Evangelism

EVANGELISM

Evangelism

Overseer

 

Johnnie Jordan

Phone:

 

419-531-3242

Email:

 

evangelism@friendship-toledo.org

The Friendship Baptist Church Evangelism Ministry seeks to exalt (Christ), evangelize (the lost), educate (the community), edify (one another) and equip (the body) as we carry out our commission found in Matthew 28:19-20

Evangelism Ministries:
•   Evangelism Team
•   Athletic Ministry
•   Street Ministry
•   Prison Ministry


Evangelism Team

Mission Statement:   To exalt (Christ), evangelize (the lost), educate (the community), edify (one another) and equip (the body) as we carry out our commission found in Matthew 28:19-20

Vision Statement:   To minister to the "Total Person."

Ministry Description:  To exalt (Christ), evangelize (the lost), educate (the community), edify (one another) and equip (the body) as we carry out our commission found in Matthew 28:19-20 (Included in the Evangelism Ministry are the Prison and Street Ministries)


Athletic Ministry

Mission Statement:   To exalt (Christ), evangelize (the lost), educate (the community), edify (one another) and equip (the body) as we carry out our commission found in Matthew 28:19-20

Vision Statement:   To minister to the "Total Person."

Ministry Description:   The mission of the Athletic Ministry is to provide a safe environment in which participants may engage in sport. It will be an inroad to unchurched athletic groups and individuals presenting an organized athletic program that will offer each participant a positive Christian experience in sports, as well as, promote and develop good spiritual and physical health practices. It will also offer an opportunity for the participant to coordinate physical effort, self-discipline and Christian testimony in the area of sports.
The Athletic Ministry aims to develop ability and teamwork (unity), encourage Christian sportsmanship in the athlete and promote mutual response between coach(s) and player(s), while teaching fundamental Bible truths and playing skills that will help build the athlete's self-esteem and Christian character. The development of a sense of fair play, cooperativeness, helpfulness, selflessness and a sense of playing for enjoyment rather than focusing on winning and losing are important components of this program.


Street Ministry

Mission Statement:   To exalt (Christ), evangelize (the lost), educate (the community), edify (one another) and equip (the body) as we carry out our commission found in Matthew 28:19-20

Vision Statement:   To minister to the "Total Person."

Ministry Description:   The mission of the Street Ministry is to go as obedient ambassadors/servants of Christ wherever God shall lead and direct, to take the message of the Gospel and whatever He shall give to say and witness into the hearts of people we meet in the streets, the highways and byways, the parks, the hedges and even to those who sleep on the city stoops and grates. We shall meet all walks of life, wherever someone who hasn't come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and who are in need of hearing the news about Jesus Christ our Lord is found, catering more to those that are in bondage situations [the bondage can be anything that keeps a person from accepting Jesus as Lord of their life - homelessness, alcoholism, drugs, prostitution, cults, etc], helping people to see their life the way it is and give them an opportunity to change. A part of our mission, we aim to have compassion for the poor, the homeless and the needy and will assist in supplying food, clothing and other essentials to those who temporarily cannot afford to live on their own. We will also provide them with a place to worship. We will walk the walk as we talk the talk.


Prison Ministry

Mission Statement:   To exalt (Christ), evangelize (the lost), educate (the community), edify (one another) and equip (the body) as we carry out our commission found in Matthew 28:19-20

Vision Statement:   To minister to the "Total Person."

Ministry Description:   The Prison Ministry of Friendship Baptist Church seeks to glorify God through carrying out the Biblical work of proclaiming the mercy of the Gospel of Christ by being obedient to His commitment to 'visit those in prison.' Through prison ministry, we seek to maintain a relationship with our members and non-members who are incarcerated in prisons and jails within our reach, focusing on local, county units and rehabilitation centers. We seek to develop innovative ways of relating ourselves to people who need a relationship with God. We provide spiritually mature, equipped and motivated men and women to serve as Christian chaplains in the correctional facilities. 
By having a constant presence in the correctional facilities, we aim to respond to the pastoral and sacramental needs of the prisoners, their families, those who work with them, and victims of crime and will provide helpful resources and life-changing alternatives to those in these unfortunate situations. Remembering those in bonds, we aim to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all imprisoned individuals to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen. 
The Prison Ministry will help each individual to gain a deeper self-awareness, accept personal responsibility for their life and actions, achieve a spiritual (re)awakening and develop a true desire to change their lifestyle and be healed. We are committed to encouraging 'the least of our brothers and sisters', by carrying out Christ's mission of evangelization, reconciliation and redemptions as we facilitate a better collaboration between the church members and the community at large to more completely affect the process of reintegration.