Upcoming Trip

Peru | October 2024
October 12-20, 2024
Cost: $1,400
We will be teaching/training at Cristo El Salvador (our partner church in Lima) and in Jicamarca on the subjects of Marriage/Family, Men’s Ministry and Women’s Ministry. We will work alongside our Swift Creek missionaries, Jonathan and Holly Smith. 


Missions at Swift Creek

Swift Creek desires to be a church that is constantly Going Out with the Gospel. Acts 1:8. Says “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” We, therefore, strive to be on mission in our local community, throughout our region and in lost places around the world. All Swift Creek members are encouraged to live on mission by praying, giving, and by going.

Local Missions

We support and encourage participation with local partner ministries including SBCV Disaster Relief, Chesterfield Food Bank, Mercy Mall and others. We minister regionally with our Christmas Backpacks and support for church plants. 

International Efforts

Our main international focus is planting a church in an unreached area outside of Lima, Peru. We have partnered with a Peruvian church, Cristo El Salvidor to plant a new church in an area known as Jicamarca. Jicamarca has no evangelical church in their community. 

Swift Creek sends teams three to four times a year as we strive to make Christ known, disciple new believers in the community, and start this new church so that the gospel can be proclaimed in this previously unreached place. We want these new believers in Jicamarca to have a church where they can Gather, Grow, Give and Go! 

Missionary Partners

In furthering this partnership in Peru, one of our own families have moved to Peru to assist in this work. Swift Creek is grateful for Jonathan and Holly Smith and their family as they faithfully serve and minister in this church planting effort. 


Get involved in these ministry opportunities any time during the year. There is a place for you!

SBCV Disaster Relief

Swift Creek maintains a team of trained volunteers who partner with Southern Baptists around the world to respond during times of disaster. Get trained and join our team! Training days are offered through-out the year at various churches in Virginia.

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English as a Second Language

Weekly on Thursdays
6:30 in 207EG

These classes are offered for free to the community. There are four levels of classes from beginner to super advanced, and childcare is free. If you would like to serve in this ministry, talk to David Peat Sr. or email missions@swiftcreekbaptist.org.


Mercy Mall of Virginia

Located in Chesterfield County, Mercy Mall is a community initiative whose purpose is to serve the last, lost, and least by providing material needs (clothes and housewares) for free.

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Chesterfield Food Bank

2nd Saturdays at A.M. Davis Elementary, 9:30-11a
4th Saturdays at Chalkley Elementary, 9:30-11a

Join us at the Chesterfield Food Bank to distribute food to our community. Help with registration, unloading and distributing food, as well as spending time talking to those who come to receive the food. A short devotion is given before distribution begins. What to Expect

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Bless Every Home

This ministry tool helps us to connect with those in our neighborhood through praying, caring, sharing, and discipling.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in darkness but have the light of life.”

The Lord planted our church where we are to help our neighbors discover the light of life. So, we’re asking each member of our church to consider becoming a Light to their neighbors and living intentional pray-care-share lifestyles.

We provide all the tools to get to know your neighbors by name so that you can begin to build relationships with them. You’ll receive a map and list of your closest neighbors, along with emails at the frequency of your choice to pray for your next five neighbors that day. When you get a chance, walk or drive by those homes as you pray for them.

Create a free online account and use your dashboard to track your individual progress with each neighbor. You will even receive optional daily reminder emails with a prayer prompt and 5 neighbors to pray for that day. Becoming a Light is free and confidential.


Red Cross Blood Drives

The American Red Cross holds blood drives at Swift Creek throughout the year. With the constant need for blood donations, every donation is an opportunity to save a life.

Participating in one of these drives also gives members a chance to make connections and share Jesus with those donating blood and the Red Cross workers who wouldn’t normally attend Swift Creek.

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Toolbox Ministry

We are always looking for handy individuals who are willing to use their skills in ministry. Even if you aren’t handy, all willing hearts are welcome to join us! If you are in need of assistance from this ministry or would like to volunteer for a project, please email Facilities Director Rich Farr, Rich.Farr@swiftcreekbaptist.org

More Opportunities
School Teacher Assistance

[each August] Participants help teachers at Spring Run Elementary School set up classrooms. The church also provides lunch.

Christmas Backpacks

[each October] Swift Creek participates in a nationwide effort through the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia to provide Christmas Backpacks for impoverished children in Appalachia.

Supported Ministries

Swift Creek supports these ministries financially and by promoting opportunities for church members to get involved. For more information about any of these organizations, visit their websites.

Noble Warriors
Noble Warriors is a Richmond-based ministry whose mission is to serve local churches by helping them reach and build men. Swift Creek attends their annual Iron Sharpens Iron conference.

Capitol Ministries
Capitol Ministries seeks to deliver the Gospel to elected officials and lead them toward maturity in Christ. They stay away from politics and concentrate on the hearts of leaders.

Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield
Pregnancy Resource Center of Richmond
These centers provide free counseling, medical help, information and other resources for pregnant women.