The Shelby Mission Camp is located in Cleveland County, N.C., and exists as a ministry of Baptists on Mission to serve the surrounding community by being the hands and feet of Jesus, practically serving their community.
Robbie Alexander, the Shelby Mission Camp coordinator for Baptists on Mission said, “Like a lot of areas, Shelby has many people with many types of needs, and we’re hoping that we can use our facilities here to minister to them.”
“We’re called to do more than just sit in a pew on Sunday mornings,” Alexander said. “We’re called to not only profess Christ but to go out and demonstrate Christ and to love people in a way that’s tangible. So, we can meet a physical need for them, but also bring to them the only message of hope that we have, and that’s Christ and His atoning work on the cross.”
As a ministry of Baptists on Mission, Shelby Mission Camp is partially funded by your generous gifts to the North Carolina Missions Offering. Every dollar received by the camp helps to fund another mission project in Eastern North Carolina.
The Shelby Mission Camp arranges a wide variety of mission trips for groups to participate in.
“Currently, we have a great need for construction projects,” Alexander said. “Things like handicap ramps being built, flooring projects, roofing, windows and doors being hung.
“We also have some upcoming (projects) working with youth in the area, like working with backyard Bible clubs … we have some partnerships with local ministries as well. It can take on a lot of different forms, but the goal is that we would magnify Christ and glorify Him.”
The Shelby Mission Camp can house and feed up to 200 mission volunteers at a time. The camp also provides tools for teams who are unable to bring their own.
“The goal of our camp is to raise up churches to get them involved in missions,” Alexander said.
“Then, hopefully, the teams that are coming to serve with us will kind of catch a passion for it and hopefully then send them out from here to do more.”
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by N.C. Baptist Communications