God’s instrument to reach every tribe, tongue, people, and nation is the church. He gave His church a beautifully balanced command- The Great Commission. This is a call to make the name of Jesus renowned both near and far. Therefore, it is our prayer and desire to take Him to “Our Neighbors and to the Nations.” God has called each of us to play a part and every part is equally important. For some it will be to PRAY, for others to GIVE, and for some to GO. Our goal is cover everything we do in prayer. It has been rightfully said that “one cannot minister beyond what they have first prayed about.” When we begin with prayer, it shows our dependents on our Sovereign God and He receivers all the Glory when things happen. We also believe that as we go, whether it is to the other side of the world or to your next-door neighbor, the mission is of utmost and equal value.
As you explore our website you will find opportunities to minister to our neighbors on one-day local events to multiple week trips to the nations.
Thank you for praying and seeking God’s will for your life as we, together, seek to know Him and make Him known to Our Neighbors and the Nations.
At FBCA, the foundation of every ministry is prayer. We currently have two different prayer teams: one that prays for personal requests and one that prays for upcoming mission opportunities. If you are interested in signing up to be a part of one of these teams Sign Up
If you have any personal prayer requests, you can submit them Here.
Satellites- Weekly Bible studies and ministry in communities throughout Jefferson and South County. For more information, contact the missions office.
15th Street- Sharing the Gospel in East St. Louis
Hand ‘n’ Hand- Protecting life in the womb and loving hurting mothers.
Oasis- Ministering to refugees in St. Louis metro area.
Jefferson County Rescue Mission- Physically and spiritually feeding those without family or means.
In the aftermath of disaster, when sorrow and devastation are everywhere, we’re there to make God’s love real to those who desperately need it. The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is trained and ready to respond to disaster and devastation with help, healing, and hope.
For more information about the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team click here or contact Toby Tucker to find out how you can serve on our team at FBCA.
Next Trip: May 2018
We are currently partnering with First Baptist Church of Aurora to reach this highly diversified area in Colorado. Aurora is home to many different ethnic people groups, many who are refugees from around the world and are new to our country and culture. Our mission teams do both eyeglass clinics and backyard Bible clubs. If you are interested in being a part of one of our mission teams you can
apply here or contact us for more information.
Next Trip: April 2018
We currently have 2 separate partnerships in Vancouver working with both a church plant and International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries who are working the Jat Sikh people group. We assist in hosting day camps, block parties, and other community events during the summer to help both of these ministries reach Vancouver with the Gospel.
Next Trip: March 2018
The Timothy Project is a para-church organization that desires to serve the local church and assist them in fulfilling the Great Commission. FBCA partners with the Timothy Project to reach Central Mexico with the name of Jesus through evangelism, working in local schools, VBS, youth camps, and various construction projects.
Next Trip: January 2018
FBCA has adopted 2 people groups in Liberia; The Loma and the Kpella (pronounced Pella). Our commitment is to develop tools and provide training to help them effectively evangelize, make disciples, and watch God plant churches among their respective people groups.
Next Trip: December 2017
FBCA has adopted an unreached people group in West Africa, the K-people. This people group numbers about 20,000 spread across mostly Senegal, the Gambia, and Guinea. Our desire is to help them develop tools and train them to reach their own people through evangelism, disciple making, and planting churches.
Next Trip: February 2019
FBCA is currently working with an unreached people group in northern India, the Jat Sikhs. We travel to India every other year to work with church planters and pastors sharing the Gospel in the villages, working in a local school, and putting on a medical clinic.
Paul and Kristi Masih - Taking the name of Jesus to unreached people groups in India
Jack and Sheri Thomas - Planting churches in Central Mexico
Apostles Church - Church plant in North St. Louis City
Andrew and Ruth Prowell - Sharing the Gospel in East St. Louis
Saidou Ba - Serving unreached people groups in West Africa
Missouri Baptist Convention for the deaf - Working with the deaf of Missouri (Less than 0.5% of deaf know Jesus).
Oasis International - Ministering to refugees in St. Louis metro area
Gideon’s International - Businessmen taking the Bible to open and closed countries around the world.
We also partner with several other local church planters in our area.
At First Baptist Church of Arnold, we believe that living a life of generosity is key to seeing the mission of God reach the ends of the earth. We recognize the generosity we have been shown by Jesus and this motivates us to give sacrificially so others can know the same grace we have experienced!
Our missions offering is given above and beyond your regular tithe and offering and goes to supports all of the partnerships and mission opportunities listed above. You can give by designating an amount to missions of your offering envelope, writing "missions offering" on your check, or choosing "missions offering" when you give online. Thank you for prayerfully considering giving on a weekly or monthly basis to support our missions offering.