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Missions

We partner with local ministries and global missionaries, send short term mission trips, and participate in additional projects throughout the year. All of these engage God’s mission for His glory, and we hope everyone will join us to pray, give and go for the sake of the gospel.

We currently have volunteer teams that help lead our church in this area. These teams oversee our participation in projects, mission trips, and support our current partners, and identify qualified missionaries and ministries for future partnerships.

Lighthouse One Day Retreat

For years MBCC has partnered with Lighthouse Family Retreat to send mission trip teams to serve at the beach for week long retreats for families affected by childhood cancer.  In recent years. Lighthouse has taken their retreat model and condensed it into a one day retreat for families who are unable to travel to the beach or cannot be gone for a full week.  We are excited to host the first one day retreat in Birmingham at MBCC on August 26th, but we need you!  We need many volunteers to serve in various roles to host this event.  Please click the box below for more info on the One Day Retreat, volunteer roles, and how to sign up.  

 

Global Partners

MBCC has mission partners all across the globe.  Click below for a list of all of our global mission partners.

Global Partners

Asian Access (East Asia)
Developing national leaders in Asian countries, such as Mongolia, Cambodia and China to reach their own people through small house churches.  They provide a two-year cycle of training to educate pastors in effort to raise up Christian leaders and multiply churches.

Sarah Dunn (various locations)
Serves with EMI as a trained architect and serve through design, discipleship, and faith-based relief for the most vulnerable as
she manages EMI’s Disaster Response (DR) & Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Program.  Sarah travels to various countries in response to disasters as needs arise. 

Nathan and Lorraine Graves (Tirana, Albania)
Serve to equip and send missionaries from traditionally non-sending countries to do their part in fulfilling the Great Commission among the least reached people in some of the highest risk areas of the world.  This is done through the two organizations Nathan leads, Antecessor and Eagles of Peace. 

Hands of Luke Ministries – Carmen Samaniego (Juarez, Mexico)
Meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the people of Mexico by running a fully-equipped medical clinic, 3 nutritional centers, and an orphanage.  They also minister in a prison and juvenile detention center and host a bible training school.

Dale and Carole Hoskins (Abuja, Nigeria)
Serve as a Bible translation consultant for various communities in Africa and Eurasia who want God’s Word translated into their own language. Consultants work closely with locally managed translation teams to cultivate their skills, encourage, and to help ensure their community can trust their translation as the reliable and authoritative representation of God’s Word. Dale also leads a team of other translation consultants.

Keisuke & Bethany Idota (Japan)
Church planting in Chiba City, Japan, a city of 1 million people with less than 5 Bible believing churches. 

India National Inland Mission (New Delhi, India)
Directed by the Pillai family, the Mission hosts the Grace Center orphanage and Grace Bible College, which equips students to plant and pastor churches.  The Mission also included an elementary school and New Delhi Bible Church.  Ajay and his wife, Heather, serve as our primary contacts.

Austin and Kelsey Keim (Cape Town, South Africa)
Helping helping establish an Early Childhood Intervention Program, which is focused on helping at risk boys between the ages of 8-11 dealing with childhood trauma.

John and Minori Lucas (Pucallpa, Peru)
Training and discipling the Shipibo people in Scripture and ministry through the Indian Bible Training Center.  They also serve with two local churches, a missionary school, and various outreach ministries in their city.

Dwight and Mary Kay Martin (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Providing biblical resources to pastors in rural or dangerous areas through the use of computer technology.  This gives the pastors a safe and accessible chance for further education.

Steve & Amy McAdams  (Swaziland)
Serving in Swaziland in Africa. They oversee 33 care points around the country where over 6,000 children are fed daily. They are also working to raise up a new generation of Swazi leaders who can begin discipling the younger children at the care points.

Neverthirst (multiple locations)
Providing clean and living water to the poor through the local church.

Paulus Movement (Budapest, Hungary)
A Hungarian evangelism and church planting movement called the Paulus Movement.  They are also leading their local church, serving their community, and training others for future church plants.

Steven and Kay Taylor (Tokyo, Japan)
Serving with a local church plant that also hosts a diner and coffee shop called SonRise Cafe.  Their goal is to provide hope and light to the largest unreached people group on the planet where high suicide, crime, and divorce rates define the culture.

(un)adopted (multiple locations)
Exists to equip the body of Christ to manifest the Gospel to vulnerable children.

Jeff and Kiersten W. (South East Asia)
Serving as team leaders with a missions organization working to make disciple-makers within the local unreached people group community and through program participants.

Missionary Family (Central Asia)
Working through varies ministries to build relationships and disciple the people of central Asia.

We also partner with other ministries for special projects including:
Compassion International
Lighthouse Family Retreat

Operation Christmas Child

U.S. Based & Local Partners

We support a couple U.S. based missionaries as well as have several local mission partners in the Birmingham area.  Our Local Mission Partners are reviewed and selected on an annual basis by our Local Mission Team.  Applications are typically available beginning in September each year and are due by mid-October.  If you have questions about applying please email stephaniej@mbcc.us.  Thank you!

U.S. Based & Local Partners

U.S. BASED PARTNERS

Drew and Rebekah Denton (Oxford, Ohio)
Serving with CRU on the Miami of Ohio University team in Oxford, Ohio.  

James and Heidi Drake (Miami, FL)
Serving as the Metro Director for CRU (Campus Crusade) in Miami.

Weyman Prater (Auburn, AL)
Serving with Onward Ministries on the campus of Auburn University. 

LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

Aaron’s Staff Respite Care
Provides respite care to support the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of children with special needs/disabilities and their families.  MBCC hosts a respite care night on the 2nd Saturday of each month and is always looking for more volunteers.  Please click here for more info.

Christian Service Mission
Feeding the hungry and caring for the needy while spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Jefferson County area.

Grace House
Providing stable Christian homes for girls from crisis backgrounds with the commitment to developing mature, godly women.

King’s Home
Seeks to serve and glorify God by providing Christ-centered homes and services in which compassion and competence combine to meet the needs of women, children, and families.

Restoration Academy
Restoring a legacy of hope to students in Fairfield through Christ-centered education

Safe Harbor
Dedicated to educating communities and restoring families who have youth involved in rebellious behavior.

Sav-a-Life Vestavia
Working to promote the sanctity of human life through pregnancy testing and counseling centers.

The Wellhouse
We exist to honor God by rescuing and providing opportunities for restoration to female victims of human trafficking who have been sexually exploited.

MBCC also supports the following organizations: Aspire Movement, Big Oak Ranch, CARRYWELL, Cornerstone Schools of Alabama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Foundry, iPub, Lovelady Center, Manufacture Good, and Wise Guys Ministries.

Short-Term Teams

Through short term mission trips (STMTs) we have the opportunity to impact people we may otherwise never meet, in places we may otherwise never go, for the glory of God.  We hope to do this by serving ongoing ministries and missionaries around the world who work daily to make disciples of Christ in their community. Ultimately, our goal in sending STMTs is to obey our calling to be witnesses for Christ to the ends of the earth, grow our people in their devotion to Christ, and encourage our missionaries in their ongoing gospel ministries.

Please click below for info on our 2023 trips!  

2023 Mission Trips
TRIP PARTNER DATES BASIC INFO TRIP LEADER APPLICATION
PROCESS
The Dominican Republic (un)adopted July 8-14 Youth Trip – Serving at Ninos de la Luz Boys home Youth Staff Deadline has passes
Gulf Coast Lighthouse Family Retreat July 9-15 Serving families affected by childhood cancer Ben Telfair Deadline has passed.
Cape Town, South Africa Living Hope – Austin & Kelsey Keim June 29-July 8 Working with life skills educators, economic initiatives & construction projects Walter Arroyo Deadline has passed.
Honduras LAMB Institute September 20-26 Medical Mission Trip TBD Contact stephaniej@mbcc.us

 

Summer Worship Times:  Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am, Community Group Electives at 9:45 am

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