Missions

 

Pray

We believe in the power of prayer. Prayer is one of the most crucial ways we can support missions and our mission partnerships.

  • Pray for the people within your circle of influence that need the gospel

  • Pray for our missionary partners that are serving on the mission field

  • Pray for our mission teams going out to serve throughout the year

  • Pray for the harvest field and for more workers to go and make disciples

I thank God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel form the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
(Philippians 1:3-6)

Jesus told His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” 
(Luke 10:2)

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 
(Romans 10:14-15)

Give

We believe in giving generously of our financial resources to support missions locally, nationally, and globally. This happens two ways:

  1. Cooperative Program
    When you give a tithe to the Lord through FBC Mansfield, you join millions of other Southern Baptists in fulfilling the Great Commission of taking the good news of Jesus to a world in need of a Savior. We join our efforts with more than 40,000 Southern Baptist churches across the United States. With a global population topping 7 billion and a commission to share the gospel everywhere, we must enhance our cooperative efforts if we are going to fulfill Christ’s command.

  2. World Missions Offering
    In addition to the Cooperative Program, we encourage sacrificial giving to the World Missions Offering over and above the tithe. This chart shows how the money is allocated. 

 


International Missions (Lottie Moon) – 50%    
North American Missions (Annie Armstrong) – 15%     
State Missions (Reach Texas) – 15%       
Baptist Global Response (BGR) – 10%
FB Mansfield Missions – 10%

 

Go

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” 
(Matthew 28:18-20)

We believe that disciples of Jesus are individuals that have an identity in Christ and also influence others for Christ. Our Lord commands us to go out into the world and be a witness for Him. In addition to prayer and sacrificial giving, we are committed to mobilize our people to go to our community and to all the nations to make disciples that make disciples.

For more information about missions contact Scott Lyle, Discipleship Pastor.


Where we currently GO on mission:

Locally

  • Serve It Forward - outreach into our community on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 (home visits, phone calling and letter writing)

  • Metroplex Women’s Clinic - serving at the pregnancy center

  • ACTS Ministry - helping widows and those in need with home repairs

  • Common Ground Network - Mansfield feed the kids program

Nationally

  • Seattle - Discover Church

  • Houston - Renovation Church

Global

  • Germany - reaching the lost, making disciples, and planting churches among refugees

  • India - supporting theological training and education for national pastors

  • London - ongoing support for church planting and disciple-making among Greek/Cypriot people