Since its founding some 72 years ago, the sending and supporting of missionaries has been one of the foundational pillars of our life and ministry. Central to our vision has been the planting of vibrant churches in the least reached corners of our world. In each generation we seek to re-ignite a missionary passion in our congregation. Our goal is to be found pressing on into the unreached portions of the world until Jesus returns. “This Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matt. 24:14 )
A full description of missions at FBC can be downloaded here.
FBC Missions Partnerships
CANADA - CHURCH PLANTING
Mile One Mission is an exciting new mission that is passionate about gospel renewal. They exist to plant and support gospel-centred churches in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The St. John’s metro area has a population of 205,955, making it the 2nd largest metro area in Atlantic Canada. Sadly, St. John’s is also one of the least reached and forgotten cities in Canada, with just 1% of the entire population attending a local worship service on any given Sunday. This exemplifies the spiritual state of all of Newfoundland and Labrador.
As a strategic church planting hub, our vision is to provide financial and logistical support towards a long-term, consistent, and integral church planting method. This will allow carefully chosen church planters to focus on the task of building gospel-centred churches, while Mile One Mission and it’s partners provide the resources for their task. Mile One Mission is seeking help from partners across Canada and around the world.
ETHIOPIA - THE AFAR PEOPLE
Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news, SIM believes that He has called us to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in the communities where He is least known.
SIM is an international missions organization with more than 4,000 workers serving in more than 70 countries. FBC will specifically be partnering with SIM in Ethiopia among the Afar people, a mostly unreached people group.
The Afar live mostly in north-east Ethiopia. The few Afar people who have come to faith in Jesus lack the ability to read the bible in their own language, lack consistency in the teaching of God’s word during their gatherings, and fear persecution from their primarily muslim community.
As a church, we will have the opportunities to engage in outreach to the Afar people, as well as opportunities through sports evangelism, working with those with disabilities, teaching english, and teaching at a bible college.
FBC Mission Trips
As a church we are excited to be involved in the mission of God around the world through church partnership. An important part of these partnerships is sending teams to be part of the ministry happening on the ground through regular missions trips. If you are interested in being a part of one of these teams, please fill out the applicable forms included below.
Missionaries We Support
Unreached People Groups
As a church we want to be intentional about praying for those in this world who are unreached by the life-changing truth of the gospel. Please take some time each day to pray for the group highlighted below, and download the app for regular reminders.