“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV)
A Mission minded church continually seeks to find effective ways to communicate the gospel to non-believers in the family,the community, and the world. In accordance with Acts 1:8 we are pursuing effective methods of sharing the gospel in the following areas. If you would like to join us in any of these mission projects please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314)293-7729.
We also regularly contribute to the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention This allows us to partner with Church Planters and missionaries, here and across the globe for the purpose of spreading the gospel. For more information regarding this program click here. We encourage you to consider giving a specail offering during Christmas (Lottie Moon Christmas Offering) and Easter (the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering) to support both the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (James 1:27 ESV)
While we don’t believe this passage means that religion is limited to taking care of the orphan and widow, we believe it is a great place to start. We take seriously the mission to care for those who cannot care for themselves. Thus you can see that reflected in the following ministries we parner with.
South County Pregnancy Help Center
Heartland Baptist Church regularly participates in mission projects with South County Pregnancy Help Center. Members of our church coordinate banquets, silent auctions, and more. For more information about this ministry click here. If you are interested in volunteering for these ministries please contact Suzi Warren.
Monarch Jewelry is a local ministry which seeks to fund International Crisis Aid and The Covering House, who are committed to bringing restoration and healing to the broken lives of those involved in sex trafficing. They do this through the crafting and selling of jewelry. Every item is unique and comes with the added benefit of supporting a great cause. To read more about their ministry click here.
Nursing Home Ministry
Our church partners with several Nursing Homes throughout the Greater St. Louis Region, with the purpose of sharing the gospel, through preaching and a caring hand. Bill Treece and Al Haushalter are dedicated members of our church which serves 5 nursing homes on a monthly basis through the preaching of the word. Our church seeks to support him by sending members to assist residents in getting to the chapels and by merely being their friend. If you are interested in participating this ministry ask to speak to Bill Treece or Al Haushalter any Sunday morning.
World Changers: St. Louis
The youth will be participating in World Changers in St. Louis, MO.. The World Changers mission trip is a complete approach to a student mission project, which includes personal preparation, group development and an understanding of the on-mission lifestyle. The students’ lives will be changed as they participate in a hands-on mission projects. Students will learn to put their faith into action as they work on a needy residents home and share the love of Christ through their service. They will be challenged to adopt the on mission lifestyle when they return home. They will also be called to move beyond a one-week experience to a deeper level of commitment in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Ways that you can help include donating funds toward the cost of the trip and pray that God would work in the lives of the students and volunteers. If you would like to learn more about what our youth are doing click here.
The Timothy Project
The Timothy Project is a para-church organization who desires to serve The Bride of Christ (the local church) and assist them in fulfilling their “… ends of the earth” Acts 1:8 mandate. The Timothy Project’s purpose is to Glorify God by propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ in unreached population segments of an area in Central Mexico defined by the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention as being “Mexico’s Heart of Darkness”. There are three primary ways you can participate: prayer, short-term mission trips, and training for national pastors and church planters. If you are interested in joining us in any of these efforts please see Paul Warren. For more information about this mission organization click here.
One of the goals of Hope is to operate as much like a “home” as possible. First and foremost, to train them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. They will recieve an education and learn the skills they need to survive in the world they face. Upon leaving Hope Harbor, they want each child to be a God fearing, upstanding citizen. They are in constant need of financial support, so please feel free to reach out and help us minister through Lenell Smith.