Dear CBF/GA family,
During the fall of each year we emphasize our annual CBF/GA State Mission Offering (SMO). Last year we received $34,135.87 from twenty-six churches and thirty-one individuals that allowed us to do a variety of mission projects and congregational life events that we would not otherwise be able to do. We are hoping to increase our giving even more this year with your help, as we highlight two CBF/GA ministries for the 2013 SMO.
This year our SMO theme is “Embracing Community: Starting Churches·Engaging College Students,” with a goal of $50,000. The offering will focus on the support of two specific CBF/GA ministries within our state: New Church Starts and Cooperative Student Fellowships. These ministries have tremendous potential to embrace CBF communities across the state, either through the creation of local churches or the support of student leadership and faith development through campus ministries. We hope that the money given to the SMO will continue to support these avenues of Christian community. A smaller portion of your gift will be reserved for the new initiatives and development opportunities that come our way over the next year.
Your gifts will be distributed as follows:
· 40% of your gift will go to New Church Starts
· 40% of your gift will go to Cooperative Student Fellowships
· 20% of your gift will go to New Initiatives and Development
Enclosed you will find detailed information about each of these ministries, as well as samples of materials you can use for promoting the State Mission Offering in your church and offering envelopes (regular and pew version). Additional information and support material can be found here. For mail orders please contact Renée Bennett at 478-742-1191, ext. 3, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your generosity and partnership in being the presence of Christ to the world and to our state.