Local, National and International Missions
At Plantation Community Church we take seriously Jesus' call to missions as expressed in Matthew 28:18-20, "Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
The church contributes 26% of every dollar received to the missions projects we support. Each mission is evaluated by three criteria: Christ-centeredness, financial accountability, and opportunity for continuing interaction. Here are the missions we currently support:
First Priority of South Florida
Seeks to bring the Gospel message to every Middle-School and High School student in South Florida
Hope Women’s Centers
Local ministry offering Christian alternatives to abortion for women having crisis pregnancies through pregnancy counseling (pre and post pregnancy), ultrasound testing, provision of supplies mentoring and loving encouragement
Presenting Christ to families and children in crisis through counseling and teaching of Biblical principles.
The Well of Sychar
A local Christ-based ministry offering hope and help for abused women and children through advocacy, counseling and sanctuary.
Mission Fashion (Lily Norman)
A ministry providing pretty clothing, jewelry, barrettes and school supplies for girls, and giving it to those who need it.
Our very own Lily Norman, 13, a life-long Plantation resident and eighth grader at Seminole Middle School, came home from school one day last year worrying about some of her classmates who she said had to wear the same clothes every day.
The event launched in early 2013 in her Plantation Park driveway, but moved into Plantation Community Church for a giveaway the following August.
Lily Norman posted fliers at bus stops, parks and in a coin laundry. Moms and grandmothers stopped by to pick up clothing, shoes, and new school supplies, including backpacks. Many of the clothes were donated by local girls from Broward Elite cheerleading gym in Davie. The clothes that were left over were sent by Plantation Community Church to kids in Honduras. "I'm so proud of it. We accomplished so much,'' Lily said.
Christmas Gifts for Children in Need
We are partnering with the Kinship Cares Initiative at Broward Health to provide Christmas gifts for needy children. Those wishing to help simply select one of the paper ornaments that list a desired gift for a boy or girl and then return these gifts to the church where they are given to the families in need. These are then delivered to the families.
Discretionary fund of our church that is used for grants and loans to assist those in need in our church and community.
Jim and Stacey Bowers
Ministering to disadvantaged youth in an outdoor and marine setting.
Provides spiritual and practical services to Native American and Mexican Indians. Supports evangelism, pastor training, as well as children and hunger programs.
The Landing (Dave & Heather Washburn Tarpley)
Ministering through counseling. coaching, and care to pastors, missionaries, and other full time Christian workers who are hurting.
Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child.
Our church participates in Operation Christmas Child. We partner with Covenant Village (a local retirement home) in sending shoeboxes around the world through Samaritan’s Purse.
Honduras - Ministerio Vida (Drs. Josue and Maricela Hernandezand Pastor Julio and Luz Hernandez)
Ministerio Vida Hospital is located in crime ridden, poverty stricken Rivera Hernandez outside of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The hospital is dedicated to providing expert medical, dental, physical, emotional and spiritual care by treatingpatients with honor and respect.
India (Rev. John Taide REWA)
Ministering Christ in a Hindu region through evangelism, church and school.
Indonesia - Team Mission (Walter & Diane Kennedy)
Serving in the primitive area of Papua. Bringing Christianity to the indigenous Hatam Tribe through evangelism, Bible school, community service, English lessons and family life training.
Indonesia - Team Mission (Ryan and Amanda Kennedy)
Ryan and Amanda are currently serving the Hatam tribe and taking the Jesus film to the jungle in Papua.
Mexico - Mazahua Mission (Rev Norberto and Lisa Cortes)
Ministry presenting Christ through transformation of body, soul and spirit. Ministers to Mexico’s largest indigenous tribe through pastoral discipleship, education, spiritual retreats, scholarship programs for needy children, and home construction.
Mozambique - International Sports Ministries (Jorge, Alice, Raquel and Mariana Pratas)
Serving with International Sports Ministries sharing the gospel through sports and camp events in Mozambique
Philippines - Christian Mission in the Far East(Rev. Jaime Julian and Linda Julian)
Ministering Christ in face of death threats while advancing the gospel through 188 churches, two orphanages, hospitals & schools
Senegal - Pioneers
Susanne Price went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 14, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She lived and died testifying to her great love for Jesus as Lord and Savior.
South Africa - World Outreach (Stella Bosworth)
Ministry of teaching, prayer and healing to present the gospel in Africa.