Missouri Baptists eclipse MMO giving record
Missouri Baptists set a new giving record for the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) in 2021, contributing $824,436, which surpasses the previous mark of $821,772 set in 2019.
Total MMO receipts for 2021, which are disbursed in 2022, outpaced the goal of $725,000 and far exceeded 2020 MMO giving of $736,628.
2021 marked the ninth straight year of MMO receipts above $700,000. The number of churches contributing to MMO rose slightly, from 733 in 2020 to 744 in 2021.
Missouri Baptists responded enthusiastically to the MMO theme of 2 Corinthians 8:5, in which the apostle Paul praises the churches of Macedonia for begging to be included in a collection for the suffering saints in Jerusalem. Paul then appeals to believers in Corinth to follow through on their commitment to do the same. Concerning the Macedonians, Paul writes, “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us by God’s will.”
MBC Executive Director John Yeats expressed gratitude for Missouri Baptists’ commitment to sacrificial giving. “In a year plagued with uncertainty, Missouri Baptists truly trusted in the providence of God and gave generously to the Lord’s work across our state,” he said.
Missouri Baptists approved a 2022 MMO goal of $740,000. This June, the MBC announces the 2022 theme and provides churches with MMO resources.
Dr. John Yeats
MBC Executive Director