International Mission Board (IMB) – Motivation and Fast Facts

WE CANNOT ALL DO EVERYTHING, BUT WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING

PRAY – GIVE – GO – SEND

As Southern Baptist, we have a great opportunity this Christmas season to REACH THE NATIONS WITH THE GOSPEL. The uniqueness of the Southern Baptist Convention is the idea that all SBC churches have the privilege of working TOGETHER to live out Matthew 28:18-20.

Matthew 28:19–20 – Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV)

We believe a great way to accomplish this is through the ministries of the International Mission Board. (imb.org) For 175 years, the IMB has been on the field providing HOPE that can only be found as the GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST is proclaimed to the NATIONS.

Fast Facts of the IMB

Total Field Personnel as of 11/30/2020 – 3,532
People Groups and Urban Centers Engaged by IMB – 1,209
Pastoral Trainings Given – 18,598
Advanced Theological Trainings Given – 33,068
Church Planting Trainings Given – 38,866
New Churches Planted – 12,368
Baptisms – 47,929
People Groups Globally [peoplegroups.org (IMB)] – 11,732
Unengaged, Unreached People Groups – 3,056

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is an annual offering collected by believers around the world to support international missions. The offering was officially named in 1918 by Woman’s Missionary Union in honor of the missionary to China who urged churches to start it and give sacrificially.

This offering is unique from other mission offerings in that 100% of gifts provide for missionaries all over the world. It is a valuable part of Southern Baptists’ 175-year history of reaching the nations with the gospel and vital to reaching the vision of a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ. imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering/

Each year we set aside the Christmas Season to take up this special offering. This allows everyone at FBCAP to give support that will go directly to our missionaries and the work that is taking place.

WE CANNOT ALL DO EVERYTHING, BUT WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING

PRAY – GIVE – GO – SEND

(More detailed information about the ministries of our church and background of the SBC can be found in a previous message I shared. What it means to be SBC)

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