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MissionsFest 2013

March 2-3, 2013 • Passion to Serve • To the Glory of God

Saturday, March 2:

  • 7:30pm- 9:00 pm | Global Service Experience and Interactive Prayer Journey open, Love Orlando partners in Faith Hall Atrium

Sunday, March 3:

  • 8:00am – 2:00pm | Global Service Experience, Interactive Prayer Journey, and Ministry Opportunities Fair Open
  • 9:15 am | AMPD @M’FEST Missions Rally (For 6th-12th grade students)
  • 11am- 3pm | Food Trucks Available by the Lake
  • 4pm- 6:15pm | Children’s Great Missions Scavenger Hunt in Faith Hall
  • 4pm- 5pm | Missions Training Seminars: Sharing Your Faith, T4T, Ministering to Muslims, Disaster Relief
  • 5:15pm- 6:15pm | Missions Training Seminars: Women Reaching Women, Partnerships, Business as Mission, Reaching International Students
  • 6:30 pm | Missions Night of Worship in Worship Center

Taste of the Nations

Sunday March 3, 2013 11:00am-3:00pm
Outside Faith Hall, Lakeside

Join us out by the lake for a taste of the Nations! Orlando’s Finest Gourmet Food Trucks will offer tasty cuisine for the whole family to enjoy! Trucks present include: Apps Wings and Burgers, Pastrami Project, Saigon Sizzle, Bem Bom, Coffee Urge, Mission Cupcake, Popcorn Fix, and Treasure Treats.

Global Service Experience

Saturday, March 2, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 8:00am-2:00pm
Faith Hall First Floor

Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in all of Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria, and to the Ends of the Earth.”

Here at First Baptist Orlando, we have a Passion to Serve: to the Glory of God! At MissionsFest, we have the opportunity to serve through various ministries here in Orlando, around the United States, and all over the world. As you travel through the global service experience, we encourage you to think about how God is calling you to serve in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the Ends of the Earth.

Global Service Experience Stations:

Lydia House: Lydia House is a non-profit organization and a ministry of First Baptist Orlando and Hope Church of Orlando. Our mission is to minister to women who were incarcerated, by providing shelter and a Faith-based program that teaches Biblical Life Principles. We build on the foundations that lead them to eternal life found in Christ, create lasting change in their lives and bring glory to God. Each week, a team of ladies visits the 33rd Street Jail, where they minister to the women behind bars.

Center for Pregnancy: The First Life Center for Pregnancy is provided primarily for women in crisis pregnancy circumstances. Services provided include free pregnancy tests, items needed during pregnancy, pregnancy education, food pantry, abortion alternatives, post abortion counseling, and referrals for adoption, medical, legal, government, and housing assistance. Having a pregnancy, especially an unwanted pregnancy, can be difficult. The Center for Pregnancy at First Baptist Orlando is here to help with whatever needs you may have.

2nd Chances: We provide high quality, gently used merchandise at an affordable price. 100% of all net revenues are used to support mission causes of First Baptist Orlando. 2nd Chances Resale Shoppe is a ministry of First Baptist Orlando.

Love Orlando: Neighborhood Connect: Love Orlando: Neighborhood Connect is an opportunity for our church to join the greater body of believers in Orlando to minister in the neighborhoods surrounding our church. We will join forces to take the gospel into the streets, homes, and community centers of Orlando and truly learn to “Love our Neighbors.”
Dates: Every Saturday
Contact Person: Dexter Sanders pastord@rockorlando.org

Beach Clubs: Beach Clubs is an opportunity to take the Gospel into our local Elementary Schools. Each week, a team of dedicated volunteers conducts Afterschool Bible Studies in several Orange County Public Schools.
Contact: Mary Eppl MaryEppl@firstorlando.com

Graceville, FL: Each year, a team of dedicated volunteers travels to north Florida to participate in painting, construction, remodeling and clean-up projects at the Baptist College of Florida. This is a great opportunity for the whole family.
Dates: June 16 – 23, 2013
Contact Person: Jim & Pat Wortham jimpatwortham@cfl.rr.com

Montana: Each summer, a team from First Baptist Orlando travels nearly 3,000 miles to a community that has no evangelical churches. Supporting a new church plant is what this team is all about. The team teaches the children about Jesus in an outdoor park and conducts community projects like painting the rails at the Rodeo Fairground. The team also hosts a free community block party to demonstrate Jesus’ unconditional love.
Dates: July 6- July 13, 2013.
Contact person: Denise Samuelson dsamuelson@cfl.rr.com

Denver, CO: First Orlando, in partnership with the North American Mission Board is working to plant a church in Denver Colorado. Short term teams will be going to Prayer walk neighborhoods, distribute materials, serve in local ministries, and facilitate community events in order to help our church planters get started in their work of taking the gospel to the city of Denver.
Contact Person: Nancy Williams / nancywilliams@firstorlando.com

Dominican Republic: Join us as we go to the city of Sosua with New Missions; ministering with the local churches, street witnessing, construction and conducting medical clinics alongside their local missionaries.
Dates: TBD
Contact Person: Nancy Williams / nancywilliams@firstorlando.com

Brazil: The Porto Seguro team sets up reading glasses distribution, shoe distribution and construction projects. The goal is to share the love of Christ with those they meet and talk with.
Dates: June 23 – July 3, 2013
Contact person: Eleisa Hernandez / eleisahernandez@firstorlando.com

Africa: A team will be going to work with member/missionary Lynn Kennedy. The team will participate in construction projects and sharing Christ with those who have never heard the Good News.
Dates: Summer 2013
Contact Person: Jim Dotson / Jim@hesentme.org

Madagascar: First Orlando has embraced the Antaimoro people of Southern Madagascar. We want to love them, pray for them, serve them, and most importantly take the gospel to them! Our prayer is that we will see a great number of Antaimoro people knowing and worshiping Jesus Christ and that we will see a church planting movement begin in this people group.
Contact Person: Eleisa Hernandez / eleisahernandez@firstorlando.com

South Asia: This year, First Orlando will be traveling to South Asia to serve those who are tirelessly laboring in the greatest concentration of lostness on earth. We will provide childcare, worship, teaching, and refreshment for our missionaries in South Asia and do everything we can to encourage them in their work as they penetrate darkness and live in some of the hardest places for the sake of the Gospel.
Dates: September 16- 27, 2013
Contact Person: Eleisa Hernandez / eleisahernandez@firstorlando.com

Becoming a Missionary: Is God calling you to take steps to becoming a missionary? Come learn about the Missionary selection process and the steps you can take to prepare for missionary service.
Contact Person: Nancy Williams / nancywilliams@firstorlando.com

Interactive Prayer Journey

Saturday, March 2 - 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, March 3 - 8:00am-2:00pm
AP4- Modular classroom

We do not serve on our own strength, but by the power of God working through us. Join us on a journey as we pray specifically for the glory of God to reign throughout all generations. You will not want to miss this engaging opportunity to pray for various groups of people around the world!

Ministry Opportunities Fair

Sunday, March 3 8:00am-2:00pm
Courtyard Tent

Each year, First Orlando and its members partner with dozens of different ministries to serve the community of Orlando and around the world. We welcome these ministries to Mission Fest 2013 and we are excited to partner together for the Glory of God!

Missions Training Seminars

Sunday March 3, 2013
4pm & 5:15pm

Session 1 Seminar Options: (4:00 pm)

  • Sharing Your Faith—Leader: Andrew Bosco-- As followers of Christ, we share in the blessing of knowing the message of hope and salvation that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. God's biblical command to us is to go and share that message with everyone. But how? This seminar will give you the practical tools you need to share your faith without fear with everyone you meet.
  • T4T, A Discipleship Re-Revolution- Leader Bill and Grace Egan—Around the world, people are learning what it means to be an obedient follower of Christ. As they choose to follow him, they are being trained to share their faith with those around them. Training for trainers is a reproducible model of discipleship and church planting that will transform the way you see church and challenge you to make disciples.
  • Ministering to Muslims— Leader: Patrick Barrett—Many followers of Islam have emigrated from places where missionaries cannot go and have settled here in Central Florida. We have the unprecedented opportunity to engage them with the gospel right here in our own back yard! In this session, you will gain a basic understanding of Islam and Arab culture and learn how to love your Muslim neighbors so that doors will be opened to share the gospel with them.
  • Disaster Relief: Clean-Up and Recovery—Leader: Ray Shands—Hurricanes, Floods, tornadoes, fires… We are all familiar with the realities of natural disasters. Oftentimes the greatest opportunities to serve come in these great times of needs. This one hour seminar will include the first steps to becoming a certified Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteer in Clean Up and Recovery.

Session 2 Seminar Options (5:15 pm)

  • Women Reaching Women—Leader Tiffany Dewett- Around the World, God is opening up many doors to minister to Women and share the Gospel with them—often times behind the closed doors of their homes. Come learn about the many tools that have been developed specifically to share the love of Christ with women.
  • Partnerships—Leader Bill Mitchell- Join us for an informal question and answer session as we share the ways that God is working through First Baptist Orlando to plant churches in places like Denver, Colorado and Madagascar. Learn about our plans for future development and how you can be involved.
  • Business as Mission—Leader Matt McGee- God is using the easily accessible channels of the global marketplace to spread the gospel to the least reached peoples of the world. Come learn how you can position your lives, businesses, resources, international connections, and energies to be on the forefront of fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Missions in Your Own Backyard - Reaching Tomorrow's International Leaders Today—Leader: Aubrey Truex-- Have you ever gone on a missions trip, and after your return wondered how your experiences could be used as an investment for God's kingdom? Have you ever wondered if God could use your skills and abilities for missions, but didn't have the time or money to go on a missions trip? Come to a seminar that will reveal a missions field in your own backyard - international students who come to the US to study. The leaders of the next generation of the world are coming to the US for an education. Wouldn't it be great if they left with a better understanding of Christianity? Or became believers themselves? Come and find out how God can use you in this vital ministry.


M-Fest Kids

Here are the awesome ways that children can experience Mission Fest 2013: 

  • Attend your Life Group at your normal time.
  • Come to the Adventure Quest Worship Rally in Henry Chapel to meet a special Missionary Guest Speaker!
  • Get your very own passport and travel through the Global Service Experience. Be sure to ask the people at each stop to stamp your passport!

The Great Missions Scavenger Hunt
Games Around the World
Faith Hall 1st Floor. Sunday March 3rd. 4pm- 6:15pm
For Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Come join us as we travel the world and learn about all the different places where the people of First Orlando serve. We will learn many different games from around the world. Dinner will be served to children.

AMPD @ M-Fest

Student/ Parent Missions Rally
Sunday March 3, 2012 9:15am • Student Center
For 6th-12th Graders and their Parents

God is calling out this generation to unite together and serve to the Glory of God among the Nations. Bring your parents and come learn about the many opportunities for students to have an integral part of taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth!

International Night of Worship

Sunday March 3, 2012 6:30pm
Worship Center

MissionsFest 2013 will culminate in a Night of Worship celebrating First Orlando’s involvement in language ministries and international missions. Enjoy music from ethnic musicians, our choir and orchestra, and a worship team comprised of singers of multinational backgrounds. Come experience a “virtual choir” of our missionaries currently serving around the world!

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