Most Christians know the story of the mustard seed—a tiny seed that grows into a tree of great stature and reach. Fellowship Baptist Church in Lockwood, Montana, exemplifies that concept. With a congregation of just 30 members, Fellowship Baptist Church’s reach extends far beyond the pews.
Church Administrator Ray Willis, a missionary since 2008, says the goal “is to help FBC be more present in the community.” Toward that end, he started a clothes closet and food pantry as well as a literacy program that grew statewide.
This past summer 60 volunteers ran seven sports camps, two vacation Bible schools, and community service projects at local schools. In total, 150 students participated in the programs led by mission teams from Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Texas, and Montana. Summer activities culminated in a back-to-school barbeque with free school supplies.
“It’s a blessing to serve any way we can,” Willis says. “We reach out to the community, doing what we are called to do.”