Biblical fellowship is about more than eating together (although there’s nothing wrong with that!). Biblical fellowship is about gathering together around a common identity and working together toward a common goal. With that in mind, Henderson Baptist Church has a number of ministry partners. These are organizations with whom we work side-by-side to see the good news of Jesus Christ go forth and to see him worshiped in our neighborhood and in all nations.
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
Our church is part of the Salem-Troy Baptist Association, which is a collection of 34 independent, cooperating Baptist churches in Pike County, AL. It is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. You can read more about those entities below.
Our church happily partners with Sav-A-Life of Troy, AL. Sav-A-Life is a pro-life ministry that provides vital services to women and families in need in our community.
Our church is a cooperating member of the Alabama Baptist Convention, which is itself affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Locally, the Alabama Baptist Convention supports ministries like the Baptist Campus Ministry at Troy University (and at other colleges and universities in Alabama). Statewide, Alabama Baptists support such vital ministries as the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, which you can read more about below. And nationally, Alabama Baptists are very active in disaster relief efforts. But that is just a small sampling of all that the Alabama Baptist Convention does.
Our church gladly partners with the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCH, for short). ABCH is an incredibly vital ministry that has been serving vulnerable children and families in our state for over 100 years! They are more than a number of group homes. They also provide emergency shelters, professional counseling, family care homes, and excellent foster care training that has yielded remarkable results. Those are just some of the ways that ABCH is providing hope and wholeness for children and families across Alabama. The video below gives a helpful overview of all that ABCH does.
Our church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), a collection of more than 50,000 independent, cooperating Baptist churches throughout the United States. While called the SOUTHERN Baptist Convention, the SBC is actually a global, multi-ethnic entity. Working together, Southern Baptist churches support six seminaries, the North American Mission Board, the International Mission Board, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Lifeway Christian Resources, among other ministries. All of these churches are gathered around not only a common mission of seeing Jesus be worshiped in every neighborhood and every nation, but also a common confession of faith, which is articulated in the Baptist Faith & Message.
Through our support of the Southern Baptist Convention and through our annual giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions, we proudly partner with the work of the North American Mission Board (NAMB). One of NAMB’s primary focuses is planting churches in North America, and there is still a great need for this type of work here. Along with church-planting, however, NAMB coordinates many other important ministries like disaster relief, military chaplaincy, and church revitalization.
Through our support of the Southern Baptist Convention and our annual giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, we proudly partner with the International Mission Board (IMB). The IMB is one of the premier mission-sending agencies in the world. It is led by David Platt, and its ambition is to reach every people group on earth with the good news of what God has done in Jesus Christ. The IMB also facilitates the Southern Baptist Convention’s world hunger relief and disaster relief efforts called Baptist Global Response.
Additionally, our church is engaged in a focused partnership with a missionary couple in a closed country. We are working to engage a previously unengaged, unreached people group.