First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia, uses the Internet as a tool for ministry. The ministry launched a website to help members experience the opportunities God has for them.
“With more than 6,000 attendees, our campus is so large that people come to Sunday service and never know where the missions area is located,” says Todd Golden, director of mobility at First Baptist Woodstock. “To be accessible anywhere, we decided to create a website devoted to mission activities.”
The Woodstock Missions website offers a variety of assessment and mission-planning tools to help people determine how they can best serve/live for God’s Kingdom. Woodstock’s small group leaders are encouraged to use the website’s Discovery tool to connect their classes to strategic and intentional mission opportunities. This helps them determine what areas of ministry their group should pursue.
“Small groups are formed not just to learn, but to help expand God’s kingdom through their work,” Golden says. “One group was already heavily involved with about a half a dozen international missions and twice as many national missions, but only about 10 to 20 percent of the group participated. We looked at the results of the Discovery tool to determine how to engage 80 to 90 percent of the group in mission work.”
Using information from the Discovery tool, the group was able to identify three ministries that it wanted to be more deeply involved with. Now, more people are participating in the Guatemalan and Muslim international missions and the national Saints baseball prison ministry.
Learn more about the missions at First Baptist Woodstock.