PLYMOUTH, MI – No one was spared the effects of Covid-19 and the following quarantine, and that includes the pastors who are leading our Michigan churches. Just like so many others, they lost loved ones and jobs. And in some cases, they or their immediate family members even contracted the virus. But when pastors know firsthand the challenges facing those who they minister to, they are often not willing to ask for help for themselves.
That is why the leadership of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) have decided to make our pastors the focus of this year’s Frances Brown State Mission Offering. The money raised for this year’s offering will go to a relief fund to help pastors who have been impacted financially or medically.
Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) Executive-Director Tim Patterson says, “I wanted to ask for the help that the pastors wouldn’t ask for themselves.”
PROMOTE THE OFFERING IN YOUR CHURCH
Churches who want to promote the State Mission Offering can access video resources for online or in-person viewing and can be downloaded from www.bscm.org/smo. Additionally, you'll find suggestions and ideas for promoting the offering at your church, on your website, and on social media. There is also an episode of the BSCM podcast “Punching Holes in the Darkness” where BSCM staff talk in depth about the need for this relief fund. It can be accessed at bscm.org/podcast/episode/d4425067/helping-those-who-help-us.