Mission 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.
 
Relief Efforts. While many people’s lives have been returned to normalcy after the super storm passed though our area in October 2012, the work is far from completed. Seaview has teamed up with the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey to host groups to come to the Jersey Shore and rebuild homes. We provide the space and meals while folks go out daily to reconstruct flooded and broken buildings, restoring people to their dignity and returning their homes to them.
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 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.
Divorce Care is a 13-week program and support group that meets in our church to help the recovery of those hurting from separation or divorce.
Jean Webster’s Kitchen, located in the First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic City, feeds 300-400 hungry, homeless people daily. In addition to financial support, we make 250 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each month for distribution on the weekends.
The Kodiak Baptist Mission in Alaska offers many much needed programs like daycare, a youth club, a coffee house, a family fitness center, respite care, and parenting classes. A mission work team from Seaview Baptist went to theMission in August of 2005.
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.
Palmer Theological Seminary‘s motto is “The Whole Gospel for the Whole World”.
Bacone College is a four-year liberal arts college inMuskogee, Oklahoma, affiliated with the American BaptistChurch, embracing a historic educational mission to American Indians. We sent a 15-member mission work team to the college in the summer of 2003.
Riverview Estates, the Baptist Home of South Jersey, provides housing and services to senior citizens in order to maintain, restore and promote good health and well being in an atmosphere of caring and Christian concern.
Linwood Nursery School meets five days a week during the school year in the education wing of the church building.
Seaview Baptist hosts weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al-anon.
Travis Skinner
serves with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on the campus of Montclair State University. He meets with students and encourages them as leaders on campus.
Baptist Camp Lebanon has summer camp for youth in grades 1 through 12. The rest of the year it is available for weekend retreats.
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 Office of the General Secretary provides servant leadership through vision, resources, training, administration and counsel for the whole denomiation. The Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley serves as the General Secretary.
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 churchnationally and internationally.
At Christmas time, volunteers from Seaview purchase Angel Gifts for parents who can’t afford them for their children. Each gift presents an opportunity to share the love and hope of Christ with each family.
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.
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.
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 transformation 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 Missionaries 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.
The women of Seaview are involved with many mission projects, through American Baptist Women, like making treat bags for shut-ins, rolling bandages for White Cross, and sending Love Gifts for urgent special needs for missionaries.
The Ecumenical Food Pantry, located atGraceLutheranChurch 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. The 1st Sunday of every month, we collect can goods and non-perishables for the Food Pantry.