At Green Acres Baptist Church, we believe missions is something that we do every day. That's why we encourage our church members to engage their community with the Gospel of Christ in their daily lives. We partner with local ministries to give our members an opportunity for engagement at home, but we're also engaged across Texas, the US, and around the globe. Check out what's going on in GABC South missions below!
This Sunday, be sure to stop by the Service Station in the Green Acres South lobby to Fill Up! Sign Up! & Get Going! You can find your coffee or water there, as well as information on ministry opportunities for you and your family.
Below are GABC South's Current Missions Ongoing or Upcoming Opportunites.
GABC South is heading to Lake Charles, LA to help with cleanup following Hurricane Laura, in partnership with GABC Tyler and Samaritan's Purse. The dates available are November 5-15. There will be three trips during that time, but you can also go down at any other point that works with your schedule. To find out more, contact Pastor Dustin or click "Register."
Operation Christmas Child is a yearly event at GABC South! Each year, we've sent boxes of gifts and THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL around the world to bless children and families. This year, you can grab a box (plastic this year!) from behind the Welcome Center, fill it, and return it by November 15th. What a great way to spread the Good News of Jesus!
Church Under A Bridge Stockings is similar to the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, except these stockings stay right here in our community! Working with Church Under A Bridge in downtown Tyler, we will be able to bless children in poverty with a Christmas gift, and the message of the Gospel. You can pick up a stocking (or more than 1) at the Service Station, as well as a shopping list. Return it by December 1st.
We are excited about our new partnership with Crosspointe Indian Church in Plano, TX. Crosspointe Indian Church exists to passionately present Jesus Christ and make disciples of the first generation Asian Indian families, professionals, and students in the greater Plano area. Our partnership serves Crosspointe by providing manpower and resources to help them fulfill their vision of reaching Indian non-believers in their area. The partnership serves GABC South by helping us extend our Great Commission reach outside of the Tyler area, and by providing an opportunity to be introduced to cross-cultural missions.
You can find out more about Crosspointe on their website, cicplano.org.
Widows in Need is a ministry to widows and widowers in the church. It is a joint effort between the missions team and the deacons. The goal is to help provide for physical needs they have, as well as be an emotional and spiritual support to them. WIN frequently partners with other ministries of the church to provide for those in need.
Philadelphia Blessing is a food pantry that partners with the East Texas Food bank to offer emergency food distribution for Whitehouse area residents. GABC South has a continual donation box to assist with this desperate need. You can join us by bringing non-perishable food items.
Then one day Jesus will say to you "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat." Matthew 25:35
During the 2015 summer, our Hub Student Ministry first partnered with St. Paul Children's Foundation's summer feeding program to provide fun activities and teach Bible stories throughout the summer. One state social services auditor said this was one of the best partnerships that he had seen in the entire state of Texas.
The Hub continues to serve at St. Paul's each summer, and the ministry impact continues to grow. Today, SPCF provides nutritious food, warm clothing, quality pediatric medical and dental care and spiritual support to over 40,000 children and their families each year. You can find out more about St Paul and how you can get involved by clicking here.
Each year, the Chaplains Emergency Response Team of Smith County partner with GABC South and Lone Star Baptist Church for an egg hunt for the families of Smith County First Responders. Annually, we feed around 700 people at the event, hide over 5000 eggs, and welcome first responders from all ares of service in the county. This annual event provides an opportunity for the families of area law enforcement and emergency personnel to get to know each other better, and gives the kids a safe, fun place to hunt eggs.