During the fall of each year, we emphasize the CBF/GA State Mission Offering.
Your gift to the 2020/21 CBF/GA State Mission Offering supports two specific areas of ministry in our state and world.
For a second year, part of the offering will be used to support Congregational Ministry Grants. These are matching grants from $1000 to $2000, used to support a new ministry or missional endeavor.
The four categories under which projects should fall to be eligible are:
- Community Partnerships
- Interfaith Initiatives
- Local Mission Engagement
- Young Leadership Development
SMO DIGITAL MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT BELOW.
They may be used to promote the 2020/2021 “Open Hearts, Open Hands” State Mission Offering at your church.
SMO 2020 Coordinator Letter to Congregations
IF THERE IS AMONG YOU ANYONE IN NEED, … DO NOT BE HARD-HEARTED OR TIGHT-FISTED TOWARD YOUR NEEDY NEIGHBOR. YOU SHOULD RATHER OPEN YOUR HAND, WILLINGLY LENDING ENOUGH TO MEET THE NEED, WHATEVER IT MAY BE.
IN 2020/21, TWO CHURCHES RECEIVED CONGREGATIONAL MINISTRY GRANTS.
Helping a church to complete a home with Shelter Liberia
Providing scholarships and child care for students in church-sponsored Medical Coder Classes
Redesigning, building raised beds, and adding a water collection system to a community garden
Helping fund referees for a church- sponsored community basketball league