Funds Allocation

Statewide Goal: $1.1 Million

MVP Churches

Spiritual Awakening

($50,000)

MVP Churches (churches of 125 and fewer) are the backbone of the state convention. They comprise nearly 1,500 of our BGCO churches. Through the offering, the Church & Community Spiritual Awakening Project will be developed. This strategy will be designed specifically with smaller churches in mind and will equip churches with prayer guides, evangelism training and a discipleship plan.

Sunday School

The Beta Project

($25,000)

With the goal of inspiring a new generation with the vision of Sunday School, the Beta Project gives church leaders practical hands-on training and coaching to help them implement effective small group ministries. Many Beta Collective churches experience break-through growth and evangelistic results.

Church Multiplication

($350,000)

All around the state, people groups and population segments still need a Gospel preaching church. Through the State Missions Offering, church multiplication is enhanced, locations are identified and new church planters are discovered, assessed, trained, coached and cared for, so they can plant churches that also plant churches.

 Pastor Leadership

Ministerial Crisis Care

($16,000)

Healthy leaders lead healthy churches. Ministerial Crisis Care helps leaders remain healthy and able to lead Great Commission-focused churches. The offering serves approximately 50 leaders and/or their family members. Doing so brings stability for current ministry and provides recovery for future kingdom impact.

Hunger Funds

($95,000)

Last year, 30 church food ministries across our state shared the Gospel 13,190 times and provided 140,918 meals to their local families. This resulted in 425 salvations and 146 baptisms. Through the offering, doors are opened to share the Gospel to those who otherwise struggle to have adequate food in their homes.

Prison and Jail Ministries

($35,000)

The state’s incarceration rate continues to grow. Oklahoma Baptists use one-on-one counseling sessions, Bible study, Evangelism Explosion and job-readiness training to show Christ’s love and share the Gospel. Last year Oklahoma County Jail alone saw 2,300 decisions. We must continue to reach out.

Ethnic Ministries

Rural Ethnic Mission Points

($65,000)

Throughout our state, we have many micro communities of people groups. Through the offering, Oklahoma Baptist will be better able to set up Mission Points for lay people to go into these communities, start a Bible study and raise up a core group of believers. When Mission Points are established throughout the state, the Gospel will be shared in areas that otherwise might be neglected.

Partnership Missions

Scholarship

($15,000)

Henry Blackaby said in his best-selling book, Experiencing God, “Believers should find where God is working and join Him”.  This is exactly what scores of Oklahoma Baptist pastors have done.  We will provide a partial scholarship of the total cost for ANY BGCO pastor to go on a first-time BGCO sponsored vision trip to any of our three partnerships.  We have been blessed and encourage to see 62% of those pastors who have gone on a first time vision trip come back home and lead their churches to partner

Sunday School

ReConnect

($50,000)

For most churches in Oklahoma, Sunday School is the largest organization in the church. ReConnect Sunday School is a platform used to equip Sunday School and small group leaders of all age groups to lead their groups to: share the Gospel; connect people to God’s truth; to biblical community; and engage their group to fulfill the Great Commission.

Sunday School

Great Day Sunday

($25,000)

What would happen if every Oklahoma Baptist focused on inviting their lost or unchurched friends to Sunday School? Great Day Sunday is a plan to help churches across our state accomplish that goal. Set for September 15, 2019, Great Day Sunday will extend the evangelistic reach of local churches in Oklahoma.

Evangelistic Novel

“The Few”

($30,000)

The importance of employing narrative and creative storytelling to both spread the good news of Jesus and stress upon believers the urgency/ importance/ expectation of sharing their faith cannot be underestimated. With the graphic novel, the truth of the Gospel can be presented in a new and virtually untapped way. This project will seek to provide hope to students that may otherwise be reluctant to be open to the message of Jesus and to seeking life in Him, providing hope in the midst of difficulty and in the face of harsh reality.

Rewired You Version Devotion

($5,000)

The Rewired Men’s Retreat at Falls Creek serves as a catalyst for a men’s ministry movement in churches across our state. In the past few years discipleship resources for men have been developed through the Rewired retreat that have been available to churches and men to be utilized individually and in groups. Through a partnership agreement with YouVersion, the most widely used Bible app in the world, these resources will be available to churches and men across our state and around the world.

See you at the Pole

($16,000)

The state missions offering enhances BGCO churches and associational efforts to host See You At The Pole evangelistic rallies on and around the See You At The Pole national date. Last year there were over 20 associations that received $500 in funding for the event. At these rallies there were several thousand in attendance and over 100 students made professions of faith with many other decisions reported.

Ethnic Ministries

Rural Ethnic Mission Points

($65,000)

Throughout our state, we have many micro communities of people groups. Through the offering, Oklahoma Baptist will be better able to set up Mission Points for lay people to go into these communities, start a Bible study and raise up a core group of believers. When Mission Points are established throughout the state, the Gospel will be shared in areas that otherwise might be neglected.

Student Education

Answer Now Web/App

($12,200)

Answers Now” is a web/ app-based tool that will connect students with on-the-go Biblical answers to tough questions, current cultural issues, and life situations. Students cite fear and not having the right answers or enough information among the top reasons they do not share their faith with their peers and others. This project will provide a tool through which students can access Biblical Truth that addresses their questions and equips them to engage the culture in which they live, providing youth with information about life, through the lens of their faith, in order to gain confidence in their ability “to give the reason for the hope that (they) have… with gentleness and respect.” It will also stand as a way for students to bridge everyday conversations to Gospel conversations.

Associational Camps

($35,500)

Each summer thousands of children and young people attend camps across our state that are owned by local associations. Hundreds of children and youth profess faith in Christ at these camps and the stories of changed lives are powerful. Through the partnership efforts of the BGCO and the local associations across the state, missions offering resources are provided to assist in the programming of these camps to spread the gospel to those who attend.

African American Ministries

Evangelism Conference

($20,000)

This conference will be a powerful time to equip, encourage and inspire the work of evangelism focusing on our African American Churches. We will be planning on conducting two African American Evangelism Conference; one in Tulsa and one in Oklahoma City.

African American Ministries

Evangelism Training

($10,000)

This ministry will focus on equipping African American churches to engage in evangelism using the Evangelism Explosion strategy. An Evangelism conference will be held to emphasize the need for evangelism, and to provide training in EE.

Evangelism

Block Party Trailers

($24,800)

Evangelism Block Party Trailers offer much outreach potential. These trailers are used as a tool to help the church get out of their building and into the community sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ while families are having fun together. There are many ways to use these attractional trailers as a platform to share Jesus.

Evangelism

Crusade/Awakening Events

($50,000)

We will be strengthening, encouraging, and training churches in awakening events. Churches will hold multi-day services, inviting the unchurched and sharing the Gospel during these days.

Evangelism

Follow-up Booklet

($25,000)

This will be a resource for Oklahoma Baptist to use to disciple new believers, one on one, in a group conference setting, or even handed to a new believer to do work on their own. This will strengthen the churches follow up of new believers and encourage Christians to grow in the relationship with Jesus Christ.

Evangelism

Summer Revival Teams

($56,000)

Summer Evangelism teams are made up of college student that are active in their campus BCM. Oklahoma Baptist Churches are strengthened and communities are impacted for the Gospel of Jesus Christ over an eight week period. These students are sent in teams of three, all across Oklahoma sharing the Gospel door to door and leading events designed for youth and children.

Hispanic Ministries

Bridge Builders

($10,000)

Bridge Builders is a BGCO Hispanic Ministries initiative to identify and develop bilingual Hispanic leaders in the state. Over 60 percent of Latinos in Oklahoma are now U.S born, with English being their primary language. There is an urgent need to raise up and train leaders who can understand and adapt to this cultural and demographic shift. Through the State Missions offering, Oklahoma Baptists are providing resources that will effectively reach the next generation of Hispanics in Oklahoma for Christ.

Native American Ministries

Indian Falls Creek

($20,000)

Hosting campers who represent between 25-40 tribes and over 250 churches each year as well as non-Native people, Indian Falls Creek could well be the largest Native Christian encampment in North America. The Gospel is presented throughout the week to impact lostness in our state.

Women’s Ministries

Ethnic Women Evangelism/Scholarships

($15,000)

The State Missions Offering provides opportunities for women to be equipped to share the Gospel. By hosting the Hispanic Women’s Conference, partnering with Native American LINK, and providing seminary scholarships to women, Oklahoma Baptists are creating ways for women to know and serve Christ throughout our state.

Women’s Ministries

Offering Promotion and Mission Education

($39,500)

The State Missions Offering was established to empower Oklahomans with missional efforts in our state. The annual offering provides opportunities we would not have otherwise. By promoting the offering, churches are able to rally together in making disciples and train up generations of believers with a heart for the lost.

Fund Allocation – Full List

 

Allocation Requests

Amount Requested

Mobilization – Church Planting 350,000
Mobilization – Chaplaincy – Hungers Funds 95,000
Mobilization – Ethnic Ministries – Rural Ethnic Mission Points 65,000
Mobilization – Evangelism – Summer Revival Teams 56,000
Equipping – ReConnect Sunday School 50,000
Mobilization – Evangelism – Crusade/Awakening Events 50,000
Mobilization – Smaller in Attendance Church Ministries – Crusades 50,000
Mobilization – Women’s Ministries – Program and Promotion of SMO 39,500
Executive – Associational Camps 35,500
Mobilization – Prison and Jail Ministries 35,000
Equipping – Evangelistic Novel, “The Few” 30,000
Equipping – Sunday School Great Day 25,000
Equipping – Sunday School The “beta” Project 25,000
Mobilization – Evangelism – Follow-up Booklet 25,000
Mobilization – Evangelism – Block Party Trailers 24,800
Mobilization – African American Ministries – Evangelism Conference 20,000
Mobilization – Native American Ministries – Indian Falls Creek 20,000
Equipping – Pastoral Leadership – Ministerial Crisis Care 16,000
Equipping – See You At The Pole 16,000
Mobilization – Partnership Missions – Scholarships 15,000
Mobilization – Women’s Ministries – Ethnic Women Evangelism/Scholarships 15,000
Equipping – Student Education – Answer Now Web/App 12,200
Mobilization – African American Ministries – Evangelism Training 10,000
Mobilization – Hispanic Ministries – Bridge Builders 10,000
Equipping – Rewired You Version Devotion 5,000
Mobilization – Disaster Relief – Evangelism Training 5,000

2019 TOTAL GOAL

$1.1M

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