There are a number of ways to get involved with Missions at KBC.
Contact us if you are interested in serving.
Family Food Pantry
The Family Food Pantry is a ministry funded by KBC, but supported by numerous partner churches and individuals. The pantry serves the local and immigrant population in south St. Louis centered around the Bevo Mill area. Space is generously provided by the Jubilee Church at Chippewa and Kingshighway and the pantry is open every Saturday morning. The work of the pantry is to show the love of Christ by providing nutritional support to those in need and to forge connections within the community.
Teams from our church have made visits to our sister churches in Cuba since the 1990s to maintain our close ties of friendship, prayer, and support for one other. In recent years, we’ve been working with Iglesia Bautista Canaan in the town of Bolivia. Some of the most joyous times are when we help with summer Bible Schools for the children. We have also provided gifts for the repair of hurricane damage to the church building, and supplies for their new water purification system which provides clean water to the community as a way of outreach and ministry.
KBC has two homes on our property which provide housing for families out of town/out of the country while their loved one is in the hospital. Families usually stay between 1 – 6 months and our Hospitality Team provides care for the families during their stay.
Since we have started this ministry in late 2018, we have served dozens of families who have come from states as close as Iowa, to countries as far away as South Africa. A dedicated group of volunteers prepare the homes for each new family and provide them with tasty snacks when they first arrive. There are many different ways people can get involved.
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations who use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
KBC and its members are involved in a variety of local missions throughout greater St. Louis. Here are the local ministries we work with and/or financially support:
Friendship International is a weekly group dedicated to acclimate foreign-born women who have moved to St. Louis. They meet at 2nd Baptist Church in St. Louis.
International Fellowship is a ministry in South Saint Louis City. This ministry began among the many immigrants from the former Yugoslavia, but now touches neighbors from many countries through hospitality, friendship, and translation services. Volunteers are needed for their many activities, and their Advisory Team is open.
Justine PETERSEN gives people opportunities to create new futures for themselves and their families by providing loans that help them become and stay homeowners, start and run successful businesses, access education, and/or begin and manage personal savings programs.
KirkCare is deeply committed to our Mission of feeding the hungry and reducing poverty within our community. They distribute nonperishable food, food vouchers for fresh food, personal care items, school supplies, clothing, emergency utility assistance and children’s summer camp educational program assistance to qualified clients.