Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We believe that every New Testament church is to be on mission taking the gospel to their own Jerusalem (city), to the ends of the earth and everywhere in between. We accomplish this by…
We support the Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong Offerings for North American and International Missions, as well as the Cooperation Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Cooperative Program is our way of teaming up with 40,000 other churches to send over 10,000 missionaries to spread the gospel.
There are various opportunities to take the gospel to other nations by means of a week-long mission trip. Our student ministry conducts a mission trip annually as well.
We regularly ask our neighbors how we may pray for them. This often leads to opportunities to share the gospel with those who do not know Christ. Furthermore, we provide periodic training for members in using prayer to build bridges to the lost. Prayer evangelism teams minister in the communities Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
We work with Chapman Partnership in providing a meal for approximately 300 homeless persons once a month. Currently, we provide lunch every third Tuesday. We pay for the meal, serve the meal, offer prayer and distribute Bibles.
We currently work with Dade Correctional Institute to bring the gospel to over 1,500 inmates. Members lead a worship service at DCI every Sunday at 9:00 am. Training is offered several times per year (required by the state of Florida) for those who wish to serve in this ministry.
Our dedicated team of drivers makes it possible for families in need of transportation to attend Sunday and Wednesday services.
Ministry to Migrants
Miami Dade County is home to as many as 50,000 migrant workers every year during the peak season. FBCH conducts block parties, health screenings, and provides other assistance to meet needs and share Christ. We also lead a weekly worship service on Sunday mornings at a local migrant camp.
Lori, Missionary to the Middle East
Lori is our adopted missionary through the International Mission Board of the SBC. This means that we have made a covenant to pray for Lori and support her in her work. For security reasons, we cannot give Lori’s last name or the country where she is serving. Members at First Baptist receive more detailed information about Lori’s ministry and prayer needs. Weekly email “prayer grams” help out members stay in touch with what God is doing through Lori and how we can be a part.
First Baptist Church of Homestead has a partnership with a “sister church” in Cuba, Iglesia Bautista Immanuel. Our churches pray regularly for one another. We send teams to teach, preach, encourage, lead and help. We have assisted in the planting over almost forty house churches, working towards the larger goal of planting fifty house churches within this decade.