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.
Sep/Oct Mission Focus
If you were here in 2016 when we were flooded in Zachary, you remember what it was like to need help and not have it. Help us provide a little comfort and love of Christ to those affected by flooding in Kentucky.
Drop off packs/items in the Mission Center, your LifeGroup, the church office before October 15.
What to bring:
Adults - bring complete packs - one of each of the following
1st Grade - Bar of Soap [individually wrapped]
2nd Grade - Toothbrush
3rd Grade - Toothpaste [2.5oz]
4th Grade & Special Blessings - Wash Rags
5th Grade - Shampoo [12-15oz]
6th Grade - Deodorant [about 2.5oz]
Sat, Oct 15
Kids will add a gospel tract, help box up the packs for shipping to Kentucky, as well as enjoy some snacks.
Nov Mission Focus
Each year we serve as an area collection center. You can volunteer to help receive boxes during collection week. Sign up at the OCC display in the Missions Center that will appear in late October. Contact Sandy Stromeyer or the church office for additional details.
National Shoebox Collection Week
Kids all over the world are given these treasure chests of goodies and a gospel presentation. Plan to fill up and send a few yourself.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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