Missions Education and Ministries

Linda ClarkWelcome to the missions education information page! The articles in this section are written to provide you with the latest resources and information to help you and your church fulfill our missions mandate.

Every month’s postings will include ideas you can use in your small group setting, emphases for use in worship services, projects your church can do to share Christ in your neighborhood and community, and information about Southern Baptist mission efforts around the world.

l serve as SEIBA’s missions education consultant and would be glad to work with you, your pastor, and church missions development team to help you develop a strategic approach to engaging in missions efforts in our region, in Indiana, in North  America, and overseas. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by texting me (502.595.8473) or via email: lclark1213@hotmail.com  I am available to speak to women’s groups and retreats and to make mission presentations.

The theme for 2019 is “Unshakable Pursuit” and it speaks both to God’s pursuit of us for His salvation and work as well as how we should approach discipling others to live on mission for Jesus. Finding how we can share Christ naturally is one of a believer’s greatest discoveries. As churches in our association embrace our strategy of having more gospel conversations, learning about missions can be a very real part of reaching out in God’s love to others. Please don’t hesitate to call me or email me if you need missions resources or information. I look forward to hearing from you!

In His Service,

Linda Clark

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Evangelism Training Event to be Held

The evangelism team of SEIBA is providing an evangelism training event for all ages on Saturday,  September 11.  The event will be held at Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Jeffersonville beginning at 5:30  p.m.

The event is specifically  designed to help you, your family, and your church extend loving hands to people who  do not  know Christ as Savior. The first  part of the event will model a block party to show you resources that are available,  give  you and those with you a hot dog fresh from the grill and fellowship built around games and activities associated  with block parties.

There will be breakouts for children, students, adults, and church staff giving new ideas for reaching out into your communities with the good news of Jesus. There will  be a variety  of topics: being evangelistic in the workplace, working with students, how children can tell others about Jesus, how  to use hospitality to share your witness, how doing ordinary things intentionally will help you  be effective in personal evangelism, and how pastors can lead their churches in evangelism. There will also be a session to help you work through the details of hosting your own block party!

Here is the schedule  for the event:
5:30      -   Registration / Block Party model (food, games)
6:00 - 7:30   -   Breakout sessions (each session will  be 30 minutes long and will repeat 3 times)
7:30  - 8:00 - Wrap up, a word from our associational missions coordinator, and GIVE-AWAYS!

THIS EVENT IS ONE YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS! GRAB THE WHOLE FAMILY AND JOIN US FOR A TIME OF LEARNING HOW TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS WITH OTHERS!

Christmas in August

Pack a Box of Items for North American Missions

Are you looking for a missions project for the people in your church or small group? Christmas in August provides a simple way you can directly help a North American missionary.

Every year Woman’s Missionary Union partners with the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board to select missionaries who are featured in the national annual Christmas in August emphasis.  These missionaries provide a list of items they need for ministry and outreach.

Here’s how you and your church can participate:

  1. Pray - pray that this project will help our missionaries tell others about Jesus.
  2. Choose and Promote - select a missionary and tell others about the project giving them a list of items they can purchase. Use church newsletters, online information, social media and a display to inform your church/small groups.
  3. Gather - provide an in-gathering location as people bring their Christmas in August items. Crate a Christmas display to catch their attention (wrap a large open box in Christmas paper) and to hold items..
  4. Pack and Mail - organize donated items and mail following instructions found online at wmu.com/chirstmasinaugust
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