2017 State Mission Offering
State Mission Offering and Week of Prayer: The State Mission Offering and Week of Prayer is Sunday, September 10 – Sunday, September 17. However, materials are undated for churches to observe the emphasis at any time.
State Mission Offering at a Glance
- Theme: #SENDSOUTHFLORIDA “Come Over . . .And Help Us”
- Scripture: Acts 16:9, “That night Paul had a vision. In his dream he saw a man over in Macedonia, Greece, pleading with him, ‘Come over here and help us.’”
Focus: The 2017 State Mission Offering will be totally dedicated to funding new initiatives in South Florida through a partnership between the Florida Baptist Convention and North American Mission Board. This re-launched partnership calls for a greater Kingdom vision with more engagement, more commitment and more involvement to reach three South Florida counties—Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach—where more than one-third of the state’s population resides.
Feature: South Florida church planters
Why a state mission offering? Because 75 percent of Florida’s 20 million population—15 million—do not have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. With more than a third of the population in Florida, 95 percent of South Florida’s population is unchurched.
State Goal: $830,000
- 100 percent of the State Mission Offering will be earmarked for church planting, church revitalization and church restarting in South Florida
- No funds are allocated for promotion
To help you promote the offering in your church, these SMO materials are available:
Videos: Eleven State Mission Offering videos are available and can be downloaded to show during worship, prayer groups and mission studies.
- Poster – The 2017 State Mission Offering poster is available in English, French and Spanish
- Prayer Guide – The 2017 State Mission Offering is available in English, French and Spanish
- Offering Envelope – The offering envelope is provided in English and can be used for multiple years
- Logo – The 2017 State Mission Offering logo is available to download in English, French and Spanish
- Mission Study – A mission study designed to give ideas to share the story of Florida Baptists’ efforts to reach Florida and beyond is available for you to download.
SMO – State Mission Offering Resources