Margaret Lackey Offering

Mississippi Baptists: Margaret Lackey State Missions Offering


The Margaret Lackey Offering for State Missions is the primary funding stream for key mission efforts in many different areas: Garaywa Camp and Conference Center in Clinton, Central Hills Retreat near West, Missions Volunteers, Church Multiplication, Community Ministry, Disaster Relief, Criminal Justice Ministries, Collegiate Outreach, Christian Women’s/Men’s Job Corps, Cross-Cultural Evangelism, Language/Deaf Ministry, and Port Ministry.

The Margaret Lackey Offering for State Missions is like the Cooperative Program’s little sister, and adds value to what Mississippi Baptists are doing together in missions, church leadership training, and compassionate evangelism. The offering helps position us to fulfill the Great Commission appeal of Acts 1:8.

2018 Resources

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Print Resources

Offering Guide
Offering Envelopes
Small Group Study Guides
Weekly Children’s Activities

Extra Children’s Activities

Margaret Lackey Offering – Mississippi Baptist State Missions

Leading Your Congregation to Participate in State Missions

  • Lead your church to pray for and give generously to the Margaret Lackey Offering for State Missions.
  • Empower a state missions coordinator to plan your congregation’s emphasis.
  • Look over the 2018 resources and download or order materials as needed.
  • Choose a calendar date between August and October for your offering emphasis.
  • Set an offering goal and challenge your members to respond generously.
  • Display posters in prominent places throughout your church.
  • Distribute Offering Guides and offering envelopes to every member.
  • Show the Margaret Lackey Offering for State Missions videos during church worship services and other ministry times, such as midweek prayer meetings.
  • Prepare copies of the children’s activity sheets for use in children’s classes.
  • Promote the offering in your church newsletter and during pre-service emphases.
  • Celebrate the grace of God and the power of Christ to include us to “Tell This People.”

2018 Mississippi State Missions Emphasis

“He said, ‘Go and tell this people…’” Isaiah 6:9a

Offering Goal: $2.1 Million