International Missions, Our Ends of the Earth, represents how we Reach OUT to the broken and lost world.
International Missions Directors: Alan & Amy Capps
MANAGUA, NICARAGUA MISSION (CHURCH PLANTING)
Director: Russell Jones
We will be coming along side an Association of Baptists for World Evangelism church planting team to assist in the completion of the following vision:
“ABWE personnel plan to establish Baptist Churches, train national leaders through theological education, and start works among youth of Nicaragua, where almost half of the population is under the age of fifteen.”
Trips are 1 week in length.
KIEV, UKRAINE MISSION (OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD)
Directors: Alan & Amy Capps
In February 2009, we partnered with New Life Church in the Ukraine to distribute Operation Christmas Child gifts. These boxes also include an age appropriate Bible study series which leads to an opportunity to receive Jesus Christ. We will work withNew Life Church’s pastor, Anatoliy Kalyuzhnyy, in ministry to the gypsy community and to veterans. We also plan to begin D-Group training for their leadership. These trips will be one week in length.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Directors: Brad & Renee Simmons
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the good news of God's love. All ages can be involved in this hands on ministry project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas; Jesus. Along with shoe box gifts millions of children are given Gospel booklets in their own language. The church will also have a time in December to go as a team and work at the distribution center where the gift boxes are packed and prepared to send around the world.
FILIPINO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
Director: Jojee Pamintuan
Be a part of a multi-cultural church plant with a heart for missions at First Baptist Matthews. This group meets every Sunday morning at 10 am. They also have social activities and go on an annual mission trip.
PHILIPPINE MISSION (CHURCH PLANTING MISSION)
Director: Jojee Pamintuan
This mission is a partnership with our Filipino International Community Church. Once a year, we take a team to the Philippines to begin church plants. We focus on unchurched communities throughout the central area. We accomplish this by holding medical clinics, visiting schools, showing the Jesus video, blitzing communities with flyers and intentionally sharing the gospel. We have planted nine churches so far.
UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUP
Director: Dave Mercer
We are serving with the IMB/NAMB to reach a People Group that has never heard God’s Word. We are taking a vision trip to the Lucknow & Nepal areas of India to search for God’s will in adopting an Unreached People Group.
Additional Strategic Partners:
International Missions Board
Association of Baptist for World Evangelism