The largest allocation in this year’s offering, $190,000, or 40 percent, is for starting new churches in the Golden State which are effective in reaching California’s more than 37 million residents.
But, California Southern Baptists also are concerned about the health of existing CSBC congregations. Because of this, 28 percent, or $133,000 is allocated for evangelism and healthy church projects.
Ministering through associational partnerships is one way local congregations benefit directly from the California Mission Offering. This year $66,500 has been earmarked for associational partnership efforts.
Healthy churches will be involved in mission action and the offering has earmarked $54,150 for disaster relief efforts and direct mission projects such as the “Feeding Those Who Feed Us” for migrant missions.
Mission support projects will receive 6.6 percent of this year’s offering to help with the season of prayer and promotion for CMO.