The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes Their mission is to provide Christ-centered services to children and families in need. Their vision is to bring hope to hurting children, to show that the love of Jesus changes lives an to impact the life of one more child. From the opening of the first orphanage in 1904 to their present-day ministries they have expanded to provide safe, stable, Christian homes and services to children and families in need across the state and around the globe, they are honored to be helping children in tangible ways. www.fbchomes.org.
The Next STEPP Center educates, supports and empowers women facing unplanned pregnancies with compassionate and professional medical care. The center also provides Adoption Agency Information & Referrals, Maternity & Infant Supplies, Medical Referrals, Parenting Education, Post-Abortion Support, Pregnancy Options Information, Pregnancy Tests, STD/STI Testing, Support for Men, Pregnancy and Parenting Support & Education, Ultrasounds. http://nextstepp.org
Manna on Wheels is a non-profit organization that focuses on feeding the hungry and sharing the message of hope we find in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus lived His life serving others and He has called us to do the same. The ministry serves the homeless, families in need of a "hand up" through our food box ministry. Children's Homes, Adult Special Needs homes, disaster relief and overseas missions benefit from what they have been given. www.mannaonwheels.org
Shine a Light on Domestic Violence Ministry's mission is to break the cycle of abuse and restore survivors to their full potential in Christ. The ministry provides support to Victims & Survivors, Friends & Family, and Churches & Community Partners. www.shinealightondv.org
The Island Chapel supports a variety of prison churches and ministries in Florida.
Our church works with other like-minded churches in The Florida Baptist Convention Cooperative Program to make an impact across our state, our nation and around the world. The cooperative funds missions and church plantings. flbaptist.org
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary - Since 1917, NOBTS has equipped leaders to answer God's call. NOBTS offers an academic environment that utilizes innovative delivery systems, preparing our students for ministry. To learn more about this organization, please visit www.nobts.edu.
God has called Jesus Project Ministries to reach and disciple children, youth and adults living in impoverished and marginalized communities; to train and encourage the body of Christ in cross-cultural understanding and compassionate action; and to bring the Kingdom of God to our cities and nations through education, mentorship and ministry. www.jesusprojectministries.com
In response to God's love, grace and truth, the purpose of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities, witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world. The vision of InterVarsity is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. www.intervarsity.org
People’s Baptist Ministries to India (PBMI) has established over 3,900 local churches with over 400,000 born again believers in almost every Indian state, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and Bhutan. PBMI is the Mission Board of People’s Baptist Church—an independent, fundamental Baptist church located in Trivandrum, India. PBMI is an outgrowth of Kerala Baptist Gospel Team, which was founded in 1976 by Dr. G.S. Nair.
Living Water Community Transformation, Inc. (LWCT) is a United States IRS 501(c)(3) organization formed with the purpose of socially and spiritually enriching the community of Akot, South Sudan. Akot is a rural community with a total population of approximately 12,000 people scattered over a large geographic area. livingwaterct.org
The International Ministry of Cru Military is known as Military Ministry. It is our vision to seek God’s help in connecting the worldwide military community to Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, they seek to fulfill The Great Commission so that the nations of the world might know God’s promise in Jeremiah 33:3 “… I will heal my people and let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” Crumilitary.org
"Rafiki” means friend in Swahili and depicts the purpose of the Foundation—to befriend orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27). The mission of The Rafiki Foundation is to train Africans to transform Africa for Christ. To accomplish this mission, Rafiki established ten Rafiki Training Villages that provide living and educational facilities through Rafiki’s five programs: Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care, and Widows. www.rafiki-foundation.org.
Special International Project
Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child – Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Every Christmas, The Island Chapel participates in Operation Christmas Child annually. Members of the church select gifts for girls and boys ages 2 – 14 and fill plastic “shoeboxes” with those gifts.
Come join us support Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child at the Island Chapel's 2020 Packing Party Saturday, November 14, 2 pm.
Our goal this year is to fill and send 400 boxes. With your help we can do it! Click Here to Register.
The $10 event fee covers the cost of shipping a box. The church is currently accepting items for the boxes (school supplies, hygiene products, toys). Those that prefer not to shop, but would like to contribute can also make a financial donation (directly to the church or click here to donate elecronically). All donations will go to purchasing items for the boxes.
Due to social distancing, we will be spacing out arrival times in 15 minute increments. Once registered, someone will contact with you to discuss your preferred arrival time. We rented a large tent to make this event outside.
Contact the church if you are interested in volunteering for this special mission project.