The Great Commission – Mathew 28:16-20
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Calvary Baptist Mission Statement
As Christians we are all commanded to be missionaries and share the gospel in foreign countries and in our own communities. Calvary Baptist is committed to identifying opportunities to spread the gospel through organized mission efforts. Our mission work is committed to being Christ focused.
Opportunities to Grow Missions:
- Maintain - Christmas Shoebox Program (local & international) – already in place.
- Grow - Determine additional mission opportunities based on budget, resources, &
interest. Ask for volunteers who feel connected to these opportunities or are passionate
about mission work.
- Combining good deeds with mission work.
Overview: Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Christmas Shoebox Program sends the love of Christ to children & their families through a shoebox filled with goodies. Once shipped overseas local believers share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children and their families.
Opportunity: Donate towards raising $7500 ($15/ box) for 500 shoeboxes.
Deadline: Mid - October
How can you help?
- • Donate ($15/box)
- • Donate new items for kids
Overview: InTouch Ministries began as the ‘Chapel Hour’ in Atlanta in 1972 and now is heard and seen around the world on more than 2,600 radio and television outlets in over 50 languages.
The InTouch Ministries Messenger is a solar powered audio device preloaded with Scripture and messages and available in over 100 languages sharing the gospel all over the world. It is distributed free of cost. The cost of sponsoring one messenger is $35.
Opportunity: Fundraising campaign(s) with the goal of supporting 50 or more digital messengers. Calvary will match the donations up to $350.
How can you help? - Donate $35/ messenger
Overview: Teêbo is a global nonprofit organization involving both the people of Burkina Faso and experts in community-building from around the world. Teebo is designed to provide humanitarian aid for basic needs such as water, agriculture, and education, along with the gospel to the people of Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa with approximately 18M Burkinabes split into 63 ethnic groups across 8,000 villages. It is the 3rd poorest country in the world with a 80% illiteracy rate. Over 60% are Muslim.
Opportunity: Ministry support is through donations and their student ambassador program. College Student recruitment is helpful for this outreach opportunity.
How can you help? - Donate $$
Overview: The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost.
Opportunity: You can help ensure that every Christian in more than 60 nations - where it is often illegal to distribute bibles (such as Cuba, North Korea, China, and Iraq) has their own copy of the Bible.
For $30 one can sponsor 5 bibles. Propose raising funds for this ministry and then the church will match the donation (up to $250).
Overview: Using the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoebox Program as a model, team with other Calvary Baptist members to sponsor and customize shoeboxes for local families in need.
Opportunity: Support this program through funding, identifying local families in need, sorting/packaging, marketing/outreach, and helping with delivery.
How can you help?
- • Fill a shoebox with goodies – pick a kid from our list of 50 children
- • Donate new items for kids
- • Donate empty shoeboxe
Overview: Research reveals that being able to see birds and or spending more time in nature can lower the risk of anxiety, stress and depression. The data showed that there was a link between the number of birds spotted in the afternoon and increased happiness.
Opportunity: Members who enjoy working with their hands can team up to make and deliver bird feeders to seniors / shut-ins / and others.
Overview: The effects of the pandemic have extended beyond health concerns to include lost jobs, bankruptcies, layoffs, shutdowns and reduced working hours.
Opportunity: Design an in-house pantry including a system to keep it stocked and updated that will hold non-perishable items that are accessible to all members in need. At the end of the year, any dated supplies will be delivered to shut-ins, seniors, and others.
Overview: Assemble small kits are distribute to those in need throughout the community.
Opportunity: Partner with ACTC, local shelters etc.
Buy in bulk, make small care packages & distribute them outside our church/ shelters over a weekend.
How can you help? Donate items or donate $$