Missions at WeMo
West Mobile does missions in two main ways:
Our regular church budget gives 10% of each dollar to missions causes both local and around the world. Every dollar you give, a portion of it goes to missions efforts. We also support ten different ministries in our area with monthly support. Those who go on mission from West Mobile are able to raise funds using facilities and home-base of our church. Our denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention (sbc.net) is supported by a set percentage gift from our church each month (Cooperative Program). This undergirds support for the International Mission Board (imb.org), the North American Mission Board (namb.net), theological education, Mobile Baptist Association, and other ministries. Our sharing of support enables us to efficiently support many missions and ministry endeavors rather than just a few.We celebrate Missions Month each February to focus attention on the call to go, give, pray, and support missions. All money given to the World Missions Offering is divided up and sent to missions entities listed on the graphic.
Members of our church have both ongoing and special opportunities to do and support mission work.
Our food pantry and clothes closet distribute food and clothing weekly and is wholly staffed by members of our church.
Our church members staff WeMo Ransom Cafe each Thursday for lunch in the Hangar. Our pastor provides a Bible study for those interested who come to eat that day. This is a “pay what you can” lunch.
We do a yearly Mardi Gras Outreach for Evangelism downtown. Volunteers, pray, make balloons, face paint, and share the gospel with those who come to Spanish Plaza in downtown Mobile.
Prayerwalking is a bi-annual initiative to pray every street within one mile of our church and other neighborhoods beyond that. The prayer is for people living in those areas that they will hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesu Christ.
Off Campus Bible studies led by church members reach people who are not members of a church.
Families in need are adopted by groups in our church to provide for needs. Foster families are aided by individuals who purchase school uniforms for them each fall.
Members of our church are trained in Disaster Relief by our denomination and stand ready to be called up to serve in areas needing assistance.
Our annual Trunk or Treat Outreach event hosts over a thousand people on our church property to be served and ministered to by our church members
Children at the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home are supported with occasional gifts of clothing, toys, and financial gifts.
Church members participate in and support financially ongoing missions trips to Guatemala and Haiti. Occasionally, missions gifts undergird support for the trips.
Church members, because they are part of a Southern Baptist church receive scholarships, decreased tuition at seminaries, and qualify for missions opportunities through our denomination. Some of these initiatives provide 100% of missionary support provided by the denomination of which our church is a partner.