2017 Janie Chapman State Missions Offering
September 10-17, 2017
State Goal: $1,700,000
Online Giving for
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.
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