Freshwater missions exist to make totally committed followers of Jesus Christ from your front door to across the globe.

Freshwater Church supports the following mission ministries:

  • This is a mission offering usually collected during December. All the money raised is used to go towards International Missions Board missionaries worldwide. This offering allows 47k Baptist churches across the country to do more for the gospel together than they ever could on their own.

  • This mission's offering supports the work of our North American Missions Board, composed of the United States, Canada, and territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. This includes over two thousand missionaries to these regions. Again, this is an opportunity for 47k churches to do more together than they can apart.

  • Missouri has 1,800 different Southern Baptist Churches. We are one of them; this is our opportunity to partner to make disciples, do collegiate ministry, multiply churches, and develop leaders. We are helping to further the kingdom mission in our state. This includes our support of disaster relief.

  • We also give to our local association. Our association is made up of other churches in our region. Funding our association ensures that we continue to have partnerships with them. It also makes it possible for us to come together and do great kingdom work, partner on mission trips, help to serve other congregations, and keep a gospel presence in all of central Missouri.

  • The cooperative program is the primary funding for our seminaries, colleges and universities, missionaries, Women’s Missionary Union, church planting, and church revitalization. The cooperative program makes Southern Baptist who we are and why we have the impact that we do.

Freshwater Directed Missions

International Missions

Freshwater is committed to making totally committed followers of Christ across the world. It would be a powerful testimony for Freshwater to have made disciples of all the nations. The vision for our church is to eventually have a gospel presence in all the continents of our world. What a testimony it would be of our faithfulness if there were people 100 years from now with people in multiple nations that could trace their encounter with the gospel back to the ministry of Freshwater Church in Jefferson City, MO.

National & State Missions

God is at work all over our state and nation. We want to participate in that work and contribute to continued kingdom growth. We do that through partnerships with churches in other communities. We are working on partnerships in Joliet, MT, and Valley, MT. Most of these partnerships will involve mission trip opportunities. We would love for you to be part of what God is doing in other states and towns.

Local Missions

Local mission work is an essential part of what makes a church healthy. Our community ought to feel our presence and know that we are here for them and not them here for us. We want to be a resource to our community. The goal of our local missions is to create gospel-sharing opportunities and to love our community so well that we become a vital part of who they are. These local mission partnerships mainly take place through our life groups.