Community Missions
Every Person • Every Family
Every Group

Community Missions
Every Person • Every Family • Every Group

Holiday Opportunities

 

Click here to see Thanksgiving needs!

 

Click here to see needs for Christmas Care!


Afghan Refugee Response

Our goal as Community Missions is to focus on local needs and respond to what is going on in our city. Soon we will provide you with some short and detailed instructional videos on how to minister to our Islamic guests, but here are some ways you can help right away. World Relief, Reach Teach Love, and New Hope Connection are Christian organizations recommended by NAMB and we have vetted them personally. If you choose to work with other local organizations, we cannot guarantee they have the same mission as we do, which is to lead others to follow Jesus and enjoy Him forever. When you choose to help in any of these ways, please notify us by emailing communitymissions@fbcsa.org.

In 2021 we are continuing to:
• Help needy families through visitation and food deliveries.
• Join a delivery team today. We also could use someone to oversee logistics.
• Pack food boxes for families all over San Antonio and the World.
• Have sports outreaches for kids and teens living in inner city neighborhoods. We need people willing to help with small groups and play games.
• Cook dinner and feed the homeless on Friday evenings. We need people to witness and pray with the homeless and join the kitchen team.
• Join the evangelism and prayer walking team.
• Resume ESL classes. Teaching experience required. We have classes for beginners and for those seeking US citizenship.
• Briscoe Buddies will continue to minister to food insecure children in elementary schools and pray for the children, faculty, and staff. Join the work today!
• Other work going on in the city too! 

Click Here For Volunteer Opportunities!

If you have any questions or comments, contact us via email.



 

 

The FBCSA family mobilized to live out the Gospel in this city through rhythms of everyday life, bringing healing and hope through the power of the Gospel in tangible ways.

Projects and programs are not the mission; making disciples of a PEOPLE who live in a particular PLACE is the mission.

IT IS INTENTIONAL. IT IS LONG TERM. IT IS INVESTED.

REGULAR PEOPLE LIVING ORDINARY LIVES WITH GREAT GOSPEL INTENTIONALITY.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

  • “What would Gospel Intentionality look like for my family?”
  • “How do I choose a people and a place?”
  • “How do I get my small group engaged with this mission?”
  • “How do I live out my Gospel identity as Jesus commands?”

Contact us via email to schedule a conversation with us.

 


Looking for more opportunities to serve?
Find one of these pamphlets around the church.


You can also click below to sign up or suggest a specific area of ministry and we will contact you with more info on how to get involved!

Sign-up TODAY!
 

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    Foster/Adopt
Parent Support Group
3rd Wednesdays of the Month

    Foster/Adopt
    Parent Support Group
    3rd Wednesdays of the Month

    Fostering Together

    Fall 2021 Foster/Adopt Parent Support Group
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Webb 210
    (3rd Wednesdays of each month)

    We believe some of the best support an adoptive, foster, or kinship care parent can receive is from another parent who has had similar experiences. FBCSA will host a monthly support group for parents who would like to share stories, get advice or tips, learn about resources and be encouraged by people who have been in your shoes. Every meeting will have a topic and discussion starting August 25, 6:00PM - 7:30PM and continuing the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Foster parents can get training hours during this time. Please join us in Webb 210 to fellowship on August 25th. First Kids' programs (choirs, mission clubs, and childcare) will be available for birth through fifth grade children. For questions, email fosteringtogether@fbcsa.org.


    FBCSA Response Team

    Sign up here to be placed on a response team through which you will receive needs requests from the local community.

    Sign up here


    More upcoming local events:

    Offered through the South Texas Alliance for Orphans

    June 5, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Babysitting Collaborative

    July 15, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM - ARCC Foster Parent's NIght Out

    See link for more information: Click here


    Fostering Together is a ministry of First Baptist Church San Antonio that supports foster and adoptive families and educates the community about fostering opportunities.

    There are 3,700 children in foster care in Bexar County at any given time.  There are not enough homes to care for every child and many of the foster parents that can take in a child are not being supported.  Nationally ½ of all foster parents drop out every year because they are overwhelmed.  At FBCSA we believe the answer to solving this foster care crisis is the church.  In James 1:27, we are given a biblical mandate to love and care for orphans.

    Our desire is to educate every individual in our church on the current foster care crisis and provide pathways of engagement into the lives of struggling families and children.  Some want to make a difference but are not able to be a foster parent.   We need people who can love and serve families who have been called to foster.

    At FBCSA we will work to build communities of care around families that will act as extended families, providing babysitting, mentoring, prayer and other assistance.  We will also work alongside other organizations that are caring for struggling teens, kindship families and youth who have aged out of the system.  Everyone can do something.

    If you would like to get involved or need some more information, click here.

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    Disaster Relief Team
Responds to local and state disaster needs through chainsaw tree and brush removal, and housing for evacuees.

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    Disaster Relief Team
    Responds to local and state disaster needs through chainsaw tree and brush removal, and housing for evacuees.

    Disaster Relief is for those who experience a destructive natural disaster in their homes or communities, normal life comes to a stand-still. Community Missions assists through the Disaster Relief Team. This team responds to local and state disaster needs, chainsaw tree and brush removal, and housing for evacuees.

    Get involved: Use a chainsaw; Shred branches; Pick up brush; Clean out and clean up; Encourage!

    For more information contact communitymissions@fbcsa.org

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    ESL
    For the refugees and immigrants in our city, everyday activities are a challenge because of language.

    For the refugees and immigrants in our city, everyday activities are a challenge because of language. Community Missions comes alongside. Teacher training is not required. If you speak and read English, you have the skill.

    • Varied levels ESL classes
    • Bible Study Groups
    • Skill Training
    • Assistance with mail & forms
    • Student Mentoring
    • Topic-Related Conversations
    • U.S. Citizenship Classes and Tutoring

     

    For more information contact communitymissions@fbcsa.org.

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    Military
    For those on military assignment in our city, life can be uncertain and lonely.

    For those on military assignment in our city, life can be uncertain and lonely. Community Missions comes alongside through: On-Base Dinners for military and families Airmen For Christ @ Lackland AFB (Interaction with the recruits during 6-week basic training)

    One-On-One Interaction including holiday meals, rides to church, and practical needs.

    For more information contact communitymissions@fbcsa.org

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    Restoring Dignity
    For those who are homeless or living in poverty in our city, the future holds little hope, the present is a confusing challenge, and dignity is lost.

    For those who are homeless or living in poverty in our city, the future holds little hope, the present is a confusing challenge, and dignity is lost. Human Trafficking is a real threat on our streets and campuses. Community Missions sees and acts.

    • Haven For Hope Volunteer Opportunities 
    • Street Visitation
    • Trafficking Awareness
    • San Antonio Food Bank
    • Christian Assistance Ministry

    For more information contact communitymissions@fbcsa.org

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    Restoring Youth
    For many children and youth in our city, hunger, fear, and misunderstanding are everyday expectations.

    For many children and youth in our city, hunger, fear, and misunderstanding are everyday expectations. Community Missions comes alongside through:

    • Briscoe Buddies (provides snack food bags for children who need food over the weekend)
    • Elementary Tutoring and Mentoring (Lamar Elementary)
    • Back Pack provision
    • Teen mentoring: (in partnership with Bexar County Juvenile Probation Dept.)
    • Children’s Bereavement Center (Assistance to the center through meals and other projects)
    • Care Portal (empowers local churches to help local children and families in crisis)
    • Camp Scholarships

    For more information contact communitymissions@fbcsa.org