What is an On Mission Connection?
- An association-wide event involving missionaries from Alabama serving with the International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, State missionaries, Associational missionaries and SBOM Church Planters enlisted by the local association.
- An associational mission awareness strategy implemented in partnership with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.
More than just an event, an OMC introduces participants to our Alabama missionaries serving around the world, highlighting the continuing missions opportunities and needs of Southern Baptists. Participants are encouraged to examine their personal on-mission commitments in a festive and energetic atmosphere.
OMC’s are customized for churches and associations. An OMC can be scheduled as an associational wide event, as a regional event hosted by one church, or by a group of churches cooperating together. An OMC is typically a one day to a weekend event or can be any associational missions awareness event such as a missions fair or mission banquet that awakens Christians to find their strategic place in missions.
What is the purpose of an OMC?
An OMC is designed to inspire and mobilize participants to intentionally celebrate God’s activity in the world, anticipate their role in God’s missions, and participate by making a commitment to be on mission with God.
Why should my church conduct an OMC?
- An OMC builds relationships between church members and Alabama /Southern Baptist Missionaries.
- It emphasizes the biblical basis for missions.
- It leads churches to broaden their missions’ commitment to the Great Commission and Alabama ACTS 1:8 Connections.
- It encourages churches to strengthen their missions giving, Cooperative Program, Annie Armstrong Easter offering, the Lottie Moon Christmas offering, and the Myers/Mallory State Missions offering.
- An OMC can inspire a deeper commitment to pray for missions and missionaries.
- An OMC can help lead churches to reevaluate their methods of church wide mission awareness and mobilization.
- Contacts for OMC:
- Reggie Quimby, Global Missions Mobilization Specialist; email; [email protected] ; toll free 800-264-1225, ext. 239; direct 334-613-2239.
- Barbara Hope, Ministry Assistant; email; [email protected] ; toll free 800-264-1225, ext. 238; direct 334-613-2238.