Ministry Partners



Missions at Second Baptist is about creating good partnerships to undertake what and where we sense God can use us best.  We focus on building relationships, so we send people to people not people to places.  We generally call our groups involved in missions  “serve teams” because we have been asked by one of our partners to join with them in something specific. 

We desire to be a good partner by respecting our partners and seeking to learn all we can.  Knowing names, stories and faces helps us pray more intelligently for those we serve and serve with.  When we approach missions in this way, we find the things we thought we knew are challenged, and we enter a journey that doesn’t really end, but impacts and transforms us individually and as a faith community.


The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a community of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. Our mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission. Our vision is to be a national and global community bearing witness to the gospel in partnership with Christians across the nation and around the world.

For more than twenty years, CBF has been driven by its mission to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission. CBF Heartland serves individuals and churches throughout Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, and North and South Dakota as they seek to fulfill their God-given purpose.  

CBF Heartland offers a wide variety of resources, networking and expertise to help churches meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our goal is to help each church follow Christ in its unique way. Resources for churches include staff search expertise; leadership training; technical advice, including website development and more.

CBF helps ministers - both new and experienced - navigate the paths of ministry. Resources include peer learning groups, confidential search support, professional development opportunities, networking and more.Churches rarely grow beyond the capabilities and development of their leaders, including the laity. The challenges faced by today’s congregational leaders can be complex. CBF Heartland offers training, guidance and experience for church leaders in many areas.

Young Baptists are an important and growing part of CBF Heartland. They offer opportunities to connect to mission, internships, retreats and other resources. 

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship helps personalize missions right next door or around the world. As you participate where God is working, you can be the presence of Christ and also see the presence of Christ in others. The Fellowship provides volunteer opportunities for individuals, missions teams or students, including youth groups. Service is a significant way to be a part of the ongoing work of the Fellowship. CBF Heartland invites involvement in one or more of its ministry teams. These small groups help strategize, organize and energize the work of the Fellowship in the Midwest.

CBF Heartland Project Teams:
Bosnian Ministry         Collegiate Ministry           Disaster Response        Roma Partnership
Camp Connect           Greensboro Sessions      Emerge Leadership       Haiti Rebuilding 

Learn more here . . . 

Hillcrest Hope

It was our organization’s desire to return to the roots of the founding organization, which is to serve and provide support to the homeless families and individuals of Clay County. Hillcrest Hope Transitional Housing’s goal is to move families from homelessness to self-sufficiency within 90 days. We provide rent/utility-free housing, as well as, the following through a network of community support: auto repair/donation, food pantry, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, work uniforms, etc. In turn, our residents are required by written agreement to work full time, follow the program guidelines, and attend volunteer taught classes in life skills, employment, community living, and budgeting.

Hillcrest Hope Transitional Housing provides each family a welcoming environment through church participation and staff involvement. No family is discriminated against because of race, creed, ethnicity, or religion. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization that serves the homeless families and individuals of Clay County. Hillcrest Hope is supported by its local community (churches, businesses and individual families) and through the work of our many volunteers.

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In as Much Ministry

Since 1988, this Second Baptist Church-founded ministry has provided crisis support to thousands of our Clay County neighbors —with the help of hundreds of volunteers and no paid staff. Through the Link Food Pantry at In As Much, food and non-perishable items are provided for families in need in Clay County. Additionally, In As Much Ministry provides government commodities, rent, utilities, medical assistance, and school supplies to low income families.

Food Share Sunday at Second Baptist On the first Sunday of the month, baskets for food items are placed inside each entrance of the church. A list of high-demand food items is posted on our website and listed in our e-newsletter the Thursday before. However, to help keep the pantry stocked, all food, personal hygiene, and household products are welcome. Food Share Sunday is one of the tangible ways we participate in ministry in our community. The Link Food Pantry now serves over 900 families quarterly with many returning more than once each month. 

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Love INC

Love INC of Clay County is a partnership of local churches working together, across denominational lines, to serve people in need in their local communities. Love INC of Clay County is an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with its own board of directors, executive director, staff and church volunteers.

The Love INC of Clay County offices are located in the Freedom House, which operates a unique facility to house organizations that support faith-based and other social and human services providers that are meeting needs of the less fortunate without discrimination and helping individuals and families to improve their quality of life.

Love INC affiliates serve their local community’s churches, helping the church mobilize their congregants to serve as Christ’s hands and feet in the community.

Love INC affiliates serve the church – the church serves those with needs.

Love INC affiliates, through the church volunteers, serve anyone with a manageable need in their service area. A manageable need means that the people and resources identified and available from the local churches (or community agencies, charities or ministries) exist to address the need. Not all requests for help are manageable for a variety of reasons. (Approximately 6.5% of requests received by Love INC cannot be addressed in a timely manner.) 

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Rebuilding Together–Clay County

Rebuild Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize communities. This network of more than 200 affiliates provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans. Rebuilding Together–Clay County believes we can preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize our community by providing free home modifications and repairs and making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.

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Meals on Wheels - Liberty

Hot nutritious meals are delivered Monday-Friday to home bound seniors unable to cook for themselves within the city limits of Liberty. Meals are delivered to seniors’ homes by volunteers. Frequently the volunteer may be the only person the recipient sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those living alone. 

Two months a year, our congregation provides delivery for our Liberty program. During these months, volunteers sign up to deliver hot meals to home bound or those returning from a hospital stay in the Liberty area.  Routes take anywhere from a half to a full hour to deliver. Watch the website and LOOP publications for sign up opportunities.  

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