Grace Pointe Baptist Mission
Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville, TX
American Baptist Association
The American Baptist Association is a fellowship of Baptist churches who have elected to associate with each other for the furtherance of the cause of Christ on earth. Through their associated efforts these churches send and support missionaries in many areas of the world. They publish a full curriculum to train their members in the fundamentals of the Christian faith found in the Bible, especially the New Testament. These churches also help each other in their ministries to the poor and homeless people through children's homes and other projects. According to the 2013 American Baptist Association Year Book, these churches are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Fiji Islands, France, Germany, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, Peru, Solomon Islands, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela and Honduras.
Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary
TBI opened as a full time Institute and Seminary in September 1948. Hundreds of students have received biblical training in its Bible programs. The worth of the school is reflected in the accomplishments of former students who have become leaders in missions, church growth, and Christian education.
Christian education demands the best of dedicated administrators and instructors. God has providentially supplied great leaders and capable instructors to carry the work forward from its beginning. Dr. R. E. Rodgers was the first President of the school and during his two years of dedicated leadership the school began its growth. Dr. A. J. Kirkland assumed the Presidency in 1950 and gave the next twenty-two years of his life to build and establish the school as the great institution of service to the Lord’s churches that she has become. Dr. Ray O. Brooks was chosen to take the reins of leadership following the death of Dr. Kirkland. God has continued to bless as more and more students realize their need to study the Bible.
Macedonian Missionary Service
Serving the Missionaries…
The heart of the work at Macedonian is missionary service and the focus of the ministry has been overseas. Macedonian has helped missionaries with evangelistic campaigns that have been instrumental in church planting. Essential equipment has been delivered to churches in the field at minimal or no cost to the missionaries themselves. This includes everything from appliance parts, computers, musical instruments, generators, sawmills, and vehicles. The Macedonian team has always had a heart for encouraging missionaries. Thousands of miles have been traveled in order to sit down face to face with a missionary and his family and assure them that someone cares. Missionaries have often testified of their appreciation for this personal touch, without any publicity. Missionary training is an outgrowth of Macedonian’s ministry to churches and missionaries. Staff members are available for personal consultations with missionaries in the field and pastors, as well as to lead missionary retreats and seminars. Missionaries and pastors have also called on Macedonian when it came time to survey new fields. The team members are always open to serving the churches when it comes to opening new fields.
Serving the Churches…
Missions’ promotion has been an original goal and purpose of the ministry and the men and women of Macedonian have helped and continue to help churches across the United States and in several foreign countries with missions conferences. Only the Lord knows the added financial support for missions that have come about because of this ministry. Macedonian has also helped develop a vision for missions by taking Pastors and laypeople from the churches to the foreign mission field for special projects. The verse “Mine eye affecteth mine heart…” (Lamentations 3:51), has proven true as these men and women have returned to their home churches with a new zeal for missions. The ministry serves not only as a missions guide, but also as a missions’ teacher, so that those who participate in a project will experience life-changing revelations. Churches have also relied on Macedonian as a resource for information and a source of help when it came time to send a missionary to the field. Many pastors know that if they have a problem or a question about foreign mission work, Macedonian is an invaluable source of information.
“The Macedonian Call” magazine is a quarterly publication that keeps churches, missionaries, and individuals informed about the ministry and new opportunities for service. It is sent to a mailing list of over 8,500 worldwide.
Macedonian Missionary Service is endorsed and sponsored by Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Concord, California; Hopewell Baptist Church, Cunningham, Tennessee; Nevill’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Locial Mission Development
Beginning in September 2004, Quaker Avenue Baptist Church has been privileged to sponsor LMD. This ministry is dedicated to encouraging churches and mission work with the Southwest Association of Missionary Baptist Churches.
Churches and missions fellowshipping with the SWA are asked to contribute money to help purchase needed land or building projects for sister churches and missions in our local area.
Here is a summary of the fund distribution:
2005 - 2006, in the amount of $6,203.33was given Twin Lakes Baptist Mission, Gallop, New Mexico, Jerry Baker, missionary to the Navajo Nation.
2006 - 2007, in the amount of $7,035.95, was presented to the 58th Avenue Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas, Nathan Simmons, pastor, for their building remodel.
2007 – 2008, in the amount of $10,138.27 was given to the Clovis Mission, Clovis, New Mexico, Jack Spencer, missionary pastor, to help secure property.
2008 – 2009, in the amount of $13,578.53 was presented to the Three Gray Hills Mission, Wesley Veasey, pastor.
2009 – 2010, in the amount of $12,592.31, was presented to the Clovis Mission, Clovis, New Mexico, Jack Spencer, missionary pastor, to help pay for their new building.
2010 – 2011, in the amount of $11,737.85, was given to the Twin Lakes Baptist Mission, Jerry Baker, missionary to the Navajo Nation, in the amount of $12,592.31, for their new water well.
2011 – 2012, in the amount of 11,052.99, was awarded to the Dayspring Baptist Mission, Thoreau, New Mexico, John Gail, missionary pastor, to help pay for their new sanctuary.
2012 – 2013, in the amount of $19,368.91, was presented to the 58th Avenue Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas, Nathan Simmons, pastor, for their new Fellowship Hall project.
2013 – 2014, in the amount of $17,674.57, was given to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Levelland, Texas, Sylvan Cargile, pastor, for remodel work in the Sanctuary and fellowship Hall.
2014- 2015, in the amount of $15,578.15, was given to Quaker Avenue Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas, Monty Hilliard, pastor, for their new van shelter project.
2015 -2016, in the amount of $14,164.39, was awarded to the Two Grey Hill Baptist Mission, Newcomb, New Mexico, Rusty Denny, pastor, for their new multipurpose building.
Total giving from 2004 – 2016: $154,265.29
Texas Mission Development
Texas Mission Development is a non-profit organization sponsored by Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Dialville, Texas. We have been providing a helping hand to Texas churches and missions since 1972.
Each quarter churches and missions from all over Texas register to request financial aid from TMD and its sponsoring church, Rocky Springs MBC. The financial aid given is to assist the church or mission with their building projects. Our members vote each quarter for those registered churches and missions, and who will receive these funds.
MISSION: Churches & Missions helping Churches & Missions Financially.
Year after year churches, missions, our members and people like you from all across Texas contribute $1, $5, $10 and more. For those who can not contribute funds please pray for Texas Mission Development and its continued effort to help. Without prayer none of this would be possible. Amen!
“For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God.” (2 Corinthians 9:1; 12)
Texas Mission Builders
The organization of Texas Mission Builders is the result of much prayer and council on the part of several men who saw a need for a voluntary work force among the Missionary Baptist Churches of the State of Texas.
In the past, missions and churches have, at times, settled for much less than was needed in the area of construction of new buildings or additions to their existing buildings because of the high cost of material and labor. The central purpose of Texas Mission Builders is to give Missionary Baptists the opportunity to do greater work for the Lord in the future by:
- Organizing a volunteer work force to help in the construction of church buildings or additions to existing buildings free of charge.
- The soliciting of people within our churches of various skills and crafts to use their talents for the Lord.
- To compile a list of names and addresses of people who would be willing to volunteer their services.
T.M.B.’s immediate plan is to assist missions and churches within our local associations in reducing the amount of money spent on labor for their building projects. Our long range plans are to assemble such a work force that entire building programs could be carried out by people participating in T.M.B.
T.M.B. seeks co-coordinators who will help to relay and publicize information concerning projects.
Each church within their local association should seek to identify and encourage those who are willing to participate, whether skilled or unskilled, in any particular area.
Sponsoring Church: East Side M.B.C., Jacksonville, TX