Missions

INVESTING WISELY

Missions at LNBC is fully aligned with our vision of being a church where people are motivated and equipped to be on mission for Christ.

11% of general offerings received are designated to missions.

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BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRY

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The Bread of Life Mobile Food Ministry of LNBC is a ministry that delivers free hot meals in our local communities. Since 2011 more than 30,000 hot meals have been prepared and delivered in the name of Jesus.

Bread of Life of LNBC has also been a force in the community for promoting cooperation among area churches and schools. We appreciate the volunteer support and friendship provided by St. Philips Baptist Church, Davidson Presbyterian, Life Fellowship, Southlake Christian School and others.

As a partner of Second Harvest Food Bank, Bread of Life is also able to distribute needed food in our surrounding communities.

Volunteers are able to participate in several different ways; shopping and food collection, meal preparation, ministering directly to those in need by delivering meals in the community and to homes and going on mission trips where food is used as a powerful tool to spread the Gospel.

LOCAL MISSIONS (Jerusalem)

Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen

Angels and Sparrows strives to fight hunger in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and surrounding areas. Angels and Sparrows serves a nourishing lunch Monday through Friday year round. LNBC volunteers help prepare and serve lunch the first Friday of each month.

Charlotte Rescue Mission

CharlotteRescueMissionCRM ministers the Good News of Christianity to individuals caught in the crisis of poverty, hopelessness, or addictions by meeting their spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

LNBC supports CRM financially, with dedicated volunteers who serve breakfast to CRM clients monthly and by providing friendship and fellowship outings to graduates of the Rebound Addiction Recovery Program.

Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman

The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman provides abortion clinic alternative services. Free medical services provided include free pregnancy tests, pregnancy verifications and limited ultrasound for those from Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Troutman, NC

On Mother’s Day 2014, LNBC established a dedicated $10,000 fund to enable the Community Pregnancy Center to expand its Post-Abortion Care Services and to provide educational materials in local schools.

Operation Christmas Child

OCC_logoOperation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the message of God’s unconditional love. People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on mission project that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus Christ, God’s greatest gift.

Each shoe box gift is filled with hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and candy, and is given to children regardless of gender, race, religion, or age. When culturally appropriate, copies of a book entitled The Greatest Gift of All, are offered to children after the shoe box has been distributed.

Orphan Child Hosting & Adoption

Families at LNBC have established a legacy of inviting orphans from around the world to visit and or become permanent members of their families.

On Mother’s Day 2014, LNBC established a dedicated $10,000 Orphan Child Hosting and Adoption Support Fund to encourage and support church families wanting to impact the life of orphans through either Orphan Hosting or Adoption.

New Strength Homes

NewStrengthHomesNew Strength Homes was established to provide “at risk” mothers and their children a structured educational and spiritual program with on-site housing. New Strength Homes offers a Biblical hand-up, not a handout. This is done by speaking truth into their lives and holding them accountable. We are here to teach, train, assist, encourage and give direction so that they may take responsibility for their own lives. We believe it takes a relationship with Jesus Christ to effect real change and we are dedicated to teaching that Jesus Christ is not only Savior, but must be Lord of every part of their lives.

USA MISSIONS (Judea & Samaria)

U.S. Disaster Relief

ncdllogoLNBC participates in large scale relief efforts when disasters strike. As active participants with the North Carolina Men and Women on Mission Disaster Relief, LNBC members are able to show and share the love of Jesus by providing among other things: hot meals, debris removal, child care, and family assistance.

In 2014 LNBC hosted a large scale disaster relief training weekend with over 600 participants from around North Carolina.

Navigators – Sara Rapp

logo-NavigatorsEvery Navigator’s passion is to help others know Christ and make Him known. Ministering full-time to students on the campus of University of Georgia through small-group Bible studies and life-on-life discipleship, Sara is dedicated to coming alongside people and teaching them to be Christ’s followers as they study and apply the Word of God to chart their lives.

Navigators provides students a fulfilling way to not only have fun but to invest and grow in their personal and spiritual life, check out the life-changing, life-giving summer opportunities that include a “spiritual boot-camp” of Summer Training Programs, to the dozens of missions opportunities through Summer Overseas, to serving with youth at Eagle Lake Camps.

Son Valley Camp

Located on 257 acres in Elizabeth, WV, Son Valley Camp provides a free Christian camping experience.

LNBC Volunteers have joined with churches from several other States to plan and develop the camp site, construct various buildings, and to provide sound and sports equipment. Son Valley Camp has provided LNBC youth and adults with service and recreational opportunities.

WORLD MISSIONS (Ends of the Earth)

Afghanistan – LNBC Military Ministry

Each year the LNBC Military Ministry sends out care packages to active duty military somewhere in the world. In 2014 the LNBC Military Ministry packed and sent out 130 Care Packages to active duty service members in Afghanistan.

You can support this ministry by contributing items such as Aspirins, Batteries, Body Powder, Chap Stick, Foot Powder, Hand Sanitizer (Germ X -pocket sized), Hand Wipes, Razors (Men and Ladies), Shaving Cream, Socks – Black (High or Boot), and Sun Screen.

Haiti – Organization of the Christian Force of Bayonnais

OFCB Ministries seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people in Bayonnais, one of the poorest areas of Haiti. OFCB has established high quality educational and medical facilities that are accessible to people whose annual income is less than $200.00.

LNBC has supported OFCB by leading a Pastors Training Conference and has committed to providing further conferences and sending 20,000 meals in 2014-15 through the Mission Possible Feed-the Hunger program.

Moldova – Agape Church Network

Agape Fellowship is a fellowship of the Evangelical churches in Moldova that are united by Christ and His Love with a goal of reaching more people of Moldova for Christ with the Gospel. Most of these churches were planted by people from Agape. The pastors from Fellowship meet once a month for a time of teaching, prayer and encouragement.

Ukraine – Rays of Love

Rays Of Love is a Christian Ministry based in Krvioy Rog, Ukraine. Over the past 10 years, Rays of Love has undertaken various construction projects in shelters and orphanages. Today the focus is on ministering in orphanages and to children in local communities in Ukraine teaching children about Christ.

Southern Baptist COOP PROGRAM

More than 50% of LNBC general offerings dedicated to missions are invested in the SBC Cooperative Program.

Through our participation in the SBC Coop Program, LNBC directly helps to support 4,800 missionaries who are engaging 787 people groups across the globe. On the home front, the SBC Program supports evangelism efforts, children’s homes, volunteer missions, missions education, new churches, colleges and universities, collegiate ministries, camps, and much more.

Additionally, LNBC participates in two special Southern Baptist Convention sanctioned offerings in each year.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

– supports the efforts of the North American Mission Board’s ‘Send North America’ strategy, as missionaries and church planters push back lostness in the United States and Canada.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

- through giving, LNBC is helping to send and support 4,800 missionaries, advancing the Gospel to the nations.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information or questions about the LNBC Missions Ministry, please email missions@lakenormanbaptist.com.

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