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.
Monthly Mission Focus
Local & State Mission Opportunities
Connect 1:27 Ministries is a Louisiana Foster/Adoption Ministry. They recruit and support foster families statewide. Connect 1:27 completes home studies for foster parent applicants; sponsors no-cost professional training for DCFS staff and foster parents; provides community activities for foster families; works with churches throughout LA to establish foster care support ministries for foster families in the church’s communities; offers free ministry kits to churches interested in establishing foster/adoption support ministries; hosts foster family fun days each fall.
Heritage Ranch is a ministry organization that serves Louisiana communities by fortifying families and counseling them through crisis. They reach families where they are, providing the intervention they need to develop healthy family cultures. They do that through the provision of educational materials and events, outpatient coaching and counseling and intensive residential care.
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. We also partner with other SBC churches by praying for specific incoming freshmen during their first year.
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 between Mother's Day and Father's Day each year, our "Save a Baby" emphasis, and periodic special hands-on assistance at the center.
National Mission Opportunities
South Texas Mission Efforts
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
Southern Baptist Convention
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a body of like-minded local churches cooperating together to reach the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. There are currently more than than fifty thousand Southern Baptist cooperating churches and church-type missions. Though as many as two hundred could be counted as “mega-churches,” the vast majority run less than two hundred in weekly worship. No two churches are alike; but there are certain commonalities that bind Southern Baptists together, regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, size, or location.
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
Respire Haiti was founded by Megan Boudreaux [Ethel, LA]. After a visit to Gressier as a young adult, God began working in her heart. 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.