Urban Missions

Connecting churches to communities

Connecting churches to their communities through missional training, consulting, coaching and commissioning.

Ryan Jespersen

Director, Urban Missions

(214) 828-5278

Vision-casting for missions during budget time

In my work, I hear churches talk about wanting to get back on mission in the community. However, until a church puts actual dollars towards this goal, it is very unlikely it is ever going to happen.

As the groups who put the budget together sit down each year look at what the spending will be for the next year, the budget needs to include funding for any outreach that will take place.

When you budget two things are important, specifics and flexibility.

Spend some time praying, asking the Lord to give you a vision for the next year and gather... [continue]

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Church-Based Mission Sending

Church-based Mission Sending offers churches who have a desire to directly support missionaries an opportunity to do so. These missionaries are sent from churches or a group of churches to the mission field, but are provided limited financial support. The Hope 1:8 missionaries network gives our missionaries the ability to raise both funds and prayer supporters. Click here to learn more.

Texas Baptists Missionaries

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Short Term Texas Mission Trips

These short term trips are here to introduce missions to those of you who are still a little unsure of where to start. Don’t worry, we all learned how to crawl before we walked. And how to walk before we ran. Click here for a list of opportunities.