SUNDAY SERVICES: 9:30 & 11:00am, 5:30pm
Slide background

2016 ANNUAL OFFERING - FLORIDA BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME

It’s hard to imagine that right where we live, children are being trafficked and treated like commodities. Last year, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes had 27 placements in their safe home (through The Porch Light) for victims of sex trafficking. They also impacted tens of thousands through advocacy and training efforts. They depend on the support of the Church Body to keep these programs thriving for children. Prayerfully consider how you might give for children this year through our offering on Mother’s Day, May 8.

Florida Baptist Children's Homes 2016 Annual Offering from Florida Baptist Children's Homes on Vimeo.

MISSIONS

The Missions Ministry of Olive Baptist Church seeks to empower God’s people to be on mission in Northwest Florida, the United States, and around the World.  Olive Missions does this through the 4 Core Values:

1) Evangelism and Discipleship
2) Planting and Connecting Churches
3) Sustainable Models
4) Teach ability for both Olive and our partners.  As believers we are called to be on mission in our communities of daily life.
 
Acts 1:8 says, “…but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth”. 

This passage of scripture begs the question, “Why not you?”  We want you to Discover, Go, and Invest in missions work with the body of Christ.  Please join us to learn more about upcoming trips and steps to prepare for our Missionary Journeys.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MISSIONS

For more information on missions through Olive Baptist Church, contact Ginger Mitten at 850.475.3165 or gmitten@olivebaptist.org

2016 MISSION TRIPS

April 2016
April 27-May 4: Moscow, Russia; Pastoral Training

May 2016
14-20: Dominican Republic; Medical Clinic Opportunities

June 2016
7-14: Norwich, Connecticut; Community Evangelism Outreach
OBC VBS June 20-24
25-July 2: Germany; Soccer Camps, Discipleship, and Repairs

July 2016
1-11: Taipei, Taiwan; Vacation Bible School in the Public School System
7-16: Oradea, Romania, VBS and Discipleship Training
16-22: Antigua, Guatemala; Love on children in a Malnutrition Center while sharing the Gospel
20-31: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Discipleship Training/ESL Camp/Apologetics
21-27: Ogden, Utah; Park Outreach (Single’s Ministry)

August 2016
July 29-Aug. 8: Ghana, Africa; Bible School in the villages
TBA: Ridgecrest, North Carolina; Ridge Volunteer Mission Trip (Mature Adults)

November 2016
4-11: Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

2016 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

Take the challenge this year and be on mission with your family. Choose 1 or 2 activities each month to live on mission for God. If people ask why you are loving on them tell them. While you are out serving, loving, and sharing take some pictures and post to Facebook (tag @olivebaptist and hashtag #atolive). We would love to celebrate what God is doing in your life! Bring in pictures of kindness in action every 3 months for a special gift from Chick-Fil-A for completion! (limit 1 per family) 
 

April:
• Clean up your local park or school.
• Pick a country that Olive sends teams on mission and learn about the culture (i.e./language, food, land, homes, etc.).

May:
• Make some cookies and give your mailman a gift.
• Have a foreign food night as a family (i.e./ Taco Tuesdays, Fruity Fridays, or Seaweed Saturday).

June:
• Invite someone from your school, neighborhood, or work to Church. • Pray for our missionary partners.

July:
• Find a family in need and buy extra school supplies to give them for the new school year.
• Take a cooler of water and pass it out for free on the beach. 

 

David Ellis Member

"It has certainly changed my life and the way I see people every day."

 

David Thompson Member

"The experience far exceded our expectations. A camaraderie was developed with people we had never met, because of a like mission."

 

Scott Heald Member

"It was a truly great experience and I hope I will have the opportunity to do the Lord’s work in a similar fashion again sometime."

 

Steve Williams Member

"It opened my eyes and mind to the spiritual condition of a part of America, that is unseen by most Christians."

 

Debbie Smith Member

"The memory of my first international mission trip and the people I met is something I will cherish forever. Would love to do another one someday."

 

Martin Mina Member

“People are looking for joy and peace, and we as followers of Christ need to learn how to embrace them unconditionally.”

 

Martha Raley Member

"It is a joy to work and worship with our fellow Christians in Ghana."

 

Steve Butler Member

“I was 47 years old when God called me to the mission field, the Bahamas. He quite simply spoke to my heart saying, “You will never be the same.”

 

Glenn Best Member

"I have had the privilege of taking several trips in recent years that have all been fruitful in planting the seeds of the Gospel."

 

Ben Strachan Member

"The opportunity to observe how a completely different culture worships God in such a similar way as we do was eye opening and enriching."

 

Chef Bob Vaningan Member

"Although I know that being there did some good, I feel the best work was done in me."

 

Clara Reeves Member

“Listen and be obedient, cause God has some amazing life changing to do in each of our lives..."

 

Annie Gray Member

“We get so comfortable sometimes in our own bubble that to experience God’s power we need to step outside that bubble and experience the unknown.”

 

Sara Davy Member

“Being on mission is incredibly satisfying because the focus is God's purpose for your life; to love him and serve others.”

 

Cathy Bishop Member

"We learned, firsthand, how to encourage and lift up so many broken hearted people."