Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone." He also said, "Go and make disciples of all the nations."
4CBC is committed to do this mission work in our neighborhood, our county, our state, our country, and our world.
Here are some of our commitments to missions:
Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) — Every summer, 4CBC hosts an exciting, week-long VBS. There is music, crafts, games, and lots and lots of fun! Look for online registration in the late Spring.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service — every Christmas Eve, we host a beautiful candlelight service so families in the community can celebrate the real “reason for the season.”
Ridge Baptist Association — 4CBC supports financially and is an active member of this association of churches that work together to reach Polk County for Christ.
Florida Baptist Convention — 4CBC supports financially and is an active member of this state organization of churches that work together in many different areas of mission work in Florida.
Southern Baptist Convention — 4CBC supports financially and is an active member of this organization of churches that have a common mission. There are over 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members. The Mission Statement of the SBC is consistent with Jesus' directive mentioned above: As a convention of churches, our missional vision is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all the nations."
International Mission Board — 4CBC supports foreign missions through the International Mission Board. The IMB is part of the Southern Baptist Convention and currently has 4484 missionaries on foreign soil and over 3400 student volunteers. In 2012 there were over 266,000 baptisms and a total foreign church membership of 2.5 million.
Operation Christmas Child — Partnering with the Samaritan's Purse Organization, during the fall we collect shoeboxes filled with toys and other items that are then distributed to children all over the world. They are then followed-up with the Gospel.
Cups Of Cold Water — We partner with Mike Williams in the Dominican Republic in this ministry that serves children and families, Teams from 4CBC have visited the Dominican Republic to serve with this ministry, and more mission trips are currently planned. Regular monthly funds are sent to help support this ministry.