At FBC Haughton we Geaux Global, living missionally by taking the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations in our Jerusalem (Haughton), our Judea (Louisiana), our Samaria (North America), and to the end of the Earth (everywhere else). We partner with people, churches, and organizations in each of these strategic areas to help establish groups of disciples who will make more disciples. Each year we also ask people to prayerfully give towards our Geaux Global offering supporting missions worldwide. 50% of the offering goes to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, 25% goes to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, 15% goes to World Hunger, and 10% goes to the Georgia Barnette offering.
At FBC Haughton our goal is that the world may know Christ through Haughton.
We are not called to sit on a pew but to “be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves ” (James 1:22). We are told to be His “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Our Jerusalem is the community of Haughton. Our Judea is Louisiana. Our Samaria is North America. The ends of the earth is everywhere else.
Haughton – Jerusalem
ACTION – Area Churches Together In Our Neighborhood
We support ACTION financially and church members also help in food distribution for those in need every Thursday.
On Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings we have services for the many Hispanic people who live in the Haughton area. If the Hispanic church was not available, they would not have a place to come and worship in their own heart language.
Louisiana – Judea
The HUB exists to show homeless people in Shreveport that they are loved by people and by their Heavenly Father. We have Sunday School classes and individuals who participate in the different activities at the HUB on a weekly or monthly basis. FBC Haughton also helps support The HUB on a monthly basis.
The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission
Pursuing the passion of Jesus Christ to lift up the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted is what the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission is all about. Periodically we have Sunday School classes who help feed people at the SBRM. FBCHaughton also helps support the SBRM on a monthly basis, as well as supporting food, clothing, and toiletry drives.
The Refuge Church NOLA – Bywater District- New Orleans, LA
We are partnering with The Refuge Church NOLA to reach the Bywater District in New Orleans with the Gospel. Justin and Brittany Haynes are reaching this very difficult community through various ways, including participating in the Piety Street Market on the second Saturday of each month, visiting with people at the local parks, through their Sunday night services, and many other unique methods.
The Warrior Network seeks to minister to the members of the military who are stationed at Barksdale, AFB, with the goal of connecting them with local churches in Caddo and Bossier Parish. WARRIOR NETWORK INTERVIEW
Northwest Louisiana Crisis Pregnancy Center
The Northwest Louisiana Crisis Pregnancy Center exists to encourage women to choose life for their unborn child when they are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. We also partner with them to offer a program called Northwest Louisiana Pregnancy Care Center designed to provide spiritual, emotional, and physical support.
North America – Samaria
We have many opportunities to help share the love of God to people who are in dire circumstances through the ministry of disaster relief. We have groups participate in disaster relief through the Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief.
Mexican Indian Training Center (MITC)
MITC is a seminary for the Mexican Indians in Central Mexico. Located in Cordoba, Veracruz, the seminary houses 60 students. While we normally take a group in January, trips are available year round. Many times we go thinking we will be a blessing to the students, however, many times they are much more a blessing to us. We help build churches, build dorms and classrooms on campus, visit orphanages, have VBS-type sessions, do sewing, work in the kitchen or anything else God would have us do. This is an excellent first international mission trip!
Ends of the Earth
Compel Outreach Ministries
We support Bill Britt and Compel Outreach Ministries Compassion International through periodic child sponsor drives in support of the orphanages Compel operates in India and Kenya. We also take trips to the orphanage in Kenya to have medical clinics and have VBS type events and games with the children.
Our church has embraced the idea of taking the Gospel around the world, even the other side of the world to an unreached people group. As a church family, we prayed about an area and a people group God would have us support and that He would raise up missionaries to help reach this people group. In another part of the country God provided a family who was praying about where to serve when the Holy Spirit placed our adopted people group on their hearts. Our hearts were broken for this family and the people group when they had to come off the mission field due to a medical condition with their youngest child. Thankfully the missionary has become a mission pastor in the United States and plans on continuing the work that has begun, though in a different role. We have had groups make trips to this unreached area and are planning future trips.
Our church recently began supporting Aaron & Beth Smith in their work with Rafiki Foundation in Uganda. Aaron and Beth were members of FBC Haughton for about two or three years while Aaron was stationed at Barksdale, AFB. Aaron serves as the plant manager in charge of the all of the Rafiki Village and Beth is leading the education portion.