The North Carolina/Pennsylvania Baptist Partnership is an avenue through which North Carolina Baptist churches, associations, and individuals have opportunity to partner with Pennsylvania Baptist congregations, church plants, and ministries in fulfilling the God-given task of reaching the lost for Christ.
What can a Partnership team do for me and my church?
N.C. Partnership teams have served all around the world in many different ways:
- Vacation Bible School
- New Construction
- Backyard Bible Clubs
- Renovation of existing facilities
- Community Surveys
- Revival Teams
- Landscaping and cement work
- Youth and Children’s Camps
- Sports clinics and camps
- Music ministry
- Leadership Training
- …And More!
What do Partnership Teams do?
The purpose of a N.C. Partnership team is to partner with you in reaching your community for Christ. This could include a direct ministry such as a Backyard Bible Club, sports camp, evangelism, and other outreach activities – OR – one that better equips your church for ministry – such as leadership training or facility construction or renovation.
How much will having a Partnership team cost?
N.C. Partnership teams pay their own way to the field. They are also prepared to pay their own housing, transportation, and meals if necessary. If it’s possible for them to stay in your church facility and/or for your church to provide one meal a day for them – that helps greatly, but is not required.
Also, most VBS or Park Party teams are willing to bring some materials if needed. Construction and renovation-type teams usually expect materials to be provided by the requesting church or organization – although on occasion, they may be willing to contribute toward materials if needed.
How do I go about requesting a team from North Carolina?
Pray about how you might use a volunteer missionary team to assist you in fulfilling your ministry. Fill out one (or more!) of the N.C. Partnership Volunteer Request Forms. Send the form to Mark Abernathy, NC Baptists on Mission.
Email to Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be glad to receive requests throughout the year, but most of our churches begin their missions planning 8-10 months in advance, and will be eager to see a list of requests beginning in September. So please submit the request as soon as possible.
What happens then?
N.C. Baptists on Mission will work to promote your project among our churches here in North Carolina (and beyond via our website!) and help find a team to fill it. While we cannot guarantee a team to fill your request, we will promote it throughout the year in a variety of ways. When a team shows interest, the team leader will be put in direct contact with you. If you both feel it is a good fit, you both will set the dates of service and work out all the necessary details.
If you have any questions about the North Carolina/Pennsylvania Partnership, please feel free to contact: