Missions & Ministries

Missions and ministries are essential to what we do at Leawood Baptist Church. The Bible tells us to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18b-20), so we love our local community and the whole world as God has loved us. Here are a few of the many ways to get involved in serving our local community:

Bus Ministry

Leawood Baptist Church began its bus ministry in 1971. Its purpose is to reach out to our community and bring riders to our church to allow them to worship and learn about our Lord Jesus Christ and His love for them. Over the years, thousands of people have been blessed by the opportunity to attend our church. Many of them would not have been able to attend any church because of their lack of transportation.

Leawood Library

LIBRARY HOURS : Sundays from 8:30am until 9:15am.
The Leawood Library contains an impressive collection of resources which will be a blessing to you. We have books, books, and more books which are inspirational, informative, and entertaining. We also have family-friendly Christian movies that your entire family will enjoy. All you have to supply is the popcorn! We even have some VHS tapes and a few audio cassettes. The library is located in the Hope building next to the main corridor which connects all of our buildings. Come see us!
We are currently in need of some volunteer workers for our library. If you are interested, please call the church office at 901-324-7169.

Leawood Mission Center

The Leawood Mission Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-noon (excluding holidays).
We provide toys, food, clothing, school supplies, and spiritual counseling for families in our surrounding area.
If you would like to donate supplies or your time, or if you have a particular need, please call us at 901-328-1025.

Here’s a video with some details about the Leawood Mission Center:

Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM)

Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) is an afterschool children’s ministry that buses kids from Grahamwood Elementary and Treadwell Elementary to have lots of fun at our basketball gym and lounge area. Kids enjoy sports, ping pong, video games, friendships with peers in a safe environment. The kids get one-on-one interaction with coaches and volunteers to mentor them through life and help them do their homework. MAM is on Leawood’s campus every week on Mondays-Thursdays from afterschool-5pm. Parents pick up their kids at 5pm in front of our gym. If you’re a parent interested in enrolling your kid in MAM, come stop by the gym to meet us during MAM hours and fill out an application. If you are interested in volunteering on our site, please give us a call at 901-324-7169 or email info@leawoodbaptist.org

Here’s a video with some details about Memphis Athletic Ministries:

One By One Ministries

One by One Ministries is the premiere mentoring ministry for expectant parents and parents of babies. At the very heart of One by One Ministries is the belief that every baby is worth the very best we can give in nurturance and encouragement to fulfill their greatest God-given potential.

One by One provides the structure, resources, and training to equip churches and their volunteers to reach families for Christ at a time when their hearts are more likely to be pliable and open to changes and improvements for the sake of their babies. Our ministry fills the urgent need that exists among many families for parenting education and encouragement, so that the family, especially the mother and child, can enjoy their best possible life. As the life of the parent is positively transformed the future for the child is also changed.

If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor, or are currently pregnant and would like more information, please call us at 901-324-7169.

Prayer Tower

We are blessed to have a vibrant 24/7 prayer ministry that has at least one Leawood member fervently praying every hour of every day from May 12, 1974 to today. We host this ministry at our on-site Prayer Tower, a quiet area where members of our Leawood family individually retreat to seek the Lord through praising Him and interceding for our church and the local community of Memphis.  To get involved in our prayer ministry, give us a call at 901-324-7169 or email info@leawoodbaptist.org

Sponsored Missionaries

We give part of our church’s yearly budget to fund missionaries in Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Please join us in prayer for these missionaries and their families. If you feel led to help financially sponsor our missionaries, please contact us for more information at 901-324-7169, or email info@leawoodbaptist.org