Missions

Missions isn’t just an occasional activity for our church. It’s the regular habit of putting feet to our faith. Locally or internationally, we are called to be a part of Kingdom building. From fighting sex trafficking in our own back yards, to placing shoes on the feet of orphans around the world, we choose to take our connection to God and each other out into the world.

For additional information on upcoming mission trips, partnerships, and local outreach – contact Associate Pastor of Missions, Alena Vaughn.

Where We Serve

The Landing (Houston)

The Landing exists as a daytime drop-in center at the intersections of life—a place of comfort and rest for all-aged male, female, and transgender victims of human trafficking or sexual exploitation.

Star of Hope Ministries (Houston)

Facilities for homeless men, women, and children including Men’s Development Center, Women & Family Emergency Shelter, The Transitional Living Center for Women/Families, and New Horizons.

Second Mile Ministries

Provides food, clothing, household items, healthcare and more for people in poverty or crisis. Financial education, job readiness training and other programs also offered.

Project Smile (Fort Bend County)

Provides school supplies and Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in the Fort Bend area, distributes Thanksgiving baskets to the elderly in November, and other assistance throughout the year.

Mexico

Partnership with Gloria al Padre for construction, teaching, and humanitarian aid in the state of Chihuahua (gloriaalpadre.org).

Medical Bridges (Houston)

Receives medical surplus that would otherwise be discarded and redistributes it to hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers in less fortunate countries.

Lunches of Love

Volunteers help decorate paper lunch sacks, make sandwiches, pack the sack lunches and deliver to area drop off points so children in the Richmond/Rosenberg area are provided with a lunch during school holidays and weekends.

Living Water (SLBC)

Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

Lifeway

Substance abuse recovery for young people and their parents. For more information contact

Hope for Three

Fort Bend County program which provides support and resources to families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

Helping Hands (Richmond/Rosenberg)

Provides food & clothing to those in need on a short-term basis with a goal of providing temporary assistance until the individual or family becomes self-sufficient.

Habitat for Humanity

Housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need.

Greece

Partnership with Second Greek Evangelical Church in Athens – SLBC Teams have worked alongside Second Greek to lead VBS and work with immigrants striving to provide a better way of life for themselves.

Gracewood (Houston)

Residential program for mothers and children that provides a home-like environment while the moms work toward independent living.

Free the Captives

A faith-based anti-human trafficking 501(c)(3) non-profit that fights the exploitation and trafficking of Houston’s youth.

Kenya

Partnership with Kahawa Sukari Baptist Church – a church started by one of our congregational members 20+ years ago in his hometown of Nairobi.

Bethel Ministries (Stafford)

Ongoing ministry including after-school programs, weekly food distribution, and assistance to local residents.

Bulgaria

25+ year partnership with Bulgarian Child, Inc. and Ridgway Ministries assisting in meeting the needs of orphans (bulgarianchild.org).

Butch & Nell Green (Houston)

Butch and Nell Green serve in and around Houston, Texas, ministering to the Muslim community and engaging congregations in outreach with their Muslim neighbors.

Compassion International

Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty.

Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking

The Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking – Texas partners with other organizations and individuals to fight for human dignity along the US-Mexico border and all across the state of Texas. We work passionately to bring awareness, education, training, and victim services to help combat both labor and sex trafficking.

Food from the Heart (Casseroles) (SLBC)

Helps provide a meal to a family in need; Volunteers make a casserole and bring it to church on the first Sunday of your assigned month. Meals are distributed to members of our congregation as needed.

Feed My Starving Children

Meals specifically formulated for malnourished children are hand-packed and shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world.