Learn the Bible Web is sponsored by Antioch Baptist Church
of Knoxville. We are a conservative King James Bible
believing Independent Baptist Church located in
Knoxville Tennessee (TN).
We are currently the sending church for five
missionary/missionary families on foreign fields. Due
to this we were compelled to establish Antioch Baptist Church Missions,
which serves as the mission agency for those who are sent
out of our church.
Missions Program at Antioch Baptist Church is a worldwide
outreach based on faith and prayer.
As the Lord leads, Pastor Reagan invites missionaries to come
and present their field and work to the church. Missionaries we already support will always be given priority
even on a short notice. The pastor and his wife often
have a meal with the prospective missionary in order to get to
know him and his family better. If God leads and the
money is available, Pastor Reagan will recommend the missionary
so the church can vote on whether or not to begin support.
missionaries are supported by Antioch Baptist Church out
of the Missions Account. This is a special fund set
aside exclusively for the support of missionaries. All
money given to the Missions Account goes to missionaries
and missionary work. Even the stamps and envelopes
used to send the money comes out of the Regular Account,
not the Missions Account. Also, love offerings given
to visiting missionaries come out of the Regular Account. The
Missions Account is reserved for the regular support of missionaries
(and sometimes for special missions projects).
give to missions by putting special offerings in the
envelope and marking the missions box. This is the only way you give money directly to
missions. Every dollar placed in these envelopes will
be divided among the missionaries we support. You are
encouraged to pray and seek Godís will as to how much you
should give to the Missions Program.
you are already giving, occasionally take time to pray and
ask God if you should increase the amount of your giving
and, if so, by how much. No pledges have ever been
taken at Antioch Baptist Church. We want this to be
between you and God. However, we suggest that you personally
commit to some form of regular gift to missions. It
may be a certain amount each week or each month. This
helps us to send consistent support to the missionaries who
are counting on us but it also becomes a great source of
blessing to the giver.
month, the church bookkeeper writes the checks for each missionary
and sends them out. As finances are available, we either
look for new missionaries to support or look at increasing
the amount we give our present missionaries. It is
the policy of the pastor not to allow money to pile up in
the Missions Account while the need is so great. Your
missionís money quickly goes to work in the outreach of the