Texas Missions Offering Motion for Sunday Night

Missions Committee Motion: Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions

Starting in 1910, the Mary Hill Davis Offering was established to empower state missions efforts for Texas Baptists. Every September, First Baptist Belton focuses on Texas missions and generously gives to this special offering in order to mobilize ministries and missionaries to go make disciples and multiply churches across the great state of Texas and among all peoples for the glory of God.

As the Missions Committee prayed and discussed the Mary Hill Davis Offering goal for 2018, they unanimously felt God leading them to the following motion:

In lieu of, but in keeping with the spirit, strong tradition, and emphasis on Texas church planting of the Mary Hill Davis Offering (MHDO), the Missions Committee proposes utilizing this year’s offering to provide for First Baptist Belton’s local church plant, Renewal Church, with a Base Offering Goal of $30,000 and a Celebration Goal of $45,000.

The committee recognizes that some members may wish to support the MHDO’s mission efforts beyond church planting. Specifying MHDO in the memo line of the contribution will indicate such a desire, causing the donation to go to the MHDO. However, these donations will not be counted towards the Church Plant offering goal.

The Elders reviewed the Missions Committee motion and unanimously approve the proposal.

As a church, we have funded numerous church plants in Texas through our generous giving to the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Mary Hill Davis Offering. The reasoning behind this proposal is that this year we have the unique opportunity to directly fund the new Texas Baptist church God has led us to plant right here in Bell County.

Focusing our Texas Missions Month and designating our special offering to Renewal Church in September will be a one-time commitment; we will go back to highlighting and funding the Mary Hill Davis Offering next year.

This Sunday, August 19, at 5:30 pm we will host a business conference where church members will be encouraged to discuss and vote on the Missions Committee motion. We have faith that God will lead us as we faithfully follow Him.

Pastor Andy