Missions

Serving together to take the Gospel across the street and around the world.

Operation Christmas Child Update

“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!”
1 Chronicles 16:24 

Connecting to His Mission at EFBC is all about finding ways to “declare His glory among the nations”. We have asked you to “declare His glory”by packing and sending shoeboxes.  Connection Groups, Preschool and Children’s classes, and families have all come together to send shoeboxes filled with love to those in the farthest reaches of our world. 

Congratulations EFBC on collecting 300 boxes and “declaring His glory among the nations”.  See the display in the Foyer and post your pictures using the #ipackedashoebox.

Current Missions

Opportunities

Project Christmas Hope 

Christmas is a time of celebration, yet many families in our community will not have a celebration or gift under the tree as they are struggling to survive. You can be a part of the solution as your Connection Group adopts a family through Project Christmas Hope by providing the gifts that will make Christmas a season of Hope through your generosity. 

Beginning Sunday, November 18, Project Christmas Hope will be in the Foyer where you can select a family either as a Connection Group or you may choose a family individually. Instructions and names will be given to those desiring to adopt a family as the family names are distributed. 

Questions? More Information?

Contact the Church Office which is available Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM to noon at 405-341-0253, visit CHRISTMAS HOPE, complete the Contact Us form below, or contact Marilyn Jones, 405-641-3334.

Socks and Mittens Collections

Parents, many times we get so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas celebration we forget there are many families in our metro area that need warm clothing for the winter months. So, as you shop, toss in a package of new socks, gloves, mittens, scarves, and/or new underwear. 

Encourage your child to bring those items as part of the Christmas mission projects for both the Preschool and Children's Ministries, birth through 6th grades, and place in the manger located in the reception area on the first floor of the Children’s Wing. 

Collections began on Sunday, November 25, and will conclude with the Happy Birthday Jesus celebration parties on Sunday, December 23. Happy Birthday Jesus parties are geared to help all boys and girls remember the reason we celebrate Christmas - it is not about the presents they will receive, but the greatest gift our Father gave to us through Jesus.  As you celebrate this month, focus on the reason for our celebrations.

2018 Kid's Kupboard Collections

Kid’s Kupboard collections are underway. For the 2018 school year, Thanksgiving break will be a full week, while Winter break is over two weeks. You can help by first, pray for our children, their families, and school staff and second, donate food items. Anyone may participate along with the age groups below.

Bring the items listed below and place in the Red Collection Boxes in the Children’s Foyer, Children’s Wing, and the Student Life Center throughout November and December.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
peanut butter and jelly

1st Grade 
microwave mac and cheese

2nd Grade 
canned veggies (green beans, peas, corn)

3rd Grade 
single serve fruit and applesauce

4th Grade 
spaghetti sauce and pasta

Pre-Teens 5th and 6th
canned soup and Ramen noodles

Students
granola bars and pop tarts

Christmas Store 2018

Everyone is welcome to volunteer with the HappyTimers’ Ministry as they help the Baptist Mission Center in Oklahoma City prepare for the annual Christmas Store. The Baptist Mission is in need of food, toys, gifts for teenagers, and personal care items. Please bring items to the Church by Sunday, December 16.

Christmas Store needs include gifts for the following age groups:

  • Birth - 1 Year
    This is the lightest area of demand. Maybe 10% of the families we serve have children in this category.
     
  • 1-5 Years
    Easy age to purchase for. The dollar stores are a good source for this age group. Make sure they are age appropriate.
     
  • 6-12 Years
    By far the largest group we service.
     
  • 13-18 Years
    Difficult age to purchase for, but we historically fall short in this group every year. Gift cards (stores, fast food, etc.) work well.
     
  • Blankets and Quilts

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to help set up the Christmas Store on December 18, and 19. Also, volunteer on the BIG DAY, Thursday, December 20, when families can shop in the Christmas Store. Leave EFBC at 8:00 AM and return around noon. On the BIG DAY, volunteers will help with the Christmas Store by:

  • helping families shop and select gifts for their families.
  • helping them to their cars.
  • praying with them for a Merry Christmas!

More Information

For more information, contact Carl Schwab, 405-348-7835, EMAIL Carl.

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Missions

Edmond's First Baptist Church (EFBC) is a "Family of Faith Passionately Connecting to His Mission" and that mission takes us down the street, across the country,and around the world. The vision is to be relentless declaring the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Mission efforts include:

  • LOCAL
    Oak Ridge Estates, Project 66, Kids Kupboard, Baptist Mission Center, Oklahoma Baptist Home for Children, Boys Ranch Town, Homebound Ministry, and others.
      
  • NATIONAL
    Working with church planters in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and growing.
      
  • WORLDWIDE
    Brazil, India, and growing.

How do we Multiply?

You can join us in fulfilling the vision through Multiply Me below. If you or your Connection Group would like information about how you can be involved in a local, national, or worldwide mission project, complete the online form at MULTIPLY ME, contact Billy Fuller, 405-473-2836, or EMAIL Billy.

Connecting Through

Multiply Me

Three Steps to Multiplying your Group 

Step One: Apply
Click on the MULTIPLY ME button and fill out the simple form that requests a specific project that matches your Connection Groups desire and skill. You will quickly receive a handpicked assignment with a Project Description, supplies needed, and budget.

Step Two: Schedule
As your Connection Groups contact person, your next job is to take that project back to your connection group. You will need to schedule a day that works best for your group to complete the project. Also you will need to discuss other ideas and needs that might fir alongside of "Your Project". You can schedule with the missions office other needs that your group has (Van usage, supplies not provided by your connection group, and Date of the project).

Step Three: Report
While working on "Your Project" assign a member of your class to take pictures, jot down memories, and use the report back button below the "Multiply Me" on the Missions page.

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