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Food Faith Distributed At First Baptist Church Of Orange Park

1994 – FBCOP Youth Ministry Worship Service

ORANGE PARK The first group of cars arrived at the First Baptist Church of Orange Park at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 more than 90 minutes before volunteers handed out nearly 1,000 boxes of food to residents as part of the USDAs Farmers to Families food drive.

Each gift weighed 40 pounds and included two gallons of milk, potatoes, onions, cottage cheese, two meats, apples and a variety of other perishable goods to help a community in need.

What we didnt give away, we saved for Saturday, said Senior Pastor David Tarkington. We expect a lot more people next week.

There was some hesitation since the first delivery of food scheduled for Oct. 10 was delayed. But there were pallets filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and meat last week, and the church will continue to distribute food during the next two Saturdays.

Were under some very unique circumstances, Tarkington said. The Florida Baptist Convention was asked by the governor to help. They wanted to provide something with no questions asked.

Traffic was routed through the church parking lot, around the building and to a loading area behind the church. Everyone was greeted with a smile and asked how many boxes of food they needed. Volunteers then loaded cold milk at the first stop, then two filled boxes at the second. Residents then were offered a chance to pray with a volunteer before leaving the parking lot.

This was about more than food.

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About First Baptist Church

  • First Baptist Church-Orange Pk welcomes Christians and those who seek to connect to Christianity in the Orange Park area. We aim to make contact with and encourage others to join us in our life-changing Christian journey.We are a friendly Christian community where we welcome others to join us in our worship and service to God. Our vision is to make an impact for God, here in Orange Park, Florida by helping people understand the enriching messages of eternal hope given to us by Jesus Christ through His words and deeds. Everyone is welcome, no matter your age, beliefs, or background. Come just as you are – we’d love to get to know you better.

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Equipping Families Of First Baptist Church Of Orange Park Florida For Discipleship In The Home

dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project was to equip families of First Baptist Church of Orange Park, Florida , for discipleship in their homes. The project assesses current discipleship practices and perceptions of such by parents of preschoolers, children, and teenagers at FBCOP. Chapter 1 presents details regarding the history and ministry context of FBCOP as well as rationale and goals for this project. Chapter 2 provides biblical exegesis to reveal how Gods expectations of family roles lead to an understanding of parents as the lead disciple-makers within the home. Chapter 3 offers historical, theoretical, and cultural information regarding the roles of fathers and mothers within the home leading to effective disciple-making. Chapter 4 presents the methodology of the project introduction as a tool for family discipleship. Chapter 5 reveals the progression of implementation of a family-equipping model of discipleship at FBCOP throughout the duration of this project and subsequent long-term strategy development. en_US


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