Each year during the holiday season the First Baptist Wheaton family takes a special offering to support global, local and campus ministry initiatives currently being pursued in line with our mission to be disciples of Jesus who disciple others. There are two ways to give. By check or cash using the campaign envelopes in the pew racks or by credit/debit card at firstbaptistwheaton.com.
Field Staff Projects
IDEAS WORKSHOP:: Jon & Jenny Davis work with WorldVenture in Uganda. The Ideas Workshop is where young men are being equipped to provide for their families and integrate the Word of God into their lives. CHOOSE TO GIVE GLOBAL to put a roof and floor in the new workshop building to house tools and a classroom. Click here to learn more.
COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER:: Support a successful school for music, art and English classes in China. CHOOSE TO GIVE GLOBAL to provide a new building and musical instruments in a second school.
NGAPAROU CAMPSITE DEVELOPMENT:: Dan and Esther Penney work with WorldVenture in Senegal. The Ngaparou campsite, is a beachside camp used for many years by people from all over Senegal. It has been a place where many have found faith and had their faith strengthened. CHOOSE TO GIVE GLOBAL to restore a water tank and buildings in need of repair. Click here to learn more.
FIELD STAFF GIFT:: First Baptist Wheaton supports over 30 Missionaries around the world. Most are under supported and have significant financial needs. If you CHOOSE TO GIVE GLOBAL, and your gift will be delivered as a special gift to all our Field Staff.
Educational Enrichment for Refugees
BREAKTHROUGH SUMMER CAMP:: A five-week camp that engages kids in fun weekly themes that helps to defy the summer slide in skills and encourage continued improvement in reading, writing and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). CHOOSE TO GIVE LOCAL to help provide additional classes for this summer.
HOMEWORK CLUB:: An after-school program for children and youth which has tripled in size in less than a year that provides weekly tutoring, opportunities to practice English and mentoring. CHOOSE TO GIVE LOCAL to make improvements like lighting to the side entrance where kids gather before club begins.
TODDLERS CAMPUS PRESCHOOL:: A quality preschool since 1974 that encourages understanding and acceptance, allowing young children to develop healthy attitudes toward themselves, others, authority and learning. CHOOSE TO GIVE LOCAL to provide scholarships to refugee families who live in Wheaton Square Apartments. Click here to learn more.
- STAFF LOVE GIFT:: Our tradition at First Baptist Wheaton has been to show our appreciation to our faithful staff with a monetary Christmas gift. Our team of full and part-time workers give of themselves all year to make our fellowship, worship, learning, and sharing in our church family an experience that glorifies God.
- PASTOR MIKE ROWE FAREWELL:: For 15 years Mike and Maggie have faithfully taught, guided and shepherded our congregation. CHOOSE TO GIVE CAMPUS to show our appreciation by blessing them with a retirement gift and farewell reception.