Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. The National Goal this year is $155 Million. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. (Source: International Mission Board – www.imb.org
Ridgeview, your faithful giving at the 2017 missions auction raised $3,700+ for the Lottie Moon Offering!
Simply put, your giving enables missionaries to be sent to multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.
What Does It Cost to Support a Missionary?:
The average salary for a single missionary is:
- $51,400 a year (average as of February 2015)
- $4,283 a month
- $988 a week
- $141 a day
Because You Gave:
Last year the International Mission Board (IMB) reported:
- 1.75 million people heard a gospel witness
- 275,000 became new believers
- 14,000 new churches and 4,000 new groups were formed
- 21,000 leaders were trained to start new churches
- 444,263 nationals met in on-going Bible studies
Your Giving Sends Missionaries:
Gifts to the Lottie Moon offering provide 58 percent of IMB’s total budget, while the Cooperative Program provides 31 percent.