Reach OUT to the broken and lost world through participating in one of our Mission Trips or Quarterly Opportunities.

MATTHEWS ALIVE
August 30-September 2
We need volunteers to man the hospitality tent where people come to eat or take a break from the heat. We will need people to witness and to wipe down tables. If you would like to participate in this community outreach opportunity, contact Bob Ricketts - 704-882-8274.
To volunteer with the ministry tent, contact Tony Fugere - 303-918-3598

BLANKET AMERICA MINISTRIES
Love Thy Neighbor – an ongoing distribution ministry sponsored by Blanket America delivers gently used clothing, toys, and furniture from FBCM to ministry centers in VA,TN, KY and WV. Bring your donations to the church. For large items or large quantities contact Ministry Leader: Lou Stables - 704-542-5533

PRISON MINISTRY
July 14 ACI, July 21 LMCI, July 28 LCI, August 18 ACI, September 15 ACI, September 22 MCI, September 29 LCI.  Albemarle, Lanesboro Minimum and Lincoln Correctional Institutions are served.  Ministry Leaders: Sidney & Patsy Knight - 704-821-8029

BILLY GRAHAM CALL CENTER AT FIRST BAPTIST MATTHEWS
July 24, August 28, and September 25 at 6:45pm in room 235-236
Ministry Leader: Martha Graham - 704-574-4334

RESCUE MISSION DINNER
July 13, August 10, and September 14
Ministry Leader: Annette Bolster - 704-957-3763

OCC PACKING PARTY
Saturday, September 14, 9:30am
Meet in the Fellowship Hall and help to complete 500 shoeboxes. We will be using the fillers collected in the Sunday School Classes over the past few months. Please take boxes home to complete as a family so we can meet our goal of 1200 shoeboxes.
Team Leaders: Brad & Renee Simons - 704-545-4663

AGAPE DENTAL MINISTRY
This non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides free dental care for the underserved, low-income residents of Mecklenburg County is seeking prayers and new volunteers.
Ministry Leader: Ken Funderburk - 704-545-7044

CAR CARE MINISTRY
July 20 and September 21
Do you know someone who cannot afford minor car repairs? Let Car Care know. Are you a bit mechanical? Car Care can always use help with repairs and witnessing. Ministry Leader: Tony Reiter - 704-320-8088

MISSION TRIP TO THE PHILIPPINES
February 26-March 6
Keep our mission team in your prayers as they travel to the Philippines to begin new church plants in unchurched areas.  Pray that as they share the Gospel, many seeds will be sown and lives will be changed.
Team Leader - Jojee Pamintuan

MISSION TRIP TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
August 15-19
Teams will serve our adopted church plants as we work with SBC-North America Mission Board Church Planting and Evangelism Strategy of taking the gospel back into inner cities. We will work with these church plants to help them grow numerically and spiritually.
Team Leaders - Kevin Hyatt & Brad Sallee

MISSION TRIP TO THE UKRAINE
May 9-17
The Ukraine Mission Trip participants will partner with New Life Church in Kiev to work in various places in the community to further the mission of Christ. FBCM has partnered with New Life Church for the last 12 years. Schools, hospitals, refugee camps, military hospitals, veterans ministry, orphanages, youth events and gypsy camps are all places that New Life Church is working. Participants will work with the church to do ministry in any and/or all of these areas.
Team Leaders - Alan & Amy Capps

MISSION TRIP TO NEPAL
March 15-30 & October 18-31
Our Nepal teams will be visiting churches, helping with pastors conferences, youth conferences, and women’s ministries. Our goal is to build strategic relationships and plant more reproducing and healthy churches in Nepal.
Team Leaders - Dan Pokharel & Dave Mercer

PRAYER AND FASTING
You can play a major role in the mission field without ever leaving home. Your prayers that the work of the Gospel would go forward to "the ends of the earth" make a difference.
Follow our Seven Day Prayer and Fasting Guide