The Missions Ministry of Lafayette Baptist Church seeks to glorify God
by educating believers about missions,
supporting the ministry of missionaries,
and touching the world with the hope of Christ
through meeting physical and spiritual needs.
Educating believers about missions – In order to be effective in world missions, we must know and understand the world and the necessary strategies to reach it. The Missions Ministry has the responsibility to educate the church concerning its mission responsibility and what Baptists are doing throughout the world for the cause of Christ.
Through meeting physical and spiritual needs – Mission work constantly faces the battle of walking the line between both the physical and spiritual needs of the world. If the physical needs alone are addressed, then the most pressing need of salvation is left unanswered. If, on the other hand, salvation alone is stressed, then the plight of the suffering is left unchecked which is both a violation of our biblical responsibility and a limiting factor in the world’s ability to hear our message. Therefore, intentional efforts are made to maintain this balance of meeting both the physical and the spiritual needs of the world.