Our World Missions Offering…
Jesus commands His followers to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. We all share this responsibility. Yet, as followers of Christ, how do we do this? Physically, you and I cannot be everywhere. However, through our faithful tithes and offerings, we are able.
Below is a description of where our World Mission dollars go:
Your Lottie Moon Christmas Offering portion supports approximately 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries serving around the world. The Cooperative Program provides about 30% of the needs of the International Mission Board. The Lottie Moon C.O. provides about 54% of the budget needed to support missionaries in the field. Investment income and designated gifts for hunger and disaster relief provide the balance.
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering supports the work of the North American Mission Board in the United States, its territories and Canada. Primarily, these dollars go to support NAMB missionaries as they start new churches. Another portion go to revitalizing declining churches.
The Golden Offering help us do our missions work across the State of Tennessee. It helps with the work of Appalachian Regional (East TN), Cumberland Regional (Middle TN), and Mississippi River Ministries, among many other things.
This particular portion of our World Missions Offering goes to an area of our country where the spread of the Gospel is considered pioneer work. For the last several years, this money has been given to do work in the state of Iowa.
Note: As you give this Sunday and throughout the next year, I hope you remember that the responsibility to proclaim the Gospel belongs to each of us. So our prayers and our gifts are invaluable.