God is raising up a fresh army of Great Commission workers from the more than 2,700 Grace Brethren churches located outside of North America, according to officials at Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM), Winona Lake, Ind.
While these workers are selected, trained, and sent by their local churches, the sponsoring congregations are often unable to meet the entire financial needs of sending workers cross-culturally. For that reason, GBIM has announced the Day of Generosity to raise funds that will be distributed as grants to indigenous agencies.
November 1, 2009, has been designated as a day when Grace Brethren churches across the country will take an offering with a goal of raising $321,000 for indigenous agencies.
U.S. churches are encouraged to use promotional materials supplied by GBIM to promote the project during September and October. Materials available include an introductory video, three short video clips telling the stories of national missionaries, a set of posters, PowerPoint announcement slides, and ideas for bulletin inserts. Churches are encouraged to show a video clip each Sunday from October 11 through November 1.
To view an introductory video and to download resources, go to www.gbim.org/dayofgenerosity. Gifts should be sent to GBIM, Box 80065, City of Industry, CA, 91716-8065.
For more information contact stewardship mobilizer Dave Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (574) 527-6896.