In that fashion, Tomoka Christian has served as a vital part of the community in Volusia County and for more than four decades. Through the grace of God and a commitment to give, Tomoka has helped launch hundreds of churches and has built or funded orphanages, medical clinics and food pantries all over the world. Gifts to missions also rebuild homes and lives following disasters, assist with adoption fees, provide free medical care to those without insurance, support evangelists, feed and clothe the homeless, share the love of Jesus with inmates, and train pastors in politically sensitive countries. This support typically yields annual gift totals at $1 million. The church leadership desires to set an example of tithing, so the first 10 percent of undesignated gifts go to missions.
Meanwhile, each year the church sends out dozens of short-term mission teams made up of church partners, who serve those in need at local, national and international destinations. These activities follow Matthew 28:19-20 in The Bible: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…”