The total need is $176,514.00 per year, which amounts to $20.15/hour for all the hours in a 365-day year. Our desire is to partner with churches, alumni, students, parents, grandparents, and other friends of BCM. We hope you will JOIN US in the 2015 Vision by contributing to the BCMM in increments of the number 2-0-1-5. The following gives you an example of how you can be involved.
The BCMM needs more local church support. Since the BCM is funded in part by the Cooperative Program, every church that gives to the Cooperative Program supports the BCMM. However, some churches take their investment one giant step further and include the BCMM in their ministry or missions budget. But, as of August 2010, only 11 of the 158 churches in the Mid-South Baptist Association (MSBA) include the BCMM in their budget in addition to their Cooperative Program giving. We hope this number will increase over the next five years when people catch the 2015 Vision. These donations will allow the BCMM to provide staff for current and future campuses. Future expansion is heavily dependent on church support.
The BCM has impacted literally thousands of students throughout the years. Some of these former students met their spouse at the BSU/BCM, some became Christians there, some went on their first mission trip with the BSU/BCM and many made lasting friendships that have stayed strong through the years.
The 2015 Vision is designed in such a way that these alumni can give back so that future students will have the same opportunities they had. Someone invested in them, and now they have the opportunity to invest in others.
Alumni donations will be given to the BCMM Alma Mater of their choice. These donations will go directly to programming dollars for ministry on that respective campus. The BCMM is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations will be appropriately acknowledged for tax purposes.
Students involved in Baptist Collegiate Ministries are encouraged to find where they fit on the 2015 Vision Chart. We understand that money is scarce for most college students but God still desires stewardship. We want our students to be good stewards of their money and give to their church and other ministries.
The BCM invests so much into the lives of our students through discipleship, providing meals, leadership training, ministry opportunities, relationship building, and a safe place for students call their home away from home.
While these students are here we hope parents recognize the importance of this ministry. As a result, we would like to see parents find themselves on the 2015 Vision Chart and financially support the ministry in which their child is involved.