Missions
and Outreach

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

The GOAL of the Missions Committee is to make University a missions minded Church by instilling within the members an enthusiastic approach for fulfilling the Great Commission which directs us to “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 have commanded you.  And I am with you always to the end of the age.” (Matt 28:19-20).

The PURPOSE of the committee is to determine the times, the places, the opportunities, and methods for the Church to use the talents, resources and personnel with which it has been blessed.

The VISION of the committee is to expand the church’s mission outreach and to build upon the opportunities for supporting mission efforts in 'a lost and broken world'. Plans are to continue to develop relationships in Latin America which will encourage church members to become involved in the physical, emotional, and financial support of missionaries in an area within reach of the University Church. 

Active Missionaries

David Mojica

Managua, Nicaragua

Jaime Serrano

Santa Ana, El Salvador

Casa de la Esperanza

Serve the Kingdom on our upcoming mission trip to Casa de la Esperanza in Anahuac, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Each summer, our youth group takes a trip to Anahuac, Chihuahua, Mexico and spends a week at a children's orphanage called Casa de la Esperanza (A House of Hope) to spend time with the children as well as bring financial resources toward the sponsorship of needed physical improvements at Casa. Contact our Youth Minister, Brian Petree, if you have questions on how to support this cause.

Upcoming Guest Speakers

Dr. Steve Teel

April 28, 2019
Dr. Stephen “Steve” Teel took the Baxter helm on January 1, 2013. He is the fifth president of the Baxter Institute.
Steve’s undergraduate work was at Freed-Hardeman (’70-’73) and Harding (’74). He holds two Master’s degrees from Harding School of Theology (’75-’77). Steve completed his doctorate there in 2010. He has ministered for over 19 years to three congregations in Florida, Louisiana, and North Carolina, and his foreign mission work spanned 15 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1980-95). As a member of a mission team, he helped in planting three congregations and has been involved in mission campaigns to eight Latin American countries. While in the States, his wife, Dianna, had a vital role at World Radio for 15 years.
Dr. Teel has been married to his wife, Dianna, for 40 years. Together they have a son, Jonathan, a daughter-in-law, Meghan, and two young grandsons, Asher and Ezra.

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Bible Correspondence Courses
The University church offers the John M. Hurt eight-lesson Bible Correspondence Course to those in our community who wish to study God’s Word. The course is advertised by personal hand-out cards and in various area publications. Over the past several years, dozens have expressed an interest in studying the scriptures by this course. In a new twist this year, members of University are encouraged to complete the course themselves. This will allow a better understanding of how this course benefits others.
Barksdale AFB Outreach Ministry:
This is an exciting new evangelistic outreach to the men and women serving our country at Barksdale Air Force Base  with the goal of connecting spiritually and socially with first-time airmen and their families.
Brother’s Keepers:
Brother’s Keepers is a group that calls to check on our family members who have been absent from services more than three weeks. Our goal is to not let anyone “slip through a crack” and disappear from the family of God, so these phone calls are our way to follow up on those who have been missing in hopes of discovering how we can better assist, serve, or encourage them.
Fall Food Round-Up:
Each Thanksgiving the entire congregation joins together to show God’s Love by reaching out to the community. University provides a week of groceries and what families would need for a Thanksgiving meal. This outreach is wonderful for families with children. University’s hope is that this activity will help plant the seed of community outreach and missions to families involved.
Meals-On-Wheels:
Partnering with Caddo Council on Aging, our Meals on Wheels team delivers lunches Monday-Thursday (except on holidays) to eight sweet seniors enrolled in this community program. We run the same route everyday which allows us to establish a relationship with each senior. Our route is just minutes from the church in the Cedar Grove neighborhood and takes less than an hour to  complete. Our team members deliver meals in pairs about 10:00 each morning. But just as important as the meal, our team delivers a warm smile, a friendly and encouraging word, and a  loving hug or handshake to each senior. It is a very rewarding ministry!