We exist to connect, train and mobilize Texas Baptist churches as they fulfill their missions’ call in their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth.

Josue Valerio

Team Director, Missions

(214) 828-5212

Stacey Rice

Lead Ministry Assistant, Missions

(214) 828-5370

The team

The Mission Mobilization team consists of several avenues to be on mission. We are here to explore different mission opportunities, equip our Texas Baptist church to lead and serve and engage others in gospel-centered conversations for Christ. Discover the different ways you can serve on this page.

Meet the Team

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Leader’s Guide

Team Member’s Guide

Urban Missions

Connecting churches to their communities through missional training, consulting, coaching and commissioning. Find out more on our page about Hope 1:8 Missionaries and Hope 1:8 Experience – a way for us to reach others for Christ by serving. Also, be sure to check out Ryan’s, director of Urban Missions, blog.

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Multi-Housing & House Congregations

Texas is a changing state; there are still many places where the gospel has not arrived. Multi-housing and house congregations are a new way to reach the unreached. We can start these churches in homes, workplaces or where ever necessary to help fulfill the Great Commission.

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River Ministry

We connect and assign churches to specific projects along the Texas/Mexico border as well as in the top 10 most populated cities of Mexico. We also provide training for missions groups and leadership conferences.

Churches may request a speaker from BGCT’s River Ministry office any time during the year to share mission opportunities and to promote the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions. The River Ministry office also can provide a consultant to set up an exhibit for mission fairs and other mission activities

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Volunteer Missions

Short-term volunteer mission trips might only last a few weeks, but they can impact your life and the lives of those you serve for a lifetime. God has uniquely gifted you with a heart to serve Him. When you bring the Good News of Jesus Christ, when you feed the hungry or simply help the hurting heal, you are making an impact for Him. Make a difference by using your time and talent in volunteer missionary service.

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Oilfield Ministries

Oil has a deep-rooted history in Texas. Because of the new oil boom, Texas has thousands of new job opportunities in this industry. We are dedicated to bringing Christ to the oilfields.

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Disaster Recovery

We are dedicated to helping communities rebuild after disasters. We work with disaster survivors throughout the long-term restoration process by partnering with local churches, associations and other long-term recovery teams to:

  • Mobilize volunteers to assist in the long-term development of the affected area;
  • Gather and transport donated items and funds that meet specific needs in affected areas;
  • Provide prayer and spiritual support for affected areas; and
  • Raise awareness of the plight of recovering communities

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For students who have a desire to serve, please consider BOUNCE, our student disaster recovery ministry that gives students the opportunity to affect impacted areas and be the hands and feet of Christ.

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Western Heritage

We aid in planting cowboy churches so those who many have never attended church, can become a part of churches they feel comfortable in and can get to know and grow in Christ.

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Mission-shaped Leadership Training

This training is about the development of disciple/leaders that are shaped by the mission of God. “To think and to live missionally means seeing all life as a way to be engaged with the mission of God in the world.” – Reggie McNeal

The development of mission-shaped leaders focuses on the Word of God, spiritual disciplines, missional and congregational practices. The areas of training are: Forming Character, Forming Congregations, Forming Organizational Systems and Forming Missional Experiments.

If you are interested in more information about this training or in participating, please contact Josue Valerio.

Minister of Missions Program

This program is to elevate missions to the level practiced by our Lord Jesus Christ and the early church and to help local congregations, BSMs, institutions and associations hire a Minister of Missions. We believe a Minister of Missions primary responsibility is to help the congregation practice missions in an on-going lifestyle.

For more information on this program or to request an application, please contact Josue Valerio.



Being present and allowing God to work

Living on mission, according to Josue Valerio, director of the Missions Team, is being present with the people around you and pointing them to a deeper relationship with Christ. As Jesus sent out 72 disciples in Luke 10, He gave them instructions to pray, travel light, seek a person of peace, practice receiving hospitality and to proclaim the Kingdom of God is at hand. Following His directive, the disciples were to remain in a home and be present with those living there – to experience life with them and share Christ’s love.

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Giving Opportunities

Feeding Centers

This is a ministry to families who live in poverty and unemployment, as well as victims of violence. Feeding Centers provide nutrition and God’s Word as they reach out to families along the border and in Mexico.


Pepe Project

This is a faith-based education program for preschoolers who live in extreme poverty and don’t have access to education.



This ministry is about being Christ’s Hands, His Heart, His Voice and His Compassion among groups that are primarily low-income, living at the margins of society and wrestling with broken homes and broken lives. This includes ministries of food, shoes, backpacks, tutoring, medical assistance, Bibles, church planting and evangelism.


Bible Distribution

Many churches around the world are in need of Bibles and New Testaments as they fulfill the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations. Your contribution will be used to help these churches provide Bibles and New Testaments for those who are interested in being followers of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Leadership Development

When you give to “Texas Partnership’s: Leadership Development” you are aiding in the Christian education of children and adults all over the world. Students at Beirut Baptist School, Nazareth Baptist School, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary and Alfa & Omega Christian School will benefit from your generosity. Join with Texas Partnerships to educate Christ-followers globally.