Thank you for participating in the Ray Roberts State Missions Offering.
Ohio Baptists have an incredible opportunity to support mission work right here in Ohio through the Ray Roberts Offering. This year we invite you and your church to partner with the SCBO in supporting the ministries of 'Church Planting/Revitalization' and 'Disaster Relief'. So join us to pray during the week of September 17-24, 2023, and give generously to strengthen the foundation of these crucial ministries in Ohio.
The Ray Roberts State Missions Offering is a fund supported by Ohio Southern Baptists and managed by the SCBO to further God's Kingdom in the state of Ohio. It is named after one of the earliest pioneers of Southern Baptist Cooperation in Ohio who also served as the first Executive Director of the SCBO.
Dr. Ray Roberts
Dr. Ray Roberts, a native of North Carolina, first visited Ohio in 1951. In July of 1952, Dr. Roberts began serving as a missionary in Ohio for the Home Mission Board, Kentucky Baptist Convention, and White Water Baptist Association. On January 8, 1954, the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio was organized under Dr. Roberts’ supervision - with thirty-nine churches representing ten thousand members. Roberts served the SCBO as Executive Secretary for twenty-five years, during which time the convention grew to include fourteen associations and 449 churches. Upon his retirement, the SCBO State Missions Offering was renamed the Ray Roberts State Missions Offering in his honor.
Churches and individuals can contribute financially to state missions any time, but one week of September is set aside each year to emphasize the importance of mission work in Ohio. Many churches around the state will take this opportunity to join together in prayer, to share stories and testimonies of God's continued work in Ohio, and to collect financial gifts in support of the Ray Roberts Offering.
Ohio Churches have several options to make financial contributions. Click the button below for details.
Many individuals give through a local church by simply designating a special gift to the Ray Roberts Offering. If you prefer, the link above can be used for online giving.
Fresh, new resources have been added for the 2023 offering. Please check out the links below.
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