OUR WORLD MISSIONS MINISTRIES
As we interpret our part of the Great Commission, Associational mission ministries fall into four areas: I) Associational missions involves us in needs that are close to home and give a real sense of ownership in mission work in our part or Missouri. This includes Summer Missionary salary and expenses, Lake Ministry, Jail and Crisis Ministries, and Church Assistance; 2) State Fair Ministry where we have a part in reaching thousands with the Gospel during the Missouri State Fair; 3) On Mission Celebration (formerly known as World Mission Conference) where our congregations become personally acquainted with SBC missionaries and establish ongoing relationships with missionaries: 4) Mission Trip, whereby we enlist, train and send young people and adult volunteers on a mission trip during the summer to get hands on experience by participating in a mission endeavor outside our association. 5) Missions Link up, whereby we establish a specific ongoing relationship with NAMB and IMB teams with a view of initiating hands on involvement.
OUR EVANGELISM and OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Our Evangelism and Outreach Ministries include our annual Evangelism Conference and other evangelistic endeavors of Fellowship Baptist Association. We offer training in evangelism and other support as needed in our churches.Our Evangelism and Outreach Ministries include our annual Evangelism Conference and other evangelistic endeavors of Fellowship Baptist Association. We offer training in evangelism and other support as needed in our churches
OUR CHURCH DEVELOPMENT MINISTRIES
Our Church Development Ministries include Brotherhood and Women's Ministries, which provide missions education and training for people of all ages in our churches; Stewardship Ministry which provides information and training in areas of Christian money management and other areas of stewardship; and Music Ministry which provides information, training and special events regarding music for our churches.
OUR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRIES
Our Christian Education Ministries include Sunday School and Vacation Bible School promotion and training, which involves securing promotional materials and making extensive training available to volunteers; Discipleship Training, whereby we inform churches of available resources and encourage churches to find ways to involve Christians in events and activities designed to enhance their spiritual growth; and Seminary Extension, which provides opportunities for anybody in the association to pursue deeper studies of the Bible and various spiritual subjects.
OUR YOUTH MINISTRIES
Our Youth ministries which reach out to the youth throughout our association and support their efforts to reach unchurched young people with the Gospel as well as ministry within the younger population of our churches; and our Children and Youth Camps which usually pay for themselves, but sometimes need to be underwritten by the Association.
THE DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS
The Director or Missions provides responsible leadership in the work of the association through performing such basic functions as the planning, correlation and implementation of programs, program services and ministries of the association; counsel to churches as requested; preaching as requested by pastors and churches; assisting with ordination services; pastor search committee training; interpretation of information; ministry with pastors (including mentoring of first-time pastors), and good public relations. He also represents the association to the Missouri Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.