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NCMO gets boost from Convention employees
BSC Communications
August 27, 2010

NCMO gets boost from Convention employees

NCMO gets boost from Convention employees
BSC Communications
August 27, 2010

The North Carolina Missions

Offering (NCMO) received a $15,276 boost this month when Baptist State

Convention of North Carolina (BSC) employees pledged to give that amount.

BSC photo by Mike Creswell

At a recent staff meeting Frank White, left, church planting consultant for eastern North Carolina, collects pledges, as does Mike Sowers, right, as of Sept. 1, senior consultant for the newly created Office of Great Commission Partnerships (GCP) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).

Approximately 100 convention staffers were present for a staff meeting at the

Baptist Convention office when pledge cards were collected. The staffers will

make the contributions through their local churches.

“The NCMO is critical to

many of the ministries of North Carolina Baptists. Our board of directors and

our BSC staff have really stepped to the plate to lead all N.C. Baptists in

sacrificially committing to this offering,” said Chuck Register, executive

leader for Church Planting and Missions Development, who coordinated the

effort.

The NCMO goal for 2010 is

$2.1 million. This year’s theme, “every nation … our generation” reminds

North Carolina Baptists that the “nations” referred to in the Bible are now

among us. More than 230 language/culture groups now live in the state and few

are Christians.

NCMO provides vital funding

for several major missions efforts. Just over half of NCMO goes to N.C. Baptist

Men and is that organization’s primary funding source.

In addition, 15 percent

of the offering total goes to support two mission camps. About 3,000 volunteers

worked out of the Red Springs Mission Camp in Robeson County last year. Similar

numbers are anticipated for the Shelby Mission Camp, set to fully open in

Shelby this year.

NCMO also provides nearly a

third of the budget for the Convention’s church planting ministry. That

ministry provides support, training and coordination for nearly 150 church

planters and started 98 new churches during 2009.

About half of those new

churches were among ethnic/language groups, including 20 new Hispanic churches.

Ten percent of NCMO will be sent to the state’s 79 Baptist associations, who

use the funds in a wide range of missions and ministry projects.

More details

on the offering are available at www.ncmissionsoffering.org.

Orders for NCMO promotional

materials are being filled daily as churches request free bulletin inserts,

offering envelopes, prayer guides and other materials. Prayer guides and

promotional suggestions enable a church to promote NCMO throughout September or

to tailor the prayer/information emphasis to a particular week. Some churches

choose to put NCMO into their missions budgets.

NCMO videos and print materials

are available from www.ncmissionsoffering.org

or by calling (800) 395-5102. A new “What If” booklet is available for churches

not familiar with NCMO.