Statewide missions blitz expected to break record
    September 21 2009 by Steve DeVane, BR Managing Editor

    In April 2008, more than 1,000 churches participated in what was called the largest one-day missions mobilization in N.C. Baptist history. Next year, organizers hope to top it.

    “We’re looking for something even bigger,” said David Crocker, who created and leads the national Operation Inasmuch organization.

    Operation Inasmuch is a one-day mission action blitz during which churches minister through hands-on, practical efforts in their community. Efforts usually include things like construction projects, block parties, landscaping, painting, car washes, etc.

    Crocker’s organization is again partnering with N.C. Baptist Men for next year’s statewide effort, which is being expanded to two days — April 24 and May 1. He said about 40,000 people from 1,031 churches served about 300,000 people in 2008.

    To help churches be ready for the blitz next year, a training event will be held in each of North Carolina’s ten geographic regions. Training is free but organizers need to know how many people will attend.

    Register at www.ncbaptist.org/ministries/cpmd/ncbm/oiam/.

    Dates and locations
    • Sept. 26 at Corinth Baptist Church in Elizabeth City and Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston Salem.
    • Oct. 3 at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville; Elizabeth Baptist Church in Gastonia; and Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin.
    • Oct. 10 at Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville and Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Asheville.
    • Oct. 17 at Aversboro Baptist Church in Raleigh and Wilkesboro Baptist Church in Wilkesboro.
    • Oct. 24 at First Baptist Church in Wadesboro.
    For more information, call Mary Mountz at (919) 459-5606.

    9/21/2009 7:53:00 AM by Steve DeVane, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments




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