The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation (TBMF) has been in existence since 1984, when it began as a two-year experiment to raise additional funds for new churches. Over 30 years later, the Foundation has worked with more than 33,000 different donors to support 250 mission projects all over Texas and around the world.
This past year, TBMF Vice President Jerry Carlisle worked with an existing donor to find a new project. This donor was passionate about helping small and new churches build, having previously worked with architects who were unwilling to work with limited church budgets. With the help of Texas Baptists staff, Carlisle was able to connect the donor with The Church at Junius Heights, a new church revitalization in Dallas.
The church needed extensive work done to their building, a project that would cost over $100,000. The donor decided to offer a $50,000 matching grant, encouraging church members to give, knowing their dollars would count twice. In the end, the church was able to raise over $110,000 of their own money, with a total of $160,000 raised overall.
The Church at Junius Heights was able to make the needed repairs and begin church services just five months later. The church is now thriving and experiencing God-given growth.
Because of our church’s gifts through the Cooperative Program, the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation is able to connect donors to various churches and ministries in need. Let’s pray today for TBMF, their donors and the work they make possible.