Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
Proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ is the privilege and responsibility of the every believer and every local church. Just as the Father sent the Son into the world, so the Father and Son have now called believers to continue the mission of Jesus. FBCMB is committed to seeing the message of Jesus go to the ends of the earth. We support missions efforts in the following ways:
Regular giving commitments. In 3 John, the apostle writes that believers of local churches should financially support those who “have gone out for the sake of the name” (verse 7). By doing so, “we may be fellow workers for the truth” (verse 8). In our regular budget, we commit a percentage of all incoming dollars to go toward various missions and benevolence ministries. To our local Baptist association — the San Jacinto Baptist Association — we give 2.25%. An additional 2.75% is designated for local benevolence and community outreach. Finally, we participate in the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention by giving 5% of our incoming dollars. The Cooperative Program helps to support church planting efforts through Texas Baptists, the North American Mission Board, and world-wide through the International Mission Board. As you can see, our designated giving commitments total 10% of our churches incoming budget dollars. In 2010, this giving totaled just less than $40,000 toward missions and benevolence ministries.
Special giving. Our church participates in special times of giving throughout the year. Regular special offerings for missions include the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, which benefits the North American Missions Board; the Mary Hill Davis Missions Offerings, which helps fund church planting efforts in Texas; and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, which supports global church planting efforts through the International Missions Board.
Participation in national international church planting. Our local San Jacinto Baptist Association currently has a partnership with the Baptist Convention of Nicaragua. Teams from our association, which have included individuals from our church, have made several trips to Nicaragua to plant churches, work with the Baptist seminary there, and provide training and education for Nicaraguan pastors. Future plans include church planting efforts in Pennsylvania and the nation of Chile.
Partnering with individual missionaries. FBCMB desires to develop personal relationships with like-minded believers who feel called to take the gospel message to the nations. One such family is the Faulkners, who currently are serving among the unreached people groups of Papua New Guinea. We hope to regularly support and encourage missionaries like the Faulkners through giving and prayer.