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

When was the last time you did a reality check?


One thing social media has done is portray others’ lives to be better than they really are. In some cases, people blatantly lie about their lives, but in most cases, people put all the positive things about their lives on social media. They choose to leave out the negative stuff, the real life complaints. This has happened amongst pastors, too, in some ways. When is the last time you saw a pastor post on Facebook, “Attendance was way down yesterday, seems to have been a trend lately?” For many reasons, pastors will probably not post a… [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.