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Janie Chapman State Missions Offering

2017 Season of Prayer for State Missions

September 10-17, 2017
State Goal: $1,700,000 


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In Colossians 4:2-4, Paul is concluding his letter to the church at Colossae. Written from Rome where he is imprisoned, he encourages steadfast prayer, sharing the gospel, and proclaiming Jesus Christ. Just as the Colossians received direction from Paul's words, so are his words a challenge for South Carolina Baptists today as we pray for our state, proclaim the gospel to the lost, and permeate our state with opportunities to know God's love. The stories shared in this year’s Season of Prayer for State Missions, Missions Education, and Great Commission Living Leaders Guide will help us know how we are sending and sharing, as well as starting and strengthening, churches in our state. With funds from this offering we are reaching immigrants to our state who speak Swahili. We are also partnering with our schools to assist students and teachers. Replanting and merging two churches, revitalizing a church, as well as helping more than one church be effective in the same facility have also been a focus this year. Many needs and many opportunities: how can we help?

As you view the information for this year’s Season of Prayer for State Missions and the Janie Chapman State Missions Offering, you will see a common thread: all of the churches are reaching out to make disciples in the world around them. The Apostle Paul would remind us as he did the Colossians that we cannot simply focus inward and sit comfortably in our sanctuary pews. The world - which includes Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Walterboro, every community, town, city, large and small needs the gospel. Can we do less than Pray? Give? Proclaim? Permeate? South Carolina is waiting.


Please click on the links below to download these materials that are provided for you. If you have difficulty with downloading the materials, please contact Melanie Becht at for assistance. 


1 Leaders Guide                            8a Allocations Sheet

2a Prayer Guide - B & W              8b Allocations Pie Chart

2b Prayer Guide - Color               9a Clip Art Sheet - B & W                   

3 Sermon Outline                         9b Clip Art Sheet - Color             

4 Churchwide Observance          10 Individual Clip Art, See Below

**NEW** Promotion Skit **          11 History of Janie Chapman Offering

5 Childrens Sermons                    12 Poster PDF

6 Family Missions Page               13 Speakers Bureau List

7 South Carolina State Facts  


Clip Art




All of the resources above to help you with state missions education are on the 2017 State Missions DVD, in the September-October 2017 Missions LinkThe DVD will be mailed out close to August 15, 2017. Once you have received a DVD in the mail, to access the material:
     (1) Place it in your computer
     (2) Open Windows Explorer
     (3) Right click on your DVD drive to "Open"
     (4) Click on the Resources Folder
If you do not have a DVD drive on your computer, please contact Brittany Prahl in the WMU office to receive your material on CD-ROM.

If you have not ordered this calendar year's Season of Prayer Materials, click here to complete the order form. 

For assistance with or more information about Season of Prayer for State Missions, contact Brittany Prahl by email or phone - 803.227.6205 (in SC 800.723.7242, ext 8500).

Who is Janie Chapman?

"Janie Weston Chapman Autobiography" by Janie Chapman
"Awaken to Missions" by Mary Foster
"Un Despertar a Las Misiones" por Mary Foster
Photo of Janie Chapman