Missions

For Richardson. For the World.

Our Missions Ministry at FBCR is centered on the idea of making disciples – both near and far. There are numerous ways to serve, both locally and beyond, and respond in obedience to the Great Commission. We invite anyone and everyone to join us as we impact our community for Christ.
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    Mission Spotlight

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    BackPack Bash-Donations

    RISD students in every corner of the school district face challenges when it comes to acquiring school supplies, and we believe every child deserves the opportunity to start the school year confidently with all the tools they need to succeed.

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    Help us realize our goal of giving a backpack filled with school supplies to every elementary-aged child at a high-need RISD campus.

    Whether you can give a little or a lot, every $20 donation is equivalent to one more RISD child starting school with a new backpack and new school supplies.

    More than 4,000 backpacks and school supply kits were distributed to families at last year’s Backpack Bash, and we know the need is nearly four times that amount. If we were to supply every student in need with a backpack and supplies, we would need more than 15,000 kits. This year – and with your help – we want to grow the annual RISD Backpack Bash donations to match the needs of our families.

    For some families, purchasing a backpack filled with school supplies is a financial burden they simply cannot afford. That’s why we need you! Your support makes the Backpack Bash a success. Your contributions directly impact the lives of RISD students and alleviate some of the stressors faced by many RISD families.

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    We need volunteers to help us distribute backpacks to students. Your time and effort can make a meaningful difference in the lives of local children. By coming together as a community, we can ensure that every student starts the school year on the right foot. Together, we can provide them with the tools they need. Thank you for your generosity and support. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of every student, every day.

    The backpacks will be distributed at elementary schools across the district on their Meet the Teacher night August 6.

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    Love Local

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    International Friends-ESL Classes

    This ESL program has been going strong for over 50 years and provides an opportunity for immigrants in our area to learn and develop their English skills while hearing about Jesus in a morning or evening session. Starting September 20.

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    Church Under the Tree

    Church Under the Tree

    This outreach to homeless neighbors in Plano meets weekly at Haggard Park beginning with lunch at 1:30PM on Sundays. Come join us in providing a much needed meal, friendship and a Gospel message with these neighbors. If you would like more information about this ministry please click the button below.

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    Austin Street Center

    On the 4th Thursday of every month, our church prepares, delivers, and serves 450 baked potatoes with all the fixings to our homeless neighbors at Austin Street Center. In addition to that, we also spend time developing relationships and praying with those at the shelter.

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    Food for Families

    Food For Families

    On the second Saturday of each month, our Food for Families team picks up food from Crossroads Community Services, sorts it on church campus, and receives families struggling with hunger needs as they pick up their personalized, nutritionally balanced food. Normally, we provide 7 days of food for every month. Click the buttons below to volunteer or to help a family that may benefit from this ministry.

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    Merry Mat Makers

    Merry Mat Makers

    A creative way to recycle plastic bags and make sleep mats for our homeless neighbors while joining a great group of encouraging prayer warriors in blessing some of the least of these. Join these ladies throughout the week to continue the process or find out what you can do at home that will help them simplify their process and be of value to others.

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    Smile Stitchers

    Smile Stitchers

    Smile Stitchers is a ministry that has been featured in news media more than once. This group of dedicated Stitchers comes together for fellowship and a labor of love. The labor comes in the form of little finger puppets that they sew together to give to children’s hospitals for kids that are sick and undergoing different medical treatments. These lovely little gifts help to comfort and distract the kids.

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    Community Garden

    Community Garden

    The Community Garden currently has 24 raised beds. All harvested produce supports our Food for Families program as well as The Network of Community Ministries. ALL ARE WELCOME: free garden CLASSES and WORKDAYS. Volunteer with DONATION beds, or RENT your own!

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    Richardson Community Trailer

    Community Trailer

    We’re excited for you to use our Community Trailer as a tool to intentionally connect with your neighbors and to encourage them to connect with Jesus. Please fill out the form and we will be in touch to discuss details.

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    The Network of Community Ministries

    The Mission statement of The Network of Community Ministries states: “Our mission is to care, coach, and empower our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.” Over 30 years ago, our church was part of a network of churches that came together to create The Network of Community Ministries. Our job now is to support the continuation of that ministry. You can do so by volunteering your time to serve. If you want to do this, please follow the link to become a Network volunteer.

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    Feed My Starving Children

    Feed My Starving Children is an organization that feeds the hungry worldwide. Since 2009, they have sent billions of what they call “Mana Packs” across the globe to reach starving children. With Jesus at the center of everything they do, we are honored to partner with them to feed the world. You, your family, or your group can volunteer by following the link below. In addition, look for our annual partnership with them, where we come together with the community of Richardson in our Turn Hunger into Hope event. 

     

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    Backpack Bash

    In the summer of 2018 our church began a mission. That mission was to get into the hands every student of need in RISD the supplies they needed to start off their school year. As the event grew we partnered with RISD and the community so that we could serve more students. Every year we come together to give and volunteer our time to the community of Richardson.

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    The Great Commission Fund

    The Great Commission Fund is an integral part of our annual mission budget. These funds support many different aspects of our mission budget for the year. Things like our institutional and direct mission partners, events,  trips that we do throughout the year, and our partnerships with Richardson ISD and The University of Texas at Dallas Baptist Student Ministry. Because this is a fund and not an offering, you can give to the GCF all year long. Each year, funds are collected for the following year. November and December are our most significant times of giving to this fund, so please do not miss this opportunity to give to the mission of our church as we seek to bring healing and wholeness to our community and beyond!

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    Mission Trips

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    Valley Mission Trip

    DATE: JUNE 23-29, 2024

    We are excited to renew our partnership with The Valley Baptist Association and The Respite Center. The Respite Center is a temporary resting place for legal immigrants arriving through the border. This allows them to recuperate for a day or two before continuing their journey to their final destination within our country. Additionally, we will join forces with a local church to organize a Backyard Bible Club. This initiative presents a wonderful chance to support the local church in spreading the Gospel within their community.

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    New York Mission Trip

    DATE: OCTOBER 13-19, 2024

    During this trip, our main focus will be partnering with CityRelief, an organization dedicated to expressing the love of Jesus and providing hope to marginalized individuals. As a volunteer, you’ll play a crucial role in transforming lives, becoming a beacon of hope and connection for those who are hurting and isolated. In the process, you will also experience personal transformation.

    Additionally, we will engage in a secondary mission with Prayer Stations. They will offer you the opportunity to stretch yourself by praying for strangers. I’ve witnessed the profound impact of this ministry on individuals during multiple visits to NYC, and it has consistently brought about transformative experiences for those involved.

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    Missions Ministry Staff

    Ron Evans

    Ron Evans

    Missions Pastor
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    Shelly Row

    Shelley Row

    Administrative Specialist - Missions
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