//MISSIONS//

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.

 

Current Mission Focus

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Bottles for Change

Pick up a bottle in the large atrium, the sanctuary foyer or the missions center and fill it up with your change then return by Father's Day.

 

Each year between Mother's and Father's Day we gather funds we send towards helping expectant mothers who find themselves in crisis situations. The money given during this period goes to Caring to Love Ministries in Baton Rouge.

Local Mission Opportunities

Caring to Love Ministries

Caring to Love Ministries is a pro-life ministry to expectant mothers who are in a crisis situation. Ministry, counseling, and preparation for birth are provided.
First Baptist Church supports Caring to Love through our annual baby bottle offering during May and June and periodic special hands-on assistance at the center.

Community Food Pantry

Supported financially and through food drives held during the year.

WMU

Women's Missionary Union - we have two women's mission focused groups [CWOM and WOM] who meet each month and help coordinate our church-wide mission emphasis' throughout the year.

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Foster/Adoption Ministry

Heritage Ranch

Christian Children's Home

LA Baptist Children's Home

LBCH is a home for children who are unable to live at their family home for whatever reason.
LBCH also provides counseling service in Monroe and Baton Rouge.
First Baptist Church supports the LBCH through monetary donations.

LSU BCM

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.

Mission: Dignity

We are on a Mission to provide Dignity to retirement-age Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows.
Churches and believers across the nation join together on the last Sunday in June to support retired Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows in critical financial need through the ministry of Mission:Dignity.

 
 

Global Mission Opportunities

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]

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]

Pure Water Pure Love is a 3-fold mission: to supply missionaries with water filters, to provide the people they serve with wells that offer clean water and to supply mission teams with water filters for use on short term mission trops.

Church Contact: Denise Burdette [WOM/CWOM]

Pure Water Pure Love

Pure Water Pure Love is a 3-fold mission: to supply missionaries with water filters, to provide the people they serve with wells that offer clean water and to supply mission teams with water filters for use on short term mission trops.

Church Contact: Denise Burdette [WOM/CWOM]

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. 

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ
Church Contact:  Sandy Stromeyer

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.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ
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 (dmashaw@fbcz.org) or call the church office (225) 654-2755

South Texas

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 (dmashaw@fbcz.org) 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

Respire Haiti

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

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

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