LOCAL & GLOBAL MISSIONS WE SUPPORT: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.
HEARTS FOR THE HUNGRY: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 80 to 100 people that meet for meals on a daily basis. On property that the city provides, we meet and set up to serve dinner on the 4th Tuesday of the month 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. For more information about this ministry or if you're interested in helping to cook, serve, or provide food please contact the church office.
GOD'S KITCHEN:Dennis Childers - Director
Located in Palatka, God’s Kitchen’s FL mission is simply to provide and deliver one home nutrition meal per day to adults who are permanently or temporarily home bound due to physical or mental disability. We believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy and valued life. The population we serve have life stories and unexpected illnesses and losses that have placed them in need for the services we provide. God’s Kitchen volunteers are providing them not only a hot meal but also contact they may need with another human every time we deliver a meal. We believe that it is our duty, as Christians, to simply obey God’s call to help these people and make people aware of this needs while respecting the dignity of each client.
North Florida Christian CampDanny Slater, Camp Director
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.
JOHNSON UNIVERSITY FLORIDAMarvin Elliot, Executive Vice President, Florida Campus
Located in Kissimmee, FL the heart of the Sunshine State, Johnson University's Florida Campus 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 check out their website: Johnson University, Florida.
GLOBAL CITY MISSION INITIATIVEChris Marsden, Operations Director
Several factors are converging to change the context of global missions throughout the world, both in North America and around the globe. For the first time in history the majority of people on our planet lives in cities. We are more connected and more mobile than ever before through modern transportation and technology. The 21st century is experiencing the largest global migration in the history of the world. Jesus said to go to all nations, and now we have the opportunity to reach the nations next door. And while cities host increasing global diversity, one of the fastest growing religious demographics in North America is the non-religious.
RESTORATION CHRISTIAN CHURCHBenard Simiyu Lusweti, Evangelist, Church planter, Orphanage Operator
Restoration Christian Church is a growing church located in Chwele, Kenya. They also run a orphanage and school to minister to the children in their community.