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.
Every dollar given goes to train and resource more than 5,000 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 namb.net/annualreport.
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 are:
– March 4-11, 2018
– March 3-10, 2019
– March 1-8, 2020
Offering envelopes, posters and prayer guides are mailed annually to churches from each WMU/convention office in early January. For contact information for your office, click here. Videos, digital and printable resources are available online at AnnieArmstrong.com. A planning guide with DVD/CD ROM format is mailed annually by the North American Mission Board to churches. If you would like a copy and have not received it by January 15, please email [email protected] or call 800-634-2462.
The 2018 theme is “On Mission: Here and Now”. The Scripture verse is “We must not love with words or speech, but with truth and action” (1 John 3:18, HSB).” The national goal is $70 million.
You can give through your local SBC church or online by credit card. 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.