Listed below are Local & Global Missions we support:
Mission Ministry Team Leader: Billy McNaught
The following are the Missions that Homeport Christian Church helps to support. This does not include the many outreach and benevolent needs we support as well each year.
Johnson University Florida
-Homeport Representative: Steve Dillon
Located in the heart of the Sunshine State, Johnson University Florida provides a quality, affordable Christian education for those who desire to impact their world for Christ.
Johnson University Florida is committed to high academic standards and a close-knit family environment in the context of a culturally diverse community. JUFL bachelor’s programs – each with a biblical and arts & sciences core – include Bible and theology, ministry leadership, teacher education, intercultural studies, counseling, nonprofit management, business, music and worship, and preaching.
Formerly Florida Christian College, Johnson University Florida is part of the Johnson University System and is accredited by SACSCOC and ABHE. JUFL offers bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses – in East Tennessee, Central Florida, and online. Each campus reflects the University’s mission to equip individuals for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations to extend the kingdom of God. Over 1,100 men and women are graduates of the university and many are preachers, missionaries and teachers serving around the world. These men and women have won countless thousands to Christ. For more information on the University and its programs you may call 407-847-8966.
North Florida Christian Camp
– Danny Slater, Director
-Homeport Representative: Dave Corey
North Florida Christian Camp and its staff seek to create an atmosphere that helps both youth and adults to focus their attention on the Lord Jesus Christ. Our programming is geared toward helping people make a decision to become a Christian as well as building Christians up in faith. This is achieved through accurate study and application of the written word of God and through living examples of committed Christ-like staff. By design, North Florida Christian Camp is a cooperative effort with churches, families and individuals of the north Florida area. This camp is a ministry tool to be used of God, to bring about growth and maturity in the lives of his people. This spirit of cooperation is evident not only in our summer program but also in year-round efforts for North Florida Christian Camp. Visit their website www.nfcsc.org for more information.
Bible Institute for Global Missions
-Dr. Wesley Stepp, Executive Director
-Homeport Representative: James Wilkes
Bible Institute of Christian Missions Dr. R. Wesley Stepp is the Executive Director of this organization. They recruit and train local nationals in seminary level New Testament Christian Church studies to equip them to lead their own flocks and to expand this effort by replicating this teaching to others.
-Larry Mullholand, Director
-Homeport Representative: Billy McNaught
Mission Journeys was born as an outreach of Teen Mission, USA. Since that time, many wonderful stories abound of how God has used Mission Journeys to take the Good News of Jesus to hundreds of thousands of people in the USA & around the world. Today, several thousand short-term missionaries have been sent out, putting a permanent mark on many church members on the importance of reaching the world for Christ. Our teams have fed the hungry, clothed the poor, tended to the sick, encouraged the brethren, and built needed churches, schools, & homes. They have also preached, sang, taught, & shared the love and salvation of God – All in Jesus’ Name! You can visit their www.missionjourneys.org.
Kenya Mission & Orphanage
-Benard Simiyu Lusweti, Director
-Homeport Representative: Adam Roberts
Christian Service Center
– Donna Locke, Director
Somebody Cares St. Augustine
Neil Robins, Director
-Homeport Representative: Kim Birrell
Somebody Cares is part of a national organization that promotes unity and cooperation among churches, businesses, cities and organizations with the purpose of demonstrating God’s love in practical ways. They sponsor the annual Carefest mobiles people to serve, creates awareness of the needs in our community and produces a testimony of love and service. Since the first CareFest in 2006 volunteers have completed almost 650 projects, 31,000 hours of community service hours and close to $1,000,000 in goods and services rendered. Somebody Cares also works to meet the needs in our school system through Somebody Care’s 4 Kids and an annual scholarship for graduating seniors. You can find out more by visiting www.carefeststaugustine.com
Hearts For The Hungry
-Homeport Representative: Kathy Corey
Hearts for the Hungry is committed to assist those that are homeless/impoverish in whatever way we can as the Lord guides our hearts. We partner with several local businesses, non-profits, and other churches to provide food for the 120 to 150 people that meet for meals on a daily basis. On property that the city provides, we set up each night at the corner Granada and Bridge St with tables and chairs to provide a meal in a dignified manner. This is a great way to minister to those who are struggling. We make no judgment; we are there to feed whoever is hungry and provide love and care through our Lord. Whenever possible we have provided clothing, shoes, blankets, sleeping bags, socks, small bags with personal care items such as razors, tooth brushes, tooth paste, Bibles etc. Currently we are have two nights per month in which we provide all of the food, food prep, and servers. These nights are the 23rd and 24th of each month. For more information about this ministry or if your interested in helping to cook, serve, or provide food then please contact Kathy Corey or the church office.