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Leader’s Guide 2017-2018

OFFERING FOR GLOBAL MISSIONS


THANK YOU!

The Offering for Global Missions has the power to not only transform lives at home and abroad, but to also connect your church to God’s larger plan for the world. It all starts with you! This guide offers resources and practices for your church to Cultivate Beloved Community through the Offering for Global Missions.

100% OF YOUR GIFT

helps sustain the long-term presence of CBF field personnel serving around the world. This means that you will help care for refugees. You will welcome people, share the Gospel and create Beloved Community. Gifts to this year’s Offering for Global Missions will Cultivate Beloved Community by providing resources like: • • • • • •

Shelter, food, clothing and other basic needs Support for refugees Bible studies and prayer groups English classes, education and economic opportunities Love and support to navigate a new country and culture A cup of tea and radical hospitality

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. — John 15:12


This year’s Offering and missions emphasis feature the inspiring work of CBF field personnel in Uganda, Danville, Va., and Research Triangle, N.C., who are transforming lives for Jesus Christ by Cultivating Beloved Community. Their work offers examples of how your gifts to OGM restore lives—one person at a time.

Your church’s support of OGM extends the love of Jesus to people in Danville, Va., who create loving community through an urban farm, worship services, weekly meals and hospitality.


IGNITE YOUR CHURCH’S PASSION FOR GLOBAL MISSIONS! Ways of giving to the Offering are as unique as each church. Here are the practices of congregations with the most successful, most engaged levels of missions support.

GET STARTED

ü Pick a leader who is PASSIONATE about missions! The ideal leader is dynamic, persuasive, organized and has the ability to engage the whole community in giving to missions. ü Watch this year’s Offering videos. ü Pick a date for your Global Missions emphasis. ü Order free Offering materials at www.cbf.net/ogm ü Set a GOAL for your Offering. ü Schedule CBF field personnel to speak in person or by video conference. To be matched with a speaker, visit www.cbf.net/missions/speakers.

Find full OGM checklists, videos and other downloadable resources at www.cbf.net/ogm.

GET THE WORD OUT

ü Involve everyone – use the gifts and talents of church members young and old to create materials, lead social media efforts, teach classes, head missions projects and much more.

ü Announce what’s going on through every communications channel in your church, including bulletins, emails, newsletters, the website and more.

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ü Use short theme-related video clips during mission moments in Sunday worship or other gatherings.

GET SOCIAL!

ü Create a tagline or hashtag to brand your references to the Offering.

ü Share this year’s featured impact videos on Facebook, Twitter and your church’s website.

ü Reproduce the missions stories in church newsletters or other publications, both print and digital.

ü Engage volunteers to “like” and “share” your posts.

ü Make a visual impact with posters and banners throughout the church and in Sunday school classrooms.

ü Tell stories of transformation made possible through the Offering.

ü Update everyone on the progress toward your Offering goals.

ü Be innovative and have fun!


STUDY AND PRAY

ü Use Global Missions curriculum for children, youth and adults.

ü Download full curriculum at www.cbf.net/ogm. ü Pray for field personnel using Prayers of the People and Prayer Associates.

ü Feature each of the three highlighted field personnel

ü Incorporate the special Offering responsive readings into worship.

ü Ask for contributions to support Global Missions. (You have not because you ask not.)

ü Share one of this year’s special videos during worship. ü Involve a field personnel speaker.

stories on the Sundays leading up to the Offering.

CELEBRATE!

ü Share the OGM-themed bookmarks in Sunday school

congregation.

classes.

ASK

ü Make the Offering part of your worship time.

ü Share the results of the Offering with the whole ü Thank everyone involved. ü Continue to receive gifts to the Offering.

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God. — Ephesians 2:19

Refugee children, women and families in Kampala, Uganda, learn the Bible and receive care and support through your gifts to OGM.

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Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. — Acts 2:46-47

Weekly meals, worship and communion cultivate beloved community in Danville, Va., thanks to your generosity.

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Church support of OGM welcomes refugee families in Research Triangle, N.C.


KEEP TELLING THE MISSIONS STORY ALL YEAR LONG

Connect to field personnel through service

Share short mission moments during Sunday worship

projects and prayers and invite them to speak in worship and prayer meetings.

or in prayer meetings.

Become an Encourager Church and form

Tell the CBF Global Missions story at VBS.

relationships with specific field personnel through prayer, hands-on involvement and financial support. Learn more at www.cbf.net/missions.

Involve children in planning and implementing

Pray for field personnel throughout the

Connect families and create ways they can contribute

year. Use the Prayers of the People prayer guide and become a Prayer Associate to receive monthly specific prayer requests from field personnel. Sign up at www.cbf.net/pray.

together and support and pray for field personnel.

Sign up to receive Mission Bites and share quotes and personal experiences of field personnel in your church bulletins, newsletters and other communications to let your congregation know how their gifts to CBF Global Missions are making a profound difference in the world. Visit www.cbf.net/mission-bites.

Educate all relevant committees and staff members.

their ideas to promote and learn about the importance of missions in our world today.

Include weekly or monthly missions moments in Sunday worship and church communications to share impact stories of CBF field personnel. Include information about the Offering in your monthly or quarterly financial reports to the church.

Tell missions stories year-round in sermons and children’s sermons and everywhere.

Order and use the Pivot, PilgriMission and other curricula for short-term missions projects.

Be passionate! Your attitude is contagious.

www.cbf.net/ogm

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RESOURCES CBF offers a wealth of resources to support your successful Offering and your church’s missions efforts year round.

Offering for Global Missions Order at www.cbf.net/ogm

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This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. — John 15:12

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Give to the Offering for Global Missions today.

starts with you!

helps sustain the long-term presence of CBF field personnel serving around the world. This means that you’ll help care for refugees around the world, welcome refugees to the U.S. and care for people who need help. You will welcome people, you will share the Gospel, and you will create Beloved Community.

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Give to the Offering for Global Missions RESTORE LIVES IN UGANDA

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Starts with welcoming one person home. helps sustain the long-term presence of CBF field personnel around the world.

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Your gift will change a life.

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Go to store.cbf.net for more missions education resources for children, youth and adults, as well as materials and curriculum like Pivot and PilgriMission to support short-term missions.

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