In Luke 19, Jesus tells the parable of a wealthy landowner who gave a large amount of money to his servants to invest for him until he returned. One of the servants disappointed him by being fearful and hiding the investment without earning any interest. The other two servants were rewarded for their bold initiative and productivity. As the body of Christ, we want to use and multiply the resources God gives us to do His will and further the kingdom of God.
Second Baptist Church is a body of believers willing and eager to share what we have with others — from monetary gains, time, energy in service — to sharing the gospel. In sharing, serving and giving, we trust God to multiply our work beyond what is humanly possible.
Dear Church Family,
Houston is the fourth largest city in America, with a population approaching 2.5 million people. So, it should come as no surprise that it is a diverse city. In fact, 145 languages are spoken here. There is one language, however, we all understand – the language of love. That’s because love is the language of the heart, and as Christians, love should be the language in which we are most proficient.
Every October we celebrate Missions Month – that special time when we come alongside more than 70 ministry partners that faithfully and courageously help meet the physical and spiritual needs of thousands in our city. Not only do these partners speak the language of love, but they also model it by ministering day after day to those struggling with life’s challenges. They take seriously a verse we all should practice: “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress….” (James 1:27)
Please keep these ministries in your prayers and give generously to encourage them as they serve on the “front line” every day. They are doing a good work for our Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s join them and “not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:18)
His and yours,
Missions Offering Goal$1.75 Million
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. – Philippians 2:3-4
Rebuilding Together Houston
The Source for Women of Houston
Boys & Girls Country
Free the Captives
Open Door Mission
2024 Mission Trips
Below is a list of the mission trips we will be taking in the upcoming year. For more information click the contact link below.
A.D. PlayersA.D. Players presents compelling theatre, from a Christian worldview, that engages a diverse audience. As the theater has grown, the need to improve technology infrastructure has become apparent. Your gift will go toward purchasing a new state-of-the-art lobby projector.
Agape DevelopmentAgape’s children and teen ministries bring hope and transformation to the youth of the Third Ward. Their teen program provides safe and enriching activities for middle and high school-age children and an opportunity to develop positive relationships with adults. Your gift will support program-related expenses.
Arrow – Freedom Place
Arrow Child & Family Ministries
Beltway 8 South Crisis Pregnancy CenterThis center provides free and confidential support services for those involved in unplanned pregnancies. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Boys & Girls CountryBoys and Girls Country provides a home and loving care to children of families in crisis. Many of the cottages are more than 40 years old and require constant upkeep to ensure that they are safe and functional. Your gift will go toward cottage repairs.
Buckner Family Hope Center – AldineFamily Hope Centers seek to live out the gospel and keep families together by providing them with critical services, aid, and coaching so that they eventually break free from poverty. Your gift will go toward new plumbing for the children’s area at the Aldine Family Hope Center as well as sheetrock repair and painting at the Reed Road Family Hope Center
Buckner Family Hope Center – CornerstoneFamily Hope Centers seek to live out the gospel and keep families together by providing them with critical services, aid, and coaching so that they eventually break free from poverty. Your gift will go toward new plumbing for the children’s area at the Aldine Family Hope Center as well as sheetrock repair and painting at the Reed Road Family Hope Center
C.E.N.T.E.R. MinistriesThis Christ-centered organization works with at-risk children in West Houston. Your gift will provide a nutritious hot meal twice per week to 100 children in addition to purchasing family Bibles to encourage a deep spiritual heritage.
Camp BlessingThis week-long Christian summer camp is designed for children and young adults with physical, developmental, and/or intellectual disabilities who are unable to participate in traditional camp activities. Your gift will help purchase a new mechanical lift for the Camp Blessing friends in wheelchairs.
Camp HopeCamp Hope provides interim housing for Wounded Warriors suffering from PTSD. Veterans and their immediate family members benefit from an intensive peer support and mentoring program as well as a comprehensive PTSD recovery program. Your gift will go toward ministry needs.
Care Net Pregnancy CenterAlso known as Northwest Pregnancy Center, this agency serves women who are at risk for abortions in the Champions and Cypress areas of the city. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Christ ClinicChrist Clinic offers high-quality healthcare and health-related services to those who are uninsured or underinsured. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Cornerstone Family Ministries
Cypress Assistance Ministries
Elijah RisingElijah Rising’s mission is to end sex trafficking in the city of Houston through programs that focus on awareness, intervention, restoration, and prayer. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Family Promise of Lake Houston
Free the CaptivesFree the Captives is a faith-based organization fighting sex trafficking of girls ages 12-14 years in Houston. They provide rescued victims with support groups, mentoring, jobs, material assistance, and other direct services. Your gift will support ministry needs.
Freedom AllianceChurches United to End Human Trafficking in the Houston area collaborates with multiple anti-trafficking organizations to bring awareness to the community through events, seminars, and educational training. Your gift will support ministry needs.
Generation OneWorking in the Third Ward, Generation One empowers children and families to thrive through high-quality early education, after-school programming, and family support. Your gift will go toward purchasing technology upgrades.
Goodwill IndustriesEach year, Goodwill partners with our church to provide clothing certificates to the children and families who come to our Angels of Light Christmas program. Your gift will support our partnership.
Gospel Lakes RanchGospel Lakes’ goal is to evangelize children with the gospel and disciple them in the Word of God through day camp for local churches and inner-city kids. Your gift will go toward purchasing a tractor and mower needed to keep the campgrounds maintained properly.
GracewoodGracewood is a transitional housing and family-care program that exists to strengthen single-parent families at risk for homelessness. Your gift will go toward replacing and upgrading appliances for one of the Cottages and garage apartments.
Hope for YouthHope for Youth reaches at-risk urban youth with the love of Christ through Christian mentoring relationships. They offer the College and Career Prep (CCP) program to students in early high school who are usually going to be first generation college students. Your gift will provide for the CCP program.
Hospitality ApartmentsHospitality Apartments provides free, temporary housing for families who are facing a healthcare crisis and who have a family member receiving treatment at the Texas Medical Center. Your gift will go toward replacement of the electric ranges in each of the 46 apartments.
Houston Food BankThe Houston Food Bank provides food for better lives in 18 counties in southeast Texas through 1600 community partners. Your gift will go toward ministry needs.
Houston Furniture Bank
Houston Pregnancy Help CentersHouston Pregnancy Help Centers provide practical and compassionate support to women facing unplanned pregnancies via their Fifth Ward and Downtown locations as well as their medical mobile van. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Sandra Ontiveros - Volunteer Coordinator
Katy Christian MinistriesKaty Christian Ministries helps local families and individuals fight poverty, food insecurity, domestic violence, and sexual assault through their social services programs, crisis center, food pantry, and resale store. Your gift will go toward implementing a new Volunteer Management Software Solution system.
Kids’ MealsKids’ Meals delivers free, healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children. Your gift will support the purchase and installation of A/C units for the rear cabins of their Meal Delivery Vans.
LifeHouse of HoustonThis Christian maternity home offers women cost-free lodging, meals, pre-natal care, life skills training, and counseling. The women are cared for until the baby arrives or until they secure alternative living arrangements. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Loving KidsLoving Kids is a collaborative community outreach that helps meet the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of the Acres Homes communities through programs supporting five elementary schools. Your gift will help upgrade and continue these vibrant programs.
Miracle FarmMiracle Farm is a working ranch in rural Washington County that provides a safe environment for boys. The school building, built 24 years ago, needs new and durable flooring, fresh coats of paint, and window repairs. Your gift will help purchase new desks and bookshelves as well as go toward needed renovations to the school building.
Mission Centers of HoustonMission Centers of Houston serves over 18,000 people per year through their food pantry. About 200 meals are processed each week in the kitchen. Your gift will go toward the renovation of the kitchen at the Gano Mission Center.
Mission Centers of Houston – GanoMission Centers of Houston serves over 18,000 people per year through their food pantry. About 200 meals are processed each week in the kitchen. Your gift will go toward the renovation of the kitchen at the Gano Mission Center.
Mission NortheastMission Northeast provides food, clothing, and household items to more than 25,000 people who are working to break the cycle of poverty in their lives. Your gift will go toward retrofitting their Ford F550 truck with a refrigerated box to ensure food safety in transport.
Mission of YahwehThrough both its residential and community programming, the Mission of Yahweh has a goal to serve more than 400 homeless women and children through housing, basic needs, case management, supportive services, and tailored programming. Your gift will go toward the purchase and installation of six electric hand dryers, the purchase of a steam table for the commercial kitchen, and replacement of a privacy fence.
Neighborhood Kidz ClubNeighborhood Kidz Club serves the residents of Western Pines, Garden Villa, Trinity Duval, and The Summit mobile home communities in Katy. Your gift will go toward the purchase, move, and installation of a new single-wide trailer at Western Pines to be used for ministry and office space.
Northwest Assistance Ministries
Open Door MissionThis faith- and evidence-based recovery and rehabilitation program and facility is dedicated to transforming the lives of the addicted, destitute, homeless, and disabled men in our community. Your gift will go toward purchasing three HVAC condensing units and air handlers as well as kitchen roof repairs.
Pregnancy Help Center of West HoustonThis agency provides free and confidential care for those facing crisis and unplanned pregnancies. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Rebuilding Together HoustonRebuilding Together Houston enlists community volunteers and licensed contractors to repair the homes of low-income elderly, U.S. Military Veterans, homeowners with disabilities, and working families in need. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Rescue America (Houston)Rescue America (Houston) empowers victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation to exit the sex trade via a 24/7 hotline and exit program. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Salvation Army – Center of Hope
Salvation Army – Jones Residence
Thao Costis - Volunteer Coordinator
Sports QuestThis ministry shares biblical truth to reach, teach, and encourage the next generation leaders through soccer. Your gift will help purchase four full-size soccer goals and Bibles for distribution to kids through the ministry.
SpringSpiritSpringSpirit weekly serves 600 children and their families who live in unsafe, high-density apartment complexes. Your gift will go toward netting and fence maintenance around the soccer fields at the Campbell Campus location.
Star of HopeThis Christ-centered community is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men at the Men’s Development Center, as well as women and their children at the Cornerstone Campus. Educational classrooms are paramount to programs and classes for their clients at the center. Your gift will provide for air conditioning for the educational wing at the Men’s Development Center.
Star of Hope – Doris and Carloss Morris Men’s Development CenterThis Christ-centered community is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men at the Men’s Development Center, as well as women and their children at the Cornerstone Campus. Educational classrooms are paramount to programs and classes for their clients at the center. Your gift will provide for air conditioning for the educational wing at the Men’s Development Center.
Star of Hope – Women & Family Development Center Cornerstone CommunityThis Christ-centered community is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men at the Men’s Development Center, as well as women and their children at the Cornerstone Campus. Educational classrooms are paramount to programs and classes for their clients at the center. Your gift will provide for air conditioning for the educational wing at the Men’s Development Center.
Stoney Creek RanchStoney Creek is a nondenominational Christian camp located in New Ulm, TX. Hillside, a camp perfectly designed for older teens and better suited to accommodate adult retreat visitors, will include six new cabins. Your gift will help provide cabin furniture for these cabins.
The Brookwood CommunityBrookwood operates a 485-acre community for adults with special needs. Horticulture, Brookwood’s largest enterprise, provides work for more than 100 Citizens who grow more than 200,000 plants annually. Your gift will go toward renovations of the main Horticulture building.
The FORGE for FamiliesThe Forge for Families ministers to members of the local community by sharing the gospel, closing gaps in education, and strengthening family units. Your gift will go toward the purchase of a new van.
The Gathering of MenThe Gathering of Men’s goal is to disciple men to a mature relationship in Jesus Christ through small group discipleship programs and large group gatherings. Your gift will go toward ministry needs.
The SourceThe Source offers free reproductive health care services to women and their families from two locations: Spring Branch and the Medical Center. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Stella Innes - Volunteer Coordinator
Tomball Pregnancy CenterThis non-profit medical clinic offers support for pregnancy-related issues and reproductive health education. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.
Vosswood Nursing Home
West Houston Assistance MinistriesWest Houston Assistance Ministries helps families in crisis by providing them with food, clothing, employment services, and financial help. Your gift will provide for office building maintenance and exterior paintwork.
Yellowstone AcademyYellowstone Academy provides a high-quality Christian education to inner city students in the Third Ward. A reading nook inside the new library to include seating, shelving, partitions, and specific books is planned. Your gift will go toward the reading nook and related resources.