Mobilizing churches to impact lostness
TFBA opens the door for your church to be strategically mobilized to fulfill the Great Commission and demonstrate the Great Commandment in you community and across the globe:
Mobilized for life
Local Mission projects
Regional mission partnerships
Global mission opportunities
By partnering with TFBA, your church will be "on mission" with gospel-centered, Kingdom focused churches across the High Country.
Low Contact/No Contact Mission and Service Ideas
The past year has been a difficult time to do mission and service projects. The presence of COVID has made reaching out to people a much more complicated process than it ever has been before. But these restrictions and difficulties have not changed our mandate to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community; and even though more and more people are being vaccinated, and we are beginning to see the easing of some restrictions, we still are not yet back to what most of us would consider "normal".
Because of this, we have developed a list of low contact/no contact ideas for mission and service projects for our churches. These are ideas that you can use or adapt to continue to minister to people locally, while still meeting current guidelines and restrictions, and respecting the potential concerns of both your church members, and the people in your community to whom you wish to minister. If your church is doing something we have not thought of, or you have ideas other churches might be able to implement, please let us know and we will add them to the list.
Appalachian Christmas Outreach Update
We collected 119 backpacks from our Association churches. Paired with the backpacks left from last year and ones picked up from Shelby Mission Camp, Pleasant Grove delivered and distributed 450 backpacks, 20 diaper bags and 10 handmade quilts in Logan, West Virginia in partnership with Pastor John Godby, and Logan High School Prayer Club December 12, 2020. All backpacks, diaper bags, and quilts were distributed. The distribution event was well organized and those receiving the backpacks were very appreciative.
The Missions Team Needs Your Help
We are working to collect contact information for Mission Leaders in our churches. We will only use this to share helpful information for your church from the association. If you are Mission Leader in a TFBA church, please take a second to fill out this quick form.
We would also love for you to connect in our TFBA Missions Group on Facebook. It only takes a minute! Get helpful information, share ideas, and encourage other mission leaders!
Ways to Partner in Missions and Outreach
If you or your church is looking for a local agency to support, here is a list of agencies to consider. Some are Christian in focus, and others are secular, but all of them are doing great work. If you have an idea of a local agency that our churches can support, let us know.
De La Cruz Farms - De la Cruz Farms provides safe, interactive experiences for individuals to know God through faith in Jesus Christ in a horse and farm environment. The farm serves children, adults, and families who may be facing difficult life circumstances, living in at risk environments, or dealing with a challenging need. Services are provided at no cost to families. Call 828-964-8152 or visit delacruzfarms.com for more information.
The Hope Center (Formerly Hope Pregnancy Center) - "The Hope Center is committed to providing a safe space to navigate the emotions and stressors of an unintended pregnancy." The Hope Center offers pregnancy support services, pregnancy testing and confirmation, STI testing and after abortion care. Call 828-265-4357 or visit choosehope.org to find out how you can help support The Hope Center.
Hospitality House - The mission of Hospitality House is to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment in which individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty related crises are equipped to become self-sufficient and productive. Find out more by calling 828-264-1237 or visit https://www.hosphouse.org/
Hunger and Health Coalition - The Hunger and Health Coalition offers a year round food pantry and produce market and a food recovery kitchen, which have continued to operate during COVID. Their backpack program provides meals for food insecure students on weekends and during school breaks. In addition, they have a pharmacy to provide uninsured and underinsured clients with lifesaving medications. Find out more by calling 828-262-1628 or visit hungerandhealthcoalition.com
Joy Cove - Joy Cove is a part of the network of Baptist Children's Homes, located it Zionville. Joy Cove is a residential home for adults with developmental disabilities. Joy Cove is currently not allowing on-site outreach or volunteering, however there may be other ways you can serve during this time. Call 828-297-8001 to find out how you can help at this time.
Kari's Home/Freedom Farm - The mission of Kari's Home and Freedom Farm is to seek the restoration of men and women broken by chemical addiction to the point of repentance by introducing them to the person and work of Jesus Christ as He is presented, proclaimed, and described in the Bible. Freedom Farm Ministries is a year long, Christ centered transformational ministry for people who struggle with bondage from substance abuse. For Freedom Farm call 828-202-5907 or visit For Kari's Home call 828-297-2030
Partnerships with NC Baptist and the SBC
Baptist Children's Homes of NC -
International Missions Board - The International Missions Board sends and supports missionaries worldwide so that they can bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost people around the world. IMB missionaries are primarily supported by the Lottie Moon Christmas offering, but there are other ways to help. Visit imb.org to learn more.
North American Mission Board - The North American Mission Board sends and supports missionaries in Canada, the United States, and US territories. They are primarily supported by the Annie Armstrong offering, but there are other ways you can help. Visit namb.net to learn more.