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.
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.
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This ministry is based on Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Both Hope 1:8 Missionaries and the Hope 1:8 Experience aim to take the gospel across the state and beyond.
Texas is a changing state; there are still many places where the gospel has not arrived. Organic churches 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.
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
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
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.
Texas Baptists have a long-standing legacy of hands-on mission involvement around the globe. Texas Partnerships connects our churches and institutions to specific projects with sister Baptist churches and conventions in the U.S.A. and around the globe. Texas Partnerships helps prepare our mission teams with training and orientation, and through assistance with the many logistics details required for international travel.
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.
Hand-painted prayer reminders
by Kalie Lowrie — September 19, 2014
ADAMSVILLE – Betty Rials was looking for a way to remind her church members at Adamsville Baptist Church to pray for state missions during the WMU of Texas Mary Hill Davis emphasis week. She looked out in her front yard and found the answer – bricks! Betty became a brick collector about 25 years ago, and knew the value of the bricks made in Ferris, Texas, between 1902 and 1903.
She gathered together 12 bricks and began painting the names of River Ministry Coordinators Mario Garcia, Dr. Gloria de la Pena, and Vanessa Quintanilla on them. After an especially difficult summer along the border, Betty knew the River Ministry…
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.
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.
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.
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.