Where Do I Fit In?
ADULT CO-ED MISSIONS
The Mandate video and Owner's Manual are excellent resources to help involve adults in your church in missions. The Owner's Manual is a companion piece to Mandate and is produced by the NC Baptist Men's office. Many churches use Mandate and the Owner's Manual as meeting plans once a month on Sunday or Wednesday night as a way to get adult men and women involved in missions.
The Bible has much to say about poverty and hunger. It is God's desire that His children not suffer from these twin perils. Agricultural Missions sponsors international agricultural mission trips and local agricultural garden projects. Agricultural Missions also seeks ways to increase world hunger awareness and to find solutions to this problem. Christians who are concerned about world hunger and poverty can help find solutions to these problems at home and abroad.
The Aviation Ministry involves pilots in Christian witness and ministry by providing medical air transport for patients not requiring stretcher or en route medical care, long-distance air transport for families in need, ground transportation for patients, and assistance in disaster situations.
Baptist Builders involves volunteers in all types of construction projects, including home renovations, disaster recovery, rebuilding, new church construction, and upgrading our state Baptist camps and assemblies.
The Fellowship of Baptist Educators is an organization of educators who use their educational skills and gifts in missions. The Fellowship of Baptist Educators promotes Christian Corresponders, teaching at home and internationally, and "Book-Link," which sends Bibles and Christian study materials all over the world.
Challengers exposes 7th-12th grade young men to the biblical basis for missions work, helps them become acquainted with local, national and international mission projects, and seeks to develop their leadership skills.
This church-focused event involves a team of lay persons, under the direction of a coordinator, that helps pastors and churches grow and mature their congregations and focus their members on the specific ministries for which they are spiritually gifted. The Renewal Journey also includes Lay Ministry, Marketplace Evangelism Weekends, Prayer Weekends and Acts 1:89 Weekends.
The Correctional (Prison) Missions ministry seeks to encourage volunteers to develop one-on-one relationships with prison and jail inmates. Through these friendships the message of Jesus Christ is shared and lives are changed. Through opportunities such as Angel Tree, the ministry also allows outreach to family members outside the prison walls.
DISASTER RELIEF MINISTRY
Disaster missions are divided into five ministries: Mass Feeding, Recovery, Emergency Child Care, Chaplaincy and Water Purification. Volunteers are trained in policies and procedures for disaster response and learn the skills needed to perform their duties. Disaster Relief training sessions are held each spring across our state.
Family Foundations Ministry seeks to find ways to strengthen the family while developing an on mission lifestyle at home. Protect Every Child is a new addition to Family Foundations and is a resource for parents to protect their children from cyber predators. The Family Foundations Ministry provides pre-packaged family mission opportunities to involve the whole family in an on mission lifestyle.
The Baptist Health Care Fellowship seeks to provide Christian medical professionals with opportunities for sharing, ministering and witnessing through medical missions teams, two medical/dental buses, and personal mission service as led by the Holy Spirit at home and abroad. Support persons who are skilled in medical assistance and lay persons who serve as translators, receptionists, etc. are also involved in this ministry.
The purpose of Men's Ministries is to assist churches in providing a well-rounded, balanced ministry that challenges men to grow in their walk with Christ, share their faith with others, find their place of service in the local church, and be on mission with God.
The goal of the Red Springs and Shelby Mission Camps is to involve churches and men, women and students in life-changing mission projects at a very affordable cost. Each Mission Camp can house and feed up to 200 volunteers. As we serve together, using our God-given skills, God will open doors for many spiritual needs to be met.
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL MISSION
Numerous opportunities are available for involvement in state, national, and international missions. Current projects include Pennsylvania, Vermont, Appalachian Coalfields, Wyoming, Montana, Hawaii, Honduras, Armenia, Ukraine, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Sri Lanka, and many more. Volunteers trained in specific skills, as well as those who are not trained, are always needed.
Because prayer should undergrid all that we do as Christians, men and women are discovering new ways to become involved in missions through praying for mission needs, mission volunteers and missionaries.
RA's exist to involve boys and their leaders in the spiritual process of developing an on mission lifestyle. Royal Ambassadors utilize activities designed to help children learn about missions and to get involved in practical missions experiences.
SPORTS & RECREATION MISSIONS
Sports and Recreation Missions provide opportunities in several areas of missions and outreach. Team sport missions provide opportunities to conduct sports camps, organize sports/evangelism ministries, and build relationships in order to share the gospel. Individual sports such as golf provide an opportunity to reach people in new and creative ways by meeting them where they are and sharing the love of Christ.
Deep Impact helps North Carolina Baptist churches develop a comprehensive youth missions strategy to produce committed followers of Jesus Christ. The Deep Impact youth missions strategy includes pre-packaged mission weeks, free online mission studies, weekend mission retreats, hands-on mission training and much more. Deep Impact invites youth to live out the Great Commission alongside the greater body of Christ.
Transform 122 is a missions initiative designed to involve college students in state, national and international mission projects. Campus ministers on college campuses and college ministers serving in local churches are welcome to sign up as a group. Individuals can also sign up for a missions experience.
Where Do I Fit In?
For more information about any of the
NC Baptist Men ministries, contact:
NC Baptist Men/Baptists On Mission
PO Box 1107 ♦ Cary NC 27512-1107
800.395.5102, ext. 5599