A commitment to being the Presence of Christ in the world calls for an intentional posture toward serving “the least of these.” CBF Tennessee offers the Volunteer State Missions Offering. The VSMO is one way that churches and individuals from anywhere in Tennessee can serve and support ministry partners across the Volunteer State. Since its inception, congregations and individuals have given generously to mission and ministry projects under the VSMO umbrella to the tune of $500,000. We celebrate this significant accomplishment and the ways God meets human needs in Jesus’ name through your generosity. Learn more about goals, mission partners, and resources below.

Annual Goal and Mission Partners

Our goal for 2023-24 is $22,000

When you invest in the Volunteer State Missions Offering, you invest in the following Kingdom ministries:

  • Samaritan Ministry (Wayne Smith) | Knoxville | $7,500
  • Olive Branch Ministries (Scarlette Jasper) | Scott County, TN | $5,000
  • Welcome House (Cindy Hood) | Knoxville | $2,500
  • Neverfail Community Church (Emily Roberts) | Sparta, TN | $2,500
  • Regional Ministries | $1,500 each
    • West Tennessee: Memphis Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) | Memphis
    • Middle Tennessee: The Next Door | Nashville
    • East Tennessee: Appalachian Ministries of the Smokies (AMOS) | Jefferson City

Your church decides when to lead its annual focus on the Volunteer State Missions Offering. Whenever you promote the Offering, CBF Tennessee stands ready to assist you with promotional materials, bulletin inserts, and speakers. Of course, individuals may give at any time through the link at the top of this website or by mailing their gift to the address at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions about the Volunteer State Missions Offering or need to schedule a mission speaker, please contact TCBF Field Coordinator Rick Bennett at 865.297.3182 or by email at rbennett@cbf.net.

Promotional Resources

Linked resources are available digitally online. Please request other resources via email.

Ministry Specific Inserts

Olive Branch Bulletin Insert

Samaritan Ministry Bulletin Insert

Neverfail Church Bulletin Insert

Regional Partners Bulletin Insert

Educational Materials

Emphasis Resource Guide

Prayer Guide

Children’s Lessons | B/W

Children’s Lessons | Color

To request materials, a guest speaker or offering envelopes, please reach out at 865.297.3182.