Missions


at Fruit Cove

Pray! Give! Go!

Missions Opportunities

Pray!

Prayer is a vital part of every mission effort. Pray for the specific prayer needs of our church plants, mission groups and upcoming community outreaches.

Give!

Each mission team collects items to carry with them and give away.  Scroll down for ways to give!

Go!

Our desire is that every Christian has the opportunity to serve on a mission trip and we work to provide trips that fit every stage of life; from senior adults, to families, to young professionals and youth.  Make a mission trip part of your plans for 2020!

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Jonathan Wilson

Family & Missions Pastor

Pray!

Prayer is a vital part of every mission effort. Pray for the specific prayer needs of our church plants, mission groups and upcoming community outreaches.

Our Church Plant/Revitalization Partners

As part of the Advance 2020 initiative of our church we have set a goal to participate in 20 new church planting and revitalization in St. Johns, Jacksonville, Florida, North American and internationally.  Here are some of those partnerships:

  • Parkwood Baptist Church, Jacksonville (revitalization) www.pbcjax.org/
  • Redemption Haitian Church Plant, Green Cove Springs
  • Grace Alive, Orlando
  • Harvest City, NYC [NAMB SEND NYC]
  • Renaissance, Montreal [NAMB SEND MONTREAL]
  • Cornerstone, Miami [NAMB SEND SOUTH FLORIDA]
  • Voyage, Montreal [NAMB SEND MONTREAL]
  • Bridge Church Peckham, London [IMB Global Cities Initiative]
  • Gospel City Church, Kuala Lumpur [IMB Global Cities Initiative]
  • Christ Centered Church, Miami [NAMB SEND SOUTH FLORIDA]
  • New Perspectives Church, Jacmel Haiti
  • Grace Baptist Church Plant, Puerto Rico
  • District Church, Jacksonville 
  • City Church, Miami
  • New York/New Jersey Partnership, see church list below:

Ed Tablazon – Filipino/Echo Church – Bergenfield, NJ

Patrick Kisuule – Ugandan/Christ for All Nations Church – Jersey City, NJ

Ronald Ramirez – Filipino/LightCast Church International – Woodside, Queens, NY

Rajan Shahi – Nepali/The Vine’s Church – Elmhurst, Queens, NY

George Abosi – Ghanaian/International Baptist Worship Center, Bronx, NY

Dave Sera Joseph – Filipino/Grace Christian Fellowship – Middlesex, NJ

Rolly Ona – Filipino/Grace Christian Fellowship – Belleville, NJ

Paul Manansala – Filipino/Crossroad Community Church – Jersey City, NJ

Allesandro Di Leonardo – Italian-Filipino – Church Planter in Italy

Pedro Hernandez – Cuban/Hispanic – Iglesia Redentor – Rahway, NJ

Romy Gonzales – Filipino/LightCast in Jamaica, Queens, NY

Rowel Del Mundo – Filipino/The Vine’s Church – Whitehouse Station, NJ

Albert Camacho – Filipino/The Rock Church – West Haverstraw, NY

Dan Bondad – Filipino/The Vine’s Church – Staten Island, NY

Joel Berona – Filipino/Redeemer’s Church – Woodside, Queens, NY

Jon Salegumba – Filipino/Harvest Community Church – Jersey City, NJ

Ed Ramos – Filipino/Harvest Community Church – Jersey City, NJ

Ruben Rodriguez – Dominican/Hispanic – City of Joy – Union City, NJ

Joseph Biswas – Bengali/Evangelical Bengali Church – Jakcson Heights, Queens, NY

Pray for church planters throughout North America: pray4planters.com

Our Missions Teams

We have several teams out on mission trips several times a year.  Each trip brings its own challenges but always need a foundation of prayer for:

  • Safety traveling and serving.
  • Team unity and cooperation.
  • Awareness of opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus.
  • An attitude of servant and cultural sensitivity.

Our 2020 mission trips are:

  • January: Miami, Guatemala, Kula Lumpur
  • March: Miami, Puerto Rico, Orlando, Jersey City
  • April: Cuba
  • May: London, Jersey City
  • June: Haiti, Jersey City
  • July: Romania, Puerto Rico, Mission JAX
  • September: Montreal
  • November: Guatemala
North American Missionaries

As a cooperating Southern Baptist Church we participate in a cooperative effort to fund and support mission work throughout North America.    Click here for a weekly prayer guide

Missionaries Around the World

As a Southern Baptist church we commit to send 10% of our budget giving to the Coopertive Program.  These funds support global mission efforts around the world.  imb.org/pray

Give!

Another way to participate in missions is through giving.  There are special offerings throughout the year such as the Annie Armstrong Easter offering and Lottie Moon Christmas offering.  We also collect items for mission projects and trips.  As part of the Advance 2020 initiative we give more than 20% of our overall budget offering devoted to reaching the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Opportunities to Give

Throughout the year we offer many opportunities to give.

  • Our mission giving offerings
    • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missionaries.
    • Mother's Day offering for the Baptist Home for Children.
    • World Hunger in July.
    • State Mission/Maguire offering in September for Florida mission efforts.
    • Lottie Moon Christmas offering for international missionaries.
    • Disaster/World Relief as needed.
  • items for Blessing Bags – items that can be used by the homeless
  • canned goods for area food banks collected at each Sunday night service usually held the last Sunday of the month.
  • food for events such as Vacation Bible School or Mission Jax
  • THANKSGIVING IN A BOX
    • Grocery store gift cards
    • Canned items: cranberry sauces, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie filling, cream of mushroom soup, cream cheese frosting
    • Dry goods: instant mashed potatoes, French fried onions, pie crust, boxed stuffing, cornbread mix and carrot cake -just add water variety
  • MISSION TRIPS:
    • Crayons, bubbles, jump ropes, Nerf footballs, soccer balls, toothbrushes and paste, small toys, chalk, paper, large storage bags, twin sheets, towels, Bandaids, Tylenol, Tums, Pepto,
    • Clothes for boys & girls: jeans: 3t-12, small & medium t-shirts, underwear
    • Large suitcases
    • Monetary gifts are always needed and welcomed and will be held to help future trips.

As opportunities come up they are listed in The Vine, our weekly newsletter.  Download The Vine off the Resources menu.

Online Giving

We believe that responding to God's directive to give is a part of worship.  Your undesignated gifts to Fruit Cove go to support the church's activities here and around the world by funding the church's budget.  A copy of the budget is available by emailing the church at info@fruitcove.com

Online giving through direct draft from your checking or savings account or using your credit card is now available. Click here to enter our secure, online giving service. 

You can also give using your bank’s online bill pay solution. Most banks provide this service free to you and there are no fees to Fruit Cove to process you gift. If this solution works for you, please continue to use that service.

Developing a Lifestyle of Generosity

The world seems to constantly say to us that the key to life is holding tightly to all you can get. But scripture says we can live generous, open-handed lives. So, how do you live with an attitude of open-handed living in a tight-fisted world?

Would you be willing to take 30-days to discover the keys to developing that lifestyle? Download a free 30-day devotional app for your Apple or Android device and take the challenge!

Go!

Start here for you mission adventure.

Overwhelmed? Can't figure out which trip is for you.  Try MissionMatch to find the trip that is right for you!

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