Ministries - Missions/Evangelism
Travis Avenue Baptist Church
We strive to help the people of Travis Avenue engage in God’s life-giving mission to the world. Through prayer, generous giving and short-term mission trips, we provide multiple opportunities for our members to join God in making passionate followers of Jesus Christ around the globe. For more information about our missions and evangelism ministry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I (Jesus) have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Watch Twitter and Facebook for announcements on new trips as they are confirmed,
and throughout the year for updates on our teams as they are out in the field.
Follow us on Twitter: @travismission
Like us on Facebook: Travis Avenue Baptist Church Missions
Sharing Your Story
One of the most important evangelistic tools you have is your personal story of how and why you accepted Christ. Even people that are resistant to full-fledged evangelism will be interested to hear your faith story.
Here are a couple of tips to remember in order to effectively share your story. First, keep it simple. Your story should have only three points: You should be able to tell this story in 30-45 seconds.
1) How you realized your need,
2) How you realized Christ was the answer for your need,
3) How you have grown since. Cut out anything extra.
The second tip is this: remove all “Christianese” and churchy jargon from your story. Phrases like “I walked the aisle when I was 15” or even “I was washed in the blood” mean absolutely nothing to someone who has never been to a church! The goal is that your story can be understood by someone who is unfamiliar with the Christian faith.
Finally, the best way to become more effective at sharing your story is simply to practice. Grab a piece of paper and practice writing out your salvation story. Then ask a trusted friend to listen to your story and offer advice on how you can make it more understandable.
Hearing your story could make an eternal difference in someone’s life!
Wings Scholarship Fund
The Wings Scholarship Fund was created to provide supplemental financial support for Travis Avenue Baptist Church members who participate on short-term mission trips. The fund is supported entirely by donation, and it is managed by the TABC Missions Committee. Since its development six years ago, the Wings Fund has distributed over $115,000, enabling Travis members to serve the Lord on mission in places like India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Canada, Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, Haiti, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
Your contribution of any amount will serve as “Wings” to send volunteers of all ages to reach the world with the life-changing message of Christ. To contribute, make out your check to Travis Avenue Baptist Church, with “Wings” in the memo line.