The work of the Lord presses on each day, daily around the world. We realize the smallest contribution can help make a positive difference. The word mission is defined as, “The business with which such a body of persons is charged”. As Christians it is our mission to carry out our Heavenly Father’s work. At Cathedral Baptist Church, our mission is to reach the world for Christ. It is our continuing goal to support Christian missions locally, nationally and internationally.
Mission Friends meets the need of developing the whole child as preschoolers learn through play, through helping others projects, through taste, touch and smell and through the care of their leaders.
Children's Missions Education
Children's Mission Education is an important function and purpose of the Church. It is through missions and missions’ education that children learn to apply the scriptures that they are learning through Bible study. As they help those around them, they learn that are able to be a Christ follower by doing what Christ would do.
Ten Compelling Reasons Why
Children’s Missions Education is Important:
• Teaches children that life isn’t all about them. Children learn to be God-centered instead of self-centered.
• Demonstrates to children how God is at work in the world through stories from the missions field. God is at work all around us, but sometimes it takes being able to step back and see the big picture to see that God is at work.
• Cultivates an atmosphere where children are accepted—always inclusive, never exclusive. Missions education teaches children to go and minister to all people. This includes ministering to children at school by showing them the love of Christ.
• Provides a place where children participate in fun, age-appropriate learning activities. Curriculum is written appropriately for the mental, social, physical and spiritual development of children.
• Instills godly characteristics in children. The curriculum reinforces the Biblical mandate to be a light in the darkness through word and deed.
• Offers outreach to non-churched families. Non-churched parents are more likely to send their children to church if they perceive the church is teaching them to not only “be good” but to “do good.” Also, non-churched families hear about children doing ministry projects in the community.
• Encourages children to learn and apply the Bible to their lives. This is the only organization at church where children actively go and demonstrate their faith through missions projects and witnessing.
• Teachers serve as role models and mentors/coaches for children. Missions education is more hands-on and allows leading by example. Children see adults living out the Great Commission in the classroom and on the missions field.
• Offers opportunities where parents can serve. Here are a few examples of how parents can serve: teach, lead activities, bring snacks, donate supplies, plan missions projects, chaperone missions projects and participate in outreach to children.
• Provides outreach to the community and the church. Through missions projects, God’s love is shared and lives are changed.
Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community.
As a ministry leader for 60 years, Awana is making an impact. A recent national survey found Awana to be as important to our alumni's spiritual foundation as all other church activities combined. Among alumni who participated in our programs for at least six years, 92.7 percent still attend church at least weekly as adults!
Each week, more than one million kids ages 2 to 18 participate in Awana. Over 12,000 churches in the U.S. and more than 9,000 internationally run Awana programs that change young lives through biblical truth.
Cooperative Program Giving
(Baptist State Convention of North Carolina)
Giving to the Cooperative Program supports a wide array of ministries and missions around the world including: evangelism efforts, children's homes, volunteer missions, missions education, new churches, colleges and universities, collegiate ministries, camps, and much more. For additional information, visit www.cpmissions.net.
Annie Armstrong Emphasis (Home Missions)
Each year, we honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938) when we give to the annual offering for home missions named after her. As a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of mission efforts throughout the world, Annie Armstrong led women to unite in mission endeavors that ultimately led to the formation of Woman's Missionary Union, for which she served as the first corresponding secretary. For more information visit www.anniearmstrong.com.
Lottie Moon Emphasis (Foreign Missions)
Southern Baptist churches collect the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for the sole purpose of supporting international missions. Every penny of the offering goes to the International Mission Board's overseas budget, thus supporting our missionaries.
God is giving Southern Baptists unprecedented opportunities to join Him in His work in the world. Recent natural disasters continue to remind us of the urgency of reaching the lost before it is too late. If we are going to join God on mission, we must have a God-sized vision and heart that leads us to sacrificial giving - for the nations as well as for those called to go. More information about the Lottie Moon Offering can be found at www.imb.org.
Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina strives to achieve excellence in every aspect of its statewide ministry to children and families.
Aaron’s Hands (Foreign Missions)
Wycliffe Mike and Beth Matheson are ministering to the children of missionaries as they prepare to leave their homes or to re-enter the country after a mission assignment.
Operation Inasmuch mobilizes believers in a hands-on local church missions blitz in their community.
A mission opportunity to provide much needed supplies to local students.
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php
Anson Crisis Ministry
Serves the local community in need with aide of food, clothing, furnishings, etc. as available.
Anson Baptist Association
Assisting churches in becoming the church God intended His church to be through education, evangelism, fellowship, and missions.