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 and foreign missions trips.
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.
Community Prayer Rally will be in August prior to the start of the new school year at Dinsmore Elementary School. This rally will include adults and children praying for the upcoming school year. The invitation to join us has been extended to local news stations and city officials. For those who cannot attend we ask for prayer for our children and public school workers for a safe and productive school year.
Trinity Rescue Mission
This is a homeless shelter in Jacksonville that is dedicated to the homeless and hungry in our area. They play a critical role in the care of those that are without a place to stay at night.
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
The Florida Baptist Children’s Home brings in children that need long term and immediate care. This refuge for children has been around since 1904 and it is still working well for the community. 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.
Every year, we accept donations through the missions portion of Vacation Bible School, we collect funds (online giving as well as cash/check donations) along with paper products and other supplies that the campus cottages and children need.
Food Box Ministry
Here at Dinsmore, we put together boxes of foods that have enough contents for a family of four to eat a meal. Those with immediate needs are provided these boxes. Those that have larger families are able to receive more than one box.
Families can visit once a week to receive what they need. Since the need is great in our area, we are always in need of donations and volunteers to help with this ministry.
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. It is available for those who can to give the gift of life during their visit.
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 during June annually. Each year children are saved through the impact of this program. Please contact the church office to enroll your child for our 2020 VBS.
During the year, our church participates in the “BABY BOTTLE” campaign to help support the ministry of The Nest, 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 Nest.
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 a difference for eternity. We look forward to serving with you!