“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Acts 1:8 model means that we want to engage in Holy Spirit powered work in our Jerusalem (Charlottesville Metro Area),
Judea and Samaria (the U.S.),
and the ends of the earth (beyond our borders).
This began with Lottie Moon in the 1800’s and we’re still doing it today.
Want to join in God’s mission through FBC? Here’s how:
Missions are as broad and deep as your imagination will allow it to be. The World is huge! The need is Great! Our God is Awesome. He has chosen to use people to tell others of His love, His plan and His glory. He has a place for YOU and will use you if you will let Him! (93 year-old FBC member on mission.)
I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone when I stepped off the plane on foreign mission for the first time. I cried every day I was there, but I also laughed and worshipped and prayed more than I thought possible! The experience changed my life forever. (An FBC Member on mission.)
My first Mission Trip…was an eye-opening experience. It doesn’t take any special skills to share Jesus Love with others……anyone can be a missionary! (Another FBC member on mission.)
We love this place! For over 189 years we’ve been rooted in this area and striving to see it transformed by Christ. Here are some of the ways we reach out to show God’s love to this area:
“‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me; I was in prison and you visited me.’
Following Christ means listening and acting on what Christ says. There are hungry, thirsty people in our community, people who need clothes, personal hygiene items, a warm (or cool!) place to sit and eat, and people to talk to. Each week at our soup kitchen, we provide that for 50-65 guests from the community.
You can too.
Each Friday from 12:30 – 1:30 in our fellowship hall, our soup kitchen makes & serves entrees, soups, salads, and casseroles to those who need food. We’ve got great teams who serve on a rotation. They cook, prep tables, slice desserts, make salads, hand out plates/utensils/cups, serve food and clean up. We’re always ready & willing to add people to existing teams and train them in what to do.
Want to volunteer? Fill out the interest form:
We’re a developmental basketball & cheer program for children from Kindergarten through 4th grade, beginning practices in late Fall. Games begin in January and continue until early March.
Hundreds of kids from every ethnicity, background and status from across the region look forward to participating in this program each year. We’ve got a dedicated Upward page here for registrations, or click below to volunteer as a coach, ref, scoreboard operator or more:
Vacation Bible School
What is VBS? It’s Vacation Bible School! VBS is our major Summer outreach, where we reach out to the entire community just like FBC member Virginia Sinclair Hawes did when she started the VBS movement in New York City in the late 1800’s.
VBS 2020: July 6 – 10 (Registration opens may 3, 2020) There’s lots of info about VBS 2020 at our dedicated VBS page. Click the button below to let us know you are interested in reaching kids and families in this region through VBS:
YouthWeek is an outreach-focused week of games, crazy competitions, and youth-led devotions. It’s intentionally created for youth to bring their friends…and them to bring their friends!
We launch YouthWeek 2020 dates in January. Click here to get Youth ministry specific info:
Bike Nights with FAITH Riders
FBC Park Street is passionate about pointing generations to Jesus…bikers included! If you ride or just love those who do, join us as we point bikers to Jesus as an official chapter of FAITH Riders Motorcycle Ministry.
Every month we gather at Mission BBQ for a bike night. Bikes & BBQ…what could be better?
This is a big, varied country in every way. And Christ loves it enough to die for it’s redemption. Our task is to go share his good news.
FAITH Riders Daytona and Sturgis
Whether you ride a motorcycle or not, you have a testimony. Utilizing your own personal testimony of how Christ has changed your life, on these trips we share the Gospel with those who stop at the FAITH Riders tent during Bike Week at both Daytona Beach, Florida and Sturgis, South Dakota. We will provide training in how to share your testimony in three minutes. An interest meeting is will be held in mid-December, followed by Three-Minute-Testimony training in January.
Daytona Beach: March 12-17, 2020 | Sturgis: August 9-17, 2020
Want to get notified when the interest meeting is approaching? Fill this out and indicate which trip you are interested in:
Want to sign up right now? You can do that directly on the FAITH Riders site:
If you were looking for our local FAITH Riders activities, that’s above or click here.
Working with the SWVA Partnership, this trip is mainly a construction trip…with a purpose. We prepare our teams to share the Gospel, not only in our actions but with our words as well. It is open for everyone, including families who want to experience local missions before maybe taking an international trip. It’s about $15 a night (plus food) per person.
June 7-12, 2020.
For more information fill out the interest form:
We believe in intentionally investing lots of time, resources, and people into specific areas of the world. We’ve sent a family to Southeast Asia and supported them for two decades. We’ve sent a missionary all around the world with the Jesus Film Project for over a decade. We’ve been investing in Guatemala for years sending youth and adults, and have a family on the mission field there.
Working in concert with local missionaries Tim and Cathleen Pfeuffer and Mitch and Amanda Munoz, we take two trips each year to a series of villages in Guatemala surrounding the town of Los Chilitos. The ministry done on these trips range from a VBS, Evangelism, Construction, Discipleship, Etc. We’ve amde a long term partnership in these areas and go back over and over, forming relationships that bear fruit for Jesus Christ.
Our primary trip is in the Summer: June 27-July 4 2020. If you’ve participated in a summer trip to Guatemala we welcome you on our missionary-focused trip in the Spring: April 4-11. The missionaries we work with serve in a difficult place, and the spring trip is focused on encouraging them.
For more information fill out the interest form
For over a decade we’ve partnered with MissionLink International to send a team to Uganda. Whether you are a teacher, a carpenter, electrician, doctor or nurse, computer technician, or just passionate about the good news, we partner with MissionLink to use whatever you bring to further God’s kingdom.
The Uganda trips in 2020 are February 1-14, 2020 | June 13-26, 2020. Total cost per trip is $2950 plus shots, visa, and up-to-date passport. For more information about Mission LINK International and to sign up for the trips visit
We’ll reach out to you: