Missions | SEND Opportunities

MISSIONS: SEND INITIATIVE 2019


What is the SEND Initiative?

Since its inception in 2013, 2BC’s SEND Initiative has fostered the congregation’s participation in missions experiences around Liberty, throughout the US, and abroad. The goal of SEND is to know Christ and to make Christ known in ways which:

  • promote relationships
  • anticipate mutual growth
  • implement asset-based community development (ABCD) processes
  • provide for long-term sustainability

It is our prayer that every member of Second Baptist Church commits to at least one challenging and rewarding place of service each year. For many, that may be through participation in a mission process. Members who elect to participate in a new type/location of mission engagement may be eligible for financial assistance from SEND funds.

Contact Karen Rogers at 816-781-2824 if you are interested or would like more information about any of the following opportunities or financial assistance.

Download a current list of SEND Initiative Opportunities here.


ONGOING PARTNERSHIPS AND LOCAL MINISTRIES

IN AS MUCH MINISTRIES | Ongoing

This thriving Liberty food bank had its origins in the hearts and actions of Second Baptist Church members. To provide relief for local families in crisis, 2BC collects designated food items on the first Sunday of each month. Also, church members help with on-going special events and periodic deep cleaning of the food pantry at the Freedom House. 

IN AS MUCH MINISTRIES PLUS (IAM+) | Ongoing

To assist local families in becoming self-sufficient following times of crisis, 2BC volunteers lead in specific rehabilitation and development processes, such as counseling regarding alternatives to payday lending and preparing healthy, cost-effective meals.

SCHOOL CONNECTION TEAM  | Ongoing

This team connects with Schumacher Elementary and other schools as needed to serve as a support and encouragement for the work of the teachers and staff. The team meets as is necessary for planning and as opportunities require. 

HILLCREST HOPE THRIFT STORE | Ongoing

The Hillcrest Hope Thrift Store supports the transformation happening every day at Hillcrest Hope. All proceeds from the Thrift Store exclusively support Hillcrest Hope, raising funds for these families in Clay County. Store donations contribute to the practical needs of the families during their stay in the program, as well as aid the families as they seek their own housing upon graduation.

Shopping Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Donation Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

CASEWORKERS | Ongoing

Clients at some local homeless shelters are permitted to leave the shelters with the pillowcases they used the night before. 2BC volunteers donate fabric and/or sew quality pillowcases which the shelters can give to their residents.CaseWorkers work on their own schedules from their homes.

BOOKS ON MISSION |  Book Collection January - July 31 | Delivery of Books August 19 - 23

Books of the sort that might be found in a pastor’s library are donated to the Books on Mission project such as Bibles, concordance, Bible study books, atlases, Sunday School literature (in sets of 6 or more copies of the same booklet), hymnals, books on church organization and administration. 

Working with the Fellowship of Baptist Educators (FOBE), 2BC takes books to Eubank, Kentucky where they are processed and packaged. When the FOBE has enough books to fill a shipping container, the books are sent to a developing seminary overseas. Most shipments go to India, South America or one of the African nations but the exact destination for each shipment is not finalized until near the time for shipment. It costs about 40 cents per pound to ship materials in the containers, so donors may also contribute about $1 per book to defray shipping costs. 

"HI, NEIGHBOR!"  |  Four times per year

"Hi, Neighbor!" Team members deliver information about church activities and ministries to our immediate neighbors during Lent, before Vacation Bible School, before Fall school opening, and for Advent. This partnership provides opportunities for church members to help create a welcoming presence for the church’s nearest neighbors. 

HARVEST HILL COMMUNITY GARDEN | March through Fall 

The garden is an outgrowth of some 2BC members with a passion for community gardening and William Jewell College collaboration. Help is needed to prepare and maintain the garden. Some of the garden harvests provide fresh vegetables for the In As Much food pantry.

FALL FESTIVAL HOSPITALITY TEAM | September 27-29

Second Baptist has found a presence in the Liberty Fall Festival each year at the end of September by offering free shuttle service and opening the Welcome Center on Saturday for restrooms and refreshment. Golf cart drivers and Welcome Center greeters communicate 2BC’s love for the community.   

REBUILDING TOGETHER KANSAS CITY | September 14

During this annual workday, volunteers help repair or make improvements to a home for elderly or disabled residents who need a helping hand. Light carpentry and clean up skills needed. More information can be obtained here.

2BC CHRISTMAS STORE |  Help Needed in  November & December

All ages are welcome to help with this unique store for providing identified families in our community with the opportunity to provide Christmas for their families at a reduced cost by “shopping” at Second Baptist. Church members donate new gifts which identified families could purchase at greatly reduced cost. There are multiple ways to participate for people of all ages. Watch our events page for this year's dates.

SECOND BAPTIST TEAM WORLD VISION | October 19

Second Baptist runners participate in the October 19 KC Full Marathon + Half Marathon. Serious runners as well as just-for-the-fun-of-it joggers who want to support a worthy cause, enlist sponsors to raise funds for Team World Vision, a Christian organization which supports children’s ministries around the world. They assist with getting ready for the run, fundraising, and more. A Second Baptist group practices together for several months before the event. Visit this website to learn more.

TABLE OF FAITHS 

Table of Faiths is an annual event sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. In these ever-changing times, understanding people of different faith traditions and other backgrounds is a necessity to create and maintain harmony in our community. The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council is committed to building the most welcoming community for all people.

2BC ANNIVERSARY SERVE SUNDAY "2BC Doing SmALL Things with Great Love!" | May 5, 2019

Every year, on the 2BC Anniversary Sunday, the whole church gathers for a joint service then moves out into the community for service projects. The 2019 theme, “2BC – doing smALL things with great love!” will be evident all around the church house and throughout Liberty, doing loving works then rejoining for a picnic in the park!

Details for each project are available here.

You can see FAQ about the event here.

Register for the event here.


2019 OPPORTUNITIES

NATIONAL

2BC CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE THIS SUMMER  | June 6-23

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of black enslavement in the US. The Angela Project, named for the first known African slave to step onto American soil, is a series of 3 summits held by CBF in partnership with the National Baptist Convention of America International. The first year (2017) the summit focused on public policy and education. Last year, the summit focused on black and white poverty. This year, at the opening of the CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, the Angela Project will culminate with a focus on the legacy of slavery in America.

You can be a part of this historic moment by joining a small group of 2BC members traveling by van on a June 16-23 Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

Download a PDF of details here.
Download a calendar and map here.

SOUTH DAKOTA | June - August
  • Middle School Students Trip is June 10 - 14
  • High School Students Trip is June 16 - 22
  • All Church Trip is July 30 - August 4 
    • Rummage Sale Collection held the last week of July.

Join in gathering, preparing, packing and (perhaps) traveling to support another year of partnership with families on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Bridger, South Dakota.

Download a PDF Information Flyer Here

INTERNATIONAL

TASTE AND SEE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS FIESTA | November 17

Spend the morning of November 17 experiencing the sights and tastes of missions with our major international missions partners. The morning worship service and festival booths in the Social Room will provide opportunities to learn more about the people and the missions processes underway in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean. Watch for details to be published in October.

GRAND GOAVE, HAITI | July 1-8

CBF missionary, Jenny Jenkins, is well known to many 2BC members. She’s the nurse who is a bundle of energy, love, and vision for what God is doing in Haiti. 2BC members have worked alongside her in the past, and the church has made a major commitment to support the 2019 construction of the Mountain Medical Clinic in a remote area called Magandou. Your pledged gifts to the Catalyst Ministry Plan in tandem with CBF Heartland have helped to purchase the land for the first phase of construction, which includes five small buildings and cisterns. The buildings are planned for a Welcome Center, a medical clinic, a dental clinic, an OB/GYN clinic, and a service and utilities building.

If you’re fit for work in the heat of summer with few conveniences but bucket loads of inspiration and fellowship with Haitian nationals, God may be calling you to this venture, July 1-8, 2019.

Details about this trip can be downloaded here.

For this trip, you will need to complete forms found on the CBF Short Term Missions page. For our Haiti trip in July, we will need folks to use the forms.

Download a flyer with information here

SLOVAKIA | September 13-23 |

As part of Second Baptist’s Roma Road Partnership, a group will travel in September to work alongside CBF Field Personnel Diane and Shane McNary, as they work among the disenfranchised Roma people of Slovakia. 

Download a PDF Information Page Here

KIEV, UKRAINE| On-Going

Gifts to the Catalyst Ministry Plan help to support this project of the Revival Church in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine. The Revival Church has committed to building ten large homes to house families who will each adopt or become foster parents for ten orphaned children.

More information about the project may be found here.

UPLAND HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, THAILAND |

The Second Baptist partnership with Thailand began in 2014. Church volunteers have traveled to Thailand to work alongside the staff of the Upland Holistic Development Project (UHDP) as they provide a Christian response to needs of the marginalized hill tribe people of the region, largely refugees from Myanmar. 2BC has become a major, long-term partner with UHDP. Plans are in development for an early Spring, 2020, return to Thailand and for expanded local connections with the Karen Church of Kansas City. 

Download a PDF Information Page Here