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Missions

We support a wide variety of projects through volunteers, supply donations, and finances. To learn more about these missions & ministries, select a category below.

Central Ministries

Local Missions

national missions

global missions

about missions

God’s purpose is to redeem the world so that He will be exalted among them. God has included us, His Redeemed, in His mission. Through missions, we join God in His mission to reconcile His creation to Himself (2 Corinthians 5:18); we respond to our own reconciled relationship with God by loving others (1 John 4:11); we obey the commandment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 19-20); and we encourage the Body of Christ (2 Corinthians 9:12-13). Our mission to share His love in word and deed means that we are here to serve one another, both in the church, in our local community and throughout the world. We seek to provide specific opportunities for everyone to have a place of service. While subject to no other organizational body, Central Baptist Bearden has chosen to affiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), Tennessee Baptist Mission Board (TBMB), Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (TCBF), and Knox County Association of Baptists (KCAB).

Missions Resources

View guidelines and request forms for Missions at Central Bearden.

Missions Committee Funding Guidelines

The CBCB missions committee receives numerous requests for financial assistance. Since funds are limited, it is necessary to set these general guidelines.

Henry Chiles Endowment Guidelines

The Henry Chiles Endowment focuses on Central Bearden members pursuing missions and the guidelines for this support are outlined here.

Direct Global Missions Committee Funding

For support from the Direct Global Missions Committee, a mission must meet the requirements outlined in these guidelines.

Funding Request Form

After reviewing the Missions Committee Funding Guidelines, Henry Chiles Endowment Guidelines, and Direct Global Missions Committee Funding Guidelines, please complete this form.

The Cost of Short-Term Missions

Please read this piece by JoAnn Van Engen before filling out short-term missions applications

Short-Term Missions Application

After reading “The Cost of Short-Term Missions,” please fill this out and return to Tim Earl or Ashley Nelkin.

Short-Term Team Leader Application

After reading “The Cost of Short-Term Missions,” please fill this out and return to Tim Earl or Ashley Nelkin.

Praying for Missions

This resource contains prayer links, outlines days of Prayer, and walks you through How to Pray for Missionaries, and How to Pray for Unbelievers.

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