By Vickie Anderson
Exec. Dir., TN Woman’s Missionary Union
One hundred twenty years ago, W.C. and Mildred Golden challenged Tennessee Baptists to pray for our Tennessee mission field and give to the first state missions offering. That first offering in 1902 was $800. The offering was named after the Goldens in 1943. Today, churches are still encouraged to learn about, pray for, give to and serve in missions and ministries in Tennessee.
I think the 2021-22 Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions will be the year that Tennessee Baptists break the $2 million mark for the first time and reach the offering goal of $2.1 million. What a great way to celebrate the 120th year of our state missions offering! While many things may look different from what they did in 1902, much is still the same, including that Tennessee is still a mission field. [Read more…]