As followers of Christ, our first mission is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Flowing out of that devotion is our second mission, to love our neighbors in a way that shows we truly take our first mission seriously.
At Second Baptist, we scatter to serve beyond the walls of the church and to share the love of Christ to all we encounter. We seek out places where God is at work and invite people to experience the privilege of using their gifts to make a difference in the world. In other words, we put our preaching into practice; believing that by loving our neighbors and serving side by side we can discover true community and reflect the body of Christ.
The people of Second Baptist scatter is various ways. We scatter as individuals, as small groups, and as an entire church body. We scatter throughout Memphis, the United States, and the world. We scatter as the young and the not-so-young. We scatter as tutors, physicians, teachers, employees, drivers, sorters, builders, board members, camp counselors and more. We scatter to feed the hungry, visit the prisoner, heal the sick, house the stranger … to share and to show the good news of Jesus Christ.
For more information about our strategic ministries and partners you can review the information below or contact Daniel Johnson, Associate Minister for Students and Missions. You can also connect with the mission efforts of Second Baptist by liking and following our mission Facebook page.
Mission Partners and Ongoing Ministries:
- Family Promise
- Brinkley Heights
- Prison Ministry
Learn more about homelessness in Memphis:
Second Baptist supports Brinkley Heights Ministries in several ways. A food and clothing collection container is available outside the church office for donations. Volunteer tutors work Monday nights with neighborhood children. Volunteers can also work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays mornings at the ministry center providing spiritual counseling and/or food and clothing assistance to walk-in clients. And during the summer, classes or other small groups help provide lunches for the Brinkley Heights Street Reach program. Street Reach provides hands-on, urban mission experiences for youth and college groups during spring break and summers.
Brinkley Heights Ministries also includes a private Christian school for at-risk children. Learn more about the Brinkley Heights Urban Academy.
Congregations provide 2-6 mentors who receiving training by the Community Alliance and then work to develop healthy and helping relationships with individual families. Mentors work with families intensely over a six month period in developing goals for a more secure future. During this process, the hope is that a positive, trusting and supportive relationship is built that will last for years to come. Find out more about this initiative here.