How College Heights Baptist Church is Answering God's Call
God's call is to take His message into all the world. We, College Heights Baptist Church, take that message seriously. Missions activity has been, and continues to be, a special part of College Height's ministry.
We Pray--We maintain personal contact with seven full-time missionary families in order to pray for their specific ministry needs, their people groups, and their personal and spiritual needs. We pray for specific short-term missionaries and for God's workers in the ends of the earth.
We Give--We actively support international missions through the annual Lottie Moon Christmas offering, North American missions through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, and the Kansas/Nebraska missions through the Viola Webb offering. Our members are generous givers and each year we receive recognition from the Smokey Hill Baptist Association for being a "Top Giving Church" in our association.
We Go--Over the years we have sponsored a number of missionaries from within our church body who have served or are still serving in a variety of countries including: India, Chile, Peru, Eastern/Southern and Northern Africa, Central and South Asia and the Pacific Rim. Some of our missionary families have been on the field for more than 10 years, some have retired, and some are new arrivals on the field.
Over the years we have sent short-term mission teams to Omaha, NE to run a vacation Bible school on an Indian reservation; to St. Louis, MO for vacation Bible school in the inner city, to Kansas City, MO to work in soup kitchens; and to Chicago to work with inner-city youth. In our own backyard, we have sent a team to work with a trailer park ministry in Junction City, KS, and hold conversational English classes/Bible study for international students a tour church. If you would like to join us in reaching our neighborhood or the world with the Gospel message, please feel to contact Virginia Mixer.
Kansas-Nebraska Mission Offerings (PDF)
Day 1, March 6 - Great Need (see below)
Day 2, March 7 - Barry and Amy Rager - Barry and Amy Rager
Day 3, March 8 - Zack and Autumn Randles - Zack and Autumn Randles
Day 4, March 9 - Ryan and Seane’ Rice - Ryan and Seane’ Rice
Day 5, March 10 - Tony and Sara Sliveira - Tony and Sara Silveira
Day 6, March 11 - Josh and Amy Carter - Josh and Amy Carter
Day 7, March 12 - Manny and Jennifer Sanchez - Manny and Jennifer Sanchez
Day 8, March 13 - Send ME (See below)
Day 1 - Great Need
Every day the gospel need in North America expands.
In Canada, only 27 percent of people are a liated with an evangelical church. Nine out of 10 residents in the western states have no relationship with Christ. Even in the South—the so-called Bible Belt—two out of three residents are lost and living in darkness.
But more than statistics, they are people. They are students, parents, professionals, children, and retirees. They are individuals who still don’t know the awesome and redemptive love of the God in whose image they were created. They are the people that the more than 5,000 NAMB missionaries are working to reach every day through thousands of church plants and community ministries.
• For missionaries working in cities across the continent to keep a steadfast focus on their mission as well as their own personal relationship with Jesus.
(1 Tim. 4:6–9)
• God would send out more workers to share the gospel with the millions of North Americans still living in darkness, and God would prepare the hearts of those millions to hear. (Matt. 9:37–38)
• For yourself, the churches, and ministry leaders in your city to be sensitive to the needs in your area.
(2 Thess 3:1)
Day 8 - Send Me
Where is God leading you?
Missionaries are being sent all across North America— thousands of dots on a map representing thousands of lives surrendered to the Lordship and leading of the Holy Spirit and every day answering, “Here I am.”
Where are you? What will God call you to do when you say, “Here I am. Send me.”? Can you imagine the possi- bilities if every individual committed to praying through this guide would extend that servant commitment to everyday life? Start praying about how God might use you as a missionary this year in these three ways:
Pray for the mission eld where you are and for the pastors and ministry leaders committed to the area where you live. Pray for the NAMB missionaries working to reach the US and Canada with the power of the gospel.
God’s not asking for a gift that will impress people sitting in your pew or standing in the pulpit. He’s asking for sincere, sacri cial gifts that will glorify Him. Ask the Lord what amount you should give to support missionaries and church planters in North America through the Annie Armstrong Easter O ering. (Luke 6:38)
Ask God what your “Send me” looks like. Maybe it’s ministering in the retirement community across town. Maybe it’s building relationships at the school in your neighborhood. Maybe it’s planting a church six states away. Wherever God puts upon your heart, pray that He will prepare the mission eld there and that He will