God's word calls us to lay down our lives as a living sacrifice to Him. This is not compartmentalized or limited to a Sunday morning Worship Gathering or Bible study. Instead we live out Whole-Life Worship in our places of work, home, and day-to-day living.
Through serving we use the gifts, talents, and passions God has given us, and we reinvest them in what God is doing through the ministries and people at FBC Vandalia. There are many opportunities throughout the week for you to experience the joy of benefiting others and glorifying God with the gifts He has given you. Contact the church office or one of our ministry leaders to learn more about where you can get involved.
Our call to go with the gospel is a call to take the life-changing message of Jesus in to our places of work, home, communities, and to the ends of the earth. We have the opportunity to go everyday with the gospel, as well as periodic opportunities to go on mission to partner with other missionaries in places like Dayton, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Southeast Asia.
Together We Can - Haiti
Stephen and Autumn Byxbe are our full-time missionaries in Monstrous, Haiti, and the founders of Together We Can Haiti, whose vision is to create a partnership with local Haitians, train leaders, make disciples, and advance the Kingdom of God through relationship building and community development. The Byxbes, also, started The Agape House to meet the need of caring for orphans. To find out more, follow their blog at stephenbyxbe.com
Finish Line Ministries International
Finish Line Ministries International (FLMI) is a missions agency that exists for the purpose of Training Pastors, Equipping the Church, providing for Orphans, and Reaching the Lost in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe (all in Africa). By design, they work exclusively with nationals to fulfill their mission and make the proclamation of the Gospel the centerpiece of each and every mission endeavor. Founded in 1992, FLMI has had the privilege of seeing thousands of lives changed over the course of the past 20+ years of ministry. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, FLMI ministers to more than 100,000 people each year throughout the United States and southeast Africa. To learn more about Finish Line Ministries International, visit www.finishlineministries.org.
David and Sara Weigand and their family heeded God's call to be missionaries to the country of Nicaragua with ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) and moved to Managua, Nicaragua, in July of 2012. David and Sara are now teachers at Nicaragua Christian Academy in Managua. Follow the Weigands' journey at their blog, weigandfamily.wordpress.com.