about otbc missions
Our Old Town Baptist family takes Jesus’ “Acts 1:8 Challenge” seriously. Our goal is to equip every follower of Jesus to engage God’s Mission locally to globally. The mission is to make Jesus known so that those with whom we share the Good News can choose to follow Him. Our strategy involves working with local, national and international partners to demonstrate God’s love and declare His Gospel to people who live nearby and far away. Our local partners provide for a variety of needs people experience, ranging from medical needs through the Old Town Medical Mission to a need for food through “The Bread of Life” to crisis pregnancy to substance abuse. We work alongside each partner to meet the material need while also helping people meet their deepest, spiritual need in Christ.
Beyond Winston-Salem, we partner with other Christian groups to provide a place for displaced children and special needs adults, disaster relief for people who are suffering, and Christmas gifts for needy children. We partner with two church planters making disciples in Canada, national partners who share the Gospel with a Buddhist-background people group in Southeast Asia, and friends serving in other parts of the world, including South America. Our partnerships are funded primarily through the ongoing “Acts 1:8 Challenge” Offering. These funds are collected throughout the year using specially designated envelopes; and, the funds are invested each year as they are received.
There is a way that every follower of Jesus can actively engage His mission. You are never too young nor too old; too educated nor uneducated; too wealthy nor too poor. Feel free to explore this website to discover ways God can use you to make Jesus know across the street or around the world.
Praying for the T-People of Southeast Asia
Thank God also for the faithfulness of our partner church, Oakview Baptist in High Point.
Pray for good health for our national partners – Job, James, Elihu and other friends as they continue sharing the Gospel and encouraging believers.
Ask the Father to help our network of Gospel-sharers and disciple-makers to remain faithful to Christ and His calling.
Ask the Lord to open the hearts of Buddhist People – including a few who are considering the faith – to understand and receive the Gospel.
Pray for the team of three people (Pastor Mark, Jeremy and his wife, Crystal) as they prepare to equip and encourage 13 leaders of God’s movement among the T People.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matthew 28:19
2019 GLOBAL MISSIONS SCHEDULE
Brazil: Spring (late April – early May)
Working with Pastor Washington and Pastor Jairo among unreached peoples in northeastern Brazil. The primary task will be training church leaders, through there will also be opportunities for sharing the Gospel. The total cost estimate is approximately $ 2,500.00 with scholarship. Adults including college students are eligible to serve.
Canada: July 12 – 22
Working in the Toronto area with Pastor Hans of Upward Sports and Pastor Graeme of The Meadows Church conducting a sports camp as well as assisting with block parties and community outreach. Total cost estimate is approximately $ 750 with scholarship. Adults and students who are rising 9th graders are eligible to serve.
Greenville, SC: July 7 – 12
Working with Open Arms Refugee Ministry serving Ukrainian refuges through VBS-style ministry with children and ESL (English as a Second Language) for moms and grandmoms. Total cost is approximately $500.00 with scholarship. Adults and students who have completed 9th grade are eligible to serve.
Southeast Asia: October 9 – 20
Working among the T-People with our partners to evangelize villages, disciple new believers, and train leaders. Estimated total cost is $ 3,200.00 with scholarship. Adults, including college students are eligible to serve.
serve with one of our “Acts 1:8 Challenge” Mission Partners: Bread of Life Food Pantry, Salem Pregnancy Care Center, Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry, Samaritan Ministries, the Gideons, Winston Salem Rescue Mission, David Parsons Ministry or Rise Church. Also, discover ways to engage a Multi Housing Communities a short distance from our church facilities.