Missions | SEND Opportunities

MISSIONS: SEND INITIATIVE 2017

  • Sending people to people, not people to places

  • Experiencing missions as a pilgrim, not a tourist

  • Valuing people, valuing their story

  • Making space for God's transforming presence.

Transformation for yourself, those you meet, and the Second Baptist faith community.


Since 2013, we have had over 275 people engage in either a first time or a new mission experience. For the fourth year of the SEND Initiative, we want to continue to encourage anyone desiring to explore the power of missions in their faith journey. Whether you want to continue exploring missions or it is the first time you have tried an intentional missions experience, hopefully, one of the following opportunities will suit you.

Contact Mike Lassiter at 816-781-2824 ext. 307 if you are interested or would like more information about any of the following opportunities!

Download a current list of SEND Initiative Opportunities here.


LOCAL

IN AS MUCH MINISTRIES | Ongoing

Three to four times a year this food ministry in Liberty needs to be deep cleaned before inspections. Second Baptist has been doing the cleaning for the last two years. If interested, your name and email address will be added to the list to donate a couple of hours of your time on a Saturday as needed. Tom Lankford has been the team leader for this opportunity. 

SCHOOL CONNECTION TEAM  | Ongoing

This team led by Debbie Lane connects with Schumacher Elementary and other schools as needed to serve as a support and encouragement for the work of the teachers and staff. The team meets as is necessary for planning and as opportunities require. Visit the Serve at 2BC page for current opportunities.

HILLCREST HOPE THRIFT STORE | Ongoing

The Hillcrest Hope Thrift Store supports the transformation happening every day at Hillcrest Hope. All proceeds from the Thrift Store exclusively support Hillcrest Hope, raising funds for these families in Clay County. Store donations contribute to the practical needs of the families during their stay in the program, as well as aid the families as they seek their own housing upon graduation.

Shopping Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Donation Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

HARVEST HILL COMMUNITY GARDEN | March through Fall

The garden is an outgrowth of some 2BC people with a passion for community gardening and William Jewell College collaboration. Help is needed to keep the garden clean and in top shape. Second Baptist secures two gardens spots to raise vegetables for In As Much Ministries. The garden is an excellent opportunity for families or anyone to help prepare the garden for planting, planting and tending the garden through the summer in addition to harvesting the fresh vegetables. All vegetables will support this community food distribution ministry. We will begin in March with planning the garden through harvest in the fall. This team needs a leader or co-leaders…interested? 

FALL FESTIVAL HOSPITALITY TEAM | September 28-30, 2018

Second Baptist has found a presence in the Liberty Fall Festival each at the end of September by offering a free shuttle service (last year we grew to two golf carts) and opening the Welcome Center on Saturday for restrooms, rest, or a place to gather out of the sun. We begin our work in August and finish at the conclusion of the Fall Festival September 23-25, 2016. Mike Lassiter leads this team.

REBUILDING TOGETHER CLAY COUNTY | October 6

This an opportunity in Clay County to help eliminate unsafe or substandard housing for an individual or family. Some handyman or general building skills are useful. Mark Davis has been our team leader for the last three years.  More information can be obtained here.

2BC CHRISTMAS STORE | Store Dates December 13, 14, 15 | Help Needed in  November & December

All ages are welcome to help with this unique store for encouraging those in the Liberty community with the opportunity to provide Christmas for their family at a reduced cost by “shopping” at Second Baptist. There are multiple ways to participate for people of all ages. Karri George is the Christmas Store team leader. Watch our events page for this year's dates.

SECOND BAPTIST TEAM WORLD VISION | May 8, 2018

Join the team to walk/run the Global 6K at English Landing Park to raise money for clean water in Africa. The $50 entry fee provides clean water for one person for life.

TABLE OF FAITHS | May 8

Table of Faiths is an annual event sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. In these ever-changing times, understanding people of different faith traditions and other backgrounds is necessity to create and maintain harmony in our community. The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council is committed to building the most welcoming community for all people.

STRENGTHENING OUR SERVE | September 9

This year’s theme is “The Church has Left the Building” as an extension of our worship is serving our community together in a variety of ways.

 


NATIONAL

SOUTH DAKOTA | June - August

Middle School Students, June, 4-8.

High School Students, June. 10-15.

All Church, July 28-August 2

All three trips will explore the Lakota culture and the issues of reservation life and do small projects in the small communities of Bridger and Takini.


INTERNATIONAL

THAILAND | Summer and/or October

These trips will promote the partnership between 2BC and Upland Holistic Development Project, and October will include a prayer bicycle ride. The trip leader is Bill Gossett.

GRAND GOAVE, HAITI | Early June

We will spend time getting to know Jenny Jenkins, CBF Field personnel and helping in medical clinics and with light building projects. The trip leader is Mike Lassiter.

 

The opportunities described above offer you the possibility to connect with a mission partner of Second Baptist; however,  you may also have in mind an opportunity for you or your family that has not been listed. Contact the Missions Committee or contact Mike Lassiter at 816-781-2824 ext. 307 about the opportunity you are considering.   

We hope you will consider this a gateway to approach missions with an open heart and to renew a commitment to seeking and becoming aware of God’s presence while participating in missions.