Go and make disciples…
As Christ-followers we are called to “go and make disciples of all nations…”. Mineral Baptist Student Ministry does this through outreach and missions.
Outreach and missions are accomplished locally and abroad through prayer, support, and hands-on service.
We can all pray for our friends, family, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, and unreached people groups around the world. [Unreached people groups are people around the world where less than 2% of the population are Christians, and most have never even heard about Jesus.] There are plenty of resources available to assist you in building a prayer strategy for people who do not know Jesus.
- Personal: The Cause Circle
- Neighborhoods: Bless Every Home
- Schools: Adopt Your School
- Unreached People Around the World: Operation World
We can support outreach and missions efforts by encouraging other ministries and by giving financially. Some of these ministries also include ways to be directly involved by preparing and packing supplies to distribute. We have included some of our partners below:
- Goshen Baptist Association (regional network of Baptist churches)
- Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child (packing shoe boxes with gifts for kids around the world)
- Rise Against Hunger (packing food boxes to send internationally)
- Missions Offerings
- Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (for international missionaries)
- Annie Armstrong Christmas Offering (for North American missionaries)
The best method of outreach and missions is to roll up your sleeves and get involved directly – hands on!
We teach, train, equip, and encourage our students to be hands on in their spheres of influence – their schools, their teams, their friend groups, their neighborhoods – and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serve others.
Upward Sports™ exists to promote discovery of Jesus Christ through sports. At Mineral Baptist, we have flag football, basketball, soccer, and cheerleading. This is a great way for our students to learn the particular sports, connect with new people, referee, and even coach alongside of our adult volunteers.
Disaster Response, through the Baptist General Association of Virginia (statewide network of Baptist churches), exists to practically come alongside people during the storms of life – literal storms. Minimum age to be involved is 16 years old.
- Local Service Projects
Our students have a relationship and partnership with the Louisa Resource Council and have helped multiple times this year pack food boxes for the hungry right here in Louisa as well as help clean up the facility as a service to the staff of the Resource Center.
Missions is the task of all Christians to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His love. Our students accomplish this through local service projects and an annual summer missions trip.
This summer, 2020, we are offering three trips:
1) MFUGE at Carson-Newman University (TN) – June 1-5, 2020 [open to all middle and high school students]
2) 11th/12th Grade International Trip to Costa Rica – July 4-10 [open to all 11th and 12th grade students)
3) World Changers in Birmingham, AL – July 20-25 [open to all high school students]