Missions Committee
JUDSON BAPTIST CHURCH
- we were named for the first American missionaries, Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann, who went to Burma in 1813.

We are affiliated with American Baptist Churches USA and the Central Region.


We participate in four annual Denominational offerings:

1) America for Christ, usually collected during March, which goes to work here in the United States and Puerto Rico;
2) One Great Hour of Sharing which is done across many denominations, usually during June, for disaster relief and to do
economic development around the world;
3) World Mission Offering during October which goes to international missionaries and our partners overseas; and
4) Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering, late November-December, divided into thank you gifts to all those who are
retired from active service and grants for special needs.


We are privileged to be connected with the Bethel Neighborhood Center,
located in downtown Kansas City, Kansas
,
ministering to the needs of people over the past 100 years. We help by providing volunteers, bringing donations for their
back to school needs and the Christmas Shop. The director, Rev. Mang Sonna, is a member of our church.

We support Roy Bilyeu with a monthly gift to help him in his work at
PastorServe.
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-Roy Bilyeu is with PastorServe, ministering to pastors in our area and around the country. He works mostly with youth
pastors, creating networks and listening to their challenges, hopes, and hurts. This organization helps equip pastors for the
very real challenges they face in their ministry and come alongside them in times of crisis.

In addition, we send a monthly gift of support to Rev. Pieter and Nora
Kalkman who work in Europe. --
   
Rev. Pieter and Nora Kalkman are based in Prague, Czech Republic where they serve through International Ministries as
liaison and volunteer coordinators with the European Baptist Federation (EBF). They match the skills and interests of short
term mission volunteers from the United States and Puerto Rico with the needs of more than 50 Baptist unions that are part
of the EBF. There are only 2.4% Bible believing Christians in Europe, making this is a priority mission field.
In the early 1990’s, the opening of former Eastern Block countries in Europe provided numerous opportunities to help and
encourage struggling churches and Christian organizations. Today, travel and communication options are changing the
world into a global community. These combined factors have led to a greater interest from individuals and churches to be
directly involved in ministry and mission in Europe.

The Kalkmans travel extensively, meeting with partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and West Asia to identify needs
and to coordinate opportunities for American Baptist churches and individuals to engage in mission in the region.
Facilitating the volunteers and volunteer groups is important in developing relationships across national boundaries to
glorify God in Europe and around the world. Languages used in ministry: English, German, Spanish, Dutch and Czech
website:
www.kalkmaneurope.org

With the combination of local, regional, and international involvement, we
feel we are helping around the neighborhood and around the world.


The website link for international missionaries: www.internationalministries.org

The website link for national mission work is: www.abhms.org