MISSIONS



There is no greater mission on earth than God’s Great Commission. It is the foundation of evangelism and the force that propels us into cross-cultural work. It’s the redemptive purpose that challenges us to put our faith into action, and it’s the shower of forgiveness flowing from the Father that reveals how we can still be used for His glory. Scroll down to find out how you can get involved in UBC missions today.

THE MISSION CHALLENGE:

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PRAY - Commit to pray for each of these mission opportunities, and ask God to reveal how He wants you to get involved in His work.


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GIVE - Commit to give to the UBC Great Commission Offering to support missions next door and around the world.


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GO - Commit to actively participate in missions this year. It will change your life!



LOCAL MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Food Pantry

Every third Tuesday of the month, the UBC food pantry hands out food to 30 families in need. This ministry seeks to reach and share the love of Christ with those in our own

community. Contact Jerry Phillips or the church office to volunteer today.

International Student Outreach

Currently there are over 250 international students who come from all over the world to study at UNA. We have an opportunity to share the love of Christ with these students while they are here in hopes that they would then take the Gospel back to their families when they return home. Simply “adopting” a student and spending time with them on a monthly basis provides an easy way to help the students experience our culture and learn about our faith. Contact us to find out how you can adopt a student today.

Christmas Ministries

Every year during the Chirstmas season, Alex Lawson and his mother, Lisa, collect toys for children who are receiving medical care at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham as well as local hospitals. Toys are handed out to the children in order to share the love and hope of Christ in the midst of difficult circumstances.


Also during Christmas, UBC helps local families in need provide Christmas presents to their children. We can always use your help in providing gifts to these families so we might show them the love of Christ through our generosity.

Other opportunities to serve locally come available throughout the year, such as providing a meal at the Community Soup Kitchen, local prayer walks and outreach, our annual Harvest Night during the Halloween season and Megga Easter Egg Hunt.



NORTH AMERICAN MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Alaska Northern Lights Missions

We have a partnership with Jeff and Shelly Sulfridge of Northern Lights Missions based in Tok, Alaska. UBC will be taking a team to serve with them on August 3-11, 2018. If you would like to find out more information about the trip, contact us today.

Walker Community Ministries, Louisiana

We are working with Walker Community Ministries to lead VBS and possibly work on some construction projects at a local church and Wholly Ground Coffee Shop in the Baton Rouge/Walker area on June 26-July 3, 2018. Contact us if you would like to get involved.

God Cares Ministries

Each year around the beginning of February, UBC partners with God Cares Ministries to staff a Christian float for parades in Gautier and Waveland, MS. If you can smile and handout Bibles, tracts and stickers, you are qualified. Contact us for information about our next trip.


More opportunities to serve accross the United States are available through the North American Mission Board (NAMB). NAMB assists churches with evangelistic church planting strategy, the identification and training of missionaries, chaplains and church planters through the Send Network, and helps churches impact their communities through Send Relief. NAMB supports 5,262 missionaries throughout North America from church planters to university missionaries. 15% of UBC's Great Commission Offering directly supports NAMB missionaries.



INTERNATIONAL MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Eyes Wide Open Ministries, Guatemala

Trey Mitchell is coordinating a future college mission trip to Chiquimula, Guatemala, in order to minister alongside Daniel and Brandi McIntyre of Eyes Wide Open Ministries. If you are interested in learning more about this trip, please contact Trey or the church office.

Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International, Honduras

Each year around late July to early August, a UBC team led by Andy Eddins travels to Honduras to work to minister to a village in Honduras. Activities include evangelism, a medical clinic, giving away beans and rice to families in need and more. We'd love to have you join us on our next trip.

Leaders Building Leaders

One of our members, Larry Wright, serves as the Missions Director of Leaders Building Leaders. This ministry strives to build leaders with a passion for the Great Commission. In 2018 LBL will serve in Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Malawi. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please contact Larry Wright or the church office.

Prevail Ministries, Ukraine

Our Pastor, Doug Farris, leads teams annually to Ukraine through our partnership with Prevail Missions International. We work with local church planters to spread the Gospel to areas with little to no Gospel influence. If you would like to know more about this trip, please contact Doug or the church office.

IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are evangelizing, discipling, planting, multiplying healthy churches and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. Currently the IMB has 3,590 missionaries on the field reaching 896 different people groups. 30% of UBC’s Great Commission Offering is designated to IMB to directly aid these missionaries on the field around the world.



MISSION FUNDING

Each year around the months of February-March we have a special giving emphasis to help raise money for missions. However, you may give to the UBC missions fund at any time. Just designate your gift to "missions". You may also text "UBCshoals Missions" to 73256 to give from your phone or click here for online giving. All gifts to UBC’s Great Commission Offering are distributed according to the following graph.

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