FENTON, MI – The Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) staff has announced that Michigan Baptists are closing in on this year’s goal for the Frances Brown State Mission Offering. This year’s goal is a faith-stretching $90,000, and as of December 1st, churches and individuals have given $83,756.74. With less than a month to go that places the remaining amount to reach the goal at just more than $6,000.
The State Mission Offering is one of the primary methods that Michigan Baptists use to fund starting churches, strengthening churches and sending churches across the state. This year’s offering will be shared between those three areas as well as the Bambi Lake Conference Center.
BSCM designates one week in September to highlight the ministries supported by the Frances Brown Offering, as well as to pray for them. But Michigan Baptists are free to support the offering at any time throughout the year. That gives churches and individuals a few more weeks to help BSCM to reach this year’s goal whether they have not given to the offering yet, or they would choose to give more to help the state top the offering mark.
BSCM Executive Director, Tim Patterson, calls on Michigan Baptists to continue to pray for the state’s many ministries. He says, “The fuel that fires the engines of the ministries of BSCM is prayer. Without prayer to power the work of God, our efforts would be useless.”
This year’s theme for the state offering is “The Power of One; Multiplied.” BSCM Women Ministries Director, Sue Hodnett says, "This has been an amazing state missions campaign. Our goal of $90,000 for 2018 is so attainable, just $6,000 more to go. Working together we are MULTIPLYING are resources! We are laying new foundations for our next generation of churches! The Power of ONE, the Power of HIM, working together through US!"
To support Michigan missions, give to the Frances Brown State Mission Offering by visiting bscm.org/giving.