How many missionaries does Charity Baptist Church support? The number may surprise you. Partnering together with other Southern Baptist Churches, we collectively support thousands of missionaries ministering all over the world. Through the Cooperative Program (https://www.sbc.net/missions/the-cooperative-program/), resources are pooled together to reach people with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Instead of missionaries having to come home and individually raise their own support, which takes precious time away from the mission fields and their families, churches within the Southern Baptist Convention support the work of its missionaries. With the Baptist Faith & Message- https://bfm.sbc.net/bfm2000/- as our core set of beliefs to guide us, we can with confidence send missionaries out knowing that what is being taught aligns with our shared doctrine.
Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” This verse is the framework of how missions should be done and how we do missions at Charity. We give locally – our Jerusalem, the Tugalo Association. We give regionally – our Judea, the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. We give nationally – our Samaria, the North American Mission Board. And we give internationally, to the remotest parts of the Earth, with the International Missions Board. We give a portion of our undesignated gifts each month to these ministries, in addition to love offerings received throughout the year.
Missions we Support
Charity Baptist Church is a proud ministry partner of the Banks County Christian Learning Center. BCCLC exists to teach students God’s Word and prepare students for God’s service. Charity Baptist Church gives financially on a monthly basis to support the mission of BCCLC. We also contribute in other practical ways throughout the year such as providing snacks to the students and volunteering when needed. To learn more about the BCCLC, visit their website @ bankscountyclc.org.
Charity Baptist Church is a proud ministry partner of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries, georgiachildren.org . Each moth, a portion of our undesignated offering goes to support this wonderful ministry. Also, during this month of May, we will either receive a special love offering for the Children’s Home or ask our church members to bring in supplies that the home has requested. We occasionally take a trip to one of the locations and provide a fun-filled, Jesus centered, VBS-like one day event for the students and staff of the home. It’s a privilege and honor for Charity Baptist to serve, pray for, and financially support the work of this godly ministry.
gabaptist.org – The motto for the GBMB is “Pastors are Our Heroes, Churches are Our Priority, and Georgia is Our Mission Field.” Each year during the month of September, Charity Baptist receives a love offering called Mission Georgia. This offering goes to support the work of missionaries and ministry efforts within the state of Georgia.
imb.org – The greatest problem in the world is lostness. The only solution to this problem is the gospel. Together, Southern Baptists send IMB missionaries to be steadfast and present among people and places where Jesus is not named or known. Each year during the month of December, Charity Baptist Church receives an offering to go directly to missionaries overseas. This offering is called the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Lottie Moon was a tireless, unselfish, and passionate woman who cared deeply for the Chinese people from 1873 -1912. She pleaded for the churches back home in the United States to spend more time in prayer and to give financially to send and sustain more missionaries.
namb.net – The North American Mission Board partners with churches within the Southern Baptist Convention to reach North America and with the hope of the gospel. A major component of the NAMB is the Send Network. Starting gospel centered churches in places where there’s little to no gospel witness is the hope of this ministry. NAMB also is passionate about helping those who are hurting, whether the pain be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Send Relief seeks to meet needs and change lives. It is a collaboration of both the IMB and the NAMB. Every year during the month of Easter, Charity Baptist receives an offering to go directly to the missionaries serving through NAMB. This offering is called the Annie Armstrong Missions Offering. Annie Armstrong was a gospel centered missionary who gave herself to the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
tugalo.net – We at Charity Baptist believe we can do more together than we can by ourselves. Working with over 40 other Georgia Baptist Churches in Banks, Stephens, and Franklin counties, we support each other through mutual encouragement, shared resources, and gospel centered mission engagement.