The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2017

Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. The National Goal this year is $160 Million. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.

Why should we give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering?

Southern Baptists send missionaries from their churches, through IMB, to go into the world making disciples in the name of Jesus. In that partnership, Southern Baptists provide the funding to send and support these missionaries and their ministries. The more resources they provide, the more missionaries can be sent.

“As the body of Christ, we’re like an orchestra … each member is so vital, is so important for making beautiful music. So just like your giving is so important in us coming to Sweden, we can work together … through sharing his love with others,” church planter/musician Anissa Haney says.

Your giving has a place in God’s story!


































What happens because you give?

What are the global needs?


Cooperative Program
Southern Baptist churches partner with their associations, state conventions and the SBC to do more through the Cooperative Program than they could ever do alone. It provides 30 percent of IMB’s total income.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering provides the largest portion of IMB’s income — 59 percent — and gives Southern Baptists a chance to support their missionaries through 100 percent of their gifts.

Other income
Hunger and relief funds, field-generated funds, investment returns and other income constitute the remaining 11 percent of IMB’s income.


Week of Prayer

December 3-10, 2017

This year’s eight Week of Prayer stories illustrate how we are united as we join God in His work. When you pray and give, you support those who extend your outreach from your church to those without Christ. You become part of God’s story around the world!

In these Week of Prayer stories, you will learn how your support enables your missionaries to:

  • help churches like yours partner on the field
  • share Jesus through human needs ministries
  • disciple church planters to take the Gospel to their own people
  • reach people creatively through songwriting and broadcasts
  • take the Scripture to a remote people in their heart language
  • minister even in war grounds
The best story, of course, is written by the Author of all history. In His perfect plan to redeem all peoples, He continues to call His people to advance His Gospel among all nations, together, in one sacred effort.

What will be your part?

If you do not receive your Week of Prayer posters, brochures or offering envelopes please contact your state WMU office.