We desire to provide our supported missionaries with financial, spiritual and emotional support and encouragement as well as provide our congregation with opportunities to participate both internationally and locally in bringing God glory through missions. We are looking to add to our mission board a qualified individual with a passion for local outreach ministries. This person would be responsible for researching and promoting local missional opportunities for the congregation to partner with. If you have a heart to see the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed and the physical and spiritual needs within our own community met, for his Glory, please contact the FBC Missions Committee.
2019 Missions Commitment
Fairview Bible's missions board prayerfully organized and sent a short term missions team to the Philippines March 27th through April 12th. The ministry focus was to equip and encourage Pastor's and Christian workers with resources and training to assist them in the work of the ministry. Over 800 Pastors and Church Leaders received the Life Application Study Bible through a four-hour seminar that provided them with training in how to utilize this study bible and the resources within it for sermon preparation, daily devotions, small group bible studies, discipleship, and leadership development. In addition, the team hosted two Daily Vacation Bible Schools that reached over 300 children with the Gospel message. We would covet your prayers as we look to the leading of the Lord in the planning and development of future Go Team ministries.
Go Team and Filipino Ministries
A brief history: Several years ago Doug Nichols invited and encouraged FBC and our pastor, Derrell Sharp, to take part in ministry to under-resourced pastors through a Pastoral Leadership Development Conference held at Camp Jabez just south of Manila. Pastor Derrell and Elder Kris Henrikson took courage and went to the Philippines in 2013. They discovered a great need for similar encouragement for pastors who were unable to attend this type of conference because of time and financial constraints. God sparked the imaginations of these two men and the Mission Committee. We have made a commitment to participate in Filipino Ministries on an annual basis. The eleven members of Go Team 3 departed on January 19th of 2016. The nine members of Go Team 4 are in preparation for ministry in 2017. The main goal of FBC's Philippine ministry is to equip Pastor's and Christian workers with the Life Application Study Bible and encouragement as they faithfully shepherd their flocks. The team has also engaged in ministry to street children, encouragement conferences for Christian women, feeding programs, teacher training conferences and community prayer walks. We are grateful for our relationship with Robby and Deanna Nichols of Grow International who have welcomed and facilitated much of our short term missions projects.
Doug and Margy Nichols
Commissined To Every Nation and CTEN.org
Helping ordinary people partner with God to accomplish the extraordinary, Doug travels and speaks extensively on behalf of the glory of God in missions. Doug and Margi's main ministry focus has been to equip under resourced pastors in the Philippines, and to help meet the needs of the fatherless and street children in that country.
Bob and Carol Moffat
Bob and Carol have a ministry in member care. This entails giving counsel and pastoral care to missionaries. They also minister to first-termers, attend and speak at conferences and retreats, and help national pastors and leaders. Inter-Act serves the North Pacific Crescent.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
“A Bible-centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, discipled, and established in a local church.” The local CEF director is Elden Ross. Ministries include after school clubs in local elementary schools and outreach at the county fair each year.
Jim and Petey Winters
Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Winters' work and vision has been to see the Word of God made available to bibleless people groups in their heart language. Jim serves as a translation consultant, based in South Carolina with frequent ministry trips to Africa. The recent completion of the Oniyan New Testament brought them great joy.
Bryan and Mari Eygabroad
Mission Avation Fellowship
Sharing the love of Jesus through aviation and technology is what the Eygabroads are all about. Serving in Lesotho, Africa, Bryan is a pilot/aircraft mechanic. He especially rejoices to be able to bring help to those with medical needs, and in taking pastors to remote areas to reach people for Christ.
Rick and Lisa Caynor
Association Of Baptist For World Evangelism
The Caynor's passion is to make disciples that make disciples. They serve in Bangkok, Thailand, and have reached out with Christ's love to young people at a University and to Pakistani refugees in the community and in the International Detention Center. Their two adult children are preparing for full time ministry as well.
Robert and Deanna Nichols
Robby and Deanna are teachers to whom God gave the vision of establishing Christian schools for the poorest of the poor in Metro Manila. With one school in its' third year, and another school on the horizon, children are being given opportunities their parents only dreamed of. The Nichols have also facilitated ministry trips that FBC has made with our GO Teams to the Philippines.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets the first and third Thursdays of each month during the school year. Our heart and goal is to meet each mom's needs to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. This year’s Theme is: Find Your Fire.
Fire is a tool utilized only by human beings. Since the beginning of time, humans have congregated around its warmth for light, protection and company. Every other creature on the planet fears fire, but we’ve been given the unique ability to harness it, to use its power to improve our lives. Not only that, but poets and artists have used fire to describe the God-given spark that wakes us up in the morning and fuels our purpose and passion. Whatever the context, fire is not to be ignored.
Sisters, this is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts.
We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most.
When our homes feel cold, we’ll light a fire.
When a friend has lost her spark, we’ll fan her flame.
When the world seems dark, we will be an ember of hope.
In order to do this we will:
LIVE EXPECTANTLY: This is the bold reminder to think about what could go right. We will renew our minds and choose to trust that God is good. Hope will be on the tip of our tongues. Passion will flow from our hearts and we will pray big prayers. It takes tending to keep the fire alive, so we will fan our flame by choosing to do more things that make us forget to check our phones. We will choose to play with our kids instead of crossing one more thing off our to-do list. We will be women whose passion and patience inspire the people we love most.
SURRENDER DARINGLY: This is the bold reminder to let things go. Fire is a tool of transformation, and often the most life-improving thing we can do is surrender. Surrender is often misunderstood as an act of weakness, when in truth it is an act of courage. What would it feel like to let yourself off the hook from living like it is all up to you? Let go of unhelpful expectations and the need to control the people and situations in your life. When we surrender, we become in tune with the swift but gentle timing of God. This year, we will take a daring step into the fire of transformation, so we can emerge truer and braver than we ever imagined we could be. We will be women who trust that God is fighting for us, so we need only to be still.
BREATHE FREELY: This is the bold reminder to let yourself be loved. Even though we aren’t enough in our own mind, we are enough in the mind of God. There is nothing that you can do, or have done, to ruin or fracture God’s love for you. There is no amount of striving or performing that will earn you more. Breathe freely and joyfully, and be refreshed. We will be women and moms who stand out because we live loved.
It starts at 9:00 am and ends promptly at 11:30 am. We would like to invite you to come join us on this journey of mothering!
Please call 360-457-5905 for information about the 2018-2019 MOPS Schedule.