What is an On Mission Connection?
- An association-wide or an association of churches missions event involving Southern Baptist state Baptist conventions, International Mission Board, and North American Mission Board missionaries that is scheduled through the OMC process.
- An associational mission awareness strategy implemented in partnership with state Baptist conventions, the International Mission Board, Richmond,Va., the North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga., and Woman’s Missionary Union, Birmingham, Ala.
More than just an event, an OMC introduces international, North American, State, and local on-mission Christians, 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- to four-day 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 Southern Baptist Missionaries.
- It emphasizes the biblical basis for missions.
- It leads churches to broaden their missions’ commitment to the Great Commission and ACTS 1:8.
- It encourages churches to strengthen their missions giving, Cooperative Program, Annie Armstrong Easter offering and the Lottie Moon Christmas 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 Director; toll free 800-264-1225, ext. 239; direct 334-613-2239
- Virginia Gardner, Ministry Assistant; toll free 800-264-1225, ext. 238; direct 334-613-2238