Missions Testimonies

TESTIMONIES

Engaging People with the Gospel

India

God wanted me to be on this trip, it is not a coincidence, I’m so glad I was able to go.

As we submitted to His authority and to those leading the trip, we saw that God was using each of us every moment for His good whether it aligned with our personal itinerary or not.  He brought together a perfect group of folks for each step along the way, blending us together to carry out His purpose.

For me there was a continued encouragement to live daily life on mission and to encourage other to do the same.  I love being able to join in short term journeys but I find that I don’t want the journey to end when I step off of the plane.  I hope to continue to incorporate the “mission trip” mentality into myself and the lives of my family.

Montreal

I learned that God is nowhere near done with my story and that I need to pursue Him even more.

It doesn’t take a whole lot to bring a conversation back to Christ.

It made me realze that I have a greater purpose with my life and I want to share the love of Jesus with more and more people.

Every conversation you have can be turned into a gospel conversation.

I didn’t know what to expect, but it was great.

Houston (youth trip)

You don’t have to go out of the county to do missions!

God always knows what’s best even if it is not what you wanted at first.

God perfectly orchestrated this trip, we had plans to go somewhere else but He made plans for us to go to Houston.  He is big and faithful and able to accomplish amazing things.

He knew that we needed to serve the people of Houston, He always knows what is best.

I learned that places in the US need a lot of help and that God is there for all families in need.

I learned how easy and important it is to share God’s Word.

I learned that I need to wear more sunscreen and be more outgoing to the people that I’m serving.

Haiti

His presence in in Haiti and the people there are on His heart, He is working and moving through them.

I saw the passion and the energy for the work of the Gospel, I saw in some of the Pastors and our translators and other believers that God has His hands on Haiti.

I learned that I need to be always looking for opportunities to share the Gospel of Christ and to be more intentional.  I need to live with an eternal passion rather than a temporary contentment that is meaningless.

I learned that serving others doesn’t necessarily mean having to do something big. It’s the little things like your smile, words of encouragement, willingness to go the extra mile with others that helps you to clearly share the love of Christ.

Asia

I learned that God has a purpose for me in His Kingdom no matter what is happening in my life.

I learned that God can use us in amazing ways when we are faithful to follow Him.

God is working powerfully through the local missionaries to create an evangelistic and disciple-making culture in Asia.

I saw that anyone with a commitment to serve Him can find ways to serve effectively.

I feel called to be more transparent and public about my faith and my Savior.

I need to trust God rather than myself, I need to be more in prayer and in the Word in the weeks and months that lead up to this trip.  The enemy tries to distract us to diminish our preparation, I need to trust God that He has chosen me to be part of this trip for a specific reason.

Coffee Talk

Event Details

DATES: August 23 | 6:30pm | K-Hall

CONTACT: Email: Bethany Morgan

 

Coffee Talk is a wonderful way to connect with friends, old and new. It is NOT just for women interested in Bible Studies. It is a chance for casual conversation in the company of friends. We will enjoy our very own Barista, along with a short devotion.

New Fall Schedule

Begins Sep. 5

Wednesday Evenings

Kids | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Kids Discipleship / Awana | FLC Lobby

LBC Kids Ministry partners with parents to create EXCITED DISCIPLES for God’s Kingdom and His glory. We believe the church and family should work together to raise the next generation of Christians. The Kids Ministry is a step on the WayPoint path to spiritual maturity.

Students | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Middle School Discipleship (6th – 8th Grade) | The Foundry
• High School Discipleship (9th – 12th Grade) |
Koinonia Hall

Our goal for the LBC Student Ministry is that every student be prepared to live the rest of their lives for Jesus Christ and making Him known. We want to assist families in teaching their students to learn to stand for the gospel and own their faith by being able to defend it. Each

Women | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1-11 | Room 228

Holly Manlove | Sept. 5th – Nov. 7th

• Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out & Lonely | Room 230

Kathy Harding | Sept. 5th – Oct. 17th | Choir-friendly

• Just Open the Door: A Study of Biblical Hospitality | Room 227

Jessica Whittington | Sept. 5th – Oct. 17th

• Rachel & Leah: What Two Sisters Teach Us About Combating Comparison | Room 224

Cathy Schmidt | Sept. 5th – Oct. 10th | Choir-friendly

Men | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood | Café

Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with the Stepping Up Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, James MacDonald, Joshua Harris, Eric Metaxas, Crawford Loritts, and other ministry leaders unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world.

• Every Man a Warrior: Men Discipling Men | Pastors Reception Room

Every Man a Warrior develops the essential skills of discipleship. These skills include: Having a Quiet Time, Meditating on Scripture, Prayer, and Application of the Word. Learn how to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. If you want to be discipled or become a disciple maker, this is the class for you.

Parenting | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Single and Parenting: A place for single parents to find rest, hope and encouragement | Room 246

This class is a place for single parents to find rest, hope and encouragement. you’ll develop meaningful friendships with other single parents, who, like you, are tired of hectic mornings and chaotic evenings, the kids fighting, and a never-ending to-do list.

• Growing Kids God’s Way: Reaching the Heart of Your Child With a God-Centered Purpose | Room 232-234

This study provides parents hope, encouragement and practical instruction in their duty of raising morally responsible and biblically responsive children. The curriculum serves parents of preschoolers through the middle years.

Support | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Grief Share: A Grief Support Group (Begins August 22) | Room 249

Grief Share a 13 week, DVD based support group for those experiencing any stage of grief. (Begins August 22). Led by Dr. Leif Leaf in Room 249

Worship Choir & Orchestra | 6:00 – 8:00pm


• Worship Orchestra | 6PM | Worship Center
• Worship Choir | 6:45PM | Worship Center

We have a lot of opportunities for you to be involved and would love to have you join us in our choir or orchestra as we lead others in worshiping our Savior.

Wednesday Night Worship | 6:30 – 7:30pm


• Casual Service / Discipleship | Choir Warm Up Room

Sunday Evenings

Unleashed for Ministry


No Activities

Starting September 5th, Sunday Evenings will be our “Unleashed for Ministry” night. We hope that you view this as an opportunity to spend time discipling and evangelizing to family, friends and people in our community!

Worship Services

SATURDAY SERVICE

5:00pm | Casual Service | Koinonia Hall

SUNDAY SERVICES

9:30am | Classic Service | Worship Center

11:00am | Classic Service | Worship Center

11:00am | Modern Service | Koinonia Hall

CONTACT: Email: Church Office

 

Each and every time we gather as a congregation, we do so for the purpose of exalting Jesus Christ. Our worship services are about glorifying God as we worship Him “in Spirit and in truth.”

We have a lot of opportunities for you to be involved and would love to have you join us in our choir or orchestra as we lead others in worshiping our Savior.

Wednesday Night Events & Adult Discipleship

Begins Sep. 5

Kids | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Kids Discipleship / Awana | FLC Lobby

LBC Kids Ministry partners with parents to create EXCITED DISCIPLES for God’s Kingdom and His glory. We believe the church and family should work together to raise the next generation of Christians. The Kids Ministry is a step on the WayPoint path to spiritual maturity.

Students | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Middle School Discipleship (6th – 8th Grade) | The Foundry
• High School Discipleship (9th – 12th Grade) |
Koinonia Hall

Our goal for the LBC Student Ministry is that every student be prepared to live the rest of their lives for Jesus Christ and making Him known. We want to assist families in teaching their students to learn to stand for the gospel and own their faith by being able to defend it. Each

Women | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1-11 | Room 228

Holly Manlove | Sept. 5th – Nov. 7th

• Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out & Lonely | Room 230

Kathy Harding | Sept. 5th – Oct. 17th | Choir-friendly

• Just Open the Door: A Study of Biblical Hospitality | Room 227

Jessica Whittington | Sept. 5th – Oct. 17th

• Rachel & Leah: What Two Sisters Teach Us About Combating Comparison | Room 224

Cathy Schmidt | Sept. 5th – Oct. 10th | Choir-friendly

Men | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood | Café

Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with the Stepping Up Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, James MacDonald, Joshua Harris, Eric Metaxas, Crawford Loritts, and other ministry leaders unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world.

• Every Man a Warrior: Men Discipling Men | Pastors Reception Room

Every Man a Warrior develops the essential skills of discipleship. These skills include: Having a Quiet Time, Meditating on Scripture, Prayer, and Application of the Word. Learn how to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. If you want to be discipled or become a disciple maker, this is the class for you.

Parenting | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Single and Parenting: A place for single parents to find rest, hope and encouragement | Room 246

This class is a place for single parents to find rest, hope and encouragement. you’ll develop meaningful friendships with other single parents, who, like you, are tired of hectic mornings and chaotic evenings, the kids fighting, and a never-ending to-do list.

• Growing Kids God’s Way: Reaching the Heart of Your Child With a God-Centered Purpose | Room 232-234

This study provides parents hope, encouragement and practical instruction in their duty of raising morally responsible and biblically responsive children. The curriculum serves parents of preschoolers through the middle years.

Support | 6:30 – 8:00pm


• Grief Share: A Grief Support Group (Begins August 22) | Room 249

Grief Share a 13 week, DVD based support group for those experiencing any stage of grief. (Begins August 22). Led by Dr. Leif Leaf in Room 249

Worship Choir & Orchestra | 6:00 – 8:00pm


• Worship Orchestra | 6PM | Worship Center
• Worship Choir | 6:45PM | Worship Center

We have a lot of opportunities for you to be involved and would love to have you join us in our choir or orchestra as we lead others in worshiping our Savior.

Wednesday Night Worship | 6:30 – 7:30pm


• Casual Service / Discipleship | Choir Warm Up Room

Dominican Republic

October 20-27

Trip Details

DATES: Oct. 20-27

COST: $1,250 per person

CONTACT: Kelly Hughes

The October Nicaragua mission trip has been cancelled due to problems in the country and the safety issues that continue to exist. We will be partnering with Score International to go on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic on October 20-27 instead. We will be doing construction, evangelism and encouragement and hosting a VBS. For more information please contact Kelly Hughes.

Sign up deadline is August 30.

 


Key Info

Travel conditions: Fly into Santa Domingo

Sleeping Conditions: We will be staying at the Score International base in Juan Dolio.

Identification: Passports are required for travel to and from the D.R.

Immunizations: Tetanus (should be current)

Scope: construction, VBS, evangelism and encouragement

Team Meeting Dates: August 22, September 12, September 26, and October 10

Kelly Hughes

Trip Leader

Business Directory

Business Directory

 

POST

If you are a business owner of any kind, a realtor, an insurance agent, contractor or any other professional, please take time to post your business information to our church business directory. LBC has partnered with Christians In Business to help our members find local Christian owned and operated businesses when they are in need of services.

SEARCH

Are you in need of accounting work, lawncare, or looking for a new house? You can easily search through our church business directory online or through the CIB mobile app. The business directory list members of Lenexa Baptist with local Christian owned and operated businesses. Next time you’re in need of a service search through the business directory to see who in the church family might be able to help you.

FIND

Are you in need of work? Christian business owners who are a part of the family here at LBC are always posting new employment opportunities in our church business directory. This is a great opportunity to help our members find not only good work, but a good working environment. Click below to find a job in your field.

Nicaragua (Cancelled)

Trip Details

DATES: Cancelled

COST: $1,250 per person

CONTACT: Kelly Hughes

The October Nicaragua mission trip has been cancelled due to problems in the country and the safety issues that continue to exist. We are working on planning a trip to the Dominican Republic on the the same dates, Oct. 20 – 27. More information to follow.

 


Key Info

Travel conditions: Fly into Managua, base is 30 minutes from the airport

Food: We will eat at the Project Hope base.

Sleeping Conditions: We will be staying at the Project Hope base.

Identification: Passports are required for travel to and from Nicaragua

Immunizations: Tetanus (should be current)

Kelly Hughes

Trip Leader

Managua, Nicaragua

East Asia

October 20 – 30

Trip Details

DATES: October 20 – 30

COST: $1,900 with visa • $2,100 without visa

CONTACT: Brian Rothrock

East Asia represent about 1/5 of the world’s population. There are more cities with a population over 1 million than any other region in the world. China is considered the world’s largest atheist country, even though about two-thirds of its people engage in some religious practice each year, mostly either Buddhism or ancestor worship. Many have prospered during the recent growth of the Chinese economy. Prosperity and these false religious practices have not brought satisfaction to the 1.7 billion people in the area.

East Asia is open to the Gospel and Christian teachings. They are looking for Truth and Hope. Despite opposition the Christian church has grown at an incredible rate in the past 20 years. God is on the move and you can join Him!

Join as we go to encourage the Christian workers that have dedicated their lives to evangelize the lost and equip the local church. As we go you will have the opportunity to teach English, teach Christian life skills, encourage local believers and most important live out your faith.

 

Key Info

Food: We will eat at local restaurants around the city.

Sleeping Conditions: We will be staying at a hotel in the city.

Identification: Passports are required for travel to and from East Asia

Brian Rothrock

Trip Leader

Oklahoma City

October 25-27

Trip Details

DATES: October 25-27

COST: TBD

CONTACT: Steve Barnes

If you’ve never been on a mission trip, this is a great way to get started.  We’ll be headed to Oklahoma City to partner with a local church for the purpose of outreach and ministry to their community.  There will be community service opportunities, canvasing neighborhoods, and inviting people to the Saturday block party type of an event along with ministry elements to share the love of Jesus Christ.  Costs for trip are being determined but will be minimal.

 


Key Info

Travel conditions: TBD

Food: TBD

Sleeping Conditions: TBD

Steve Barnes

Trip Leader

Exchange Avenue Baptist Church

1312 S Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73108