We gladly take seriously Jesus' challenge to "make disciples of all nations" with hands-on missions and ministry projects and by supporting missions activities in our state, nation, and around the world.

Several groups within our church are actively involved in mission work. If you are interested in joining us to help those in need in our city, region, or around the world, contact us at uhbc@uhbc.org.


Springfield Area missions partners:

People with low income or no income receive food and clothing through Council of Churches programs like Crosslines, while abused and homeless women find shelter with the "Safe to Sleep" program.

People also get help from the food and clothing pantry at Grand Oaks Mission Center, sponsored by the Greene County Baptist Association, which also helps struggling small churches.

Elementary school kids at our neighborhood school, Rountree, receive various forms of help.

Aged and infirm people find care and love at the Baptist Home in Ozark

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Missouri area mission partners:

Students feeling called to Christian vocations get help from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland.                                     American Indian children needing foster care come into a home-like atmosphere at the Murrow Indian Children's Home in Oklahoma.

Training for pastors and those entering other Christian vocations is offered in class and online by Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.

College and graduate students can enjoy their educational experience in a Christian setting at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, William Jewell College  in Liberty and Judson University in Elgin, IL.

Orphans and children needing a foster home find Christian love and care at theMissouri Baptist Children's Home.

Groups seeking a beautiful place for a conference or retreat can find it atWindermere Assembly Center.

People get news of Christian events and devotional material from The WORD AND WAY journal both in print and in on-line editions.

 

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Nation and Around the World partners:

People who have never heard of Jesus  learnfrom missionaries of the American Baptist Churches USA which continue a 200-year tradition of international and national missions work, also educational and benevolent activities.

People without Jesus in unreached ethnic groups are the focus of The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship which also supports missionaries in the USA, and  supports seminaries and efforts to combat poverty especially in some of the poorest counties in our country.                              

Persecuted Christians obtaina strong voice in the Baptist World Alliance, supported by churches in over 100 countries.  And victims of wars and disasters receive help through Baptist World Aid.

The Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs in Washington keeps watch to prevent government intervention in, and funding for churches, upholding the principle of separation of church and state.

Retired ministers, missionaries and other Christian workers are assured the security they deserve through The Ministers and Missionaries Fund

Young people called into ministry receive training at the Shan State Seminary in Myanmar (Burma).

A congregation of refugee Chin Christians from Myanmar has been welcomed to worship in our church building.

Individuals and groups within the church also aid many Christian ministries such as Convoy of Hope, and local charities and supportmissionaries in Thailand, Laos, the Congo and elsewhere.

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