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"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."
Matthew 28:19

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.

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In Matthew 22:39, Jesus teaches us that we should love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Who exactly is our neighbor? The etymology of the word neighbor literally translates nearby inhabitants. With that in mind, we are focusing our missions this year on our nearby inhabitants— folks right here in our city. Each dollar received during Missions Month will be given to one of our 77 local missions partners. The impact of the extended pandemic has intensified challenges for those who are already struggling and created new challenges for others who have lost jobs, housing, childcare and even loved ones over the past year.

Many within our church family have felt the impact of the pandemic and natural disasters directly. Volunteers who have helped in the past are often handling an increased load or not allowed to serve due to restrictive medical protocols. All the while, ministry needs continue to expand.

I am convinced that the Lord has brought the world to us here in Houston, and we must reach out with the same abundance of love, compassion, and resources to our neighbors as we would abroad. The love of Christ is the message we convey when we serve our neighbors — next door, across the state, and the world. Please prayerfully consider helping us reach our goal of giving $1.5 million this year to our neighbors in need.

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Missions

Offering Goal

Offering

Goal

$1.5 Million

The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

Matthew 25:40

Rebuilding Together Houston

Rebuilding Together Houston repairs homes belonging to low income, elderly, physically disabled and/or US military veterans. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

The Source for Women of Houston

The Source for Women offers a wide range of free reproductive health care services to women and their families from three locations: Spring Branch, Galleria and Northeast Houston. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Boys & Girls Country

Boys and Girls Country provides a home and loving care to children from families in crisis. Most of the 100 desktop workstations are 2008 models and are too old to upgrade to Windows 10. Your gift will help upgrade technology needs.

Camp Hope

Camp 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 recover program. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Free the Captives

Free 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 be used for ministry needs.

Open Door Mission

This faith and evidence-based recovery and rehabilitation program and facility is dedicated to transforming the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless and disabled men in our community. Their commercial kitchen feeds 300 hot meals per day. Your gift will help purchase a new convection steamer.

2022

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.

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Honduras

June 4 - 11
The Medical Brigade has provided medical care in Honduras for over 20 years. We will be working with local churches, medical providers and schools through medical clinics, outreach events and VBS-style children's ministry.

The Dominican Republic

June 18 - 25
This team will work alongside local church staff and embers to help with the extensive clean up, counseling, medical and construction needs that exist in the Dominican Republic.

Hungary

June 18 - 25
American Baptists for World Evangelism have seen great fruitfulness in providing English as a Second Language camps for men and women. These outreach camps are conducted in partnership with local churches and have proved to be a viable platform for the gospel.

Guatemala

June 25 - July 2
East-West Ministries shares the gospel with the unreached so that disciples and healthy churches are developed.

Costa Rica

July 2 - 9
Hope Partners International offers a variety of practical services specifically targeted to single mothers and at-risk children by reinforcing the Biblical principles of love, hope, and faith.

Nicaragua

July 9 - 16
The team will stay at the American Baptists for World Evangelism camp and will concentrate on sports and children's ministries as well as door-to-door evangelism.

The Philippines

July 28 - August 6
Returning to serve with Beulah Land Ministries, this team will partner with the local church and school staff in children's ministry, adult evangelism and discipleship.

Kenya or Rwanda

TBD
Our team will join Cindi's Hope, a Christ-centered work in Kenya and Rwanda, to provide education, medical care, evangelism, and discipleship to men, women and children.

Colombia

October
This team will join with e3 Partners to share Christ daily as they help church plants expand their membership.

Local Ministries

A.D. Players

A.D. Players presents compelling theatre with a Christian and/or moral perspective. An inclusive program called “Arts for All” offers underserved students a platform to create, express and perform under professional theatrical instruction. Your gift will be used to support this program.

Agape Development

Agape’s children and teen ministries bring hope and transformation to the youth of Houston’s Third Ward. The Backyard Bible Club provides a safe, after school alternative for unsupervised children. The Agape Shaved Ice Program helps middle and high school students develop entrepreneurial skills.
Agape’s children and teen ministries bring hope and transformation to the youth of Houston’s Third Ward. Due to the transition to a virtual learning environment, it is essential to provide the necessary resources and equipment to the at-risk youth they serve. Your gift will provide computers (and Wi-Fi) to help meet this need.

Beltway 8 South Crisis Pregnancy Center

The center provides free and confidential support services for those involved in unplanned pregnancies.
This center provides free and confidential support services for those involved in unplanned pregnancies. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Boys & Girls Country

Boys and Girls Country provides a home and loving care to children from families in crisis.
Boys and Girls Country provides a home and loving care to children from families in crisis. Most of the 100 desktop workstations are 2008 models and are too old to upgrade to Windows 10. Your gift will help upgrade technology needs.

The Brookwood Community

Brookwood Community of Functionally Disabled Citizens operates a 485-acre community in Brookshire for adults with special needs.
Brookwood operates a 485-acre community in Brookshire for adults with special needs. The Brookwood Worship Center is used nearly every day for Citizen worship services, Bible study, tours, conferences, meetings, weddings, memorial services and special events. Your gift will help replace audio and visual equipment.

Buckner Family Hope Center – Aldine

Family 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.
Family 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 support their programs at the Aldine and Reed locations.

Buckner Family Hope Center – Cornerstone

Family 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.
Family 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 support their programs at the Aldine and Reed locations.

C.E.N.T.E.R. Ministries

This Christ-centered organization works with at-risk children in West Houston.
This Christ-centered organization works with at-risk children in West Houston. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Camp Blessing

This 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.
This 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 provide camp scholarships.

Camp Hope

Camp 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 comprehensive PTSD recovery program.
Camp 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 be used for ministry needs.

Care Net Pregnancy Center – Champions

Also known as Northwest Pregnancy Center, this agency serves women who are at risk for abortions in the Champions and Cypress areas of the city.
Also 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.

Care Net Pregnancy Center – Cypress

Also known as Northwest Pregnancy Center, this agency serves women who are at risk for abortions in the Champions and Cypress areas of the city.
Also 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.

Elijah Rising

The mission of Elijah Rising is to end sex trafficking in the city of Houston through programs that focus on awareness, intervention, restoration and prayer.
The mission of Elijah Rising 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.

Free the Captives

Free 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.
Free 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 be used for ministry needs.

Generation One

Generation One is committed to the spiritual growth and physical rebuilding of the impoverished areas of the Third Ward.
Generation One is committed to the spiritual growth and physical rebuilding of the impoverished areas of the Third Ward. Your gift will be used to upgrade teaching staff and classroom technology, as well as technology upgrades for the Next Gen afterschool program.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill provides training, skills development and work opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Each year, Goodwill partners with our church and provides more than 9,000 clothing certificates to the children and families who come to our Angels of Light Christmas program. Your gift will support our partnership.

Gracewood

Gracewood is a transitional housing and family-care program that exists to strengthen single-parent families at risk for homelessness.
Gracewood is a transitional housing and family-care program that exists to strengthen single-parent families at risk for homelessness. Their goal is to keep things in good condition for the families they serve. Your gift will go toward the painting of three large group residences.

Hope for Youth

Hope for Youth reaches at-risk, urban teenagers. Jesus ‘n the Hood is a week-long summer program designed to expose youth to the Gospel through relevant and engaging speakers, musicians and activities.
Hope for Youth reaches at-risk, urban teenagers. Jesus ‘N the Hood is a week-long summer program designed to share the Gospel through relevant and engaging speakers, musicians and activities. Your gift will help 200 teenagers attend this program in 2021.

Hospitality Apartments

Hospitality Apartments provides free, temporary (2 weeks up to 3 months) housing for families who are facing a health-care crisis and who have a family member receiving treatment at the Texas Medical Center.
This ministry provides free, temporary housing for families who are facing a health-care crisis and who have a family member receiving treatment at the Texas Medical Center. Your gift will be used to replace all analogue TVs and DVD players in the 46-unit complex.

Houston Pregnancy Help Centers – Downtown

HPHC provides practical and compassionate support to women in unplanned pregnancy situations via their Fifth Ward and Downtown locations as well as their medical mobile van.
Houston Pregnancy Help Centers provide practical and compassionate support to women in unplanned pregnancy situations via their Fifth Ward and Downtown locations as well as their medical mobile van. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Houston Pregnancy Help Centers – Fifth Ward

HPHC provides practical and compassionate support to women in unplanned pregnancy situations via their Fifth Ward and Downtown locations as well as their medical mobile van.
Houston Pregnancy Help Centers provide practical and compassionate support to women in unplanned pregnancy situations via their Fifth Ward and Downtown locations as well as their medical mobile van. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Katy Christian Ministries

Katy Christian Ministries helps local families and individuals fight poverty, food insecurity, domestic violence and sexual assault through their Social Services programs, their Crisis Center, their Food Pantry and Community Garden, and their Resale Store.
Katy 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 helping create a complete digital signage marketing program.

Kids’ Meals

Kids’ Meals delivers free healthy meals to the doorstep of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children.
Kids’ Meals delivers free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

LifeHouse of Houston

LifeHouse is a Christian maternity home in southwest Houston that offers women cost-free lodging, meals, pre-natal care, life skills training, counseling, access to work/school, and God’s overwhelming love. The women are cared for until the baby arrives or they secure alternate living arrangements.
LifeHouse is a Christian maternity home in southwest Houston that offers women cost-free lodging, meals, pre-natal care, life skills training, and counseling. The women are cared for until the baby arrives or they secure alternate living arrangements. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Loving Kids

Loving Kids is a collaborative community outreach meeting the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the Acres Homes communities. Loving Kids volunteers from the sponsoring churches provide school day tutoring and mentoring as well as periodic service projects including school supplies, landscaping, and other support.
Loving Kids is a collaborative community outreach that meets the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the Acres Homes communities. School and community initiatives include the need for tutors and mentors, school supplies, meal provisions, healthcare and nutrition, afterschool programs, and parental training. Your gift will support these current school and community initiatives.

Miracle Farm

The Miracle Farm is a working ranch in rural Washington County that provides a safe environment for boys.
Miracle Farm is a working ranch in rural Washington County that provides a safe environment for boys. Your gift will help replace up to three A/C units in its Retreat Center.

Mission Centers of Houston – Gano

Mission Centers of Houston serves over 18,000 people per year through their food pantry.
Mission Centers of Houston serves more than 18,000 people per year through their food pantry. Your gift will provide for needed repairs to the roofs and walls of both the Joy and Gano Mission Center buildings.

Mission Centers of Houston – Joy Mission

Mission Centers of Houston serves over 18,000 people per year through their food pantry.
Mission Centers of Houston serves more than 18,000 people per year through their food pantry. Your gift will provide for needed repairs to the roofs and walls of both the Joy and Gano Mission Center buildings.

Mission Northeast

Mission 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.
Mission 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. A current need is to renovate one of their buildings as well as to replace flooring in their chapel. Your gift will enable the renovations of these buildings.

Mission of Yahweh

The Mission of Yahweh offers shelter and many life-changing programs focused on ending the cycle of homelessness and dependency.
Through both its residential and community programming, the Missions of Yahweh has a goal to serve more than 400 homeless women and children. A cargo van is needed to pick up donation of food, furniture items to be sold at the Thrift Shop, and other large items required for maintenance of the campus. Your gift will be used toward the purchase of the cargo van.

Neighborhood Kidz Club

Neighborhood Kidz Club serves the residents of Western Pines, Garden Villa, and Trinity Duval mobile home communities in Katy and Brooshire.
Neighborhood Kidz Club serves the residents of Western Pines and Garden Villa mobile home communities in Katy and Brookshire. They currently have 14 locations in which they serve. Your gift will support the ongoing costs of running the Bible Club program.

Open Door Mission

This faith and evidence-based recovery and rehabilitation program and facility is dedicated to transforming the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless and disabled men in our community.
This faith and evidence-based recovery and rehabilitation program and facility is dedicated to transforming the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless, and disabled men in our community. Your gift will help provide for the installation of two (2) new 10-tom condensing units for the dining hall and one (1) 7.5-ton condensing unit and matching air handler for the kitchen.

Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston

Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston provides free and confidential care for those facing crisis and unplanned pregnancies.
This agency provides free and confidential care for those facing crisis and unplanned pregnancies. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Rebuilding Together Houston

Rebuilding Together Houston repairs homes belonging to low income, elderly, physically disabled and/or U.S. military veterans.
Rebuilding Together Houston repairs homes belonging to low income, elderly, physically disabled and/or US military veterans. 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.
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.

SpringSpirit

SpringSpirit serves 600 children and their families who live in unsafe, high-density apartment complexes.
SpringSpirit serves 600 children and their families who live in unsafe, high-density apartment complexes. Your gift will help upgrade their current telecommunications system, as well as upgrade and purchase new computers.

Star of Hope

Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children.
The Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Vans are used to transport clients to medical, social service, employment, and other appointments, as well as provide transportation for outings, both fun and educational, for children. Your gift will help purchase a new van.

Stoney Creek Ranch

Stoney Creek is a non-denominational Christian camp located in New Ulm, Texas.
Stoney Creek is a nondenominational Christian camp located in New Ulm, TX. Your gift will provide camp scholarships for inner city kids.

SW Baptist Theological Seminary (Darrington Extension Unit)

The Darrington Seminary, sponsored by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, continues the state-wide effort to permanently improve the culture in the Texas Prison System. Seminary graduates are long-term inmates who assist Prison Chaplains. Your gift will go toward training and educational materials for the program.

The FORGE for Families

The Forge for Families ministers to member of the local community by sharing the Gospel, closing gaps in education, and strengthening family units.
The FORGE ministers to members of the local community by sharing the Gospel, closing gaps in education, and strengthening family units. The purchase of a land area would allow them to expand the education building and relocate the existing playground. Your gift will go toward the purchase of that land.

The Source for Women of Houston

The Source offers a wide range of free reproductive health care services to women and their families from two locations: Spring Branch and the Medical Center.
The Source offers a wide range of free reproductive health care services to women and their families from two locations: Spring Branch and the Medical Center.

Tomball Pregnancy Center

This non-profit medical clinic offers support for pregnancy related issues and reproductive health education.
This non-profit medical clinic offers support for pregnancy-related issues and reproductive health education. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

West Houston Assistance Ministries

WHAM helps families in crisis by providing them with food, clothing, employment services and financial help.
WHAM helps families in crisis by providing them with food, clothing, employment services and financial help. Your gift will help purchase a 10-ton A/C system for their warehouse.

Yellowstone Academy

Yellowstone Academy provides a high-quality Christian education to inner city students in the Third Ward.
Yellowstone Academy provides a high-quality Christian education to inner city students in the Third Ward. Your gift will help purchase new laptops for teachers.