A Devotion to The Great Commission
We are commanded in scripture to Go and Tell in Matthew 28 and Acts 1. Sligo’s Great Commission Budget designates almost one-fifth of what is given to the church to mission organizations and mission trips.
Our church is committed to supporting the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention through special seasonal offerings. We designate 12% of our general budget to support these mission organizations as well. Hundreds of missionaries serving around the world are carrying out the Great Commission with the support of the Cooperative Program. You can click on the links below to learn more about these amazing organizations through which God is blessing many people in U. S. neighborhoods, and in Nations on every continent.
WMU – (Women’s Missionary Union)
Our WMU is comprised of ladies of the church who have a heart for missions. We meet together at 9:00 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month to plan and/or work on mission projects. These include local projects, as well as national and international ones. We also spend time praying for missionaries and discussing ways to promote mission awareness in our church. Our goal is to provide ample opportunities for our congregation to become involved in missions.
Short-Term Mission Opportunities Through Sligo Baptist Church:
Dominican Republic – October 19-26, 2019
Sligo Baptist Partners with Crestwood Baptist and other local churches in an annual mission trip to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We spend a week serving with our sister church in Santa Lucia, “Iglesia Bautista del Cuerpo de Cristo.” A small church at the base of a large landfill outside Santiago. The residents of the village there survive by picking through the rubble and trash that looms over their tiny dirt floored homes built from various items they salvage. Luis Vargas (Pastor) and his wife Reyna (You can view a video from Reyna Vargas on our Facebook page) serve the people of the village through leading worship on Sundays, facilitating activities for the local children and adults, as well as operating a feeding center in the church which feeds around 100 children a warm meal six days a week. Please pray for them. Their work is difficult, but they serve daily with the joy of Christ in their hearts. If you have interest in traveling with us to the Dominican to serve, we would love to talk with you.
Eastern Kentucky Mission Trip
July 22 – 26, 2019
Our summer mission team combined with Mount Pleasant Baptist and Salt and Light Baptist churches to serve the community in and around Lynch, Kentucky. We invested time sharing God’s love with local kids, as well as serving a local food pantry ministry and our team served the missionaries in the area by doing oil changes on their vehicles. We’d love for you to join our mission team next summer. Contact mark@SligoBaptistKY.org to learn more.
OPPORTUNTIES TO SERVE and PLACES TO RECEIVE HELP:
Our associate pastor serves on the volunteer staff at the Hope Health Clinic in LaGrange, Kentucky. A community-wide ministry delivering and coordinating quality medical care in a Christ-honoring environment to those who lack access to healthcare. If you need help, would like to volunteer, or wish to make a donation go to: http://hopehealthclinicky.com
Crossroads brings hope, help, and healing to those affected by an unplanned pregnancy. The Center also provides lab-quality pregnancy testing. If you need help, would like to volunteer, or wish to make a donation go to: http://mycrossroadsoc.org
We journeyed to Boulder, and Lafayette, Colorado to serve in a neighborhood there doing various projects. The trip was a great success! We saw God do great things! Lives were changed . . . not only people in the neighborhood where we served, but people on our mission team as well. God is Good!
For details about our next mission trip to Colorado, contact Mark Brockman at the address below.