The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries.
Partying for Jesus in Utah [Utah] JEFF HURLBUT planted Morgan Grace Fellowship in Morgan County, Utah, the county with the highest per capita population of Mormons in the state. Last year missions teams from Mississippi and Kentucky helped Jeff host two daily “Party in the Park” events for children, which averaged 120 attendees. He says the children had a hard time understanding why people would come from so far away just to play, sing and teach Bible stories to them. Jeff appreciates the Cooperative Program gifts of Southern Baptists and asks you to pray for his family’s strength as they minister in Morgan County.
Bible Reference & Statement: Leviticus 7:1,11,13
The Hebrews’ worship of God was prompted by commitment. Commitment resulted in trespass (repayment or guilt) offerings and peace (fellowship) offerings. For Christians, Christ has made a once-and-for- all-time sacrifice for our sin. Our giving is our gratitude.
for week of June 18, 2017
Look at the Heart [Eurasia] Christian worker MATT FONTENOT met a man outside a tattoo parlor who displayed his new tattoo for him. Matt showed him a small water drop tattoo and told Jesus’ parable of the rich man and Lazarus. The man told Matt he reads the Bible every day. His father and grandfather were pastors, but he went a different way. He and Matt made a plan to continue talking about the gospel. “He’s one of those guys you would discount immediately because of his looks,” Matt said. “But who knows? He could be the next church planter.” Your gifts through the Cooperative Program help Matt and others reach people of all backgrounds in Eurasia.
Bible Reference & Statement: 1 Timothy 5:8
Fathers are to be responsible for managing the affairs of their families. Providing the material necessities for one’s family is as much a part of Christian stewardship as giving to God. But providing for one’s family and giving to God should be balanced.
Missionary Moments Planning Guide
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