What Is the Mission Offering?

The Adventist Church is built on mission. Our commission comes from Christ, who told us to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” Mark 16:15, NIV. Sharing God’s love around the world is like a vehicle. It needs fuel to propel it. Our mission offerings are the fuel that propels almost every aspect of outreach. Without that fuel, our best efforts are hampered.

The church is united by its call to support mission. But few of us know exactly what the mission offering does, where it comes from, or where it goes. Our offerings support frontline evangelism in unentered countries as well as in teeming cities. They help build and sustain schools, establish churches, and help produce literature for distribution in hundreds of languages. In short, our mission offerings do everything our tithes can’t do.

In addition, the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering allows us to give to specific projects that grow the church in tangible ways. One of the first Thirteenth Sabbath Offerings in 1912 helped develop the River Plate Academy and school of theology in Argentina. Today the River Plate campus houses a university in which 2,500 students are enrolled as well as elementary and secondary schools enrolling 1,000 students. Our offerings have been instrumental in growing institutions such as these around the world.

 2014 Special Offerings

April 12 Spring Mission Appeal
Collected in church
 
June 28 13th Sabbath Offering - Southern Asia Division
Collected in Sabbath School
 
July 12 Mission Appeal
Collected in church
 
September 13 Fall Mission Appeal
Collected in church
 
September 27 13th Sabbath Offering - Euro-Asia Division
Collected in Sabbath School
 
November 8 Global MIssion's Annual Sacrifice Offering
Collected in church
 
December 20 13th Sabbath Offering - Inter-America Division
Collected in Sabbath School
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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