Good Samaritan Shelter Meal
September 1 - 27
“Engaging the people of FCC with our community and with our world”
Our goal is community transformation—both ours (FCC) and theirs (our community and our world). We also want to provide the people of FCC with meaningful opportunities to live out their faith in our community and our world. But our end game goal is to glorify God by making His name known throughout the world.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem (HERE) and in all Judea and Samaria (NEAR), and to the end of the earth (FAR).”
We are committed to engaging LOCAL ministries within the Santa Maria Valley. Our first ministry is to our neighbors and will do everything we can to reach them with the love of Jesus.
From Santa Maria, we wish to reach out and be a blessing to the United States as a whole. DOMESTIC missions within our country is a means by which we can reach America with the Gospel.
We are commanded to make Disciples "to the ends of the earth." FOREIGN missions is about reaching the lost across the globe, and we as a church have a special calling to minister to unreached people groups no matter where they live.
Local Missionaries and Ministries
SANTA MARIA VALLEY
Building Disciples and spreading the Gospel among young athletes and coaches. Ministering with Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Santa Maria Valley.
Empowering women and men considering abortion to choose life for their unborn children and find abundant life in Christ. Supported through the ministry of CareNet.
A Christ-Centered 12 Step Ministry that provides a safe, structured living environment for women as they break free from compulsive/destructive behaviors caused by trauma, various addictions, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
The Rescue Mission Alliance offers refuge, recovery and restoration to the poor and homeless right here in Santa Maria and on the Central Coast.
Domestic Missionaries and Ministries
Helping students at USCB to obey and implement the Great Commission in their lives. Supported through the ministry of CRU.
Raising awareness of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah, facilitate Jewish community, and provide spiritual care that meet needs in local Jewish communities. Serving with Jews for Jesus, Los Angeles.
Serving Veterans, First Responders, and Active Duty Military, Mighty Oaks seeks to save lives, restore families, and change legacies through the restoring power of Jesus Christ. Utilizing peer-based discipleship programs, attendees discover that recovery is possible and purpose is found when Jesus is at the center of their lives!
International Missionaries and Ministries
THAILAND & KENYA
Strategically linking organizations to develop and implement strategies for community transformation, with a focus on Pattaya, Thailand and Turkana, Kenya. Serving with Bridges to the Nation.
Dedicated to caring for AIDS-affected, orphaned, and vulnerable children of Africa. Currently ministering to over 1,500+ children in 30+ Ministry "CarePoints" in Namibia, Kenya, DRC, Tanzania, Uganda, Eswatini, and South Africa.
Ministering to college students and young adults on campuses in Albania, representing a bright hope for the Gospel in the Muslim world. Supported through the ministry of CRU.
With a mission to feed the hungry of the world, both physically and spiritually, Gleanings for the Hungry produces food packets free of charge. Their partner ministries around the world distribute these packets in impoverished areas, with the love of Jesus.
Equipping local pastors and leaders around the world to make disciples of all the nations. Supported through the ministry of Global Training Network.
Preaching the Gospel and ministering to displaced people groups in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ministering at Harvest Bible Chapel, KL.
Ministering covertly in a heavily Muslim area of South East Asia, this family has found creative ways of sharing the Gospel through the power of relationships and sports. Supported through the ministry of Global Year.
A holistic ministry serving children and families in disadvantaged communities throughout Kenya. Driven by the mission to transform lives through the hope of Jesus Christ, MOHI has built more than 25 schools, impacted tens of thousands of families, and shared the love of Jesus with more than 30,000 children!
SOUTH EAST ASIA
With unique background and abilities, Sam ministers Jesus Christ to Farsi speaking Muslims in Iran through a radio and online ministry. He also teaches seminary classes to those with a Muslim background.
Deb has served with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1984, currently working as an editor for a project on the history of Wycliffe. She has held assignments in Dallas, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon and Canada.
Feeling called to leave Thailand for Nepal, Oh started the Hugs Center, whose goal is to unite with Nepalese churches to offer slum children with AIDS a safe place to learn about their value, God, and English. They support the future of these children and also offer counseling for widows, prostitutes, and women seeking abortion.
The Tamar Center was founded in 1999 and seeks to provide hope in a city full of red-light districts. They provide healing through love, counseling based on biblical principles and provides education through vocational training as well as job opportunities for girls leaving the bars.
Ministries and Organizations We Support Through Prayer
Supporting foster care youth and parents through Christian Based principles. Pathway Family Services engages the least fortunate of our society right here in Santa Maria!