The Global Mission Strategy is our plan to reach a lost world for Christ. As laid out by Christ in Acts 1:8 we are to go to Jerusalem, Samaria, Judea and the Uttermost parts of the earth. For us today that means we are to be focused in GOING on mission locally, state wide, nationally and around the globe. At Cedar Crest we are always moving in those directions and encourage you to join us. Use the links above or the images on the right to discover where and when we are joining God in His activity.
Opportunities to serve in Ouachita Parish are numerous. Some of these are ongoing while others are single events.
Below you will find a list of some of the missions and outreaches of Cedar Crest in our community. For more information about ways to get involved, contact Susan Gross.
Crossfire Cowboy Church
Meets on Tuesdays at 7:00pm.
Desiard St. Shelter
We go on the second Sunday of the month to feed lunch and provide a worship service. Volunteers are needed to serve the food and minister. Donnie Williams coordinates the meal and the volunteers.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Weekly mentoring of at risk kids at Kiroli & Drew Elementary. Mentors are always needed. Less than one hour a week touches the life of a child forever. Get in touch with Gayle Bryan for more info.
Pregnancy Resource Center
Faith-based residential program for young women.
Truck Stop Ministries
Our team meets weekly at the Pilot Truckstop on Well Rd. Flyers are passed out and people invited to a service in the Truck Stop Ministries Building in the parking lot of the Pilot. One volunteer leads the service and others are there to offer fellowship and prayer for those attending.
Cedar Crest has been involved with numerous state mission opportunities thoughout the years.
One Life Baptist Church - Port Vincent
Currently we are partnering with Frank Valenzano, pastor of One Life Baptist Church in Port Vincent, LA. One Life is a church in south Louisiana that is reaching people for Christ. It is exciting to watch God work in and through the congregation of One Life.
West Bank Baptist Church - New Orleans
We are also partnering with Ryan Melson, pastor of West Bank Baptist Church, a church plant in New Orleans. Our youth go at least once a year to do Backyard Bible Clubs and prayer canvassing for West Bank. We also have teams that go one weekend a month to help with their children's ministry teams.
The Heights Church - Denver, CO
Our current United States mission emphasis is located in Denver, CO. The Heights Church is a new church plant which began having weekly services on February 12, 2017. For more about The Heights Church visit their website: http://www.theheightsdenver.com
In 2009 God gave Cedar Crest the vision to reach a people group called the Roma. You may be more familiar with the term 'Gypsies'. The Roma people are spread all throughout the planet with nowhere to call home. Since starting in Bulgaria, God has expanded our mission to include all the pastors in the Bulgarian Baptist Union and several major cities in Bulgaria. We have had the opportunity to preach and train pastors/lay leaders in Bulgaria. God is at work in Bulgaria. Will you join Him?
410 Bridge - Kenya, Africa
Chembulet is a farming community situated on lush, rolling hills in the Central Rift Valley near the border of Uganda. Locals grow corn, wheat, and passion fruit. There are also a number of local start up businesses. 410 Vision: We seek to radically improve the pace and depth of growth in the spiritual and physical health of communities in the developing world by transforming the way that the body of Christ engages in healthy global missions. 410 Mission: The 410 Bridge enables the self-developing capabilities of the people we serve by mobilizing and unifying the body of Christ through holistic, redemptive, community-centered partnerships.