Look around. God is moving among every people group in the world. His heart for the nations is evident in events occurring on every continent. God has chosen to involve His people, Christians, to do His work. He gives us the resources needed to fulfill the task. He empowers us to go to our community, state, nation, and world to be living examples of Jesus Christ, spreading the good news of salvation. He opens us to His leading in giving so others can go. He burdens us to pray for those who have gone. He calls us to be on mission with Him.
The Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association (HOKSBA) will be holding an On Mission Celebration October 1 – 3, 2016 here in Wichita. The events of this weekend will provide multiple opportunities for individual interaction with IMB, NAMB, and KNCSB missionaries, with the goal of helping the participants to personalize their commitment to missions and to increase the churches’ efforts in support of missions.
“But you will receive the power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8, ESV
HOW YOUR CHURCH CAN BECOME INVOLVED
In order to provide enough missionaries to speak in multiple
churches, it is necessary to begin now to get commitments from the churches of the Association who would like to participate in the On Mission Celebration.
This On Missions Celebration was recommended by the Associational Missions Development Council in 2014 and was placed in the budget. The Association has $10,000 set aside for this event. These funds will be used to cover the bulk of these expenses. Each church will be asked to assist by taking a love offering to be given to the association and then shared equally among the missions speakers at the conclusion of the OMC. Churches will also be invited to host the missions speakers in
various ways if they would like.
A representative of the On Missions Celebration Team will contact each church. Responses from each church should be given to your OMC Team Member or the HOKSBA Office by March 15 concerning your decision.