Ministries - Outreach Ministries

Foundation

"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

Disaster Relief Ministry

In service to the Lord, the Disaster Relief Ministry’s (DRM) mission exists to evangelize the lost that have been stricken by a man made or natural disaster. It is known that disasters can lead people to question their own mortality and the existence of God. Should a disaster befall the Belleville Community, Belleville First Assembly of God will function as a Point of Distribution Center, know as a P.O.D. A P.O.D. is designed to provide essential perishable and non-perishables supplies and resources to assist individuals and families impacted by a disaster.

In order to best serve the community, the DRM has developed partnerships with organizations such as the American Red Cross and Convoy of Hope (a nonprofit organization that provides disaster relief supply items around the world). We also work closely with the Mayor’s office in Belleville in planning.

Throughout the year we host disaster response training via the C.E.R.T. program. We also coordinate simulated drills at the church, outreach programs in the neighborhoods surrounding the church, and evangelism training for believers in our church.

Food Bag / Benevolence Outreach Ministry

The Food Bag / Benevolence Outreach Ministry collects donated food and other goods from people in the body to be distributed to people in need. Our ultimate desire is to reach beyond the temporal needs and to also minister to the eternal needs. Every Tuesday from 10am - 1pm, volunteers hand out food bags, share the Gospel, and pray with those who come.

Missions

Though outreach is the call of every believer in Christ, we strongly believe in supporting missionaries who devote their lives to reaching people in other regions of the world. We not only support over two dozen missionaries on a monthly basis, we host Missionaries on a regular basis to build relationships with them as they speak to our body about the work God is doing in their respective regions of outreach.

How To Get Involved

Individuals interested in getting involved with any of our outreach ministries should speak to the appropriate Ministry Leader (listed below) or should contact the church office at (618) 233-1177.

Outreach Ministry Leadership

  • Outreach Ministry Coordinator: George Vicari
  • Disaster Relief Ministry: Gwen Vicari
  • Food Bag / Benevolence Outreach Ministry:Gwen Vicari
  • Missions: Sharon Forman
  • Outreach Deacon Support: Tom Schwind

Please contact us at info@bellevillefirst.net if you would like more information regarding our ministries at Belleville First Assembly of God.