Here at Dinsmore Baptist Church, we are passionate about getting outside of the church walls and into the world to bring the good news of Christ. “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”, Mark 16:15-16 is an essential part of the ministry of our church.
In order to reach our missions goals, we offer local outreach opportunities.
Local Missions Opportunities
It is our goal to get outside of the church doors on a weekly basis as much as possible. We want to reach Jacksonville for Christ.
These are the different opportunities you have to work in the community.
City Rescue Mission
Their mission is dedicated to the homeless and hungry in our area. They play a critical role in the care of those that are homeless.
Differing dates, during the year, allow us to reach out to this mission with items such as: socks, hygiene packs, food and the greatest necessity of all, the gospel.
Florida Baptist Children’s Home
Florida Baptist Children’s Home brings in children that need immediate and long term care. This refuge for children has been around since 1904 and it is still working well for Jacksonville. Many children come to their campuses that require foster care, emergency relief, and adoption. This agency also assists with children who have been victims of sex trafficking, neglect and abuse. They have extended their outreach to Single parents in need of assistance. The FBCH backpack program supplies food for children in homes of those in need.
Every year, we accept donations through the missions portion of Vacation Bible School. Sources of giving are: Online, cash/check or items such as; diapers, paper products and other supplies that the campus cottages and children need.
Food Box Ministry
Here at Dinsmore, we provide food boxes that have enough contents for a family of four to have a nutritious meal. Those with in immediate need are provided a food box. Those that have larger families are able to receive more than one box. For long term needs, food boxes are available to families once a week.
We are always in need of donations for this ministry. Anyone wishing to donate should contact our church office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-764-3268.
Every year, we host an alternative to “Trick or Treating” for those in our community. On October 31, at 6pm children and their families can enjoy a safe night of fun on our ball field.
This event has games, balloons, snow cones, snacks, drinks, bounce houses, and of course, candy! We invite our church members to take part in this great outreach to our community. It is a good way to get to know those that live in the area.
The Blood Mobile is also on campus October 31 from 5:45pm-9pm. Donating blood is a wonderful way to make a significant difference in someone’s life, or even save a life. Walks-ins are welcome.
International Missions Opportunities
We believe that not only should the church reach out to those that live locally, but we are to go to the ends of the earth as well. Mission trips will be planned as opportunity arises.
Vacation Bible School
Our Vacation Bible School is an outreach to children ages K4-6th grade. The gospel is presented through music, missions, crafts and most importantly through the gospel. Our teachers are enthusiastic, prepared and energetic. The snacks are great and all of this is totally free. VBS is held annually in June. Each year children are saved through the impact of this program. Please contact the church office to enroll your child for our 2024 VBS.
During the year, our church participates in the “BABY BOTTLE” campaign to help support the ministry of The Women’s Help Center, an organization that helps young women in unplanned pregnancies. Members of the congregation fill baby bottles with coins/cash or checks and returned them to the center.
We are a church that loves to reach those around us for Christ. When you attend here, there is sure to be something you can get involved in that will make an eternal difference. We look forward to serving with you!