NCMO gets boost from Convention employees
    August 27 2010 by BSC Communications

    The North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO) received a $15,276 boost this month when Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) employees pledged to give that amount.

    BSC photo by Mike Creswell

    At a recent staff meeting Frank White, left, church planting consultant for eastern North Carolina, collects pledges, as does Mike Sowers, right, as of Sept. 1, senior consultant for the newly created Office of Great Commission Partnerships (GCP) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).

    Approximately 100 convention staffers were present for a staff meeting at the Baptist Convention office when pledge cards were collected. The staffers will make the contributions through their local churches.

    “The NCMO is critical to many of the ministries of North Carolina Baptists. Our board of directors and our BSC staff have really stepped to the plate to lead all N.C. Baptists in sacrificially committing to this offering,” said Chuck Register, executive leader for Church Planting and Missions Development, who coordinated the effort.

    The NCMO goal for 2010 is $2.1 million. This year’s theme, “every nation ... our generation” reminds North Carolina Baptists that the “nations” referred to in the Bible are now among us. More than 230 language/culture groups now live in the state and few are Christians.

    NCMO provides vital funding for several major missions efforts. Just over half of NCMO goes to N.C. Baptist Men and is that organization’s primary funding source.

    In addition, 15 percent of the offering total goes to support two mission camps. About 3,000 volunteers worked out of the Red Springs Mission Camp in Robeson County last year. Similar numbers are anticipated for the Shelby Mission Camp, set to fully open in Shelby this year.

    NCMO also provides nearly a third of the budget for the Convention’s church planting ministry. That ministry provides support, training and coordination for nearly 150 church planters and started 98 new churches during 2009.

    About half of those new churches were among ethnic/language groups, including 20 new Hispanic churches. Ten percent of NCMO will be sent to the state’s 79 Baptist associations, who use the funds in a wide range of missions and ministry projects.

    More details on the offering are available at

    Orders for NCMO promotional materials are being filled daily as churches request free bulletin inserts, offering envelopes, prayer guides and other materials. Prayer guides and promotional suggestions enable a church to promote NCMO throughout September or to tailor the prayer/information emphasis to a particular week. Some churches choose to put NCMO into their missions budgets.

    NCMO videos and print materials are available from or by calling (800) 395-5102. A new “What If” booklet is available for churches not familiar with NCMO.
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