Island Church Tierra Verde is fully committed to seeing the Gospel spread throughout the world.
One might say that missions are the very heartbeat of Island Church Tierra Verde. Through our various missions, we express our faith, share the Word of God, often with those who have never heard it. We worship God, and share fellowship with people from different cultures and lifestyles. This is true in our local missions, but is especially the case on our mission trips. In 2013, mission trips included Cuba, Haiti, and New Orleans. In 2014, mission trips include Jakarta, Indonesia, Cuba, New Orleans and Haiti. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, The goal of these missions is to share the Word of God, and also may include the training of new ministers, teaching women and children, helping with construction of churches and community buildings, and bringing the community together through special events. Each mission trip participant is very committed; contributing the cost of airfare, as well as many other expenses, to prepare for the trip. Funds for other mission trip expenses are raised through Missions & Special Project Offerings.
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Local/Statewide Mission Partners
The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes Their mission is to provide Christ-centered services to children and families in need. Their vision is to bring hope to hurting children, to show that the love of Jesus changes lives and to impact the life of one more child. From the opening of the first orphanage in 1904, to their present-day ministries, they have expanded to provide safe, stable, Christian homes and services to children and families in need across the state and around the globe. They are honored to be helping children in tangible ways.
The Next STEPP Center educates, supports and empowers women facing unplanned pregnancies with compassionate and professional medical care. The center also provides Adoption Agency Information & Referrals, Maternity & Infant Supplies, Medical Referrals, Parenting Education, Post-Abortion Support, Pregnancy Options Information, Pregnancy Tests, STD/STI Testing, Support for Men, Pregnancy and Parenting Support & Education,
Manna on Wheels is a non-profit organization that focuses on feeding the hungry and sharing the message of hope we find in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus lived His life serving others and He has called us to do the same. The ministry serves the homeless, families in need of a "hand up" through our food box ministry. Children's Homes, Adult Special Needs homes, disaster relief and overseas missions benefit from what they have been given. www.mannaonwheels.org
Shine a Light on Domestic Violence Ministry has as its mission breaking the cycle of abuse and restore survivors to their full potential in Christ. The ministry provides support to Victims & Survivors, Friends & Family, and Churches & Community Partners. www.shinealightondv.org
The Island Chapel supports a variety of prison churches and ministries in Florida.
Our church works with other like-minded churches in The Florida Baptist Convention Cooperative Program to make an impact across our state, our nation, and around the world. The cooperative funds missions and church plantings. flbaptist.org
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary - Since 1917, NOBTS has equipped leaders to answer God's call. NOBTS offers an academic environment that utilizes innovative delivery systems, preparing our students for ministry. To learn more about this organization, please visit www.nobts.edu.
God has called Jesus Project Ministries to reach and disciple children, youth and adults living in impoverished and marginalized communities; to train and encourage the body of Christ in cross-cultural understanding and compassionate action, and to bring the Kingdom of God to our cities and nations through education, mentorship and ministry. www.jesusprojectministries.com
In response to God's love, grace and truth, the purpose of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance, at colleges and universities, witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord; growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world. The vision of InterVarsity is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. www.intervarsity.org
People’s Baptist Ministries to India (PBMI) has established over 3,900 local churches with over 400,000 born again believers in almost every Indian state, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and Bhutan. PBMI is the Mission Board of People’s Baptist Church - an independent, fundamental Baptist church located in Trivandrum, India. PBMI is an outgrowth of Kerala Baptist Gospel Team, which was founded in 1976 by Dr. G.S. Nair.
Living Water Community Transformation, Inc. (LWCT) is a United States IRS 501(c)(3) organization formed with the purpose of socially and spiritually enriching the community of Akot, South Sudan. Akot is a rural community with a total population of approximately 12,000 people scattered over a large geographic area. livingwaterct.org
The International Ministry of Cru Military is known as Military Ministry. It is our vision to seek God’s help in connecting the worldwide military community to Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, they seek to fulfill The Great Commission, so that the nations of the world might know God’s promise in Jeremiah 33:6 "I will heal my people and let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” Crumilitary.org
"Rafiki” means friend in Swahili and depicts the purpose of the Foundation - to befriend orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27). The mission of The Rafiki Foundation is to train Africans to transform Africa for Christ. To accomplish this mission, Rafiki established ten Rafiki Training Villages that provide living and educational facilities through Rafiki’s five programs: Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care, and Widows. www.rafiki-foundation.org.
Special International Project
Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child – Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Every Christmas, The Island Chapel participates in Operation Christmas Child annually. Members of the church select gifts for girls and boys ages 2 – 14 and fill “shoeboxes” with those gifts. The 2020 OCC event filled and delivered 437 boxes.