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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WMU Holds Virtual Annual January Board Meetings

The annual January Board Meeting of Woman’s Missionary Union was held January 8 – 9. The following information comes from various reports on the previous year of missions-related activities initiated by associational, state, and national missions organizations to fulfill WMU’s purpose of proclaiming the good news of Jesus to all nations. 2021 was a great year for missions-related activities as WMU partnered with the following agencies and entities:

North American Mission Board

Kevin Ezell, President of NAMB, reported that an all-time giving record occurred last spring when $66.5 million was given to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. He stated that even during the pandemic, 36 new churches were planted. The theme for this year is “United” and the offering goal is $70 million Sadly, only ½ of Southern Baptist churches participate in this annual offering. 

International Mission Board

The president of IMB, Paul Chitwood, gave an encouraging report on what was accomplished with God’s grace during the past year. Here are some of the statistics he provided: 91% of IMB missionaries are engaging unreached people groups; 144,000 new believers were reported; 8,700 were baptized; 18,000 new churches were planted; and 12,000 pastors were trained. He said, “The nations are waiting and we must go.”

WMU Continues to Provide Quality Resources

Many age-level missions-related materials which can be viewed and ordered online at www.wmu.com Compassion Ministries offers a series of mini-online courses on refugees, poverty, human trafficking, and others. Online blogs and articles provide training tips, current information about missionaries, and project ideas. Training for Christian Job Corps is now offered online. WorldCrafts catalogs are available online also. Many resources can be downloaded and printed: Compassion Ministries Prayer Calendar, Starter Packs information and others. New “Missions in a Box” continue  to be produced. They are now available for Japan, China, and Nigeria. Especially written for families, these are excellent materials for families that home school or want to promote missions in their homes.

WMU Continues to Provide Quality Resources

Many age-level missions-related materials which can be viewed and ordered online at www.wmu.com Compassion Ministries offers a series of mini-online courses on refugees, poverty, human trafficking, and others. Online blogs and articles provide training tips, current information about missionaries, and project ideas. Training for Christian Job Corps is now offered online. WorldCrafts catalogs are available online also. Many resources can be downloaded and printed: Compassion Ministries Prayer Calendar, Starter Packs information and others. New “Missions in a Box” continue  to be produced. They are now available for Japan, China, and Nigeria. Especially written for families, these are excellent materials for families that home school or want to promote missions in their homes.

Think Ahead!

It’s time to begin thinking about how your church will promote and participate in the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions! Free materials can be ordered from the Indiana State Convention offices. A promotional packet will be sent to every church in Indiana that includes sample envelope, poster, and prayer guides for North American missionaries.  Videos for use in worship services can be found online at namb.net 

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