2015-16 Week of Prayer for State Missions and Golden Offering for Tennessee Mission
Theme: Serve as You’ve Been Served
Suggested Dates: September 13-20, 2015
Scripture: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 NLT
Download 2015 Promotional Videos
Download 2015 Printable Materials
History of the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions
Materials to promote the Week of Prayer for State Missions and the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions will be sent automatically during the first weeks of July 2015 to churches who have completed the standing order form. Materials include a DVD with a sermon outline, promotion ideas, clip art, age-level teaching guides and other resource items. There are also short video segments of two to three minutes length designed to be shown in worship or in small study group settings. Posters, prayer guides and envelopes will be sent according to the church’s standing order.
Churches who have not completed a standing order, will receive in July the DVD and samples of the poster, prayer guide, and offering envelope. A limited number of posters, guides and envelopes are available for these churches by contacting TN WMU (800-558-2090, extension 7923, or 615-371-7923, or email email@example.com.
To submit a new order or change a current order for promotion materials for future weeks of prayer for international, national and state missions complete the standing order form.
The Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions is Muslim students coming to Christ through Baptist Collegiate Ministries. It’s churches planted among the homeless and dozens of ethnic and language groups. It’s some of the poorest people in America receiving physical help and the Gospel. It’s adults with developmental disabilities worshipping at Special Friends Camp. It’s children and youth experiencing Christ at summer camp…and so much more!
Your contribution to The Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions is invaluable financial support for ministries only in Tennessee. The annual offering sustains ministries not funded through the Cooperative Program. The eternal impact of this offering in the lives of others is immeasurable.
The Week of Prayer for State Missions and the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions highlight and support missions and ministries in Tennessee. In 1902 W.C. and Mildred Golden challenged Tennessee Baptists to pray for and give to missions within the state and initiated the offering. The offering was named after them in 1943. Today, churches are still encouraged to learn about, pray for, give to and serve in missions and ministries in Tennessee.
Update on the 2014-15 Golden Offering
The total given from September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 is $1,569,389 which is 5.74% above the amount given the same time last year. The 2014-15 offering goal is $1,650,000. Thank you Tennessee Baptists for your generous giving to support missions and ministries in Tennessee.