Why give

Because God deserves the worship of all people!

And we — who are redeemed and made new in Christ — are compelled to proclaim the gospel, the only hope for the billions who have never heard of Jesus.

Simply put, your giving enables missionaries to be sent to multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.

Use the charts and statistics on this page to inspire your church.

Download this graphic to show your church the impact of their gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Because you gave

Share these exciting numbers

with your church as your remind them that 100 percent of the offering supports missionaries.
Last year they reported:

  • 1.75 million people heard a gospel witness
  • 275,000 became new believers
  • 14,000 new churches and 4,000 new groups were formed
  • 21,000 leaders were trained to start new churches
  • 444,263 nationals met in on-going Bible studies

These numbers and more are reported in the 2014 Annual Statistical Report at public.org/globalresearch



Download this graphic to show how your church’s giving sends missionaries.

Gifts to the Lottie Moon offering provide 58 percent of IMB’s total budget, while the Cooperative Program provides 31 percent.

Learn more and find out how much your state sends to the Cooperative Program at imb.org/give.


What does it cost to support a missionary?

The average salary for a single missionary is:

  • $51,400 a year (average as of February 2015)
  • $4,283 a month
  • $988 a week
  • $141 a day
Support includes housing, salary, children’s education, medical expenses, retirement and more.

How many missionaries or how much missionary time will your church goal support?



The 2015 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal is $175 million. One hundred percent of your gifts support missionaries and their ministries.



from all your missionaries for extending the love of Jesus to the world through your offering.



What's New


Show how giving empowers missionaries with these examples.

Virtual Connect

Involve a missionary to help promote your offering.


Use this inspirational missions video and other during your worship time, in the lobby, in small groups, etc.

Week of Prayer

Prayer resources to encourage your church to pray for missionaries you send and support.