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 the name of Jesus famous 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 one-day local events and 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 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.
At FBCA, the foundation of every ministry is prayer. We currently have two different prayer teams: one that prays for personal requests and one that prays for upcoming mission opportunities. If you are interested in signing up to be a part of one of these teams Sign Up
If you have any personal prayer requests, you can submit them Here.
Satellites- 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- Sharing the Gospel in East St. Louis
Hand ‘n’ Hand- Protecting life in the womb and loving hurting mothers.
Oasis- Ministering to refugees in St. Louis metro area.
Jefferson County Rescue Mission- Helping Meet the physical and spiritual needs of families in our area.
In the aftermath of disaster, when sorrow and devastation are everywhere, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is there to make God’s love real to those who desperately need it. We are trained and ready to respond to disaster and devastation with help, healing, and hope. For more information, click here or contact Toby Tucker to find out how you can serve on our team at FBCA
Next Trip: September 2018
We are currently partnering with First Baptist Church of Aurora to reach this highly diversified area in Colorado. Aurora is home to many different ethnic people groups, many who are refugees from around the world and are new to our country and culture. Our mission teams do both eyeglass clinics and backyard Bible clubs.
Next Trip: April 2018
We currently serve in Vancouver with IMB missionaries seeking to reach the Jat Sikh people group. Vancouver has the 2nd largest population of Jat Sikhs in the world behind only India. Every April, the Jat Sikh people celebrate Vaisakhi, a historical and religious festival marking their New Year. The annual festival draws over 300,000 people to the area. Our teams partner with the local church to participate in the festival through a block party. We will build relationships and bridges with the Jat Sikhs, share the gospel and connect them to the local church.
Next Trip: June 2018
The Timothy Project is a para-church organization that desires to serve the local church and assist them in fulfilling the Great Commission. FBCA partners with the Timothy Project to reach Central Mexico with the name of Jesus through evangelism, working in local schools, VBS, youth camps, and various construction projects.
Next Trip: November 2018
FBCA has adopted 2 people groups in Liberia; The Loma and the Kpella (pronounced Pella). Our commitment is to develop tools and provide training to help them effectively evangelize, make disciples, and watch God plant churches among their respective people groups.
Next Trip: May 2018
FBCA has adopted an unreached people group in West Africa, the Konyagi. This people group numbers about 30,000 spread across mostly Senegal, the Gambia, and Guinea. Our desire is to help them develop tools and train them to reach their own people through evangelism, disciple making, and planting churches.
Next Trip: February 2019
FBCA is currently working with an unreached people group in northern India, the Jat Sikhs. We travel to India every other year to work with church planters and pastors sharing the Gospel in the villages, working in a local school, and hosting medical clinic.
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.
We also partner with several other local church planters in our area.