Outreach

nullFrom its beginnings, it has been the desire of Amelia Plantation Chapel to witness and serve in our community and to extend God’s love and grace in Jesus Christ through support of charitable agencies. It is our vision that through our sacrificial giving and serving in the community we will assist many who are needy to know the compassion and mercy of God.

Because we are an independent, interdenominational church, we have the privilege of being able to direct a generous percentage of our yearly budget to numerous Christian groups locally, nationally and internationally.

Guidelines

The Outreach Committee is responsible for directing the Outreach Ministry of the congregation of the Amelia Plantation Chapel. The goal is to plan for the distribution of 30% of the offerings received by the Chapel annually….more

Recipients

Local Recipients. . .

Barnabas Crisis Center
The community of Amelia Island established this Christian organization as a way for the community to help its own people in crisis situations. Financial assistance is provided for rent, utilities, clothing and household goods. Much needed medical and dental clinics are also available to those in need. Expenses are covered, in part, by its resale shop, New to You.

City Rescue Mission
This extensive Christian based mission in Jacksonville, Florida provides various structured recovery programs. The homeless and needy are shown the love and compassion of Jesus Christ through their programs as well as the distribution of food and nightly shelter for men, women and children.

Empowered Parents and Camp Consequence
Through counseling and classes, this program teaches Jacksonville, Florida parents, generally single parents, how to alter bad juvenile behavior and attitudes by improving parenting techniques. In addition, they offer Camp Consequence, a boot camp that places these children in “survival” situations and stresses the importance of hard work.

Faith Christian Academy
Founded in 1996, this Fernandina Beach Christian school provides education from preschool through eighth grade for 100 students from twenty local Christian churches. The Academy’s “Christian World View” is best shown by the sign at its entrance: “Be it known to all who enter here, that Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes, the model of its faculty, and the inspiration of its students.”

Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Northeast Florida Chapter
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an interdenominational Christian sports ministry with a mission to see the world impacted for Jesus through influence on coaches and athletes. It is the largest Christian sports organization in the world. It serves at professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels. FCA’s work centers around four “C’s”; building relationships with coaches, holding “huddles” for evangelism and discipleship on school campuses, sponsoring camps where athletes are brought to Christ and creating community sports associations with the goal of developing Christian relationships. The Northeast Florida Chapter of FCA serves ten schools in six communities including Nassau County. FCA’s success locally is impressive. Of 28 members of the Fernandina Beach High School football team who attended a recent camp, 15 “stood up for Christ”.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Jacksonville, Florida is the location of this multi-denominational evangelical, Protestant graduate school, dedicated to serving the Lord and his Church by preparing men and women for service as pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists and Christian leaders.

Interfaith Dinner Network
Hope House, a multi-service Salvation Army facility located in Nassau County, is the location of dinners which are served 4 times a week to the needy. The meals are prepared and served by local churches, including the Chapel. A prayer thanking God for His blessings and asking His comfort and care for each diner is said before the meal is served.

Joy to the Children
A Christmas dinner, complete with the telling of the Christmas story, is served to Nassau County children and their families. Each child receives a new pair of shoes and a full warm outfit as well as at least two toys.

Kairos Prison Ministry
This Christian program ministers to local inmates and their families. Through one-on-one sessions, prisoners are encouraged to change their lives based on the forgiveness of their sins through Jesus Christ.

Micah’s Place
Micah’s Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center serving the residents of Nassau County, Florida. It provides intervention and prevention programs to assist victims of domestic violence and to educate the community to effect changes in behavior and attitudes. Micah’s Place offers a safe emergency shelter, a crisis hotline, outreach programs, Christian counseling, legal and court advocacy, training for community professionals, emergency cell phone distribution, support groups, awareness programs and a resale center.

Nassau Habitat for Humanity
This Christian based housing ministry in Nassau County seeks to eliminate poverty housing through a cooperative effort between volunteers and home recipients. It’s goal is “A hand up, not a hand out”.

National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer, is an annual day of observance when Americans are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. It is held on the first Thursday of May, as designated by Congress in 1952. Strongly supported by our congregation, it is observed on Amelia Island at a service held in a local church.

Remedy Project
The Remedy Project exists to provide free counseling and support to anyone struggling with substance abuse like drugs & alcohol bringing hope and healing to addicts & their families. The Remedy Project utilizes faith-based counseling & education in a safe environment, and works in partnership with strategic resources in Coastal Georgia such as Glynn County Drug Court and area churches.

Safe Harbor Boys Home
This haven for boys ages 15-17 is in Jacksonville, Florida. For those who are experiencing behavior problems in their home or school, or need an alternative home setting, the goal is to assist the boys to become responsible, mature and independent young men. They receive spiritual, educational and vocational training. Community service is stressed as a primary way to achieve self respect and self esteem.

Salvation Army’s Hope House
This Nassau County Christian ministry serves the needs of the disadvantaged through its Hope House facility. It supplies emergency food and clothing as well as spiritual counseling and Christian based teaching. Many, who have no other place to turn, are welcomed here. They receive love and caring counseling from the devoted Godly staff.

Seamark Ranch
This ranch located in north east Florida provides a Christ centered home for children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or orphaned. It is committed to sharing the Gospel in an environment filled with grace, love and service. This Christian environment fosters emotional healing.

Women’s Resource Centers of Jacksonville and Nassau
Women’s Resource Centers of Jacksonville and Nassau is committed to promoting the sanctity of human life. This unplanned pregnancy facility provides confidential and compassionate Christian counseling against abortion by providing information and support. Young women are educated about the issues of sexuality, pregnancy and the value of chastity. Post birth help is also provided.

YMCA
The Amelia Island YMCA works to motivate our youth to develop strong bodies, sound values, clean and alert minds, attitudes of concern and service to others. It provides moral guidance and character development as well as physical activities. The before and after school programs are very much Christ centered; the YMCA gives our young people sound Christian training.

National / International Recipients. . .

Eagle Ranch
This facility in Chestnut Ranch, Georgia provides a Christ centered home for children ages 6-18 who are in need of a stronger family support system. Its goal is the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of children and the eventual reunification with their natural families whenever possible.

East-West Ministries
The Gospel has been introduced to more than 3 million people in 30 countries, including USA, Russia, Spain, Albania, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Cuba, India and Burma through this ministry which is based in Addison, Texas. The mission includes pastoral training centers, women’s leadership training, orphanage outreaches, children’s Bible camps, humanitarian and medical aid, crisis pregnancy centers and Christian library outreaches. More than 600 churches have been established, which is a primary focus of the ministry.

Global Media Outreach
Global Media Outreach exists to share Jesus online, grow people in faith and connect them to Christian communities. Technology reaches into countries where missionaries can’t go and helps new believers grow in places where a mention of the name of Jesus can lead to death. Volunteers, apps, social media, a secure response system, and online advertising come together as a new model to share Jesus with every person on Earth.

Haggai Institute
This inter-denominational, evangelical organization was founded in Atlanta, Georgia. It has equipped over 45,000 Asian, African, Latin American and Middle East Christian leaders to train and evangelize to others so that they can reach their own people for Christ.

Love Botswana – Lorato House of Love
Love Botswana Outreach Mission is an internationally sponsored ministry serving the people of Botswana and Southern Africa. Love Botswana is committed to education through its Okavango K-12 International School, church development and evangelism through its All Nations Village Church and Bible Institute and HIV/AIDS prevention and care through its Reach 4 Life Centers. Nearly 80% of the activities of Love Botswana specially target children and youth. The newly built Lorato House Rescue Center serves as emergency housing and an orphanage for abandoned babies and young and disabled orphans. Members of our Chapel are personally involved in this Mission.

MAP International
Brunswick, Georgia is home base for MAP, a Christian global health organization serving over 130 countries. It provides medicines and medical supplies to hospitals, clinics, refugee centers and local physicians. Travel Pack medicine kits are used by Christian health personnel and mission groups on short-term assignments. Rapid response to humanitarian emergencies is a focus of this medical mission.

Not Today Coalition
Not Today Coalition is a Christian organization working to prevent the exploitation of The Dalits of India by transforming lives through education and restoration for Dalit families and villages. The Coalition is a collection of like-minded organizations and individuals taking action by building schools in India for the Dalits. Our hand-on experience and research has proven that education leads to the prevention of human trafficking and bonded labor.

Samaritan’s Purse
This Christian ministry, located in Boone, North Carolina, is committed to evangelism. It meets emergency needs all over the world for one ultimate purpose; so that men, women and children will come to faith in the Lord. It supports missionaries, evangelists and national church leaders by giving them resources they need to care for hurting people. It strives to give aid in ways which will bring the greatest glory to Jesus Christ. Operation Christmas Child is the well known project which provides shoe boxes filled with gifts to hurting children around the world.

United Christian Academy
This accredited Christian high school, located in Newport, Vermont, was built on the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is a school where the Bible is honored as God’s Word and Christian values, morals and ethics are cherished.

Wears Valley Ranch
This Christian children’s home and school in Sevierville, Tennessee operates as a “family”. It provides the Gospel of Jesus Christ, solid Bible teaching, individualized education and unconditional love to young people from crisis family situations. Each “family member” receives plenty of one-on-one attention from house parents who have a firm commitment to Christ.

Wycliff Bible Translators
Located in Orlando, Florida, the mission of Wycliffe is to translate the New Testament into the languages of peoples all over the world who do not have the written Word.