In Our Community
First Baptist Moncton supports several ministries in our community through the church budget and other offerings. These ministries include Acadia Divinity College, the Benevolent Fund, Camp Wildwood, Crandall University, Fed-4-Life Soup Kitchen, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Music for Missions Night, New Life Missions, Pregnancy Resource Centre of Moncton, Reconnect Street Intervention Program, and the Prayer Shawl Ministry.
Each month following Communion, the church receives a secondary offering designated for the Benevolent Fund. These monies are used to help meet the real needs of those in our community who come to the church in financial need.
Camp Wildwood is one of the fifteen camps owned and operated by the churches and Associations of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, and is located thirty-five minutes northeast of Moncton on the Little Bouctouche River. As a Christian camp, Biblical principles are incorporated into all of their programs, with a goal of giving children, youth, and adults the opportunity of an “Outdoor Adventure” and to develop Christian character. Camp Wildwood holds camps for all ages, including leadership camps, specialty camps, and off-season events.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada (IVCF) is an organization committed to the transformation of youth, students and graduates, in all their ethnic diversity, into fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. IVCF owns and operates ten camps across Canada, and have groups at universities, colleges, and high schools, offering a variety of different events and activities that provide students with a safe place of community support and encouragement to grow in their faith.
Music for Missions Night
The Music for Missions Night has become a traditional at First, a musical evening to raise funds in support of various mission projects. It is a gospel style gathering, held in February, and involves the participation of the Sanctuary Choir, Adult Handbell Choir, and various other musical groups. It is a fun evening, and there is always a surprise in store by special musical guests!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Shawls, lap robes, and slippers are knitted or crocheted by women of the church to give to those in the hospital, recovering from an illness, or going through some challenging times in their life. Handmade items are also given to other organizations in need. These prayer shawls and other items are a way of sharing God’s love in a touchable way.
Acadia Divinity College
Located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Acadia Divinity College (ADC) is part of Acadia University and offers degree programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level, as well as continuing education opportunities. ADC is the official seminary of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, and is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of members of churches of the Convention. The College seeks to serve churches and students by partnering with other educational institutions and ministries to provide quality theological education in various languages of instruction through international teaching sites and partnerships with affiliated colleges.
Crandall University, formerly the United Baptist Bible Training School, Atlantic Baptist College, and Atlantic Baptist University, offers a liberal arts education devoted to the Christian faith. Located in Moncton, Crandall is an organization of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, and is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of members of churches of the Convention. Crandall University grants degrees in a variety of disciplines, including Arts, Science, Business, and Education. The mission of Crandall University is that of transforming lives through quality university education firmly rooted in the Christian faith.
New Life Mission
New Life Mission is a not-for-profit after school drop in centre for children aged 5 to 18 years of age. It is located on Lester Street, it reaches out to the youth in Moncton’s east end, where there is a large concentration of low-income, single parent families and a large portion of the community is seen as at-risk. The Executive Director of New Life Mission is Pamela Carlin. On Wednesdays, the children's after school program is held at First Baptist, following which they participate in the Wednesday Night Supper and the Powerhouse program.
Pregnancy and wellness Centre of moncton
The Pregnancy and Wellness Centre is a Christian non-profit agency that provides support to women and their families in crisis situations. All services are offered a no cost and include the provision of clothing, baby food, diapers and parenting classes. Peer counselling is also offered to assist teens and women as they consider their choices in an unplanned pregnancy situation.
Reconnect Street Intervention Program
Reconnect provides short-term and long-term assistance through outreach to youth and adults who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless, in an effort to increase their knowledge of available resources and to provide support in accessing them. Their “Partners for Change” program is an alternative to giving change directly to panhandlers, and is one of the resources used in dispensing the First Baptist Benevolent Fund, to ensure the validity of the need.