God is clear in Scripture that we are to have a heart that longs for all nations to know Him and worship Him. This means that every Christian should be on mission with God by going, giving and all should be praying. We desire to see our neighborhoods and the nations to come to Christ (2 Cor. 5:11-12, Matt. 28:18-20).

Southern Baptist Mission Support Opportunities

Iowa Missions Offering (William and Garlinda Hyde State Missions Offering)

Join us in September for the Iowa Missions Offering.

Each year in September the Baptist Convention of Iowa encourages the local churches to receive a special offering for State Missions. The funds are used to support mission work in Iowa–for church planting, evangelistic ministries, and disaster relief.  All gifts to the offering are an investment in changed lives, Kingdom business and cooperative missions. The Baptist Convention of Iowa State Missions Offering is named for William and Garlinda Hyde.  The state missions offering predates the Hydes, but it rightfully bears their name. Garlinda was born in Estherville, Iowa. Bill was born in Cedar Rapids. They served as missionaries in the Philippines for 25 years.  Bill died there in a terrorist attack. Long before a bomb went off at Bill’s feet, both he and Garlinda had given their all to the Lord. The Hydes represent missionary spirit and commitment. To give to this offering, please designate “State Missions Offering” in the memo portion of a check made payable to Grand Avenue Baptist Church.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Join us in December & January for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth.  Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. To give to this offering, please designate “Lottie Moon” in the memo portion of a check made payable to Grand Avenue Baptist Church.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Join us in March and April for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. One hundred percent of gifts given to AAEO are used to support Southern Baptist missionaries serving across the United States and Canada. To give to this offering, please designate “AAEO” in the memo portion of a check made payable to Grand Avenue Baptist Church and put in the offering boxes at the back of the sanctuary or mail to the office at 612 24th Street, Ames, IA 50010 or give online at http://gabcames.org/giving/