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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Annual Missions Lifeline to be Held

Need current missions information? Does your church need a fresh approach to missions? Do your youth and children need to learn about missionaries and what they do? Is God calling you to do something new in missions? If so….this day is for you!

Saturday, August 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30, the annual Missions Lifeline event will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenfield. Sponsored by Indiana WMU, the day’s activities will enhance your church’s missions emphasis.

The event features guest missionaries, a mini kids’ Missions Day Camp, breakout sessions, and the annual election of Indiana state WMU officers.

The day will be filled with mission activities, current information about praying for and giving to missions, and breakouts deigned to help your church fulfill its missions mandate of making disciples for Christ.

Lunch will be served, and participants will enjoy the Missions Rally’s upbeat music and motivational missions speakers. Plan now to attend! Register online on the state convention website.

As a special  project, attendees are encouraged to bring items for two Indiana church planters who are featured as Christmas in August recipients. These items will help their ministries with homeless and college students:  school supplies for backpack distribution, $10 gift cards to Kroger and McDonald’s and travel size items for homeless hygiene kits. Items will be collected and given to the church planters.

Plan to attend; bring others with you; take advantage of the children’s Day Camp; enjoy a day full of missions challenges!

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

INDIANA HAS A NAMB MISSIONARY ON THE CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST LIST!

It would be great if Indiana Southern Baptist churches supported Chris Cook in Bloomington with Christmas in August donations!

Christ serves as lead pastor and church planter at Embassy Church. The church has ministries on the University of Indiana campus and in the large homeless community in the area. Let’s join together to encourage these ministries through our donations to Christmas in August.

Here are the items Chris requested:

  • $10 McDonald’s gift cards
  • $10 Kroger gift cards
  • Travel-size wet wipes, deodorants, dry shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Nail clippers
  • Large bandages
  • Wool socks
  • Wool gloves
  • Breath mints

Mail to:

Chris Cook
2419 E. Oakmont Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

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