Urban Missions

Connecting churches to communities

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


Have you watched the news or read a newspaper lately? You know the world around us is tough and getting tougher. People have all kinds of problems, addictions, pains, habits and sins. They have a hard time breaking away from these terrible habits, and the only hope for them is a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Did you know that 86% of the population of Texas lives in an area that we consider urban?

Become a Missionary

Urban areas are growing. They are growing faster than any other area in our world. People in urban areas desperately need Jesus in their lives. Maybe you feel called to go as part of a volunteer impact team that works in an urban area once or twice a week….

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Give

Would you like to support a specific area in the urban center? Your financial gifts, whatever the amount, will go directly to supporting a missionary on the field and you will receive regular reports from these missionaries with prayer requests and what is happening in these areas of ministry. You will know that your support is going directly to these urban ministries. You have the option of sending your funds through the Urban Missions office of the Baptist General Convention of Texas or directly to the church ministry that is working with the missionary. The facilitation of this program is made possible by your gifts to the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Ryan Jespersen

Director, Urban Missions


(214) 828-5278

What you can’t see pastor

by Ryan Jespersen — December 18, 2014

It’s Monday morning. Yesterday was a long hard day. In some ways it was a good day, a little boy from the neighborhood came to church for the first time and gave his life to Christ. However, a teenager spent the entire service talking behind Mrs. Smith and of course this bothered and she let you know about it.

In the last few years, your church has made the commitment to get on mission in your community, yet it seems some days this decision is one you would like to reconsider because well, it just gets tough sometimes. You are reaching new people, but the work is hard and sometimes you cannot see the results. Take a minute…

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Texas Baptists Missionaries

Click here for a full list of our current missionaries and opportunities.

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.

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Hope 1:8 Experience

We have created a resource called the “HOPE 1:8 Experience” to take the focus of Acts 1:8 to our churches around the state. The purpose of the HOPE 1:8 Experience is to help you evaluate the people, resources, gifts, skills and passions that God has placed inside your church. Click here to learn more.