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Continue the Mission

We believe there are some incredible opportunities to continue showing love to God and our neighbors. Please look at the list below to see if you are interested in continuing the mission. To receive more information on any of the events listed, please fill out this form.


RESTHAVEN- Beckey Rickett is going to plan another Resthaven day on Sunday, May 20th, at 2:00 pm, to play games and visit with the residents. Details provided upon sign up.
OAK STREET PARK- The Millers will be returning to Oak Street Park on Sunday, May 20th, following Church. Details provided upon sign up.
HARDEE MANOR- Join the adult lifegroup led by Gene Davis the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm as they serve the staff at Hardee Manor. Details provided upon sign up.
YARD CLEAN UP- On Saturday, May 19th, you have an opportunity to bless an individual through yardwork. Details provided upon sign up.

PAINTING– Join Ashley Svendson TOMORROWApril 24th, to help with some painting projects at the church. 



Adult Life Group Leader- Help lead other adults to grow in the mission God has called us to. Want more information? Schedule a meeting with Lee Hawthorne!
Audio/ Video- If God has given you the skill with anything audio, video, or creative arts, please schedule a meeting with Isaac Leimeister!
Cleaning/ Organizing/ Painting- We could always use a hand with this! Please talk to either Lee Hawthorne or Tom Hartman!
Generations Café- Smile and serve. You should also love food and love helping make food. Contact Julie Hartman for more information.
Greeting Team- This is a great way to let your personality shine! Contact Lee Hawthorne with how you can make a HUGE impact on our first time guests.
Grounds- The church has a lot of land and that requires a lot hands to take care of it! Please meet with Tom Hartman on how you can help!
Kids World- Our desire is for kiddos to know that they are important, accepted, and loved. Jen Canary would love to meet with you if you share in this passion.
Meal Ministry– If you can cook, use that to bless others during life’s most exciting times and sometimes unfortunate times. Contact Tom Hartman on how to help.
Nursery- Meet with Jen Canary on how you can help parents worship worry free. This is a huge blessing to our young families!
Youth- Teenagers are in some of the most pivotal moments of their life and we want to partner with adults that can pour into them. Speak with Isaac on how to get involved.

Again, to receive more information on any of the events listed, please fill out this form. Thank you!

Operation BLESS

We will be taking up the “Operation Bless” offering this Wednesday night April 25th during our special mission trip testimony service that will start at 6:00pm. If you are interested in helping in any way, contact the church office at 863-773-9243. We have also set up a way to give online toward Operation Bless through Pushpay! Click here to give! Thank you for helping us BLESS!

Mission Trip Celebration Service!

Be sure to join us this Wednesday, April 25th, from 6:00-7:30 PM for our Dominican Republic mission trip celebration service. This service is for 6th grade and up, so our adult and youth classes will all meet in the Worship Center that evening.

New Lifegroup Series

Beginning April 30th, the lifegroup led by Jim See will begin a new Andy Stanley 3-part series entitled “Crazy Like Us.”
Few people really are.
Everybody thinks he is.

Being generous is not natural, it’s not common, and it’s not intuitive. In fact, it’s a little crazy. We invite you to come be “crazy like us.” This will be the last series before they break for summer. 

National Day of Prayer

Hardee County will be participating in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd. Please see the following for areas and times in which you can participate:

Bowling Green 
Prayer Rally | 9:00 am
First Baptist Church of Bowling Green
4531 US 17, Bowling Green, FL 33834

Zolfo Springs 
Prayer Rally | 11:30 am
First Baptist Church of Zolfo Springs
320 4th Ave E, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Worship | 6:00 pm
Prayer Rally | 6:30 pm
Main Street Heritage Park
209 W Main St. Wauchula, FL 33873



The 7th annual SendMeMissions 5K Run/ Walk will be May 4th, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Each year First Christian Church has a team that signs up and runs together! We would love for you to help support an awesome organization that supports us as we go on missions. 
$20 (Pre- registration thru April 21st and T-Shirt Guaranteed)
$25 (April 22nd thru day of race)
$15 Kids 12 & under (T-Shirt included thru April 21st)
Register by clicking here.

Missionary Update from Justin & Steffani

“Deja en manos de Dios todo lo que haces, y tus proyectos se harán realidad.” Proverbios 16:3

This is our favorite translation of Proverbs 16:3 in Spanish. In English, the literal translation is, Leave in the hands of God all that you do, and your projects/plans will be realized. 

Other English translations read something along the lines of “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” 

But there’s something about the word ‘leave’ that packs a punch. Leaving in the hands of God indicates a posture of surrender. All that we plan, that we pursue, the work, ministry, projects we give ourselves to, even the families and communities we’re part of, require a continual surrendering to the Lord. Are you leaving everything in the hands of God? 
This Spring, our church has partnered with and hosted classes for The Women’s Foundation. Pictured here are Moroccan women from our community, attending literacy classes where they learn basic literacy, how to read, write, and draw.
Other classes include learning practical skills, such as how to make soap for washing.
One of the greatest blessings we have as missionaries is networking/connecting with others in the faith. Last Sunday we attended a church in the Valencia region (east coast of Spain) and shared our testimony with the congregation (in Spanish!)
Some folks from our little congregation in Bible study. We meet on Sunday evenings for church. Our pastors Aziz and Pablo lead us in weekly worship, studies, and prayer meetings.
Click HERE to support what God is doing in Spain… 

Missionary Update from the Sudsberry Family

The Wild Life of A Missionary.

I know that missions can be filled with some crazy stories and I have many (even this week and will share them soon). There are also some things about being a missionary that you probably don’t think about too much.  

One of those things is finances.

Right now (well, yesterday) I was sitting with some brilliant minds and talking about how do we create funding, accountability, and systems that allow us to be faithful with what God is providing for our local leaders to start 1,000 churches over the next 10 years throughout the Caribbean. We have some wonderful things now in place financially! This is huge to this movement.

Jesus talks about the close connection our hearts and money have in Matthew 6. As we are stewarding all of God’s resources, how are we doing with that? Does your budget reflect your values or His? It is a very helpful question to ask yourself regularly.



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