Mission Partnerships

Baptist Fellowship Center is located in the west end of Louisville.  They provide a variety of services to families in their community.  SMBC partners with BFC in the annual Christmas Connection events.  (See below)

Central District Baptist Association was founded in 1914. Its main objectives are to provide fellowship and encouragement for local churches in the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky and to provide financial support for the Baptist Fellowship Center in Louisville.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a Christian network comprised of individuals and churches working together to spread the hope of Christ. With a deep respect for freedom, diversity, and equality, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship encourages autonomy, while inviting collaboration.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky Organized in 1991 (at a meeting held at St. Matthews Baptist Church) CBF-KY is comprised of churches and individuals who share a commitment to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

General Association of Baptists in Kentucky was founded in 1865. The association is comprised of more than 500 churches in Kentucky with about 175,000 members.

God’s Designs is a ministry which collects and distributes household furnishings to referred families.  Several SMBC members participate in this ministry.  For more information, contact Gerry Harrah.

Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers to join in on a local build once or on a more regular basis. Contact Steve Holm for more information.

Louisville Regional Baptist Association is a network of autonomous Baptist churches in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, and Spencer Counties. In 1803, the same year Lewis and Clark began their expedition, 24 churches gathered at the Long Run Baptist Church to join their resources to carry out the Great Commission.

Southern Baptist Convention SMBC has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention from the church’s beginning in 1927. As a convention of churches, the Southern Baptist Convention’s missional vision is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all nations.

St. Matthews Area Ministries is an organization that combines resources of multiple congregations to minister to those who are in need in our immediate neighborhoods.

St. Matthews Elementary School The mission of this partnership is to take an active and Christ-like role in the St. Matthews area community, to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to he students, parents and staff of SME, and to love and lead people associated with SME and the St. Matthews area community to a growing relationship with Jesus.  To learn more about how your church or school can initiate a school ministry, check out our website.

Other partnerships include Sunrise Childrens Homes and St. Matthews Street Festival.

Mission Projects

LOVE 40207 are days when we, as a church, reach into our surrounding community with the love of Christ.  July 15, 2018, was our inaugural day and other are planned in the future.  Our goal on these days is to activate the entire church so that, together, we might make a difference.

St. Matthews Community Garden is on the adjacent lot to the church along Macon Avenue.  A dedicated group of laborers keep the garden looking nice and growing many pounds of produce that is donated to a couple different neighborhood ministry partners.  Visit our Garden Facebook page to find out more of how you can help.

Disaster Recovery is a new group that is being formed under the direction of the Men’s Ministry.  The goals of this group are to partner with agencies who respond in times of disasters and to provide volunteers who can assist individuals, families, and communities as they recover and rebuild.

Threads of Grace is a project of the Women’s Ministry.  This group takes mens dress shirts and transforms them into dresses for girls.  These dresses have gone to Brazil, Dominican Republic, eastern Kentucky, and other missions locations.

Loads of Love is a project of the Women’s Ministry that prepares individually packaged laundry detergent.  These packages have been distributed to St. Matthews Area Ministries, Kentuckiana Refugee Ministry, Ronald McDonald House, and local laundry facilities.

Christmas Connection is an annual Christmas donation ministry which provides needy children and their families with Bibles, clothes, toys and blankets.  Historically this has been the first Saturday in December.  A fund-raising event is held in the fall each year.  If interested in shopping, wrapping, transporting or distributing gifts, contact the church office.

Brazil Medical Mission Trips  Twice a summer, a group from SMBC, along with medical students and other medical personnel, travel to the rainforest of Brazil to provide medical treatment for villages along the Amazon River.  To find out more about these trips, contact Steve and Pat Wheeler.

International Student Ministry at the University of Louisville is a weekly Bible Study and lunch provided on campus at U of L by SMBC for International Students during the school year.  During late May and early June, weekly golf lessons are offered at Seneca Park.  A retreat is held annually.  For more information, contact Seyoung Kang.

International Welcome Ministry, known as English Conversation Corner, is a weekly time to practice English Conversation.  It is provided during the school year to our international friends.  Members of SMBC volunteer to converse at 6:30 pm on Wednesday evenings in the Fellowship Hall.  International Day is celebrated each fall with a potluck lunch.  Call the church office if interested.

Women’s Missionary Union

Missions Education – WMU provides missions education for both children and adults.  Children’s groups are Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors.  Adults are invited to Women on Mission groups and Adults on Mission groups (for both men and women).

Missions Support –  WMU maintains a Data Base to keep members current with missionaries who have close ties to our church.  WMU also helps to build relationships with missionaries by featuring them in small groups and multigenerational church wide events such as the annual Women’s Mission Banquet.  Special missions offerings are promoted throughout the church.

Missions Projects and Activities – WMU sponsors church wide mission projects for all generations.  They help sponsor the International Day lunch in the Fall and the Missionary Residence.  Current events and activities are displayed at the WMU kiosk in the Atrium.