“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV)
Evangelism and Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. A missionary effort rests on a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness as a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the Gospel.
Southlake Baptist has a commitment to serve our local community in several ways:
Pilot American missionaries with established works are training nationals in the ministry of the Gospel. National missionaries are sent out by the hundreds each year to win souls in cities, towns, and villages. Thousands are saved each year as Bible-believing preachers tell Filipinos of the love of Christ.
Hosting big events as community outreach. This includes VBS, Easter, Christmas Eve, First Responders Sunday, and more. We mail postcards all over the area, and encourage our members to reach out to friends and neighbors. We set the table for a welcoming experience and pray for the Lord to bring the people who need a church home.
Support for local community ministries like G.R.A.C.E., the Women’s Choice Resource Center in Ft Worth, and Christian counseling centers like Metroplex Counseling.
Support for Church Planters:
Global Church Planters – Through GCP, Southlake Baptist is supporting 24 pastors in the Philippines.
Cooperative Program Missions – We give directly to the Southern Baptist Cooperative program. Since its inception in 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has always had one mission—the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20). To fulfill its assigned part of this divine mandate, each SBC entity made special offering appeals to the churches. This method was referred to as the “societal” approach to missions and resulted in severe financial deficits, competition among entities, overlapping pledge campaigns, and frequent emergency appeals which greatly hampered the expanding ministry opportunities God was giving Southern Baptists. Some entities took out loans to cover operating costs until pledges or special offerings were received. Click here for more info