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At FBC Haughton our vision 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). 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
We support ACTION financially and church members also help in food distribution for those in need every Monday and Thursday.
We encourage and train our Life Groups and individuals to seek out opportunities to share the Gospel, using block party events and one-on-one encounters. We also have a team of believers who are focused on reaching two neighborhoods near our church.
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.
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.
Every Warrior 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.
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.
Renew Church Baton Rouge is located in one of NAMB’s SEND City church plants, since it is near New Orleans and also in a college town (Southern University and LSU). Pastor Checkerz Williams is leading this church to reach Baton Rouge by being a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped church that exists to lead people to love God supremely (Upward), love ourselves rightly (Inward), and love and serve others unconditionally (Outward).
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.
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, whether that is serving on a feeding team, mudout team, or chainsaw team. We have groups participate in disaster relief through Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief.
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!
NAMB is the Southern Baptist entity tasked with planting churches in North America. Their strategy is to plant churches in the least churched areas, which led them to discover and develop a plan for 32 SEND cities across 5 regions, Northeast, South, Midwest, West Coast, and Canada. God has placed a desire in our pastor’s heart to help plant churches in each one of these areas. Currently we are supporting churches in the South, Renew Church in Baton Rouge and Refuge Church in New Orleans, in the Northeast, Hope Community in Brooklyn, NY, in the West, The Station Church in San Diego, CA, and in Strategic Areas, Iglesia Bautista Esperanza Eterna in Canovanas, Puerto Rico. We are looking to help develop a church in a SEND city in Canada and a church in a Midwest SEND city.
New York City is one of 32 North American Mission Board (NAMB) SEND cities and Brooklyn is the most populous section of New York. We have partnered with Gregg Gober, former worship pastor at Cypress Baptist Church, and Hope Community to help them reach their section of Brooklyn with the Gospel.
San Diego is also a SEND City with NAMB. We are partnered with Cody Wallace and Josh Nelson as they lead The Station Church in Carlsbad, CA, just north of San Diego to help them reach San Diego with the love of Jesus and the Gospel.
Iglesia Bautista Esperanza Eterna (Eternal Hope Baptist Church) is in one of NAMB’s strategic locations in need of church planting. We are partnered with their pastor, Oscar Ortiz, looking forward to what God will do in this brand new church plant through him and his team!
Ends of the Earth
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.