Missions

Missions

Ready for an adventure? Interested in BEING THE CHURCH beyond the borders of Byron Center? The Missions Committee invites you to pray about this upcoming opportunity to serve with a team of at least 12 in Brazil. We will serve for two weeks in the summer 2023 alongside Joe & Michelle Campos, who are missionaries through Things to Come Missions. Info meeting: October 2 @ 8:30 am in the FBC Conference Room. Come learn more about this awesome adventure!
Questions? Talk to Joe Mattias. CLICK HERE to let us know you are interested in learning more info.


FBC supported Missionary Highlights of the Month

byronministries.org

Connecting those in need in the greater Byron Center area to Jesus Christ through the ministries of His church.

Byron Community Ministries is in need of Volunteers willing to deliver Meals on Wheels to the home bound seniors in the our area. Meals are delivered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. If you have 1 or 2 days (or more) available a month to help with this please give Joni a call at 616-878-6000 for more information.

Address:

8250 Byron Creek Dr, Byron Center, MI 49315

Pantry Hours:

Monday 3pm – 5pm, Wednesday 11am – 2pm
Byron Community Ministries has changed Personal Care Pantry distribution. Pantry hours will stay the same 
Mon 3:00 – 5:00 pm and Wed 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
You must live in the Byron Center area to shop in the Pantry for personal care items. Masks are required, social distancing practiced, and please call (616) 878-6000 to schedule an appointment. 


The Lowder Family is following a stirring from God and preparing for a family mission trip November 7, 2022–April 17, 2023. They will work with Grace Ministries International (GMI) team members Carlos and Denise Brunk, on the islands of Bonaire and Curaçao in the southern Caribbean Sea. CLICK HERE to read more about this adventure.


GIVE to Missionary fund at
Frontline Bible Church

Frontline Bible Church believes that all Christians have a responsibility to be engaged in world missions. We are called to spread the message of God’s grace to all the world. Engagement comes in many different forms; prayer, financial support, mission trips, projects, partnerships, and encouragement of missionaries. The Missions Committee at Frontline Bible Church meets at least once a month to prayerfully consider how we can strategically partner in world missions.

To request MISSIONS FINANCIAL SUPPORT (according to our GUIDELINES) please print and complete this form and return it to a member of the Missions Committee.

Missions Contribution Policy for trips:

Your generous contributions to support mission’s trips will be allocated to the designated person you are supporting.  Any contributions above and beyond the trip costs for the designated person will be allocated to the mission trips general fund for the next Frontline sponsored missions trip. 

Joe Mattias
Director of Missions

Missions Committee: Joe Mattias – Chairman, Paula Lenger – Secretary; Paul Anderson – IT; Anthony Beaulieu; Andrea Campos; Sophie Johnson; Amy Riemersma; and Wade Rustin

BOLIVIA

BRAZIL

Joe and Michelle CAMPOS
Isabelle
Monthly support: $100
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Latest Prayer Letter

 Acts 20:24 “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

Paul and Mariana Craesmeyer
Word of Grace
Monthly support: $50
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CAMBODIA

ESWATINI

Simon and Edah MWANAMOYA

Eunice, Simon, Jr., Daniel, and SanteMercy
GMI
Monthly Support: $50
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KENYA

MALAWI

Titus and Kristi LLOYD
Zechariah, Matthew, Margaret, and Caleb.
GMI
Monthly support: $100
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Eric and Mercy MANGO, Shalom, and Grace.
GMI
Monthly support: $50
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Givemore and Sylvia Nyakambiri, Tarsha-Naj, Heather, Ash-Berac, J-Nathan
GMI
Monthly support: $50
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NICARAGUA

Aaron Cordero
GMI
Monthly support: $50
Latest Prayer Letter

1 Corinthians 3:6-8 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.”

Lily Ortega
GMI
Monthly support: $50
Latest Prayer Letter

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

PANAMA

Alvaro and Mauren Barrantes GMI
Monthly Support: $70
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Pura Vida en Panama

Latest Prayer Letter

1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Ronnie and Jaque Mackensen
GMI
Monthly Support: $120
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PARAGUAY

Alex and Deltha GULART
GMI
Ainhoa, Bastian, Etienne, and Einarr

Monthly support: $100
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Cory and Kim HODGSON
GMI
Naomi, Elijah, and Timothy
Monthly support: $60
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COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

To connect those in need in the greater Byron Center area to Jesus Christ through the ministries of His church.

Making fishers of men by practicing Christianity Outdoors.

Read 2021 Impact Report from Grace’s Table

At Grace’s Table, we want teen moms to feel loved, cared for, and part of a community. We don’t want them to live in isolation and apart from advocacy and hope.

We believe teen moms deserve hope, mentorship, hospitality, and the benefit of a team that will help them find resources, learn life skills, and gain access to healing through mental health support services.

As a team, we encourage them, equip them, and walk alongside them as they move towards their full potential as parents and adults.

Life Center’s purpose is to teach the discouraged or broken-hearted believers that they are complete in Jesus Christ, not in circumstances, people, or past hurts. Our passion and desire is to help people experience, mature in, and effectively communicate the grace of Jesus Christ so that all may know Christ as their Savior and live from His indwelling life. We also prepare and equip the saints to do the same ministry work in their homes, families, churches, and the community.

Life Center’s main office is in Grand Rapids. They also have two satellite offices in Byron Center (Frontline Bible Church) and Rockford. Learn More…

Remembrance Ranch is a 12-month therapy-based program. We exist to transform the lives of struggling teenagers and their families through the power of Jesus Christ. Impacting our culture for the glory of God and benefit of society.  

remembranceranch.org