Community Outreach

Seaview Baptist has a strong history of mission giving and service to our community. We are glad to be involved in caring for the world God loves through these ministries and others that continue to be placed on our hearts by God’s Spirit.
Serving Our Community
All  people matter to God, they matter to us, too. As we learn to love and connect with the neighbors who live around our church building, we’re also learning how to love and connect with neighbors who live on our own streets. It’s all about friendships and showing the love of Christ. 
 
The Grace Place Ecumenical Food Pantry, located at Grace LutheranChurch in Somers Point, provides food to families in need in our local area. The Pantry has provided over 500,000 meals in addition to distributing food baskets during the holidays. We collect canned goods and non-perishables for the Food Pantry.
Angel Tree  At Christmas time, members from Seaview purchase Angel Gifts for a designated charity. Each gift presents an opportunity to share the love and hope of Christ with each family.
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission feeds and shelters the homeless and less fortunate. In the name of Jesus, they support families through crises and help to get them back on their feet. There is a clothing/shoe drop off box in our parking lot for the Rescue Mission to pick up item periodically.
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, which delivers great joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each box packed full of quality toys, school supplies, and personal care items becomes a tangible expression of God’s immense love for the child.
Seaview  Baptist hosts weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narccotics Anonymous and Al-Anon.
Reminder
Atlantic City Rescue Mission collection box is available 24/7 in the back of the parking lot, next to the shed. Donations welcomed.

Grace Place Food Pantry Needs Our Help! – Their food pantry is out of many items. We will be collecting grocery store gift cards, condiments, canned goods, spaghetti sauce, sugar, flour, simple cake/brownie mixes, salad dressings, canned soups, peanut butter, jelly/jam, bread, rolls, crackers, coffee, snacks, granola bars, instant oatmeal/cereal, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, and toothpaste. A collection box is located in our
fellowship hall
Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, which delivers great joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each box packed full of quality toys, school supplies, and personal care items becomes a tangible expression of God’s immense love for the child. For many, it is their first gift ever! Delivered by local church partners, shoebox gifts provide an opportunity to present the Gospel to boys and girls in a clear, child-friendly way. Seaview has a goal of packing 3000 shoeboxes in 2023. We supply all of the shoeboxes and gift items, but we need your help to bring it all together!

 

Many shoebox recipients are also invited to participate in The Greatest Journey, a follow-up discipleship course where they learn to know, grow in, and share Jesus Christ. Through 12 exciting lessons, the boys and girls often become young evangelists who tell their friends and family all they are learning. These people, in turn, spread this news to still others. This dynamic process of evangelism and discipleship is multiplying churches even to the ends of the earth! 

Thank you
This year Seaview joined Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Building Party. There were over 50 participants who packed 512 shoeboxes filled with goodies such as toys, school supplies, and a variety of items children in other countries can not easily acquire. The shoebox also contains a Bible program book in their language and due to this mission, many children have come to know God. We thank everyone who joined this Shoebox Building Party. This was a blessing for all of us as well as the smiles the children will have when they discover what’s in their box. A special Thank You to Nelson Randolph for introducing Seaview to this program. The most comment heard was … “next time let’s pack more shoeboxes.”
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Serving Missions at Home and Around the Globe
Coats
John and Debbie Coats serve in Cambodia. Debbie is a nurse practitioner and John assists local church leaders in training Christian values to parents and children. Working with Eastern Mennonite Mission, they have a home base in Phnom Phen as well as a very modest outpost in the country where most of their work is centered. One of the major problems they face in seeking to minister in the name of Jesus is the brokenness of trust in the nation due to years of untrustworthy government.
Randy & Sandy
Randy and Sandy Moyer are missionaries involved in church planting in Saint Etienne, France with CrossWorld. They have a heart for growing disciples and have been able to raise up several leaders in the small and deepening congregation. Both Randy and Sandy have significant health issues yet are constantly dependent on God’s power to keep them well enough to care for the church and growing leaders.
BorquistsAnn and Bruce Borquist have served in Brazil since 2004. Recently they coordinated two national departments for the National Baptist Convention of Brazil and its 2,800 churches: the Integral Mission Network and the office of Leadership and Ministry Development. Through these two departments, they provided training, conferences, consultancy, information resources and networking that strengthen the ministries and leadership of state conventions; the auxiliary associations for women, men and youth; and local churches. They are currently on home assignment. When they return to the field it will be to a base in New Zealand where they will be on special assignment to assist our Asian ministries. 
The American Baptist Churches USA offer resources to local churches to carry out these ministries as well as enable ministries beyond the reach of any one local church nationally and internationally.
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The Office of the General Secretary provides servant leadership through vision, resources, training, administration and counsel for the whole denomination. The Rev. C. Jeff Woods serves as the  General Secretary.
American Baptist Women’s Ministries are involved in mission support like making treat bags for shut-ins, rolling bandages for White Cross, and sending Love Gifts for urgent special needs for missionaries.
.The World Mission Offering supports the work of 2,500 short- and long-term missionaries doing work with local partners in 76 countries around the world
Green Lake Conference Center is a year-round Christian conference center set on the deepest lake in Wisconsin. They offer refreshment and renewal through training, worship, fellowship and recreation.
The America For Christ Offering supports ministries that transform lives, churches and communities in the U.S. — bringing hope to children in poverty and sharing the gospel through evangelism, discipleship, congregational trans-formation and prophetic justice.
.One Great Hour of Sharing helps rebuild communities ravaged by natural disasters, creates sustainable sources of income for rural villages, provides micro-credit to women to start poverty-escaping businesses, teaches trades and job skills, offers children a chance to survive past the age of 5 and go to school, and much more.
Through the Retired Ministers and Missionaires Offering, American Baptist Congregations say thank you in a tangible way to retired ministers and missionaries or their widowed spouses. The offering provides them with emergency and other financial assistance and “Thank You” checks.
ABCNJ  seeks to reach New Jersey for Christ by being Christ-centered, mission focused and pastoral in spirit. Our goal is to help our churches, pastors, and regional ministries be faithful in service and healthy expressions of Christ’s presence in our world.
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences dedicated to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for productive lives of Christian faith and service.
Bacone College is a four-year liberal arts college inMuskogee, Oklahoma, affiliated with the American Baptist Church, embracing a historic educational mission to American Indians. We sent a 15-member mission work team to the college in the summer of 2003.
Baptist Camp Lebanon has summer camp for youth in grades 1 through 12. The rest of the year it is available for weekend retreats.
Palmer Theological Seminary‘s motto is “The Whole Gospel for the Whole World”. Situated on the campus of Eastern University, the seminary provides training for leaders who will do transformative work as pastors, missionaries and other servants of the Gospel of the Kingdom.