Monday, November 23, 2020

Mission Trips





New Duck River Baptist Association 2020 Mission Opportunities

 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8, KJV) 

2020 Jerusalem Projects

(Associational Missions)

Ways you can claim your Jerusalem for Christ:

Vacation Bible School is the most evangelical event many churches choose to conduct during the year. Use this opportunity to reach families for Christ through a Family Night during or at the end of the week. If you need more suggestions, feel free to contact me.

Other ways you, your Sunday School Class, your Small Group or Church can reach our Jerusalem for Christ:

The National Celebration Championship and other events at the Calsonic Venues provide many opportunities to share Christ with people who will be visiting Shelbyville during the National Walking Horse Celebration and many other smaller events.

The Goat Festival in Lewisburg provides the opportunity for churches to share the Gospel with attendees.

Lynchburg, Wartrace, Bell Buckle, Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities in the NDRBA have many festivals and events during the year that offers many opportunities to share Christ with visitors and the community. Network with the local churches and assist them in sharing Christ!

Several of our NDRBA Churches will be in various stages of construction and need assistance. What a great way to assist each other in our Jerusalem!


2020 Judea Projects

(Tennessee Missions)

During the year there are two main opportunities to assist the Appalachian Outreach Ministries (AO) in Jefferson City, TN. They are:

The Summer Mission Work Project, July. This project involves many aspects of assisting the Appalachian Peoples from the Copper Basin Crisis Center with construction, prayer-walking and assisting in the distribution center with separating donated items, stocking shelves and packing items for distribution to those who AO ministers with. Anthony O'Neal and Debra O'Neal Elliot are the coordinator for the summer mission trip. Anyone ages 15 and up may participate. The cost will be determined later, which will cover lodging, meals and supplies.

The Fall Food/Clothing Drive for Copper Basin Crisis Center and Witness Wardrobe is conducted during October and November. Bring non-perishable foods, blankets and clothing items to the NDRBA Office or you may drop the items at one of two Benefit Concerts to be held in November. Bro. Henry takes the donated items to AO the week before Thanksgiving.


Disaster Relief (DR) Missions is another opportunity that arises in our state from time to time. Because of the special training needed to participate in DR missions, We will be coordinating with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and North American Mission Board. DR Volunteers share Christ through actions, words and in love during disaster events.

During the year there are two main opportunities to assist the Appalachian Copper Basin / Crisis Center in Ducktown, TN. There is opportunities to assist this mission all year long. The Summer Mission Trip is Scheduled for July. Contact Debra Elliot for more information.

Another event that NDRBA participates in each year is the Bonaroo Festival. This event is coordinated by the Tennessee Baptist Convention and Duck River Baptist Association. If you would like to participate in water distribution and witnessing, adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to be a part of this ministry. Again, the world is coming to Tennessee this week.


2020 Samaria Projects

(North American Missions)

We will be involved in a long-term rebuilding mission of one church, yet to be assigned, in Puerto Rico. Please begin to pray about your part in this mission project, whether giving, going, praying, sending... WE are all a part.

Mission Alaska is a new opportunity we have been given to minister and do missions in the great state of Alaska. During the summer of 2020 some of the opportunities might include:

          Ambler & Shungnak Village VBS and Sports Clinic, ATV Training School

          Kotzebue & Shungnak Villages July 4th Week Festival

          Kobuk Work project - 2nd story addition to mission house

Participating in Large-Group Ministries/Missions with AK Missions and Brenda Crim. Some of these include assisting with the Iditarod Outreach in March, the CrabFest Outreach in May, the Salmon Frenzy Outreach in July and Mission: Anchorage during the summer weeks. Check out opportunities to assist her at the AK Missions Website:

Mission Provo Utah is in the development stages. Check back for more information about ways to get involved with one of our own, Russ Robinson, as he ministers in and among the unreached of Provo, UT.

Disaster Relief is not limited to Jerusalem or Judea projects. Disasters happen in our Samaria too. Last year our team(s) traveled to assist in flood relief, hurricane reconstruction and other projects around the country and world.

Many other projects are available in Canada, Iowa and Montana that range from prayer-walking, canvassing, back yard/vacation Bible schools, construction, etc. If your church wants to participate in another project, please call the office for other ideas.


2020 Ends of the Earth Projects

(International Missions)

Here are a few international projects that are great opportunities for missions:

New projects on the horizon include missions to Guatemala, Jamaica and Wales.

HAITI - Since the earthquake of January 2010, Southern Baptists and NDRBA members have traveled to the island country to assist in medical missions and the recovery effort. Haiti is almost forgotten. Three ways to assist in the ongoing mission in Haiti are:

Church / Home Construction by providing funds to the local association to oversee projects in the country. For $2,000 a sturdy home can be constructed by the locals, providing jobs, housing and economic assistance.

Going to Haiti, a construction team can build homes and assist in reconstruction churches.

Developing teams to pray-walk and conduct Vacation Bible Schools and/or teach at the many orphanages in the country.

 Disaster Relief has gone international. With continual disasters worldwide, there are may opportunities for you to be involved in a ministry of compassion and assistance.

 Questions or How to sign up for International Mission Projects or Networking with other churches on International Missions... call Tim Key @ 931-684-6592 or You may also check the website for updates: