Missions

Serving others is part of the DNA of Smoke Rise.

When someone joins Smoke Rise, they are asked to find ways to serve. Smoke Rise Mission is participatory and self-directed. We seek to serve based on an Acts 1:8 model, serving locally, nationally and internationally. Our service is a bottom-up model that will put our resources of people and finance as close to the need as possible.

We serve through partnerships with missionaries and mission organizations. We also serve alongside field personnel from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Joining one of our mission teams and partnerships will be a life changing experience. Are you ready to move out of your comfort zone? Sign up for the next mission experience here.

Questions?

We are happy to answer any question you may have via voice 678.533.0561 or email glennpat@smokerisebaptist.org.

Register for an upcoming trip

We have mission opportunities throughout the year. Click the button below to register for one of our upcoming trips…

Local Partnerships

Clarkston

Family Heritage Foundation

Family Heritage Foundation (FHF) is a Christian Ministry focused on serving refugee families and at-risk children in Clarkston, Georgia. FHF offers after-school programs, summer camp, adult computer classes and youth development program.

Executive Director

Bennett Ekandem

Family Heritage Foundation
3895 Church St.
Clarkston, GA 30021

(404) 299-7766

bekandem@missionone8.org

Friends of Refugees

Friends of Refugees seeks to deploy targeted theories of change through the 8 key principles developed over the last 40 years by practitioners who have built upon John Perkin’s  Relocation, Reconciliation and Redistribution to building flourishing communities.

Executive Director

Brian Bollinger

Friends of Refugees

3895 Church St.

Clarkston, GA 30021

404.292.8818

brian@friendsofrefugees.com

Partnership Leaders
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Rudy and Mary Wilson

Local Co-ops

Lilburn Co-op

 

 

Lilburn Co-op is a Christian ministry serving the needs of individuals and families in our area, as well as the members of all of our supporting churches. Founded in 1994, we are an ongoing expression of God’s love in the community.

Providing food, clothing and financial assistance for rent, utility bills and limited emergency housing for families who live in the 30047 and 30087 zip codes.

770-931-8333
lilburncoop.org

Partnership Leaders
Partnership Leader

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Mike & Martha Holt

NETWorks

A Cooperative Christian Ministry Serving the Northlake, Embry Hills & Tucker areas

NETWorks walks alongside our neighbors to help educate, equip and empower them to lead financially independent, healthy lives. Our goal is to lay the foundation for good financial goal setting and planning in the areas of spending, giving thrift, debt and risk.


770-939-6454
www.networkscoop.org

Partnership Leaders
Partnership Leader

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Mike & Martha Holt

Partnership Leaders
Partnership Leader

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Mike & Martha Holt

In our journey together, our values are things that keep us moving towards the center, towards living with Jesus as Lord, towards living into the Dream of God.  All of our values are interrelated – they are all dependent on each other and work together to move us towards our center.

Edgewood Church is a church plant in the Edgewood neighborhood of Atlanta, desiring to be a church that serves their community, promoting reconciliation of people to each other and people to God.

Partnership Leaders
Partnership Leader

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Charlie Scott

Partnership Leader

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Colin Harris

Domestic Partnerships

Appalachia Mission

God’s Appalachian Partnership (GAP)

www.gapky.org

The purpose of God’s Appalachian Partnership, Inc.(GAP) is to meet the spiritual and physical needs of people in Appalachia by: 1. Meeting the person on the level of spiritual need so that they will grow into the person God created them to be and share that with others. 2. Meeting the physical needs through food, clothing housing and other areas essential to wellness in an effort to promote personal responsibility. 3.Meeting the personal development need through special training which enhances their economic potential of the individual and the community as a whole.

At the beginning of 2010 GAP began a transition from a needs based to an asset-based community development ministry. Essentially, this means we have moved away from mostly distributing resources as the primary way of building relationships and meeting community needs. We are now working to build relationships to discover the potential that already is in the community to meet its own needs.

GAP Executive Director

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John Morris

Men's Partnership & Trip Leader

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Bill Blanton

Women's Partnership & Trip Leader
Appalachia (Ladies) Trip

October 7-12, 2018

Smoke Rise women’s annual trip to McDowell, KY involves working alongside the staff at GAP. Our purpose is to be the presence of Christ as we build relationships with adults. We strive to serve them in ways that meet emotional and spiritual needs and to help them realize that they are beautiful children of God, created in God’s Image, for God’s Purpose. We give haircuts and manicures, make crafts, give personal grooming products to men and women and spend one-on-one time with them, hearing their stories, praying together and sharing our Jesus stories.

Appalachia Men’s Trips

Spring Trip: May 20-25, 2018

Fall Trip: September 30 – October 5

Smoke Rise Men’s annual trip to McDowell, KY involve meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the residents of Floyd County, Kentucky; we repair their homes and share Christ’s love.

New York City

SRBC supports Metro Baptist and Greater Restoration Baptist with their different needs throughout the year, including the Christmas Store. We lead a week of Summer Day Camp at Metro Baptist Church for children in inner NYC’s “Hell’s Kitchen” area and at Greater Restoration Baptist Church for inner-city youth in Brooklyn.

Partnership & Trip Leaders
Partnership Leader

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Lynne Felton

Trip Leader

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Carol Garner

Manhattan

Metro Baptist Church
mbcnyc.org
Executive Director of RMM/Pastor

Tiffany Triplett Henkel
thenkel@mbcnyc.org

Brooklyn

Greater Restoration Baptist Church
Visit Greater Restoration online here

Pastor Ken Bogan
kenbogan@aol.com

International Partnerships

Nicaragua

In partnership with HOI, we send teams to Nicaragua to improve the spiritual, physical, educational, and economic development for the people. Through programs of health, education and community development, partnerships are formed with the people of Nicaragua which promote dignity, mutual cooperation and self-sufficiency.

Honduras

In partnership with HOI, we send teams to Honduras. SRBC is dedicated to improve the spiritual, physical, educational, and economic development for the people in the Olancho province of Central Honduras.

 

HOI

HOI is not primarily a relief organization (i.e. an organization that provides assistance after natural disasters). Instead, we work long-term in communities, empowering them to reach their full potential, and use short-term volunteer mission trip teams to accomplish long-range goals. HOI has a rich history in communities of Central America using an integrated approach that includes education, medical care, agriculture, facility construction and spiritual development. By investing in communities over decades, we strive to see permanent and total transformation.

Partnership Leaders
Partnership Leader/Trip Leader

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Deb Leamon

Partnership Leader

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Page Fulgham

We work to meet the spiritual & physical needs of the desperate needs of God’s people in the barrios of the city of Tijuana, Mexico.

  • Lead VBS for hundreds of children
  • Construction projects at the ministry, as well as, working on new and existing homes in the area
  • Painting houses of church families
  • Prepare and distribute food and clean water to families
  • Fellowship and pray with members of the community
  • Participate in Sunday & Thursday worship

We participate with children from the church in fun outings that they otherwise would never get to do (a movie; a day at the beach; a trip to McDonald’s, etc.)

Centro Shalom

Centro Shalom is a mission that serves the poor community of Miramar in Tijuana, Mexico, assisting children and ministering to families, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

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Salvadore “Chava” Suazo, Pastor

710 E. San Ysidro Blvd. A-1377
shalomcenter@hotmail.com
San Ysidro, CA 92173
centroshalomtijuana.com

Partnership & Trip Leaders
Partnership Leader

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Roy Vreeland

Trip Leader

 

Gary Prophitt

Providing food and educating over 2,700 school children

The mission and purpose of African Children’s Mission is to reach out to children in destitute circumstances, with food, care, and with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We strive to enable them to grow and develop in a secure environment. Christian values and principles are the foundation of our ministry and programs. Our goal is to guide children into a responsible, productive life, and discipling them through word and example.

African Children's Mission

ACM exists to glorify God by providing Christ-centered support to people living in the Nakasongola District of Uganda and in Meru County, Kenya. For over two decades we have invested in these areas, living in the communities we serve. Through the dedication of time and resources from many people like you, the resilience and pride of the people we work with, and God’s grace, our communities are being transformed for Christ, and we are watching some of our earliest sponsored children lead organizations, graduate from universities, and choose marriage and family for their lives. This is so encouraging as we continue to invest in long-term care and deep discipleship for His glory.

Partnership & Trip Leader
Trip/Partnership Leader

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Wilson Echols

Other Missions Opportunities

Disaster Restoration

 

Our disaster restoration team springs into action to help families rebuild after major disasters. In the past, we have helped families in Gulport, MS and Baton Rouge, LA after Hurricane Katrina, and supplied labor, materials, and hope for people in North Alabama and North Georgia, after tornadoes.

Contact Person
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Jim Myrick

Family Mission Trip

Trip Leader

Teri Moore
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Youth Mission Opportunities

Sing & Serve

The Youth of Smoke Rise Baptist Church rotate singing and serving locally, stateside, and internationally each summer. This summer, the Youth will be singing and serving here in Atlanta; leading worship at Wieuca Road Baptist Church and serving with our partners in Clarkston.

Passport Choices

Each summer the Youth of Smoke Rise Baptist Church attend Passport Choices where they have the opportunity to explore their God-given gifts by serving around Greensboro, NC.

Serving Smoke Rise Baptist Church

Joseph Project

The Joseph Project assists SRBC members with minor home repairs and provides professional referrals.

Stitchers

Nancy’s Heart Stitchers create handmade quilts for children at the time of the dedication, when one quilt is given to the child being dedicated and one quilt is sent to a child in an orphanage in the Ukraine. Quilts are also created and sent to members who are sick and need to be “wrapped in God’s love.”

Other Missional Support

Georgia Baptist Children’s Home

www.gbchfm.org

McAfee School of Theology

www.theology.mercer.edu

Developmental Disabilities Ministries

www.ddmga.org

CBF Field Personnel

Carson and Laura Foushee

AMBA

Atlanta Metro Baptist Association

www.atlbaptist.org

CBF of GA

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of GA

www.cbfga.org

CBF

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

www.cbf.net

BWA

Baptist World Alliance

www.bwanet.org

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