The Ministry of Christian Compassion
Putting God's love into action.
||Take a homeless person to lunch or give him or her a gift card to a nearby restaurant.
||Call someone who is hurting and ask if you can help out around the house.
||Write a letter to someone in prison, a shut-in or some other lonely person.
||Volunteer your time in a local ministry or outreach.
Compassion… what does that bring to mind? Inner city homeless? Starving children?
A neighbor in need? Those in remote lands? If you said all of these,
you’re exactly right. Compassion is taking who you are and meeting people where
they are, as they are. For Christians, it is more than just helping others;
it is helping others in the name of Jesus.
The Ministry of Compassion is…
- Seeing - You see great suffering plague the innocent through natural disasters,
famine, war, poverty or personal trials.
- Feeling - You begin to feel something—pity, sympathy, anger or helplessness.
You need to go beyond seeing, beyond just feeling, and move into…
- Acting - You know you have to act, despite all your fears
and excuses. What you need is a place to begin; resources to
help you live out your faith in Christ. The Ministry of
Christian Compassion reaches out to the Richmond community and
the world through more than 40 ministries that enrich the lives of those served
and those serving.
How we connect
First Baptist Church relates to the Richmond Baptist Association, the Baptist
General Association of Virginia, and the Baptist World Alliance, and supports
missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist
Fellowship. We also partner with numerous churches and agencies in the Richmond
area and beyond.
Some quick answers...
Please explain homelessness...
How to best help panhandlers...
Ready to get involved?
Get involved in opportunities close to home.
Get involved in Partnership Mission Opportunities outside
the Richmond area.
Give money through one of the
Special Missions Offerings.
Watch a brief video from "Bread for the World."