Missions | SEND Opportunities


  • 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.



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. 


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.


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 | April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18.

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 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.


Help repair, fix up or make safe a house chosen by Second Baptist Church representatives for the day. Light carpentry and clean up skills needed. 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 19, 2018 | Liberty Memorial Park, Kansas City, MO | 8:00 a.m.

THIS MAY, CHANGE A LIFE. Join us and advocates across the globe in our mission to bring clean water and fullness of life to children in communities around the world.

Walk, run, or push a stroller with us at the World Vision Global 6K for Water on May 19, 2018 at Liberty Memorial Park. Each registration fee ($50) provides lasting clean water to a child like the unique child on your race bib!

Register Here

TABLE OF FAITHS | May 8, 2018

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 a 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.


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



SOUTH DAKOTA | June - August

Middle School Students June 4-8 .

High School Students June 11-16.

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.



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

SLOVAKIA | May 24-June 4

A CBF Heartland trip.

KIEV, UKRAINE | September

A visit to the Revival Church which is stepping out on faith with a very unique and bold effort with orphans. The trip leader is Steve Hemphill.

THAILAND | October 8-13

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.

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.