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Fast Facts

Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering
Fast Facts

Your Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering is busy year-round making a difference in the lives of people and churches across the state. Check out these Fast Facts from 2020-2021.

Disaster Relief

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, disaster relief volunteers bring help, hope, and healing to people devastated by disasters.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, churches mobilized members to engage lostness by serving in disaster relief. Last year alone over 60 people accepted Christ as Savior during hurricane season.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, we trained over 300 new disaster relief volunteers.

Georgia Barnette gifts helped create all of the Here for You commercials. You can see and share them via Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms at HereForYou.org.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, disaster relief volunteers can provide trailers for people to take a shower.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, disaster relief volunteers can provide laundry service for those affected by storms.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, disaster relief volunteers are able to cut thousands of downed trees around homes.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, disaster relief volunteers gave out over 1,000,000 bottles of water in Jesus’ name.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, disaster relief volunteer Chaplains can distribute Bibles and devotional materials to disaster survivors.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, RA leaders who sense a call to teach missions education to children can employ their spiritual gifts and talents.

Baptist Men and RAs

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, many young boys come to know Christ as Savior through RA’s.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, many young boys grow up to serve as missionaries.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, many young boys have a chance to have a positive male role model in their life.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, the next generation of church leaders are aware of the significance of being a good steward and supporting the work of Baptist entities.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, boys gain an appreciation for the outdoors and experience camping and other events.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, RA’s develop a Biblical worldview.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, RA’s not only learn about missions but become active participants in missions.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, RA’s learn valuable skills that will make them successful in whatever vocation the Lord leads them.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, RA’s lives are changed by the Word of God as they are challenged in memorizing Bible verses.

Because LA Baptists give to GBO, RA’s lives are changed by the Word of God as they are challenged in memorizing Bible verses.

Church Planting

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering has made it possible to train and equip over 600 church planting team members since 2015.

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering provides the financial spark that allows a church to say “yes” to multiplication.

Churches planted since 2010, with help from the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, have now led over 15,000 people to Christ.

The Mission Builder program, funded through the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, has fueled sustainability with our new churches by helping make first unit buildings affordable.

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering has helped double the number of Hispanic congregations in Louisiana and to increase the total number of non-Anglo congregations from 5% to now 15% of total congregations in the LBC.

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering has helped reach every people group. Since 2010, new Vietnamese, Burmese, Chinese, Korean, Eritrean, Arabic, Hispanic, and Portuguese churches have been started in Louisiana.

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering fuels ministry to real people through compassion ministry development that has included food pantry, addiction recovery resources, English as a Second Language, Adult Reading and Writing, Job Training, and more.

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering has fueled the planting of 74 new churches in the New Orleans area with over $3 million invested by Louisiana Baptist in New Orleans since 2010.

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering has helped reach every corner of our state as churches have been planted in 104 of Louisiana’s 304 cities and towns.

Churches planted since 2010, with help from the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, have baptized 3,798 believers.

With the help of the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, Louisiana Baptists have partnered with churches and associations to start 12 new Asian congregations since 2010.

With the help of the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, Louisiana Baptists have partnered with churches and associations to start 39 new Hispanic congregations since 2010.

With the help of the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, Louisiana Baptists have partnered with churches and associations to start 87 new African American congregations since 2010.

With the help of the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, 159 non-Anglo congregations have been started since 2010.

277 new churches were started since 2010, because of the love Louisiana Baptists have demonstrated toward their state by participating in the Georgia Barnette.

55% of new congregations planted since 2010, have been non-Anglo.

By 2030, Louisiana Baptist hope to add 475 new churches bringing us to 2,000 congregations through church planting, replanting, and new affiliate congregations.

Sixty-eight churches have been replanted in the last 10 years.

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering is helping us finish the task in Louisiana, as we are now planting new churches in 50 cities and towns with no Southern Baptist church.

Children’s/Youth Missions Education

Because Louisiana Baptists give to the Georgia Barnette State Mission’s Offering…

We meet a common goal to reach our state for Christ.

Children attend M-JAM where they learn about missions.

Children’s Missions Camp provides a great place for children to meet International Mission Board missionaries, have Bible study together, and enjoy God’s great outdoors.

Children at Missions camp give back to missions through their offering to the Georgia Barnette Mission offering.

Twenty-four college students staff our Children’s Mission Camp.

Consultations with church leaders of mission education organizations encourage leaders to guide children and youth to pray for, give to, and support missions around our state and world.

Women’s Missions & Ministry

Georgia Barnette State Mission Offering makes it possible to equip and train missions and ministry leaders in the local church.

Regional Women Who Lead events seek to encourage and equip women who serve their Louisiana Baptist church for leadership missions, mission education, Bible study and discipleship.

COVID-19 stopped many things in 2020, but financial assistance from the Georgia Barnette State Mission Offering made continued ministry to offenders at LA Correctional Institute for Women possible through the Gift Box Distribution.

In the 2020-2021 school year, forty-two students at Louisiana College received financial assistance through WMU Scholarship. These scholarships are funded through the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering.

Seven students will receive the scholarship assistance as they attend one of our six Southern Baptist seminaries in 2021-2022. One of those scholarships is the African American Church Planter Scholarship. Six women will receive the WMU Seminary Women’s Scholarships.

Annual Ministers’ Wives’ Retreat is a highlight weekend for Louisiana Baptist’s ministers’ wives. The cost of this event is greatly reduced because of the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering.

Cindy Blanchard, Louisiana Baptists’ Sanctity of Human Life/Pregnancy Resource Center Consultant, is a great resource to churches, associations and pregnancy resource centers for encouragement and guidance. It is beginning and expanding ministry to women and families who have questions and doubts about unplanned pregnancies.

Each year an allocation from the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering gives assistance to prison ministry in partnership with the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extension center at Louisiana State Prison at Angola.

The Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering was named to honor Miss Georgia Barnette who served as the first full-time, employed director of Louisiana Baptists’ WMU. She served from 1915-1929.

Gifts to the 2021 Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering will make possible church planting, compassion ministry, missions’ education, disaster relief, scholarships, and mission camps in the year 2022.

Thanks to assistance through the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, Women’s Missions and Ministry hosts an annual women’s event, Embrace. It is a weekend of spiritual growth, personal discipleship, missions, and fellowship. The state WMU annual meeting is part of this event.

Here for You

Here for You has been impacting lives statewide since 2019.

Here for You is a multi-platform, evangelistic media strategy designed to give every person in Louisiana the opportunity to say “yes” to Jesus.

The goal of Here for You is to seed God’s truth inside every heart and every home, almost every day.

Here for You is missions in one of its purest forms – taking God’s word to people and places we don’t typically reach.

Here for You is an attempt to fulfill Jesus’ directive in Luke 14:23, “Go into the highways and the hedges and compel them to come in.”

Here for You is an attempt to fulfill Jesus’ directive in Luke 14:23, “Go into the highways and the hedges and compel them to come in.”

In 2020, God used Here for You to impact an average of 224,000 people each month via social media and streaming services.

Over 1,270 people indicated a decision for Christ in 2020 through our partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Americans spend roughly 42% of their waking hours in front of a screen. You are meeting them there with God’s truth via Here for You.

Through our partnership with the Billy Graham Association, 464 people have indicated a decision for Christ through the first five months of 2021.

In the first four months of 2021, God used Here for You to reach an average of 162,897 people every month on social media and streaming services.

During the first quarter of 2021, God used Here for You to seed His truth in 91% of TV households across the state an average of 8 times every week.*

*This is an across the market average during the weeks in which the commercials aired.

Discover how your church can connect with Here for You by visiting LouisianaBaptists.org/hereforyou and entering the password: luke1423.

Discover how your church can connect with Here for You by visiting LouisianaBaptists.org/hereforyou and entering the password: luke1423.

Free resources to help your church connect with Here for You are available at LouisianaBaptists.org/hereforyou. Enter the password: luke1423.