Ministry Beyond Ourselves (Ministry to Others)
We at Altadore Baptist Church are eager to be authentic in the expression of our Christian faith. Our church’s vision statement challenges us to live in this way. At Altadore Baptist Church, we encourage people of all ages to get involved in ministry to others.
Partners in Mission
As a church we support personal relationships with our international missionary families including:
David & Suzannah Nacho, in Costa Rica
Elie & Mireille Haddad in Beirut, Lebanon
Rupen & Mamta Das in Amsterdam
Click on their names to go to their CBM websites where you can find more info about their missions, their latest newsletters and blog posts, and how to support them. We also support Steve & Elly McElroy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
As a church we support two projects in Lebanon; the True Vine School in Zahle, and the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut. The True Vine school is located in the Bekaa Valley, an area that has been flooded with Syrian refugees. This school is for Syrian refugee students in grades kindergarten to grade six . These 200 children have not been able to attend school for up to two years. The Arab Baptist Theological seminary is designed to equip leaders for the church in the Arab world. There are 44 full time and 20 part time students registered from Morocco, Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Only strategic leaders, those who are endorsed and sent by their churches to be equipped for effective service, are registered. They must also have a very clear calling to go back in order to serve their communities. This is one of the few places in the Middle East and Northern Africa where Muslim background believers can become equipped to serve Christian churches.
Gull Lake Centre
Gull Lake Centre is an exciting place for children, youth and families. This is a year round camping, retreat and educational organization. A strong focus is placed on the 3 year Leadership Training and Discipleship (LTD) Program for youth. Gull Lake Centre offers a year round program schedule and allows other organizations to rent their facilities for retreats and conferences.