Top Michigan stories of 2019



PLYMOUTH, MI – As we move into 2020 and close out 2019, it’s important to remember some of the important milestones of this past year. At the Baptist Beacon, a great part of our mission is to share the voices from across our state whether they are pastors, church planters or mission volunteers. They may be serving in the Send City of Detroit or in the Upper Peninsula, in a big church or a normative-sized one. Here are three stories that highlight the BSCM motto, “Starting Strengthening, Sending.”



BSCM Sells Office Property



The Executive Board of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) voted to accept the purchase agreement for the sale of the convention’s Fenton office building and subsequently voted, in total agreement, to lease 1900 square feet of office space in the historical Burroughs Building in Plymouth, Michigan. Through the sale of the building and acreage the state convention netted nearly one million dollars to be placed into the state convention’s foundation. The large investment into the foundation will provide annual dividends that can be disbursed for meaningful ministry priorities or reinvested in order to increase the strength of the Michigan Southern Baptist Foundation. See the whole story here.



27 New Churches in Michigan



BSCM State Director of Missions, Dr. Tony Lynn introduced some of the planters of the 27 new churches that have been planted over the last three years. Many of these plants were supported by Send Detroit and the newly formed Send Network Michigan. See the rest of the story here.



A Comeback Story



First Baptist Church of Swartz Creek is one of three stories of churches that came back from a low point. It was part of the emphasis of the Frances Brown State Mission Offering. This year’s goal is $100,000, and a portion of the offering will go to strengthening churches. FBC Swartz Creek’s story was told in a podcast produced by the BSCM. You can listen to it here.


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