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l o c a l ly On Mission

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First Baptist Belton is proud to partner with over 20 different mission organizations in Bell County and throughout North America. On the following pages you’ll find information about our local mission partners including their mission statements, how you can engage with that specific ministry, and how you can pray for them as they share the love of God locally. 5


A RK2 F R E E DOM 6

Name of Ministry: ARK2Freedom is the Human Trafficking Ministry of ARK Foundation Contact: Kathy Ylostalo kylostalo@yahoo.com Location of Ministry: 627 Hope for the Hungry Street Belton, TX 76513 Mission Statement: To decrease supply and demand of domestic human trafficking through education, support, socialization, and discipleship to men, women, and youth. Ministry Overview: Their methods to achieve this mission include spreading awareness of human trafficking in our local region, guiding individuals and families toward restoration, and presenting the light and freeing truth of Jesus Christ as the Keys2Freedom.


How to Engage:

How to Pray:

• Host an educational presentation at the location of your choice, to learn about local human trafficking and what we as a community can do about it

• For wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit as they continually seek God’s direction for this ministry

• For efficient use of their time

• Hand out relief items such as water and food, collect donations, and coordinate event activities

• That the lost be reached; that they proclaim boldly (but with sensitivity and compassion) that Jesus’ light is the only true solution to this plague of darkness that is human trafficking

• Provide meals for social events for clients • Donate toiletries or gift cards for necessities for clients

Young Adult/College

• Volunteer as a program facilitator

Adult

• Financial support for ARK2Freedom staff members and ministry activities

• That they speak with clarity and keep their focus on the mission God has given them through the power of the Holy Spirit

• For family protection and boldness against spiritual attack in the form of physical ailment, attitudes, relationships, etc. 7


Name of Ministry: Belton Christian Youth Center

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Contact: Cheyenne Vansa cheyenne@beltonyouth.com

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Location of Ministry: 505 E Ave C Belton, TX 76513 Mission Statement: Provide care and promote Christian values through education and recreation to enhance the potential of all youth. Ministry Overview: BCYC strives to be a place where children are able to be nurtured, empowered, and challenged to make healthy decisions in a Christian environment where they are safe, valued, and respected. Ultimately, BCYC strives to guide youth in making positive life decisions by leading a Christian example.


• Become involved in the mentoring program and JaM sessions that occur weekly

• For the youth and families they serve; the struggles and life challenges many of them face can seem daunting at times

• Volunteer as a mentor • Provide a Biblical lesson for early childhood or afterschool programming

• That the BCYC leadership may stay strong in their mission and in their faith; this includes staff, volunteers, and our board of directors 9

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• Provide music for JaM sessions

• For those who impact their lives; pray that all who reach them may be positive and supportive

Young Adult/College

How to Pray:

Adult

How to Engage:


BOCCC

Name of Ministry: Body of Christ Community Clinic, Inc.

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Contact: Donna Dunn, Executive Director donna.dunn@bodyofchristclinic.org Location of Ministry: 2210 B Holland Road and 1508 Oleta St. Belton, TX 76513 Mission Statement: The Body of Christ Community Clinic is a team of community volunteers whose mission is to carry out the compassionate healing ministry of Christ by providing personalized, quality health services to the medically underserved of the greater Belton and Salado area. Ministry Overview: The Body of Christ Community Clinic provides medical and dental services to the underserved people who reside in Belton and Salado ISDs. Their objective is to serve as many of those in need as we can by relying on church and community support. All of our actions are in an to show the love of Christ to our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus.


Adult

How to Engage:

How to Pray:

• Volunteer in the clinic

• That they are following God’s will in all we do

• Help them get their name out in the community

• That they can continue to meet the needs of our community

• Pray with the patients and be prepared to share the gospel if the opportunity arises

• For additional dental volunteers so that they do not have to hire them • For their patients and their challenges 11


Discipleship Unlimited 12

Name of Ministry: Discipleship Unlimited Contact: Jim Hedderly jahedderly@hotmail.com Location of Ministry: 2313 Misty Morning Ln. Temple, TX 76502 Mission Statement: Equipping the body of Christ for the work of the ministry: Discipleship Unlimited partners with local churches and those inside prison walls to fulfill the Great Commission. Ministry Overview: To bring the salvation message to the lost who are incarcerated and to minister among those who have simply lost their way. To bring hope in and forgiveness through the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, by means of Bible study programs.


Transforming hearts from the inside out How to Pray:

• Join the Discipleship Unlimited team

• That the inmates will grow in godliness and surrender to God’s will for their lives

• Visit the prison in Gatesville once a week to share God’s Word

Adult

How to Engage:

• For hearts to be reached • For the prison staff, guards, and chaplain’s office • For vision and Holy Spirit-led execution of special projects

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Name of Ministry: Epic Life Church

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Contact: Keith, Kristine, Konnor (22), Kaden (20), Kody (16), & Kaleb (13) Carpenter keith@epiclifechurch.org

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Location of Ministry: Church Plant in Seattle, WA Mission Statement: Epic Life Church exists to create opportunities for people to experience the full life that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ. They do this by gathering together as a Body, forming intentional relationships in Christ-centered communities, and loving and serving others. Ministry Overview: They were called to plant Epic Life Church in Seattle, WA, in 2008 and have a vision to plant 100 unique churches throughout the city. They are doing this by starting house churches and partnering with new church planters who are called to Seattle from around the country. Along with a focus on church planting, they are intentionally engaged along Aurora Ave. N., notoriously a problematic street of Seattle with many homeless, prostitutes, and drug runners.


Our vision is for North Seattle to be transformed by finding an epic life in Jesus Christ. Adult

How to Pray:

• Send college-aged interns for a summer semester, oneyear, or two-year programs

• The single greatest barrier in Seattle is the price of housing. Currently their worship pastor’s family and their youth pastor are both homeless. They are living with other families from the church.

• Bring a a ministry team who desires to be evangelistic

• They are growing and sending people into new church starts, but they need to grow from 125 to 200 this year to get to a place of greater sustainability. • They are looking for our next church planting pastor and family. 15

Young Adult/College

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Name of Ministry: English as a Second Language (ESL) Ministry

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Contact: Donna Johnson bobbyanddonna@gmail.com

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Location of Ministry: First Baptist Belton, TX Mission Statement: We aim to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ while we teach English to internationals in our own backyard. Ministry Overview: The ESL Ministry serves to share the gospel through teaching English to those who do not speak it as their first language. The main focus of this ministry is to share the love of Jesus with people.


Adult

How to Pray:

• Volunteers can come observe a class and then be placed into a position where they could be used best. Head teachers of the classes must go through teacher training, but other volunteers are needed as well. Volunteers do not have to be able to speak another language.

• That as the students/participants return to their home countries they may go back as missionaries for our Savior

• ESL meets on Monday evenings from 7 - 8:30 pm, September - April.

• This year we started a Bible study class for advanced students who wish to attend. Pray for more students to come and that they have open hearts to hear and respond to the Gospel. • For our volunteers as we seek to share Christ with our students 17

Young Adult/College

How to Engage:


Family promise 18

Name of Ministry: Family Promise of East Bell County Contact: Jerolyn McIntyre, Coordinator jerolynm@netzero.net Location of Ministry: 1018 East Ave A Temple, TX 76501 Mission Statement: Helping homeless children and their parents find their way home Ministry Overview: They help homeless families address their needs through the generosity and service of individuals, churches, and organization within the community. There is poverty and need everywhere we look and serving with Family Promise allows us to help our neighbors.


How to Pray:

When the families stay at the First Baptist Belton building:

• That each guest family will take everything they learn from their time in Family Promise and use it going forward to guard against repeat homelessness

• Provide meals for the families (individually, as a ministry team, life group, or Sunday school class)

• For the spiritual health of the guest families • That God provides jobs for the guest families

Young Adult/College

• Visit our guests. Come and play a game, bring your children to play with the guests, or simply visit with our guests.

Adult

How to Engage:

• For the Family Promise leadership

• Stay overnight with our guests (we need at least one man and one woman)

• Follow updates on The City for additon opportunities 19

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• Drive the van between the day center and First Baptist Belton


Name of Ministry: Heart of Texas South FCA Contact: Seth Chambliss schambliss@fca.org Missions Organization: Fellowship of Christian Athletes Location of Ministry: Temple/Belton and surrounding area

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Mission Statement: To present to coaches, athletes, and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships, and in the fellowship of the church.

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Ministry Overview: They know that coaches are likely some of the greatest influencers for the next generation. Their hope is that as they engage in life with area coaches, they will desire to reflect the Gospel in all they do. They visit area campuses regularly seeking out coaches and others who will oversee Huddles on their campus. They help them train student leaders since FCA is a student-led ministry. They partner with churches throughout the community to help coaches and students engage a local church for their personal and spiritual growth. They mentor college students through a partnership with UMHB as the students navigate through life.


How to Pray:

• Victory Bowl—they need: volunteers throughout the week organizing food, communicating, and marketing the event. Team Leader to solicit sponsors. Host Homes to house a minimum of two athletes and prepare breakfast for a two-night stay.

• For an increase of monthly financial support Adult

How to Engage:

• To balance the busyness of family life and ministry • That lives will be changed for the glory of God

Young Adult/College

• Campus Prayer Team—pray for local campus. Engage in the campus FCA Huddle; support the Huddle Coach with needs. • Character Coaches—pour into a team for the season at a local campus.

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• Feast of Athletes—feed a small group of college athletes in your home weekly.


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Name of Ministry: First Responders Fellowship Contact: Bryan Davis bryanldavis@sbcglobal.net Location of Ministry: 1303 Leon St. Belton, TX 76513 Mission Statement: Serving those who serve and protect Ministry Overview: A ministry specifically designed to reach those who serve as emergency personnel in Bell County (police, fire, and medical). FRF’s goal is to support, aid, pray for, recognize, and provide a ministry of presence to them. This has been and is presently being accomplished by praying for first responders, supporting departments and individuals through presence, debriefings, counseling, witnessing, and supporting things such as promotions and retirements. They host a picnic on July 4, and have provided 911 cookies for heroes. They try to minister to all of the responders’ needs.


Adult

How to Pray:

• Volunteer during events such as Fourth of July appreciation picnic, September 11 cookie handout, Christmas toy distribution, and food donations

• For their safety as they are on-call

• For their line of work due to how intense some days can be 23

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• Take time to visit with the first responders and get to know how to serve them

• For their families, from lack of time, to being able to pay their bills

Young Adult/College

How to Engage:


Frontier church 24

Name of Ministry: Frontier Church Contact: Andrew, Tracie, Lydia (2 yrs) and Malachi (4 mos) Self andrew.b.self@gmail.com Location of Ministry: Des Moines, Iowa Mission Statement: For the glory of Jesus and the joy of Des Moines Ministry Overview: In May 2015, Andrew and Tracie sensed the Holy Spirit calling them to Iowa to live, do ministry, and plant Frontier Church in order to reach the people of Des Moines that are far from God.


How to Pray:

• Send short-term teams of families or college students

Family • For Tracie and Andrew to parent their children on biblical principles rather than preferences • For their family to continue to build relationships with their neighbors and use every conversation to point them to Jesus • That their love to their extended family be felt from afar

• Consider developing a summer intern program. With their churches being Southern Baptist churches, this opens up the possibility of funding for potential summer interns to work with Frontier Church for church planting exposure and ministry training

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Young Adult/College

Frontier Church • For God to provide a building for their church to gather in on Sundays, be equipped for ministry, and be mobilized for mission throughout the week • For Frontier Church to be the aroma of Christ in all areas of the Des Moines Metro Area • For God to send more older and wiser saints to Frontier Church so their young families and singles have parents in the faith in their local church

Adult

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Name of Ministry: Global Gates, Austin Contact: Tom and Bonnie Hearon hearon@pobox.com Missions Organization: Global Gates Network (www.globalgates.info) Location of Ministry: Travis and Williamson Counties, TX (greater Austin area) Mission Statement: The mission of Global Gates is to see gospel transformation of the world’s most unevangelized people groups who have come to global gateway cities, and through them reach their communities around the world. Ministry Overview: Tom and Bonnie Hearon were called to missions and appointed overseas by the International Mission Board in 1988. After 27 years in ministry with the IMB, they retired along with 1100 others in response to the critical financial situation of the Board. Sensing that God wanted to leverage their international experience in the US, in January 2016 they began to work with Global Gates as missionaries to immigrants from the least reached nations who have come to the Austin area.


How to Pray:

• Be part of prayer walking teams and evangelism teams to help canvas apartment complexes and subdivisions

• For church partners to engage immigrants in Austin

• Global Gates would love to explore other possibilities with First Baptist Belton

Adult

How to Engage:

• For new believers in their circle of influence to grow in Christ and have vision to reach others

• For new partners who will meet the needs for their living and ministry budget • For their two adult daughters in California, that their lives and decisions will honor Christ 27

Young Adult/College

• For persons of peace in new communities they will be engaging


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Name of Ministry: Good News Club (a part of Child Evangelism Fellowship) Contact: Eddie Humphrey eddie.humphrey@fbcbelton.org Location of Ministry: Belton, TX Mission Statement: To be a Bible-centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, discipled, and established in a local church. Ministry Overview: Good News Clubs are after-school Bible clubs designed to give kids an encouraging, loving, safe place to visit while having fun and learning about Jesus Christ. Singing songs, playing games, listening to Bible stories, and hearing tales of missionaries in faraway lands are appealing to every child.


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• By continuing to provide a sufficient number of annual volunteers necessary to care for and to teach the children in our three Belton Independent School District Clubs.

• Our Good News Clubs need a prayer coordinator. This would be a person who would pray on behalf of our clubs, children, and volunteers on a weekly basis and would communicate directly with me about specific prayer needs/requests that arise during each school year. 29

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How to Pray:

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Name of Ministry: Grace Baptist Church Contact: Jason, Kelly, Jasey and Josh Goings jason.goings@gracesalado.com Location of Ministry: Salado, TX Mission Statement: To cultivate a community where people encounter God, are equipped with truth, and learn to engage the world.

Ministry Overview: They believe that this world and everything in it exists for the glory of God. The redemption purchased by Jesus makes it possible for us to exalt God. At Grace, they do this work together in a community centered on the gospel. Everything they do is aimed at cultivating a people redeemed by Jesus Christ who make a difference in their world through biblical faith, eternal hope, and radical love.


How to Pray:

• Everyone from First Baptist Belton is invited to visit Grace on a Sunday morning. It would be a great encouragement!

• That God would sustain Pastor Jason and give him faith and a passionate love for lost people. With all that’s going on, it’s easy to forget the calling – to “shepherd” the flock and seek and save the lost.

Adult

How to Engage:

• That Grace will fulfill the mission God has called them to • Grace needs pastoral support. They need to hold, help, and serve their young families. If they are going to grow and become a healthy church, they need a Minister to Families. Prefer full-time, but will most likely start at part-time.

Young Adult/College

• Grace desperately needs renovated/redesigned youth and children’s areas. They also need a renovated foyer and entrance area.

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Name of Ministry: Helping Hands Ministry of Belton Contact: Tasha Roberts, Executive Director Brittany Duncan, Associate Executive Director Sarah Achee, Business Manager execdir@helpinghandsbelton.org Location of Ministry: 2210 Holland Road, Belton, TX 76513 Mission Statement: Their vision is to eliminate all physical and spiritual poverty in East Bell County by cultivating an environment in which individuals and families are empowered to work out of systemic poverty and toward wholeness through ministries of relief, development, and advocacy. Ministry Overview: Helping Hands focuses on three pillars to eliminate spiritual and physical poverty in East Bell County– relief, development, and advocacy. Their relief ministries seek to meet the basic, emergent needs of our neighbors. Their development ministries focus on helping people work out of poverty with long-term solutions. Their advocacy ministry focuses on public policy issues that affect the neighbors they serve by contributing to the entrapment of low income families in cycles of poverty.


How to Engage:

How to Pray:

• Volunteer – Helping Hands is staffed largely by volunteers. Volunteers operate their intake office, financial assistance programs, food pantry and warehouse, general store, home grocery deliveries, clothing ministry, data and record keeping, chapel, Laura Mae’s resale shop, Kim’s Closet, Bundles of Joy, Project Apple Tree, spring and summer breakfast programs, holiday grocery distribution, general maintenance and upkeep of their building, and their food rescue programs.

• For their clients, that they may know the depth of the Father’s love for them

• For their staff, that they may serve the ministry with energy, wisdom, patience, and discernment • For their community partners, that they may be refreshed and encouraged in their service

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• For their local churches, that they may continue to work together under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to serve the community

Young Adult/College

(1) non-perishable food items (2) personal hygiene items (3) baby items (4) new or very gently-used men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and shoes (5) new or very gently-used toys

• For their board of directors, that they may lead the ministry with wisdom and guidance from the Lord

Adult

• Donate – In addition to financial donations, Helping Hands accepts donations of:

• For their volunteers, that they may serve their clients with compassion and mercy


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Name of Ministry: First Baptist Belton Hispanic Ministry Contact: Pat Muñoz pat.munoz@fbcbelton.org Location of Ministry: Belton, TX Mission Statement: Contribute toward First Baptist Belton knowing Jesus intimately, serving Jesus passionately, sharing Jesus globally. Ministry Overview: The goal is to reach Hispanics in our community for Christ who will then go out and reach more Hispanics. This new ministry in 2018 will focus on unity and integration: • Live translation during worship services via headset for Spanish-speakers • Spanish-speaking adult Sunday school class and mid-week life groups • Children and youth ministries including Hispanics • Regular outreach events in Hispanic neighborhoods The vision is for First Baptist Belton to display the glory of God by increasingly reflecting the diversity of our community.


How to Pray:

• If you speak Spanish, you can serve on the Translation Team, Welcome Team, assist Pat Muñoz teaching Sunday School, or participate in the outreach events.

• That God touches hearts within First Baptist Belton to be on mission among the Hispanic community

• That First Baptist Belton will increasingly reflect the glory of God by becoming a more diverse community of faith

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Family Friendly

• The key to impacting our Hispanic community for Christ is reaching their children and youth. Since most Hispanic children and youth speak English, everyone at First Baptist can engage in the community outreach events.

Young Adult/College

• If you don’t speak Spanish, you can still have a role in this ministry! Many Hispanics in our community speak English, so greeting them on Sundays and making an effort to get to know our brothers and sisters is crucial.

• That current Hispanic Dunamis members will embrace First Baptist Belton and desire to integrate as one family of believers

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Name of Ministry: Hope House Contact: Jen, Jeff, Jude, and Millie Sutton jen@hopeforthehungry.org Location of Ministry: Hope House 730 Saunders St Belton, TX 76513 Mission Statement: Hope House exists to share the love of Christ through games, crafts, projects, and Bible lessons. Ministry Overview: Hope House is an after-school program for children in the Belton Housing community. They exist to share the love of Christ through games, crafts, projects, and Bible lessons. Hope House seeks to build relationships with the children during their time with them each week by showing consistency as they serve their community.


How to Pray:

• They need families to join in each week. The goal is to pair each ministry family with believers who could demonstrate what a Christ-following family looks like.

• That more kids will come

• They need people who have a specific skill or gifting to teach classes for our kids and families. • They need businesses to allow job shadowing or field trips to open the eyes of kids to possibilities after graduation.

• That the families would succeed in raising their children and providing for their needs • For the college volunteers as they are making a huge time commitment to minister to our kids

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• For better partnerships between the schools and other organizations who also work with our kids and families

Young Adult/College

• They need men to be positive role models for kids who have a warped view of what a man should be.

• For the kids to come to know the Lord, understand their worth, and believe in their potential to do great things for the Kingdom

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Name of Ministry: Hope Pregnancy Centers Inc. Contact: Karen Wistrand, Executive Director deborah@hopepc.com Location of Ministry: Temple location: 2010 W. Ave H. Temple, TX 76504 (254) 773-2453 Administration/Business Office is located at: 3106 South W. S. Young Drive Killeen, TX 76542 (254) 501-4181 Mission Statement: Hope Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered ministry which desires to provide spiritual, emotional, and limited medical support and resources to those who are impacted by an unplanned pregnancy. Ministry Overview: Hope Pregnancy Center offers free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound, optional counseling, parenting classes, diapers, and baby clothes once a month for up to baby’s 12th month. They also offer emotional support to those who have regretfully chosen abortion and desire healing from the grief. They share the good news of the salvation that Jesus Christ offers to those who come to Him and choose to follow Him. They offer information and support that will enable our clients to choose life-affirming options for their babies and for themselves.


• Participate in fundraising efforts, such as Baby Bottle Boomerang, Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Annual Banquet, and Golf Marathon

• For financial support to be consistent • For clients to make life-affirming choices for their own lives and their babies

• Volunteer as a counselor or provide other assistance • For Christian clients to renew their walk with Christ • Volunteer as a donor development coordinator • For non-Christian clients to see their need for Jesus Christ • For strength and encouragement for employees who work with clients daily 39

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Name of Ministry: International Student Ministry House Contact: Christian Rico christian.rico@fbcbelton.org

Location of Ministry: Off Pearl Street on the UMHB campus Mission Statement: The International (Student Ministry) House exists to serve, befriend, and witness to those students who have moved from other countries to attend UMHB. Ministry Overview: The house is a platform set for the church to have as an avenue to share the gospel with these students, so when they return to their home region they too may share the gospel.


How to Pray:

• Meet the students in two ways: at the church or go by the house

• That divine appointments will be set

Adult

How to Engage:

• That church members would be more involved • That we would see lives transformed by the Holy Spirit •Invite them over for a meal or two • Offer to take them out to eat • Get to know their interests/hobbies

• For the student manager to be encouraged and strengthened to minister to those with a different culturual background 41

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• Seek opportunity to witness to the students

• For patience for all those living in the house dealing with homesickness and culture shock

Young Adult/College

•Share conversation about culture, family, and faith


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Name of Ministry: International Justice Missions (IJM) Location of Ministry: IJM works through 17 field offices throughout Africa, Latin America, and both South and Southeast Asia. Mission Statement: Rescue thousands. Protect millions. Prove that justice for the poor is possible. Ministry Overview: In much of the developing world, people are not safe. The justice systems that should protect them from violence don’t. Why? When a justice system doesn’t work, crime increases. A justice system breaks when it lacks resources, training, accountability, and hope.


How to Engage:

How to Pray:

To be further engaged, visit the website: http://www.ijm.org

• Prayer for Love Ask God to give IJM staff a great love for one another, for the victims that they serve, and for those they comfort. • Prayer for Perseverance Ask God to bless IJM staff with perseverance to seek justice and community transformation in the face of oppression, indifference, and corruption. • Prayer for Protection Ask God to protect IJM staff, their families, and the victims of injustice from physical harm and spiritual attack. 43


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Name of Ministry: J.A.I.L. Ministry, Inc. Contact: Steve Cannon jailmin@jailmin.org

Location of Ministry: 211 E. Central Avenue Belton, TX 76513 Mission Statement: The mission of J.A.I.L. Ministry, Inc. is to bring restoration through Jesus Christ to the lives of inmates, juvenile offenders, victims, law enforcement professionals, and affected families, thereby having a positive influence on our society. Changed hearts means changed lives. Ministry Overview: Steve Cannon has been sharing the Gospel and leading people to Jesus in the Bell County Law Enforcement Center since 2003.


How to Engage: • Volunteer for the Bell County Law Enforcement Center adult facility and the Juvenile Services Center juvenile facility

• Visit with inmates that request a one-on-one visit • Participate in the one-on-one mentoring program for the juveniles • Volunteers help inside the J.A.I.L Ministry offices on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, processing inmate service requests, prayer requests, and requests for Bibles and Christian reading materials, Write Way and Crossroad correspondence courses, and Child Evangelism Fellowship Mailbox Club.

• Serve on the J.A.I.L. Ministry Banquet Committee. The banquet is held each October, and allows businesses, church and mission groups, along with families and individuals an opportunity to partner with us in the ministry.

Adult

• Facilitate Bible studies for Thursday night Cell Block Evangelism in the Central Jail

• Serve on the J.A.I.L. Ministry Golf Committee. Each April we hold the Harold Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament.

• Serve on the Project Angel Tree Committee. These same volunteers also facilitate a Christmas party and provide gifts for the Bell County Correctional Officers’ children.

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Name of Ministry: North American Mission Board

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Contact: https://www.namb.net/

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Mission Statement: The North American Mission Board exists to work with churches, associations, and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting. Ministry Overview: The North American Mission Board was formed by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845. From the NAMB website: Evangelistic church planting is the core focus of your North American Mission Board. But that is not all NAMB invests in and assists churches to accomplish. NAMB serves in partnership to assist associations and provide churches with resources and tools to serve your members and the community your members serve. Our support ministries are designed to be relevant, practical, useful, and effective. NAMB not only does church planting, but provides leadership training for pastors and participates in disaster relief.


Funding:

How to Pray:

• Greatest Need: This fund goes anywhere that the money is most needed at the time it is given. • Send Relief: This fund specifically goes toward disaster relief efforts. • Send Network: This fund supports missionaries/church planters who are serving through NAMB. • Annie Armstrong Offering - This offering provides huge support for missionaries serving with NAMB. The 2018 national offering goal is $70 million.

From the NAMB website: In the last 100 years Southern Baptists—and evangelicals in general—have lost significant ground in the church-topopulation ratio. This is true especially in regions outside the South in North America and in and around large cities where more than 81 percent of the population lives. To help Southern Baptists close this gap, NAMB has identified 32 “Send Cities” that are receiving intense church planting efforts. These cities have vast influence in their regions and beyond. By reaching them, we will also reach outlying regions and many ethnic groups.

How to Engage: • Pray for missionaries on the field. (The website has great prayer resources for specific prayer requests) • Give to NAMB. First Baptist Belton supports the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering every year. • Check out specific opportunities for students and adults to be involved on their website.

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Name of Ministry: Shepherd’s Rest Ministry

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Contact: Dr. Randy and Judy Hughes Mark Barker and Amy Barker judysrm1@gmail.com

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Location of Ministry: 4600 West Big Elm Rd. Moody, TX 76557 Mission Statement: The mission of Shepherd’s Rest Ministry is to provide a Christian atmosphere in which all believers can seek God’s will without distraction, find refreshment of spirit, and rest from the world. In all we do, we seek to bring glory to God and peace to His flock. Ministry Overview: The ministry of SRM can best be summarized with the acrostic REST. Rest for the weary, Encouraging integrity, Strengthening families, and Training in ministry. Specifically, they offer rest by supplying places of seclusion or sabbaticals. Shepherd’s Rest has a cottage on farm acreage at 4788 West Big Elm Road, near Moody, which can sleep up to six. There is also a house at 5180 Shine Branch Road in Temple, which can sleep up to eight individuals. This house would be a wonderful place for a small marriage retreat or church staff retreat. Both locations are isolated in the country with views of fields and forests.


How to Pray:

• Short term mission trips are an important part of SRM. Shepherd’s Rest welcome folks to go to encourage and train ministers of the Gospel.

• Pray for the Hughes and Barker families as they balance the demands of family life, farm work, and ministry.

• They need financial support for these trips as well as materials to support the missionary efforts there.

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How to Engage:

• Pray for wisdom on our part in dealing with ministers who are facing burn-out, moral failure, discouragement, and family issues. • Pray for ministers worldwide that God would call out workers for His harvest. 49


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Name of Ministry: Texas Baptist Men Contact: http://www.texasbaptistmen.org (214) 381-2800 tbmwebsite@texasbaptistmen.org Mission Statement: The mission of Texas Baptist Men is to assist Texas Baptist churches as they lead men into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ that will thrust them and their families into a lifestyle of missions and ministry that fulfills the Great Commission.

Ministry Overview: Texas Baptist Men was founded in 1967 by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Throughout the years Texas Baptist Men has continued to promote involvement of men in missions through prayer, events, and stewardship.


How to Engage:

How to Pray:

• Visit the website. You will find various missional opportunities.

• For more volunteers • Strengthening of current partnerships • For the people in need • For the existing volunteers

http://www.texasbaptistmen.org

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Name of Ministry: Valor Student Veterans Contact: Jack & Karen Helmer jack.helmer@cru.org Missions Organization: Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) Location of Ministry: Leadership of veteran college ministry on campuses throughout the US Mission Statement: Win, build, and send Christ-centered, multiplying disciples who launch spiritual movements among student veterans.

Ministry Overview: As Cru seeks to take the gospel to every student on every campus, they realize ministry branches need to be tailored to target different cultural groups. On so many campuses military veterans have a unique culture. Cru leadership has asked Jack to launch and lead this nationwide effort to help military veterans grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and impact their campuses and the world. They will do this through Cru staff, Christian members of veteran organizations, and interested church volunteers.


By joining the Valor Team, you will build relationships, help lead discipleship groups, and outreach to veteran students at any or all of these campuses:

• Central Texas College has the second largest population of student veterans of any college in the country (over 5000). Pray that Cru would form connections that would help us establish a growing ministry at its two largest campuses—Killeen and Fort Hood.

• UMHB • Central Texas College • Temple College • Texas A&M University Central Texas • Baylor University • University of Texas • Texas State Technical College (Waco campus) • Austin Community College District

Young Adult/College

How to Pray:

Adult

How to Engage:

• Pray that God would help Cru find and mobilize co-laborers on or near campuses around the country to disciple student veterans.

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Name of Ministry: Woman's Missionary Union

Contact: Marian Wood (254) 939-1036 Chris Kitto (254) 939-2667 Mission Statement: Our mission is to inform and inspire Christians to influence their world for Christ.

Two Mission Groups: Carley Mission Group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month in the library at 3:30 pm. Men and women are encouraged to attend.

Cox Mission Group meets in the morning at 9:30 am on the 3rd Monday of each month at the church. After the meeting, a potluck lunch is enjoyed. Ministry Overview: We believe in missional living by: • Praying for missions and missionaries • Engaging in mission action


Adult

How to Pray:

• Join a WMU group at First Baptist Belton

• Pray for our two church WMU groups as they raise support for missions and expand their ministry within the church.

• Give to WMU. There are several different ministries that the WMU supports. These ministries are listed on the website under the heading Get Involved on the top of the home page.

• Pray for the organization on a national level that the outreach programs and support programs would be effective in spreading the gospel throughout the world.

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Family Friendly

• There are also opportunities to serve with the WMU on a national level listed in the same section.

Young Adult/College

How to Engage:


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