Mission is an important concern of members of the congregation of Foots Cray Baptist Church. A large proportion of the money given goes to Christian Missions and Relief Agencies. We also support these in prayer and have personal contacts with some of the missionaries and workers.
As Baptists, we give priority to Baptist societies.
BMS World Mission was founded in 1792. It was originally called the Particular Baptist Society for the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Heathen, but for most of its life was known as the Baptist Missionary Society. BMS World Mission aims to share life in all its fullness with the world's peoples by:
- enabling them to know Christ
- alleviating suffering and injustice
- improving the quality of life
with people as the primary agent of change - motivating, training, sending and resourcing them. We are in touch with three missionaries, in Brazil and Afghanistan.
On the home front, we support the Baptist Union's Home Mission Fund which in large part supports the costs of ministry in churches that cannot afford a pastor. Some grants are given to help start a variety of mission projects in the UK.
We also support Operation Agri which assists Christian-led rural and urban development projects in three continents, showing the love of Jesus in action by attacking the basic causes of poverty amongst some of the least fortunate people in the world, regardless of their religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Other interests include
Spurgeon's College which trains Baptist Ministers
Spurgeon's Child Care which has Baptist roots.
Christian Research provides research and insight to the Christian world in order to inform and improve strategic decision making by missions, denominations and churches.
We have a particular interest in a translation project for the Bunong people who live in Cambodia.
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