Youth Missions

At First Baptist Church of Big Spring, we greatly value the commission that we have been given by Christ to be missionaries both at home and abroad.  Below you will find information about the multiple opportunities that our students have to impact the world both here and abroad. 

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; 

and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." 

~Acts 1:8~

Graceworks Alaska

June 13-19

Come and join us next summer for an incredible mission trip to Anchorage, Alaska.  Anchorage is a city of great diversity.  There are over 100 languages spoken in  Anchorage schools.  From the GraceWorks website:

"Partnering with local churches here, we facilitate mission volunteers and church teams working direct with non-churched children, youth and adults in local parks -- feeding meals to the hungry, backyard Bible school, sports, games and crafts. Most of the neighborhoods we work in are amazingly multi-ethnic. Three out of the top five most diverse communities in America are in Anchorage, Alaska and we work in all three. Our goal is nothing less than a multiplying, church planting Jesus Movement here in Alaska."

GraceWorks is a cooperative mission program between Alaskan Baptist Churches and the North American Mission Board.  We intend to make this a partnership between our church and GraceWorks

We will be working in parks and neighborhoods using music, games and Bible stories to teach children and youth about the transforming message of the Gospel.  this trip isn't about painting and building and roofing, but rather about relational ministry.  Talking and interacting with people and sharing the great news about Jesus.

This trip is open to youth, families, college and Adults.  Please sign up at the youth table in the back hallway or in the youth room.  If you have any questions, please contact our youth pastor, Roger Stafford, for more information.  

Cost is $700 plus airfare.  We are working to secure the best possible rates for flights.  We will begin fundraising very soon, so get signed up now for this incredible opportunity. 

Mission Fundraising Letter

Click on the image to be taken to the GraceWorks website for a lot of great information.

Operation 58

Missions begins at Home!

"and if you spend yourself in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like noonday."

~Isaiah 58:10~

OP58 is a local mission ministry envisioned around the concepts taught  in Isaiah 58.  It is an initiative of our Student Ministry, but is not just for students.  We want people of ankle ages to join us in this multi-generational movement of the Spirit of God in Big Spring and Howard County.  

We will begin working locally this fall on the last Saturday of each month (as a general rule.  Dates will be adjusted to work around holidays).  Please check our calendar/events page for more information, dates and times for OP58  projects.

Our goal is nothing less than bringing Gospel transformation to our community through Christ-centered justice ministry, compassionate service and Jesus honoring, loving  interaction with the residents of our community.  

To be a part of the OP58 team, please contact our Youth Pastor, Roger Stafford

Campus Missions

Every day we send out missionaries.  Each and every day during the school year you go to the biggest mission field in America.  Your School

According to the Barna Research Group, 94% of people make a decision to follow Jesus before they turn 18.  It is more than important for us to reach out to our friends who don't know Jesus,.  It is imperative.   Jesus said to us:

"I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields!  They are ripe for harvest."  

~John 4:35~

Our call with Campus Missions is to equip and encourage our students to be the hands and feet and voice of Christ in Algebra and English; on the field and on the court; in the band hall and in the cafeteria.  

Our goalie that every student inner ministry would take every opportunity to tell the transforming and life changing message of Jesus to every person that God places in their lives.  To this end we will be training up leaders to be disciple makers and to be about the business of Kingdom Expansion.