Local Missions, Our Jerusalem, is a great opportunity to Reach OUT to our neighbors in the town of Matthews and the surrounding communities. 

Local Mission Director: Mitzi Wiggins

CHRISTIAN ADOPTION SERVICES
Ministry Leader: Shane Bruce
Christian Adoption Services is a private, non-profit agency whose primary purpose is to provide domestic and international children the opportunity of having a loving, Christ-centered family.   

CAR CARE MINISTRY
Ministry Leader: Tony Reiter 
Team members reach out to widows, single moms and ladies who cannot afford to have regular maintenance and minor repairs on their cars. Support people share the Gospel with people while they are waiting and others can do minor repairs or help clean up

THE CHARLOTTE RESCUE MISSION/REBOUND
Ministry Leader: Annette Bolster
Charlotte Rescue Mission provides shelter to people who find themselves homeless while recovering from addictions. This team serves once a month providing and serving meals to residents.

THE CHARLOTTE RESCUE MISSION/DOVE'S NEST
Ministry Leader: Sallie Saxon
Dove's Nest is the women's division that provides shelter for women and children. We will help quarterly by providing donations and sharing the Gospel with the women & children.

ROOM IN THE INN
Ministry Leader: Tom Young
The Urban Ministry Center works with churches who can open their facilities one night a week to provide shelter, food, fellowship, and a witness to the homeless during the winter months. We need men to spend the night with the homeless, people to provide meals & fellowship during dinner, and to provide breakfast & sack lunches.

FEEDING THE MULTITUDE
Ministry Leader: Donna Sallee
First Baptist Matthews members are asked to donate $ for gift cards to provide a meal for a needy family. Flyers are distributed in the Matthews area and our members personally give out the gift cards and coats so they will have the opportunity to share the gospel.

SERVANTS WITH A HEART
Ministry Leader: Jason Johnson
This 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation helps sponsoring organizations create highly-nutritious, dehydrated meals to be delivered to malnourished children and their families locally and internationally. They provide equipment, supplies, and instructions. We provide a packing location and volunteers

JUSTICE MINISTRIES, INC.
Ministry Leader: Michelle Letcher
This 501(c)3 organization is committed to combating human trafficking. The mission is to locate victims, help them get out of their situation to a safe place where they can heal, and assist them in their transition to independence. You can pray, donate, and/or volunteer.

HUMAN COALITION - CHARLOTTE WOMEN'S CARE CLINIC
Ministry Leader: Kerry Jamison
This is a non-profit pregnancy counseling organization that is staffed by professional personnel. Women facing unintended pregnancies are taught about their options and all services are free of charge and confidential.

AGAPE DENTAL MINISTRY
Ministry Leader: Ken Funderburk
This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free dental care for the underserved, low-income residents of Mecklenburg County who qualify. We need prayers, volunteers, and financial support.

MATTHEWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Ministry Leader: Lindy Mealey 
First Baptist Matthews will meet needs of both (MES) students and staff in an effort to build relationships that will open doors for Gospel conversations. We will lead a weekly after-school Bible Club (Trek Club) providing teachers & materials, Tutoring, Conversation buddies, Financial support, and Facilities use. 

ADDITIONAL STRATEGIC PARTNER:
Metrolina Baptist Association