The local missions efforts of FBC Springfield are coordinated through the church's Mission's Council. The Mission's Council is constantly looking for new ways to share and show God's love to others. A prayer team undergirds the efforts of the Mission's Council that can be loosely broken into the following categories:
Community Missions: In addition to having a "Here to Serve Weekend" where the church tries to intentionally and actively bless our community, FBC Springfield partners with a variety of organizations to seek the holistic development of our local community. We partner with Assist Pregnancy Center, Second Story, Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, Boy's Probation House, Ecumenical Council for Helping Others (ECHO), Shepherd's Center, Fairfax County Medical Reserve Corps, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions, and more. We are frequently examining new possible partnerships and are excited to serve our community in partnership with so many other quality organizations.
Local Schools: 2+2 = 4 whether you learn that at home, in a private school, or in a public school. At FBC Springfield we seek to support educators and students in all settings. We have selected 5 local public schools to concentrate on at a church-wide level while encouraging everyone to also support the school system they are involved in. For these 5 local schools we have provided mentors and classroom volunteers, we have staffed the concession stand, and provided snacks and goodie bags to local teams (in partnership with Fellowship of Christian Athletes). We have partnered with teachers to set-up classrooms for the new school year, and provided backpacks and school supplies, Christmas presents, and so much more. Whether you are a single, young adult or a great-grandparent there is still a way for you to be involved in serving and impacting our local schools.
Food Ministries: FBC Springfield hosts a food pantry for community residents that is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. We have also provided meal kits for food insecure children on long weekends and holiday breaks. During the summer of 2017, we partnered with numerous others to provide summer lunches to children of all ages through https://summerlunchbunch.org/