Those of us worshiping as a part of the Central community are invited and encouraged to support our ministry partners generously. We give to support missionaries who are specifically trained and hold expertise for their fields – essentially, those who are prepared to do the things that many of us cannot.
Special, seasonal offerings are received to support particular agencies. Throughout the year, however, through “cooperative giving” a percentage of all of our general offerings is set aside for missions and ministries. Per our Baptist tradition, individuals have the freedom to choose which mission agency/ies they would like their offering to support (i.e., VBMB, CBF, SBC, a combination).