With the disciples who first received it, we wish to obey Christ’s commission to evangelize the world (Matthew 28). Accordingly, we work in our church body to plant a keen awareness of the need for missions work in foreign countries. We include in our Core Seminar (Sunday school) curriculum a thirteen-week course devoted to foreign missions. Annual missions trips allow our members to lend support to missionaries and test their own personal call to the mission field. Additionally, when visiting the US, missionaries regularly come to CHBC to rest, share stories, and be spiritually recharged.
CHBC also contributes a sizeable portion of our church budget to international missions and has set the goal of raising that portion by one percent of our total budget each year. A large part of that commitment goes to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program. Fifty percent of Cooperative Program giving supports the International Mission Board, or IMB, which oversees SBC foreign missions work. Together with other churches in our convention, we assist over 5,000 full-time missionaries as they labor to spread the gospel in foreign lands.
Additionally, we give directly to non-SBC missionaries as they translate the Bible, meet the needs of refugees and build health clinics – all in the name of Christ.
Access Partners supports the work of church planters in the “10/40 window,” the area of the world that contains the largest population of non-Christians, extending from 10 degrees to 40 degrees North of the equator and stretching from North Africa across to China. Access Partners helps church planters in this part of the world use business as a means of access to otherwise “closed” countries. Capitol Hill Baptist has financially supported the work of Access Partners and joined with Access Partners by helping mobilize members in the business community to be part of the effort.
CHBC members have served on a variety of projects with a variety of commitment levels, all with the aim of directly serving church planters as they take the gospel to the ends of the earth. For more information about Access Partners, visit their website or e-mail Brandon.