, to reach out to the least, the last, and the lost, and to communicate God's love to them.

We encourage the members of our church to participate fully in God’s plan to spread the gospel locally and throughout all the world. Whether taking the form of a mission trip, collecting items for distribution, or corresponding with FPC supported missionaries, our congregation reaches out to spread the wonderful word of God to those in the darkest corners of the world.

Hands-On Opportunities

Missionaries

Through our Mission Team, FPC provides financial support to a number of dedicated missionaries around the world, as they work daily to bring others to Christ. As a congregation, we support them through prayer and by attending mission dinners and lunches.

Chris & Anita Anderson—Greater Europe Mission, Valencia, Spain

Jim & Amanda Blizzard—Child Evangelism Fellowship, Lakeland, Florida

James & Kelly Broadaway—Campus Outreach, Johannesburg, South Africa

Jim & Sue Christie—Faith Christian Fellowship, Eldoret, Kenya

Drew & Lynn Fitzpatrick—Wycliffe Bible Translators, Kenya

Robin & Elizabeth Munn—Wycliffe Bible Translators, Thailand

Jen Schneider—For His Children, Quito, Equador

Kyle & Rahel Winter—Youth With A Mission, Battambang, Cambodia

Supported Organizations

FPC recognizes the need to speak out on behalf of the victims of injustice, showing compassion and promoting awareness. The Mission Team provides financial support to a number of dedicated organizations locally and around the world that work to end human suffering and oppression.

Antalya Bible Fellowship through Rev. Ramazan Arkan - Spreading the gospel in Turkey

Breaking Chains International through Theresa Kemp - Evangelizing men and women in the jails and prisons in Florida

Frontier Fellowship through Rev. Dan McNerney - Equipping ministries throughout the world to spread the gospel

International Sports Coalition through Joseph Raj - Discipling young athletes in the world of sports in India

Life Choice Pregnancy Center - A place in Winter Haven to lovingly counsel young women and men facing a crisis pregnancy

One By One - Speakers bureau for those in the LGBTQ community

PARS Theological Center - Training leaders to evangelize Iran

Sidewalk Advocates - Supporting pro-life in Polk County, FL

The Women & Youth Center - Helping women and youth in need in Polk County, FL