Missouri Missions Offering
About the Missouri Missions Offering
The Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) is our state’s annual missions offering, named after Rheubin L. South, the late executive director who pioneered the annual giving emphasis that today supports projects in three areas of ministry:
Making disciples – collegiate summer missions; sports evangelism; youth evangelism and missions; Vacation Bible School training and resource development; international student ministry missions conference and new work resources; and Missouri State Fair ministry
Multiplying churches – next-step requests for church multipliers; partnership missions in Mexico, Italy, and Minnesota/Wisconsin; strategic missionary development; and ethnic church multiplier development
Developing leaders – disaster relief; volunteer mobilization; Missouri WMU; developing leaders strategic initiatives; church revitalization projects; and hunger relief
In addition, 17 percent of MMO receipts go to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, which provides spiritual guidance, counseling, and a safe haven from abuse and neglect at five state campuses.
And 10 percent of MMO gifts go back to the associations of the giving churches, where the funds support regional mission projects.