MMO Getting Started Guide
This is a video showing how your church can get started promoting MMO. The intent is for this presentation is to be viewed by church leaders to help guide them in coordinating the promotions process through six simple steps.
Follow this simple plan to promote the Missouri Missions Offering in your church. For each of the steps, just answer the following questions, and you’re off!
Questions to ask for each step:
- Who’s responsible?
- When is the deadline?
- What is the status?
Step 1: Make a promotion plan and set an offering goal
The pastor, church staff and/or missions leader(s) should work together to set the offering goal for 2014, schedule promotion times on the church calendar (generally in September), and plan the promotions strategy. Think of ways to include promotion in all worship services:
- Print and distribute bulletin inserts each week in September.
- Make MMO offering envelopes readily available.
- Schedule an MMO “8 Days of Prayer” using the prayer guides. The suggested days are Sept. 21-28.
- Show MMO videos throughout September.
Step 2: Order resources
There are three simple ways to order promotional materials – and they’re all free:
- Online. Go to www.mobaptist.org/mmo. Click on the order form, select the resources you’ll need, and submit your order electronically.
- Mail. Complete the order form mailed to you in July, or print out the downloadable form atwww.mobaptist.org/mmo and drop your completed order in the mail.
- Phone. Call 800.736.6227 ext. 303.
Step 3: Show MMO videos
One of the best ways to promote MMO is to show videos that capture the heart of Missouri missions. View, download, and share the videos at mobaptist.org/mmo.
Step 4: Promote the theme, scripture and goal
Use the promotional posters and other resources to promote the theme and goal for your church’s MMO emphasis. Provide promotional information and materials to all leaders in their Sunday school classes, small groups, mission teams, etc. Promote the offering emphasis from the pulpit, in church newsletters and worship bulletins, and on your website.
Step 5: Keep your congregation informed
Use the resources available via mail or download to help your congregation understand how essential MMO is to reaching the lost in Missouri. Visit mobaptist.org/mmo for articles, ideas, and free resources.
Step 6: Collect the offering and send it to the MBC
Collect the offering and submit it to:
The Missouri Baptist Convention
400 E. High St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
The offering can be submitted using your normal MBC remittance form; just designate the offering as “MMO.” Please submit all MMO funds by Dec. 31, 2014.
And remember, you can give online via electronic check or credit card. Just go to mobaptist.org/donate.
Because of improved MMO promotions videos and downloadable resources, the MBC will not schedule promotional speakers. It also significantly cuts travel expenses, freeing up more funds for Missouri missions. Please show the videos and use the other resources to demonstrate the benefits of giving through the Missouri Missions Offering, and watch how your obedience meets God’s abundance.