Where can I find promotional resources?

Free offering envelopes, posters and prayer guides are mailed annually to churches from the WMU/convention offices in January. For contact information for your state, click hereOffering envelopes are also available for purchase through Lifeway at www.Lifeway.com/envelopes.

planning guide with DVD/CD ROM is mailed annually by the North American Mission Board to each church. If you would like a copy and have not received it by January 15, please email aaeo@namb.net or call 800-634-2462.

Videos, digital and printable resources are available online at AnnieArmstrong.com.

What is the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering?

The offering was started in 1895 by Woman’s Missionary Union® (WMU) to benefit the work of the Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board). In 1934, it was named in honor of Annie Armstrong, a bold missions advocate and WMU’s first national executive leader. Today, more than $1 billion has been donated by Southern Baptist churches and individuals.

How are the gifts used?

Every dollar given goes to train and resource thousands of missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries who share the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ across the United States, Canada and their territories. For more information visit Your Gifts at Work.

What and when is the week of prayer?

The annual Week of Prayer for North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® is officially the first Sunday in March through the second Sunday. Your church may choose to observe the Week of Prayer during that time or at a date that is best for your congregation.

Future Dates:

  • March 1-8, 2020
  • March 7-14, 2021
  • March 6-13, 2022
  • March5-12, 2023

What is this year's theme, scripture verse and national goals?

The 2020 theme is “It’s All About the Gospel”. The scripture verse is “For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures.”(1 Corinthians 15:3-4 CSB). The national goal is $70 million.

Where should I send my offering?

You can give through your local SBC church or online by credit card. You can text Annie to 888111. Checks can also be mailed to North American Mission Board, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368 (note in the memo line: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering). Gifts are accepted all year.

How can I request a speaker?

We recommend making your request as early as possible, even up to a year in advance to secure a speaker. Complete and submit the online form at speaker request. A member of the NAMB team will review your information and contact you to provide a list of potential speakers in your geographic area.

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Fast Facts

    • Primary ministry initiatives of NAMB: Send Network (church planting) and Send Relief (compassion ministries)
    • Amount of NAMB budget provided by Cooperative Program: 38%
    • Amount of NAMB budget provided by Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: 49%
    • Year offering started: In 1895 by WMU®
    • Amount given in 1895: $5,000 +
    • Year offering named after Annie Armstrong: 1934
    • Total offering gifts to date: Over $1 billion