FENTON, MI – This year the Mission Committee for the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) has taken a bold step toward impacting more communities for Christ across the state of Michigan. This year’s goal for the Frances Brown State Mission Offering has been set for $90,000. During the week of September 11-18, Michigan Southern Baptists are being called to pray for state missions using the theme “Sharing the Light”.
The theme is based on the scripture in John 12:46 where Jesus says, “I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me would not remain in the darkness.” That passage blends with the Baptist State Convention of Michigan’s goal of punching holes in the darkness of our state. BSCM Executive Director, Dr. Tim Patterson shares, “We are not the producers of the light, we are possessors of the light, and it is our absolute responsibility to share that light.”
The gifts collected during this special emphasis will go specifically to areas of ministry needs in the state of Michigan. Those areas fall into the three categories of “Starting, Strengthening, and Sending”. Patterson says, “This offering will help us do more to impact the local church in Michigan like we never have before.”
A packet of promotional materials have been sent to every Southern Baptist church in Michigan, and all of the promotional materials are also available online at bscm.org/smo. Some of the materials include a DVD, a poster, flyers, bulletin inserts, and prayer bookmarks. The BSCM leadership and State Mission Offering committee are encouraging church and mission leaders with a heart for the mission field here in Michigan to use these exciting new tools to help their churches catch the vision of what we can do together as we go forward “Sharing the Light”.