Be a BLESSING to children by supporting the Annual Offering!
Note: Downloadable materials are at the bottom of this page.
There is a MISSION FIELD all around us! Did you know 70% of Baptist Children's Homes' residents come to us unchurched and unreached for Jesus?
When your church participates in the Annual Offering, hope is shared and miracles happen. You help provide North Carolina children a home that is as caring as any family's Children are given regular meals, clean clothes, and loving houseparents to care for their needs. Most importantly, you are helping us share with them the hope of Jesus Christ.
SCRIPTURE...Mark 10:16:"And He took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them."
2013 OFFERING THEME - BLESSED. Children and families receive the blessings of Christ every day through Baptist Children's Homes. Children, who are ministered to through our 19 locations across the state, often come from heart-breaking situations of family dysfunction, abuse, neglect and abandonment. Because of the care of dedicated houseparents and staff, and the love shown by our churches and supporters, children and families are discovering new hope.
The annual offering is vital to changing lives! Without Baptists' support of the offering we would be unable to provide ministry and care to children.
WEEK OF PRAYER: NOVEMBER 17 - 24. While our official Week of Prayer is in November your church can participate any time.
OFFERING GOAL: $1,475,000. The annual offering empowers Baptist Children's Homes to offer hope to children. It is imperative we meet the offering goal so that we may provide care to the hundreds of children who turn to Baptist Children's Homes each year. You can help! Encourage your church's leadership to participate in this year's offering. Know that through your support you help share the gospel with children who are unchurched.
Videos and Downloadable Materials!
Share the ministry with your church. Even if your church has supported Baptist Children’s Homes for many years, there may be people in your congregation who are not familiar with the ministry. There are many ways to share and spread the word about the offering from inviting a BCH speaker to come share or showing this year's video. In the "Downloads" section below you will find a variety of materials to help you spread the word. You can also order physical copies of most materials by calling 1-800476-3669, ext. 1209. Downloads include:
- Newsletter/bulletin promos
- Bulletins (including Spanish version)
- Multimedia slides
- Offering guide
SCHEDULE A CHILDREN'S HOMES SPEAKER
Invite a Baptist Children's Homes speaker to share the ministry with your congregation.** It's not too early to schedule a speaker at your church. Call 1-800476-3669, ext. 1209 or E-mail your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW 2013 VIDEO - BLESSED
Prepare to be blessed as you hear the stories from Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina's houseparents and residents who live at the ministry's statewide locations. Listen as they share their powerful testimonies and how their lives have been forever changed! Streaming versions and digital downloads of the video are available below. You can also order a DVD by calling 1-800-476-3669 ext. 1209.
2013 VIDEO - BLESSED (Full Version - 10:45 minutes)
2013 VIDEO - KIMANI (Short Story - 3:45 minutes)
2013 SHORT PROMO (1:30 minutes) - Please play this short promo prior to your worship services.
KIMANI RESCUED (2:40 minutes)
Watch this short video of Kimani's testimony filmed in 2008 and in 2010. He grew both physically and spiritually in two short years.
PRAYER GUIDE - Week of Prayer: November 17-24, 2013
Set aside this week to pray for Baptist Children's Homes and use this guide as you pray.
Sunday. Pray for North Carolina children and families.
Monday. Pray for all the hundreds of children and families BCH offers hope to each year.
Tuesday. Pray for all the dedicated houseparents, residential care givers, and chiefs who give of themselves around the clock to care for our boys and girls.
Wednesday. Pray for our social workers who guide, encourage and challenge our children and families to be all that God intends.
Thursday. Pray for those who live at BCH's nine statewide homes for developmentally disabled adults.
Friday. Pray that you will be sensitive to hurting children in your community.
Saturday. Pray for BCH president Michael C. Blackwell as he leads the institution boldly into the future.
Sunday. Pray BCH's residents will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
SHARE THROUGH FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Baptist Children's Homes has an active Facebook page that is updated with photos and information almost daily. Share posts from our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bchfamily on your churches Facebook or social media page.
Call 1-800-476-3669, ext. 1209 or E-mail: email@example.com for more information about Annual Offering.