why.fwAt Mountain View Baptist Church we feel that it is our pleasure and privilege to serve others for the cause of Christ both at home and on the foreign mission field.  Here are just a couple of the missions efforts that we will be participating in this year.

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

2018 Mission Opportunities

Mission Trip to Johannesburg, South Africa
Summer of 2018
This trip consists of building permanent houses for orphans with Door of Hope, working with church planters, preaching, teaching, evangelism and children’s ministry.

Mission Trip to Lund, Sweden
Fall of 2018
This trip consists of working with Lindsey Hendrix, CRU ministry, on the campus of Lund University, various outreach and evangelism events, cultural engagements and providing a traditional American Thanksgiving meal.

Care for Mountain View Days
Twice a year, every Sunday School class is to meet some need in our community in the name of Christ. Each class chooses how they will love people by serving them. We want to be the church outside the walls of the church building. After the acts of service in the afternoon, we will have a church-wide fellowship cookout. Each class will share how that class loved someone in Mountain View that day.

Ongoing Mission Projects
Each Sunday School class is encouraged to adopt an ongoing mission project in the community.

Mission Partners
International Mission Board SBC (IMB)
Lindsey Hendrix- Campus Crusade for Christ, Sweden
Van & Nancy Smith-Equip International, Belize
Katie Bowman-New Tribes Mission
Orphanage Ahero, Kenya
Gideons International

North America
North American Mission Board (NAMB)
Brian & Lynn Baker-Word of Life, Upstate NY
Southwinds Church, Calgary, AB, Canada
Holly Procita-South Trails Network, Calgary, AB, Canada (http://www.calgaryadventures.org)

North Carolina
Catawba Valley Baptist Association, Hickory, NC
Cooperative Christian Ministries (828-327-0979)
Dayspring Church, Hickory, NC
Hickory Christian Academy
Joye Benfield-Grace Ministries, Hickory, NC (828-324-9957)
North Carolina Baptist Convention
Pregnancy Care Center of Catawba Valley
Safe Harbor Rescue Mission, Hickory, NC

Mission Offerings

Cooperative Program
The Cooperative Program is the unified giving plan which supports almost all missions and ministry which Baptists do together. The Cooperative Program (CP) supports missions and ministries across North Carolina, North America and around the world.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missionaries
Each year, Baptists honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong when they give to the annual offering for North American 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.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missionaries
IMB’s (International Mission Board’s) mission is to make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission. Over 6,000 people groups -1.7 billion people -still live with little or no access to the Gospel. IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members. Every penny given to the IMB Lottie Moon Offering is used to help support more than 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries serving overseas.

State Offering for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) is the organization of Baptist churches in North Carolina who cooperate with one another, and in most cases, with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), in order to advance the work of the kingdom of God.