We are challenged daily to GEAUX and make disciples of all nations. At First Zachary, we provide opportunities to serve in several areas around the United States and abroad.
June Mission Focus
Caring to Love Ministries
Every year we put out bottles on Mother's Day and ask that you fill it with change and return it by Father's Day. We will be doing that again this year, but our WMU are adding a promo they're calling "Save a Life" to help us to save as many at risk unborn babies as possible in partnership with Caring to Love Ministries in Baton Rouge. We will have large envelopes in your LifeGroup folders.
Colvin Mission Fund
In honor of Dr. Les Colvin's many years of faithful service, we have developed this mission fund for mission trip scholarships. Application process is still in the works but contact us if you have questions. Currently, you may designate your giving to the fund.
Local Mission Opportunities
Caring to Love Ministries
Caring to Love Ministries is a pro-life ministry for expectant mothers who are in a crisis situation. Ministry, counseling, and preparation for birth are provided.
FBCZ supports this ministry through our annual "Bottles for Change" giving during May and June and periodic special hands-on assistance at the center.
Community Food Pantry
The Zachary community is supported financially and through food drives we hold during the year. They welcome volunteers who want to help out when they're open [Tuesdays].
Women's Missionary Union - we have two women's mission focused groups [Women On Mission and Contemporary Women On Mission] who meet each month and help coordinate our church-wide mission emphasis' throughout the year.
Christian Children's Home
LA Baptist Children's Home
LBCH is a home for children who are unable to live at their family home.
LBCH also provides counseling services in Monroe and Baton Rouge.
FBCZ supports the ministry of LBCH through monetary donations.
The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at LSU is a ministry of the Louisiana Baptist Association. Throughout the year, First Baptist takes opportunities to feed and minister to the students of Louisiana State University through the BCM.
Retired Southern Baptist ministers and their spouses who are now in financial need are supported through this ministry.
FBCZ gives monthly to this ministry through our connection with Guidestone.
LA Correctional Institute for Women
Women's Ministry Mission led by Muriel Leewright
La Baptist Disaster Relief
Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief is a Christ-centered partnership of national, state and associational ministries serving through the local church to bring help, healing and hope to individuals and communities affected by disaster.
Global Mission Opportunities
Cookie Project Honduras, Inc
Cookie Project was developed by Rinda Davis of Slaughter, LA after a trip to Honduras for a medical mission. In partnership with Dr Brenner of Pennsylvania, they developed a "super cookie" to help combat the rampant childhood malnutrition they found there.
Church contact: Denise Burdette [WOM, CWOM]
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is part of the mission and evangelism Samaritans Purse ministry of Dr. Franklin Graham. Shoeboxes of toys, toiletries, and basic needs are collected and send to children around the world. Each year we serve as a regional collection site. Volunteers are needed during collection week to help accept, pack, and load boxes before being sent to the distribution center.
Church Contact: Sandy Stromeyer
Construction, Stockings, and Book Fair are just a few of the mission opportunities available with the annual South Texas Mission Trip. Our teams work throughout the year making Christmas stockings, collecting gently used books and building beds as they prepare to travel in the Fall of each year.
For more information about how you can be involved with this opportunity, contact:
Debbi Mashaw or call the church office (225) 654-2755
Respire Haiti was founded by 24 year old Megan Boudreaux. After previously visiting Gressier only one time, God began working in her heart. Later, when she returned to the US, He began to pull her heart back towards Gressier and its children. In December of 2010, God gave Megan a vision for this community and their children. With so many children not attending school and so many families struggling to provide for their kids, she moved to Gressier permanently in January of 2011 and began helping the children and people of Gressier.
Church Contact: Bro Justin LeBlanc
Honduras Medical Mission
An annual mission trip ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of the people of Honduras through medical clinics by licensed medical personnel and others who work with children’s programs, adult evangelism, medical triage, and other ministries as needed. This trip usually takes place in October-November.
Both medical and non-medical personnel are needed.
Church Contact: Dr. Les Colvin