Home Field Mission Opportunity in Florida

Home Field Mission Opportunity in Florida

Nov 22, 2017

by John Camenga

Edgewater/Oak Hill SDB

In 1999, members of the Daytona Beach Seventh Day Baptist Church started a weekly Bible study in the home of Norman and Linda McCall some thirty miles from the historic meeting place in Daytona. In 2008, this Bible study blossomed into a church that has now been recognized as a full member of the General Conference.

This small congregation sees an expanding ministry. It is preparing a location for that ministry in a highly visible location on US Highway 1 in the center of the small town of Oak Hill. They are constructing the “meeting house” as funds allow, avoiding debt that might hamper their future ministry.

Led by Pastor Keith McCall, the worship is informal, the fellowship rich, and the future limited only by our ability to hear and respond to God’s calling.

This congregation has a weekly attendance of 20 to 30. Most of the members come to Seventh Day Baptists from other church backgrounds. The members demonstrate the enthusiasm of people with “something new and important to share.”

This church expects growth to come primarily from the community – new believers and believers just now discovering the blessings of Sabbath observance. However, this infant congregation would welcome a transfusion of Seventh Day Baptists from other areas.

• We need people who can come and participate.

• We need people with experience as Sabbath School teachers, church officers, musicians, and prayer warriors.

• We need those with “portable” skills to come for employment.

• We need vibrant retirees to enjoy “snow bird” or year-round residence.

We offer a location away from the problems of urban overdevelopment, yet near enough to visit theme parks, and the natural wonders Florida offers. We offer a place to remain comfortable in a Seventh Day Baptist congregation while enjoying the warm, relaxed and low-tax benefits that Florida offers. New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater are just north of our building location. Titusville and Kennedy Space Center are just to the south.

You can contact us through: oakhillSDB@gmail.com

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