Every week leading up to the week of prayer a recipient of the State Mission Offering will be highlighted. You’ll see a snapshot of your missions offering at work around the state.
The week of prayer for the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering (September 16-23) is just around the corner. The state goal is $1,500,000. Every week leading up to the week of prayer a recipient of the State Mission Offering will be highlighted. You’ll see a snapshot of your missions offering at work around the state.
What if those who shape our culture—musicians, film-makers, entertainers and artists—used their art form to communicate the Christian faith?
James and Amy Welch asked themselves that question as they processed God’s call on their lives to church planting. As artists, they felt drawn to “cultural creatives”—the highly educated and highly creative—who are often outside the reach of a traditional church.
“We wanted to plant our lives with the people who are influencing the broadest segment of our society,” Welch said, “and bring the Gospel and redemption to the culture.”
Sojourn Ministry, the sole Southern Baptist presence in the heart of the arts district of New Orleans, is engaging the culture with solid biblical teaching, expository preaching and innovative ministries. Through Convergence Center for the Arts, the ministry’s arts and music center that showcases local artists, and an effective community service and mercy ministry, the church plant is connecting to the soul of the city.
God’s kingdom is being furthered in New Orleans as Sojourn is leading those who value creativity and social action to the Creator who changes lives.
“Our hope is we develop and grow. Out of that experience will come people who are passionate about sharing the Gospel,” Welch said.
The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering helps support new mission churches, assists college students acquire a Christian education, starts new ministry centers in our state, and much more. Will you answer the call and support missions in our state?
For more information about the State Missions Offering or resources available for your church to promote the offering, contact the Women’s Missions and Ministry team, 1.800.622.6549, or 318.448.3402. Video downloads, tools, and information are also available on the website,www.georgiabarnette.org. This year a new resource is available for your church, the Speakers’ Bureau, a list of mission speakers willing to come and share with your church family.