But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. - Acts 1:8
First Baptist Shreveport partners with these local ministries and agencies to provide financial support, volunteers, and other assistance.
Common Ground Community
Shreveport/Bossier Rescue Mission
The Food Bank of NWLA
The Fuller Center for Housing of NWLA
Samaritans Counseling Center
The Volunteers of America of North LA
Lake Providence is located in one of the poorest places in the United States, East Carroll Parish. Currently they are seeking a full-time missionary for Together for Hope, in Lake Providence, LA. As a program of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, they are committed to working with the 20 poorest counties in the U.S. for 20 years in an effort to break the cycle of poverty in these areas and empower these communities to effect change. We support this ministry financially and with volunteers.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
Paul and Bethany Hardison, along with their two sons Aidan and Elijah, are missionaries in Guatemala, working with the Tajumulco Mam people. First Baptist Shreveport sends several mission teams a year to assist them.
Read their blog or send them an email. To make a donation to the Hardison’s Ministry click the button below, then select H-1 Guatemala #462000 / T-Mam Network.
Our church is partners with The Ethiopia Aid Mission (TEAM) and Restore Hope to host Global Leadership Summits in Ethiopia. The Global Leadership Summits allow people to hear world-class instruction in leadership that they would not have access to otherwise. Leadership is essential for the growth of a people, a nation, and the church. Bill Hybels says, "that when leaders get better, everyone wins".
The mission teams we send to Ethiopia set up the summits, provide hospitality and support, and sometimes complete construction projects or pastor training. Click here to learn more about The Ethiopia Aid Mission.
Once a year, our church takes a mission team to work at the Gandhi School in Pecs, Hungary. Our teams work with the English classes and teach sports classes, all with the goal of sharing God’s love for Romani through Jesus Christ. We also do teacher appreciation, two evening events for the entire school (175 students + faculty and staff), and a craft afternoon.