A Desire to Serve
We have a heart for missions!
We believe mission involvement is the natural result of our faith. When our hearts are filled by God, we naturally want to share God’s love with others.
Following Christ’s command to “Go therefore and make disciples,” our church supports missions through our praying, our serving, our going, and our giving. Through reading camp, backpack program, mission trips, and so much more, our congregation works to serve and share with people and communities in need.
Ways to get involved
See below for current ways that you can get involved in being the body of Christ in our community. This list will update regularly with ongoing projects. Contact the office for more information on ways to serve.
We help provide food for the backpack program at Scott County Middle School. This program sends backpacks full of nutritious food home with students whose families are food insecure and may not otherwise eat over the weekend. Here’s a list of accepted food items. Leave food donations in the bins in the hallway by the office.
Church Benevolent Cooperative
When people approach our church looking for help, we seek to provide them with the resources they need. To do so, we have partnered with several other churches to create the Church Benevolent Cooperative. You can support this program by designating your online gift. You can also volunteer as an intake specialist by contacting the office.
We have partnered with Scarlette Jasper, a CBF Field Personnel in Eastern Kentucky, to support her financially, materially, prayerfully, and through labor. We offer her encouragement and support as she does incredible work as a missionary in some of the poorest counties in the United States. You can get involved by praying for her and by sending her an encouraging card.
Twice a week during the school year and for one week during the Summer we host a reading camp for students at Southern Elementary involving reading, art, and activities. If you would like to be a reading buddy contact Elizabeth Sands Wise.
Throughout the year we provide prayer quilts to people as a tangible token of our prayers for them. These quilts are crafted by quilters in our congregation and blessed in worship. If you’d like to help make quilts let us know.
Christmas Shoebox Ministry
Every year we compile boxes of basic items for Scarlette to distribute to the families she serves. We collect boxes in July and October. Click here to view the supply and instruction list for Christmas shoe boxes!
Community Medical Mission
Located in our building, the Community Medical Mission is a group of doctors and nurses who volunteer to provide a free health clinic for uninsured, low-income citizens of Scott County. Services are available every other Thursday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. They need English/Spanish translators and a substitute phlebotomist. Call the church office if you have one of these skills.
This ministry, run by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky, involves building a home each year in McCreary County over the course of a week. A team from Faith will go to assist construction on June 14. Contact the office for more information about this project.
Other Mission Opportunities
Faith has participated in various mission activities in addition to the ones listed above. Some examples are providing prayer quilts for those facing health concerns, giving baby showers in Owsley County, and collecting support supplies for Southern Elementary.