General Baptist International Ministries is pleased to announce our new LAUNCH program. LAUNCH will focus on launching General Baptist children and youth into missions awareness and involvement. The two parts of LAUNCH will be LAUNCH Give and LAUNCH Go.
LAUNCH Give will encompass the VBS offering and add a special youth component called the Day of Poverty. Both programs will inform General Baptist children and youth about our mission fields (awareness) and invite them to become involved in our annual LAUNCH offering (involvement).
LAUNCH Go will invite General Baptist college age young people and young adults to take the next step in missions awareness and involvement by going to the mission field on a team or as an intern. Jim Pratt, coordinator for Mission One (MVP), will oversee these exciting opportunities on all our fields.
The LAUNCH Give offering will include the traditional VBS offering as well as the new Day of Poverty offering. Each year there will be a new focus for this offering. This year we are calling the LAUNCH Give offering the “Raise the Roof” offering and the focus will be Faith Home. We have several new roofs that need to be replaced on campus and, with 20 new children since May of last year, we are in desperate need of new housing.
We have already developed an assortment of resources for your church to use for both VBS and Day of Poverty which can be found at www.gblaunchgive.com a special web site is also in place for the Day of Poverty. We also have a library of resources for the Day of Poverty and VBS.
We look forward to a great year with your partnership. If you would like to include GBIM in your events calendar for this year please take a look at our events calendar at www.gbimission.com/2017calendar.
Please let us know how we can help you with any of this new project. We look forward to your partnership in the ministry.