Q:When will I receive a copy of the 2013 Planning Guide? A: The North American Missions Emphasis planning guide is automatically sent to each Southern Baptist church office in early January. The planning guide offers information, planning tips, and a DVD-ROM. Check with your church office to confirm receipt of the planning guide mid-January. If your church has not received a copy by January 20, please E-mail us or call toll free 866-407-6262.
Q:Where can I get offering envelopes, posters and prayer guides? A: Offering envelopes, prayer guides, and posters are free and each state WMU/convention office has a supply to distribute to the churches in their state.
Promotional resources available for 2013
Q: Where should I send my offering?A: We encourage churches to send their gifts to their state convention office for recording purposes. State conventions combine gifts from other churches and forward the total to the North American Mission Board. Gifts may also be sent directly to the North American Mission Board at:North American Mission BoardPO Box 116543Atlanta, GA 30368-6543Please make sure to indicate "Annie Armstrong Easter Offering" on your check.You can also give online using a credit card.
Q: How do I obtain a copy of the North American Mission Study? A: The study is free and is focused around Week of Prayer missionaries. The theme for 2013 is "Whatever It Takes: Reaching the One." Study plans are available on the DVD-ROM and at www.AnnieArmstrong.com/study. The video segments on the DVD provided in the North American Missions Emphasis planning guide are a primary component of the study.
Q:Why is the "Easter" offering not on Easter? A: The Southern Baptist Convention calendar sets the Week of Prayer (WOP) for North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® as the first full week of March that starts on a Sunday. Thus, the dates for 2013 are scheduled for March 3-10, 2013. Many churches use this week as a kick-off to a month or two-month-long focus on North American missions.
People can give to AAEO throughout the year through their church or through direct gifts to NAMB. Offering gifts are not limited just to Easter or the Easter "season." Churches may use the material and have an offering/missions emphasis at any time.
Q:What are future dates for Week of Prayer? A: The future dates for Week of Prayer are as follows:
Q:I would like a copy of the sermon outline. How do I get this? A: Sermon outlines, including a children's sermon, are located on the DVD-ROM and on the Pastor's Page.
Q:I'm having problems with the Web site (downloading or viewing). Can you help? A: Technology-related questions about the site should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.