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If you would like to be part of a longer term program like the "Welcome Home Boxes" please click below to submit an interest form. 

Help Newly Arriving Afghan Refugee Families

Show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. - Hebrews 13:2

Many of you have been asking what you can do to help families arriving from Afghanistan. We are partnering with Lutheran Social Services to provide for the immediate needs of these families by supplying them with "Welcome Home Boxes".  Thank you for your generosity during this time. Get the list of needed items below!

DROP OFF BOXES: Sunday, September 12 (if you still have outstanding donations, please bring them in ASAP)

Our missions partners in Alexandria and abroad wanted to thank you for your generosity, both in funds and in volunteer hours, over the past year!

Our Local Partners:
Click each partner below to go directly to their website and find how you can get involved NOW!
- Casa Chirilagua & Casa ESL
- ALIVE!
Campagna Center
Sanctity of Life Ministries
For the Nations DC (ESL)

Volunteer Opportunities & Local Partnerships

Below are some ways you can serve your community. Most church events and local partners rely on volunteers to remain functional and ongoing. There are a variety of opportunities for people to serve, whether on the campus of FBCA or out in the community.

Donate Needed Items

Local missions, often in its most basic form, is getting supplies and food to people in need. For example, you can donate requested items, like food, diapers and cleaning supplies, at one of the collection events held at the church for local partners, like Alive.

Good Neighbor Program

Join this team and help settle new immigrant families in the area by providing household supplies. If you are interested in serving new neighbors in Alexandria as the transition and acclimate to life here please reach out!

FBCA Coordinator:
Cori Canady

Mentor Students

In every area of missions our goal is to develop relationships with others. However, some volunteer work is more focused on building relationships than others, and this is certainly the case with the Mentoring Program at Casa Chirilagua. Building relationships presents us with the opportunity to listen, understand, and acknowledge people’s purpose and value. As people share with us, we have opportunities to share our lives and God’s good work within it. Spend an hour each with with a local student and allow God to use you to make a difference in a life.

Teach ESL

We live in one of the most diverse areas in the country with many opportunities to engage with people from all over the world without having to get on a plane. Teaching English is an important program that we are proud to help support, as men and women adjust to living in America. You can be part of this process by helping them with their English every week with For the Nations DC or with Casa Chirilagua.  
Find out more by clicking below.

How to give & get assistance!

Collections for
Alexandria

Next Event: TBD
FBCA partners with the The City of Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services and the Campagna Center by periodically holding donation drives to supply diapers & household items to families who lack basic necessities.  

Give to purchase items:

Financial
Assistance

With many people losing their jobs, or for one reason or another not able to qualify for government assistance,  FBCA has expanded our Mercy Fund to financially assist people in our area who are in great need.
  • To donate please give online through the Mercy Fund You can also designate checks to the Benevolence Fund in your memo line.
  • If you are seeking financial assistance, reach out to our missions office by emailing Jesse, our missions associate.
  • See an example of the funds at work here!

ESL
Classes

Learn english & build new relationships.
Find out more about the classes  being offered  by two of our partners:

Giving to Missions

FBCA is honored to be part of a global mission movement taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of the world.
Through the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board, FBCA actively partners with faithful servants of Jesus Christ, sharing the love of God in the global cities as well as some of the most difficult locations throughout the planet.
The four special offerings that FBCA partners with throughout the year are listed below & 100% of every dollar given goes to supporting each mission.

2021 Alma Hunt Offering

Alma was a native Virginian known worldwide for her missions service and unswerving dedication to the cause of Christ. This offering provides funding for all Woman's Missionary Union of  Virginia (WMUV) missions and ministries and BGAV missionaries. While also making possible other disaster relief, outreach projects, camps, and various initiatives.
Learn more HERE! 

Given to Date: $3,154.85
2021 Giving Goal: $19,001

Trains and sends more than 5,000 missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States and Canada, often in places where the gospel is not welcome. Through the NAMB's Send Network, this offering helps Southern Baptists plant new churches. The Send Relief effort equips churches in addressing poverty, refugees, foster care, adoption, and human trafficking.

Total Given: $60,078.46

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Because of who God is and because you give, the IMB helps churches send missionaries to the billions who have yet to hear of Jesus' great love for them. Your gifts go to the work of reaching every nation, enabling missionaries  around the globe to share the truth and hope found only in Jesus Christ.

2020 Gifts: $199,051.28

Given to date: $13,168.46
2021 Goal: $14,001

The 2021 offering will go towards church planting in Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia. Our goal of $14,001 is just $1 more than you gave last year and will provide funds to support both current and new church plants !

A giving effort that lasts all year... 

Cooperative Program

The Cooperative Program (CP) of the Southern Baptist Convention is one of the most dynamic and effective funding models propelling global missions in modern history. Through the CP, every participating church – no matter how large their annual budget or active membership – can be equally invested in a global movement to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of the world. Launched in 1925, the effectiveness of CP has continued to be dependent upon individuals, churches, state conventions, and SBC entities working toward a common goal of sharing the gospel with every person on the planet.
The CP began as a five-year pledge campaign that, for the first time, included everything— the missions and ministries of all the state conventions as well as that of the Southern Baptist Convention. Thus, a God-given partnership of missions support was conceived.  FBCA is strongly committed to the Cooperative Program which supports missionaries both in North America and throughout the world. Currently, 12 percent of our church budget is designated for the Cooperative Program. By participating with other Southern Baptist Churches we extend our reach to the ends of the earth.  
You may give through FBCA or give directly to disaster relief efforts in Virginia and around the world. 
All donations are tax-deductible made to all offerings.
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ON A MISSION

Over the past few years FBCA has sent more than 160 individuals annually to
Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Dominica, Hawaii, and elsewhere. We do this as we
seek to be salt and light in our city, country, and throughout the world, with a
strategic emphasis on Central Asia and Muslim Background People groups.  

Interested?  We would love to hear from you!  
Fill out the form below to get started.

Upcoming Trips

Lebanon: December 10-18, 2021 - Team Lead - Jason Edminster
Mission Focus : Host & run kids camps with LSESD (Lebanon Society for Educational & Social Development).
Austria: Nov. 29 - Dec. 7, 2021 - Women Encouraging Women - Team Lead - Audrey Davidson
Mission Focus : To explore the possibility of serving families and children in Austria.
For more information on mission trips email Pastor Wayne at:
wayne@fbcalexandria.org

Donate to the Mission Trip Scholarship Fund

 If  you would like to contribute to a scholarship for one of our mission trips, the funds will be used to help someone
with a desire to go and serve who does not have the financial resources available. Donations are tax‐deductible.
You may give to a mission trip, a specific participant on a mission trip, or a scholarship for the trips in general. 


Let's get moving! 
General Missions Interest Form

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