Local Missions, Our Jerusalem, is a great opportunity to Reach OUT to our neighbors in the town of Matthews and the surrounding communities. 

Local Mission Director: Bethany Morrison

CHRISTIAN ADOPTION SERVICES
Director: Shane Bruce
Christian Adoption Services is a private, non-profit agency whose primary purpose is to provide domestic and international children the opportunity of having a loving, Christ-centered family.   

CAR CARE MINISTRY
Director: Tony Reiter 
Team members reach out to widows, single moms and ladies who cannot afford to have regular maintenance and minor repairs on their cars. You don't have to be a mechanic to help. Support people (preferably women) who can share the Gospel with people while they are waiting and people to do minor repairs and help clean up after the work is done, are welcome to serve.

THE CHARLOTTE RESCUE MISSION/REBOUND
Director: Gail Gillman
Charlotte Rescue Mission provides shelter to people who find themselves homeless while recovering from addictions. This team serves once a month providing and serving meals to residents at the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

THE CHARLOTTE RESCUE MISSION/DOVE'S NEST
Director: Sallie Saxon
Dove's Nest is the women's division that provides shelter for women and children. We will help quarterly by providing & serving meals and sharing the Gospel with the women & children.

ROOM IN THE INN
Director: Keith De Freitas
The Urban Ministry Center has been working with churches to open their facilities one night a week to provide shelter, food (two meals), fellowship, and a witness to the homeless during the winter months. 

Needs:

  • Men to spend the night with the homeless.
  • People to provide meals & fellowship during dinner.
  • People to provide breakfast & sack lunches.

FEEDING THE MULTITUDE
Director: Donna Sallee
FBCM members are asked to donate $ for gift cards. In November, we will provide grocery store gift cards with enough money to purchase a meal for a needy family. Flyers are distributed in the Matthews area and FBCM members personally give out the gift cards so they will have the opportunity to share the gospel.

SERVANTS WITH A HEART
Director: Jason Johnson
This 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation helps sponsoring organizations create highly-nutritious, dehydrated meals to be delivered to malnourished children and their families. They provide equipment, supplies, and instructions. We provide a packing location and volunteers.

JUSTICE MINISTRIES, INC.
Director: Michelle Letcher
This 501(c)3 organization is committed to combating human trafficking. The mission is to locate victims, help them get out of their situation to a safe place where they can heal, and assist them in their transition to independence. You can pray, donate, or volunteer.

OUTREACH/EVANGELISM MINISTRY
Directors: Jerry Townsend, Scott Buckelew
Outreach to those who have visited our church and have been contacted by the active deacons. Also on Visitation Sundays, once a month, members make personal visits to recent church guest.

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER OF CHARLOTTE
Director: Kerry Jamison
This is a non-profit pregnancy counseling organization that is staffed by professional personnel. Women facing unintended pregnancies are taught about their options and all services are free of charge and confidential.

MECKLENBURG COUNTY JAIL MINISTRY
Directors: Don Saxon
First Baptist Matthews is looking for people to serve by leading weekly Bible study lessons for inmates serving time in Charlotte Mecklenburg County Jail. This is a powerful way to bring hope through Jesus Christ to inmates who feel hopeless and alone.

CLOTHES CLOSET MINISTRY
Director: Lori Cantrell 
Our mission is to share the love of Jesus and help lift economic burdens by providing quality used and new clothing, shoes and linens to men, women and children whose families are under financial strain.

AGAPE DENTAL MINISTRY
Director: Ken Funderburk
This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free dental care for the underserved, low-income residents of Mecklenburg County who qualify. We need prayers, volunteers, and financial support.

LOCAL UNREACHED PEOPLE - SOUTH ASIA CHURCH PLANT 
We will be partnering with other churches in the Matthews area and working with the Baptist State Convention to start a new South Asian People Group Church.
Director: Tom Tucker 704-847-9584 


ADDITIONAL STRATEGIC PARTNER:
Metrolina Baptist Association