"God's church doesn't have a mission; God's mission has a church."
At Talbot Park, we are always seeking ways to reach beyond ourselves to care for others in our neighborhood and around the world. Every year, the church participates in a variety of outreach and mission projects:
Other ministries we support include the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater, Union Mission, Habitat for Humanity, and the HER Shelter.
Our beautiful church buildings allow us another means of ministering in our community. Talbot Park Baptist Preschool welcomes over 70 children and their families to our church buildings every day. In addition, Talbot Park houses the offices for the Virginia Children's Chorus. We also supply space for the Working Women's Wardrobe, which provides women with suitable professional clothing, and we host two weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. In November 2013, we began a partnership with the Norfolk Chinese Baptist Church. They are currently using our Chapel as their worship meeting space. We enjoy sharing ministry opportunities between our two congregations.
As Baptists, we believe we can accomplish more for God's kingdom by partnering with others than we can on our own. For that reason, we support a variety of mission organizations including the Bridge Network, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia, the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Through these organizations, we are able to support missionaries and ministries around the world. These partnerships do not restrict our local church autonomy, but they do allow us to reach more people with the good news. By enthusiastically sharing our money, our time, and our talents, we move beyond the walls of our church building to truly become the body of Christ.