You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear
An ancient legend tells that upon His ascension to heaven, Jesus was met by Gabriel who asked, “Now that your work is finished what plans have you made to ensure that the truth you brought to earth will spread throughout the world?” “I called some fishermen, a tax-collector, and a few women to walk along with me as I did my Father’s will,” Jesus answered. “Yes, I know about them” said Gabriel. “But what other plans have you made?” “I taught Peter, James, and John about the kingdom of God. I taught Thomas and Philip about faith. And all of them were with me as I healed and taught,” Jesus replied. “Now all this is well and good, but surely you must have other plans, like a plan B or something to make sure your work was not in vain,” Gabriel continued, beginning to lose patience. “I have no other plans. I am depending on them,” Jesus said with a steady gaze on Gabriel.
At Haymarket Baptist Church, we are the plan A to spread the news of the Gospel. We do this through local missions such as food boxes for the needy, home-baked cookies at Christmas, packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and educational mission trips. We also designate 10% of our offering to support the mission groups listed below.
The Baptist General Association of Virginia is a missionary movement unleashing the power of the resurrected Christ through the local church for the renewal of all things.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering This offering is supported all year through our budget allocations but is augmented with a special collection at Christmas time. The Lottie Moon offering is part of Southern Baptist Convention that supports the work of foreign missionaries. It is named for a Virginia Baptist woman, Lottie Moon, who served as a missionary in China during the latter portion of the 1800s. One hundred percent of funds donated to this offering go to support missionaries in the field.
This offering is also supported through the year, with a special emphasis at Easter. Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering—100 percent—goes to train, resource and send more than 5,000 missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States, Canada and their territories. Our partnership with Southern Baptist Convention churches and individuals makes this work possible.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a Christian network of individuals and churches working together to spread the hope of Christ. Our diverse community includes partners all over the globe, and our fellowship supports a wide range of missions and ministries that give people meaningful opportunities to put their faith into action.
Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf (SBCD) is a non-profit organization formed to provide a vehicle for obeying the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) with respect to deaf people by personal witnessing, evangelism, home missions, foreign missions, and discipleship, and to provide opportunities for training in local church settings, in state conferences, and on the national level to help equip people in all aspects of the deaf ministry.
The Baptist World Alliance is a global movement of Baptists sharing a common confession of faith in Jesus Christ bonded together by God’s love to support, encourage and strengthen one another while proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit before a lost and hurting world.
The goals of the Nepal Baptist Church Council are to mobilize local churches in Nepal to establish new churches, to develop capable Christian leaders for mission work in all areas of Nepalese society, and to conduct humanitarian and social work. Central Asia School of the Deaf Located in one of the most remote and destitute areas of Central Asia, the school teaches communication and life skills to those who were considered hopeless and gives hope to these students and their families, who were once without hope. This group of deaf students who were once shunned and practically invisible in the community is now seen as a light in the community with their infectious smiles and joy. While many programs improve quality of life, this program gives life to the hearing impaired in this rural community, once considered practically dead. Through this school, young men and women now have hope, experience joy, receive unconditional love, and learn about the love of God that lasts for all eternity.
The goal of this organization is to inspire, energize, and resource their diverse churches to carry out their God-given mission.
Virginia Baptists began a campaign in 1887 to help Virginia’s children in need. What began as the Baptist Orphanage of Virginia in February 1890 has evolved over time to meet the needs of Virginia’s young people. Now known as HopeTree Family Services, this organization works to provide Christian residential, educational, and support services to at-risk children and youth, and to adults with intellectual disabilities, throughout Virginia.