2020 Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering

Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions

The Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering and Week of Prayer each September is intended to highlight and encourage Gospel work that Arkansas Baptists are faithfully supporting in our state and beyond. Arkansas Baptist churches are the partners, prayer warriors, and volunteers behind new church works, community missions like the Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip, collegiate ministries, and Disaster Relief.

Disaster Relief

College Ministries

Community Missions

Church Planting

Week of Prayer

September 6th - 13th

Sunday

Obedience

As you begin this week of prayer for the Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering, read Ephesians 3:20-21 aloud. Pray for your heart to be powerfully stirred to step out in obedience, trusting in the God who can do immeasurably more. Pray the same over your fellow Arkansas Baptists.

Monday

Disaster Relief

Praise God for the ways He has worked through Disaster Relief in the past year. Pray for open doors in Jonesboro as local churches follow up on the barriers that were broken down because of the work of Disaster Relief crews.

Tuesday

Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Pray for BCM ministries across Arkansas. Pray that the collegiate ministers would have wisdom and that the faithful students would have boldness to witness to their friends across campus. Pray for the hearts of lost students to be open to receive the gospel.

Wednesday

Wei Lun Tay

Pray for Wei Lun Tay, a Malaysian student who came to know the gospel through the BCM and the witness of his friend Caleb. Pray as Wei Lun and Caleb witness to Wei Lun’s family and friends in Malaysia, that many will come to Christ.

Thursday

Oasis Church

Praise God for opening the doors for Oasis Church to have a place to minister in Hillcrest. Pray that God will continue to open doors and soften hearts as Oasis Church seeks to minister to its diverse and multicultural community.

Friday

Prison Inmates

Pray for the prison inmates working to earn a Christian Ministries degree. Pray for their understanding to grow as they study, and for God to open many opportunities for them to spread the gospel among their fellow inmates.

Saturday

Working Together

Pray for Arkansas Baptists to recognize the importance of working together for the sake of the gospel. Pray that we will be unified in praying, giving, and going, trusting that God will take our efforts and accomplish immeasurably more through them.

Sunday

Immeasurably More

Close out the Week of Prayer by asking the Lord to guide you clearly to know how He wants you to step out in faith, trusting God to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine as you surrender yourself to Him.

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When it comes to sharing the Gospel both at home and abroad, Arkansas Baptist churches get it. The Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering and Week of Prayer each September is intended to highlight and encourage Gospel-work that Arkansas Baptists are faithfully supporting in our state and beyond.

Dixie Jackson, the missionary for whom the offering is named, devoted her life to fulfilling God’s mission and involving others in that mission all year long. And now, 100 years later, we have the same opportunity to passionately pray, give, and serve. It's a heart beating for missions. It's us. It's you. It's me. I am Dixie Jackson. 

This is why we will continue to challenge Arkansas Baptists to increase their giving and their involvement. Let’s partner together to impact our communities, our state, the nation, and the world with the Good News of Jesus.

Disaster Relief

Last year, Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief helped in a number of crisis situations. When a storm hit Camp Siloam, it looked like upcoming camps would have to be called off, but DR stepped in and acted fast. And when a tornado ripped through Jonesboro last March, Disaster Relief was on the scene making a difference in the aftermath of the storm.

College Ministries

We often don’t realize how far a single act of obedience can reach until we hear stories like Wei Lun Tay’s. He grew up in Malaysia where Buddhism is not only an integral part of his culture and tradition, it was the core of his identity. When he was presented with the opportunity to travel to a place called Conway, Arkansas, to study as an international student, he had no idea this experience would result in a completely new identity.

Community Missions

God’s ability to do immeasurably more extends to places that most of us will never go, including prisons in Arkansas. In August 2019, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis partnered with Arkansas Baptists and the Arkansas Department of Corrections to provide an accredited four-year degree in Christian Ministries to long-term inmates.

Church Planting

When God sets the stage for His Gospel to spread through a new church plant, He rarely calls just one person. Instead, He plants His vision in multiple hearts, drawing their different passions and talents to a unified focus. Such has been the case with Oasis Church in Hillcrest.

Resources

Planning Guide — Dixie Jackson

Planning Guide — Dixie Jackson

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