God specifically designed you with a unique set of talents and experiences that only you posses.

Do you know what your gifts are? 

Are you using them?

We believe that when people choose to serve, whether at FBC, in the local community, or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives.  The lives of those serving, the people they serve, and even those who see them giving their time to help someone else.   

All In-Person Activities 

Are Being Restricted Until Further Notice

Be Sure to Check Out Guidelines for Each Event

FBC is respecting social distancing while staying spiritually connected.

We are working on new & creative ways to help us stay connected

with our FBC family.

Children's Ministry

The presence of caring adults makes all the difference in the life of a child.  Engaged leaders create lasting disciples

Who:  Teens & Adults

Ways to Serve:

412 Sycamore Contacts:  Kari Altstaetter & Kristen Hotmire

Christian Ed Contact:  Wayne Altstaetter

Tots Contact:  Brenda Janowiecki

AWANA Contact:  Mark Janowiecki



The nursery at FBC is an opportunity to serve and minister to young families in our church. 

Ways to Serve:  Volunteer

Donations Needed: Toys, Board Books, Cheerios, Paper Cups, Diapers, Wipes, Cleaning Supplies, Batteries


Who:  Teens & Adults

When:  Sunday Mornings & Special Events

Where:  FBC Nursery

Nursery Contact:  Kari Sonnenberg


AMP Youth

Details to come

Who:  Adults with a Heart for Teens


Where:  FBC

Contact:  Wayne Altstaetter


Awana - Family Connect

During the Awana year, on the 1st Wednesday of the month we gather for a family meal.  Everyone is welcome & it's free!

Ways to Serve:  Anyone willing to serve or help clean up is always welcome

Who:  All Ages

When:  1st Wednesday from 5:45-6:15 pm

Where:  FBC Gym

Contact:  Amber Schafer 


Details to come




Contact:  Rick Bird 

Worship Teams

Share your musical talents during Sunday services, Overflow Worship Gatherings & special events.

Ways to Serve:  Always looking for additional male & female vocals, backup piano and electric guitar players.

Who:  High School and above for Worship Team

When:  Worship Team Practice Sun 8 am

             Youth Band Practice Wed 5:30 pm

Where:  FBC

Contact:  Wayne Altstaetter 

Missions Team

This team helps support & promote mission projects sponsored by FBC & individuals.


Ways to Serve:  The team is looking for new members & donations are always being accepted

Who:  Adults & Youth

When:  Meet as needed

Where:  In a Coffee Shop near you

Contact: Jim Mossoney  


Visitation with the elderly or shut ins.

This ministry is both a blessing to those being visited, as well as those doing the visitation!

Way to Serve:  We could always use more people willing to visit!

Who:  Adults

When:  At the convenience of visitor & those being visited

Where:  The elderly's house or care facility

Contact:  Tami Miller 


Our purpose is to connect and care for people. 

This team reaches out to visitors in the church, inviting them out to lunch or over to their house. 


Way to Serve:  We are always looking for people who are willing to reach out to visitors. 

Who:  Adult

When:  Year Round

Where:  Defiance Area

Contact:  Suzi Monteith 

Path Center

Details to come



Where:  1939 E 2nd St, Defiance, OH 43512

Contact: Marilyn Posey 

First Impressions Team

We are the first contact people have coming into our church.  Our goal is for everyone to feel welcomed, accepted, and part of the church community each Sunday.

Way to Serve:  We currently have a full schedule but you can still volunteer to be a sub.  

Who:  Teens & Adults - Friendly people who love to smile

When:  Sunday mornings

Where:  Church Foyer

Contact:  Marjean Mottashed 

Welcome Center

Sunday morning information center

Who:  Adults

When:  Sunday Mornings 9-9:30, 10:15-10:35 & after Worship Service

Where:  Welcome Center in Foyer

Contact:  Sharon Schrag 


Details to come




Contact:  Dale Mottashed 

Children Choosing Christ

We put on a program at the Defiance County Fair each year.  It is a one day activity where the plan of salvation is presented in 5 stations.  Each year is a different theme.

Way to Serve:  Volunteers to be part of stations (training provided) & pray for salvation of the children participating

Who:  Teens & adults with a heart for people to know the Lord

When:  3rd weekend in August (Sunday)

Where:  Defiance County Fair

Contact:  Marjean Mottashed 

Pilot Mission

Pilot Mission provides back to school supplies to students in need from the community.

Way to Serve:  Fundraising occurs in the summer, Volunteers needed to pack backpacks & help distribute backpacks.

Who:  All Ages Welcome

When:  Packing & Distribution in August

Where:  FBC

Contact:  Jo Ann Meyer 

Trunk or Treat 

This FBC outreach is open to the local community to provide families a place to bring their children for a safe alternative to trick or treating.

Ways to Serve:  Candy donations, Volunteers to decorate trunks, pass out candy, and serve throughout the event.

Who:  Everyone

When:  Usually last Wednesday in October

Where:  FBC Grounds

Contact:  Ron & Suzie Monteith 

Operation Christmas Child

Pack a gift-filled shoebox to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world.  

Besides packing boxes, FBC is a designated collection center for the Defiance area.

Ways to Serve:  Pack a shoebox (or 2), Volunteer to work drop off hours, Donate to help with shipping cost.

Who:  Everyone

When:  September - Mid November

Where:  FBC

Contact:  Sam Conley 



1399 Jefferson Ave.

Defiance Ohio 43512

(419) 784-4746

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