MMO Getting Started Guide
This video shows how your church can get started promoting MMO. It guides church leaders through the promotions process using 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 leaders should work together to set the offering goal for 2018, schedule promotion times on the church calendar (generally in September), and plan the promotion strategy. Think of ways to include promotion in all worship services:
- Distribute prayer guides in September.
- Make MMO offering envelopes readily available.
- Schedule an MMO “8 Days of Prayer” using the prayer guides. The suggested days are Sept. 16-23.
- Show MMO videos throughout September.
Step 2: Order resources
There are four simple ways to order promotional materials – and they’re all free:
- Online. Use this order form to select the resources you’ll need, and submit your order electronically.
- Mail. Complete the order form mailed to you in July and drop it in the mail.
- Phone. Call 800.736.6227 ext. 303.
- Email. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
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/videos.
Step 4: Promote the scripture and goal
Use the promotional posters and other resources to promote the scripture 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, 2018.
And remember, individuals can give online via electronic check or credit card. Just go to mobaptist.org/mmo/donate.
Due to rising travel costs and reduced staff, the MBC is not able to schedule MMO promotional speakers as in the past, although some state missionaries may be available on a limited basis. As good stewards, we want to reduce travel expenses to devote more funds to Missouri missions.
Meanwhile, we’ve made MMO promotional videos and downloadable resources easy to view and share. Please use these free resources to show your congregation the benefits of supporting missions in our state.