Mark 16:15 – “Go ye therefore into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.” (KJV)
Our 2013 Great Commission schedule is as follows:
- Sunday, May 5 – North American Mission Board (Annie Armstrong)
- Sunday, May 12 – Florida Baptist Children’s Home
- Sunday, May 19 – Florida Baptist Missions (Maguire State Missions)
- Sunday, May 26 – International Missions (Lottie Moon)
On each Sunday, our church will make a special presentation for the mission being emphasized that day. On May 19, during each worship hour, a special offering will be taken up to support all four missions which are supported by the First Baptist Church of Malabar.
Each mission group emphasizes a different aspect of the Great Commission given to us by Jesus Christ. Please follow the links for more information about each of the missions specific directive.
*Offerings for the Great Commission, as emphasized by the First Baptist Church of Malabar, are collected throughout the year via a special designation on our blue tithing envelopes or by use of our yellow Great Commission tithing envelopes. Per a church vote at our May 2012 Church Conference, the total offering paid out is considered the sum collected by special offering for “Great Commission” between May 31 of each year. Payout of the Great Commission offering is made to the Florida Baptist Convention in one lump sum, and broken down, as reported to the Florida Baptist Convention, as the following percentages:
- Annie Armstrong (30%)
- FL Baptist Children’s Home (10%)
- Maguire State Mission (20%)
- Lottie Moon (40%)
Full payment for the Great Commission offering is made by June 30.
The First Baptist Church of Malabar emphasizes all Great Commission offerings at one point during the year; whereas the Florida Baptist Convention promotes each mission during a specific time of the year. We promote the offerings all at once for reasons specific to our needs.