In 2011, God began to give us a vision to minister in a new way to the hurting in our community. This vision was birthed out of God’s Word through the ancient prophet Micah, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). As a church, we began to explore where God would have us get involved in justice and mercy ministries in our community. He led us more and more to engage in two specific ministry areas: working with homeless families, and working with children in need of foster care and adoption.
As we prayed about where God would have us move forward with this work, God answered with clear direction once again. In the fall of 2014, He opened the door for First Baptist Melbourne to purchase two houses across the street from our church to become the Micah 6:8 Ministry Complex; the home base for our Micah 6:8 ministries. Through prayer and research, God led to us to partner with two outstanding ministries: Brevard Rescue Mission (BRM) and the Florida Baptist Children’s Home (FBCH). BRM will partner with us to minister to women and children during a time of transition in their lives. Our partnership with the Florida Baptist Children’s Home is providing office space and leadership for orphan care and adoption within Brevard County. This ministry is the first of its kind in the Space Coast and will operate out of the single story house!