Mission Friends, GAs and RAs
Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Mission Friends: For ages 3 – Kindergarten
Girl’s in Action (GAs): Girls learning about missions, 1st through 4th grades
Royal Ambassadors (RAs): Boys learning about missions, 1st through 4th grades
Cooperative Program▲ – IMB
Every time you drop a dollar in the offering plate of a church that participates in the Cooperative Program, you help someone hear the story of Jesus.
Southern Baptist churches voluntarily send a percentage or a specified amount of their regular offerings to the state convention. The state convention keeps approximately two-thirds of those funds and the balance is sent to the Southern Baptist Executive Committee in Nashville. The Executive Committee distributes those funds to Southern Baptist agencies. The International Mission Board (IMB) currently receives half of the funds sent to the Executive Committee. Cooperative Program funds represent 37-39 percent of the IMB’s annual budget. (http://www.imb.org)
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – NAMB
Each year, we honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938) when we give to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions. As a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of mission efforts throughout the world, Annie rallied churches to givemore, praymore, and do more for reaching people for Christ. The Annie Armstrong website provides a wealth of resources for promoting the offering in the local church, including supplemental materials available only online.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – International Mission Board
Who was Lottie Moon?▲ (Links to an IMB video about making a difference, and about the difference Lottie Moon made to the people of China. After viewing the video, click your browser’s “back” button to return to this page.)
Lottie Moon – the namesake of the international missions offering – has become something of a legend to us. But in her time Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. In fact, she was like today’s missionaries. She was a hard-working, deep-loving Southern Baptist who labored tirelessly so her people group could know Jesus. (http://www.imb.org)
Why was the offering named for this early China missionary? Throughout her career, Lottie Moon wrote numerous letters home, urging Southern Baptists to greater missions involvement and support. One of those letters triggered Southern Baptists’ first Christmas offering for international missions – enough to send three new missionaries to China. (http://www.imb.org)
PMBA Christmas Toy Store
Each year, in the weeks approaching Christmas, bring a toy, game, or electronic item for boys and girls (ages birth – 17) to the morning worship services. The items will be part of the PMBA’s Christmas Toy Store ministry for needy families. The toy(s) should be new and unwrapped, up to $30 value.