God’s instrument to reach every tribe, tongue, people, and
nation is the church. He gave His church a beautifully balanced command, the
Great Commission. This is a call to make much of the name of Jesus both near
and far. Therefore, it is our prayer and desire to take Him to “Our Neighbors
and to the Nations.” God has gifted each of us uniquely and called all of us to
play a part in this great mission through praying, giving, and going. Prayer is the foundation of everything we do and shows our dependence on God to
accomplish His plan and purpose in the world. Living a life of generosity
through giving is the key to seeing the mission of God reach the ends of the
Earth. And in order to see the Great Commission fulfilled, God's people must go
and tell those around the world waiting to hear the Good News of the
Gospel. As you explore our website you will find opportunities to serve our neighbors
on local ministry teams and one-day events as well as multiple week trips to
the nations. Thank you for praying and seeking God’s will for your life as we,
together, seek to know Him and make Him known to Our Neighbors and the Nations.
At FBCA, the foundation of every ministry is prayer. We
currently have two different prayer teams. Our first team receives the personal
prayer requests of those submitted on our website or given to our church
office. Our second team receives prayer requests from some of our mission
partners on the field and are notified of our upcoming mission trips and how
they can be praying for our teams. Both are these are great ways to stay
connected to the life of our church by lifting each other up in prayer.If you are interested in signing up to be a part of one of
these teams SignUpIf you have any personal prayer requests, you can submit
Satellites Ministries - Weekly Bible Studies and ministry in mobile home communities throughout our area.
Apostles Church - Bringing the Gospel to the poor and least reached in North St. Louis.
15th Street Baptist Church- Sharing the Gospel in East St. Louis
Hand ‘n’ Hand Pregnancy Center- Protecting life in the womb and loving hurting mothers.
Oasis International- Ministering to refugees in St. Louis metro area.
Jefferson County Rescue Mission- Helping Meet the physical and spiritual needs of families in our area.
Disaster Relief - Responding to disaster with help, healing, and the hope of the Gospel.
Next Trip: May 2019Trip Cost- $3300, Trip Length- 10-14 days
Working alongside our national partners to share the good news of Jesus and plant churches among the unreached peoples of Liberia. Teams will host medical clinics, train local believers in Liberia to share their faith and establish healthy churches, and practice personal evangelism.
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Next Trip: June 2019 Trip Cost- $2900, Trip Length- 10-14 days
Serving with our national partners to reach the Konyagi people of West Africa through a church planting movement. Teams will spend time teaching stories from God’s Word to those with no access to the Bible, help them share their faith and establish healthy churches, and practice personal evangelism.
Next Trip: December 2019Trip Cost- $3000, Trip Length- 10-14 days
Ministering with our national partners to spread the Gospel in North India, one of the least reached areas of the world. Teams will minister by hosting medical clinics, training church leaders and pastors, and serving the poor.
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Next Trip: June 2019Trip Cost- $2500, Trip Length- 7-10 days
Working with our missionaries on the field to serve the poor and least reached of Brazil. Teams do a variety of ministry from sports camps, personal evangelism, and storytelling in both villages and the city.
Next Trip: June 2019Trip Cost-$1500, Trip Length- 7-10 days
Serving at In His Hands Orphanage to care for orphans and share the good news of Jesus. Teams will minister by hosting VBS at the orphanage, doing community outreach in the area, and providing medical clinics.
Paul and Kristi Masih - Taking the name of Jesus to unreached people groups in India
The Timothy Project - Planting churches in Central Mexico
Apostles Church - Sharing the Gospel with the poor and least reached of North St. Louis.
Andrew and Ruth Prowell - Sharing the Gospel in East St. Louis
Saidou Ba - Serving unreached people groups in West Africa
Missouri Baptist Convention for the deaf - Working with the deaf of Missouri (Less than 0.5% of deaf know Jesus).
Oasis International - Ministering to refugees in St. Louis metro area
Gideon’s International - Businessmen taking the Bible to open and closed countries around the world.
Cody and Rebecca Terry - Serving the poor and least reached of Brazil.
Christian Revival Church Association - Serving the unreached people groups of Liberia.
At First Baptist Church of Arnold, we believe that living a life of generosity is key to seeing the mission of God reach the ends of the earth. We recognize the generosity we have been shown by Jesus and this motivates us to give sacrificially so others can know the same grace we have experienced!
Our missions offering goes to support our partnerships all over the world. It has helped provide wells for villages in Africa, medical supplies for the sick in the slums of India, audio-recordings of God's Word in native heart languages, training for pastors and church planters, and much more. It also supports Annie Armstrong and Lottie Moon mission offerings and helps develop next generation leaders. Our prayer is that through your sacrificial giving, we would see people both here and around the world come to know the salvation of Jesus and bring glory to Him through their lives.
Our missions offering is given above and beyond your regular tithe and offering and goes to supports all of the partnerships and mission opportunities listed below. You can give by designating an amount to missions on your offering envelope, writing "missions offering" on your check, or choosing "missions offering" when you give online. Thank you for prayerfully considering giving on a weekly or monthly basis to support our missions offering.