Missions

"Go into all the world
and preach the gospel" - Mark 16:15

Follow Me and I will
make you fishers of Men

Matthew 4:19

We believe that serving leads to life change. Everyone at FBCATV who is following Jesus should be living a “missional” life. We want you “on mission” in your community, state, nation and the world, and we offer opportunities for people to serve together in a variety of experiences. Whether through meeting tangible needs in the surrounding community, engaging individuals through educational avenues, or helping to provide food for those facing financial insecurities, all of FBCATV’s efforts are built around partnerships that aim to foster opportunities to meet Christ and develop as His disciples.

Community Outreach 

Third Sunday Collection

The Third Sunday Collection is an ongoing opportunity for you to donate non-perishable food and gently used items. These items are being used to build discipleship-making relationships with people.

Donations are collected in the north parking lot, located nearest County Road 42. The drop-off location will be clearly marked. Please group items by organization. Thank you!
 
Food Collection Team: Non-perishable food items
Haven Shelter: Small household items, clothing for women & children.
Christian Library International: Christian books for all ages.
Operation Christmas Child: Stuffed animals, flashlights (with extra batteries), plastic bowls or cups, small cars, dolls, slinky, balloons, small Etch-a-Sketch, jump rope, and yo-yo's. Please note - Items must be new.

Love INC.

Our partnership with Love In The Name of Christ (LoveINC) a Christian-based outreach to adults, families and children in The Villages and surrounding communities. They provide assistance to those in need of financial help, family counseling, and material  and spiritual support.

Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School

Through our partnership with Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School, we are able to provide a prayer ministry, Teacher Appreciation luncheons, and beautification services throughout the year.

In August, we will host a Back to School Teacher Appreciation meal to celebrate returning teachers. Stay tuned for more information!

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child demonstrates God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world through the distribution of shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts. Annually, empty shoeboxes are distributed to the local church family to be filled with gifts and are then collected and delivered to the local collection site for distribution by Samaritan’s Purse.

For the first time, our FBCATV Operation Christmas Child volunteers are partnering with the Third Sunday Collection and challenging our congregation to send 1000 shoebox gifts to children around the world in 2022. They will be collecting needed toys at the Third Sunday Collection.

Items needed include: Stuffed animals, flashlights (with extra batteries), plastic bowls or cups, small cars, dolls, slinky, balloons, small Etch-a-Sketch, jump ropes, and yo-yo's. Please note - These items must be new.

Help FBCATV send 1000 boxes this Christmas! Click the link below to find out more about Operation Christmas Child.

Haven of Lake & Sumter Counties

Haven of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc. was established in 1977 to meet the needs of domestic violence victims. Their primary objectives are to provide these victims with alternatives to abuse or life-threatening situations, and give empowerment to establish a violence-free life.

Christian Library International

The partnership with CLI in reaching thousands of incarcerated men and women with new hope in the healing power of Jesus. CLI allows inmates the opportunity to engage in disciple-making Bible studies through handwritten letters. These Bible studies provide a unique opportunity for volunteers to lead inmates to place faith in Jesus Christ and encourage their prayer life and Christian walk.

Statewide Outreach 

Mission City Church, St. Johns County, Florida

FBCATV is excited to be partnering with Mission City Church, a new church plant in south Jacksonville, near St. John and just north of St. Augustine, Florida.

Led by Phillip Scarnecchia and his family, this new church plant will serve a community where 12% to 20% of families live below the poverty line. The area is booming and is expected to grow by 40,000 to 50,000 people in the next 5 years. The average age in this area is 37 years.

Most residents are young families with children. Still, there are only a handful of churches in St. Johns County. These families need a life-giving church home, and Mission City hopes to fill that role. God has presented an opportunity for young families to hear the Gospel. We are excited to work with Mission City to reach them.

We ask you to pray for Mission City Church and to consider giving to support our partnership. To learn more, visit missioncityjax.com.

National Outreach 

Serve A2Y, Ann Arbor, MI
July 20-25, 2022

A Missional Partnership with Treasuring Christ Church (TCC) in Ann Arbor, MI provides an opportunity for FBCATV to work and walk alongside North American Mission Board Church Planter Michael Guyer and team as they plant a reproducing church in the Ann Arbor area.

Serve A2Y is a week that we set aside each year to intentionally and strategically serve our community (Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti) through various service projects.

Throughout the year, we identify tangible needs in our community through conversations with local businesses, community organizations, city officials, and neighbors. The goal of Serve A2Y Week is to strengthen our community and build lasting friendships as we meet real needs right around us.

Service projects may include: landscaping, painting, general cleaning, organizing materials, promotional assistance, yard work for individuals, park clean up, business blessings, giveaways, canvassing.

We will have both a Go Team and a Home Team. The Home Team will support our missionaries from The Villages. Stay tuned for more information.

World Outreach 

Eastern Europe
Dates To Be Announced

FBCATV is developing partnerships through the connection of the International Mission Board (IMB.) These partnerships share the same discipleship goal as FBCATV, "making fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ" who will go into the world and make more disciples.

Mission Opportunities

If you're interested in mission opportunities fill out the form below.