Our Partners

God does great stuff through a lot of groups and organizations outside our church. So, one of the primary ways we go about trying to make the world a better place in Jesus’ name is by partnering with others. Here are some of the organizations we partner with:

International Partnerships

C.B.F. - The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a nationwide fellowship of Baptist churches and individuals who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. C.B.F. helps provide resources for churches and also sends global missions field personnel to the most neglected people groups in the world.

Hole in the Wall - Their goal is to meet the need that results from the AIDS pandemic in South Africa, by placing orphaned children into loving, stable and Christian environments in order to encourage them to become upright citizens and agents of change in South Africa and the world.

Refilwe - Refilwe is a South African Community Development project. They serve and partner with a severely disadvantaged community which faces HIV & AIDS, limited education, unemployment, lack of skills & poor housing.

Arise Ministry Group exists to meet the needs of the rural poor in Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa.

Ubuntu Global Mission- In response to the global issues of poverty and HIV/AIDS, 2BC is currently helping create a 501c3 non-profit to partner with organizations that are on the frontlines helping people to not only survive but to thrive. For more information, please contact Chris Ellis.

National Partnerships

B.J.C. - Serving fourteen Baptist bodies, the Baptist Joint Committee is a non-profit education and advocacy organization, based in Washington, D.C. that has worked for nearly seventy years promoting religious liberty for all and upholding the principle of church-state separation.

B.C.E. - The Baptist Center for Ethics’ mission is to provide ethics resources and services to congregations in order to equip church leaders and faith communities with tools for developing moral character, teaching sound decision making, offering a clear moral witness to the larger culture and advancing social change.

A.B.P. - Associated Baptist Press is the nation’s first and only independent news service created by and for Baptists. Working from a network of regional bureaus, ABP provides daily coverage of Baptist news, news from the nation's capital, and other general news and information of concern to Christians in the U.S. and around the world.

Regional Partnerships

C.B.F. Arkansas - This is the state chapter of the national organization. C.B.F. Arkansas helps start churches in Arkansas and has a primary mission focus on alleviating poverty in the Mississippi River Delta and on doing disaster relief throughout the country.

Ouachita Baptist University - Ouachita Baptist University is a church-related, liberal arts university whose aims are to meet the educational needs of students and to prepare them for places of leadership and service. Second Baptist has a long and distinguished history of partnership with O.B.U.

Local Partnerships

Salvation Army - The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Union Rescue Mission - The Union Rescue Mission (URM) has been the primary service provider to the forgotten veteran, abused housewife, afflicted neighbor and the desperate addict for nearly 60 years.

Heifer International - Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. Heifer's strategy is to “pass on the gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.

Encouragers - The philosophy behind this small but effective program is simply that one-on-one relationships can and do reap academic success. Undivided attention from a caring adult on a regular basis (weekly) can make a huge difference in an indifferent at-risk child.

The Stewpot - Each afternoon the Stewpot opens its doors at First Presbyterian Church to the city’s hungry. Volunteers from area churches and organizations provide and serve the meal. There are also occasional health screenings and other community services.

Habitat for Humanity - Habitat is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to put belief into action by working in partnership with God's people to create a decent habitat in which to live and work.

Arkansas Baptist College - (ABC), originally known as the Minister’s Institute, was founded by both black and white religious leaders in 1884. Arkansas Baptist College is a private, historically black, four-year liberal arts college.

Arkansas Food Bank - The Arkansas Foodbank Network has been working since 1984 to eliminate hunger in Arkansas by providing nutritious food to those in need. Ninety-six percent of everything the Foodbank receives is allocated to programs, enabling them to serve about 23,000 hungry Arkansans in any given week.

The Downtown Partnership - The vision of The Downtown Partnership is to provide leadership, advocacy and opportunity to all who benefit from a thriving downtown area.

EMOBA - EMOBA hosts changing exhibits and events that explore the African-American experience in Arkansas. They also actively participate in community development along with services designed to help children in need.

Watershed Human and Community Development Agency - The Watershed project fosters faith and hope in the future by helping people move from dependency to self-sufficiency through emergency social support services, help in economic development, and education for long-term personal development.

Second Genesis - Second Genesis is a 30 month program that gives formerly incarcerated women a chance to readjust to society. They provide transitional housing as well as life skills classes, family reunification and spiritual support.

Interfaith Hospitality Network - In response to families that find themselves homeless, the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) brings the faith community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. IHN is a partnership of congregations within a community helping families who are facing homelessness. It offers an opportunity for volunteers of all faiths to reduce hhomelessness and transform lives.