Missions

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:18-20

Annie Armstrong was born in Baltimore at a time when women were not expected to lead. She served, challenged churches to action and rallied support for missionaries. Ultimately, Annie was recognized as a national Southern Baptist trailblazer renowned for visionary missions leadership. Many North American cities could reasonably be called pre-Christian. Even in the traditional “Bible Belt” Christianity is being pushed to the margins. In the midst of this, God is bringing the nations to our shores and offering unprecedented opportunities for the gospel. The Church in North America is also the primary source for funding and sending missionaries, so the spiritual health of North America impacts mission work around the globe. At the North American Mission Board, we see a mission field that needs the hope of the gospel. With your partnership, we’re committed to taking this hope to cities, small towns and college campuses. Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® provide support for more than 5,000 missionaries. These men and women are planting new churches in unreached communities and meeting needs through compassion ministries. Every day, lives are being impacted and transformed.

Lottie Moon—the namesake of Southern Baptists’ international missions offering—has become a legend. But in her time, Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. In fact, she was like today’s missionaries. She labored tirelessly so her people group could know Jesus. In the 1800s, she wrote letters from China urging American churches to fund more overseas workers. After Lottie’s death on the mission field, an offering was started in her name. The offering was established to empower international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. Because our church gives to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, IMB missionaries can take the gospel to unreached peoples around the world. Every dollar you give makes a difference, because 100% of the money collected goes to the work of reaching every nation.

Rockwood First Baptist Church seeks to share God’s Word with everyone. God has given the church an amazing opportunity to partner with missionaries and churches in the country of Belize to accomplish this goal. Every year, teams of church members travel to Belize to conduct a VBS ministry and assist in the construction of needed church facilities. Rockwood First Baptist Church has been truly blessed to minister and serve the people of Belize.
Every Wednesday and Sunday evening, Rockwood First Baptist Church provides a free meal to the individuals in our community.  Individuals are fed physically and spiritually during this time. If you are in the area, join us for a time of food, fellowship, and spiritual encouragement. Meals begin at 6:00 PM each evening.