Trips & Opportunities

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf: ‘Be reconciled to God.’” – 2 Cor. 5:20

2018 Trips

Minneapolis Student Trip (March 10-16)
This ministry trip offers our high school students an opportunity to serve during their Spring Break with our church planting partner, Scott Mendenhall, of Unlock Church in Minneapolis.

Webster Groves, Missouri – The Groves Church (March 16-18)
This weekend trip is intended to support our church replanting partner, Matthew Creath, of The Groves Church. Saturday will be a full day of prayer walking so volunteers must be fit enough to spend a day on foot. Families are welcome.

Italy Vision Trip (April 22-28)
Italy is only 1.1% evangelical. This vision trip is planned to allow a small team of researchers to explore the possibility of implementing a long-term engagement strategy with the goal of planting a healthy, reproducing church.

Alaska Vision Trip (May 20-26)
Alaska is home to more than 70 unengaged indigenous communities. This vision trip is planned to allow a small team of researchers to explore the possibility of implementing a long-term engagement strategy with the goal of planting a healthy, reproducing church.

Johnsonville (Nebraska) Bible Rodeo Camp (June 3-7)
The Johnstown Rodeo Bible Camp in Burwell, Nebraska provides an annual rodeo camp where students are taught the Bible and challenged to memorize Scripture while also learning expert rodeo skills. Families are welcome.

Peru Vision Trip (June 22-28)
The Arequipa Quechua of the Andes Mountains are only 0.5% evangelical. This vision trip is planned to allow a small team of researchers to explore the possibility of implementing a long-term engagement strategy with the goal of planting a healthy, reproducing church.

Paraguay – Training Latinos to Reach Muslims (July 7-22)
Members of this mission trip will participate in a training event designed to prepare Latin American missionary candidates to be cross-cultural workers in Muslim countries. Mastery of Spanish is required.

Big Country English and Culture Camps (July 17-31)
Volunteers for this mission trip will continue our work in the Big Country using English as a Second Language (ESL) and Culture Camps to build relationships with nationals. This trip is especially well-suited for college students.

Wentzville, MO – Red Tree Church (August 2-4)
This weekend trip to the St. Louis suburbs is intended to support our church planting partner, Rick Tucker, of Red Tree Church in Wentzville. Participants will help Red Tree Church connect with members of the community through their Back to School Event. Families are welcome.

Baltimore, Maryland – Church of the Harbor (Dates TBD)
This weeklong trip is designed to support our church planting partner, Jeff Belcher, of Church of the Harbor. This will be a summer trip. Families are welcome.

Kansas City, Missouri – Church In Waldo (Dates TBD)
There will be two weekend trips this year to support our church planting partner, Peter Assad, pastor of The Church In Waldo. One trip will be designed around a major plumbing project in the church building; plumbing skills will be required. A second trip will focus on the development and implementation of a community garden.

Knob Noster, Missouri – Valor Church (Dates TBD)
During this weekend trip we will be working with Craig Coppenbarger, our church planting partner of Valor Church. Participants will cooperate with Craig in reaching out to members of the U.S. military on Whiteman Air Force Base.

(Request more info in the form at the bottom of this page)

International Trips How-To

PRAYER – Take time to invite God to work through you, and prepare your heart to be an ambassador for Christ to the people you’ll meet.

GET A PASSPORT – Start the process now. Even if you are unsure of what trip you will go on, apply for your passport and be ready. You must apply in person at a Passport Acceptance Facility. You can start the process by applying online at and following the steps directed.

ATTEND THE MISSIONS CLASSES – Introduction to Missiology: Principles for Great Commission Success is required for participating in an international or cross-cultural trip. Bible Storying for Missional Living is recommended. Register for the next class in the form below.

GET INFORMATION – Visit our church missions website at, contact the Missions Office, or fill out the form below, for updated information on missions opportunities. On the website, you will find details for dates and locations as trips and opportunities are scheduled. Also, watch the bulletin and Second Glance for trip information meetings. Then, start the missions application process!

SHARE – Practice the storying skills you developed in our Bible Storying class with friends and family.  Your stories and enthusiasm will be the instrument God uses to encourage others.

How To Pray For Missions

Prayer has always been essential for Great Commission success. Prayer is also the simplest way to participate in missions. We need to pray… so that God will reach the lost through Second… so that our mission teams will be well-prepared before entering the harvest fields… so that God will provide necessary resources and workers… so that our teams and missions/ministry partners will be safe and healthy… so that we will make wise decisions and be obedient to God’s will.

Here are some more specific ways you can pray for our mission work at Second Baptist.

  1. Pray for the Lord to send out workers (Matthew 9:38)
  2. Pray for open doors (Colossians 4:2-3)
  3. Pray for teams to have boldness (Ephesians 6:19)
  4. Pray that God’s Word will be spread rapidly (2 Thessalonians 3:1)
  5. Pray for protection (2 Thessalonians 3:2)

How To Give To Missions

100% of your giving to the World Mission Offering goes to missions. The WMO information brochure is your guide to all our mission projects, ministries, and to the Annie Armstrong and Lottie Moon Special Offerings.

  1. World Missions Conference Sunday Special Offering
  2. Your offering envelope, designated to World Missions Offering
  3. Give online through our SecureGive platform

Local Ongoing Opportunities

After School Good News Clubs (school year)
Victory Mission Meals (bi-monthly)
Second Baptist Bereavement Meals (as needed)
Victory Garden Volunteers
Student World Impact
Grand Oak Food Harvest
Book Festivals & Children’s Christmas Parties
Bridge of Faith Community Church (Rockaway Beach, MO)
Kids Feeding Kids/Angel Bears
Pregnancy Care Center
The Salvation Army


Missions Info Request

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