First Presbyterian provides financial support for ministries that help meet human needs in an area that is larger than our immediate community. While some of these projects can be far-reaching, they have a decided regional character. Click on any of the underlined links to learn more about regional projects: 

Missing Peace

There is a new movement afoot in Ormond Beach, and all over the world. Faithful people everywhere are discovering that God is up to something in their neighborhoods. In response, groups of people are meeting to explore life, faith and what God is doing in their lives and in the community.

The Missing Peace gathers young families in various locations to explore concepts of faith and God through different forms of worship. Typically they begin with a brief message, and then seek a deeper and more holistic faith through physical activity, spiritual exercises, group discussions, and serving the community.

The facilitator of the Missing Peace, Presbyterian pastor, Katy Steinberg was a recipient of the Gifford Scholarship at First Presbyterian.

The Duvall Homes

The Duvall Homes in Deland, Florida exist for the benefit of individuals with developmental disabilities who require extensive services and care. The Homes seek to provide the highest quality of life and greatest level of independence for each resident by creating an individualized plan that includes opportunities for personal growth. Providing social and vocational experiences in the community are key components in an effective program that leads to a life of dignity and independence for each resident.

International Students, Inc. - Anne Adrian

International Students, Inc. exists to share Christ's love with international college students. Since 1953, ISI has been training Americans to help meet international students' needs. These Americans befriend international students and help them adjust to American culture. Anne Adrian, as Campus Staff in Central Florida, works with international students at Florida Southern College in Lakeland and University of South Florida in Tampa.

The Lifeboat Project

The Lifeboat Project (LBP) is passionately invested in increasing awareness of human trafficking through training, symposiums, and computer simulations. Human Trafficking isn't a new evil that has just recently become a part of the fabric of our country. It has blossomed and grown, tragically, in the shadows of our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. LBP is dedicated to restoring hope and dignity to exploited survivors by offering a safe residence and a unique, professionally designed long-term aftercare program that will enable survivors to heal and transition into healthy, productive members of society. The Lifeboat Project recognizes the importance of prevention and works in partnership with local and national law enforcement and agencies in identifying at-risk youth. On their Ecumenical Life Enrichment Campus, LBP offers: equine therapy, counseling, family counseling, peer accountability, job skills, life skills, community service and involvement, mentoring, sports, exercise, and dance.

Thornwell Home for Children

Located in Clinton, SC, and founded as a Presbyterian ministry in 1875, Thornwell Home for Children is a joyful Christian community, offering hope and wholeness to children and families. Its goals are to provide a loving home for abused, abandoned and neglected children, to offer an opportunity for healing by providing proper healthcare and mental health counseling for every Thornwell child, and to offer Thornwell's children hope for a successful future by providing educational support and teaching self-advocacy.

Z88.3 Radio

Z88.3 is owned by Central Florida Educational Association, Inc., and operated by Z Ministries, Inc., both local not for profit corporations. Their mission is to make the Central Florida communities they serve a better place to live by providing families with a spiritual anchor and news, weather and emergency information needed to keep the family informed, safe and encouraged. They fund themselves by their listener's generous donations.

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