We begin the New Year still very excited that we were able to meet the “Opening Budget” with the blessing of the Lord through the generosity of His people! It is the beauty of associational Baptists! One church may not be able to do it all alone, but TOGETHER WE CAN! I guess with the “Opening Budget” at this point we can say “Together We Did”!

In 2014 we are asking you all to pray about and consider giving to our “OUTREACH BUDGET”. Whereas the “Opening Budget” provided for tangible things such as sound equipment and lighting, the “Outreach Budget” is as it title implies. This budget is meant to reach people!

How will this be used specifically? Simple stated, this new budget will fund our initial efforts to go public with Central. It will fund such things as advertising in local newspapers, our web site, brochures, door hangers & handouts, advertising on local digital signs, 2×3 vinyl signs for subdivisions, as well as mail outs to our target area. These are the tools we will use to debut Central to Desoto County. We need your help!

What will all this cost? At the time our best estimate is a familiar number to your ears. $18,000 is the need!

When do we need it by? The ideal time to have these funds in hand will be by July 31st. That gives us around six months to raise the needed amount. If we don’t reach the specific amount by then, I am confident we will have enough to begin the agenda.

Where should it be sent? Once again this fund will be housed by our sponsoring church, Charity Baptist in Ward, AR. Offerings can be sent to them: Charity Baptist Church P.O. Box 286 Ward, AR. 72176. If your church would rather send it through the National Missions office, that is certainly acceptable. The BMA Missions office address is 9219 Sibley Hole Rd, Little Rock, AR 72209. When you send it to either of these, please put on the memo line of the check: “Outreach Budget” for Central Church Plant Desoto County MS.

We ask you to consider targeting a certain Sunday, taking up a one-time offering to help meet this specific goal.

We want to thank you ahead of time for helping us with this matter. I say “helping us” because as with the “Opening Budget”, Central members will be giving towards this goal as well.

Most importantly – pray for us! We need the blessing of the Lord in all matters at Central!


Colossians 1: 28, 29