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Maguire State Mission Offering for Florida


2014 Goal: $1,159,000


Florida Baptists look to the month of September as a time of awareness, reflection and prayer for the great opportunities God has presented them in the state.

The Week of Prayer for State Missions, most often observed during the first week of September, concludes with Florida Baptists giving to support these missionary needs through the Maguire State Mission Offering.

The offering is named for Clyde and John Maguire, whose visionary leadership guided the Florida Baptist Convention through one of its greatest period of growth and Great Commission outreach. He served as the sixth executive secretary-treasurer from 1945-67.

Understanding that the growing missionary needs in Florida cannot be met by Cooperative Program gifts alone, the offering complements Florida Baptists’ commitment to the Great Commission and their mission field.

The offering has a missionary purpose—helping new congregations through no-interest church site loans, supporting partnership pastors and spreading the gospel through evangelistic ministries.

The theme for 2014, Embracing Florida, is taken from the passage found in Luke 10: 1-2 - “After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every city and place where he was about to go. He told them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'" (NIV)

Through the Maguire State Mission Offering, Florida Baptists—God’s Compassionate People—have an opportunity to be a blessing to those who are followers of the Lord as they seek to win souls and proclaim the gospel message.

The Offering provides funding for 24 compassionate ministries designed to fulfill God’s purpose in Florida and the Great Commission among its mission partners. Without funding from the offering, many of these ministries could not be accomplished.  

Through their gifts to the Maguire State Mission Offering Florida Baptists are God’s Compassionate People displaying a heart of generosity to all people.

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