seeing it happen
International Mission Board
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If you are a follower of Jesus, you are part of the task to fulfill the Great Commission. Paul says, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27). Jesus has commissioned us to be His heart, His hands, His voice. Through praying, giving and going, Southern Baptists have fulfilled this legacy for more than 160 years. Yet, billions remain lost and time may be running out for them. We must pray more intentionally and give more sacrificially than ever before. Our churches must take direct responsibility for helping reach the nearly 3,800 unengaged, unreached people groups to which our missionaries on their own may never be able to reach.
North American Mission Board
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A focus on five regions allows NAMB to be more strategic and responsive to the diverse needs across North America, factoring in demographics, geographical challenges and spiritual realities. That contextualization continues with coordinated efforts surrounding each region’s largest population centers. While the work won’t be limited to these metropolitan areas, cities are “the mouthpiece of any nation and the place where culture is created,” according to Aaron Coe, NAMB’s vice president for Mobilization and a former church planter in New York. We expect to see a gospel influence radiate out of the cities we reach and impact the rest of the region.
Call to Action
Oklahoma's State Mision Offering
True followers display Christ's love in action. Oklahoma Baptists answer the Call to Action in many ways. With your gifts to the Edna McMilla Oklahoma State Missions Offering, actions speak louder than words. More than 20 ministries are supported by your gifts. They include a variety of ministries, ranging from disaster relief, chaplaincy ministries, leadership development, and church planting. Click the button to the left to watch videos regarding the work done through this offering.
Why plant churches?
• Evangelistic Effectiveness - One study revealed established Southern Baptist churches baptized 3.4 people per 100 resident members, while new churches baptized 11.7.
• population growth - The church-to-population ratio in the United States peaked at one church for every 430 in World War I, but today there is only one church for every 6,194 people. In Canada the ratio is 1:123,971.
• different kinds of churches are needed - The gospel doesn’t change, but our methods must be contextualized to the people we are reaching.