Our Mission Activities
We are involved in a variety of mission activities for all ages. Click on a link below for more information about a specific mission activity. To find out about upcoming missions activities in which you can be involved, contact us.
Local, Ongoing Missions Opportunities
Alpha's Glory exists to serve our community by demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of women who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. We also advocate Biblical principles in the areas of abstinence and abortion.
Alpha's Glory Crisis Pregnancy Center
106 North Philadelphia Blvd., #1 (Rte. 40)
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: (410) 272-4711
In preparation for our youth mission trips we lead several Backyard Bible Clubs (BYBCs) in the Jarrettsville area. These are neighborhood meetings for children. We have puppets, games, singing, refreshments, crafts, and a Bible lesson. The clubs are designed to reach children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you're interested in getting involved with the Backyard Bible Clubs, contact Pastor Rob Kaczmarek at 410-836-6994 or email secretary.
"Reaching the Least, the Last, the Lost of Baltimore City with the Gospel of Jesus Christ since 1956, BY FAITH"
For more information on the Baltimore Rescue Mission, visit their web site: baltimorerescuemission.com.
Since June 2007, each year after the school year ends, we lead a week of Kids' Kamp for children ages 8-12 years, where they can learn God's Word in a fun-filled environment with games, sports, crafts, team-building, hiking, swimming, songs, Bible studies, and more!
Camp Wo-Me-To is looking for volunteers to help with maintenance and repair work, from raking leaves to plumbing, electrical, dry wall, and painting. There is much preventative work to be done. As the camp manager says, “We want the camp to honor God in all the facilities.” He also wants churches all over the convention to feel like we’re their camp, a relationship with a service basis.
Every year we lead a week of Vaction Bible School (VBS) for children entering kindergarten in the fall through teens in high school, where they can learn God's Word and apply it to their lives. VBS runs Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and includes Bible lessons, crafts, games, skits, stories, snacks, and a lot of fun! Friday evening after VBS is parent's night, where they can come and watch their children present what they've learned and done throughout the week. Our youth group also assists other churches with their VBS programs.
Each August since 2004, our church has lead evangelistic basketball camps in Westernport, MD in conjunction with Christ Memorial Baptist Church of Westernport.
Our Church Mission Trips (ordered by date)
In 2016, our youth will be ministering at Abingdon Baptist Church in Harford County by helping with outreach, neighborhood block party and prayer ministry.
In July, Justin went with a BCMD partnership with North Harford Baptist Church to Cambodia - Youth Camps (Music, Small groups, food, programs, etc. Like a weekend youth retreat) Work with AIM, Agape International Ministries, rescuing women and children from human trafficking and giving them the transforming message of the gospel).
In 2014, our youth ministered at Greenbelt Baptist Church in Prince George's County by leading Vacation Bible Schools and Backyard Bible Clubs for their church.
In July, Justin went with a BCMD partnership with North Harford Baptist Church to Cambodia - Children's Camps (Same as 2013) and Orphan Ministry (Playing with orphans, small program for them, etc.) - July 15 -- August 5.
In July, Justin went with a BCMD partnership with North Harford Baptist Church to Cambodia - Children's Camps (Teaching English, Games, Bible Stories through translator, like a Backyard Bible Club) July 15-30.
In September, North Harford Baptist Church and Oak Grove Baptist Church sent workers to help with construction projects for the Ark of Salvation Rehabilitation Center for recovering addicts in Moldova.
July 7-14, our youth lead Vacation Bible School and Backyard Bible Clubs for Greenbelt Baptist Church in Greenbelt, MD as well as helped with a free community car wash with food and drinks. They also helped with another local church's VBS.
This trip helping with post-hurricane clean-up and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey was through North Harford High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club, which our associate pastor, Robert Kaczmarek leads each week. Four members of our church along with students from Mt. Christian, Calvary Chapel Delta, North Harford Middle School, St. Mary's Catholic Church, and 4 students from Millersville University went on this mission trip, which was lead by Pastor Rob. The team contacted one of the organizations that was helping with the clean-up effort in NJ and took 2 of the available jobs. Our team did construction, renovating two homes that were in need. That was led by Frank Ulmer and Roger Williams, who were our experts on the ground. We also had two other adults on our team who were experienced in construction. Overall, we split into two groups - one group of 9 and one group of 6. Several team members had the opportunity to share the love of God with the homeowners and neighbors. Simultaneously, one of the young adults from our church helped with the clean-up efforts in New York along with the Baptist Student Union from Towson University.
In August, our youth led Vacation Bible School and Backyard Bible Clubs in Westernport, MD and helped with Christ Memorial Baptist Church's ministry.
In conjunction with Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, our church, along with members from Oak Grove Baptist Church, sent a team to help with various Euro 2012-related outreaches in Poland and a soccer camp with "Nadiya" (Hope) and "Jerelo" (Wellspring) Christian Soccer Clubs in Ukraine. Read more »
In the first week of August, our youth led Vacation Bible School and Backyard Bible Clubs in Vermont.
A family from our church helped to lead a week-long soccer camp, along with leaders from local churches, and also joined in local weekly ministry.
Our youth ministered at 1st Baptist Church North East in Cecil County by leading Backyard Bible Clubs for their church.
August 9-14, our youth ministered to churches in Baltimore by leading Vacation Bible School and Backyard Bible Clubs for their churches.
Our youth ministered at 1st Baptist Church North East in Cecil County by leading Backyard Bible Clubs for their church.
August 11-16, we had the privilege of working with Northeast Baptist Church of Baltimore, MD in conducting Vacation Bible School and Backyard Bible Clubs in the Baltimore metro area.
A member of our church participated in London Bridges, an outreach to share the love of Jesus with Muslims vacationing in London, the main tourist destination for many visitors from the Middle East as they escape the blazing heat of their summer.
Our youth group assisted in the ministries of Keystone Baptist Church in Red Lion, PA in 2007 & 2008.
Members of our church participated in the Central European Sportslink Challenge, which started with a 3-day sports ministry training in Moldova followed by a soccer camp and outreaches in the village of Vizirka, in the Odessa province of Ukraine. Despite the extreme heat, over 40 children, ages 5-16, attended the soccer camp, and several gave their lives to Jesus at the end of the 6-day camp. Read more »
Several members of our church joined a church from Georgia and the local OM Ukraine sports team in running a basketball clinic for children and youth. Over 70 children and youth attended the week-long camp despite record-breaking temperatures and a hot, stuffy gymnasium.
Our youth group assisted in ministries at First Baptist Church in Hurlock, MD in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Several members of our church, along with a member of Upper Crossroads Baptist Church and several believers from the UK assisted OM Ukraine in leading several soccer camps in various villages in western Ukraine. During the first trip, one of our church members was called into full-time sports ministry and is now serving full-time with OM Ukraine.
Teams traveled to the Middle East for vision trips, to learn more and to pray for the peoples of this region.
Our youth group assisted in ministries at the Baltimore Seamen's Center, a ministry serving crews of commercial ships docked in the Port of Baltimore. Baltimore began a regular ministry to sailors in the summer of 1823 with the Seaman's Union Bethel Society, and added additional ministries in 1846 with the addition of a church especially for sailors, Sailors Union Church, housed on a ship in the harbor. Currently, there several different outreaches and missions to sailors in the port of Baltimore.
In February, North Harford and Perry Hall Baptist, along with other churches, sent a team of 49 people to build a vocational building and do general maintenance for the Carribean Christian Center for the Deaf (CCCD) in Granville, Jamaica. The team arrived at CCCD in 2 separate groups. 17 flew out of BWI on Wednesday, February 13, for a 10-day trip and the remainder joined them on Saturday, February 18. We will be sending another team to the Carribean Christian Center for the Deaf in Jamaica to help continue building the school buildings and vilage. Both skilled and unskilled laborers are welcome to join us on another exciting mission trip to enable the deaf "hear" about Jesus.
A team from several churches in the Susquehanna Baptist Association traveled to Scotland to develop a partnership with local churches there.
A team from our church helped with church construction/repair at a church near Marathon, Ontario, the site of several summer outreaches.
Several members helped to train a team of deaf workers at the Jamaica Deaf Village factory in Mandeville, Jamaica. After completing the training, workers are able to build wooden rocking chairs, which will provide for their daily support.
Our youth mission team spent July 27-August 3, 2002, in Wilmington North Carolina. Approximately 20 youth to participated in this trip. They provided a morning Back Yard Bible Club in a low income housing area. During the afternoon they served the church they stayed. Their evenings consisted of helping feed the homeless of Wilmington.
For more information on future youth mission trips, contact us.
We sent several members on a team to Puebla, Mexico in July to do Vacation Bible Schools.
In June, a team of approximately 20 people travelled to Mandeville, Jamaica to install a chair-making factory at the Jamaica Deaf Village. Praise the Lord, the factory installation was successfully completed in June and training of workers took place in October 2002. The trained workers began producing chairs and are ready to begin selling chairs to be shipped in time for Christmas!
In August 2000, A team of over 20 young adults, adults, and teens traveled to the northern shore of Lake Superior to the small town of Marathon, Ontario in Canada. The team did 2 weeks of backyard bible clubs in the town of Marathon and on two of the nearby Ojibewa Reserves, Pic River and Pic Mobert. This was the first time a white group was allowed access to the Reserves to conduct clubs. The team also provided Sunday services for Marathon Baptist Church as well as Schreiber Baptist Church.
While on mission, the team camped at Puwkasa National Park and also had a small campfire ministry to the children from the adjacent Pic River First Nations Reserve. The team returned excited about this Canadian partnership ministry and many returned for 2 weeks in the following summer, 2001.
21 people went on our second church mission trip to Marathon in 2001. This 2 week mission trip primarily involved doing backyard bible clubs in the town of Marathon and on the Pic Mobert Reserve (to the First Nation peoples).
The group camped at Penn Lake in Marathon and completed 7 days of clubs as well as providing the Sunday services for Marathon and Grace Baptist churches. They also held evening evangelistic meetings at 2 reserves: Pic Mobert and Manitowage. In addition, they had a very successful campfire ministry at Penn Lake Campground.
Several people accepted Jesus Christ as savior and many were encouraged by the group's ministry.
In 2002, we sent a third team back to Marathon, Ontario in July to do Vacation Bible School, puppet ministry, evening evangelistic services (and provide childcare), hand out literature at the mall, and continue the campfire ministry. The team concentrated on the town of Marathon and the primary ministry focus on this was to adults.
Following the 2002 trip, we sent a team back to Marathon to do construction work on a nearby church.
A member of our church joined with a church from Georgia and traveled to Ukraine from September 24 - October 5 to work with local pastors and church members to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all ages. The team visited orphanages, schools, sanitariums, nursing homes, churches, and even a military establishment. Many people accepted Christ and the Ukrainian team was greatly encouraged by the Holy Spirit's work in their land.
Click here to download the slideshow from the trip (38 MB).
The week of July 14-21 saw 12 individuals participate in missions in Chestertown, Maryland. Our days consisted of two morning Backyard Bible Club's (BYBC) and one afternoon BYBC. Our evenings we spent together in fellowship and devotions. Our mission efforts resulted in a community awareness of the First Baptist Church, encouragement to the congregation, and a kickoff for their Vacation Bible School.
"The children of our church are largely grade school age or younger, and your youth set a wonderful example for them. We'll be encouraging our children as they grow to be like the NHBC youth." Pastor Bill Hatfield, First Baptist Church, Chestertown, Maryland.
During the week of July 8-15 our youth mission team, which consisted of 14 individuals, made daily trips into Baltimore. We served the Open Bible House of Prayer Baptist Church. Our main ministry was a daily BYBC. We also provided a women's Bible study and canvassed the neighborhood. As a result of our week in Baltimore, the community became more aware of the church, several families joined and began attending the church, and about five children professed Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Our youth mission team, which consisted of 7 individuals, participated in a construction mission project for NAMB's World Changers. We built decks, painted homes, roofed houses, and canvassed neighborhoods for local churches.
A member of our church was a summer missionary with the NAMB, assisting a church-planting team in Youngstown, NY, by starting a youth group, canvassing neighborhoods, and building relationships with local youth in order to share the Gospel with them.