REACHING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Missions don’t just happen in foreign lands – you can have a significant influence in your own community. At ORBC, we are making a local impact by spreading the love of Christ in our own backyard.
Learn more about ORBC’s local outreach initiatives below.
AND HE SAID TO THEM, “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO ALL CREATION.”
Mark 16:15 (NASB95)
ORBC LOCAL INITIATIVES
ORBC Kindness Culture
Kindness is not only the new cool, but it’s also a Biblical principle. At ORBC, we take being kind seriously. We wrap kindness in a hug, a bottle of water, or a task like washing windows. Our passion is to show our community “the love of Jesus in a practical way” through acts of kindness.
ORBC SUPPORTED MINISTRIES
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA focuses on engaging coaches and athletes to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and providing support through their relationships. The core values of FCA are integrity, serving, teamwork, and excellence. Jamie spends time ministering in the Montgomery County school districts including Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, and Willis ISDs through campus huddles, hosting leadership camps, developing coaches Bible studies, and providing Bibles to huddle athletes. Contact: Jamie Clark
The Gideon’s International
The Gideons International is an evangelical Christian association whose primary activity is distributing copies of the Bible free of charge. This Bible distribution is a global enterprise taking place in 200 countries, territories and possessions. The association’s members focus on distributing complete Bibles, New Testaments, or portions thereof. These copies are printed in over 100 languages. The association is most widely known for its Scriptures placed in hotel and motel rooms. The Gideons also distribute to hospitals and other medical offices, schools and colleges as well as jails and prisons.
Contact: Ted Gregson
Operation Christmas Child
Shoeboxes filled with a variety of items (coloring books, stickers, socks, balls, musical instruments, etc.) are used as evangelism and discipleship tools to spread the love of Jesus Christ to children around the world. ORBC has participated with Samaritan’s Purse in the Operation Christmas Child initiative and served as a Relay Center in the Montgomery and Harris County area for many years.
Contact: Darren DeSimone, Mission Team Member
PACN is a non-profit pregnancy medical clinic offering confidential services to men and women including unplanned pregnancy and sexual health concerns all free of charge. While pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, medical information and pregnancy options are provided, abortion services are not offered nor are referrals for the aforementioned. Funds have been used in a variety of ways including aiding the center’s Vouch for Success Program in which clients earn points for baby furniture and Thrift Store Vouchers. This educational program allows clients to take classes such as Childbirth and Newborn Care, Parenting, and Relationships. Additionally, clients can complete one-on-one Peer Consultations about topics such as healthy pregnancy budgeting, child development, and Bible studies. Lastly, funds received from ORBC Missions have been used to purchase Bibles to distribute to clients.
ORBC gives 10% of its general fund receipts in support of the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. To learn how these funds are used to impact the world for Jesus Christ, visit the SBC website.
Annual Mission Offering
In addition to participation in the SBC Cooperative Program, each April ORBC receives an offering to support the mission endeavors of the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North America Missions , the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions () and to help plant churches in our local area under the watch care of our local association.