About the Missouri Missions Offering
History of MMO: Rheubin L. South
Rheubin L. South became executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention in 1975, coming to Missouri from Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock, Ark.
When South arrived, each Missouri Baptist agency promoted its own offering. The Missouri Woman’s Missionary Union promoted the convention’s offering for state missions. As mission causes and agencies multiplied, the different offerings became burdensome to Missouri Baptist churches. Having separate offerings meant that Missouri Baptist agencies were competing against each other.
- An evangelistic Bible study guide for an unreached immigrant
- One “Good News” packet to assist church planters in making disciples
- A hygiene item not available through food stamps at the Christian Women’s Job Corps