Missions Philosophy
If we are to faithfully reach the ends of the earth with the Gospel, we must have a love for those in our own community who don’t have a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. The Great Commission begins in our Jerusalem (Acts 1:8). That’s why we minister to our friends and neighbors.
Partnerships in our community are important to us. We partner with Mossy Oaks Elementary School, Salvation Army, Stuart Towne Apartments, Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), and Beaufort Housing Authority to reflect Christ’s love. Through annual community events such as National Night Out, Operation Christmas Child, Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween, and water giveaways during the summer at the Port Royal Farmers Market, we want to be salt and light to those around us and impact our community and world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Partnerships with other Southern Baptist churches are important as well. Locally, we contribute a percentage of our undesignated receipts to the Savannah River Baptist Association which is a network of churches in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. We cooperate at the state and national levels by giving a percentage of our undesignated receipts to support missions and ministry through the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program. Through this partnership with 40,000+ other Southern Baptist churches, we are able to fully fund 5,000 missionaries and their families serving in North America and around the globe. We are able to do far more with other churches than we could ever do on our own.
However, missions is not just about giving… it is about going as well. Our students and adults have participated in many mission trips to Lynch, Kentucky to provide goods and services to this impoverished community. We are prayerfully seeking additional missions opportunities for our church family within our state, country, and internationally.