Missions

MissionSunday2017

Every year we take a Sunday to celebrate what the Lord has done in the past year in our missions ministry and look to new opportunities for the following year! It is our hope that people will enjoy this special time and find a way to get involved in our Missions ministry. Our goal for missions at Lynwood is to Engage all people around the world to Experience Christ and Equip them for life.

One special element of our Missions Sunday at Lynwood is a Missions Fair that takes place in our Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity to visit with representatives from several different missions ministries and see where you can Engage in Missions in 2018. The Missions Fair is open during both morning services on November 19, 2017. The following ministries will be represented in this year's fair:

BMDMI HondurasChristian Activity CenterHoliday Food Baskets
BMDMI NicaraguaMexicoSewing For Missions
Heart of the Bride KenyaPhilippinesChain Gang
Options for WomenBelarusCare Portal
Disaster Relief
Shining Light

Finally on our Missions Sunday we provide an opportunity for people to give to Missions or make a Missions Giving Pledge. Pledge cards will be handed out on November 19 in both services, but if you are unable to attend that day, pledge cards will be available in the church office. All designated Missions gifts are divided between the following ministries:

International Missions 44%North American Missions 22%Missouri Missions 9%
World Hunger 2%Church Planting 9%Lynwood Projects 14%

If you have any questions about Missions giving at Lynwood, please call the church office at 573-334-4600 or email Brad Rogers.

Missions at Lynwood

Short term mission trips have the potential to change lives, not just to those who we go and serve, but those who make the trip as well. There have been many individuals who have left our campus to go serve someone else by providing medical services, visiting in their home, providing a meal, playing a sport, visiting a school, providing construction help, cleaning a yard, playing music, teaching Biblical truth, sharing the gospel, paying a bill, providing furniture for a home, shopping for gifts at Christmas, packing a shoebox, equipping church leaders, or loving on orphans.  When these individuals returned from their mission, they were the ones who had been changed.  They had surrendered to the call of God to “Go and make disciples” and serve the “least of these”.  God used them to change someone else, and in the process, God had also changed them.  They see the world a little bit differently than they had before.  Suddenly God was bigger to them because they had experienced Him in a different culture than they were used to.  Perhaps God is calling you to be involved in one of our many different international mission efforts in:  

  • Belarus
  • Brazil
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Nicaragua
  • Mexico
  • Philippines 

Or maybe God is calling you to make disciples locally through:

  • Care Portal
  • Fish Food Pantry
  • Options for Women
  • Christian Activities Center in East St. Louis
  • Disaster Relief
  • A  local church plant

These are some of the mission efforts available here at Lynwood Baptist Church.  Every believer can be involved with missions at Lynwood by praying, giving or going.  What is God calling you to do? 

Contact Brad Rogers  or Kevin Coffee with questions or more information about any opportunities above.