A Heart for Missions
We have a heart for missions!
We believe mission involvement is the natural result of a real faith. When our hearts are filled by God, we naturally want to share God’s love with others.
Following Christ’s command to “Go therefore and make disciples,” our church supports missions through our praying, our serving, our going, and our giving. Through our backpack program, the children’s clinic, mission trips, and prayer quilts, our congregation works to serve and share with people and communities in need.
We help provide food for the backpack program at Scott County Middle School. This program sends backpacks full of nutritious food home with students whose families are food insecure and may not otherwise eat over the weekend when school meals aren’t provided.
Church Benevolent Cooperative
When people approach our church looking for help, we seek to provide them with the resources they need. We have a benevolence fund for this purpose and we donate that money to a cooperative effort with other local churches.
This ministry, run by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky, involves building a home each year in McCreary County over the course of a week.
Thanksgiving Baskets/Community Meal
We collect food and assemble baskets for local families in need from Scott County Middle School and Southern Elementary School. We also provide food for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Southern Elementary School each year.
Prayers and Squares
Our church provides quilts for those who ask for them as physical reminders of our prayers. Our chapter of Prayers and Squares was started in April 2006.
December is our Oﬀering for Global Missions emphasis month. We give to support our CBF ﬁeld personnel in the U.S. and around the world as they commit to sharing abundant life with others.
We support and participate in the international ministry for global women. We have donated items for birthing kits and members have taken the kits with them on mission trips.
Christmas Shoebox Ministry/Share The Joy
During the Advent season, Sunday School classes and other members adopt families and children in southeastern Kentucky and provide them with food and gifts.
Other Mission Opportunities
Faith has participated in various mission activities in addition to the ones listed above. Some examples are hosting a reading camp for elementary students who need extra help with reading strategies, giving baby showers in Owsley County, and traveling to Morocco to help a sister church. Faith members have taken mission trips to Indonesia, Haiti, and Mexico, as well.