Missions Ministry Overview
Like many of the ministries of FBC Tanner, our Missions Ministry is multifaceted. With our giving, we support the national and worldwide efforts of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Alabama Baptist State Convention and the Limestone Baptist Association. We believe and act upon the belief that missions is more than giving money.
Missions at FBC Tanner is designed around the idea that every person is a missionary. We all have a mission and a mission field for our life that is designed by God. Part of our life work is to fulfill that mission and be used by God where He leads us.
You will discover that your missionary work is focused where you work, live, go to school, or play. Some receive a call to live in other nations to carry out their mission work. Most receive a call to work in a secular business or go to a public school to be a Christ ambassador to all those you come in contact. Along with our daily call God will at different times in our lives call us to service. Some accept a call from God to go on short term mission trips in the US or to other nations. Others will accept a call to work in local or state side missions. Some will have a call to be involved in service to others each day.
The bottom line is that FBC Tanner offers to you a multitude of avenues and ways to serve God as a missionary of Christ. Our outline of service falls into several different areas.
Service to our community
Local Missions (partnerships with our local schools and CASA of Limestone County)
State Side Missions (God’s Love from a Diaper Bag, Edwin Hodges Ministries, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering)
Global Missions (mission trips, Operation Christmas Child and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering)
As you discover your missionary journey you will see that it changes in shape as we are led of God. Our mission is always the same – sharing the good news of Christ with all whom we come in contact with and to serve others to demonstrate God’s love. Our mission is always the same but the way we serve may change at different points in our lives.