Many churches across the Commonwealth will honor life through a special Sunday called Sanctity of Life Sunday. In connection with that emphasis, consider using the first quarter of the year to increase your church’s local advocacy for life. Local centers need church partners. Consider how your mission group, small group, family, or congregation can increasingly be a part of walking in this good work.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Lead your family, small group, or church family to come alongside the foster care community. There are many ways to support vulnerable children, foster and biological families. Learn how your prayer, support, and care can make a difference in your local community.
IN THE SBCV: Are you a foster parent or interested in fostering? Connect with our growing network for support or next steps.
Jesus often met physical needs as he shared about the kingdom of God. As His disciples, we are to do likewise. Hunger is a growing need in our communities. God can use your family, small group and church to meet hunger needs in your community. As needs are met opportunity is earned to share about Jesus.
Back to school season offers tremendous ministry opportunity. How can your church or small group come alongside your local schools? Supply drives and literacy volunteerism are excellent ideas. Often, rapport with a local school can open the door to opportunities such as a Good News Club!
Each year thousands of Christmas Backpacks are collected at Annual Homecoming and sent out through our partners to bless school children. Use this season to ready your backpacks for the November drop-off.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Missionary care is significant to service longevity, mission education and mobilization. Has your church sent someone out or partnered with a missionary? Galvanize your church to excel in caring for missionaries and their families.
IN THE SBCV: A hallmark of Southern Baptist life is our commitment to missions and working cooperatively to accomplish the task. This Christmas season join us in encouraging our missionary partners.