Virtual Missions Center

Welcome to the Virtual Missions Center. It’s our hope that this site will encourage you to invest your life in The Cause of Christ like so many Oklahoma Baptists in the past and like who are currently involved in the Great Commission. Please take your time and discover the spiritual and physical needs of our world and learn about opportunities that you can be involved in to advance the Gospel here, near, and far!

The Importance of Missions/GoStudents

It’s important to be aware of the spiritual and physical needs in our world today. Social problems are opportunities for us to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Oklahoma Baptists have a long history of stepping into areas of brokenness and meeting the needs to advance the Gospel.

Seattle

Seattle has the 3rd highest homeless population in the US.

Oklahoma City

One out of every 6 residents of Oklahoma City lives in poverty.

Lawton

10K people in Lawton deal with substance abuse issues and 6K deal with depression.

Tulsa

95% of people living in multi-housing, government housing, mobile home parks, etc in Tulsa are unchurched.

Portland

Portland is known as the least religious city in the US. 60% say that God is not important to their life.

New York City

The whole world can be found in NYC. With over 800 languages spoken daily and people from every corner of the world, it makes it a strategic place to end global lostness.

Belize

The poverty rate for the indigenous Mayan population of Belize is 68%.

Peru

The total number of Venezuelan refugees that have fled to Peru now stands at about 800K.

Spain

There are 8,124 towns in Spain. 92% of these towns don’t have an evangelical church.

Latvia

There are 10K children in the orphanages of Latvia (of which most are dysfunctional). Of those 10K orphaned 92% have living parents and they feel abandoned.

Africa

Zimbabwe Africa is home not only to one of the 7 Natural wonders of the World (Victoria Falls), the big 5 animals (Elephant, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, Rhinoceros), but also home to 16.5 million people that need the Savior!

Portgual

Evangelical churchgoers in Portugal are 0.4% of the population and in some regions believers are almost “invisible”.

Cambodia

Of Cambodia’s 15M in population, over 95% practice Buddhism.

Calgary

In Calgary, only 5.2% of 1.4M inhabitants claim to believe in Jesus. Christ.

Edmonton

There is only one Baptist church per 60K people in Edmonton.

Miami

Miami is the rated the second worst city in the nation for income inequality.

Broken Bow

Unfortunately, nearly 4 out of 5 (78%) of its people who died had a history of substance abuse.

Utah

Despite its reputation as a religious city, there is only one Southern Baptist church per 40,460 people. Sadly, over 97% of the people do not know Jesus as Lord.

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GoStudents Projects

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Projects

Broken Bow

June 17-21, 2023

$100 | Grades 6-12

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Oklahoma City

July 15-19, 2023

$100 | Grades 6-12

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Tulsa

July 8-12, 2023

$100 | Grades 6-12

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Lawton

June 23-27, 2023

$100 | Grades 6-12

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Projects

Portland

July 27 – Aug 3, 2023

$1000 | Grades 9-12

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Utah

July 29 – Aug 5, 2023

$1000 | Grades 9-12

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Seattle

June 22-28, 2023

$1000 | Grades 9-12

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Miami

July 22-28, 2023

$1200 | Grades 9-12
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New York City

NYC 1: June 6 – 13, 2023

NYC 2: July 29 – Aug 4, 2023

$1200 | Grades 9-12

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Edmonton

July 27 – Aug 2, 2023

$1200 | Grades 9-12

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Calgary

August 1-7, 2023

$1200 | Grades 9-12

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Belize

Belize 1: July 1 – 8, 2023

Belize 2: July 23 – 29, 2023

$1200 | Grades 9-12

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Projects

Peru

July 15 – 22, 2023

$1900 | Grades 9-12

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Latvia

June 20 – 27, 2023

$2200 | Grades 9-12

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Spain

June 16-23, 2023

$2200 | Grades 9-12

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Portugal

July 28 – August 4, 2023

$2200 | Grades 9-12

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Africa

July 29 – Aug 6, 2023

$2400

16yrs and older (previous mission trip experience required)

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Cambodia

June 17-25, 2023

$2400, ~$50 Visa

16yrs and older (previous mission trip experience required)

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More Information / Apply

It’s our hope that God has revealed to you the need and His command to share to Gospel here, near, and far! It’s also our hope that God will give you experiences that will radically impact your life through our King and His Cause. The question is WILL YOU TAKE THE FIRST STEP in obeying the Great Commission of Jesus? A way for you to TAKE THAT STEP NOW is by clicking the “I’m Interested” tab below and letting us know how you’re willing to potentially serve a GoStudents project. You don’t have to have all the answers involved in coming to do this because it’s not an application to go. It’s just you taking the first step in saying I AM WILLING. We hope you’ll do it today!

More Information

Are you interested in going on a GoStudents trip but are unsure which one or how to go? Let us know and we’ll help guide you!

Student Missions Offering

This year’s offering will support those going on GoStudents mission projects and to our 2022 project, HOPE RESTORED (see below). We are asking everyone to give generously to the Student Missions Offering! 

 

HOPE RESTORED

Compassion ministry opens doors to the Gospel. You can literally help save lives by giving to the student missions offering. This year’s humanitarian portion of the offering will support Oklahoma’s Hope Pregnancy Center. 

Project Description
82% of women who have ultrasounds at Hope Pregnancy Center choose life! Because of this, we hope to raise enough money through the student missions offering to provide them with the remaining funds needed for two new ultrasound machines. Those serving with Hope Pregnancy Center share and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ through biblical counseling and practical assistance. For more info visit www.thinkimpregnant.org. The offering is called “Hope Restored” because Hope Pregnancy Center restores hope to at-risk pre-born babies and their mothers, physically and spiritually. 
How to Pray

HOPE RESTORED PRAYER POINTS

Every day, OBHC works to impact in the lives of children and families. However, we cannot do this without God’s direction and blessing. We encourage everyone to please pray for OBHC and the individuals who come through our doors. You can do this through:

  • Prayer Calendar – Please download and print our monthly prayer calendar. Listed are names of children, mothers and OBHC employees. Pray for these people each day during your quiet time, before dinner, etc.
  • Pray for each ministry of OBHC:
    • Pray for OBHC’s leadership and employees, as they follow God in this ministry.
    • Child-Focused Care – Pray for the children living on each campus, their families and OBHC employees who work with them every day. Pray Christ will impact them in their lives and they will accept Him as savior and grow in their faith.
    • Family Focused Care – Pray for the single mother families in OBHC’s care, that they and their children will follow Christ, make decisions that honor Him and get the help they need to be the person God called them to be.
    • Hope Pregnancy Center – Every day, people walk through our doors dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Please pray for all the people involved, that they make the best decision for themselves and their baby. Also pray for strength, direction and the opportunity to know and trust Christ as their savior.
    • One Such Child – Pray for the children in the foster care system and that churches and families in Oklahoma would rise up and become a part of supporting the foster care community.
    • LifeWize – Pray for students in schools and that they hear this message of positive decision making. Pray these student’s ears and hearts will be open to this message. Pray for guidance and direction for the teachers.
    • Northwest Ministries –Pray for this ministry in Alva, Oklahoma, that this ministry will impact the area around them and the ministries of OBHC will expand and grow to impact the lives of those who live there.

You can give two ways!

You can mail a check to:

Oklahoma Baptists
ATTN: Student Mission Offering
3800 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Or give online by clicking the button below.

Evangelism Resources

Why learn and share the Gospel? Because it’s literally the best news on the planet! Forgiveness of sin, eternal life, and a relationship with God are just a few reasons why the Gospel message is GOODNEWS! But… there is a certain urgency that comes with sharing this message. Here are three urgent reasons to learn and share the Gospel.
Command
Jesus commands every Christian to share the Gospel with those around them, to the ends of the earth! We should do it because we love the Lord and want to obey Him! (Acts 1:8)
Compassion
There is a literal hell people are heading to if they don’t get their sins forgiven through the Savior, Jesus. There is also a hell they go through by going through life broken in their sins and separated from God. (2 Thes 1:8-9; Matt 9:36)
Invest 
The best way to invest your life is to store up treasures in heaven by investing in getting as many people there as possible. (Matt6:19-21, 1 Cor 3:11-15)

Click below to download and print the Good News Conversation Strategy Guide.

Click below for video training.

The GoodNews Coach App

The GoodNewsCoach will help remind, encourage, and train you to be better at evangelism! This free app is a valuable tool for those seeking an accountability push from a trusted mentor, or the other way around. It’s also a training tool to help you have effective Gospel “conversations”… not just “presentations.” Use it to make sharing the Gospel regularly a reality instead of an unmet expectation.

Online Mission Project

You can participate in missions right now! Christians from the early church until now have always been leveraging technology for the sake of the Gospel. Today it is easier than ever to send a message instantly to anyone in the world who has internet access. Use your social media platforms humbly, yet clearly to communicate the hope you have in Jesus and the difference your faith makes in your life. Don’t simply talk about engaging people with the gospel, actually do it! Get online today and start having natural conversations with lost people, and look for ways to turn that natural conversation into a spiritual conversation. Click the link to download the training guide for some thought-provoking spiritual conversation starter phrases, videos, pictures, and more to help you get started.

Campus Ministry

Your school may be the greatest mission field of your life!  FISH Club / Worldview Outreach is a great way to organize Christian students, from many different churches, in an effort to own what they believe and reach their campus for Christ. Every week has something you’re trying to accomplish and every week points toward week four which is designed to be an outreach vehicle to engage nonbelievers in a spiritual conversation about the Gospel & life’s most important questions. It’s a great way to get the truth of who Jesus is onto your school campus!

Long Term Missions

Beyond GoStudents

Feel called to be a missionary? Trying to figure out your next steps after a week-long group mission experience? The North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB) have a multitude of opportunities for students to serve on mission in the United States and other countries, ranging from two weeks, two years, to a lifetime.