Baptist Mission Department
The BMD exists as both as sending and facilitating agency. Over the years, we have sent missionaries both into Africa and other parts of the world. Currently, we are sending missionaries, particularly into Africa, as Africa is our focus.
We have adopted Acts 1:8 as our motto text. As such we do mission in South Africa (which is our Jerusalem), in Africa (which is our Judea and Samaria) and to the ends of the earth (International Mission)
In facilitating mission: –
- The BMD helps in motivating, mobilizing and involving churches in missional activities in their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
- The BMD also facilitates the sending of missionaries by local churches in partnership with other agencies.
- The BMD provides info-structure for fundraising and administration and also for missionary care.
Western Province Baptist Union of South Africa
The Western Province Baptist Association collaborates with churches through various Regional Fraternals, Council Meetings and one to one counselling. It supports:-
- Missionaries in Angola and Upington;
- Prison Ministries;
- Gives financial support to 15 Church Planters/Auxiliary Workers.
The WPBA seeks to foster relationships through ministry with struggling church Youth Fellowships, provides training in leadership, encourages relationship building through pastoral interest groups eg Pastors wives, Pastoral probationers and Seminary students wives.
It seeks, through negotiation and mediation to settle church conflict and gives support to congregations where such healing is required.
The WPBA through a special fund, assists smaller churches with their building there building program.